Brislington Ladies v West Ham United Ladies
A hattrick from Rosie Kmita and a wonder-goal by Amber Stobbs inspired West Ham United Ladies to a dominant 6-0 win over Brislington in the FA WPL Plate second round.
Two goals from the winger inside 26 minutes put the Irons in control at half-time and Molly Peters added a third for the Hammers on the hour.
Stobbs fired home a sensational effort from distance on 70 minutes before Kelly Wealthall added a fifth.
And, with just moment remaining, Kmita was on hand to grab her third goal, ending a perfect afternoon away for the West Ham Ladies.
It took less than ten minutes for the Hammers to take the lead in Sunday’s match as Mollie Kmita, who just moments earlier saw her own shot well saved, played in a scrumptious cross, which sister Rosie headed in from close range.
The match could, and probably should, have been level just minutes later however. Jodie Arkell managed to touch the ball past goalkeeper Grace Staunton but the Brislington forward’s shot bounced back off the cross-bar.
The Hammers then saw two shots in less than a minute strike the woodwork. The first came from Peters, who had a shot saved and tipped onto the bar by Vicky Powell, and then Stobbs clattered the woodwork with a free-kick.
On 26 minutes, it was 2-0. A delightful flick from Stobbs played Peters in, behind the Brislington defence. The striker selflessly played the ball across to Kmita, who coolly stroked in her second of the game.
For a brief moment, it looked like the Hammers had scored another just a few minutes later. Andria Georgiou’s low effort clattered the base of the far post and rolled along the goal line, but the referee deemed Powell had collected the ball before it rolled in for West Ham’s third.
Just 15 minutes into the second half the Irons killed the game off as Peters grabbed a deserved goal, squeezing the ball home after a battle for possession in the Brislington penalty area.
The introduction of Chantelle Mackie, Jasmine Auguste and Kelly Wealthall in the first 20 minutes of the second period saw West Ham revert to a more familiar 4-3-3, with the latter testing Powell just a few moments after she entered the fray.
With 20 minutes left on the clock Stobbs netted a fantastic effort, finding the top corner with an unstoppable drive from around 25 yards out. Wealthall then joined in, tucking home the team’s fifth finish just moments later.
Leanne Mabey came close to adding to the score-line with a superb header, but a late hand from Powell denied the defender what appeared to be a certain goal.
But with a minute left on the clock Rosie Kmita was in the right place again, toe poking her finish past Powell and into the far corner for her hat-trick.
Brislington: Powell; Whelan (c), Bray, Jones, Heal; Osman, Gunter, Vandries, Maggs; Arkell, Warole
Substitutes: Kirby, Jefferies, Coles, Vogt, Adams
West Ham United: Staunton; Wheeler (Mackie 46’), Mabey, Austin; M Kmita, Burr (Auguste 46’), Cooper (c), Georgiou (Wealthall 64’), R Kmita; Stobbs, Peters
Substitutes: Mackie, Auguste, Wealthall
Goals: R Kmita 10’ 26’ 89’, Peters 60’, Stobbs 70’, Wealthall 76’