Dunfermline Athletic 2
Forfar Farmington 7
Kayleigh Noble 7, 38, 73, Keira Johnstone 8, 60, Nicola Davidson 50, Holly Napier 87
Forfar Farmington prepared for the second half of their Scottish Women’s Premier League season with a comfortable 7-2 win away to First Division side Dunfermline Athletic.
A hat trick from Kayleigh Noble along with Keira Johnstone’s double and goals from Nicola Davidson helped the side in their final warm up match before Sunday’s trip to Hutchison Vale.
Head Coach Damon Neish drafted in two players for the game, with Jade Logan coming from the Ladies squad while Joanna Collier played her first game for the club in two years after a spell out of the game.
Forfar started off strongly with Noble firing wide four minutes in after Lindsey Dunbar’s work. The winger put Farmington ahead three minutes later, forcing a Napier cross home; Keira Johnstone heading the ball to the back post for Noble.
Less than sixty seconds later Johnstone doubled the lead, the on fire striker slotting home for her fifth of the week after she had netted four for the Scotland CYP squad on Sunday.
Farmington looked to threaten even more in the opening 45 on a less than average pitch and went close through vice captain Napier three times and Noble again.
The winger added her second of the night seven minutes from half time, the impressive Sophie Milligan swung in a cross that Noble met with a goal bound effort, it did eventually go in albeit via two deflections.
Four minutes into the second half the Pars pulled a goal back in their first effort of the game but the three goal advantage was restored a minute later when Nicola Davidson netted from 35 yards, a regular distance for the veteran’s goals.
In the 59th minute Dunfermline grabbed a second after lobbing Fiona McNicoll, but like with their first goal, Forfar scored sixty seconds after through Johnstone for her second of the game.
Milligan almost set up another goal in the 72nd minute with a defence splitting pass that Napier raced on to before blasting over the bar.
It was six for Forfar soon after through Noble, collecting the ball from a hard working Dunbar before slipping it under the keeper for her hat trick.
Like Milligan, Megan Burns was having a good game at left back, and in the centre of defence in the second half. She won a free kick in a dangerous position after a fantastic run weaving through the Pars midfield; the set piece from goalkeeper McNicoll was poor and hit the wall.
Napier went close again with another two chances late on but eventually netted three minutes from time, running into Milligan’s through ball and gleefully slotting home.
The game was a good fitness test for the squad ahead of Sunday’s game where they will miss Amy Gallacher, Derrian Gollan, Napier and Milligan.
Fiona McNicoll, Sophie Milligan, Megan Burns, Jade McLaren, Nicola Davidson (Joanna Collier 59); Lindsey Dunbar, Joanna Collier (Jade Logan 46); Kayleigh Noble, Holly Napier, Derrian Gollan; Keira Johnstone.