Rehanne Skinner expressed her disappointment that the West Ham United women’s team left empty-handed after their 3-2 defeat to Aston Villa.
Rachel Daly, a former Hammer, secured the eventual winning goal in the 92nd minute of a contest that the Hammers had dominated for extended periods.
Viviane Asseyi initiated the scoring from the penalty spot after Kirsty Smith was brought down by another former Hammer, Adriana Leon. However, three minutes later, Anna Patten equalized the game heading into half time with a header from a set piece.
Leon contributed to the scoresheet as the home side struggled to handle another set piece. Patten won a flick-on that landed in the path of the Canadian, and she successfully fired home.
However, the Villans secured all three points, as Daly found the back of the net with only minutes to spare through a superb effort.
Skinner told club’s website: “I think if you’ve watched the game, you would’ve seen how good of a performance we’ve put in, but obviously, if you’re just looking at the result then that’s probably a little bit of a different reflection really. But in terms of how the players applied themselves today, I can’t really fault the way that they’ve gone about the game.”
She added: “I think we deserved to come away with a point based on the performance overall; it’s one of our more complete performances, we’ve just not finished when we’ve had the opportunities.
Skinner added: “It’s like chalk and cheese to compare this game to last weeks. To be honest, we played for 40 minutes last week really, in total. The players are aware of that, and we’ve spoken about it. We want to be able to deliver essentially what we delivered against Chelsea and Brighton.”