MANAGER Stuart Weston was delighted with the Charlton women’s team’s reaction to going a goal down as they came from behind to beat West Ham 2-1.

Second half crackers from Kim Dixson and Emma Harrison cancelled out a Cherrelle Albert opener to give the Addicks three points in their first game of the FA Women’s Premier League season.

Weston said: “When West Ham came out and scored, it was about the way the girls reacted.

“Their heads didn’t go down, it almost gave them the bit between their teeth and they went at them again.

“And it didn’t take us too long to equalise with a great free-kick from Kim before another great finish from Emma.”

The hosts could have made life a lot easier for themselves but missed a plethora of chances in the opening period.

However, Weston was pleased the amount of opportunities created and hopes more goals will come as Charlton go into Sunday’s game away to Lewes Ladies.

“In the first half we were the stronger side and should have gone in three or four-nil up,” the Addicks boss added.

“We made the chances but unfortunately just couldn’t convert them.

“In the first half we restricted them to long range attempts, so I went in at half-time happy with what we were doing.

“It was just the finishing that wasn’t there.

“On other days they go in and you go into half-time 4-0 up - you have to take the positives from that.

“Some of the best teams come away with three points having not played their best football and I think that shows a good team.

“Sometimes you just have to grind a result out and in the end that’s what we did.”

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