COVENTRY City Ladies picked up three valuable points at home to West Ham United to keep their Premier League Southern Division title hopes alive.
The home side went ahead on nine minutes when a long ball forward saw West Ham goalkeeper Lauren Picton come off her line but defender Danica Revell had not read her intentions and her header back towards goal presented Craig Nicholls’ side with a one-goal advantage.
The Sky Blues then doubled lead five minutes later. Becky Anderson executed a fine through ball for Destiny Toussaint to take in her stride before neatly finishing past Picton.
Nicholls’ side continued to dominate proceedings but had to settle for a 2-0 win which moves them to within four points of leaders Gillingham with a game in hand over their rivals.
“I think it was a good reaction to the 1-1 draw at Lewes the week before.” said Nicholls.
“The way we played, especially in the first half, shows we are a very good team.
“We stuck to our philosophy which is to play attractive passing football, and although the pitch isn’t great we stuck to our principles and it paid off.
“This result is massive today, another three points that keeps us right in the mix for the title.
“It will also give us great confidence going in to the County Cup final against Coventry Copsewood on Friday night.”