Station Park, Forfar
Forfar Farmington v Rangers
Forfar Farmington v Stirling University SWPL League Cup 2nd Round
Forfar Farmington v East Fife
Forfar Farmington vs Spartans
Forfar Farmington fell to a 3-0 defeat against Spartans on Sunday after a lacklustre display.
Goals from Laura Gavin, Alana Marshall and Christie Kerr sealed the win for the Edinburgh side with Nicola Davidson going closest for Forfar; her free kick tipped on to the bar late on.
Mark Nisbet fielded the same side that were edged out by Celtic with the only change coming on the bench as Alana Bruce dropped out and goalkeeper Hannah Dryden came in.
Spartans opened the scoring just two minutes into the game when Alana Marshall squared the ball to Laura Gavin and she stroked the ball home into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.
Farmington looked to grab a quick equaliser two minutes later when Julia Scott stepped up for a free kick 25 yards out but the winger curled her set piece over.
Kirsty McLaughlin fired wide from a Nicola Mawson cross before Marshall blasted into Fiona McNicoll’s arms following a Katie Reilly free kick.
In the 21st minute Lindsey Dunbar and Scott combined to send a cross into the danger zone with Sousa setting up Gallacher but she could only send her effort into the arms of Eartha Cummings.
Shortly after the half hour mark Sousa split the defence with a through ball that Scott latched onto but she failed to beat Cummings with her shot.
A minute later Spartans came close to a second; Trish McLaughlin seeing her long range effort tipped onto the bar.
Scott created a couple of opportunities for the hosts as half time approached but Sousa hooked the ball over the bar while Gallacher saw her shot deflected into the arms of the keeper.
Five minutes before half time and Spartans extended their lead when Kirsty McLaughlin’s effort was parried by McNicoll and Marshall was on hand to bury the ball in the back of the net.
The visitors had a chance to further add to their two goal lead a minute into the second half with Mason’s corner nodded over by Gavin.
Forfar were dealt a blow shortly after when they were forced to substitute Gemma Collier who had come on less than a minute earlier. Collier made a great effort to race back and deny Louise Mason but had injured herself in the process.
Ten minutes later Scott went close again when Megan McCarthy’s free kick was headed out as far as her; her long range strike flying wide of the mark.
With eighteen minutes remaining Forfar looked to grab a goal that would make the final stages interesting however Kirsty Deans couldn’t keep her shot down.
Scott struck a low free kick at Cummings but it was the visitors who grabbed the next goal to kill the game with ten minutes left. Substitutes Ronaigh Douglas and Christie Kerr combined and it was the latter who raced into the box to lash the ball past the oncoming McNicoll.
Farmington came closest to a goal in the final five minutes when Davidson’s free kick was tipped on to the bar by Cummings; from the corner Stephanie Milne saw her header cleared off the line by Mawson.
The result leaves Forfar in seventh and they now face a three week break before their next league game, once again at home to Aberdeen. They also travel to Buchan in a fortnight on Scottish Cup duty in a welcome break.
Forfar Farmington vs Stirling University
Forfar Farmington vs Glasgow City
Forfar Farmington continued their improved performances as of late when they were edged out 4-2 by defending SWPL champions Glasgow City on Sunday.
Despite goals from Tori Sousa and Nicola Davidson, the result leaves Farmington still hunting for those ever elusive first points of the season.
Two changes were made following last week’s defeat to Hibs with Louise Magilton ruled out through injury and Alana Bruce dropping to the bench to be replaced by Holly Napier and Kayleigh Noble.
City took the lead after just six minutes when Samantha Kerr and Ruesha Littlejohn combined to send a ball into the box for Fiona Brown to sweep home.
Littlejohn had an opportunity of her own in the 15th minute to double the advantage but blasted wide.
Just sixty seconds later however Forfar had equalised; a free kick from long range caused havoc inside the box and Tori Sousa was on hand to slot past the keeper for her second of the season.
Kirsty Deans couldn’t get a strong enough touch on Kayleigh Noble’s cross to divert it towards goal while Lindsey Dunbar was crowded out before she could get a shot away after weaving her way through the City defence.
Littlejohn volleyed into the arms of Fiona McNicoll before she nodded straight at the keeper after rising to meet a Brown cross just after the half hour mark.
Nicola Docherty restored City’s lead five minutes from half time with a smart finish; curling past McNicoll from a tight angle.
Captain Nicola Davidson almost equalised once more straight away with a long range effort that troubled the keeper but she managed to smother the shot.
Shortly after half time Megan McCarthy made a great run to deny Docherty as she made her way into the box but City were to add another goal in the 53rd minute.
Leanne Ross swung a corner in that was met by the head of Brown, giving McNicoll no chance.
Just three minutes later Farmington were back in the game when Kayleigh Noble’s cross was collected by Davidson after beating a static defence and chipping the ball past the keeper.
In the 64th minute Holly Napier was close to equalising with a smart free kick that flew agonisingly over the bar.
Forfar were dealt another blow in the 67th minute when City added their fourth to restore their two goal lead; Sarah Crilly bundling home Brown’s cross at the front post.
Farmington tried to push for another deserved goal for their performance but were unable to break down a City defence, who were more than happy to sit in.
The visitors did have chances through Ross and Kerr but neither were on target.
Farmington can be more than happy with their performance despite the result having played as well as the league leaders for the majority of the game.
They will now look to go one better and pick up points when they travel to face Rangers next week.
Forfar Farmington: Fiona McNicoll, Sophie Milligan (Gemma Collier 78), Lindsey Dunbar (Robyn Smith 70), Amy Gallacher, Tori Sousa, Holly Napier, Nicola Davidson, Kirsty Deans, Kayleigh Noble (Jade McLaren 85), Megan McCarthy, Ann Taylor (Julia Scott 64)
Subs not used: Stephanie Milne, Alana Bruce, Hannah Dryden (gk)
Glasgow City: Erin Clachers, Lauren McMurchie (Joanne Love 64), Savannah McCarthy, Ruesha Littlejohn (Erin Cuthbert 62), Nicola Docherty, Carla Boyce (Sarah Crilly 55), Cheryl McCulloch, Sarah Clelland, Leanne Ross, Fiona Brown, Samantha Kerr.
Subs not used: Hayley Lauder, Clare Shine, Gemma Fay (gk)