Category: Ladies Team News

SWFL2 East: Seton Ladies 2 Forfar Farmington Ladies 4

The Ladies side returned home after a long trip to Prestonpans with three points in the bag as substitute Cali Roberts scored two second half goals to seal a 4-2 win against Seton Ladies.

With half a dozen players unavailable for various reasons the thirteen players on duty put in a sterling shift. It wasn’t the prettiest of games but Forfar started quickly with Stewart, Harley and Mulholland all spurning chances after beating the high Seton offside trap. 

As is the case when you don’t take chances you are always prone to conceding and a poor goal kick followed by equally poor marking allowed Seton to go in front. 

The side reacted well with a superb right wing cross from Mulholland being headed home by Pauline Harley. A poor kick from the Seton goalkeeper was controlled and dispatched back over her head into the net from all of 30 yards by Chelsie Coyle to put the team ahead at halftime. 

Seton however with the slope and slight wind at their backs struck again early in the 2nd half with a left wing cross not being dealt with and their striker scoring to square the game. 

As was the case in last week against Hutchie Vale Development when they let slip a two goal lead, the ladies didn’t let it deter them and they went on to win this game too. A scramble in the box following a corner was rifled home by Cali Roberts and she scored again with quarter of an hour left when her left foot shot was well saved before she smashed the rebound home into the roof of the net. 

Both teams ended with 10 players as a Seton defender received her 2nd yellow in the 82nd minute before Forfar keeper Rachelle Milton went off injured with five minutes remaining, Harley deputising.

Ladies coach Jeff Rioch commented after the game “We’re delighted to pick up 3 points away from home; we can take a number of positives from the game, not least the amount of chances we are creating. We can be more clinical but ten goals in two games with five different scorers is pleasing. I was happy for all the players today in particular our two subs Cali & Kirrin who both had a positive impact in the last half hour which was great to see.”

“We’re still a young squad and learning physically how to cope in this league and so far so good. We face an in form Raith Rovers team who we know are full of young, quality players, next Sunday, and we’ll work hard again in training this week to make sure we are ready for the challenge.”

SWFL2 East: Forfar Farmington Ladies 6 Hutchison Vale Development 3

Four goals from Ashleigh Smith helped Forfar Farmington Ladies recover from last week’s defeat with a 6-3 victory over Hutchison Vale Development.

Despite going behind, three Smith goals put Forfar ahead however Vale pulled the game level again before Smith’s fourth and a Carrie Hoggan double gave Jeff Rioch’s side all three points.

Credit should also be given to 15 year old Oliwia Gach after she made her senior debut for the side, stepping up from U15 level with an impressive performance.

It was an entertaining game at Market Muir which saw both teams create and miss chances in the opening fifteen minutes.

Hutchie Vale took the lead after a great initial save from Gach; the loose ball was knocked back past her with the forward reacting quicker than the defence.

Forfar were guilty of missing a couple of one on one chances but good work from Hoggan on the left wing saw her pass find Smith and the striker fired into an empty net to level the scores just before half time.

Farmington came out brightly in the second half and went ahead with two well taken goals from Smith to complete her hat-trick.

Hutchie Vale reduced the deficit with a great long range effort scored before equalising following a melee in the box

Rather than allowing Vale to keep their momentum going, the Ladies dusted themselves down and got back on the front foot instead of feeling sorry for themselves.

Great wing play and determination saw Emily Younger put Carrie Hoggan through on goal and the winger calmly fired home with her left foot.

Smith grabbed her fourth to cap off an impressive game for her after great pressing from midfield before Hoggan netted her second with two minutes left; latching on to a Harley pass before finishing.

All in all it was a deserved result and the desire to go on and claim all three points after being pegged back at 3-3 was great to see.

The result brings the Ladies up to fifth in the SWFL2 East Division and they face a trip to Seton Ladies in a fortnight as they look to continue their good start to the season.

Gach, Coyle, Thain, McGregor (Thomson), Guilcher, Younger (Gellatly), Harley, Brannan (Sarvajcz,) L Hoggan (Mulholland), Smith (Hay), C Hoggan

Farmington Youngsters Involved In SFA Coaching Course

The club are encouraging their young footballers to expand on their football knowledge by getting involved in coaching courses.

16 year old Performance Squad members Leah White and Caitlin Mitchell along with 18 year old Rachelle Milton from our Ladies squad all took part in the recent SFA East Region 1.1 Early Touches course at Brechin High School.

All three girls have been involved with the club’s youth setup by coaching the U7 and U9 groups. It is an ideal situation to have these young women, who have achieved so much at Farmington, help with the junior girls and offer real female football role models for the youngsters at the club.

Junior Co-ordinator Jane Luckhurst is pleased to see players get involved with coaching younger girls, explaining: “In order to be successful our club relies heavily on volunteer help, as every club does, but the ideal situation would be if we could encourage more players to get involved in the coaching side of the club. This allows them to pass on their knowledge to the junior girls, and the junior girls are delighted to have the older players as coaches.”

Leah, Caitlin and Rachelle will all be taking part in the Level 1.2 course next month.

2016 Presentation Evening Award Winners

The club held their annual presentation evening on Saturday at the Reid Hall in Forfar, with the ceremony attended well by players, coaches, supporters and parents alike.

Teams from U7 level all the way through to our three senior teams were represented, with the Hall full to capacity.

With the U7, U9 and U11 sides not involved with competitive football as of yet, the players 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.

The SWPL side saw Megan McCarthy win Player of the Year in her first full season at the club with the players voting for Fiona McNicoll as the Players’ Player of the Year while Erin Cattanach won Young Player of the Year.

Development pair Leah White and Caitlin Mitchell were also presented with the Forfar Community Award and Youth Player of the Year respectively, completing an impressive year for the pair at the club.


Forfar Farmington SWPL

Player of the Year: Megan McCarthy

Players’ Player of the Year: Fiona McNicoll

Young Player of the Year: Erin Cattanach


Forfar Farmington Development

Player of the Year: Leah White

Players’ Player of the Year: Sally Patterson

Clubwoman Award: Ellie Cook


Forfar Farmington Ladies

Player of the Year: Emma Stewart

Players’ Player of the Year: Emma Stewart

Clubwoman Award: Emily Grundy


Forfar Farmington Under 17’s

Player of the Year: Rachel Robbie

Players’ Player of the Year: Melissa Coull

Most Improved Player of the Year: Aimee Robertson


Forfar Farmington Flyers U15’s

Player of the Year: Charlotte Cook

Players’ Player of the Year: Morven Whyte

Clubwoman Award: Sophie Valentine


Forfar Farmington Foxes U13’s

Player of the Year: Sophie Cameron

Most Improved Player of the Year: Beth Mowatt

Clubwoman Award: Katie Taylor


Forfar Farmington Falcons U13’s

Player of the Year: Lucy Corbitt

Most Improved Player of the Year: Rachel Neve

Clubwoman Award: Alex Glennie


Forfar Farmington Stars U13’s

Player of the Year: Madison Kirkpatrick

Most Improved Player of the Year: Aimee Esslemont

Clubwoman of the Year: Megan Johnston


Community Award: Leah White

Nominees: Charlie Lewis, Kay Thomson, Jane Luckhurst, Dave Cattanach, Nicola Davidson


Youth Player of the Year: Caitlin Mitchell

SPAR sponsors Ladies new home kit

Forfar Farmington Ladies team would like to thank SPAR, Academy Street, Forfar for their kind support in sponsoring their new blue (home) kit for next season. The girls were delighted to show off the kit prior to their penultimate league game of this season last Sunday.
If you would like to be part of this squad next season please contact coach Jeff Rioch for more information.
Pictured receiving cheque, from left Jason Haxton (Forecourt Manager), Steve Whyte (Territory Sales Executive CJ Lang), Rachelle Milton, Colin Brown, Tami Guilcher

McIntosh of Strathmore Donate New Kit to Ladies.

McIntosh of Strathmore become the latest Sponsor of Forfar Farmington Ladies Team.

Their kind donation of a new is a great asset to the team.

“Here at Strathmore foods we’re delighted to support our community in Forfar. We are very proud of our heritage here and it’s a great opportunity for us to involve ourselves in local projects. We announced our ‘McInvest’ Community Funding Project under our McIntosh of Strathmore retail brand earlier in the year and it’s great that our own local community can benefit from this venture. It’s nice to be able to give something back to our customers who have supported us throughout the years.” (Julie Nisbet, Managing Director, Strathmore Foods)


Chairman Colin Brown would like to thank McIntosh of Strathmore for supporting the club with a new kit. We wish them every success in business here in Forfar. I hope we can carry the Company name with pride to the various parts of the Country.

New faces for Ladies as they look ahead.