Katrina Gorry

Gorry: We weren't at our best against Everton

Katrina Gorry cut a frustrated figure after West Ham United women’s team’s 2-0 defeat to Everton in the Barclays Women’s Super League on Sunday afternoon. 

The 31-year-old produced another performance that West Ham fans have become accustomed to seeing, as Gorry dictated play and covered plenty of ground at Walton Hall Park, but couldn’t help her side to any points.

It looked as though the match would end in a stalemate, as neither side was able to create a large number of chances on goal. However, Everton would eventually score two late goals through Italian duo Martina Piemonte and Aurora Galli, as the hosts picked up their first home league win of the season. 

Gorry was making her fifth appearance since joining the Club in January, and said the side weren’t at their best against the Toffees. 

“It was a tough game for us,” Gorry told whufc.com. 

“I thought we played okay in patches, but it was frustrating to concede right at the end of the game. It was pretty deflating to be honest. 

“We didn’t play at our best today. We had some okay spells, our start to the game was really good but we weren’t able to keep that intensity up for the whole match and we couldn’t hurt them too much in defence.


“There were a couple of things that just didn’t really go right for us today. We didn’t win the ball back quickly enough, our press was a little bit out and when we had the ball I don’t think we were that dangerous.

“It was a little bit of a strange day today where things didn’t go right for us. There’s a couple of good things that we can take from the game, but there’s plenty of improvements we have to make too. 

“We have some work to do in the coming weeks to make sure we’re ready to go again against Manchester United.”

While Gorry may have been on the losing side this time around, she certainly excelled once again for the east Londoners, with her calmness and control on the ball helping Rehanne Skinner’s side during various spells of dominance. 

The midfielder explained that she is enjoying her start to life as a Hammer in the WSL. 

“I’m enjoying being here and playing in the WSL,” Gorry added. “The Club is absolutely amazing, and it feels like I’ve been here all my life. 

“We’ve got a good spread of Aussies throughout the league, and I’ve watched the league for a long time, so it’s great to be playing in it week in week out.”


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