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Brighton & Hove Albion Women 1-3 West Ham United Women

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WSL highlights: Brighton 1-3 West Ham

Martha Thomas set West Ham Women on the way to a stylish victory against still winless Brighton & Hove Albion Women.

Alisha Lehmann's run teed up Thomas for a close-range first-half opener.

Kenza Dali made it 2-0 from the penalty spot after a foul on Thomas by Victoria Williams and Lehmann's stunning strike as good as sealed their second win in four Women's Super League games so far.

Brighton, who have two draws and two defeats, grabbed an injury-time consolation when Megan Connolly struck.

The Seagulls could have led early on but Aileen Whelan hit the frame of the goal and the visitors had the better of things after that.

West Ham dominated possession and managed six efforts on target from nine attempts, while Brighton could only muster one shot on target.

Line-ups

Brighton Women

  • 1Walsh
  • 12Lundorf SkovsenBooked at 66mins
  • 14Kerkdijk
  • 20Williams
  • 3Gibbons
  • 16BrazilSubstituted forConnollyat 73'minutes
  • 4Bowman
  • 19SimpkinsSubstituted forLe Tissierat 45'minutes
  • 7Whelan
  • 27Le GarrecBooked at 63mins
  • 9UmotongSubstituted forGreenat 59'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 8Barton
  • 10Natkiel
  • 13Harris
  • 15Green
  • 17Connolly
  • 21Le Tissier
  • 28Hack

West Ham Women

  • 18Brosnan
  • 2Redisch Kvamme
  • 5Flaherty
  • 26VetterleinBooked at 20minsSubstituted forHendrixat 60'minutes
  • 11Baunach
  • 23MiddagSubstituted forLonghurstat 71'minutes
  • 7LehmannBooked at 90mins
  • 21Dali
  • 20Cho
  • 8KiernanSubstituted forLeonat 71'minutes
  • 9Thomas

Substitutes

  • 1Moorhouse
  • 4Hendrix
  • 12Longhurst
  • 15Galabadaarachchi
  • 19Leon
Referee:
Lisa Benn
Attendance:
849

Match Stats

Home TeamBrighton WomenAway TeamWest Ham Women
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home9
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion Women 1, West Ham United Women 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion Women 1, West Ham United Women 3.

Brooke Hendrix (West Ham United Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Léa Le Garrec (Brighton and Hove Albion Women).

Foul by Kenza Dali (West Ham United Women).

Victoria Williams (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, West Ham United Women. Conceded by Danique Kerkdijk.

Attempt saved. Martha Thomas (West Ham United Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kenza Dali.

Goal!

Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion Women 1, West Ham United Women 3. Megan Connolly (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aileen Whelan following a corner.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Conceded by Katharina Baunach.

Attempt blocked. Aileen Whelan (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Alisha Lehmann (West Ham United Women) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Kayleigh Green (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, West Ham United Women. Conceded by Matilde Lundorf Skovsen.

Kate Longhurst (West Ham United Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Léa Le Garrec (Brighton and Hove Albion Women).

Brooke Hendrix (West Ham United Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aileen Whelan (Brighton and Hove Albion Women).

Attempt missed. Megan Connolly (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Cho So-Hyun (West Ham United Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Léa Le Garrec (Brighton and Hove Albion Women).

Foul by Alisha Lehmann (West Ham United Women).

Kayleigh Green (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Alisha Lehmann (West Ham United Women) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Léa Le Garrec tries a through ball, but Aileen Whelan is caught offside.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Conceded by Brooke Hendrix.

Attempt blocked. Matilde Lundorf Skovsen (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kayleigh Green.

Attempt missed. Danielle Bowman (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Megan Connolly replaces Ellie Brazil.

Goal!

Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion Women 0, West Ham United Women 3. Alisha Lehmann (West Ham United Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cecilie Redisch Kvamme.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United Women. Kate Longhurst replaces Tessel Middag.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United Women. Adriana Leon replaces Leanne Kiernan.

Goal!

Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion Women 0, West Ham United Women 2. Kenza Dali (West Ham United Women) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty West Ham United Women. Martha Thomas draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Danique Kerkdijk (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, West Ham United Women. Conceded by Felicity Gibbons.

Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Aileen Whelan tries a through ball, but Kayleigh Green is caught offside.

Offside, West Ham United Women. Kenza Dali tries a through ball, but Leanne Kiernan is caught offside.

Booking

Matilde Lundorf Skovsen (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Leanne Kiernan (West Ham United Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

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6West Ham Women42025506
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