Megan McCarthy was pleased that Forfar Farmington overcame a potential banana skin in their League Cup win over Hearts on Sunday.
The 23 year old defender joined the club in December from Inverness City and grabbed the second goal in the 3-0 victory while playing as a striker.
Speaking after the game, the goalscorer reckons the side have what it takes to prove those who have written them off as relegation candidates already.
The game was played on a surface plagued with problems due to the recent weather and both teams had to adapt to it, with McCarthy pleased at how well Forfar did.
She said: “I thought that it was a tricky game considering the pitch we were playing on; we are not used to that kind of surface but none the less both teams had to play on it so it would have been difficult for both of us.”
“We had some nice passages of play and I thought defensively we played very well the girls at the back had a great game. I’m excited to play against Hibs in the next round. I’m also chuffed I got a goal on my debut and hopefully I can get a few more for the club.”
McCarthy has had a spell previously at Forfar in 2012 and after cutting it short to return to Inverness again she returned to join previous City teammates Kirsty Deans and Julia Scott which she claims made the decision easier. “Forfar have a really good set up which impressed me. From being at the club before I knew how much commitment you get from everyone from the coaches to the players. Two of my old team mates were joining at the same time too which helped made the decision easier.”
“From playing against Forfar previously I was impressed by their shape and their fight. It was obvious they had practiced drills and the players knew what to do and where to be at all times, they were difficult to defend against.”
With the league season due to start this Sunday away to Celtic, McCarthy believes that Mark Nisbet’s side are more than capable of shocking a few critics of the side, commenting “I think this year we have the potential to surprise a few clubs. We have a lot of good players to choose from each week and you have to fight for your place in the team so all the girls will be giving it their all. I believe we have had a good pre season and the team is positive about the league.”
“I hope that we can finish well in the table at the end of the year, we have discussed where we want to be so I hope that we make that happen. As for myself, I would like be to be in the starting 11 for games, there are a lot of talented players at the club wanting to play in the same positions so I will just have to work hard to keep my place.”