Farmington Youth & Senior Results
U13 Scottish Cup 2nd Round
FFFC 2 East Kilbride 6 (after extra time)
FFFC Falcons 5 Glenrothes 1
FFFC Flyers 9 Bayside 3
FFFC 4 Westdyke 2
Erin Ross, Steffi Simson, Philippa McCallum, Lucy Corbitt
FFFC Ladies 1 Edinburgh South 2
Aberdeen U23 3 FFFC U23 0
Heart of Midlothian 1 Forfar Farmington 1
U17: Forfar Farmington 4 Westdyke 2
Changes to the structure of the U17 league this year has brought teams from further north into the mix. A very welcome addition to the league is Westdykes Girls Club who hail from Westhill near Aberdeen. Our girls met their opponents in a pre-season friendly a couple of months back and managed to achieve a well-earned victory on the day and so it was with some confidence that they went into this match. Another victory did come their way however in what turned about to be quite a tricky match.
The girls from Forfar kicked off and for the majority of the first half they had Westdykes pinned in their own half. The pressing and passing play that has clearly been in evidence so far this season from our girls saw them apply a great deal of pressure on the opposing defence. This pressure finally paid off when Erin Ross pounced on a loose ball in the middle of the park and then drove towards the goal; she outpaced the chasing defenders before calmly placing the ball in the net.
Steffi Simpson put the team two up when she did really well to harass and then chase down the ball before outstripping the defenders again to fire past the Westdykes’ keeper. Steffi’s ability to win the ball and defend from the front in this way is a great asset to the team.
Although Forfar had gone ahead and were doing the majority of the pressing you could see that the Westdyke team had a number of very good players. There were a couple of occasions where their number five broke clear down the right side of the pitch to then test AJ Meach in the Forfar goal. Their number three in the middle of defence was also playing very well as she marshalled her defence in the face of Forfar pressure.
It was however Forfar who added another goal to their tally when Phillipa McCallum showed great technique to fire in a controlled left-footed strike into the bottom corner.
Westdykes moved their number three into midfield for the second half and that tactical switch had an immediate impact on the game. A couple of through balls from her saw the high line of the Forfar defence put under pressure and the Westdykes’ number five through on goal. AJ Meach made some great stops but on the third occasion the same player managed to fire into the Forfar net.
The Forfar girls seemed to lose a bit of shape for some of the second half however you could see their effort and commitment was not in question. Credit to Westdykes though who seemed to grow in confidence with their goal.
Just when a second for Westdykes looked like it might be coming Forfar put their nerves at ease when Lucy Corbitt picked up the ball at the far post to fire home. Westdykes’ endeavours were rewarded with a second goal just before the final whistle.