Stirling University 0 Forfar Farmington 2 (SWPL) 1st November 2015

Stirling University 0

Forfar Farmington 2

Tori Sousa 80, 88

Forfar Farmington finished their 2015 season on a high after the side defeated Stirling University 2-0 with a double from Tori Sousa.

Sousa’s goals in the second half saw the 22 year old American end her first stint at Farmington with a scintillating ten goals in ten games.

Midfielder Holly Napier set up the opener and the 19 year old reckons the side were worth the victory with an impressive performance, speaking after the game “We were great today and there’s no doubt that we deserved the win. Finishing on a high is the best way to end a great second half of the season for us, I am so proud of my team mates. They have done so well and definitely deserved everything that we have achieved this season.”

Napier was also happy with her own season after a tough beginning to 2015 for everyone in the side. “I believe as the season has went on I have got stronger as a player and my performances have improved.” she said.”The start of the season was really quite stressful for everyone because we knew we were better than what we were showing but we definitely deserve to stay up and we deserve to be one of the top eight clubs in Scotland.”

Farmington went into the game missing top scorer Amy Gallacher with Kayleigh Noble also dropping out while Gemma Collier and Megan Burns returning to the side.

Stirling started off the stronger side, Gallon seeing her effort flash wide after just two minutes..

The visitors’ first chance came in the tenth minute, Nicola Davidson’s ball found Tori Sousa who turned before firing towards goal, her shot taking a big deflection off a defender, Chloe Logan doing well to smother the effort.

The game was quite even in the first half hour with no opportunities until the 33rd minute, Burns, Napier, Johnstone combined but Napier’s shot was held.

Four minutes later Farmington had the best chance of the first half; McLaren connected with a free kick and her header was swept over by Johnstone who came steaming in at the back post.

Forfar came out stronger in the second half and Johnstone again forced Logan into a save sixty seconds before Sousa raced clear of a static defence but found the young keeper in good form.

Dunbar was next to test Logan with a floated effort just before the hour mark.

Stirling were dealt a massive blow in the 61st minute, Christie Kerr pulled down Holly Napier as she looked to drive forward and because she was the last line of defence, ref Morag Pirie was left with no option but to show her a red card.

Stirling tried to cope with the building Forfar pressure after that although Farmington captain Nicola Davidson did threaten with a long range free kick that flew just over the bar.

Farmington eventually took the lead with ten minutes to go, Napier swung a cross in from the right and Sousa rose to nod the ball home.

It was the least the side deserved and they delivered the coup de grace in the 88th minute, good work from sub Chelsey Lownie allowed her to get a cross in for Sousa to bundle home, her tenth goal in ten games.

Stirling looked to grab a consolation with their first shot on goal in the second half but the injury time effort from McDonald was wide.

The result means that although Farmington couldn’t climb any higher than eighth, they finished the season on a high with ten wins from eleven games.

Fiona McNicoll, Megan Burns (Kayleigh Noble 44), Gemma Collier, Jade McLaren, Lindsey Dunbar, Tori Sousa, Keira Johnstone (Chelsey Lownie 66), Nicola Davidson, Holly Napier, Alex Russell, Derrian Gollan (Sally Patterson 82)

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