Wycombe striker Stuart Beavon says his hat-trick in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy first round came after criticism for being too shot-shy.
The 27-year-old moved on to 12 goals in 85 games for the Chairboys in Tuesday's 3-1 win over Bristol Rovers.
"I've had a lot of stick for not shooting and tonight I hit everything that came to me and I got three goals," he told BBC Three Counties Radio.
"If you don't shoot you don't score," he added.
"I'm obviously delighted to get my first Wycombe hat-trick.
"As a striker the higher up you get you want to get hat-tricks and hopefully I can kick on from there."
While Beavon has struggled for goals in the league - he has six from 48 starts since joining on loan from Weymouth in early 2009 - they have been easier to come by in cup competitions.
He has netted six times across his 10 appearances in the FA Cup, League Cup and Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
And boss Gary Waddock is hopeful his latest display is a sign of what is to come.
"He looked very sharp and very fresh and he's added three goals to his performance," Waddock said.
"It's very pleasing and he'll gain a lot of confidence from it.
"It's nice that a striker's got on the scoresheet, everybody brings up that we've got to score more goals so it's nice a striker's got three."