Auguste: Ladies eager to return to action against Coventry

Jasmine Auguste

West Ham United Ladies have made the most of their short break from action but are eager to return to the field against Coventry United, according to Jasmine Auguste.

The Ladies enjoyed a rare weekend off from competitive football last week, having played seven competitive matches in October.

The Hammers have won their last two matches heading into this Sunday’s match with Coventry and Auguste, while admitting it was relaxing to have a weekend without a fixture, says the side is keen to get back into action and continue their good run.

“On one hand, it was nice to have a bit of a break but on the other the girls, including myself, have been keen to get back on the pitch, Auguste told “We’ve obviously had training, which is always good, but I woke up last Sunday eager to play football and represent the team.

It was nice to have a bit of a break but I woke up last Sunday eager to play football and represent the team. You can't beat that feeling. 

Jasmine Auguste

“Being with the girls and getting into game-mode, and then working hard for a result, is always enjoyable. The break was good but you can’t beat that feeling, especially after beating QPR and Worthing in our last two matches.”

Greg de Carnys’s side play against a Coventry team that sit fifth in the Premier League Southern Division, having won five of their nine league matches this campaign.

West Ham were bested by Coventry 2-1 in the reverse fixture last month – a game memorable for a fantastic long-ranged effort from Andreya Ezekiel-Meade – and Auguste says the Ladies have learned from their errors in that game and are confident of picking up a win this time.

She continued: “Coventry are a very strong side. They were strong last season and were very good when we played them a few weeks ago. They play very well but I think we were very unfortunate when we played them last time.

“We’ve gone away, looked at what we did wrong against them and where we can improve. We can see the errors we made that lead to their goals. We’ve put all that into practice and I’ve got a good feeling going into this game.


“We’re very confident. We’ve fixed what went wrong last time and I feel like we can get three points.”

A 3-1 win over QPR two weeks ago was followed by a 2-0 victory at Worthing just a couple of days later in the Isthmian League Cup, and defender Auguste feels the results are down to the graft the Ladies are putting in on the training pitch.

The left-back also reckons the winning form is helping to build a stronger team spirit among the squad.

“To get results and keep winning games is really gratifying. It proves that the hard work we are putting in during training is working. The plan we are working to achieve as West Ham Ladies is clearly going well as well.

“There’s a really good group of players here at the moment and that’s only been enhanced by the girls that signed in the summer. With the team winning as well, we’re naturally a happier team which makes everything seem easier.”