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Findlay delight over first City hattrick

By Olly Wood | 11th November 2021

Little over a week ago Holly Findlay netted her first York City Ladies’ hattrick since joining the club last March in a 6-1 win over Wallsend B.C.

The winger has discussed her surprise and delight at achieving the feat.

She said: “I was shocked and happy to score a hattrick. I’m usually in for assists or breaking up the play with a hard press so I was really pleased to score three.”

Each goal she scored was different, showing other elements of the attackers’ game, the first was a classic poachers finish in the six-yard box converting a driven Jo Symington cross, the second heading home a Rebecca Fevers cross and the third a brilliantly struck effort from outside the box.

Findlay continued: “I’ve not really been working on my finishing in particular. I’ve scored in the past with my head, and I can use either foot. I have been working on my positioning and body shape which is something that’s being coached into me.”

The trio of goals against Wallsend took Findlay to five goals for the season having previously scored against Brighouse Sport and South Shields. The forward is hoping to continue to chip in with goals this campaign but hasn’t pressured herself with a goal target.

“I don’t have a target, although I’d like to think a goal every other game or so isn’t out of the question”, she added.

Playing alongside Sophie Tinson and Shannon Durkin in the Minsterbelles attack, Findlay has relished working with them, linking up to create and score goals helping City to a very strong start to the league this season.

“I love playing with Sophie, she is hard working and just magically seems to be on the end of my passes. I try to switch to Shan on the far side when I can, as a three it’s really positive at the moment," Findlay said.

Assistant manager Lee Robinson discussed how Findlay deserved her goals in the Wallsend win after working hard and putting in impressive performances this season, the winger acknowledges the effort needed to continue the good start to the season.

He added: “The whole season is going to be tough as we have such high standards. Confidence needs to be high but complacency should be controlled, we have some difficult games ahead of us and although we want to win every game we need to keep our composure and remain calm.”

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