Skinner: We’re massively disappointed with the result

Rehanne Skinner was disappointed that West Ham United women’s team weren’t able to continue building on recent results, as they slipped to a 2-0 defeat to Everton on Sunday afternoon. 

Both sides looked to be heading towards a stalemate at Walton Hall Park, but two quickfire strikes from Martina Piemonte and Aurora Galli late on in the match meant that the Hammers fell to a disappointing loss on the road.

The Irons created some decent opportunities, and almost went ahead just before half time when Riko Ueki flashed an effort just wide of the post. 

Other set piece opportunities came and went before Everton’s Italians eventually won them the game with minutes of normal time remaining. 

Skinner was frustrated that her side weren’t able to have more of an impact on the contest on Merseyside…  

Rehanne Skinner

We’re massively disappointed with the result. 

We’ve hit some really positive form leading into this game, but we didn’t come out of the blocks at the pace that we have been playing. 

Today was a missed opportunity for us. We just weren’t quite assertive enough; we didn’t have enough support in and around the ball. Collectively, we could have done more to help each other out and stick to the gameplan. 

We did have chances in the first half, so it was disappointing not to be able to create more and deliver on those for the 90 minutes. 

We were a little indecisive in dealing with things. When you’re away from home, points are massive, so we’re disappointed that we didn’t come away with anything today. 

We had opportunities that weren’t too far away. 

Riko [Ueki] had an opportunity, plus another from a set play as well, where we were inches away from making contact with the ball. I’m pleased that we’ve created them, but I just think we’ve got to be ruthless in those moments and take the chances. 

I think missing those chances sometimes creates a little bit of a mindset issue, where you’re thinking that it is maybe not going to be our day, and players feel that as well. But I think we’ve got to get better at being able to see that it’s not ideal, but keep working really hard, do the basics really well and that will get us back into our flow and the feel of the game. 


I’d like to thank the fans for traveling and supporting the team today. 

We’re really appreciative and grateful for their support. We want to give good performance to our fans every week. It’s disappointing for us all today, but I was delighted with the support that they’ve given us. 

We’ve had a couple of good wins heading into this game, but we want to make sure that when they’re coming away with us, we’re doing as good as we possibly can. 

We have lots of players heading off for international duty. 

Quite a lot of them are going to be doing quite a lot of traveling in the next 10 days, with a couple taking part in massively important qualifiers. 

We want to try and regroup with the players that we will have at the training ground and make sure that everyone is ready for the [Manchester] United game, which is a big game at home. 

We want to make sure we give a good account of ourselves in that game. 

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