West Ham Ladies enjoyed one of the greatest nights in their history with a bumper crowd flocking to Upton Park to see the Hammers take on fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
The record crowd of 1,741 at the Boleyn Ground helped to cheer the Ladies on to a famous 1-0 victory that,
in turn, helped to boost confidence after a run of three heavy defeats to Charlton Athletic, Coventry United and Portsmouth.
In years to come March 2016 could be seen as one of the biggest months in West Ham Ladies’ history and the dawn of an exciting new era for the club.
Their game against Tottenham Hotspur Ladies at the Boleyn Ground on March 8 showed just how far
they’ve come from some pretty awful and depressing lows in the four years that Blowing Bubbles has covered the club.
West Ham Ladies boss Marc Nurse rings the changes as Ladies aim for strong finish with new signings including Cindy Ferreira
West Ham Ladies strengthened their squad in January, as manager Marc Nurse made three signings.
Lauren Picton joined from Tottenham Hotspur and Liz Berkeley made the switch from Millwall, while Ilona Dronne and Claire Lallart made the move to east London from French giants Paris Saint-Germain and Toulouse.
Manager Marc Nurse has heaped praise on his young squad for their attitude and enthusiasm following a difficult first half of the campaign.
The Hammers currently sit eighth in the FA Women’s Premier League Southern Division and are in their own mini-league in the bottom half of the table with Lewes, QPR and C&K Basildon.
‘I could not be happier than I am playing for this great club’ West Ham Ladies 'keeper Aditi Chauhan confident about her future
Her arrival at West Ham Ladies in August saw Aditi Chauhan unwittingly thrust into the spotlight as she became the first Indian woman to play in English league football.
In what she describes as a ‘crazy’ period, she’d gone from a foreign exchange student at Loughborough University to international football star, Indian role model and self-driven ambassador for women’s sport.
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The latest news, views and opinion from West Ham United Ladies by Blowing Bubbles editor David Blackmore.