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Harris: We're buzzing for Kullberg

Interim head coach delighted with Swedish defender's hat-trick to seal quarter-final place.

By Heather Miller • 11 February 2024

By Kyle Hemsley
Interim head coach Mikey Harris applauds the travelling fans after our 4-1 FA Cup win.

Emma Kullberg was Albion's FA Cup hero on Sunday and Mikey Harris was over the moon with the defender's incredible eight-minute hat-trick which saw off Wolves and secured our spot in the quarter-finals.

Albion were ahead at the break following Katie Robinson's early opener, but Wolves were then awarded a penalty which Beth Merrick calmly converted to level things up.

It was a disappointing set-back against the Women's National League side, but Kullberg stepped up to save the day, netting her first goal for the club with two minutes of normal time remaining to regain our lead. Within six minutes, she had managed to complete her first professional hat-trick in amazing fashion.

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Harris reflects on dramatic FA Cup victory

"Emma's absolutely buzzing!" said Harris. "She returned to the changing room with her match ball and there was some dancing. Everyone was bouncing off the walls. 

"We're over the moon for her and the team because we worked hard this week on the sorts of goals that we want to score and she scored three of them today in eight minutes."

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Hat-trick hero Kullberg delighted with Wolves win

Harris reflected on his first week as interim boss after overseeing a WSL, League Cup and FA Cup game in the space of seven days. 

He said, "To have three games this week, go to 120 minutes and get knocked out of the Conti Cup on Wednesday too - it's been a challenging week.

"I've been really, really happy with the performances in all three games. What you want is just that result because we know it's a results business.

"You need that for the confidence and the belief in what we're doing and I'm hoping that Sunday's performance and result will go a long way towards that."