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West Ham off to Wembley


Filed: Monday, 15th April 2019
By: Staff Writer


West Ham's women's team will be contesting the Women's FA Cup Final at Wembley next month after beating Reading in their semi final.

Having drawn 1-1 after 90 minutes and extra time, a penalty shootout was required to determine who would be going through to the Final in May.

And the Hammers secured passage to next month's big spectacular by securing a 4-3 win on penalties - with South Korean Cho So-Hyun grabbing the decisive penalty.

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Rachel Furness had put the hosts ahead early in the second half with a strong header following a good cross from the right.

However West Ham found themselves back on level terms through their first real effort of the match, scored by Alisha Lehmann.

The Royals were granted a gilt-edged opportunity to retake the lead 20 minutes from time when Bruton's shot was clearly handled by West Ham's Flaherty.

However fortunately for West Ham, Williams' penalty beat 'keeper Moorehouse but not the woodwork.

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As the match went to penalties, both teams scored with their opening spot kick before missing their second - and for Reading, their third before Leon sidefooted home to give West Ham a 2-1 lead.

Longhurst was the only player to miss one of the last four spot kicks sending the shootout into sudden death with the score locked at 3-3.

And after Moore had seen her penalty saved by Moorhouse, Cho So-Hyun converted to send Matt Beard's side into next month's final against Manchester City with a 4-3 shootout win.

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West Ham Utd: Moorhouse, Simon (Sampson 104), Hendrix, Flaherty (c), Lehmann (Kmita 118), Kiernan (Leon 59), Ross, Rafferty, Longhurst, Reichardt (Visalli 50), Cho.

Subs not used: Spencer.

Booked: Cho, Simon.

Goals: Lehmann (56).

Reading: Moloney, Pacheco, Potter (c) (Howard 104), Bartrip, Harding, Allen, Moore, Bailey (Honnudottir 68), Williams (Davison 101), Bruton, Furness.

Subs not used: Jane, Pearce, Estcourt, Laws

Booked: Potter, Harding, Moore, Bruton.

Goals: Furness (48).

Attendance: 2,334.





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