West Ham United Ladies boss Greg De Carnys praised his side’s work rate as they secured a second victory in the space of three days when they faced Worthing in the Isthmian League Cup.
The Ladies were 2-0 winners on the south coast thanks to goals from Molly Peters and Amber Stobbs and that followed a terrific 2-1 league win over Queens Park Rangers at Rush Green on Saturday.
And De Carnys was delighted with his team’s effort on the pitch in Worthing despite the rigorous schedule.
He said: “We were just saying to the girls, we’ve had two games in three games and I can’t fault the work rate when you play a team who are well organised.
“It catches you off guard and it’s not always easy but the minimum we want is that the girls keep working and keep trying to Hammer that door down for 90 minutes.
“I think credit goes to Worthing and the manager Cameron [Morrison] who got them really organised in the second half and they made it really difficult for us.”
The minimum we want is that the girls keep working and keep trying to Hammer that door down for 90 minutes
Greg De Carnys
The visitors took the lead after six minutes when Peters raced through and finished past the keeper and it was two just ten minutes later, as Stobbs – captain for the night in the absence of Amy Cooper – finished from close range.
It could have been more, however, as Stobbs struck the crossbar before the break and full-back Jasmine Auguste also hit the woodwork in the second period.
“There were a couple of close calls when we could have scored and maybe just that final ball and last couple of passes didn’t go our way,” De Carnys continued.
“We were really pleased with the work rate and we’ve had a really good month, winning four of our last six games which shows how far we’ve come as a squad and a team and hopefully we can keep on going and keep getting better.
“If we can keep getting better in the Cup and hopefully peak towards the end, that would be great.
“We had a few of the girls who have been playing more Development Squad football than first team football, they got a run out tonight and that’s important. It’s definitely a squad game at the moment and it was good to see them out there.
“Especially with two games in three days, you need your squad and the rest of the players to step up, and they did.”