Charlton do it again as they claim third cup in three weeks

Charlton Athletic after winning the Capital Cup, May 6 2015 (Photo: Charlton Athletic WFC)

Charlton clinched their third cup in three weeks in a magnificent 26-match unbeaten run (Photo: Charlton Athletic WFC)

Charlton Athletic clinched a trophy treble last night, winning their second cup final in four days.

Their 5-0 Capital Cup victory over West Ham United followed Sunday’s gruelling and nailbiting win in the FAW Premier League Cup final, when they beat Sheffield 4-2 on penalties after 120 goalless minutes of football.

And having won the Ryman Cup last month, Charlton’s caretaker manager, Jeremy Parsons, has now won three cups in as many weeks. Continue reading

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Charlton in the hunt for league grand slam of trophies

Action from Brighton v Charlton Athletic, March 1 2015 (Photo: Geoff Penn/BHA)

Charlton’s first team could still win the Premier League, while their reserves and development sides are in the running for their respective titles (Photo: Geoff Penn/BHAFC)

Charlton Athletic are in the running for an extraordinary haul of trophies, with all three of their sides in with a chance of league titles or promotion – and with the first team still in four cup competitions. Continue reading

Red tape and fixture clashes at the root of West Ham’s downfall

Screenshot of Sent Her Forward story on West Ham's ejection from the Essex County CupWest Ham United’s ejection from the Essex Women’s Cup appears to be the price they have paid for entering their first team in two different county-cup competitions.

The FAW Premier League club find themselves the victims of fixture clashes caused by a build-up of games in four different competitions – and the apparent inflexibility of football administrators.

The Essex FA, which has thrown its county cup holders out for failing to honour their quarter-final tie against Billericay Town this Sunday, has now clarified the reasons behind its decision. Continue reading