Forfar Farmington captain Nicola Davidson believes confidence is key to the side’s spectacular winning run of late.The 32 year old midfielder also said she has no intention of retiring any time soon as long as her body allows her to do so.
Davidson has been almost ever present this season, missing just two of nineteen games; chipping in with two goals as well, both of which have been long range free kicks.
Speaking about the winning run, Davidson said “I think the run is all down to the confidence building within the team, winning games creates confidence and when confidence is high performances, like we have been putting in become more consistent.”
With there a three week break between league games, there is always a chance of rustiness setting in but the captain thinks the side have capitalised on it to improve even further ahead of their game against Inverness City this Sunday. “It can be good and bad to have this break as it helps the girls that are carrying knocks/injuries get back to full fitness.“ she said. ”We have been working hard in training and playing a friendly match where we scored goals so girls are still confident and look forward to next run of games.”
On Sunday past, the side travelled to St Andrews to play the University side in a bounce game to prepare for the trip up north this weekend. The game finished 9-1 to Forfar, with the side also hitting the woodwork five times; the scorers being Davidson, Alex Russell, Sophie Milligan, Tori Sousa, Lindsey Dunbar, Holly Napier alongside Derrian Gollan grabbing a hat trick.
Farmington also fielded youngster Anne Murrie in that game, the 14 year old defender looked impressive as she swept up almost every attack St Andrews made.
Davidson is a fan of how the younger players have played this season but is hard when is comes to analysing her own performances, saying “My season is going alright, I’m not one to big myself up as I’m very hard on myself but it’s good seeing the younger girls getting more stronger and confident and showing that they’re more than capable of playing in the SWPL.“
She also believes that the current crop of players could be the youngest group to have played for the Premier League side in her time at the club, having spent almost her whole career at Farmington.
“I’ve been at Forfar a while now and I’ve seen some really great players, met some lovely people and met my best friends at the club. As for the current bunch where do I start; they are a good, keen bunch of young players and are very talented.” she said. “They are probably the youngest team the club has seen at this level, which is fantastic for the future of the club but it also means they have a lot to learn at Premier League level too.”
As for her own career, Davidson doesn’t think she’ll want to stop playing any time soon, saying “Age is only a number, I have just recently celebrated my 32nd birthday but as for retiring who knows. As long as I’m still enjoying playing and my legs allow it then I’m not going anywhere!”