2019 World Cup: Australia vs Jamaica Group C

The Matildas World Cup campaign had not gone exactly to plan. In a tough group featuring Brazil and Italy, Australia faced Jamaica relying on goal difference to hold onto second place.

Two first-half headers and two close-range finishes in the second gave Australia the 4-1 win they needed.

Going into the match the team was unaware how many goals were needed to score, but Kerr played with an almost single-minded determination to get the result, scoring a crucial fourth goal by ruthlessly chasing down the keeper to tap into the net.

โ€œI actually wanted moreโ€ was her response to the historic achievement.

She became the first Australian to score a hat-trick in a World Cup match and most importantly, the Matildas were through to the next round.

โ€œI told her after the match that its good to sit back and watch her playโ€ said Jamaica coach Hue Menzies, โ€œIโ€™d pay to watch her.โ€