West Ham United Ladies manager Greg De Carnys believes this Wednesday’s home clash with Charlton Athletic can be the fixture to get his side’s campaign “back on track”.
The Ladies head into this midweek match on the back of three consecutive defeats but will take heart from the fact that they’ve won their only home game so far, a 4-3 victory against Cardiff City.
It will require all the character we have to beat a very strong Charlton outfit. I know the girls have the character we need.
Greg De Carnys
The Hammers will have to be at their very best to beat a Charlton side that sit top of the league, having won all four of their league matches so far, scoring 16 goals in the process.
But De Carnys believes his team have the grit and determination needed to get a positive result out of Wednesday’s fixture at Rush Green.
The first team manager pointed to the steel shown last season by the side in avoiding relegation and reckons that spirit will be needed against Athletic.
“It will require all the character we have to beat a very strong Charlton outfit,” De Carnys told whufc.com.
“Having survived a tough relegation battle last year I know the girls have the character we need. It doesn't change. It's about fighting hard for every 50/50 and never giving up.”
Season Ticket Holders and Claret Members can attend Wednesday’s match at Rush Green – which kicks off at 7:45pm – for free, while other supporters can buy tickets on the gate for just £1.
De Carnys reckons the support of the home crowd could be just what his team needs to get a strong result, one which could turn the Ladies’ season around.
He added: “The three points we won in our last home game feels a long way away right now but if we can produce another gritty performance like that one in front of our own fans then there is no reason we can't get something from the game and get our season back on track.”