Kmita targeting dual Cup runs with West Ham Ladies

Rosie Kmita

Rosie Kmita is targeting success in two Cup competitions this season with West Ham United Ladies, as the side prepares for a key contest with Keynsham Town.

The Hammers welcome Keynsham to Rush Green Stadium on Sunday in the quarter finals of the FA WPL Plate, and head into the fixture in good form.

Having picked up two wins and a draw in their last three matches, the Irons also secured their place in the Isthmian League Cup final after besting Whyteleafe 4-0, and Kmita is eyeing a run to another final.

The forward has won silverware before, collecting a trophy during her time with Tottenham Hotspur, and Kmita is desperate to add to her haul with West Ham.

“Our achievements, realistically, involve winning the Cups,” she told “We want to focus on that. We want silverware. We want to prove to everyone we are good enough to win silverware and that’s what we’re aiming for. We’re preparing for this game against Keynsham with everything we’ve got.”

“Winning a cup is the best feeling in the world. Picking up that trophy at the end of a hard-fought match is just incredible. It’s amazing and I want us as a team to feel that.

“We deserve something from this season and we really want it to be silverware. To win something with these girls would be just incredible.”

West Ham earned a credible draw in their last contest, away to Crystal Palace, and could have left Bromley with all three points if not for a linesman’s flag, with Molly Peters tucking home in the final moments of the game.

Kmita was gutted that her side’s performance didn’t get them the win but wants to see the team show the same attitude and commitment this weekend as they seek to reach the last four of the WPL Plate.

She said of Sunday: “It was a good game. I thought we were going to nick it. I don’t think Molly was offside for the goal so we should have won it.

“I thought we were the better team, to be honest. I thought we offered a lot and, at times, I think we scared Palace. I was really impressed with our showing. It was so, so good, and we just need to take that into this Sunday.”