|U-13 MATCH REPORT: Broughty United 2 Forfar Farmington 8|
|Match Reports - Forfar Farmington Blues U-13s Match Reports|
|Sunday, 20 May 2012 20:19|
Forfar Farmington faced a feisty bunch when they played Broughty United in Dundee. Running out worthy winners in the end, this was a contest that was much closer than the scoreline suggests.
Broughty started well with a couple of chances early on against a Forfar side with only one substitute. But what they lacked in numbers they more than made up for with the passion with which they played. Their passing of the ball betrayed an appreciation of the beautiful game more in line with their more senior colleagues. They also kept a structure to the team which meant they could take advantage of the abundant spaces that this pitch provided.
Forfar made the first breakthrough with a goal from close in by Lois Miller from a Zoe Morland pass after a great passing move. Zoe Morland scored herself again after a sweeping move that almost involved the whole team. Zoe scored again later on, this time winning the ball herself with some persistent tackling. Leila Strachan scored the fourth goal after coming on as substitute with a left foot shot that was to strong for the goal keeper to keep out of the net. Broughty United played well but were not aloud much room by the defensive unit of Bethany Moir and Leah White and confidence inspiring Sherie Stewart in goal, particularly with a high shot which she did well to push out.
Broughty started the second half well with a goal soon after the restart.. Forfar soon extended their lead with an opportunistic goal when Caitlin Mitchell chipped over the keeper and defenders from a very narrow angle into the far corner of goal. Their lead was extended after Lois Miller pounced on a through ball from Caitlin Mitchell to score. Caitlin scored soon after with her left foot this time, delivered low under the goalkeeper. Leila Strachan nearly scored with a strong left foot shot on the turn which hit the inside of the Broughty post but bounced out. Carrie Hoggan hit the right hand corner of the goal herself before scoring Forfar’s last goal when she stroked the ball across the goal to give the goal keeper no chance. Broughty United scored again after the Forfar defence failed to clear the ball.
This was an impressive performance from an improving team with all round ability and plenty of heart, epitomised by two goal hero Zoe Morland. It was very much a whole team performance in which every player committed themselves completely to the cause, once again.