Mel Filis

Women's Loan Watch: Filis scores on first start for Charlton Athletic

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Mel Filis notched her first goal for Charlton Athletic in a 3-2 victory for the Addicks against Blackburn Rovers in the Barclays Women’s Championship on Sunday. 

The midfielder made her first appearance in Red last weekend, coming off the bench in a 4-1 win over Ipswich Town in the Adobe Women’s FA Cup. 

This time around, Filis was in from the start, and put Charlton 2-0 up on 47 minutes, after Bethan Roe had put them one up earlier in the first half. 

Blackburn hit back, but former Hammer Kate Longhurst added a third to seal the game, despite the away side netting a late consolation. 

Soraya Walsh played 83 minutes for Billericay Town as they progressed into the semi-finals of the Essex Women’s Cup, beating Hashtag United Reserves 1-0. 

The 17-year-old winger has impressed on dual-registration terms since joining the Essex-based outfit and helped them to a narrow win this time around. Ché Thomas found the back of the net just before the hour mark to secure their passing into the final four. 

Soraya Walsh

Macey Nicholls was an unused substitute as Hashtag United first team beat Bowers & Pitsea 4-1 at Parkside in the same competition. 

Sixteen-year-old Academy graduate Nicholls has now played 17 times for Hashtag United this season, scoring on five occasions as she continues to impress. 

She will hope to feature in the Tags’ next fixture, which will see them face London Bees in the FA Women’s National League Cup on Sunday 28 January. 

Halle Houssein and Reading’s Championship fixture against Birmingham City was postponed, whilst Katelin Talbert is enjoying her winter break, with her side Djurgårdens IF not in competitive action in Sweden again until late March.