Despite getting herself on the scoresheet, Kirsty Deans reckons there is still room for improvement from herself.
The 25 year old midfielder netted the opener as Forfar Farmington comfortably defeated East Fife 4-1 in the first game of the Scottish Women’s Premier League 2 season.
Deans was delighted to take the three points and score four goals after struggling to do either of those last season in SWPL1.
She said: “I’m delighted with the win today, I think overall the team are very happy to get the result and importantly score four goals. We know there are still plenty of areas we could tighten up and build on moving forward, however the important thing today was to get the win and put 3 points on the board so we are very pleased with that.”
The former Inverness City midfielder feels there are still areas for her to improve on to ensure the side do not get punished and vows to work hard to cut out any errors.
“I am pretty disappointed with my own performance today. I’m really chuffed to get myself on the score sheet but there are lots of areas for me to develop and learn from today. It really hit home that we need to be more ruthless against teams as I had a couple of chances before they scored and their goal really put us under pressure.”
“We know we always need to be alert in this league and if you switch off for a moment you will be punished – as I demonstrated today at the corner. It’s always a learning experience though and I will work hard to improve for the season.”
Deans scored just five minutes in to the game and after scoring only two last season, she hopes she can add to her tally.
“I would be delighted to add to my tally this season and I will work hard to support attacks from the midfield. However, as long as the team is scoring I will be delighted for whoever is on the scoresheet at the end of the day.”
Farmington face a trip to Jeanfield Swifts next week and Deans reckons it will be a tough game with both sides beginning the season with a morale boosting win.
“I think this will be a really tough test for the squad next weekend. We know every game in this league will be tough but looking at their result today just shows it’s anyone’s game. Jeanfield have plenty of experience in this league and are a team we know can score goals so we will need to be on it from the start against them.”
“This was a massive confidence boost for us today. Four goals coming from four different scorers is the biggest positive we can take away from the game. We felt we also created a lot more chances and should have been more clinical in the final third, especially in the first half. This is something we will look to carry forward and will allow us to go into next Sunday’s game with a great amount of confidence.”
Deans was impressed with the new signings who played their part in the victory on Sunday and is excited for the season ahead once the squad gels.
“The new faces in the squad have slotted in brilliantly so far and will continue to develop as the squad gels together. We had lots of new faces in the squad today who all played their part, putting in solid challenges, showing great distribution and even getting on the scoresheet.”
“This is very exciting for us moving forward as it shows the depth we have within the squad and this also gives us a great amount of confidence. It’s going to be a very competitive and exciting season ahead.”