Melbourne City attacker Ashley Hatch says she has more to give following her dominant performance in City’s 1-1 draw with Adelaide United at Lakeside Stadium on Sunday.
The NWSL Rookie of the Year netted her maiden goal for the club against the Reds when she met Rebekah Stott’s cross with a thumping header.
“I’m coming off a huge NWSL season, so just getting used to a new team, a new formation and a new position is always challenging,” the 22-year-old said.
“Anywhere I go I just try to play my game. It doesn’t really matter what age you are; we are all here to play football.
“I try to be a leader by always working hard and hopefully it pays off.
“I definitely have more to give so I’m excited for the rest of the season.”
Despite the frustrating result on Sunday, the American is confident that her team will start converting their chances.
“We needed to score a few more goals in that game,” Hatch said.
“We definitely did a better job of creating chances, but we need to finish and we will definitely be working on that.
“We have lots of leaders out there on the field and our work ethic is pretty great.
“I just think we need to keep working hard at practice, keep creating those chances to get the ball across the box and hopefully start finishing them.”
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