Brace by Sulola helps Addicks to 3-0 win over Watford
By football reporter
Elisha Sulola’s double inspired Charlton Athletic to a 3-0 win over struggling Watford at the Oakwood.
Her quickfire brace came in just seven minutes during the first half, scoring at the 33 and 40 minute marks to keep the pressure on league leaders Liverpool.
Lois Roche opened the scoring after just eight minutes against a struggling Golden Girls side who still have just one win this season.
The win ensured second-placed Charlton kept pace with the dominant Reds, who secured a 3-0 victory of their own on Sunday and lead the FA Women’s Championship by nine points.
In-form Charlton came flying out of the blocks when Katie Robinson got hold of the ball, finding Roche who still had plenty to do 20 yards out, but curled it beautifully around a helpless Georgia Ferguson.
Sulola then capitalised on an error from Ferguson, who, when attempting to clear the ball was charged down by the 20-year-old and the rebound nestled in the back of the net to double the Addicks’ lead.
Robinson then pounced again, swinging in a perfect cross from the right-hand side and picking out the unmarked Sulola at the back post, who struck it left-footed into the back of the net.
Chances were tougher to come by in the second half, but Watford almost grabbed a consolation score through Adekite Fatuga-Dada, whose effort hit the crossbar, but in the end, Charlton proved to be too strong on the day.
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Charlton (4-3-3): Eartha Cummings; Becky Jane, Anna Filbey, Hannah Godfrey, Jorja Fox; Lois Roche, Kiera Skeels, Katie Robinson; Elisha Sulola, Lois Heuchan, Elise Hughes
Substitutes: Becky Jane for Roe 46’, Sophie Quirk for Heuchan 71’, Lauren Bruton for Hughes 76’
Unused substitutes: Hollie Olding, Natalia Negri, Jessica King