Blues ended their Conti Cup run with their best performance of the competition beating WSL side West Ham United 2-1. They fully deserved it from the start with goals from Lily Agg and a screamer from Martha Harris three minutes after half-time got blues over the line . West Ham United pulled a goal back from Riko Ueki in stoppage time but Blues hung on for the win .
The first chance of the game came in the first 20 seconds when Devlin shot over the bar. Then in the 10th minute when Charlie Devlin & Lily Agg’s shots were saved from Mackenzie Arnold .
In the 18th minute Blues took the lead when Ellie Mason cross was brilliantly headed home from Lily Agg. On the 23rd minute it could have been two Jamie Finn played a ball in the box hold up by Walker and played it too Devlin and her shot was well saved from Arnold.
In the 34th minute a substitute for Blues when Louise Quinn came off for Martha Harris which looks like a dislocated shoulder.
Then just before stoppage time in the first half Viviane Asseyi raced through on goal but Jamie Finn saves the day with an interception.
HALF TIME BLUES 1-0 WEST HAM UNITED
The first chance of the second half was Blues doubling the lead when Blues had a free kick with Christie Harrison-Murray playing it short to Fuso her ball found Walker her shot was blocked but found Martha Harris whose half-volley found the back of the net what a goal 2-0 Blues.
Then in the 58th West Ham could have pulled one back when Riko Ueki effort was brilliantly saved from Lucy Thomas.
Then in the 62nd minute Charlie Devlin shot went over the bar.
Then in the 70th minute Ueki shot from outside the box was easily saved from Thomas.
But then a huge chance for West Ham in the 78th minute when Riko Ueki again shot went well over the bar.
Then in the 83rd minute it was becoming the Riko Ueki Lucy Thomas show when the ball was played into the box and found Ueki head but was saved from Thomas.
Then in the 91st minute Riko Ueki got her name on the scoresheet when a corner was delivered to the box and headed it in to make it 2-1 blues.
And in the 95th the goalkeeper came up for the corner and Arnold headers over the bar.
FULL TIME BLUES 2-1 WEST HAM UNITED
MY THOUGHTS ON THE GAME
This performance is what all Blues fans want, full of endeavor, commitment and desire and also some quality which helps it’s great to see we come back from the Christmas break with the same spirit which we had before the break . It was great to see Cho getting a start and look like the quality play which I had seen at Tottenham and today’s opponents West Ham. A great first goal from a quality ball from Mason on to the head of Agg and the second goal from Harris was simply out of this world and she will win goal of the season i never seen two outstanding goals from one player before unreal. The only downside is the injury to Louise Quinn, which looks like a dislocated shoulder . I hope I’m wrong she will be key for us in the running to get us back into the WSL .
MY PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Has to be Martha Harris for that stunner of a goal but also, she came on for Big Lou in the first half and done ever so well.
Another home game this time in the league against London City Lionesses this Sunday at 14:00
STEPHEN GILL KRO