Forfar Farmington 2 Hutchison Vale 2 (SWPL) 24th August 2014

Forfar Farmington           2

Kayleigh Noble 3, Amy Gallacher 17

Hutchison Vale                 2

Laura Gavin 57 pen, Bryony Ross 79

Forfar Farmington dropped two points in the Scottish Women’s Premier League when visitors Hutchison Vale came from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Station Park.

Just one change was made from last week’s defeat in the cup against Spartans, with captain Nicola Davidson unavailable, Paul White brought in Claire Galloway, a former player for the side a couple of years ago.

Farmington took the lead after just three minutes, Kayleigh Noble firing home from just inside the box. Ten minutes later Holly Napier saw her shot from Noble’s corner hit the bar as Forfar looked the more dangerous of the sides.

They doubled their advantage in the 17th minute, Amy Gallacher sending a fantastic 20 yard effort into the top corner giving the keeper no chance.

Hutchison Vale went close twice around the 25 minute mark before Noble almost grabbed her second, dispossessing a defender but her shot went wide of the post.

Defender Sydney Cairns fired over from long range, while at the other end Vale hit the post, with the rebound blasted over the bar when it was easier to score.

HALF TIME: Forfar Farmington 2 Hutchison Vale 0

Nicky Grant went close less than a minute into the second half, her and Amy Gallacher combining but Grant sent her shot over the bar.

Hutchison Vale pulled a goal back in the 57th minute after Alana Bruce fouled the Vale attacker inside the box, Laura Gavin firing the spot kick home.

Two minutes later Bruce sent a shot straight at the keeper, as did Gallacher. A Forfar counter attack in the 72nd minute saw some excellent skill from the Scotland under 17 striker, weaving her way past three defenders but her final product was pushed wide by Ashley Watson. The resultant corner from Noble was nodded wide by Jade McLaren.

The visitors grabbed an equaliser with ten minutes left, Bryony Ross taking a cross down before knocking it past McNicoll.

Forfar had a claim for a penalty in the final moments of the game when Claire Galloway was shoved inside the box but the referee decided no foul took place.

Hutchison Vale were reduced to ten women in the 90th minute, Michelle Russell, who had only been on the field for nine minutes, was shown a straight red for foul and abusive language.

The side stays in tenth place in the table but is now only one point ahead of Queen’s Park and is seven behind Hutchison Vale and Inverness City. They now play Buchan next week in Maud, the same ground where they beat them 4-0 earlier this season and will hope for a similar result.

Fiona McNicoll, Alana Bruce, Megan Burns, Claire Galloway, Jade McLaren, Sydney Cairns, Holly Napier, Amy Gallacher, Lindsey Dunbar (Murron White 46), Kayleigh Noble, Nicky Grant.

Subs not used: Kayleigh Brough, Alex Russell, Derrian Gollan, Leonie Simpson

1 thought on “Forfar Farmington 2 Hutchison Vale 2 (SWPL) 24th August 2014

  1. Michelle Russell was shown a straight red due to her foul and abusive comment to the referee! So a yellow was not the better call!

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