Following back to back wins in the WSL, including West Ham women’s first ever WSL win against Arsenal, the Hammers lost 2-0 against 9th placed Everton on Sunday.

Manager Rehanne Skinner expressed her disappointment after the match that her side were unable to build on their recent form.

The Hammers created a number of chances throughout the match and were almost in front as the first half drew to a close, with a shot from Riko Ueki going just wide. A number of set piece opportunities arose which Rehanne Skinner’s side were unable to convert

Two late goals from Everton in the last ten minutes of the match secured all three points for The Toffees and meant West Ham fell to a disappointing defeat away from home.

Speaking to the club’s official website after the game, Rehanne Skinner said: “Today was a missed opportunity for us. We just weren’t quite assertive enough; we didn’t have enough support in and around the ball. Collectively, we could have done more to help each other out and stick to the game plan.” Going on to add: “When you’re away from home, points are massive, so we’re disappointed that we didn’t come away with anything today.”

Discussing her side’s missed chances during the 90 minutes, Skinner said: “Riko had an opportunity, plus another from a set play as well, where we were inches away from making contact with the ball. I’m pleased that we’ve created them, but I just think we’ve got to be ruthless in those moments and take the chances.”

With a number of players heading away with their national sides for international duty, Skinner discussed making the most of training with the players who will remain in East London ahead of the Hammers next WSL tie against Manchester United: “We want to try and regroup with the players that we will have at the training ground and make sure that everyone is ready for the United game, which is a big game at home. We want to make sure we give a good account of ourselves in that game.”

Written by Finlay Jackson