|Forfar Farmington 11 Viewfield Rovers 0|
|Match Reports - Forfar Farmington SWPL Match Reports|
|Sunday, 10 June 2012 16:25|
The SWPL side advanced to the next round of the Henson Project’s Scottish Womens Cup this afternoon with an 11-0 win over 2nd Division West outfit Viewfield Rovers
This was the first time in many a year that Farmington had faced up to 2nd Division opposition, with the previous fixture coming in 2008-09 where a narrow 1-0 victory over Musselburgh Windsor (now Hearts) was recorded, and for the first twenty minutes there were tentative signs that another tight result might be forthcoming – Both Lucy Graham and Rachael Small failing to hit the target in the opening attacks. Small crossed for Scott but a vital palm from the Rovers goalkeeper was enough to deflect the ball away from Julia Scott who had rushed into the box. Nicky Grant scooped an effort over the bar, then went one better by hitting the cross bar; her 14th minute effort deflecting high and away from danger. Nicola Davidson also shot over and Scott should really have finished in the 16th minute but saw her headed effort go wide. The rovers goalkeeper was in for a busy afternoon but showed she was in no mood for gifting goals, diving bravely at the feet of Aimeee Godfrey to snuff a dangerous ball out in the 17th minute after Scott had terrorised the Rovers defence with a buzzing run. Farmington finally made the breakthrough in the 19th minute when Alana Bruce hit the by-line and crossed for Graham to nod home with some authority. With their noses finally in front the home side seemed to settle and goal number two duly arrived in the 25th minute when a deep searching Scott corner was expertly volleyed into the net by Fay Hughes via the crossbar, despite the best efforts of the Rovers custodian. The half hour mark brought arguably the goal of the game as Kelly Clark, celebrating her 18th birthday, picked the ball up in her own half before setting off an a marauding run through the heart of the Rovers line up. Evading all challenges offered, the Farmington centre half coolly slotted the ball home for Farmington’s third. The goals were coming thick and fast now, with Scott netting twice in five minutes; the second a cultured finish from 12 yards courtesy of a Rachael Small cross. Graham was denied by a point-blank save by the Rovers keeper in the 41st minute, but she was powerless to stop Nicky Grant nodding the ball low into the net from a McCulley cross minutes later.
The second half was barely two minutes old when Clark scored from close in, with Aimee Godfrey getting in on the act a minute later having followed up to punish a slack Rovers ball. Hitting the net was a regular occurrence for Godfrey during her first spell at the club, so it was no surprise to see her hit the net again in the 62nd minute. Having expertly chested down a Scott cross the Farmington number 6 volleyed the ball home. Two minutes later Nicky Grant produced a carbon copy last week’s goal against Inverness; dispatching a sublime curled effort into the top corner of the net. Whilst the home side had the bulk of the attacking player, an organised and committed Rovers continued to stick to task and Cat Fitzsimmons was called upon to make a couple of well-judged saves as the clock ticked towards the 70 minute mark. The scoring for the day was completed in the 72nd minute however when Scott secured her hat-trick by way of a Caren Webster cut back.
The embattled Rovers Goalkeeper would save her side further blushes twice before the full time whilst came to signal a tough day at the office for the 2nd Division West side – beaten but by no means disgraced.
|Last Updated on Sunday, 10 June 2012 21:56|