Durham Women saw their 2021/22 season end in defeat as Charlton Athletic came from behind to snatch victory at The Valley.
Lauren Briggs had handed the visitors the lead with a fine strike from distance, but goals from Emma Follis and Katie Robinson turned the clash on its head.
The Wildcats began brightly and had the first real chance of the game through Dee Bradley – as she saw a header clawed away by Eartha Cumings before Sarah Robson put the rebound narrowly wide.
But the hosts grew into the game and twice came close through Ella Rutherford, who drilled wide before then firing straight at Naoisha McAloon after a quick break.
Elise Hughes then saw a goal chalked-out for offside as Charlton began to dominate the ball, even if failing to seriously trouble the Durham defence.
Emily Roberts had the Wildcats best chance in the remainder of the half as she was thwarted by Cumings after an effort from range.
Charlton’s pace asked some real questions of the visitors as the half wore on and that continued into the second period.
Rutherford came close after another break, but fired straight at McAloon, before Follis side-footed wide.
And Durham would take advantage when they took the lead – substitute Briggs sending a stunning effort range into the top corner.
The midfielder almost turned provider moments later as her looped cross was met by fellow substitute Ejupi, but her prodded effort was kept out by Cumings.
Charlton would then go on to level the scores as Follis fired home after a cut-back from the byline.
That buoyed the Addicks, and McAloon then had to make a fine fingertip save to keep Elise Hughes’ header out.
And they made their pressure count when Robinson scored a fine solo goal with just over ten minutes remaining.
Durham had chances to level, with Ejupi denied again by Cumings before Briggs saw a superb effort cannon back off the post with the home stopper well-beaten.
The Wildcats continued to give it their all through four minutes of stoppage time, but couldn’t find that elusive equaliser.


Charlton W vs Durham W

Lauren Briggs v Charlton 56 mins 1-0
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Date Time League Season Full Time
May 1, 2022 2:00 pm Women's Championship 2021_2022 0'


The Oakwood
Old Road, Crayford, London Borough of Bexley, London, Greater London, England, DA1 4DR, United Kingdom


Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Charlton W022Win
Durham W011Loss

Durham W

1Naoisha McAloon Goalkeeper
3Lauren Briggs 15 Midfielder 56'
4Mollie Lambert Midfielder
5Sarah Wilson Defender
6Sarah Robson Midfielder
7Beth Hepple Midfielder
10Rio Hardy 11 Forward
11Bridget Galloway 10 Forward
13Megan Borthwick Goalkeeper
14Becky Salicki Defender
16Ellie Christon Defender
17Emily Roberts 37 Forward
21Hannah Greenwood 24 Defender
24Abby Holmes 21 Defender
37Liz Ejupi 17 Forward
15Dee Bradley 3 Defender