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Tottenham sisters help Brighton thrash Kingston

By River Reporter Oct 24, 2013

Tottenham ladies’ stars Rosie and Mollie Kmita shone for Brighton University’s ladies 1st team as they thrashed Kingston ladies 1st team 7-1 in a very one-sided affair on Wednesday afternoon.

A stunning hat-trick from Rosie was the highlight of the game as a disappointing performance from the home side means they still await their first victory of the season.

“The result reflected our inexperience as a team,” said captain Naomi Ponting. “We lacked a lot of fitness and our confidence dropped after the first goal.”

Crushing defeat

Brighton took a deserved lead after 20 minutes with Rosie Kmita heading in a brilliant cross.

A second goal quickly followed from striker Megan Thompson after Kingston failed to clear a Mollie Kmita corner which Thompson slammed in the back of the net as Kingston trailed 2-0 at the break.

Things went from bad to worse for Kingston in the second half as Brighton stepped up a gear with Captain Orla Diamond heading Brighton’s third from a corner.

Disappointing performance 

“I think we played really well today,” said Diamond. “I’m very pleased with the team’s performance, especially Rosie, although she plays at such a high level so it was expected.”

Rosie completed her hat-trick with a goal either side of the hour mark to make it 5-0 to Brighton with the first, a fantastic strike from the edge of the box after good link up play with her sister Mollie, the pick of the bunch.

A penalty from Kate Donnan made it 6-0 to the visitors before Kingston got on the scoresheet through centre-back Lianne Davidson’s bundled effort to make it 6-1.

Room for improvement

“We tried to play good football but unfortunately Brighton are a very good team,” said Ponting. “We need to work on our positioning ahead of the next game.”

Brighton made it 7-1 to cap their dominating victory, which included hitting the woodwork twice, after Diamond headed in her second from a Kmita corner minutes before the final whistle.

“We’ve maintained our unbeaten start to the season, which is good,” said Diamond. “Overall, I feel we were much stronger than Kingston and deserved the win.”

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