Ladies Bounce Back Against Brighton

WEST Ham United Ladies shrugged off the disappointment of a midweek defeat and bounced back with a deserved 2-1 win against Brighton Ladies at the Withdean Stadium. 

The opening goal came from Vicki Bruce and the home side then levelled to send the teams in all square at the break.

But in the second-half Hammers turned on the style. A terrific effort on goal by Kate Turney was handled in the penalty area by a Brighton player and with this being a clear cut goal-scoring opportunity the referee had no option but to issue a red card. 

From the penalty spot Sam Pittuck made no mistake and the Hammers held on for a well deserved three points.

Next Sunday the Ladies face a very tough test when they take on second placed Watford away.

WEST HAM UNITED: Claire Lacey, Kate Turney, Carly Roache, Lindsey Morgan, Julia Stetford, Stacey Crump, Vicki Lewis, Aoife Aherne, Kate Fanning, Vicki Bruce, Sam Pittuck. SUBS: Christina Oshikodi, , Natalie Grafton, Nicola Dunsdon

While the Reserves did not have a game the youth team had a convincing 4-0 away win against Queens Park Rangers in the Greater London Women's Regional League. Comprising of mainly Under-16 players the girls are competing in a senior league that not too many years ago was the home of the Hammers first-team. The goalscorers were Toni Smith, Kerry Jack, Abbie Page and Tanya Ambersley.