Everton Women were back to winning ways after the international break as they defeated West Hame United at the Chigwell Construction Stadium. The 1-0 win lifts the Toffee’s to 7th place in the WSL table.

Three changes were made by manager, Brian Sørensen to the team that defeated Aston Villa in the previous game. Two players that were not in the Everton lineup were Justine Vanhaevermaet and Katrine Veje, who both suffered injuries while playing for their respective countries.

One player who came into the starting lineup was Toni Duggan and was in the thick of the action from the offset. The striker dribbled freely into the penalty area and fired an early effort just wide of the far post for the Blues.

A free flowing move saw Hanna Bennison expertly take Katja Snoeijs’ back heel. She then slipped the ball down the right for Toni Duggan to latch onto. The striker cut inside the area to shoot with her left foot, but her attempt just missed the far corner of the net.

The Hammers had opportunities as well; on the hour mark, one of their attempts required a spectacular save from Courtney Brosnan. Riko Ueki made the initial shot from the right after the ball fell into her path. Brosnan was fully extended to tip the ball onto the post, but Karen Holmgaard knocked it away from danger.

After making a pivotal stop at one end, the Blues demonstrated their clinical side two minutes later. From the corner flag, Sara Holmgaard played the ball to locate her sister at the back post. Karen Holmgaard gave Everton the lead with a lovely header that brushed past Megan Walsh.

The Toffee’s remained strong and saw out the final moments of the game that extended their unbeaten away streak to 4 games, their best away run in over 11 years.

A huge congratulations to captain Megan Finnigan, the 1-0 win marks her 100th WSL appearance for Everton Women, a fantastic achievement!

Everton Women are back in action in the Continental Cup on Wednesday the 13th of December as they face rivals Liverpool at home. The next WSL match is this Sunday the 17th of December when Manchester City visit Walton Hall Park for the last game of 2023. Make sure to get tickets and come down to support the girls!

About The Author

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Verified by MonsterInsights