Hammers’ Ladies Head Coach Greg De Carnys says ‘we can continue to progress’, ahead of the team’s London derby against Charlton.
“Hopefully we can get the points we need to stay up, that’s the primary objective,” De Carnys said of his side, who currently sit at the foot of the Women’s Premier League South.
Regarding the defeat to Crystal Palace in the opening game of 2017 De Carnys said “Some of the stuff we did with the ball was really good. I like the fact that our players resisted the temptation to change the way that we play and I think that was the most positive part of our performance.
“I have to give credit to Crystal Palace I thought they were dangerous in areas and they exploited those areas very well in getting the ball up to their front players quickly and that did cause us problems.”
“Nine times out of 10 we dictate the way that the game is played, that is what we have found since we have been here and today was not really one of those.”
Looking ahead to the rest of the season he added: “Now we have got a couple of games where we’ve got to dust ourselves down and believe that we can continue make the progress that we had been making towards the end of last year.
“We’ll learn from every game that we’ve got, the girls are training really hard, there’s nothing I can ask more from the girls. They will get there, it will just take time.”
After having a few games called off recently due to pitches being frozen the Hammers will return to action this Sunday against Charlton Athletic Ladies at Sporting Club Thamesmead, kick off 2pm.