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Rosie outlook for West Ham women after first Super League win

PUBLISHED: 12:30 03 October 2018

West Ham women v Yeovil Rosie Kmita scores the winner

West Ham women v Yeovil Rosie Kmita scores the winner

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Super subs give Hammers the edge over Yeovil

West Ham women v Yeovil Erin Simon wins this aerial duelWest Ham women v Yeovil Erin Simon wins this aerial duel

West Ham women’s boss Matt Beard hailed his side as they grabbed their first Super League win against Yeovil on Sunday at Rush Green.

Substitutes Leanne Kiernan and Rosie Kmita scored the vital goals in a 2-1 win, much to the delight of the head coach, who spoke to the Recorder this week.

“It was great to grab our first Super League win of the season against Yeovil Town Ladies on Sunday, especially after we played so well but lost at Arsenal last week,” said Beard.

“We knew this was going to be tough. Yeovil had a couple of weeks to prepare and we knew they were likely to play 4-4-2 and bang it long.

West Ham women v Yeovilbrooke Hendrix on the ballWest Ham women v Yeovilbrooke Hendrix on the ball

“But we coped well, we created a lot of chances and should have taken our chances in the first half.”

Alisha Lehmann and Jane Ross both had golden chances in one-on-one situations, while at the other end, Yeovil had the ball in the net only for it to be ruled out for offside.

“We had two one-on-ones, while their keeper made a great save, though we did have to ride our luck a little bit at the other end,” added Beard.

“It was great to see Leanne Kiernan put us in front in the second half. She has really impressed me so far. She is a raw talent and technically gifted and it was good to see her score with an excellent strike.

West Ham women v Yeovil Leanne Kiernan scores the openerWest Ham women v Yeovil Leanne Kiernan scores the opener

“We let in three goals from corners at Arsenal and we conceded another from a set-piece on Sunday, so that is something we will have to work on.”

Kiernan had to come off injured shortly after her goal and though she has now gone away with Ireland, she does have a nasty gash on her knee which will need time to heal.

“Our other substitute Rosie Kimita got the winner on Sunday and it was a superb strike. I saw her last season in the lower division when I was watching West Ham and she always had a good left foot,” said Beard.

“She said she just waited for the ball to come down, held her breath and let fly. She has stepped up to the Super League really well and it is great to see her succeed.

West Ham women v Yeovil Alisha Lehmann in actionWest Ham women v Yeovil Alisha Lehmann in action

“We have two weeks now until our next game at Manchester City, but I have to say that I am delighted with the way things have gone so far.

“Four points from the first three games gives us a real marker for the rest of the season. We know we will be competitive, but it will still take time.

“We will see after eight games how much progress we have made, but everyone is delighted with the way things have gone and we have been really pleased with the crowds we have had so far.”

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