Inverness City 1 Forfar Farmington 6 (SWPL) 27th September 2015

Inverness City 1
Alex Andrews 73

Forfar Farmington 6

Keira Johnstone 13, Tori Sousa 15, 38, Lindsey Dunbar 49, 76, Nicola Davidson 72

Forfar Farmington made it eight wins in a row in the Race for 8 with a fantastic 6-1 win over Inverness City on Sunday.

Keira Johnstone grabbed the opener, firing home with some ‘Fleur’ after just thirteen minutes; Tori Sousa and Lindsey Dunbar also grabbing doubles while Nicola Davidson got the other goal.

Inverness did get a consolation through Alex Andrews’ fantastic effort.

With only twelve players available, Forfar fielded an almost identical side to their last one against Hutchison Vale at the start of the month, the only change being Derrian Gollan replacing Amy Gallacher.

They were forced to call up Sally Patterson, continuing her development after Kayleigh Noble was unable to travel.

After a slow start, Farmington had the first chance of the game ten minutes in, Johnstone setting up Lindsey Dunbar and her effort flew inches over with Kim Jappy beaten.

Johnstone found the net three minutes later, firing home after a long ball from McNicoll was flicked on by Gollan.

It was two after just quarter of an hour, Johnstone turning provider to set up Tori Sousa for her fifth goal in seven games.

Gollan and then Napier had shots blocked before Napier had a free kick twenty yards out rattle the crossbar, Sousa sending the rebound wide.

Inverness had their first shot on goal in the 31st minute, Natalie Bodiam’s low effort not troubling McNicoll.

Another quick burst of goals shortly before half time saw Forfar go into the break 4-0 up. First a fantastic solo run from Sousa, beating three defenders from the half way line allowed her space to lace the ball past Jappy.

Two minutes later Lindsey Dunbar got in on the act, meeting a Jade McLaren cross at the back post to nod home.

Inverness made it tough for them in the second half, although Forfar still didn’t look to be out of first gear.

McLaren and Alex Russell both had opportunities to add to the lead early on in the second half, both finding Jappy in good form.

On the hour mark Forfar had the ball in the net again through Johnstone but the referee deemed her to have strayed offside.

A minute later Megan Burns almost grabbed the goal her form of late has deserved, bounding into the penalty box before firing into the side netting from a tight angle.

The second half came to life with twenty minutes left with three fantastic goals in four minutes.

Forfar captain Nicola Davidson continued her tradition of not scoring from anywhere near the box, receiving a clearance thirty yards out and let fly, the ball going in the top corner in the 72nd minute.

Less than sixty seconds later Inverness grabbed a consolation, sub Alex Andrews scoring from the edge of the box.

With fourteen minutes left, Dunbar grabbed her second; after Sousa won the ball twenty yards out, she rolled it back for a first time shot from the midfielder that gave Jappy no chance.

Napier volleyed over from a Davidson long ball as Forfar comfortably saw the game out.

The win means that the side can clinch safety with a win next week at home to Hearts. 
Fiona McNicoll, Sophie Milligan, Megan Burns, Jade McLaren, Lindsey Dunbar, Tori Sousa, Keira Johnstone, Nicola Davidson, Holly Napier, Alex Russell (Sally Patterson 60), Derrian Gollan.

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