Erin Cattanach is loving her first full season in the Scottish Women’s Premier League and believes there is still more to come from Forfar Farmington.
The defender has played ten games so far this season and has been part of a defence that has kept six clean sheets in thirteen games, conceding twelve in that time.
Farmington enter the second half of the season six points ahead of nearest challengers Motherwell at the top of the SWPL2 with Cattanach eager to build on the progress made so far.
She said: “I think that the first half of the season has gone well as we’re top of the league and have played well to maintain this position. I think it has gone according to plan as we have been consistent.”
19 year old Cattanach moved to the senior squad midway through the 2016 season, making six appearances in a season that saw Forfar relegated from the top tier of the Premier League. The young defender reckons she is starting to feel like she has earned her spot in the squad.
“I’m loving it as I’m starting and feel like I have earned my place within the team. I’m really enjoying this season as it’s been a challenge and I have enjoyed pushing myself at training to give me a boost for the weekends.”
She continued: “I think I have been consistent in my performances as I am now comfortable in my position and am confident when on the ball. I think I have learnt a lot throughout training and take that knowledge into the games with me and its really benefitting my performance.”
In her nine starts and one sub appearance, Farmington have conceded just eight goals when she has been on the field of play and despite the impressive record, she feels there is still room for improvement.
“I think we could have definitely conceded less goals than that as a few goals we gave away were silly, but I think that the overall record is okay. We will try and concede less goals in the second part of the season.”
Mark Nisbet’s side returned to training recently ahead of the league restarting on August 6th at home to Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale with Cattanach eager to get going again.
“I’m really looking forward to get back playing competitively, I’ve missed it. I’m working really hard to improve my fitness which will really benefit me in games as I can have the edge over opponents. The whole team is buzzing to get back into playing so I feel we will start the second half of the season strongly”.