Category: U-15s Match Reports

U15s Success in East Region League Cup Final

The East Region League Cup travelled back up the A90 from Dundee in the possession of Forfar Farmington U15s after they gave a first class performance against Raith Rovers FC that saw them retain the trophy. A standout day for girls’ football in the Region that saw a huge amount of players from many teams either participating in a friendly tournament or competing in the U13, U15 and U17 League Cups was capped from our perspective by the success of our U15 girls.

The day started off with the team in a spirit of togetherness as they made their way to Dundee on the team coach. This togetherness and team spirit continued on to the pitch from the minute the whistle blew as our girls immediately pressed the Raith defence. A number of near misses, great saves by the Raith keeper and resolute defending saw the match remain goalless until some great play by Neve Guthrie saw her get to the line before cutting the ball back to Philippa McCallum who made no mistake as she dispatched the ball into the net. It wasn’t long before a second for Forfar came along and it was Neve Simpson who clinically fired home after a great ball in from Steffi Simson had found her in the box. Forfar were now really stretching the Raith defence with great possession and continual offensive play and they were rewarded with a great goal. Taylor Clifford played a lovely ball into the path of the onrushing Katie White whose perfect cross was met first-time by Neve Guthrie to fire home. A fourth and final goal of the first arrived when a super Amy Docherty cross was met by Aimee Robertson who reacted quickest to pick it up and then turn the defender to fire home.

The second half saw the girls from Forfar picking up from where they left off as they yet again pressed and pressured their opponents. The pressing play paid off when a loose ball across the box was picked up by Steffi Simson who calmly rolled the ball into the far corner. Steffi added to her tally two minutes later with a fierce angled drive that fairly flew into the net. Neve Guthrie again added an assist to her performance when another cutback was met by Kacey McCabe who firmly placed a controlled strike into the net. Neve Simpson then added to her tally when she latched on to a Taylor Clifford through ball to fire home and it was Taylor who then got her name on the score sheet with a well-taken goal.

The match then played out its remainder in a competitive manner without any further scoring from either side.

Rachel Robbie was captain for the day and she was delighted to receive the cup and lift it aloft to the cheers of her team-mates. Well done on your achievement girls from everyone involved with the club.

Club Chairman Colin Brown commented “Well done to both teams taking part in Cup Finals today I was so proud of each and everyone of you, there was only one winner today and that was Forfar Farmington F.C. You are all what this club is about and that is girls and ladies football here in Forfar and Angus well done to you all, you were fantastic!!”

More photos from Saturdays East Region League Cup finals against Raith Rovers and Jeanfield Girls courtesy of David Young

U15’s: Montrose 0 Forfar Farmington 9

Blue skies, a lush green pitch and light sea breeze welcomed Forfar Farmington U15s as they arrived at Kenny Park to take on the girls from Montrose.

An absolutely stunning day for football was the backdrop for yet another powerful performance from the girls from Forfar who again played an effective passing and possession game that continually stretched and pressurised their opponents.

It wasn’t long before Forfar opened the scoring. A Montrose corner was cleared upfield to Neve Guthrie who broke forward before releasing a lovely pass into the path of the breaking Katie White who picked it up as she drove past the Montrose defender to then place the ball way past the keeper. A fortuitous second arrived a few later when a cross into the box from Kacey McCabe was directed into the net by one of the Montrose defenders, a deflection that gave the hard-working Montrose keeper no chance.

The combination of Neve Guthrie and Katie White carved an opening for Katie to cross into the box from the left where it was met first time by Aimee Robertson who placed a left-footed strike into the top corner. Katie White’s pace was causing all manner of difficulties down the left-hand side and when she again crossed into the box the ball was missed by everyone before being pounced on by Neve Henderson at the back post who placed the ball into the gaping net.

Katie White capped a tremendous first-half performance with two lovely goals either side of a clever finish by Neve Guthrie who had played a neat one-two which set her through on goal. Montrose’s keeper played very well in the first half and played a huge role in preventing Forfar from adding to their tally, however, half time saw the blues go in 6-0 up.

Forfar took some time to add to their tally in the second half due to some resolute defending from their opponents however it arrived when Aimee Robertson played a through ball to Rachel Robbie who made no mistake with a clinical finish. Aimee then added to her tally when she fired home a crisp first-time effort from the edge of the box that pinged into the back of the net. Amy Docherty then displayed a lovely turn of pace to weave through the Montrose defence and place the ball well past the keeper.

Neve Guthrie then capitalised on a keeper error to prod home into the empty net. Kacey McCabe was next to add to the scoring when she fired in a powerful drive from just outside the 18-yard box that flew high into net and Amy Docherty’s chasing play was then rewarded again after she worked hard to win the ball before firing home from close range. Taylor Clifford then brought the scoring to a close with a fierce left-footed drive that flew past the Montrose keeper.

A convincing victory for Forfar Farmington U15s against a team of girls from Montrose who competed for every ball for the duration of the game.

15’s: Letham 0 Forfar Farmington 9

The journey up to Perth for Forfar Farmington 15’s latest league match against Letham proved to be a fruitful one as it saw the girls put in a powerful performance. The Forfar girls kept possession of the ball very well and their ability to attack at speed to exploit the high line of their opponents defence saw them achieve a convincing victory.

The match began with our girls keeping the ball in their own half however within 5 minutes the first goal arrived when Katie White broke through the left-hand side of the Letham defence to slide the ball into the net. A similar break, this time on the right side of the pitch saw Taylor Clifford with only the keeper to beat which she did with a fierce drive from close range. Forfar then placed the Letham defence under severe pressure however their keeper made three excellent saves in quick succession to keep them at bay.

The pressure paid off for Forfar however when some neat interplay from a corner between Philippa McCallum and Rachel Robbie saw Rachel place a beautiful drive that flew in to the far corner. Letham were undeterred however at this early setback and they nearly pulled a goal back when their striker hit the post from close range and then the same player forced a great save from AJ Meach. The space at the back afforded to the Forfar attack was then utilised again by Neve Simpson who outstripped the Letham defence and then round the keeper to score. A beautiful corner taken by Kacey McCabe was met first time by Aimee Robertson who from close range placed a volley high into the net to add to the scoring.

Neve Simpson’s athleticism and timing set her up for three goals in quick succession, the best of which saw her beating two defenders and the keeper before passing the ball into the empty net. Philippa McCallum then scored an absolute peach of a goal when she picked up a ball from Melissa Coull to fire an unstoppable first-time strike high into the near post corner – tremendous technique to score such a goal. Philippa then scored her second when she fired home a loose ball that the Letham defence didn’t manage to clear. Neve Simpson then bagged her fifth of the game when a lovely through ball from Neve Guthrie put her through on the keeper to then fire home.

Niamh Henderson pounced on another loose ball to hit a powerful strike in off the underside of the bar and the passing play was further in evidence when Aimee Robertson threaded a beautiful pass across the face of the box to Rachel Robbie who fired in a first-time left footed strike that whizzed past the keeper. Taylor Clifford then bagged a hat-trick with two beautiful goals to add to her first half strike and Melissa Coull brought the the scoring to an end when after being thwarted on a number of occasions by the Letham keeper she made no mistake to calmly pass the ball into the net to finally bag a goal.

Lots of goals throughout the team against a dogged Letham side who worked very hard for each other however the passing play, possession and ruthlessness in front of goal by the Forfar girls proved to be very impressive and a challenge to contend with on the day for their opponents.

MATCH REPORT: Farmington U-15s 9 Raith Rovers U-15 0

Station Park played played host to Forfar Farmington U15s second game of the season and it saw the girls put in a very impressive performance which resulted in a convincing win against their opponents from Raith Rovers.


From the minute the match kicked-off Forfar pressed the ball at every opportunity and generally dominated in possession. The girls from Raith worked very hard to get in the game however the possession play and pace of attack across the team from Forfar meant that they limited their opponents time and opportunity  to impose themselves on the match.


The deadlock was broken after five minutes when the ball was played out to the edge of the box to Neve Guthrie who immediately controlled the ball before firing in a crisp low effort across the keeper that flashed into the far corner. Immediately from the restart a second goal was almost on the board via a fierce drive from Philip McCallum which was tipped on to the bar by Raith’s keeper – a great drive and a great save! The second goal always looked like it was coming and when the ball fell to Kacey McCabe from a corner she cleanly passed it into the nest with her left foot to put Forfar two up. Phillipa was not to be denied however and when she picked the ball up on the edge of the box she fired in a firmly placed shot that the keeper just couldn’t hold. A fourth duly arrived when Aimee Robertson was quickest to react to fire home from close range.after the keeper had parried a lovely header from Phillipa McCallum


Forfar continued to press their opponents  however the score remained 4-0 as the first half came to a close.


The second half saw Forfar once again on the front foot from the off and they went further ahead with two goals from Katie Whyte with the pick of these coming from a brilliantly timed overlapping run on the left side of the pitch to pick up the ball from a lovely sweeping move before flashing in a fierce left-footed strike that fairly pinged into the net. Katie played very well all game however she took a bad shoulder knock pretty late in the game as a result of a slip – we hope that she is not too shaken up by her fall. Neve Simpson then took her opportunity to show that she could add a striking dimension to her defending and midfield repertoire when she scored three goals in quick succession. The pick of these being a pearler of a curled drive that nestled in the far corner of the Raith goal – a peach of a strike. Phillipa McCallum’s pressing and committed display was rewarded late in the game when she finished off a great move involving Neve Simpson and Taylor Cliffiord and it was Taylor who ending the scoring when she outpaced the Raith defence to pick up on a lovely through ball from Aimee Robertson to fire a fine drive into the far corner.


A very impressive performance today throughout the team with some really beautiful passing and possession play on display that was most certainly complemented by a real sense of team cohesion and togetherness.


Thanks must be given to our opponents from Raith Rovers who showed great spirit as a team and who competed for every ball for the whole game.