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Thomas Collins hat-trick relief as Kilwinning Rangers striker ends four-year wait for treble

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Thomas Collins had an explanation for sending shots out of Buffs Park on Saturday – he was desperate to score his first hat-trick in four years.The Kilwinning Rangers striker had two goals to his name by the interval as his side bossed Bonnyton Thistle in their West of Scotland League Premier Division encounter.But the former Beith ace badly wanted to make it a treble and ended up snatching at chances and shooting on sight after the break.In the end, Collins achieved his aim with an emphatic finish into the roof of the net five minutes from time to complete a resounding 4-0 victory."You take any goals as a striker and I'm hungry to score all the time," he told Ayrshire Football News afterwards. "I was really delighted to get a hat-trick and the victory."That's three wins in a row for the first time since the start of the season so that's positive – and it's my first hat-trick since the first game of 2018 for Beith so really happy with that.The Ayrshire Live app is available to download now.Get all the local news in your area – plus features, football news and the latest on the coronavirus crisis – at your fingertips 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories while you can customise your page with the sections that matter to you.The Ayrshire Live app is available to download now on iOS and Android."It's always something in a striker's mind; when you get two goals, you want to get a hat-trick.

It maybe showed in a few of my second-half finishes when I had a couple over the fence and one off the post!"But I managed to show a bit of composure at the end when I brought one inside and finished it with my left foot which is my weaker foot.

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