Goals from Kateřina Svitková, Dagný Brynjarsdóttir and Claudia Walker gave West Ham United Women a convincing first win of the calendar year, putting Everton to the sword 3-0 at Victoria Road.
A first-half lead was perhaps a fortuitous one for Olli Harder’s side as the visitors to east London twice struck the crossbar and spurned some presentable opportunities.
West Ham themselves had created chances, however, and the ever-influential Svitková was the first player of the game to take hers, starting the move and tucking home from a pull-back by Lisa Evans, who had been reintroduced to the starting XI on Sunday.
Shortly after half-time, Brynjarsdóttir scooped home a second after Evans was brought down inside the box, before Walker capped the victory five minutes from time with a smart left-footed finish from substitute Emma Snerle’s low cross.
The result sees the Hammers climb up to seventh in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League table, now just five points behind their aspirational target of third place.
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