West Ham Women’s manager Rehanne Skinner praised her side’s performance against Brighton yesterday as the Hammers picked up a point to see them move seven points clear of bottom placed Bristol City.

The Hammers were arguably the better side in their WSL tie against Brighton & Hove Albion on Easter Sunday. A number of chances fell to Rehanne Skinner’s side, with strikes from Riko Ueki, Emma Snerle and Honoka Hayashi all being met by Brighton keeper Sophie Baggaley.

Despite the game ending 0-0 and West Ham being unable to secure all three points, manager Rehanne Skinner was full of praise for her side’s performance and felt as though there were plenty of positives to take as she spoke to West Ham TV after the match.

“I thought we played well, overall. It was a really physical test and obviously we had to make sure we matched that throughout the game.” said Skinner, going on to add: “On the balance of play, we had multiple chances and we’re a bit disappointed not to get three points out of it.”

Despite not managing to secure the win, Skinner was happy with her side’s point: “The point is important, and the clean sheet is huge.” Skinner went on to discuss the importance of seeing out a game and managing to get something out of it: “I think it’s important when you get to that stage (of the match ending in a draw) that you show the character and resilience to see it (a point) out, still play with composure and make sure you get some points out the game.”

West Ham’s Women’s players are set to go into an international break, and when they return they are due to play a behind closed doors friendly on the 14th of April before returning to WSL action away at Manchester City on the 21st.