Post by Everton News. on Jan 22, 2023 17:54:56 GMT
A dominant Everton triumphed at Walton Hall Park on Sunday afternoon as they beat West Ham United 3-0.
It was the Blues' third Women's Super League win on the bounce, the first time they have achieved this feat since October 2020 in what was an impressive outing for Brian Sorensen's side.
It only took three minutes for Karen Holmgaard to head Everton in-front with Megan Finnigan doubling the advantage nine minutes later.
Everton had to overcome a storm of West Ham pressure in the second half, but the points were wrapped up in style as Aggie Beever-Jones fired a thunderbolt from range.
The hosts began on the front-foot and found their opener in a well-worked set piece.
Nicoline Sorensen played a corner short to Jess Park who burst along the right flank and fired the ball into the box. It found Karen Holmgaard who connected with the header as her effort arrived past MacKenzie Arnold to give Everton the lead.
The Blues advantage was doubled on 12 minutes.
Sorensen stepped up on the corner flag and delivered the ball excellently for Finnigan to rise highest and head in a second for the Toffees.
The visitors grew into the encounter during the second half as the Everton backline persevered to overcome the Hammers pressure.
It was ultimately rewarded as substitute Aggie Beever-Jones produced a moment of true quality.
Reminiscent of Gabby George's strike a week prior, Aurora Galli found the English forward in the middle of the park. She took a yard of space before firing the ball high into the top corner, her first in the English top-flight.
Everton will hope to carry their momentum into next weekend as they begin their Vitality Women's FA Cup campaign against Birmingham City on Merseyside.