Hammers hat-trick hero


Viviane Asseyi scored a fine hat-trick for West Ham United women’s team beat Bristol City 3-0 in the Sunday friendly.

The Irons were back in pre-season action playing their first home fixture since May.

With new boss Rehanne Skinner making her first appearance there could hardly have been a better start for her and the squad.

And that was down to Asseyi’s finishing in the second half. The France international had missed several decent opportunities in the opening 45 minutes but collected the match ball at the end of the game.


And afterwards she told “It was a very nice feeling to score three goal. It’s my first hat-trick for West Ham, so I’m really happy. It may only be a friendly game, but I want to score as many goals as I can because I’m a striker and that is my job. 

“I’m not happy about the chances that I missed before I scored, but I think I showed good mentality to keep going and eventually my goals came, and I hope that I will be able to keep scoring throughout the season.”

“It was good to be back here in front of the fans. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen our fans and today, like every time, they were supporting us and cheering us on. 

“To see them happy during the game as we were scoring goals made me really happy too. They are so important to us, and they will be throughout this season, so I really hoped the enjoyed what they saw and they come again to watch us.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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