Forfar Farmington sauntered to a third consecutive victory in a seven game unbeaten run with a 3-0 win over Buchan at Station Park, in which 14-year old Amy Gallacher grabbed her first senior goal.
Mark Nisbet made two changes from the win over Hutchison Vale two weeks ago, Leonie Simpson and Cheryl Ridgen making way for Ellie Welton and Julia Scott. Buchan threatened early with Leanne Reid and Lydia Johnston seeing efforts go wide of the mark, as well as Forfar’s Caroline Heron striking into the keeper’s arms. Farmington took the lead after 16 minutes, a good cross from Heron to Aimee Godfrey who slotted home, with suspicions of offside, if you listened to the vocal away support. Heron was unlucky to see several efforts go past the Buchan post before the 22nd minute, Caren Webster threading an excellent ball through for Heron to touch past the keeper to double the home side’s advantage. After her goal, Heron looked like she wasn’t going to settle for just one, having more attempts on goal before the half hour mark, all going past the post again. Abbi Grant and Buchan’s Louise Brown were both booked for shoving after Grant took offence to a dangerous Brown tackle, Grant then going on to curl a shot wide before Hannah Stewart blasted over for the away side from the edge of the box.
Farmington continued their attacking straight from the whistle in the second half, Webster and Heron missing efforts in the first two minutes. Stewart had a good turn and shot deflected wide for Buchan after 52 minutes before Reid had a 20 yard free kick pushed wide by Welton. From the resulting corner, the ball was cleared and a counter attack by Forfar ended in Grant hitting the post, whilst seconds later Nicola Davidson had a header saved. Heron had a one on one blocked by the keeper before she did well to push over a header from a Grant cross. In the 71st minute poor defending by the opposition allowed Heron to get another shot off, but it was touched onto the woodwork by keeper Rebecca Flaherty. Two minutes later 17 year old Laura Parsley was brought on for her second appearance of the season. Parsley almost scored minutes after coming on, a good strike looking net bound but for the hand of Flaherty, who knocked it wide. Cheryl Rigden also saw an effort flash across the face of goal before 14 year old Amy Gallacher was brought on for her second appearance for the senior side, replacing goalscorer Aimee Godfrey. Gallacher wasted no time getting on the score sheet, five minutes after coming on, Alana Bruce laid her off and she stroked the ball past the keeper with the confidence of a veteran.
Forfar Farmington: Ellie Welton, Jade McLaren (Gemma Collier 60), Fay McDonald, Aimee Godfrey (Amy Gallacher 84), Julia Scott, Nicola Davidson, Alana Bruce, Caroline Heron, Abbi Grant (Cheryl Rigden 68), Caren Webster (Laura Parsley 73), Nicky Grant.
Subs not used: Ann Taylor, Leonie Simpson (gk).
Buchan Ladies: Rebecca Flaherty, Connie Strachan (Danica Ritchie 60), Hannah Stewart, Linsey Cruden, Lydia Johnston, Zoe Smart, Jennifer Urquhart, Leanne Reid, Michelle Sutherland (Sophie Anderson 60), Gemma Rae, Louise Brown