Cheryl Kilcoyne hails progress of Forfar Farmington U23 side

- Forfar Farmington (blue) under 23s v Dundee United Women  in the SWFL Division One at Station Park, Forfar. Photo: David Young'' - � David Young - www.davidyoungphoto.co.uk - email: davidyoungphoto@gmail.com
- Forfar Farmington (blue) under 23s v Dundee United Women in the SWFL Division One at Station Park, Forfar. Photo: David Young'' - � David Young - www.davidyoungphoto.co.uk - email: davidyoungphoto@gmail.com

Forfar Farmington U23 captain Cheryl Kilcoyne was proud of her teammates despite suffering their first defeat of the season on Sunday.

The attacker netted an 87th minute penalty in a five-goal thriller against Dundee United, with Beth Shillitto scoring Farmington’s firs,t as they missed out on a deserved point.

Kilcoyne felt the side were unlucky not to take something and reckons every player gave it their all on the pitch.

She said: “I feel like we came out strong and played well as a team and are now seeing the benefits of our formation.

“We had good possession throughout the game and created chances. Every player put in 100% and we were very unlucky.”

Kilcoyne now has five goals in three games and despite her fantastic start to the season, the attacker believes there is still room for improvement.

The 22-year-old continued: “I felt like I played well and was happy with my performance but there’s always room for improvement.

“I’m very pleased with our start this season and we have gelled well together. We are learning to play to our strengths and mine just happens to be finding the back of the net at the moment.”

The U23 side have one point from their first two games against sides looking to be at the top of the league at the end of the season and Kilcoyne is adamant the youngsters should be aiming for the same position.

She added: “This season I would like to finish at the top end of the table if not the top.

“I’m enjoying each game and the competition that they bring. I feel like as a squad we are more confident in our ability and are definitely improving each week.”

U23 head coach John Dunn said: “We were very unfortunate not to take anything out the game as we started the game at a high tempo and took United by surprise.”