Reading FC Women’s manager Kelly Chambers was left frustrated after her side continued their bad run of form, losing 2-1 to West Ham United.

Going 2-0 down in the second half, Faye Bryson pulled one back, but they were unable to recover the situation.

The Royals are now winless in nine matches, slumping from the cusp of the top four to comfortably bottom-half, 14 points behind fourth-placed Manchester City.

Speaking to the club media after the match, Chambers felt that the side failed to implement the work they had put in on the training ground.

She said: “I'm just frustrated because I've said, first off be resilient at the back I don't think we did that today. We didn't implement the tactics, as we have done in training this week.

“We've been so solid in everything else in training so in the first half, I'm really disappointed.

“I thought there was some good individual performances today. And obviously, you can see from looking at the past performances there's obviously players missing we've got Emma Harries, Chloe Peplow players who have added something whether it was from the start, whether it was from half-time or during the game.

“I'll always try and look at the positives, what can we take into the next game but for me, I'm disappointed because we had a chance of going sixth today. And we didn't. We didn't go and grab that point by both hands.

““If I look across the game at 90 minutes, I think I'd probably be disappointed not to come away with a point. We know we always have a really close game with West Ham, but if we defend like that, we're going to concede.

“As I said to the girls at the end, we gave everything too late today.”

Just two matches remain in the Women’s Super League, with Leicester City and Manchester City remaining in the top-flight of English women’s football.

The highest Chambers’ side can finish is fifth, if they win both of their matches and results go their way, which will be their joint-second best finish since joining the division in 2015.

However, two defeats and results going against them could see a 10th placed finish, the club’s lowest in the WSL.