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Kim Little was full of praise for her team's performance as Hibernian defeated Queen's Park 4-0 in the Scottish Women's Premier League Cup Final, in which she scored a hat-trick.
The 17-year-old told Women's Soccer Scene: "It was a good win and a great day all round for us. Queen's Park were a hard working side who never gave up but we played well on the day.
"I am showing no disrespect at all to Queen's Park but we could have scored a few times and more and won by a bigger margin."
Kim remained modest about her three goals, two of which were finished off after solo runs. "I was playing on the left side of midfield, which is not my usual position," she said. "It was a team performance and the team won the match on the day - it was just that I got the goals. It is always good to score a hat-trick in any game but to do it in a Cup Final was great."
Kim admitted that the memories of last season's League Cup Final defeat at the hands of Edinburgh Ladies acted as a great pre-match spur for the Hibernian players. "Last season, we just never played at all," she recalled. "Edinburgh were way better than us on the day and deserved their victory.
"It was pleasing to get a win and get hold of the only trophy we didn't win last season. I am only 17 but have now won all three major trophies in ladies football, and it's a great achievement for me."
After their recent 3-2 victory over Glasgow City, Hibernian could well be in the driving seat to keep hold of their league title but Kim is taking nothing for granted. "There are a lot of good teams in the league now and the matches are getting harder," she says. "Glasgow and Edinburgh always give us a tough match and Celtic should be quite strong, although we haven't played them yet.
"However the Hibs squad is definitely improving, especially after Gemma Faye and Pauline Hamill joined in the summer. We are playing better football and passing it around more now."
As well as chasing domestic trophies, there is plenty of work ahead for Kim at international level and the outstanding youngster is becoming a regular in the full Scotland squad. "I'm really enjoying playing in the UEFA qualifiers," she enthuses, "and against the likes of Sweden and England in friendlies. It's not been the best of starts to our group results wise but we have played well and no-one has beaten us heavily. We were only beaten 1-0 to Denmark in our last match and didn't deserve to lose to them.
"We have a lot of very good young players coming through and the more experience we get against the top sides, the better we will be."
Kim is also expected to feature for the under-19s in their bid to reach next summer's UEFA Under-19 Championship Finals in France. "It would mean a lot for us to reach the Finals as we have only qualified once before," she says. "A lot of the players have played together since we were under-15s and it would be a great experience for all the girls if we could get there. I can't wait to play in the next
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