U-17: Forfar Farmington 5 Montrose 2

After a turbulent pre-match build up, which involved a change of venue and time, Forfar Farmington moved to the top of the league table, albeit their chasing rivals have a game in hand. The match started with Forfar applying pressure right from the start. Both teams struggled a bit with the conditions, though Forfar created more chances early on. Carrie Hoggan calmly converted a cross from Erin Ross on the right, into an open goal on 6 minutes, after it wasn’t cleared by the Montrose defence. Tammy McLaren extended the lead after a sweeping move, building from the back, culminating in a defence splitting pass from Lois Millar after 11 minutes.

Montrose pulled a goal back from the penalty spot, after Ellie Cook unintentionally handled the ball in the penalty box, after an unlucky bounce of the ball, on 17 minutes. Forfar couldn’t extend the lead before halftime despite several chances, as Montrose threatened to even up the game.

Forfar continued to use both wings effectively in the second half. Erin Ross pounced on a losse ball to extended the lead after 5 minutes, driving a shot from the edge of the box.

Caitlin Mitchell got her first goal of the season after 51 minutes, returning a goal kick after neat control,  high into the net past the stranded  goal keeper..

Montrose pulled a goal back after 59 minutes before Sally Patterson extinguished a possible Montrose comeback with a goal direct from a corner kick, five minutes before the end of the match.

Forfar Farmington U17s wish to thank Montrose U17s for persevering with this match in trying circumstances surrounding the build upto the game, and allowing the game to be played.