Blues nailed by the Hammers

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Blues first defeat in the Conti Cup against West Ham was disappointing but if you look at the stats blues had more shots on target more shots than the WSL side, so it is not so disappointing then it seems.

The first chance of the game was the opening goal of the game when blues couldn’t clear it from a corner and Katie Longhurst hooked it over Lucy Thomas and into the net in the 12th minute.

Blues first chance came in the 18th minute when Wilson’s corner was headed powerfully from Louise Quinn but a wonderful save from Mackenzie Arnold tipped it over the bar.

Blues could have another chance in the 35th minute when Charlie Devlin played an excellent ball to Libby Smith but it was well defended from the hammers.

HALF TIME WEST HAM 1 BLUES 0

Both teams cancelling each other out but the one bit of quality from Katie Longhurst is the difference at the break.

SECOND HALF

The first chance in the second half came to the host again when Izzy Atkinson caught her shot really well but was saved comfortable from Lucy Thomas in the 52nd minute.

Like I said both teams were cancelling each other out you have to wait to the 75th minute when Jamie Finn brings down Viviane Asseyi and the West Ham skipper Dagny Brynjarsdottir made no mistake and made it 2-0 to the hammers.

Blues Delphi Cole had a chance to pull one back from Hade Pennock’s ball but her effort was saved well from Arnold in the 88th minute.

Blues last chance of the game was from Jade Pennock when she creates some space and her shot came of the crossbar a minute later.

FULL TIME WEST HAM 2 BLUES 0

MY THOUGHTS ON THE GAME

Blues drop down to third in the group standings and play the London City on the 17th of December at St Andrews. My thought on the game is that both sides showed plenty of endeavour but that little bit of quality from the hammers gave them the win. Up Next for Blues another away game against Blackburn Rovers the 4th of December.

KRO STEPHEN GILL

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