Forfar Farmington 1 Hamilton Academical 7 (Scottish Women’s Premier League) 30th March 2014

Forfar Farmington          1           Hamilton Academical           7

McLaren 86                                    Turner 14, 18, 77

                                                       Sloey 26

                                                       Hogg 39 pen

                                                       Gemmell 71

                                                       Richardson 85

Forfar Farmington slipped down to 11th in the Scottish Women’s Premier League after losing 7-1 at home to Hamilton Academical in a spirited performance on Sunday.

Both sides started off well with chances for Accies’ Clare Gemmell and Katey Turner as well as Farmington’s Amy Gallacher before ex-Forfar striker Katey Turner lobbed the keeper to open the scoring in the 14th minute.

Four minutes later she rounded Fiona McNicoll to make it two nil before setting up Gillian Sloey in the 26th minute for the third for Hamilton. Just after the half hour mark Forfar midfielder Keira Johnstone was stretchered off with a serious knee injury after colliding with an opposition player. Gallacher went close with a free kick before Sydney Cairns bundled over Rachel Halliday in the Forfar box, Lyndsey Hogg netting the spot kick.

HALF TIME: Forfar Farmington 0 Hamilton Academical 4

Hamilton sub Carolina Richardson went close just after half time with two great efforts, the second her best but flew inches over the bar. At the other end captain Nicola Davidson and Leonie Simpson had chances but failed to convert them.

Simpson rounded Megan Cunningham in the 64th minute but her touch past was too heavy, she cut the ball back to Laura Parsley, who’s curled effort was held well by the keeper. With twenty minutes to go Hamilton made it 5-0, Clare Gemmell scoring from long range into an empty net after McNicoll’s poor clearance.

Turner grabbed her hat-trick in the 77th minute, Sloey returning the favour for her goal earlier, slipping a through ball for her and she knocked the ball past McNicoll. Carolina Richardson got the goal she deserved with five minutes to go, a cross from a tight angle swerved into the net despite McNicoll’s efforts to palm it away.

Farmington scored straight from kick-off, heading up the park and winning a free-kick, Nicola Davidson swinging the ball in and left back Jade McLaren stabbed the ball home for her first senior goal.

Ramblings of a Loon’s Player of the Match: Lindsey Dunbar – Played well, work rate throughout the whole game was good

Forfar Farmington: Fiona McNicoll 5, Sydney Cairns 6, Jade McLaren 7, Murron White 6, Megan Burns 6 (Alex Russell 46, 5), Kayleigh Brough 7, Laura Parsley 7, Lindsey Dunbar 7, Amy Gallacher 7, Nicola Davidson 6, Keira Johnstone 6 (Leonie Simpson 32, 6).

Subs not used: Kayleigh Noble.

Hamilton Academical: Megan Cunningham 6 (Elaine Fleming 77, 3), Kirstin McGuire 8, Cara McBrearty 8, Clare Gemmell 8, Rachel Halliday 6 (Carolina Richardson 46, 8), Katey Turner 10 (Terri Donnelly 77, 3), Lyndsey Hogg 7, Gillian Sloey 8, Gillian Inglis 7, Lauren Leslie 7 (Sarah Laverty 66, 4), Deborah McLeod 8 (Helen Templeton 77, 4).


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