Category: Ladies Team News

2019 Presentation Evening Award Winners

A fantastic evening was had by all at our 14th Annual Presentation Evening on Saturday 30th November. Thanks goes to all our coaches for their continued support, players, parents and all those involved in supporting the evening.

Photos of the evening are now available.

Presentation Evening Award Winners

Lisa Evans, U7, U9 and U11 sides not involved with competitive football, were awarded medals for their efforts while the older sides were presented with awards ranging from a Clubwoman Award to Players’ Player of the Year.

Farmington U13 Dynamos
Clubwoman: Alisha Stewart
Most Improved Player: Erin Reynolds
Player of the Year: Daisy Hickie

Farmington U13 
Clubwoman: Nicole Gibson
Most Improved: Ashleigh Davidson
Player of the Year: Iona Henderson

Farmington U15
Club women: Eilidh McDiarmid
Players player: Alix Saddler
Player of the year: Martyna Kisiel

Farmington U15 Cobras
Clubwoman: Molly Dishington
Players Player: Karla Millar
Player of the Year: Laura Findlay

Farmington U17 Falcons
Most improved: Liberty Whyte 
Players player: Beth Mowatt
Player of the Year: Melissa Coull

SWFL2 Ladies
Clubwoman: Lyndsey Clyne
Players Player: Pauline Harley
Player of Year: Pauline Harley

Young Player of the Year: Beth McPherson
Players’ Player: Fiona McNicoll
Player of the Year: Donna Paterson

Club Awards

Community Award: Leah White
Youth Player of the Year: Beth Mowatt

New campaign – New faces

Our Women’s team have welcomed six new faces to their squad in recent weeks as they kick off the new season in SWFL2 North/East. 

We caught up with Coach Jeff Rioch as he looked ahead to their cup tie on Sunday v Gleniffer Thistle. 

“We’ve had a solid pre-season with good numbers at training and I’m really pleased with how things are going just now”

“We were pretty tight on numbers last year but retained all bar one of the squad and I’m delighted to add the six players to take us up to twenty.  It allows for good competition all over the park and that makes training fresh and also more intense which I’m hoping transfers onto the pitch.  The energy in the group is great, we’ve a lot of young players but a number of experienced ones too so it’s a nice mix and the new players have all settled in easily”

“Three players have stepped up from last year’s u17s to continue their development within the club pathway. Katie White, Morgan Davie and Jessica Dailly have been at the club for a number of years now so I’ve known their qualities for a long time and it’s great to have them involved.  It was fantastic that Katie and Morgan both played the full 90 mins on Sunday’s league game and certainly didn’t look out of place and Jess is available to play from this week too”

“One of the positives of our trips North last year was finding out that Moray Ladies player Emily McAuslan was to be studying at Uni in Dundee. It was a no brainer to try and bring her to Forfar as she played well in our games against us. After meeting Em late November I was delighted when she committed herself to Farmington in the New Year. She’s really impressed in our games so far and has been a composed and strong presence in defence”

“Young Beth McDonald has come in as well from Dryburgh and is working hard in training and I’m looking forward to her getting games over next couple of weeks. She is also strong with two good feet and keen to progress”

“Finally Morgan Smith signed on this week.  She hasn’t played for a few years since her days at Arbroath Inchcape as she’s been studying and now qualified as a corporate solicitor. She was unfortunately injured in pre-season which set her back a couple of weeks but she’s been training fine the last week or so and her confidence is building weekly” 

Whilst disappointed in the opening league defeat Rioch felt there were enough positives to take into the season 

“It was frustrating on Sunday as we created numerous chances at 1-1 which on another day, we take and the game’s won comfortably. We then get caught with a late sucker punch and no time to recover. It was good that we were creating chances though and looked solid defensively so plenty to build on this week in training with our cup tie at home on Sunday to look forward to” 

KO is 3.30pm at Station Park 

2018 Presentation Evening Award Winners

A fantastic evening was had by all at our 13th Annual Presentation Evening on Saturday, many thanks to our guest of the evening Stevie Baxter (The Sporting Pursuit) who did a tremendous job keeping the night running smoothly as our compere. Also thanks goes to all our coaches for their continued support, players, parents and all those involved in supporting the evening.

Photos of the evening are now available, thank you to David Young for coming along to cover the event.

Presentation Evening Award Winners

U7, U9 and U11 sides not involved with competitive football, were awarded medals for their efforts while the older sides were presented with awards ranging from a Clubwoman Award to Players’ Player of the Year.

U13 Blue Devils

Player of the Year – Amy Taylor
Most Improved – Charley Blackie
Clubwoman – Isla Booth

Farmington U13 

Player of the Year: Alix Saddler
Most Improved: Emilia Kisiel
Clubwoman: Brodie Greenwood

U13 Chiefs

Player of the Year – Molly Dishington
Most Improved – Mia Haggart
Clubwoman – Bailey Morrison

U15 Stars

Player of the Year – Rachel Allan
Most Improved – Ellie Carnegie
Clubwoman – Emma Christie

U15 Falcons

Players of the Year – Alex Glennie
Player’s Player of the Year- Nicola Spence
Club woman- Kacey McCabe


Player of the year -Chloe Finnegan
Player’s Player of the Year – Beth Mowatt
Coach of the year – Jamie Fyfe

SWFL2 Ladies

Player of the Year – Gemma Mullholland
Player’s Player of the Year – Katie Hasset
Clubwoman – Lyndsey Clyne


Player of the Year – Fiona McNicoll
Player’s Player of the Year – Megan McCarthy
Young Player – Cassie Cowper
Goal of the Season – Caroline Heron

Supporters’ Awards – (Presented previously at last home fixture)
Supporters Young Player of the Year – Cassie Cowper & Kayleigh Brough
Supporters Player of the Year – Megan McCarthy

Club Awards

Community Award: Nicola McBride
Youth Player of the Year: Kaite White

Coaching Success for our Youths

Congratulations to Katie White, Olivia Docherty, Eve Stewart (U17s) and Oliwia Gach (Ladies) who all completed Level 1.1 Early Touches through a school project, Sports Leadership Academy held at Arbroath Academy on the 4th June.
Katie White (U17s) progressed onto complete 1.2 Coaching Young Footballers and 1.3 Coaching in the Game, through the VIP Volunteer Inspire Group at Craigie Community Pitch on 10th-13th July. Successfully completed her first 3 coaching courses on the SFA Childrens Pathway over the last 2 months.
Katie and Oliwia coach our U7/9 Juniors on a Tuesday night at the Market Muir, Katie also volunteered at our recent successful summer camps. This is a great asset for the club, we encourage all our senior players to get involved with our Juniors as well as gaining coaching qualifications through the club.
If you are interested in coaching but not currently a player we would also be interested to hear from you, please contact us for further information.
Pictured from left – Oliwia Gach (Ladies), Olivia Docherty, and Eve Stewart (both U17s).  Featured image – Katie White (U17s)

SWFL 2 Farmington Ladies make long journey to Thurso

Our Ladies team will create a piece of history tomorrow when they make the arduous trek to Thurso to play Caithness Ladies in an SWFL2 North league match. The 480 mile round trip will be the furthest any Farmington team have travelled for any competitive game – the squad are leaving in three cars at 7.30am and likely won’t be home till c10.30pm. We wish the team well

As coach Jeff Rioch looked ahead to the game he commented “We were in long dialogue with the powers that be prior to the league structures being announced and despite the club’s obvious concerns this made no difference whatsoever with the team still placed in North league. We were left with two options – fulfil the fixtures or forfeit the games which is not the Farmington way although it disappoints me that games have already been forfeited when the league is only two games in.

My main concern is obviously for the wellbeing of players who are driving or sitting in cars for 5 hours, playing 90 minutes then doing same again to get home – I’m not sure anyone would say this is ideal preparation or indeed conducive for recovery at any level but we just have to get on with it. I’m delighted that the squad are committed to making trips like this as well as heading to places like Dingwall, Buckie, Elgin, Turriff and Peterhead as the season goes on. We hope all our opponents will replicate this commitment going forward to get games played as we are in, by far, the smallest league in SWF so the number of games is already extremely low”

SWFL2 East: Forfar Farmington 2 Bayside 1

The Ladies welcomed undefeated East Division 2 league champions Bayside to a heavy Market Muir today and deservedly took the spoils in an entertaining game with sisters Katie & Megan Hassett scoring the vital goals

The only change to last week’s team saw Carrie Hoggan replace the injured Jenny Egginton up front. The Ladies started very brightly and had majority of possession in the first 20 mins with Chloe Sturrock forcing the visiting keeper into a good stop with a back post volley. Bayside then had a good fifteen minute spell without really creating too much as the Forfar back four of Chelsie Coyle, Jane Ritchie, Pauline Harley and Megan Hassett worked well with keeper Rachelle Milton to cover for each other when required. 

Forfar took the upper hand again before half time and created a couple of chances before a great move in midfield saw Sandra Craig put Katie Hassett clear and she calmly fired home to give the home team a 1-0 half time lead. 

The second half was played in much the same vein with Hoggan and Ashleigh Smith’s running up front creating problems for Bayside and the energy in midfield of Emma Stewart, Hassett, Craig and Sturrock was immense considering the conditions. 

Frustratingly chances came and went before Megan Hassett was first to react knocking home when her sister Katie’s free kick was tipped onto the bar to double the lead with 20 minutes remaining.  

Bayside are however not undefeated in the league because they give up easily and as expected they came right back into the game, going three at the back and five in midfield to pressure the Forfar defence. A through ball was slotted home by Thomson to make it 2-1 and ensure a nervy last 15 minutes. 

To be fair it was more likely to be the home side who increased their lead rather than Bayside equalising but the chance to completely finish the game eluded Forfar. A composed, hard working last ten minutes however saw the team run out for a deserved three points, Bayside reduced to ten players in injury time for a second yellow card. 

Coach Jeff Rioch commented after the game: “I’m absolutely chuffed to bits for the squad, we fully deserved our win today, created a number of chances and defended very well.  Every player gave 110% for each other and worked tirelessly but also showed composure & quality on a difficult pitch.”

“Chris & Bryan’s team have deservedly won this league and to take the game to them in the manner we did shows how the squad has evolved in the last few months.”

Rachelle Milton, Chelsie Coyle, Jane Ritchie, Pauline Harley, Megan Hassett, Chloe Sturrock, Katie Hassett, Sandra Craig, Emma Stewart, Ashleigh Smith (Gemma Mulholland 76), Carrie Hoggan

Subs not used: Chloe Reilly, Kirrin Gellatly, Lisa Hoggan, Jessica McGregor 

Rioch Adds Trio To Ladies Squad

The club are delighted to welcome three players back to the Ladies with Megan Hassett, Sandra Craig and Katie Hassett all putting pen to paper this week after a successful training period.

Coach Jeff Rioch commented “I’m really pleased to bring in Megan, Katie & Sandra – all three are committed to developing as players and bring good experience, a will to win and they are all good communicators at training and on the pitch.  They all showed up well in the recent win over Hutchison Vale last Sunday and I’m looking forward to working with them.”

The side won 1-0 at the Saughton Enclosure with Jane Ritchie netting the only goal and Rioch is pleased with how his side have performed this season as they currently sit in fifth in the SWFL2 East.

“We’re looking to push on again in the second half of the season with a top four spot being the target although it will be tough ask. I’m delighted with the squad’s efforts in the past few months. Our numbers at training are good, confidence is growing and as the results show we’re conceding very little in defence, creating plenty going forward and they’re really working hard for each other.”

The team are in good form with four wins and a draw in the last five games with the intensity at training increasing as competition for places grows.

They have a break now before their next game away to title challengers Raith Rovers on 17th September.  This game will be played at Starks Park, home of their male counterparts and will be a tough challenge for the Ladies, but one which they will relish.

SWFL2 East: Letham 1 Forfar Farmington Ladies 13

Our Ladies team put in a superb attacking performance on Sunday to comfortably defeat a young Letham team at Seven Acres in their last league game before the summer break.

Ashleigh Smith scored seven goals in the victory, taking her tally to eleven goals in her last two games and sixteen for the season to date, which, given this is her first season in competitive football is a great achievement.

The Ladies started the game quickly and Pauline Harley opened the scoring after two minutes; slotting home after Hannah Dryden had hit the post.  Smith then started her run of goals with two composed finishes after running on to good through balls from midfield.  Emma Stewart got the fourth following a fantastic surge up the left wing before cutting in and finding the back of the net. Smith completed her hat trick before the break while adding another two, one a header from a right wing cross from Stewart.  Harley netted her second with a fine finish from the edge of the box to put the team 8-0 up at half time in Perth.

Letham started the second half in determined mood and kept Forfar at bay until the 65th minute when Hannah Dryden, playing as a striker, scored her first of the game. This was more than deserved as she had seen two efforts hit the woodwork in the first half.  She went on to complete her hat trick with another two great strikes.   Smith wasn’t finished either and she added two further second half goals to complete a double hat trick and add a seventh to her tally. Letham scored a late consolation from the penalty spot to deny Rachelle Milton and her defenders the clean sheet.

This was a great squad effort with six players missing due to holidays, work and injury.  Credit has to be given to Letham who kept going to the end with only the bare eleven available – this is their first season in senior football and they have some talented youngsters coming through to complement the more experienced players.

This result leaves Forfar comfortably in the top half of the table on 18 points from eleven games played as they look forward to resuming in early August.

Rachelle Milton, Chelsie Coyle, Emily Thain (Lyndsey Clyne 71), Ellice Brannan, Amanda-Leigh Hay (Jessica McGregor 62) , Kirrin Gellatly (Monika Saravacjz 62), Emma Stewart, Pauline Harley, Emily Younger (Laura Younger 71), Ashleigh Smith, Hannah Dryden.