Missed chances contributed to West Ham United’s Ladies sufferring a 4-0 reverse at the hands of top-of-the-league Cardiff City on Sunday.
The team from Wales took an early lead as they bundled the ball in from a corner in the seventh minute.
West Ham responded well with good link up play down the right from Amy Cooper, Shannon Albuery and Sasha Kelly, but they couldn’t convert their chances.
Witney Locke had a great chance on the 18th minute however she could not direct her header goal wards.
Soon after Cardiff had the ball in the Hammers net. However it was disallowed due to a blatant foul on keeper Aditi Chauhan.
The East London side were having problems at the back with moments of nervy defending and some desperate clearances.
Cardiff were piling on the pressure and doubled their lead just before half-time with a shot going in off the post.
With the half-time score at 2-0 West Ham would need to show great character to get back into this game.
In the second half Greg De Carnys side showed some nice bits of play, however two goals in quick succession ensured Cardiff City victory.
Olivia Sammons made a great goal line clearance late on to deny Cardiff making it five.
After the game Carnys admitted that the ladies side are “on a bit of a journey trying to win games at the moment” but took positives out of the performance saying “we played some good football at times,”
De Carnys looked on to the next game against Lewes FC saying “it will be a tough game as they all are but we’re a young side who work hard.”