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Yet again another defeat in a tight game but the one bit of quality from West Ham was unbelievable.
Blues for the first time now look beaten after Adriana’s goal went in.
In the fifth minute former blues player Claudia Walker had a chance but dragged her shot wide . Blues final ball was killing them the story of the season. The 1st change of the game came on 23 minutes but this was for the people in control and not the teams. The Lino suddenly went down and was stretched off. In the 35th minute the 1st Blues chnace came along . Lucy Quinn did some great work from a solo run with a good shot was well saved from Anna Leat. This was quickly followed by a Louise Quinn header which just went over the bar .
But the deadlock was broken before half time from a corner from Katrina Svitkova and was passed into the net by the brilliant Adrianna Leon.
In 1st half stoppage time Lisa Robertson had a shot claimed by Leat and then Lucy Quinn had a shot went over the bar.
2nd Half !
After a quiet start to the 2nd half West Ham came closest in the 57th Minute when Katerina Svitková had a right footed shot just go wide. Also a Kate Longhurst left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner in the 59th.
You could sense the frustration from the girls when a Holloway foul was given and more importantly when Libby Smith was substituted after working her socks off.
In the 81st minute Eleanor Ryan-Doyle shot was saved from the middle of the goal and this was followed by Blues last chance which fell for Veatriki Sarri, her left footed shot from outside the box was just too high from a direct free kick.
Onwards we go.
I’ve watched several of the games online and the ladies are just not getting the breaks. They’ve been close to good results on several occasions and it just hasn’t happened for them.
They needed a little help but the investment from the club that was necessary to bring in a couple of good additional players was ignored yet by comparison with the men’s team the budget required would have been a drop in the ocean.
The owners have sold the ladies short and taken a top performing competitive team from top five to bottom one in a matter of just a few seasons. At a time when there’s increasing media and public interest in the ladies game with top teams investing in players and facilities our board was again found wanting. The team deserves better.
The season’s not over yet though and if the ladies get a bit of luck their performances deserve they might just spring a surprise ending to the season,