|SWPL MATCH REPORT: Hamilton Academical 1 Forfar Farmington 2|
|Match Reports - Forfar Farmington SWPL Match Reports|
|Sunday, 24 June 2012 18:26|
The SWPL side go into the break with another victory after securing full points in Carluke this afternoon.
Farmington’s outfield line up remained unchanged from last Sunday’s match against Hutchison Vale, with the only change coming in the goalkeeper position where Dana Soutar replaced Catherine Fitzsimmons
The opening spell was something of a cautious affair, with neither side carving out any gilt edged chances. It took to the quarter hour mark or the first real chance of the game to come when in the 16th minute the ball found its way through to Farmington’s Nicola Davidson – however the visiting skipper couldn’t wrap her cultured left foot around the ball sufficiently to force it goal ward. Three minutes later a searching cross from Rachael Small found Lucy Graham who couldn’t head the ball on target from six yards out. In the 24th minute Emma McCulley showed the Accies backline a clean set of heels, but was denied by a fine save by Meggan Cunningham who stood tall to claw away McCulley’s attempted lob. Two minutes later Julia Scott’s half cleared cross was thundered wide of target by Rachael Small who had fairly steamed in from the right flank. The Scotland internationalist was clearly not happy with her shot and duly set about redressing the balance – a task that took all of a minute! Marauding in from the right flank Small looked up before launching an absolutely thunderous drive over Cunningham to put the visitors ahead in some style! Hamilton immediately set about pulling the game level, and were successful in dong so three minutes later. The impressive Carolina Richardson got the better of Kelly Clark before closing in a goal and dispatching the ball past Soutar who could only watch aghast as the ball squirmed from her hands. Nicky Grant teed up Lucy Graham in the 32nd minute but the Farmington youngster fired well over the bar.
Farmington upped their game in the 2nd half, but were finding a well drilled Accies side difficult to break down. Indeed the home side continued to show their own attacking threat, with Richardson and Mason causing constant problems. The woodwork denied Kelly Clark in the 52nd minute; her header from Scott’s corner slapping the face of the upright. Ten minutes later Soutar made amends for her earlier fumble; showing sharp reactions to push an Accies head up and over the bar. McCulley nodded wide in the 69th minute from Scott’s cross as Farmington continued to swarm the home rearguard in search of further goals. Three minutes later their endeavours bore fruit when Scott’s cross was headed back across goal by Grant for Lucy Graham to step up and stab the ball past Cunningham. Accies came close to equalising in the closing stages but Lindzi Bayne’s header sailed just over Soutar’s bar.
|Last Updated on Sunday, 24 June 2012 19:57|