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Thomson in market after injury blow
« on: February 01, 2007, 10:31:16 AM »
WHILE the male Hammers have been busy in the transfer window, West Ham United Ladies manager Sam Thomson is currently scouring the loan market for an experienced senior goalkeeper.

The Hammers are facing the last few months of the season with only one fit senior goalkeeper after an horrific injury to former England international Claire Lacey in a London County Cup tie at Arsenal, when she suffered broken ribs and a damaged pelvis.

With reserve team keeper Sian Jenkins still recovering from an operation it left club stalwart Tracy Sendall as the only fit senior keeper at the weekend.

FA Premier

Women's League

West Ham United 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 2

AFTER a goalless first half in which the Hammers had several good opportunities to take the lead, Brighton finally broke stand-in keeper's Julia Setford's resistance to win 2-1.

Against the run of play, the visitors took the lead in the opening minute of the second half but following a period of West Ham dominance, they drew level on 75 minutes through Sam Pittuck.

However, it was Brighton who grabbed the winner 15 minutes from time after the Hammers had gone close to scoring on several occasions.

West Ham United: Setford, Hutchinson, Barling, Kemp, Roache, Crump, Lewis (King), Boardman (Hoy), Pittuck, Morgan, Grafton.

FA Women's Premier Reserve League West Ham United 0 Crystal Palace 1

ONLY a disputed second half penalty separated the two sides as the Hammers reserves were edged out by Palace in contentious circumstances.

However despite the defeat, manager Steve Coombs was highly delighted with the overall performance of his side.

"This is a totally different team to that which started the season and I am delighted with the performance today," he said.

"We are working as a team and the fact that two of our players have been away with the first team this week is much better than winning games at this level.

"Aimee Draine deservedly got drafted into the senior squad and Aimee Pooley was involved in the first team in midweek in the London Cup tie at Arsenal."

West Ham United: Sendall, Deans, Goddard, Barnard, Cooper (Beard), Willis, Pooley, Pivniceiu, Scott, Beale, Allen.