Hayes praises improved team after Brighton victory

As was seen in our 6-1 victory at Manchester United and our 4-0 win against Birmingham City, the Blues substitutes made an immediate impact and that was the case once again at Kingsmeadow on Saturday.

England had only been on the pitch three minutes before the No.9 netted a crucial third goal and Hayes commented on her performance. 

‘Every striker wants to score goals and I said to her, the impact that players are having from our bench will mean that there will be a moment when she’s going to come in and score an important goal for the team.

‘Everyone is really happy for her because that is what her confidence needed.

‘If I could play all of them at once, it would be an ideal world, but I can’t. What I know Beth brings to this team, whether she starts or comes from the bench, is that she’s a goal scorer.

‘Scoring that third goal today, shows the quality she has got and if we are to win on all fronts, we need players, whether they are starting or not starting, to be able to do that throughout the 90 minutes.’