SWPL2: Forfar Farmington 3 Heart of Midlothian 1

Forfar Farmington continued their excellent home form with a 3-1 win over Heart of Midlothian on Sunday in the Scottish Women’s Premier League Two.

Erin Cattanach’s first competitive goal for the club opened the scoring with Nicola Davidson scoring a fantastic double to seal the win despite Stacey Hutchison’s consolation for Hearts.

Keeper Chantelle McKay and Alison Debio replaced Fiona McNicoll and Kirsty Deans in the only changes from last week’s win over Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale.

This was McKay’s Premier League debut for the club with the 20 year old acquitting herself well and was unlucky to concede.

Gemma Collier had the first effort seven minutes in when she headed a Nicola Davidson free kick wide of the mark.

Hearts started to settle following this and came close themselves through corners from Kara Kidd; Stacey Hutchison and Louise Moultray failing to keep their headers down.

The deadlock was broken in the 24th minute when Julia Scott’s cross was deflected into the path of Erin Cattanach who volleyed home at the back post for her first senior goal for the club.

Danni McGinley fired straight at the keeper fourteen minutes later before Davidson saw a smart volley held.

The lead was doubled on the stroke of half time; great work from Cheryl Kilcoyne led to a cross finding McGinley inside the box but her header hit the post and Robyn Smith forced the ball to Nicola Davidson to blast home from twelve yards.

Gemma Collier had to look sharp to clear a free kick off the line early in the second half while at the other end Scott fired into Ashley Watson’s arms.

Davidson added a third just after the hour mark when she stepped up to send a trademark free kick into the top corner from 25 yards.

Hearts pulled a goal back almost instantly; Stacey Hutchison slipping the ball past the advancing McKay after Ashley Carse’s cross wasn’t cleared.

Robyn Smith hit the woodwork as the game progressed into the final stages; running onto a McGinley through ball before hitting the far post from a tight angle.

The result keeps Farmington six points ahead at the top of the league with Mark Nisbet’s squad in Scottish Cup duty this Sunday as they host Buchan.

Forfar Farmington: Chantelle McKay, Gemma Collier, Erin Cattanach, Robyn Smith, Nicola Davidson, Alana Bruce, Cheryl Kilcoyne (Leah White 72), Megan McCarthy, Julia Scott (Kayleigh Noble 79), Alison Debio (Beth Shillitto 55), Danni McGinley (Laura Parsley 83)

Subs not used: Kirsty Deans, Kayleigh Brough, Oliwia Gach (gk)

Heart of Midlothian: Ashley Watson, Louise Moultray, Megan Paterson, Jennifer Smith, Courtney McAvoy (Claire Delworth 72), Kara Kidd, Ashley Carse, Kazya Stevens (Jen Dodds 63), Lynsay Anderson-Miller, Danni Pagliarulo, Stacey Hutchison