Thomas put in a superb forward display against Liverpool (PA Images)
25 February 2020

West Ham striker Martha Thomas hails team's performance after entertaining victory over Liverpool

West Ham striker Martha Thomas praised her side's 'great team win' after they beat Liverpool 4-2 at Rush Green on Sunday.

The 23 year-old, who has been in and out of the Hammers set-up due to injuries, scored twice and assisted another in a wonderful attacking performance.

And while her individual display was something to celebrate, Thomas insisted the team's first win in three games was the most important thing.

She said: “It was a great team win. We really put it on them. We knew we had to take three points after a few disappointing results.

“We created so many chances and to score four, after a bit of a goal drought, is massive for us. To have different goalscorers, different players involved as well, was important.

“We turned it on. It’s been a difficult couple of weeks but we’ve put four in the back of the net, and it could have been six or more. We’ve got a couple of things to clean up – conceding a set-piece goal and the way they scored their first wasn’t good enough, but we put four away so we’re happy with that."

Turning to her own misfortune with injuries in recent times, Thomas admits it has been a struggle to find consistency.

However, the Wiltshere-born striker now believes her goals against Liverpool can act as a springboard for the rest of the season.

"It’s been a bit tough with the injuries. I feel like I get into a rhythm and then something happens and I’m out for a few weeks," she added.

"To build off of the 75 minutes against Reading and then to get two goals and an assist against Liverpool, I’m really happy. I just want to keep building now."

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