Women's Sports: "West Ham 5-0 defeat to Man City should be a wake-up call to us," says Gilly Flaherty

Gilly Flaherty

After Sunday's 5-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City - Captain Gilly Flaherty marks the game as being a "wake up call". 

The 'Happy Hammers' were left feeling everything but that emotion after a "disappointing performance at City's home ground: the Academy Stadium.  

Flaherty stated "as players we have to ownership. We need to look at ourselves in the mirror and reflect on our performance. It wasn't good enough".

After a deflating performance West Ham head into a two-game week with Lewes visiting Rush Green on Wednesday in the FA Women's Continental League Cup before Reading travel to east London on Sunday in the FA Women's Super League. 

After acknowledging that the Hammers need to be "less fearful and show their quality, to be able to show the potential that the team have of battling at the top end of the table" Gilly Flaherty went on to explain that she did not sign for this club to be battling relegation or to be a mid-table sitting team. 

West Ham is currently eighth in the FA Women's Super League after winning just two from the first half of the season. 

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