Category: SWPL Match Reports

SWPL2: Motherwell 3 Forfar Farmington 2

Forfar Farmington fell to a late winner as their eleven game unbeaten run came to an end on Sunday with a 3-2 defeat at Motherwell.

Danni McGinley’s smart opener and Robyn Smith had Mark Nisbet’s side 2-1 ahead however a late Pamela Liddell goal saw the hosts take all three points to reduce the lead to six points at the top of the Scottish Women’s Premier League Two.

Four changes were made from the previous week’s Scottish Cup tie at Raith as Smith, Cheryl Kilcoyne, Alison Debio and Erin Cattanach replaced Ellie Cook, Kayleigh Noble, Kayleigh Brough and Leah White.

Farmington made a perfect start in the second minute when Robyn Smith made her way down the right wing before delivering a cross for Danni McGinley to volley past the keeper from six yards.

Pamela Liddell saw her shot fly off target in Motherwell’s first chance after 16 minutes while Kirsty Deans came close to doubling the lead when Julia Scott laid the ball off for her; the midfielder’s low effort drilled wide of the mark.

Motherwell equalised shortly after the half hour mark with a well taken free kick; Sophie Gallacher curling home from 20 yards to square things up.

McGinley latched on to a McCarthy ball three minutes after the equaliser and despite cutting the ball back into the danger zone to Cheryl Kilcoyne, the side’s top scorer was crowded out and the ball was eventually cleared.

McGinley and Scott came close again for Forfar; the former’s header parried by McGregor before the latter fired the rebound over.

The last chance before half time came for the visitors again when Scott’s corner was flicked on by McCarthy and Smith sent an acrobatic effort just over the bar.

Two minutes after the restart and Farmington were ahead again; this time McGinley turning provider as her run forward ended in her squaring the ball for Smith to grab her sixth goal of the season.

Motherwell pulled themselves level once more in the 52nd minute after Erin Cattanach fouled Liddell inside the box. Gallacher stepped up to take the spot kick and sent Fiona McNicoll the wrong way for her second of the afternoon.

Chances were few and far between for a period following this with Nicola Davidson’s free kick flying wide the only opportunity of note.

In the 72nd minute the hosts had a decent chance to go ahead when Liddell cut the ball back for Lauren Kerr however the midfielder could only blast over.

McCarthy headed wide from a Scott corner as the game entered the final ten minutes with Smith also going off target after being set up by McGinley again.

Farmington could have been ahead with six minutes left with Scott seeing a 25 yard effort tipped wide meanwhile her corner was met by McGinley; her unorthodox effort hit the bar and bounced off the ground. The visitors claimed for a goal however the officials judged it to have not been fully over the line.

Kirsty Deans saw her effort diverted wide and following the corner Motherwell broke with Liddell racing forward before curling the ball past McNicoll to keep all three points at Ravenscraig.

The result means that while the lead at the top of the league has been reduced, Farmington are still six points clear heading into the summer break.

Motherwell: Lauren McGregor, Niamh Johnston, Heather Magill, Nicole Goodwin, Amanda Burns, Natasha Roberts, Kaitlyn Canavan (Lauryn Reside 61), Jillian McGinn, Lauren Kerr, Sophie Gallacher, Pamela Liddell

Subs not used: Stacey Cook, Trialist

Forfar Farmington: Fiona McNicoll, Gemma Collier, Erin Cattanach, Robyn Smith, Nicola Davidson, Kirsty Deans, Cheryl Kilcoyne (Kayleigh Brough 71), Megan McCarthy, Julia Scott (Beth Shillitto 85), Alison Debio, Danni McGinley

Subs not used: Laura Parsley, Leah White, Kayleigh Noble, Alana Bruce

SSE Scottish Women’s Cup 2nd Round: Raith Rovers 2 Forfar Farmington 5

Forfar Farmington overcame a tricky hurdle as they opened their Scottish Cup campaign with a 5-2 win in Kirkcaldy against Raith Rovers.

Julia Scott and Kayleigh Brough netted doubles with Danni McGinley scoring the other while Kerri Dinnel and Teigan Clark grabbed the SWFL2 East leaders’ goals.

Mark Nisbet made three changes to his side as Nicola Davidson, Alison Debio and Cheryl Kilcoyne were replaced by Kirsty Deans, Laura Parsley and Ellie Cook, who was handed her debut for the SWPL side at 15 years old.

Kayleigh Noble saw her effort blocked in the first minute from a Julia Scott corner as Forfar looked to make another quickfire start however their hosts battled well and almost created a couple of opportunities themselves.

The Raith defence was difficult to break down, a testament to their current position in their league and Farmington were reduced to long range efforts from Danni McGinley and Kirsty Deans.

In the seventeenth minute Forfar finally breached the defence and it was Julia Scott who opened the scoring; Fiona McNicoll emptying the ball up the park and Scott raced towards the box before lashing the ball past the keeper.

McGinley came close again before Scott saw a free kick from the edge of the box tipped over in the 26th minute.

The lead was doubled in the 34th minute when Leah White’s cross was taken down by Noble for Kayleigh Brough to fire home from just inside the box for her first senior goal at the club.

Gemma Collier was unlucky to miss from two yards out as a last second bounce deceived the defender however the ball was in the net again sixty seconds before half time. Noble made her way to the byline before cutting the ball back for McGinley to net her second goal in three games since returning to the club.

The hosts grabbed a goal just four minutes into the second half when Kerri Dinnel was sent clear and lobbed McNicoll from distance.

It wasn’t long before the three goal lead was restored; just two minutes later Brough netted her second of the afternoon when she fired home from 25 yards.

In the 57th minute it was five for Forfar and two for Scott as she curled a low effort past McLachlan from just inside the box.

Leila Strachan fired straight at McNicoll while sub Sophie Young could have netted less than ten minutes after coming on when she rattled the bar from a Noble cross.

Megan McCarthy also came close however the defender gave away a penalty in the 74th minute when she handled a Dinnel cross.

Tiegan Clark stepped up and slotted the spot kick home despite McNicoll diving the right way.

Brough fired over as she looked to complete her hat-trick with defender Erin Cattanach sending a long range shot wide of the mark.

Ellie Cook saw her late effort tipped over while Young stabbed the ball wide from the resulting corner.

Farmington now advance to the third round despite Raith’s efforts. The Kirkcaldy side can be proud of their efforts and will no doubt do well in the remainder of their league campaign.

For Mark Nisbet and his players it is a return to league action this weekend when they travel to take on second place Motherwell in the final fixture before the summer break.

Raith Rovers: Michaela McLachlan, Kerri Dinnel, Sophie Aitken, Nicole Carter, Rebecca McGowan (Abbie Orme 64), Tiegan Clark, Leanne Philp, Grace Fowlie, Leila Strachan, Tyler Rattray (Aimee Stewart 89), Alicia Paterson

Sub not used: Jayne Preece

Forfar Farmington: Fiona McNicoll, Gemma Collier, Leah White (Erin Cattanach 56), Laura Parsley (Sophie Young 59), Kayleigh Noble, Kirsty Deans, Megan McCarthy, Julia Scott (Robyn Smith 64), Ellie Cook, Kayleigh Brough, Danni McGinley (Beth Shillitto 64)

Subs not used: Alison Debio, Cheryl Kilcoyne, Chantelle McKay (gk)

SWPL2: Forfar Farmington 4 Buchan 0

It is now ten games unbeaten for Forfar Farmington after a comfortable four goal victory at home to Buchan on Sunday.

Cheryl Kilcoyne opened the scoring after just sixteen seconds with Nicola Davidson scoring from the spot before the break. An own goal made it three before Danni McGinley netted her first goal since returning to the club last week to complete the scoring.

Two changes were made from the previous week’s win in Leven with Kirsty Deans and Laura Parsley making way for Kayleigh Brough and Danni McGinley.

Farmington got off to a perfect start when a long ball allowed McGinley to race clear of a static defence and she cut the ball across goal for Cheryl Kilcoyne to stab past the keeper.

Alison Debio came close to netting her first goal for the club shortly after however her efforts were well held by Buchan keeper Lauren Sangster.

Julia Scott struck low at Sangster in the 20th minute with Forfar hunting for a second and Kilcoyne was unlucky not to find the net a minute later with a drive forward that ended in a save from the keeper.

The only Buchan chance of the first half came from Jo Murphy; the winger could only strike wide of the mark.

Kilcoyne had another shot pushed wide before Megan McCarthy hit the bar with a header from Scott’s corner.

In the 36th minute Farmington were awarded a penalty when Sangster took Kilcoyne down. Captain Nicola Davidson stepped up and blasted the spot kick home.

Farmington came close to a third on the stroke of half time when Debio’s well struck effort looked goal bound however Sangster did well to claw the ball wide.

McCarthy had the ball in the net six minutes into the second half however the assistant had her flag up for offside.

It was 3-0 just four minutes later; Davidson’s cross was sliced into the top corner by Buchan defender Fiona Ritchie from six yards out.

McGinley edged closer and closer to scoring as the second half progressed with Sangster denying her every time.

In the 70th minute Kilcoyne sent a through ball to Scott and she turned a defender before seeing her shot tipped wide.

Buchan sub Caitlin Matthews tested McNicoll with a fierce shot with the keeper having to look sharp to push over the bar.

McGinley, Scott and sub Laura Parsley all had efforts held by the keeper but it was the former who completed the scoring in the 83rd minute; Parsley laid the ball off for her and after turning a defender lashed home for her first goal since returning.

The attacker had a couple of chances to add to the tally late on but couldn’t find the target.

In the final five minutes Fiona McNicoll came off as U15 keeper Oliwia Gach made her Premier League debut.

Farmington stay nine points ahead of Motherwell at the top of the SWPL2 and will face them in a fortnight in the final game before the summer break. This week sees the side travel to Kirkcaldy to face SWFL2 side Raith Rovers in the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup second round.

Forfar Farmington: Fiona McNicoll (Oliwia Gach 87), Gemma Collier, Leah White, Kayleigh Noble, Nicola Davidson (Laura Parsley 62), Cheryl Kilcoyne (Alana Bruce 82), Megan McCarthy, Julia Scott, Alison Debio, Kayleigh Brough, Danni McGinley
Subs not used: Erin Cattanach, Beth Shillitto, Robyn Smith

Buchan: Lauren Sangster, Gemma Rae, Jennifer Urquhart, Fiona Ritchie (Trialist 73), Natasha Wiseman, Danita Ritchie, Julia Reid (Bethany Emslie 73), Joanna Murphy, Zoe Smart, Leanne Reid, Sophie Anderson (Caitlin Matthews 59)

 

SWPL2: East Fife 0 Forfar Farmington 3

Unbeaten Forfar Farmington overcame a resilient East Fife to extend their lead at the top of the Scottish Women’s Premier League Two to nine points.

Cheryl Kilcoyne and Kirsty Deans netted in the final quarter of an hour to ensure victory after Julia Scott’s first half opener.

Two changes were made from the previous week’s win over Glasgow Girls with Erin Cattanach and Robyn Smith unavailable; they were replaced by Leah White and Laura Parsley. New signing Danni McGinley had to be content with a place on the bench however she made her debut midway through the second half.

Farmington, under the charge of coach Kev Candy for the day with Mark Nisbet unavailable, had the first proper chance with Kirsty Deans firing wide from long range in the 12th minute before the hosts’ Lauren Wheatley struck straight at Fiona McNicoll.

Cheryl Kilcoyne had an effort deflected into Alexis Keir’s arms shortly before finding her again with a curled effort as Forfar looked to break down a tough East Fife defence.

Julia Scott was inches away from connecting with a Nicola Davidson cross just after the half hour mark with Keir gathering just before Scott reached it.

Laura Parsley scooped over from six yards after excellent work from Scott meanwhile Cheryl Kilcoyne beat the keeper only to see her shot cleared off the line five minutes before the break.

Scott did open the scoring on the stroke of half time when Nicola Davidson sent a perfect ball down the left flank for the winger to race onto and make her way into the box to fire past Keir for her third goal in four games.

The second half had an even start with Alison Debio and Teri Skivington going close for both sides while Chloe Guppy saw her shot deflected wide as East Fife looked for an equaliser.

Latest signing Danni McGinley came on for her debut in the 58th minute and six minutes later she had the ball in the net as she stroked home a Megan McCarthy pass however the referee deemed her to have strayed offside.

McCarthy came close to another headed goal after last week’s double as she rose to meet Scott’s corner although she couldn’t keep her header down and the chance flew over the bar.

With twelve minutes left the win was all but clinched when Kayleigh Noble threaded the ball through for top scorer Kilcoyne and she slipped the ball under the advancing keeper for her seventh of the season.

Kirsty Deans added the icing on the cake with three minutes to go; Scott’s initial effort was parried and she squeezed the ball to Deans who battled with the defenders before lashing home from the edge of the box.

Scott had chances to add another late on but couldn’t beat Keir in injury time as Farmington took all three points back to Forfar. The result, coupled with Hearts and Glasgow Girls’ draw means that Mark Nisbet’s side are now nine points ahead of new second place side Motherwell and Glasgow Girls ahead of next week’s home fixture against Buchan.

Fiona McNicoll, Leah White, Gemma Collier, Laura Parsley (Kayleigh Brough 82), Kayleigh Noble, Nicola Davidson, Kirsty Deans, Cheryl Kilcoyne, Megan McCarthy, Julia Scott, Alison Debio (Danni McGinley 58)

Subs not used: Robyn Smith, Beth Shillitto, Erin Cattanach, Alana Bruce, Oliwia Gach (gk)

SWPL2: Forfar Farmington 3 Glasgow Girls 0

Forfar Farmington extended their lead at the top of the Scottish Women’s Premier League Two with a 3-0 win over title rivals Glasgow Girls.

First half goals via Cheryl Kilcoyne’s sixth of the season and a Megan McCarthy double was enough as Hearts also dropped points, meaning Farmington are now seven points ahead.

One change was made from the win over Buchan with Cheryl Kilcoyne returning to replace Laura Parsley.

The visitors came close early on with Georgina McTear heading over from Kirstin McGuire’s corner in the seventh minute.

Three minutes later Farmington were ahead as Kilcoyne latched onto a Kirsty Deans ball and controlled it before firing past the keeper at her near post.

Mark Nisbet’s side looked to capitalise on this and were unlucky minutes later as Kayleigh Noble’s looping header was held.

Deans tested Lisa Kerr with an effort from the edge of the box in the 22nd minute but Kerr was more than capable to gather the shot.

The lead was doubled in the 34th minute following a corner from Julia Scott as Megan McCarthy powered a header past Kerr for her third of the season.

The duo combined for a carbon copy effort two minutes later; McCarthy racing to the near post to head home.

Kilcoyne almost added a second herself just before the break as she lashed a shot towards goal with the keeper parrying her shot.

Glasgow Girls came out for the second half looking hungrier than they did in the opening 45 with Megan Murray and Rachel Halliday having chances in the period following the restart.

Lauren Evans saw her stinging free kick pushed away by Fiona McNicoll in the 65th minute before being cleared.

With twenty minutes left Kirsty Deans had a shot deflected into the grateful arms of Kerr meanwhile Robyn Smith struck at the keeper from just inside the box.

A poor clearance in the 84th minute ended in Kilcoyne shooting straight at Kerr while the final chance of the game fell to Glasgow Girls sub Maxine Fury with an acrobatic effort that flew over the bar.

Farmington now move seven points ahead of Glasgow Girls, who remain in second place and hope to continue their unbeaten start to the season when they visit East Fife next week.

Fiona McNicoll, Gemma Collier, Erin Cattanach, Kayleigh Noble (Laura Parsley 63), Robyn Smith, Nicola Davidson, Kirsty Deans, Cheryl Kilcoyne, Megan McCarthy (Leah White 75), Julia Scott (Beth Shillitto 69), Alison Debio (Kayleigh Brough 69)

Subs not used: Alana Bruce, Aaliyah-Jay Meach (gk)

SWPL2: Buchan 0 Forfar Farmington 4

Forfar Farmington extended their lead at the top of the Scottish Women’s Premier League Two with a 4-0 demolition of Buchan.

Julia Scott’s first half opener was added to by Laura Parsley, Robyn Smith and Kayleigh Noble as Farmington coasted to victory, restricting the hosts to long range efforts.

Forfar started well and opened the scoring just two minutes in as Julia Scott rose to head home Robyn Smith’s cross.

Buchan could have levelled eight minutes later through Leanne Reid’s 35 yard free kick but it was just too high and rattled the crossbar before going over.

Alison Debio came close to an impressive first goal for the club but couldn’t keep her effort down with it flying inches over the bar.

Megan McCarthy and Laura Parsley saw chances go off target as Farmington kept up the pressure on the Buchan defence.

Kirsty Deans fired over with captain Nicola Davidson doing the same shortly before the half hour mark.

Davidson forced former Farmington trialist Lauren Sangster into a save from her free kick in the 34th minute before Gemma Collier had a shot cleared off the line from a Scott corner.

Robyn Smith tested Sangster twice while Scott hit the post with a cross-cum-shot as Farmington went into half time a goal ahead.

They doubled that lead ninety seconds after the break with Parsley rising to nod home a Scott corner.

Scott and Erin Cattanach came close just after but it was Robyn Smith who added to the tally in the 55th minute; great work from Cattanach allowed Smith to run from her own half before driving the ball past Sangster from 20 yards.

Beth Shillitto came on shortly after the hour mark and was close to netting just minutes after coming on but for the Buchan defence blocking her effort.

Leanne Reid fired over from long range before Scott curled past the post after cutting in from the left wing. 

Deans blasted over from the edge of the box while Zoe Smart came the closest for the hosts as she sent an effort into Fiona McNicoll’s arms from 20 yards.

Kayleigh Noble completed the scoring with three minutes to go; lashing home from just inside the box after Buchan failed  to clear their lines.

The result means Forfar Farmington move four points ahead of their title rivals and are unbeaten after the first round of games with six wins and one draw.

They now face a fortnight wait until their next game which is a top of the table clash at Station Park against Glasgow Girls.

Buchan: Lauren Sangster, Gemma Rae, Jennifer Urquhart, Lydia Johnston, Fiona Ritchie, Natasha Wiseman, Bethany Emslie (Julia Reid 57), Zoe Smart, Leanne Reid, Michelle Sutherland (Caitlin Matthews 70), Rachel Masterton

Forfar Farmington: Fiona McNicoll, Gemma Collier, Erin Cattanach, Laura Parsley (Beth Shillitto 64), Kayleigh Noble, Robyn Smith, Nicola Davidson, Kirsty Deans, Megan McCarthy (Kayleigh Brough 71), Julia Scott, Alison Debio (Leah White 64)

Subs not used: Alana Bruce, Hannah Dryden (gk)

SWPL2: Forfar Farmington 5 Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale 0

Forfar Farmington extended their lead at the top of the SWPL2 with a comfortable 5-0 win over Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale.

Cheryl Kilcoyne’s first half opener was followed by goals from Robyn Smith, Julia Scott, Kayleigh Noble and Megan McCarthy to make it six games unbeaten for Mark Nisbet’s side.

One change was made from the draw at Hearts a fortnight ago with Beth Shillitto replacing Laura Parsley while a trialist was named on the bench.

Farmington came close early on when Kirsty Deans nipped past a defender in the 7th minute but the midfielder could only fire wide.

Deans blasted wide again three minutes later while Julia Scott lobbed the advancing Charlene Lessells shortly after but a defender raced back to clear before the ball found the net.

Forfar did take the lead after increased pressure in the 19th minute; Nicola Davidson sent a perfect through ball for Cheryl Kilcoyne to race on to and calmly slot home under the keeper for her fifth of the season.

Ten minutes after this the visitors had their first chance of the game however Ashley Fish could only send her effort straight into Fiona McNicoll’s arms.

Shillitto almost forced a second for Farmington just after the half hour mark when her cross was cleared by a defender however the clearance flew only inches past the post for a corner.

Kilcoyne had the ball in the net once again on the stroke of half time however it was ruled out with the EUHV keeper injuring themselves attempting to beat the attacker to the ball.

Seven minutes into the second half and Farmington deservedly added to their lead; Shillitto setting up Kilcoyne and her cross was knocked on to the post by Scott but when a clearance was attempted they could only blast the ball into Robyn Smith and it was diverted into the net.

Forfar kept up the pressure and in the 68th minute Scott grabbed herself her first goal of 2017; rising to nod home Smith’s inch perfect cross.

Four minutes later and it was a fantastic four for Forfar with Smith sending a cross in once again and despite it hitting the bar sub Kayleigh Noble was on hand to head home from a yard out.

There were further chances for the league leaders and Megan McCarthy could only watch as her header was cleared off the line before Noble tested Lessells with a well struck effort.

Nicola Davidson struck a free kick past the post in the 80th minute but there was yet another goal to come late on. Smith grabbed her hat trick of assists to go with her goal when her corner was bulleted home by Megan McCarthy.

The result, coupled with Hearts’ win over Glasgow Girls means Farmington hold a three point lead at the top of SWPL2 but will face tough opposition in Buchan next Sunday.

Forfar Farmington: Fiona McNicoll, Gemma Collier, Erin Cattanach, Beth Shillitto (Kayleigh Noble 52), Robyn Smith, Nicola Davidson, Kirsty Deans, Cheryl Kilcoyne (Laura Parsley 66), Megan McCarthy, Julia Scott (Sophie Young 81), Alison Debio (Leah White 68)

Subs not used: Alana Bruce, Trialist, Chantelle McKay (gk)

Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale: Charlene Lessells, Nicole Clark, Fiona Boslem (Hannah Craig 46), Louise Kerr (Elizabeth Reid 75), Judith Shepherd, Steph Briggs (Florence Haines 66), Anna Murray (Beth MacLeod 46), Karen Hanson (Margaux Durand-Watson 73), Nichola Sturrock, Ashley Fish, Leanne Forker

Subs not used: Erin Burns, Lauren Watters

SWPL2: Heart of Midlothian 1 Forfar Farmington 1

Forfar Farmington dropped their first points of the season but remain top of the Scottish Women’s Premier League 2 after a 1-1 draw away to Hearts.

Jennifer Dodds’ first half goal put Hearts ahead and looked to be enough until Gemma Collier nodded home in the 87th minute to take a share of the spoils.

Mark Nisbet fielded the same team that defeated Glasgow Girls with the only squad change being keeper Chantelle McKay replacing Hannah Dryden as the sub keeper.

Forfar started off well with Nicola Davidson firing over from a distance before Gemma Collier was inches away from connecting with Julia Scott’s free kick.

Lauren Hall had Hearts’ first chance in the 11th minute but could only fire straight at the keeper. Scott did the same at the other end three minutes later as both sides started to settle.

Farmington could have taken the lead in the 17th minute when Scott’s corner was missed by the keeper but Kirsty Deans could only divert the ball over the bar.

Jennifer Dodds had a great chance to open the scoring when she met Ashley Carse’s cross but her header flew over. In the 28th minute she was provided with a carbon copy chance and the attacker stabbed the ball past McNicoll to give Hearts the lead.

This was a wake up call for Farmington and shortly before half time they came close to an equaliser with keeper Ashley Watson having to do well to save Megan McCarthy’s header and Deans’ 20 yard strike.

Katie Reilly blasted wide from long range as Hearts looked to kill the game early in the second half however Forfar began to take control of proceedings with Cheryl Kilcoyne seeing her effort blocked before Scott was inches away from connecting with a ball from McCarthy following a 50 yard weaving run from the defender.

McCarthy headed over from sub Kayleigh Noble’s corner before Deans fired wide of the mark again as Farmington looked to capitalise on the pressure.

With ten minutes left Robyn Smith sent her long range effort wide however in the 87th minute Farmington finally grabbed a deserved equaliser; Nicola Davidson’s free kick from the halfway line was flicked on by McCarthy and Gemma Collier was on hand to send a looping header over the keeper.

Mark Nisbet’s side kept up the pressure as they looked for a late winner however they were unable to break through the Hearts defence with the hosts also unable to carve out any clear cut chances.

The result means Farmington are still top of the league and are unbeaten in the first quarter of the season.

Nisbet was pleased to take a point away from a difficult venue as he felt Farmington weren’t at their best at Kings Park.

He said: “It was a slightly frustrating day for us; I thought we had a lot of the territory within the game and we put Hearts under a fair bit of pressure but we maybe struggled to create chances.”

“Sometimes you look at the game and you think is it a point gained or two points dropped and I think it’s a point gained as we weren’t at our best.”

Hearts: Ashley Watson, Sharon Hughes (Demi Summers 24), Stacey Hutchison, Georgia Hunter, Megan Paterson, Rachel Walkingshaw, Katie Reilly, Danni Pagliarulo, Ashley Carse, Jennifer Dodds, Lauren Hall

Sub not used: Gemma Piaskowski

Forfar Farmington: Fiona McNicoll, Gemma Collier, Erin Cattanach (Leah White 46), Laura Parsley (Kayleigh Noble 60), Robyn Smith, Nicola Davidson, Kirsty Deans, Cheryl Kilcoyne, Megan McCarthy, Julia Scott (Beth Shillitto 60), Alison Debio

Subs not used: Alana Bruce, Chantelle McKay (gk)

SWPL2: Glasgow Girls 0 Forfar Farmington 2

Forfar Farmington became outright leaders at the top of the Scottish Women’s Premier League Two as two second half goals earned them victory against Glasgow Girls.

Robyn Smith’s 74th minute volley along with Kayleigh Noble’s injury time goal saw Farmington take all three points in a tough and physical match.

Mark Nisbet made one change from the win over Motherwell a fortnight ago with Erin Cattanach returning to replace Leah White.

The hosts had the first chance of a scrappy opening period with their left winger firing over after being sent clear of the Forfar defence.

Kirsty Deans lashed over from long range in the 15th minute before Julia Scott set up Laura Parsley who could only fire into the side netting.

Kilcoyne tested the keeper with two efforts in quick succession meanwhile Glasgow Girls should have done better as their forward raced towards goal with Megan McCarthy getting back to deny her.

Farmington could have gone ahead within a minute of the second half; Parsley sending a defence splitting through ball for Kilcoyne however she was inches away from connecting before the keeper collected.

Alison Debio saw her long range effort fly just past the post with the keeper beaten in the 51st minute while she was fouled from behind minutes later as the referee showed the Glasgow Girls midfielder the first booking of the game.

Fiona McNicoll was forced into a good save in the 65th minute as Glasgow Girls looked to break the deadlock.

Nine minutes later it was broken through a fantastic goal from Robyn Smith; sub Beth Shillitto’s corner was nodded out by the defence and Smith flicked the ball over a defender before volleying high past the keeper from 20 yards for her third of the season.

Parsley almost added a second less than a minute after the opener as her 30 yard effort looked to be covered by the keeper however it spilled through her gloves and fell wide for a corner.

Shillitto found the side netting from an angle while a Glasgow Girls midfielder fired wide from a distance.

Substitute Kayleigh Noble sealed the win deep into injury time with Shillitto battling to force the ball into the winger’s path and Noble was more than happy to slot home under the advancing keeper.

The result coupled with Hearts’ defeat means that Farmington are the only side to have a 100% record at the top of SWPL2 and will look to continue this when they visit Hearts this Sunday.

Fiona McNicoll, Gemma Collier, Erin Cattanach, Laura Parsley, Robyn Smith, Nicola Davidson, Kirsty Deans, Cheryl Kilcoyne (Kayleigh Noble 86), Megan McCarthy, Julia Scott (Beth Shillitto 72), Alison Debio

Subs not used: Leah White, Alana Bruce, Hannah Dryden (gk)

SWPL2: Forfar Farmington 5 Motherwell 3

Forfar Farmington continued their good start to the season with a 5-3 win over Motherwell, however they were given a late scare with all three Well goals coming in the last ten minutes.

A double from Cheryl Kilcoyne along with Nicola Davidson’s penalty, Robyn Smith’s close range finish and Megan McCarthy’s fantastic lob had the side coasting before Nicole Goodwin, Pamela Liddell and Stacey Cook made the scoreline look slightly less impressive for Forfar.

Two changes were made from March’s win away to Jeanfield as Erin Cattanach and Beth Shillitto dropped out of the starting XI to be replaced by Kirsty Deans and Julia Scott. U17 player Taylor Clifford was also named on the bench as she hoped to make her senior debut at just fifteen.

Farmington started off well and forced four corners in the first six minutes; those set pieces allowing Kirsty Deans chances to open the scoring however she volleyed over before her next effort was deflected wide.

Sophie Gallacher sent Motherwell’s first shot across the face of Fiona McNicoll’s goal however in the 19th minute it was Forfar who took the lead.

Some smart link up play down the left ended with Robyn Smith laying the ball off for Cheryl Kilcoyne to curl home past Lauren McGregor.

Seven minutes later it was two; a McCarthy cross was handled in the box and captain Nicola Davidson stepped up to slot the spot kick home.

The visitors came out for the second half looking better than they had fared in the first half with sub Nicole Goodwin and Dionne Brown testing McNicoll.

Kilcoyne and Deans saw efforts go narrowly wide meanwhile Laura Parsley’s overhead kick was cleared off the line shortly after the hour mark with McGregor beaten.

With twenty minutes remaining the lead was extended when Kilcoyne sent Smith sprinting clear and despite her first shot being parried, she gleefully knocked home the loose ball.

It was two goals in two minutes for Farmington as Kayleigh Noble forced her way down the left flank before cutting a low ball across goal for Kilcoyne to bundle past McGregor.

Liddell hit the bar for Well however Forfar added a fifth with ten minutes to go; McCarthy lobbing McGregor from 25 yards in a priceless moment for the defender not known for her goalscoring abilities.

Despite the comfortable lead Farmington allowed Motherwell to make it difficult for them with three goals inside the last eight minutes. Goodwin netted the first while Liddell and Cook made the score look respectable for the Steelwomen.

The win keeps Forfar at the top of SWPL2 with a fortnight break before their next game away to Glasgow Girls.

Forfar Farmington: Fiona McNicoll (Hannah Dryden 78), Gemma Collier, Leah White, Laura Parsley (Beth Shillitto 71), Robyn Smith, Nicola Davidson, Kirsty Deans, Cheryl Kilcoyne (Taylor Clifford 86), Megan McCarthy, Julia Scott (Kayleigh Noble 66), Alison Debio (Zoe Moreland 75)

Subs not used: Alana Bruce, Erin Ross

Motherwell: Lauren McGregor, Niamh Johnston, Stacey Cook, Heather Magill, Kayleigh Docherty, Suzanne Grant, Dionne Brown, Amy Bulloch, Natasha Roberts, Sophie Gallacher, Pamela Liddell

Subs used: Sara McWhirter, Nicole Goodwin, Lauren Whitehead