FA Women’s Cup quarter-finalists Charlton dream of WSL

By Tom GarryBBC Sport
Charlton Athletic Women
Charlton were runners-up in the FA Women's Cup as recently as 2007

Charlton Athletic Women's manager Jeremy Parsons says the FA Cup quarter-finalists' ultimate aim is to reach the Women's Super League.

The Addicks are the lowest-ranked and only side from outside the WSL left in the competition.

Charlton sit fifth in Women's Premier League Southern Division and are nine points behind leaders Cardiff, but have two games in hand on the Welsh side.

"The dream is to try to get the club as high as possible," said Parsons.

"We are building to get in the WSL, but obviously have to win our league and then win a play-off against the winners of the north division too.

WPL Southern standings

"Everyone wants to get there and is going in the right direction.

"It is such a competitive league. Brighton, Portsmouth and also Cardiff are there as well. It's not out of our reach. It's just about having the belief to try to do it."

But, before the end of the league season, Parsons' side are also looking forward to an FA Women's Cup quarter-final tie away to WSL 2 side Everton.

"We were quite happy with the draw to be honest," added Parsons. "It is a good challenge for our girls to see exactly where we are and what we need to work on.

"We'll just try to go there and execute our game plan, which we've been doing all season."

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