Station Park played played host to Forfar Farmington U15s second game of the season and it saw the girls put in a very impressive performance which resulted in a convincing win against their opponents from Raith Rovers.
From the minute the match kicked-off Forfar pressed the ball at every opportunity and generally dominated in possession. The girls from Raith worked very hard to get in the game however the possession play and pace of attack across the team from Forfar meant that they limited their opponents time and opportunity to impose themselves on the match.
The deadlock was broken after five minutes when the ball was played out to the edge of the box to Neve Guthrie who immediately controlled the ball before firing in a crisp low effort across the keeper that flashed into the far corner. Immediately from the restart a second goal was almost on the board via a fierce drive from Philip McCallum which was tipped on to the bar by Raith’s keeper – a great drive and a great save! The second goal always looked like it was coming and when the ball fell to Kacey McCabe from a corner she cleanly passed it into the nest with her left foot to put Forfar two up. Phillipa was not to be denied however and when she picked the ball up on the edge of the box she fired in a firmly placed shot that the keeper just couldn’t hold. A fourth duly arrived when Aimee Robertson was quickest to react to fire home from close range.after the keeper had parried a lovely header from Phillipa McCallum
Forfar continued to press their opponents however the score remained 4-0 as the first half came to a close.
The second half saw Forfar once again on the front foot from the off and they went further ahead with two goals from Katie Whyte with the pick of these coming from a brilliantly timed overlapping run on the left side of the pitch to pick up the ball from a lovely sweeping move before flashing in a fierce left-footed strike that fairly pinged into the net. Katie played very well all game however she took a bad shoulder knock pretty late in the game as a result of a slip – we hope that she is not too shaken up by her fall. Neve Simpson then took her opportunity to show that she could add a striking dimension to her defending and midfield repertoire when she scored three goals in quick succession. The pick of these being a pearler of a curled drive that nestled in the far corner of the Raith goal – a peach of a strike. Phillipa McCallum’s pressing and committed display was rewarded late in the game when she finished off a great move involving Neve Simpson and Taylor Cliffiord and it was Taylor who ending the scoring when she outpaced the Raith defence to pick up on a lovely through ball from Aimee Robertson to fire a fine drive into the far corner.
A very impressive performance today throughout the team with some really beautiful passing and possession play on display that was most certainly complemented by a real sense of team cohesion and togetherness.
Thanks must be given to our opponents from Raith Rovers who showed great spirit as a team and who competed for every ball for the whole game.