'We've shown a lot of progress' - De Carnys proud of Ladies

De Carnys

West Ham United Ladies manager Greg de Carnys is proud of the week his side have gone through despite losing 2-1 to Coventry United Ladies on Sunday.

Two goals from Alison Hall were enough to hand the Ladies a home defeat although Andreya Ezekiel-Meade scored a fantastic long-ranged effort to draw the home side level before half-time.

The loss puts an end to an impressive week for the Ladies team after a 5-0 victory over Swindon last Sunday and a 3-1 win at league leaders Charlton Athletic in midweek.

But, despite the loss, De Carnys can take a lot of positives from a week which saw the Hammers take six points from a possible nine and score nine goals in three games.

Coventry are a strong side. I think we did well against them today. There were things we could have done better and we recognise that

Greg de Carnys

“I think once I’ve allowed the disappointment of today’s result to subside I will reflect on this week as one where we’ve shown a lot of progress,” De Carnys told whufc.com.

“We’ve got some results that our performances deserved and we need to do that every week. We talk about consistency and to ensure that you have to be ready every week. You’ve got to be at it every week. I think that’s what I’ll take from this. I’m proud of the team.

“The way this week has come to an end is a shame. It’s ended on a down-note but the girls have worked very hard. Coventry are a strong side. I think we did well against them today. There were things we could have done better and we recognise that.”

De Carnys also recognises that the Ladies now have the chance to consider their last three games, having played three times in a week, with the next match next Sunday at Crystal Palace.

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He added: “The girls now have a chance to let this week sink in. They’ve not had more than two or three days in-between games and now they’ve got a chance to realise what they have got out of this week and try to reproduce the things that got them two wins.

“I think people are starting to take note of us as a team and rightly so. Hopefully we can learn from today and be in a good place for next.”

The manager also offered an update on the condition of Rosie Kmita, who was forced from the field towards the end of the game after a heavy challenge – one which required treatment for a number of minutes.

Hopefully Rosie’s knock isn’t as bad as first feared,” he added: “She had a bad knee injury not long ago and that was in her mind when it happened. She was a bit frightened but hopefully that is all it is.

“The physios will look at her in the next few days."