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Zamora impressed by women's team's progress

Albion legend Bobby Zamora has been impressed by the strides made by the club’s women’s team in recent years, and believes the side is going in the right direction under Hope Powell.

By James Hilsum • 15 October 2019

By Geoff Penn
Bobby Zamora watches on at The People's Pension Stadium.

Zamora saw Albion beaten 3-1 by West Ham United at The People’s Pension Stadium on Sunday, but feels there were plenty of positives for the side to take from the game.

He said, “I was very impressed and thoroughly enjoyed it. I took my daughter with me and she had a great time.

“She’s already asked to go back and watch another game. It’s great that there’s another fan for the women’s team, but I’m also really impressed with the girls, because they played some great football.

“It was just about being more clinical in that final third. Overall, I was very impressed all round.”

By Geoff Penn
Dani Bowman in action against West Ham United.

The Seagulls frontman explained that Dani Bowman was one of the stand-out players on the day, and felt that the result was a harsh overall reflection of the game.

“Her drive really stood out [Bowman], and I could see why she was captain. Her work ethic, control and passing was very good.

“I was blown away by her to be honest. I thought Victoria [Williams] at centre-back was very good too, but there was a lot of talent all over the pitch. It was just that end product in the final third which was missing.

“The team got into some great positions, and that is all that was missing from their game. No doubt Hope will be working on that with the team. The scoreline flattered West Ham because it certainly wasn’t that sort of game.”

By Geoff Penn
Aileen Whelan celebrates scoring against Chelsea earlier this season

The legendary striker is also pleased to see that the quality of the women’s team is improving alongside the men’s side, and commented on what he believes is a very bright future for the club as a whole.

“It’s great to see that the men’s and women’s sides are going in that direction. The women’s set-up is getting more and more professional, which is fantastic.

“You are seeing that improvement across the whole club, in terms of the young talent which is coming through the academy and with the training ground extension too.

“It’s just about getting there in the right way. Tony and the board of directors are doing a brilliant job in that sense.”

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