- Dayna Chong loving the limelight after being nominated for the Club’s Goal of the Month award
- West Ham United Ladies star scored a spectacular volley against Swindon Town Ladies
- Chong is now looking forward to playing for the Hammers at Tottenham Hotspur's White Hart Lane
West Ham United Ladies star Dayna Chong is loving the limelight after being nominated for the Club’s Goal of the Month award.
Chong’s spectacular long-range volley, which you can watch here, secured a valuable point for the Ladies in their 2-2 draw with Swindon Town on Sunday 12 March.
Such was the quality of the strike, it was included alongside Manuel Lanzini’s free-kick against Leicester City, Michail Antonio’s smart turn and finish at AFC Bournemouth and Premier League 2 goals from Edimilson Fernandes and Declan Rice.
Now, the 21-year-old is hoping to take inspiration from her nomination into the Ladies’ final three fixtures of the FA Women’s Premier League Southern Division season.
Relegation-threatened West Ham face Lewes Ladies in a rearranged fixture at Thurrock FC on Sunday 16 April, then make the short trip to tackle leaders Tottenham Hotspur in a mouth-watering match at White Hart Lane on Wednesday 19 April, before rounding out the season at home to Spurs on Sunday 14 May.
“It feels great as I didn’t expect to be nominated, so it feels good!” Chong revealed. “It was more of a ‘hit and hope’ effort, to be honest, but it was a good goal so I’m not complaining!
“I do practice my volleys and I do score quite a few goals like that in training. Hopefully I can score one or two more wondergoals like that before the end of the season, as we’ve got some important games coming up.
“It meant a lot to us because in our last few games we have been trying our hardest without getting the results we need or deserve. It’s a team effort and scoring in the last few minutes and the way we celebrated showed how much it meant to us.
“We’ve got three league games left, including the one against Tottenham at White Hart Lane on 19 April, so hopefully there will be a big crowd down there. I can’t wait for that one, even if I am very nervous, as it should be a good game for us to be involved in!”
It was more of a ‘hit and hope’ effort, to be honest, but it was a good goal so I’m not complaining!
Tickets for the Ladies' trip to Tottenham are on sale now. The West Stand Lower at White Hart Lane will be open for this historic fixture, with tickets priced at £5 for Adults and £1 for Over-65s and Under-16s.
To buy now, please call 0344 844 0102 and select option 2. Fans purchasing over the phone will receive paper tickets by post. Alternatively, click here to purchase online.