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Powell Happy With Hat-Trick And Cup Win

Powell Happy With Hat-Trick And Cup Win

Tom Powell was happy to see his hat-trick contribute to a win in last night's East Riding FA Senior Cup victory over Chalk Lane.

After a goalless first half at the Roy West Centre, Powell opened the scoring with his first of the night when finishing Elliot Holmes' cross from close-range just before the hour mark.

It was 2-0 on 85 minutes when the striker showed great composure in the box to finish past Phil Dobson in the Chalk Lane goal before firing home from inside the box to complete his hat-trick three minutes after being picked out in the middle by Callum Smith.

"Obviously I was very happy with the hat-trick but overall I was just glad it contributed to a win for the team," Powell said.

"The pleasing thing is that they were all different types of finishes and goals, which I'm also happy with.

"It's good for my confidence but I'm always confident in my ability. I'm confident that if I can get in the right positions and the ball comes to me, I'll finish it but my focus is already on the next game now."

Reflecting more on the 3-0 win, Powell continued: "The first half was difficult. We had a few chances that I thought we should have been more clinical with.

"They were a very physical team and we knew it would be a real physical test compared to the league games we play in.

"We knew we had to be professional and be on the top of our game to get the win. We got a little frustrated at times in the first half but we still played well.

"We came out of the blocks quickly in the second half though and it was good to get our reward for that with the opening goal.

"We were more clinical after the break and that told with the two further goals we scored in the last ten minutes although we still could have scored a few more."