Hibernian Development 0 Forfar Farmington 3 (Pre-Season Friendly) 20th February 2014

Hibernian Development                   0

 

Forfar Farmington                           3

Nicola Davidson 5, 54, Holly Napier 75

Forfar Farmington completed their pre-season schedule with a comfortable 3-0 win over Hibernian Development on a chilly Friday night in Edinburgh.

A goal in each half from captain Nicola Davidson followed by Holly Napier late on was enough with Hibs providing a tough challenge.

Farmington took the lead in the fifth minute, Napier’s corner swept home at the far post by Davidson.

Amy Gallacher was unfortunate a minute later, her good run ended with her effort slipping just past the post. In the eleventh minute Davidson almost turned provider, her through ball split the defence for Kayleigh Brough to run onto but despite beating the keeper to the ball she hit the side netting.

Jade McLaren nodded wide from Napier’s corner before Hibs started to threaten, having a header parried by Fiona McNicoll and then a shot deflected wide.

In the 37th minute another Napier corner found McLaren’s head, this time the header looked to be on target but a defender did well to deny her a goal before clearing the ball.

Two minutes after half time Hibs should have netted after their right winger advanced to the byline before sending a cross in that their striker sliced wide while unmarked.

Forfar had an almost identical chance in the 53rd minute, Gallacher releasing Napier down the wing and her cross into the box found Johnstone, although the ball looked like it took a bounce as she swung a foot at it and it went over.

They had the ball in the net sixty seconds later, Nicola Davidson’s half volley going in despite the Hibs keeper getting a hand to it.

Amy Gallacher hit the side netting with Kayleigh Brough’s header looping wide on the hour mark before the Premier League side sent on youngster Beth Shillitto for her first team debut.

The Edinburgh side saw a free kick fly inches wide as they looked for a way back into the friendly but Holly Napier killed the game in the 75th minute, latching onto a long ball before lashing home from the edge of the box.

McLaren got her head to a Napier corner yet again but sent the effort past the post with thirteen minutes left.

In the 85th minute Shillitto could have netted a goal in her first game, weaving her way past a defender although her effort was deflected wide by a defender.

With a minute to go Brough outmuscled a defender as she made her way into the box before seeing her shot blocked and Shillitto pounced on the rebound but could only watch as it went agonisingly past the left hand side post.

The side now look ahead to next Sunday when they face Hutchison Vale in the first round of the SWPL’s League Cup at Station Park.

Forfar Farmington: Fiona McNicoll, Sophie Milligan, Sydney Cairns, Jade McLaren, Kayleigh Brough, Keira Johnstone (Nivana Crighton 62), Nicola Davidson, Holly Napier, Gemma Collier, Lindsey Dunbar (Megan Burns 46), Amy Gallacher (Beth Shillitto 62)

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