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U17 – South / East League Cup Semi Final | Hibernian 2 v Forfar Farmington Falcons 0

The U17’s travelled down to a very windy Hibs training ground. Previously been held to a 0-0 draw at Station Park in the league, and it was clear the strong wind would play a major role in the tie, with Farmington playing into the wind in the first half which gave Hibs the advantage as most of the action was in the Farmington half, the girls fought hard and managed to clear half way into the Hibs half which was good play considering the condition’s. However opposition managed to capitalise and found the back of the net twice which did not dampen the girls spirits, as did not the horizontal rain at the end of the first half.

Farmington kicked of the second half and again most of the action was in the Hibs half with the girls involved in a lot of action for the possession of the ball, when Hibs did get into the Farmington half they could not break the defence down, but unfortunately the girls could not use the windy conditions to there advantage.

The girls kept battling right to the end but Hib’s came out on top and proceeded to the finals of the League cup.

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CBBC’s Match of the Day: Can You Kick It – Applications Open

Exciting opportunity that we’re offering to talented young footballers, both boys and girls, aged 10-15 years old.

We’re searching for the UK’s best young technical footballers, kids with brilliant ball skills and impressive flicks and tricks. I’ve attached a poster with all the relevant information – we’d love it if you could print it out and pop it on any notice boards at your club?

The application deadline is 6pm on Sunday 31st March 2019.

To apply to be on the show, kids will need a parent/guardian to assist in completing the application form, plus send us a short video showing off their best football skills via our website – you can have a look at our awesome skills course here too.. we struggle to get the adults off this when we’re filming!

If you would like any further details don’t hesitate to drop me an email at Aydan.butt@bbc.co.uk. We can’t wait to watch the entries from your club and wish all the children who apply the BEST OF LUCK!

https://www.facebook.com/BBCMOTD/videos/155364505402870/

Annual General Meeting 2019

We will be holding our annual Annual General Meeting on Monday 11th February at Market Muir, starting at 7.30pm.‬

‪This meeting is open to anyone who wishes to attend.‬

Lisa Evans Soccer Centre

Come along on a Saturday morning for some football fun with Leah.  Leah White is an SWPL players who is fully qualified to SFA Level 2 Childrens Award and loves coaching the girls.  All girls welcome aged 5-9 years. 

Complete our form if you want to get involved.

 

White Eager To Build On Experience Ahead Of 2018 Season

Leah White was delighted with the experience gained during her first season for Forfar Farmington in the senior leagues.

The 17 year old defender made twenty appearances as Farmington cruised to the Scottish Building Society Scottish Women’s Premier League Two title with White winning the Young Player of the Year award.

White played a part in both the league success and the run to the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup semi final and the teenager feels she has learned a lot in her first year in the squad.

“My first season playing in the Premier League has been a great experience and learning curve. Having the opportunity to play in the Scottish Cup semi final with Farmington’s Premier League team and winning a senior league title is something I never thought I would have achieved at the age of 17.”

White is the youngest player in the squad however she believes that she didn’t perform as well as she could have but hopes she can build on this over pre-season to impress head coach Mark Nisbet.

She said: “Being the youngest member of the team, I feel I didn’t perform at the level I know I’m capable of last season due to a lack of confidence in my ability. I’m aiming to build on my confidence during pre season training and games to show Mark that I’m capable of playing at this level of football and I’ll hopefully get the opportunity to contribute in more games next season.”

The defender won the Young Player of the Year award following her impressive season and White explained that she wasn’t expecting to win the award with it being her debut year.

“After a tough season it felt great to be awarded Young Player of the Year, it was very unexpected being my first season at SWPL level football. I really enjoyed being part of such an amazing squad and the girls have never stopped encouraging me, always pushing me to be the best I can.”

White praised her fellow team mates for their advice over the course of the year and hopes that in the future she can be the experienced player helping a young player.

“Playing alongside such a talented and experienced group of players has helped me massively. I feel my positioning on the pitch and my decision making during games has improved this season and I have the girls to thank for that.”

She continued: “They never stop encouraging me and always keep me right on the pitch, helping me perform the best I can although I still have a lot to improve on next season. One day I hope to be one of the experienced players on the pitch, encouraging and motivating the younger members in the team.”

The league season ended a month ago following their title win, while White is happy to have a break she is eager to get back to playing again and improving herself.

“Although it’s nice to have a break, I’m looking forward to getting back into my match kit and playing again. We have a lot of hard work to do in preparation for next season but I’m looking forward to pushing myself during pre season to ensure I’m ready to perform at my best next year.”

Farmington return to the top flight after just one season away and the defender believes the side can improve and ensure there is no repeat of the 2016 season.

“It will be a very difficult season for us next year but I’m looking forward to the challenge and I’m sure the rest of the girls are too. We played as a team this year, getting better and better as the season went on and I was never in doubt that we would return to the top flight at the first time of asking.”

“I think with lots of hard work, the squad can improve on their last showing in SWPL1 and prove to everyone that we can compete against the top teams and hopefully we will get some good results.”

McKay Proud Of Performance In Debut Victory

Debutant Chantelle McKay was delighted to take all three points in her Premier League bow and admits she is loving life since joining Forfar Farmington in December.

The 20 year old moved from SWFL1 North outfit Tayside Ladies and after a spell in the under 23’s she was given her chance in Sunday’s 3-1 win over Hearts.

McKay is keen to play a part in the Farmington title challenge however she is happy to gain more experience with the squad, learning from current number one Fiona McNicoll.

The young stopper hasn’t played since before the summer break but feels that Sunday’s milestone has given her a massive boost in confidence.

She said: “I‘m delighted to have made my debut for the main squad, I was nervous at first but I’m overwhelmed to come this far in my football career. It has given me a major confidence boost in myself especially after not playing a competitive game in over ten weeks.”

McKay was pleased to come away with the three points after her own performance and believes she put in a good performance to impress head coach Mark Nisbet.

“I was so chuffed to be part of the winning team and taking away all 3 points today against a very decent Hearts side. Our team, as a whole, fully deserved the win as everyone played their own part within the game and did exceptionally well.”

The keeper continued: “I felt that I performed the best I could for making my debut, I was nervous but as the game went on I settled down and felt more comfortable. I don’t think I had much to do throughout the game, but with the decisions and saves I had to make I felt like I did well.”

“Mark told me before the game what he expected of me and after the game he praised me by saying I done everything he asked. I was just gutted not to keep a clean sheet.”

Since joining Farmington from Tayside Ladies in the close season, McKay reckons she has fit in with the family ethos as the club and lavished praise on fellow keepers Fiona McNicoll and Oliwia Gach.

“Ever since I joined the club in December, I have been welcomed by everyone and feel like part of the family now. I have enjoyed the change of football lifestyle and I am enjoying my football now, more than I ever was, I’m receiving some of the best coaching at one of the top clubs in the area.”

McKay continued: “I thoroughly enjoy coming to training week in, week out and training with Fiona and Oliwia, I couldn’t ask for a better group of goalkeepers to work with.”

“Fi is very good at everything she does and I enjoy training with her as she inspires me to one day be as good as her, Liv has come on so much from the first time I met her and working with her allows me to help her and encourage her in training.”

After making her Premier League debut, McKay is eager to play a bigger part in the season as Farmington chase the SWPL2 championship.

“I really hope that I can make more appearances this season for the Premier League team as I enjoyed getting 90 minutes under my belt and felt like I haven’t played football in ages.”

“We are fighting to win the league and I am more than happy to just be part of the squad but I will push myself and hopefully impress Mark more in training and be rewarded with more game time.”

Quickfire Kilcoyne Thrilled To Extend Run

Goalscorer Cheryl Kilcoyne was over the moon to net just sixteen seconds into last Sunday’s 4-0 victory over Buchan.

The attacker scored her eighth goal of the season with Nicola Davidson, Danni McGinley and an own goal ensuring Farmington made it unbeaten in their first half of the season with nine wins and a draw.

22 year old Kilcoyne reckons everyone involved can be pleased with their performance as well as praising fellow striker Danni McGinley for the quickfire assist.

“I’m very delighted with the win today. I thought we started off well and competed in all areas. Everyone put in a shift and the result reflected that.”

She continued: “It was a great start for us and we linked up well. Danni put in a fantastic ball and I just had to make sure I got on the end of it.”

Farmington have now won nine of their opening ten Scottish Women’s Premier League Two fixtures, drawing the other and Kilcoyne spoke of her pride at the run, hoping it could continue.

“It’s been a fantastic unbeaten run and I’m sure it will continue. I am personally over the moon with our progress so far. Everyone on and off the park are 100% committed to the club and we have worked really hard to get where we are and we definitely deserve to be unbeaten.”

The attacker linked up with recent signing Danni McGinley once again after playing together in McGinley’s previous spell at Forfar with Kilcoyne excited to be in the same team once again.

“It’s fantastic to play with Danni again and I think we link up well together. We both know how the other plays which is definitely an advantage for us. It is great to have her back again.”

New Signing: Danni McGinley

The club are delighted to announce the signing of highly rated striker Danni McGinley from Jeanfield Swifts.

McGinley, who will wear the number 35 shirt, joins the Scottish Women’s Premier League Two leaders after scoring over 100 goals in three and a half years at the Perth based club.

The 22 year old was previously with Forfar prior to joining Jeanfield and she is excited to return and link up with some of her previous teammates.

Speaking shortly after signing, McGinley praised the players and backroom staff at the Station Park side: “I’m looking forward to returning to Forfar, it’s an exciting club with a lot of potential and good opportunities available.  It’s made up of a great bunch of players, both on and off the park, as well as benefitting from experienced coaches and dedicated background staff.”

McGinley has played with fellow attackers Robyn Smith and Cheryl Kilcoyne during her previous spell and has also progressed through youth sides with Smith including a trophy laden period at Perth City. The striker expressed her eagerness to gel with the rest of the team, beginning this Sunday when the side visit East Fife.

“Playing in the same team as these girls in the past has always been pretty successful and rewarding for me but I’m looking forward to getting to know the rest of the team better also as Forfar are a positive and direct team with a lot of attacking threats and that suits me perfectly.”

Her time at Jeanfield saw the striker help them to a promotion and the SWFL First Division League Cup in 2015, and McGinley hopes she can continue her form in Mark Nisbet’s side.

“It’s always nice to be recognised for scoring goals, and it’s such a rewarding part of the game.  Being highlighted as top scorer in the Scottish Women’s Premier League in 2016 was a great achievement for me and I would love to continue my goal scoring form here at Forfar.”

She continued: “I am looking forward to the new challenges that are coming my way, joining a team that are in such good form will be no easy task but I hope I can contribute largely in the team’s continued success.”

McGinley faced Farmington earlier in the season in a tight 2-1 win for her new club and she reckons the league is tightly contested by every side with Motherwell one of the current in-form sides.

“The league is so closely contested that no game is seen as an easy game.  I have noticed that Motherwell appear to have picked up form as the first half of the season has progressed so I think they will provide an interesting challenge.”

Head Coach Mark Nisbet was elated to add Danni to the squad as Farmington look to gain promotion back to SWPL1 at the first attempt.

“It’s great to be able to add Danni to the squad; she has a track record of scoring goals at this level and also brings a real physical presence to the group. I feel Danni has matured and developed well since her last spell at the club and wish her every success. I know she will work hard at her game but also for the club and she will be a real asset as we continue working towards gaining promotion.”