Charlton felt the full force of an Arsenal Ladies backlash as Vic Akers side smashed seven past the south London outfit.
Arsenal's last outing was the 3-2 defeat by Olympique Lyonnais, and they set about dispelling all memories of that night as early as the 20th minute. Jayne Ludlow poked home from close range after good work by Lianne Sanderson, before Sanderson herself and Katie Chapman made it 3-0 before the break.
Earlier this month Charlton had frustrated the Ladies until half-time with some dogged defending, but this time they were not able to contain the fluid passing and movement of the Gunners.
The hosts forced Emma Byrne into a smart stop midway through the second half, but as the game became stretched Chapman scored twice, either side of Yvonne Tracy's first goal of the season, to complete her hat-trick and a fine performance.
- Byrne 75
- Spencer 75