Ladies Fightback At Langford

WEST Ham United Ladies drew 1-1 at Langford FC thanks to a late equaliser from Lindsay Morgan.

For the third week running the Hammers will feel that the result did not reflect their hard-working performance. A last gasp Lindsay Morgan header gave the Hammers a point after a defensive slip up in the opening stages of the first-half gave the home side a lead against the run of play. 

With the conditions more suited to Benidorm than Bedfordshire the referee used his initiative and allowed drink breaks throughout the game. Trailing by the only goal of the game at half-time, Hammers Ladies blitzed the Langford goal in the second-half - Sam Pittuck, Nicola Dunsdon, Lindsay Morgan and Vicky Bruce all going close.

West Ham had the greater share of possession but lacked the finishing touch and it looked as if they would be heading back down the A1 proping up the League table.

However the leveller from Lindsay Morgan ensured that the Hammers remained in 10th position out of the 12 sides in the division.

Their next game is against the Millwall Lionesses at Aveley FC on Wednesday night.
WHU: Clare Lacey, Carly Roache, Stacey Crump, Kate Fanning, Kate Turney, Julia Stetford, Natalie Grafton, Aofie Aherne, Linday Morgan, Vicky Bruce, Kerry Stimpson. SUBS: Sam Pittuck, Nicola Dunsdon, Christina Oshodi, Hayley Barton.

WEST Ham United Ladies Reserves got off to a sprightly start in their first League game of the season in the National Reserve Division against Bristol City before losing 3-2.

Amy Bush's header for the Hammers from a corner hit the crossbar but on 12 minutes Bristol went 1-0 ahead. On 35 minutes Bristol caught the Hammers defence napping to make it two.

West Ham kept pressing and were rewarded with a penalty which was slotted home by Sam Thomson to make it 2-1 to Bristol at half-time.

The second half saw the Hammers step up a pace, but were caught out again giving Bristol a 3 - 1 lead.  Sub Laura Allen scored on 80 minutes with a shot from just outside the 18 yard box.

WHU: T Sendall, D Devitt, C Constable, V Cooper, J Barling, V Lewis, A Murphy, N Carty, A Bush, C Moran, S Thomson. Subs: L Allen, E Sherwood-Smith, J Beard.