Hamilton Academical 1 Forfar Farmington 0 (SWPL) 21st September 2014

Hamilton Academical      1

Gillian Sloey 55

Forfar Farmington           0

A solitary goal ten minutes into the second half was enough for Hamilton Academical to defeat Forfar Farmington in an evenly contested SWPL encounter at the John Cumming Stadium in Carluke.

Two changes were made from the win over Inverness two weeks ago, Claire Galloway and captain Nicola Davidson making way for Amy Gallacher and Caren Webster.

Both sides started off evenly, with Hamilton having the first chances, Rachel Halliday and Gillian Sloey both having efforts wasted in the first ten minutes.

Farmington’s opening chance came from Amy Gallacher in the 14th minute, her low shot from the edge of the box smothered well by Megan Cunningham.

Carolina Richardson, who scored twice in the 2-1 win for the Accies in July, went close twice in two minutes, but couldn’t get her shots on target.

Nicky Grant fired at the keeper in the 28th minute, starting off a flurry of Forfar chances, Gallacher having her volley from Alana Bruce’s cross gathered while Bruce almost netted herself after a great run down the right towards goal.

Before half time Holly Napier had a chance from the edge of the box swerve past the post.

HALF TIME: Hamilton Academical 0 Forfar Farmington 0

Forfar kept pressing after the break, Gallacher doing well to win the ball but her shot from a tight angle was blocked. Napier’s corner wasn’t cleared properly allowing Kayleigh Brough to have a go at goal, Cunningham saving the attempt.

Hamilton took the lead ten minutes into the second half, Gillian Sloey capitalising on a mistake to slip the ball under the keeper.

In the 71st minute Richardson skied an effort from close range after Sloey nodded wide from a cross by the tall striker.

Farmington kept pushing to grab a deserved equaliser and almost got their reward in the final minutes, Nicky Grant’s free kick on the corner of the box was knocked inches over by Napier before Alana Bruce fired straight at the keeper.

Bizarre results elsewhere in the day meant both Buchan and Queen’s Park gained points on the side with wins. The latter side now visit Station Park in two weeks in a must win game for Forfar, but will have the upper hand on the Spiders, with four points picked up against them already this season.

Forfar Farmington: Fiona McNicoll, Sydney Cairns, Megan Burns, Murron White (Kayleigh Noble 80), Jade McLaren, Kayleigh Brough, Holly Napier, Nicky Grant, Amy Gallacher (Lindsey Dunbar 76), Caren Webster (Alex Russell 70), Alana Bruce

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