Greg De Carnys has called on his West Ham United Ladies side to become harder to beat after Sunday’s loss to Chichester City.
Despite looking the better team in the opening period the West Ham Ladies fell to an unfortunate 4-0 defeat – a result which didn’t completely reflect how the game played out.
Two quick finishes in the second period from a defensive error and a world-class half-volley had put Chichester ahead before two other goals later in the half.
It continues a poor run of result for De Carnys’s side but the first team manager has hailed the quality showed by his players in the first half of Sunday’s match.
It was a tale of two halves...It’s small margins at this level and in our last two league games now we’ve not had the quality to make it count during our spells of pressure.
Greg De Carnys
And De Carnys has now called on the ladies to show the quality needed to win these games and become a stronger team defensively.
“It was a tale of two halves,” De Carnys told whufc.com: “The girls showed some real determination in the first half and it was pleasing to see the way the girls took on board everything we had worked on in training this week. We competed well and overall, we had the upper hand.
“Then the two early goals in the second half broke our resolve and that was very disappointing to see. It’s small margins at this level and in our last two league games now we’ve not had the quality to make it count during our spells of pressure.
“We’ve conceded too many goals and we need to make sure we are harder to beat going forward.”
The West Ham Ladies return to action on Wednesday at Rush Green in what is an important contest against Charlton Athletic.
And De Carnys Is already looking to put right the wrongs he saw in Sunday’s loss in the midweek fixture.
He added: “We have another game on Wednesday to put it right but it will require all the character we have spoken so much about against a very strong Charlton outfit. I have made it very clear to the girls that this is a squad game and we will need all the ladies, collectively, to pull together and put it right.”
De Carnys also offered special praise to the developmental team, which defeated QPR in a stunning 11-0 victory.
The first team manager added: “The development squad had an unbelievable result against QPR winning 11-0 and I can't ask for more from Myles and those players.”