McCarthy Looks To Continue Strong Partnership With Brough

Megan McCarthy expressed her delight at forming a centre back partnership with Kayleigh Brough and believes they compliment each other well.

The former Inverness City stopper was also disappointed to come away with nothing against Celtic at the weekend after going ahead early in the first half.

McCarthy and Brough have both been almost ever present at the back together, missing just one game each out of twelve and the former praised Brough’s style.

She said: “Kayleigh has been great to play alongside. She isn’t scared of getting into challenges and putting her body on the line to get to the ball. In turn that gives me confidence, because I know that she has my back and vice versa.”

Farmington went ahead against Celtic in the 19th minute through Nicola Davidson’s fantastic free kick but a goal either side of the break saw the hosts take the points on Sunday and McCarthy reckons they should have gained confidence from the opening goal.

“It was disappointing as we scored first we should have built in confidence from this but unfortunately the chances weren’t coming for us and we couldn’t find the net again. It was quite a defensive game for us today.”

The 26 year old was frustrated at conceding the winner so soon after half time and felt it was a confidence blow to her and her teammates.

“It’s disenchanting to concede so early on in the second half as it gives your confidence a hit and it’s always a hard blow to recover from.”

Despite the defeat, McCarthy was pleased with her tackling but pinpointed a few areas she needs to improve.

She said: “I was happy with a few of the challenges I made today, again frustrated that I didn’t prevent one of the goals, better communication was needed and maybe we could have got a point from today.”

Farmington will now be in action on Wednesday and Sunday, taking on Stirling University and Hamilton Academical. McCarthy feels the side can do what’s needed in the two games and hopefully extend the gap between themselves and the bottom half of the table.

“I’m confident for the games ahead. We have a strong team, and I know the girls can do it.  We played well when we had our last run of three games in a week and we can do that again.”