Sunday’s win over Swindon Town has given West Ham United Ladies the belief that they can claim a good result away to league leaders Charlton Athletic, according to Greg de Carnys.
The Ladies picked up a deserved second victory of the season at the weekend, dominating Swindon in a 5-0 rout at Rush Green.
It’s a quick turnaround before the next game, however, as the Hammers prepare to take on Charlton at The Valley on Wednesday.
Athletic defeated West Ham at Rush Green in the reverse fixture a few weeks ago and are currently top of the FA Women’s Premier League Southern Division, with eight wins from their eight matches.
I think the girls now have the belief that anything is possible and we need to go there believing that we can get something
Greg de Carnys
But De Carnys reckons the confidence coursing through his side after Sunday’s win has them believing they can get a good result in the midweek match.
De Carnys explained to whufc.com: “The expectation is higher in matches like Sunday’s game against Swindon, and we showed we are able to deal with that and produce a good performance, and take from it what we deserved.
“Wednesday, against Charlton, is a different type of game. They are top of the league and on an unbelievable run. They were very good when we played them last time, but with the result and performance on Sunday I think the girls now have the belief that anything is possible and we need to go there believing that we can get something.”
Charlton represents a tough test for the Ladies but De Carnys also believes heart can be taken from the progress the side has made already.
The first team manager is optimistic his side will keep improving and earning points, pointing to the two victories already earned this season.
He added: “In the last few weeks, before the win over Swindon, there was a couple of games that just went the other way. However, last season we didn’t notch a single win and this season we have two wins already.
“It shows how much we’ve come on and the girls should feel confident and proud about that. Hopefully that will give them belief and send a message that we can get better and we can get results.”