Forfar Farmington 0 Celtic 4 (SWPL) 26th April 2015

Forfar Farmington           0

Celtic                                     4

Ruesha Littlejohn 18, 29, 86, Sam McManus 62

Forfar Farmington head coach Damon Neish was disappointed after a 4-0 defeat at home to Celtic on Sunday.

After the win over Inverness two weeks previous, the side will have wanted to carry on the momentum but Celtic were too strong for the side

Speaking after the game, Neish said “We were poor, we never executed well, we gave them too much respect, we stood off them too much and let them play a bit too much.”

“We’re still young and growing and will have inconsistent game and unfortunately when we come up against some of the bigger teams like Celtic, you’re punished at this level and that’s what we need to try and get through our heads sooner or later that we need to be better from the start.”

“Next week is away to Hibs, another tough one, it’s good that we get all of our really tough games out of the way at the start of the season. Hibs will be incredibly tough to play against but we’ll prepare and go into as ready as the girls can be.”

Farmington started with just one change to the side, with Sophie Milligan coming in for the injured Sydney Cairns. Kayleigh Noble and Megan Burns returned to the squad but had to be content with a place on the bench.

Celtic had the best of the opening ten minutes, with Kylla Sjoman and Sam McManus firing wide before Kirstin McGuire forced Fiona McNicoll into a save in the fourteenth minute.

The Glasgow side took the lead in the 18th minute, Ruesha Littlejohn firing home after good work by Sjoman down the left.

Cara McBrearty then had two chances in quick succession saved by McNicoll as Celtic looked for a second.

They got that in the 29th minute when Littlejohn spotted McNicoll off her line and lobbed her from thirty yards.

Farmington had their first chance just after half an hour, Derrian Gollan, making her third appearance for the senior side saw a shot from the edge of the box saved by Laura Hamilton.

They went close to another chance five minutes before half time, Keira Johnstone made her way down the left but her cross was caught by Hamilton, with both Gollan and Amy Gallacher waiting to pounce on the ball.

Just before half time, Joanne Paton rattled the crossbar for Celtic while Chloe Craig saw a header cleared off the line five minutes into the second period.

McBrearty was next to go close, seeing her effort hit the post as Forfar’s defence battled a strong attack.

Holly Napier saw a free kick held by Hamilton while Celtic added a third in the 62nd minute, McManus sweeping home Sjoman’s cross.

Napier fired wide from long range with Forfar starting to play better in the last half hour. Despite this Littlejohn missed three chances as she looked to complete her hat trick.

With less than ten minutes left Jade McLaren nodded a Nicola Davidson free kick just over the bar.

Littlejohn grabbed her third with four minutes left, curling a low shot past McNicoll.

The side now look to next week, when they travel to face Hibernian.

Forfar Farmington: Fiona McNicoll, Kayleigh Brough (Megan Burns 89), Jade McLaren, Gemma Collier, Nicola Davidson, Sophie Milligan (Kayleigh Noble 64), Lindsey Dunbar, Keira Johnstone, Holly Napier, Amy Gallacher, Derrian Gollan.

Sub not used: Nivana Crighton

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