Attacker Amy Gallacher couldn’t believe it was her fiftieth appearance for Farmington last Sunday against Celtic.
The 17 year old made her debut as a substitute against Hutchison Vale in September 2013, making three more sub appearances while starting 46 times since then. The highly rated youth internationalist has also netted eighteen goals in the three years since debuting and says that she felt proud of reaching the milestone.
Speaking following last week’s game against Celtic, Gallacher said: “I feel quite proud and it’s also shown me how fast time has passed! It doesn’t feel like I have played 50 times but hopefully I can keep it up and continue getting appearances for Forfar.”
Gallacher has played with team mates Lindsey Dunbar and Jade McLaren since the trio were at Dundee United and she is delighted to be playing with them, with all three now reaching the 50 appearances mark.
“I think it’s great for the three of us to be playing so regularly and reaching fifty appearances. We have played with each other and known each other for so long so it makes it easier playing when you know your teammates so well.”
The Dundonian has been capped up until under 19 level, recently travelling to Portugal with Gareth Evans’ squad and the attacker believes playing at a high level has helped her chances of progressing further.
She said “I think playing in the SWPL helps my chances as it is a really competitive level. I need to be playing regularly and always improving and I feel I’m doing that at Forfar with all the players and coaches.”
Gallacher also believes having experienced teammates has helped both her personally and the squad overall, continuing: “I think having experienced players has majorly helped, especially in the last 2 seasons. The likes of Nicola helped us stay up the past few years and without her I don’t think we would have. This season with Mark adding experience, it has improved us and it’s making us compete better every week. I feel now we can take points from any team.”
The attacker felt Farmington should have taken something from the defeat to Celtic last week, a feeling echoed by her team mates.
“I thought we competed well against Celtic and were really unlucky not to take something from the game. We came out the second half and managed to get in front and then the penalty decision changed the game.”
She continued: “Everyone in the dressing room was gutted at full time and that just shows how much has changed from the start of the season. We are all so high in confidence at the moment and the way the game changed left everyone so frustrated.”
This interview was featured in the match programme against Spartans on Sunday.