Midfielder Kirsty Deans believes that Forfar Farmington have shown they are making a big improvement with their performances as of late.
Despite being defeated 3-1 by Hibernian, the side looked a much better side compared to the side that crashed out of the League Cup three weeks ago following a 6-0 defeat to the same side.
The 24 year old netted the side’s consolation with a fantastic effort from 20 yards that sailed into the top corner for her first goal since joining from Inverness City at the start of the year.
Deans was happy to get a goal like that to open her account at Forfar, she said: “I was pleased to get my first goal for the club. I think I knew as soon as it left my boot that it would be a difficult one for the keeper to deal with. I got a lucky bobble and it bounced kindly in front of me just asking to be hit and I got the connection I wanted which I was happy with.”
The midfielder reckons that despite the result, there were a lot of positives to take and they can build on that ahead of this week’s game against Glasgow City
“It’s always disappointing not to take something from a game in terms of points. However, I feel like we will be able to take a huge amount from the performance today to take forward. We wanted to come out today and show that we were a much better side than what we demonstrated in the previous Hibs game and we certainly did that today.”
She continued “Everyone worked superbly well for the entire game, working hard for each other and showing good composure on the ball to create opportunities and put them on the back foot. I think it was clear to see today for those watching and it was also evident to the players on the park that the performance today was much closer to where we need and know it should be.”
Deans believes that the team are gelling together perfectly and along with working hard at training, it will bring results sooner or later.
“We have been working hard during the break in fixtures and I think we are now bringing what we are doing on the training ground to the match day. The atmosphere in training is buzzing and everyone is working phenomenally hard as a group and with our individual work which is now reflecting in our performances.”
The January signing feels it has been easy to fit in with the close-knit squad with fellow Highland duo Julia Scott and Megan McCarthy’s presence at the club a key factor in helping her to do so.
“I feel as though I have settled in to the club pretty well at the moment. Coming down with Ralphi and Megan really helped the transition and gave me more confidence to get stuck in and get to know the girls in the squad.”
She continued: “The girls also made it very easy for me to settle in as they are such a friendly group and their banter is pretty good as well. Along with that the support from the whole coaching team is brilliant they are a very enthusiastic and helpful group that have allowed us to get into the swing of things with ease.”
The side entertain early league leaders Glasgow City on Sunday and Deans reckons that if they can perform like they did against Hibs with a few improvements, they can take their first points of the season.
“I believe 100% that we can get some points on the board next Sunday against Glasgow City. We will take a huge amount of confidence from last week’s performance and we know that if we can replicate that standard and tighten certain areas up we will certainly be pushing City all the way.”
“We played brilliantly in spells today going forward and with a little luck we could have scored a couple more goals. As a group we also put in a very disciplined performance which meant that we frustrated Hibs and didn’t allow them to play the way they wanted, showing good aggression and commitment for each other. On the whole it was a hugely positive performance and with a good week at training we will certainly be going into Sunday’s clash with a positive attitude.”
Sunday’s game against Glasgow City is a 1pm kick off at Station Park and admission for adults is £4 while under 16’s enter for free.
Interview by Lee Smith