West Ham United 1-1 Birmingham Metropolis: Blues decide up first level of season

Claudia Walker (center) joined West Ham from Birmingham Metropolis in July 2021

Birmingham Metropolis picked up their first level of the season as Louise Quinn’s equaliser denied West Ham a 3rd successive Ladies’s Tremendous League win.

Blues skipper Quinn tapped residence from a yard out within the 67th minute after Harriet Scott’s header from a nook had hit the bar.

Claudio Walker had opened the scoring for the Hammers with a fierce strike from vary after 54 minutes.

Birmingham held on to finish a run of 5 straight league defeats.

In frequent with different WSL fixtures on Sunday, each side linked arms earlier than the sport to point out solidarity with gamers in america who’ve made sexual misconduct allegations in opposition to English coach Paul Riley.

Nationwide Ladies’s Soccer League crew North Carolina Braveness sacked Riley following the allegations, which he denies.

Hosts West Ham dominated an uneventful first half at Victoria Street and deservedly took the lead via former Birmingham ahead Walker.

The Hammers might have doubled their benefit moments later via Tameka Yallop, whose shot from a decent angle was palmed behind by Blues keeper Marie Hourihan.

Blues hit again from a set piece and defended resolutely within the closing levels to assert a degree that takes them one away from the WSL’s backside aspect Leicester Metropolis who misplaced 2-0 to Chelsea.

Line-ups

West Ham Ladies

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Arnold
  • 23Cissoko
  • 5Flaherty
  • 12Longhurst
  • 10Svitková
  • 13Yallop
  • 32BrynjarsdóttirSubstituted forStringerat 80′minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 2Wyne
  • 19Leon
  • 9WalkerBooked at 7minsSubstituted forFilisat 88′minutes
  • 14Hasegawa

Substitutes

  • 4Stringer
  • 7Evans
  • 15Parker
  • 17Filis
  • 18Leat
  • 20Joel
  • 24Cairns

B’ham Metropolis Ladies

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Hourihan
  • 14Finn
  • 4Quinn
  • 30Lawley
  • 25Holloway
  • 3Scott
  • 8Robertson
  • 17Quinn
  • 19WhippSubstituted forSarriat 77′minutes
  • 23WhelanSubstituted forRyan-Doyleat 78′minutes
  • 11Pennock

Substitutes

  • 2Sandvej
  • 7Sarri
  • 12Smith
  • 22Ryan-Doyle
  • 32Cowie
  • 34Phillips
  • 35Clark

Referee:
Lucy Might

Attendance:
1,142

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