Hull City suffered a 0-4 defeat against West Brom Women at Haworth Park, as the Tigresses now turn their focus onto next week’s away game against Nottingham Forest Women.
Keeley Davies, Trina Greaves, Jade Arber and Natalie Murray all scored for the Baggies to send them fourth in the FA Women’s National League.
“We had the desire in that Huddersfield game, we was just beaten by the better team but the desire was there, Fylde two weeks ago we was beaten by the better team on the day but the desire was there, that’s the bit what was lacking today,” said Costello.
West Brom opened the scoring in just the second minute, Davies latched onto a cross from Grace Riglar and her shot went in off the post to give the visitors the lead.
It was a good chance for the Tigresses moments later, Suey Smith’s through ball narrowly missed Katie Thompson who was streaming through on goal.
The Baggies had back-to-back chances from Leigh Dugmore but Abi Wallace denied her on both occasions. As it was fantastic save from Wallace to set the Tigresses on a counter attack up-field but City failed to capitalise on good field position. As another good save from Wallace moments later as she parried the shot for a West Brom corner.
Big chance for the Tigresses three minutes from the half-time break. Liberty Bott played in Emily Smith who struck the ball but their keeper made a good save to prevent her from equalising
West Brom doubled their lead three minutes after half-time as Greaves slotted past Wallace to put the Baggies two goals in front.
The Baggies thought they had a third in the 85th minute, as a goal line scramble ensured in the box as West Brom rattled the crossbar. The rebound scuffled in but the referee disallowed the goal for a foul.
Arber scored their 3rd off the afternoon with five minutes remaining as the striker headed the ball into an empty net.
Albion then scored their fourth moments before the full time whistle, a through ball and Murray made no mistake to score the game’s fourth goal.
Adi Costello said: “Everyone is frustrated and it comes down to a poor performance but we pick ourselves up and go again next week.”
Hull City Ladies now play Nottingham Forest Women away next Sunday before they play Sheffield FC at Haworth Park on the 1st November.
1. Abigail Wallace, 2. Eden Pederson, 5. Ellice Jackman, 9. Jo Symington, 25. Florence Pegrum, 15. Suey Smith, 8. Ellie Tanser 7. Liberty Bott, 12. Emily Smith, 14. Katie Thompson, 10. Rachael Ackroyd
Subs: Beech, Skinner, Allen, Westmorland Cooke.
Photograph by Kevin Greene, Kevin Greene Photography