2018 saw the
club return to the top flight after a year’s absence, finishing fifth while
proving some doubters who had tipped them for the drop to be wrong. Farmington
also reached the Scottish Women’s Premier League Cup semi final while exiting
the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup at the second round stage.
As we begin
2019, we take a look at some of the stats gathered over the course of last
25 – There were 25 competitive games in
total for Farmington, with 21 league games, three Scottish Women’s Premier
League Cup ties and just the one SSE Scottish Women’s Cup clash.
9 – 2019 saw the side finish the year
with 9 wins overall, the first victory coming on the first day of the season
back in February as we defeated Hamilton Academical 1-0. There was also a
League Cup win over Aberdeen this month with a comfortable 3-0 win.
another League Cup win as Farmington progressed to the semi finals after
beating Stirling University 2-0. No wins in April was cancelled out by four
wins from five in May, defeating Rangers 4-2, Spartans 3-1 and Stirling
University twice, 2-0 & 3-0.
two wins of the season came in June and August with a 2-1 victory over Hamilton
Academical before triumphing over Rangers 1-0.
the side a win ratio of 36% from their 25 games.
2 – Just the two draws over the course
of the season; drawing 2-2 with Stirling University in August while rounding
off the season with a goalless draw at home to Hamilton Academical to give us a
draw ratio of 8%.
14 – Last season saw just three defeats
but playing in a higher league, it was always going to be tough to match this
in 2018, losing fourteen games.
A loss to
Hibernian was followed up by a March defeat to Celtic. April saw a winless
month as we were beaten by Spartans, Glasgow City and Celtic before a solitary
loss to the Hoops again in May.
to Hibernian and Glasgow City, the latter being our only defeat in August and
further defeats by Spartans, Rangers, Celtic and Hibernian meant our loss ratio
for the season was 56%.
23 – We earned 23 points in total over
the course of the league season. With seven wins in the SBSSWPL1, two draws and
twelve defeats, we finished fifth, eleven points clear of the relegation zone.
The points per game average for the season came to 1.09.
26 – After last season’s mountain of
goals, the side found it hard to match the 76 scored in 2017, netting 26
overall in 25 games.
in all games, this dropped in the league with 0.95 scored per game. Our top
goalscorer with five was Caroline Heron, netting 0.27 goals a game in her eighteen
awarded just one penalty this year, however this was missed against Celtic in
the League Cup semi final to give us a 0% success rate.
10 – Goals were spread across the team
this season, with ten players all chipping in.
Smith, Danni McGinley
Davidson, Megan Robb
Cowper, Cheryl Kilcoyne
Brough, Hannah Stewart, Megan McCarthy
11 – Eleven players were involved with
setting up 20 of our 26 goals.
Davidson, Caroline Heron, Danni McGinley, Megan McCarthy
McNicoll, Cheryl Kilcoyne, Tammy Harkin, Julia Scott, Cassie Cowper
30 – 30 players were used over the
course of the season, one more than last season, with just nine making over
twenty appearances. Two of the others made just one appearance while keepers
Chantelle McKay and Beth Mowatt were involved in the matchday squad but failed
to dislodge Fiona McNicoll from the number one spot. McNicoll was the only
player to be ever present, playing every minute of the campaign.
McGinley, Megan McCarthy, Robyn Smith
Cowper, Nicola Davidson
Brough, Cheryl Kilcoyne
Debio, Rebecca Dempster, Beth McPherson
Stewart, Tammy Harkin
Collier, Julia Scott
Noble, Beth Shillitto
Craig, Donna Paterson
7 – Seven players made their first ever
appearances for the side this season with Donna Paterson, Beth McPherson,
Cassie Cowper, Megan Robb, Sandra Craig, Hannah Stewart and Tammy Harkin all
making their debuts.
52 – 52 goals were conceded over the
course of the season, 2.08 in all games while it was an average of 2.14 conceded
in the league.
3 – Three goalkeepers played a part in
the season with Fiona McNicoll, Chantelle McKay, and Beth Mowatt all involved
in the squad. The latter two unfortunately did not play a minute in the season
due to the form of the ever present McNicoll.
7 – Seven clean sheets were kept by the
Farmington defence this year. This included three games against Stirling
University (25th March, 9th & 30th May)
while also keeping one clean sheet against Rangers (5th August),
Aberdeen (25th February) and two against Hamilton Academical (11th
February & 28th October).
19 – A worse record by three compared
to 2017, nineteen bookings have been given to Farmington players over the
course of 2018 with two of these resulting in the only red card of the season.
and Cassie Cowper could be considered the dirtiest players in the team this
season, being responsible for four of the bookings each.
4 Robyn Smith,
Kilcoyne, Sophie Milligan
Davidson, Caroline Heron, Megan McCarthy, Hannah Stewart
1 – The aforementioned red card was shown to Cassie Cowper on 28th October in the final game of the season against Hamilton Academical for her two bookable offences.
2-0 – The most common result in 2018 was 2-0 which occurred on six occasions.
scoreline twice resulted in a Farmington win, with Stirling University being
defeated on 25th March and 9th May.
four games with this scoreline were defeats as Hibernian won on 11th
March and 7th September while Celtic and Spartans were the winners
on 18th February and 15th April respectively.
35 – Farmington found the net on 26
different minutes this season and the most common minute for a goal was the 35th
minute with three goals.
saw Hannah Stewart net against Rangers on May 6th to put the side 2-0
ahead, the final score being 4-2 Farmington. Rangers were also the opponents
when Danni McGinley scored the only goal on August 5th.
goal in this minute was Megan Robb’s consolation in a 6-1 defeat at home to
Glasgow City on June 24th.
90+1 – At the other end the most common
minute for Farmington to concede was the first minute of injury time. This
minute, which was also the most common minute for Farmington to concede in
2017, saw them concede three times; Brogan Hay making it 2-4 as Farmington
defeated Rangers on May 6th before Demi-Lee Falconer grabbed a late
equaliser for Stirling University on August 26th.
Davidson also rounded off the scoring for Hibernian in their 2-0 win on
4 – The most Farmington netted in one
game was four goals and they managed this once in 2018, coming against Rangers
on 6th May.
Robyn Smith, Hannah Stewart, Caroline Heron and Cassie Cowper saw the side win
4-2 at New Tinto Park.
6 – The most goals conceded in one game
was six and this came on four occasions.
netted six twice on 24th June and 19th August while
Hibernian and Spartans netted the same on 20th June and 30th
1 – We were the hosts for the first
ever televised league game in Scottish women’s football on Friday 7th
chose our match at Station Park against Hibernian and the coverage given was
fantastic and a testament to the work BBC Alba put in.
352 – We broke our attendance record
with 352 fans attending our aforementioned clash with Hibernian on BBC Alba.
With the match being live on TV and on a Friday night clashing with Scotland vs
Belgium, we were delighted to have so many at Station Park.