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Women's Super League: Everton Ladies 1-2 West Ham United Women

West Ham's Jane Ross
Jane Ross joined West Ham after leaving Manchester City at the end of last season

West Ham came from behind to secure victory over winless Everton in their Women's Super League game at Southport.

Claudia Walker converted Siri Worm's cross to give Everton an early lead.

But Jane Ross nodded the equaliser after her own header came back off the crossbar, and Alisha Lehmann fired the Hammers in front just before the break.

Kirstie Levell saved a Ross penalty after Brianna Visalli was fouled, but West Ham hit the woodwork twice as they held on for a second win of the season.

Visalli struck the bar with a curling long-range effort, then Esme De Graaf sliced the rebound against the post from five yards with the goal at her mercy.

The Hammers, who were without Claire Rafferty because of a training ground knock, remain eighth in the WSL table, with Everton - who drew their two previous games - slipping a place to 10th.

Everton's Chloe Kelly: "We think within ourselves that we should be putting those games to bed. We had opportunities and we weren't clinical enough.

"We are very disappointed, we were 1-0 up, and we thought that we could win that game. It's a winnable game, but we've created our own mistakes.

"We were confident coming out for the second half, despite being behind. We had chances in the first half, but we didn't put them away, and West Ham were more clinical.

"We tried to do what we've been doing in training, but it didn't go our way."

West Ham's Gilly Flaherty: "We needed to stick together after conceding early. We conceded early last week against Liverpool, and tried to get back into it, unfortunately we couldn't.

"We spoke about it in midweek. How to react if we concede an early goal and I think our reaction was excellent, we dominated the first half. I think we rightly deserved the result we got.

"We scored two fantastic goals, and we had chances to score more. Goals always give players confidence.

"I know Jane Ross will be disappointed with her penalty miss, but it's also a great save, and being the professional that she is, she'll want to put the next one away and I'm sure she will."

Line-ups

Everton Ladies

  • 1Levell
  • 20Finnigan
  • 4Brougham
  • 6George
  • 14HindsSubstituted forBoye-Hlorkahat 71'minutes
  • 13Stringer
  • 12James
  • 5WormSubstituted forTurnerat 60'minutes
  • 8Kaagman
  • 11Kelly
  • 9WalkerSubstituted forHughesat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Bryson
  • 3Turner
  • 7Boye-Hlorkah
  • 16Cain
  • 22Bruinenberg
  • 28Hughes
  • 29Doyle

West Ham Women

  • 1Spencer
  • 17de Graaf
  • 2Percival
  • 5Flaherty
  • 14Sampson
  • 3Simon
  • 10Simic
  • 12LonghurstBooked at 86mins
  • 15Visalli
  • 7LehmannSubstituted forKiernanat 68'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Ross

Substitutes

  • 8Kiernan
  • 11Kmita
  • 13Moorhouse
Referee:
Daniel Lamport
Attendance:
143

Match Stats

Home TeamEverton LadiesAway TeamWest Ham Women
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home12
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Everton Ladies 1, West Ham United Women FC 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Everton Ladies 1, West Ham United Women FC 2.

Attempt missed. Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah (Everton Ladies) right footed shot from long range on the right is high and wide to the right.

Offside, Everton Ladies. Gabrielle George tries a through ball, but Danielle Turner is caught offside.

Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leanne Kiernan (West Ham United Women FC).

Elise Hughes (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Esmee de Graaf (West Ham United Women FC).

Booking

Leanne Kiernan (West Ham United Women FC) is shown the yellow card.

Angharad James (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leanne Kiernan (West Ham United Women FC).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Rebecca Spencer (West Ham United Women FC) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Inessa Kaagman (Everton Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Kate Longhurst (West Ham United Women FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Chloe Kelly (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kate Longhurst (West Ham United Women FC).

Foul by Elise Hughes (Everton Ladies).

Gilly Flaherty (West Ham United Women FC) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Brianna Visalli (West Ham United Women FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jane Ross.

Foul by Chloe Kelly (Everton Ladies).

Julia Simic (West Ham United Women FC) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Everton Ladies. Conceded by Gilly Flaherty.

Danielle Turner (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Brianna Visalli (West Ham United Women FC).

Substitution

Substitution, Everton Ladies. Elise Hughes replaces Claudia Walker.

Attempt missed. Inessa Kaagman (Everton Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Chloe Kelly with a cross.

Foul by Angharad James (Everton Ladies).

Julia Simic (West Ham United Women FC) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Everton Ladies. Abbey-Leigh Stringer tries a through ball, but Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah is caught offside.

Gabrielle George (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leanne Kiernan (West Ham United Women FC).

Substitution

Substitution, Everton Ladies. Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah replaces Taylor Hinds.

Attempt missed. Kate Longhurst (West Ham United Women FC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Foul by Angharad James (Everton Ladies).

Brianna Visalli (West Ham United Women FC) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United Women FC. Leanne Kiernan replaces Alisha Lehmann.

Esmee de Graaf (West Ham United Women FC) hits the right post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right.

Brianna Visalli (West Ham United Women FC) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Vyan Sampson.

Attempt blocked. Alisha Lehmann (West Ham United Women FC) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Julia Simic.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arsenal Women66003132818
2Man City Women74302361715
3B'ham City Women641163313
4Chelsea Women724135-210
5Liverpool Women630348-49
6Reading Women622268-28
7Bristol City Women622258-38
8West Ham Women6213814-67
9Brighton Women7115515-104
10Everton Ladies5023410-62
11Yeovil Town Ladies6006419-150
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