Kirsty McGuinness discusses her hat-trick in 4-0 win

Posted : 16th May 2014

Kirsty McGuinness spoke to after her hat-trick in Wednesday night's 4-0 league win for Linfield Ladies FC.

"I'm naturally delighted to have scored a hat-trick for Linfield tonight but the main thing is that we got the 3 points. It was a good 4-0 win for the team and I'm pleased to have contributed with the goals. The goals are a bonus however, as it was the win that was the most important thing for us.

They were all good goals for us tonight but then every goal is a good goal. As long as the ball goes over the line, that is all that matters. It doesn't matter if it's a header, a shot, a mis-hit or a fluke with the ball hitting you and going in, every goal is important.

It was good to get the win after losing narrowly to Glentoran in our last game. That was a setback but we've worked hard and put that result behind us and we showed tonight what a good squad we have here with an important and hard fought win.

We'll regroup and work hard now, as we prepare for what will be a tough game away to Mid-Ulster in Cookstown next week. We'll be going all out for 3 points in that game but it'll be far from easy, as they're a really good side with some very good players.

We were all really sad to see Emma McAleese go off injured tonight and we hope she'll recover quickly and get back playing again soon, as she's a vitally important member of our squad. There's real togetherness in our squad and we all work well and get on really well together.

It's incredible that we had 14 year old Lauren Robson coming on to make her first team debut tonight. She's been fantastic in training and she fully deserves getting a chance in the squad tonight. I thought she was immense when she came on for us tonight.

All the girls in our squad are determined to give it our all this season and we'll see where we end up, come the end of the season. The manager has made some excellent signings to strengthen the squad and we showed in the 2nd half last week against Glentoran how well we can play against the top teams and it was just a pity we didn't get the draw we probably deserved for our 2nd half performance. However, while we were disappointed to lose 2-1, our confidence and our belief weren't affected, as we showed tonight with this positive response in our 4-0 win."

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