A few minutes later, Adriana Leon battled down the left flank, and her cross into the six-yard box left Katerina Svitkova with an easy finish and her first goal for West Ham.
Both scorers had their share of chances in a slightly more lively second period. But it was substitute Hawa Cissoko who dealt the final blow with the host’s third goal six minutes from time.
West Ham (4–4-2): Arnold; Redisch (Joel 72), Fisk (Cissoko 66), Flaherty, Vetterlein; Svitkova, Cho, Longhurst, Pacheco (Thomas 46); Leon (Nor 84), van Egmond
Subs: Brosnan, Kiernan, Lehmann, Nor
Durham (4-4-2): Reid; Wilson, Hill, Robson (Greenwood 76), Christon; Holmes (Galloway 46), Salicki, Bradley (Roberts 46), Lambert; Hepple, Sharpe
Subs: Borthwick, Brown
Referee: Steven Hughes