Despite their 2-0 defeat at home to Chelsea on Sunday afternoon, there were certainly positives to take and West Ham women’s manager Rehanne Skinner insisted she was still proud of her players performance.

Goals for Chelsea from Aggie Beever Jones and Erin Cuthbert sealed all three points for Emma Hayes side and took them back to the top of the WSL table, but the Hammers had plenty of opportunities themselves to snatch at least a point.

Rehanne Skinner’s side have every right to feel hard done by after Honoka Hayashi’s equaliser in the first half was wrongly ruled out for an offside. With positive results at home against both Arsenal and Manchester United, the Hammers can certainly take positives from their performance on Sunday, and recent results at home, into the remaining five games of the WSL season.

Speaking after the game to the club’s Official Website, manager Rehanne Skinner pointed to the inevitable talking point in regards to the her side’s wrongly disallowed goal, Skinner said: “The obvious thing that people are going to talk about is Honoka Hayashi’s goal, which was disallowed. It is never offside in a million years.” Going on to add: “We were on the end of two goals last week which shouldn’t have stood, the one against Tottenham, and the one today which takes us in at half time at 1-1. It might not change the outcome of the game, I understand that, but the frequency (of incorrect decisions) it is just poor.”

Despite her disappointment at the disallowed goal, Skinner certainly felt as though there were positives to take from her sides performance: “I thought we caused a lot of problems for Chelsea on counter attacks and also created opportunities that pulled their backline out of shape. I am really proud of the players for that but really disappointed for them, because they worked so hard, and I felt that they deserved something out of the game.”

West Ham women’s next league outing is at home to Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday with kick off set for 3:00pm.