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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 Women

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 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

Formation 5-3-2

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

Live Text

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Booking

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Booking

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Elise Hughes (Everton Ladies).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    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.

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 Women5023410-62
11Yeovil United6006419-150
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