Goalless for Ladies at Gills

West Ham United Ladies were held to a goalless draw at Gillingham.

Having recorded excellent victories against Portsmouth and QPR in the previous outings, unfortunately, the Hammers could not reach them same heights after making the journey across the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge to Kent to take on the Gills.

West Ham started brightly, with Gemma Shepherd and Stacey Little going close during a closely-fought opening half.

The second period saw the Hammers again start well, with Barling and Shepherd firing narrowly off-target. As the game approached its conclusion, Blanchflower saw her attempt well saved before the home side forced goalkeeper Nikki Duncan into making a pair of fine saves.

The final stages saw the match peter out, with the home side appearing content with a point and the Hammers unable to unlock a well-drilled defence.

The manager admitted Gillingham's approach had made things tricky for her players, saying: "While we were not perhaps at our best this afternoon it was difficult as it seemed our opposition were focused on containing us rather than going for the win themselves."