Queen’s Park 0
Forfar Farmington 2
Amy Gallacher 12, Alana Bruce 70
The Premier League side moved out of the relegation spots with a deserved 2-0 win over Queen’s Park at a wet Woodfarm High School on Sunday, with 15 year old keeper Hannah Dryden keeping a clean sheet on her senior debut.
Four changes were made from the defeat to Hamilton, Fiona McNicoll, Kayleigh Brough, Nicky Grant and Laura Parsley all being replaced by the aforementioned Dryden, Sydney Cairns, Kayleigh Noble and Megan Burns.
Farmington started off well despite the horrific surface that barely resembled an artificial pitch with Jade McLaren nodding wide from Nicola Davidson’s free kick before Amy Gallacher opened the scoring in the 12th minute, latching onto Alana Bruce’s through ball to slot home past Laura Williamson.
Gallacher had another chance three minutes later but had her shot and Lindsey Dunbar’s follow up volley flew wide of the mark.
The Spiders’ Nicole Montoya had a free kick go over the bar from 25 yards whilst Amber Clark fired straight at Dryden.
Noble and Gallacher both had opportunities in quick succession five minutes before half time in a quiet first half, Gallacher having two shots blocked by Williamson whilst Noble sent her shot over after being set up by Dunbar.
In the second half the home side looked to get back into the game and almost equalised five minutes into the half, Caitlin O’Hara seeing her shot cannon off the bar before being cleared.
Sub Alex Russell was unlucky with a long range effort that the keeper saved well in the 54th minute.
Despite some pressure from Queen’s Park they couldn’t do anything with the ball and the next chance came from the young Farmington side, Noble cutting the ball back for Holly Napier to fire towards Williamson, who pulled off a great save, the ball being cleared just before Russell could stab home the rebound.
Less than a minute later it was 2-0, Alana Bruce scoring a fantastic effort from the touchline that looped over the keeper and in.
Queen’s Park tried desperately to get a consolation at least but missed two sitters in the final ten minutes, Sara Paterson hitting the bar from a few yards out whilst Helen MacLeod sent her shot from a similar area over when it was easier to score.
Amy Gallacher could have added a third in the last minute when she rounded the keeper but her shot swerved into the sidenetting. The miss didn’t matter though as all three points were safe and deservedly so, allowing the side to move above the Spiders into tenth place.
The side will take on Spartans next Sunday in the Scottish Cup Third Round at Station Park, kick off at 2pm, admission £3.
Ramblings of a Loon’s Player of the Match: Alana Bruce
Queen’s Park: Laura Williamson, Lesley Birell Palmer, Nicole Montoya, Helen MacLeod, Susan Hamilton, Katherine Jaycock, Mhairi Lyle, Stephanie Mallon, Ceara MacIntyre (Sara Paterson 72), Amber Clark (Valentina Mazzoni 46), Caitlin O’Hara.
Subs not used: Rebecca Madgin, Lauren Grant.
Forfar Farmington: Hannah Dryden 7, Sydney Cairns 6, Megan Burns 6, Jade McLaren 7, Nicola Davidson 7, Murron White 6 (Alex Russell 46, 7), Lindsey Dunbar 6, Alana Bruce 7, Holly Napier 6, Kayleigh Noble 7, Amy Gallacher 7.