London City Lionesses Head Coach Lisa Fallon issues instructions during the match London City Lionesses v Sheffield United Women, Womens Championship football match, Princes Park Stadium, Dartford, UK - 06 Sep 2020 Photo: Robin Parker for The FA

‘I can’t ask any more from my players’ says London City Lionesses head coach Fallon

London City Lionesses head coach Lisa Fallon was proud of the effort of her players as The Pride were defeated 1-0 by Durham this afternoon in the FA Women’s Championship.

Beth Hepple netted the only goal of the game for the home side in the first half as London City Lionesses fell to a second defeat in three matches.

It was a case of fine margins with there being very little to separate the two sides at Maiden Castle and after the match, London City Lionesses head coach Fallon told FA Women’s Super League Full-Time that she thought that her players gave her everything.

“Anyone who saw that game will have seen that Durham were more than in a game” said Fallon. “They were lucky to come out with the victory.

“There are a couple of things that we are still working on and those little margins are going to come.

“I can’t ask any more than what they gave out there today, they gave absolutely everything.

“They did everything we talked about in terms of the game plan and the execution and at the end of the game, they (Durham) were screaming for the game to be over.”

After taking on some of the division’s elite in their opening three games, The Pride can now look towards facing some opponents further down the FA Women’s Championship table in the coming weeks and Fallon believes that the results will begin to come.

She added “We are building here, this is the club’s second year in existence. It is about a process and about being patient and having that belief about what we are doing.

“Anyone who is watching us can see what we are doing and can see what we are building.

“There are no easy games in this division and we prepare for our next game to exactly the same standard as we prepared for this one.

“I know it is coming (the first win) and when it comes that will be the turning point.”

London City Lionesses will face Lewes in their latest FA Women’s Championship match at Princes Park next Sunday.

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