Farmington bid fond farewell to popular star Kayleigh Brough

Kayleigh Brough.
Kayleigh Brough.

Kayleigh Brough was thrilled to see her Forfar Farmington swansong end in victory as the side thrashed Hutchison Vale 4-0.

And the defender said she could very well end up back at Station Park as she heads off to the USA for university at Otero College.

A double from on-fire striker Keira Johnstone and great goals from Amy Gallacher and Holly Napier secured the well-earned three points for the hosts on Sunday.

Brough, who came off in injury time to an emotional standing ovation, said: “I thought it was a really good win, it was a good way to end the first half of the season. Obviously it’s my last game, I’m gutted I didn’t get a goal, but it was a great team performance so I’m happy with it.

“All the goals were good, especially Holly’s, her goal was fantastic. Keira and Amy too their goals very well too.

“I’m gutted, it’s a great bunch of girls. I obviously got a bit upset at the end there but I will be back, it’s just the initial thought of moving away first.

“I’ll be going to a place called La Junta in Colorado. At the first college, Otero College, I’ll be there for two years but then to get your bachelors degree you can go on for another two years but I might be home after the first two years, I might love it and stay out there so you never know.”

Kayleigh recently returned to defence after a trial run up front that she didn’t enjoy.

She continued: “Damon tried for weeks and weeks trying to make me a striker and I told him it wasn’t happening.

“I hated it but went with it not enjoying it and then one game he said that I’d be playing centre half and if I had a point to prove, to prove it to him.

“I must have proved it to him because he’s never played me up top again”

Head coach Damon Neish praised Brough for her performance and her character, saying that she will be a huge miss.

He said: “Kayleigh did well. We’re going to miss more than Kayleigh’s football ability, which she has an abundance of talent, we’re going to miss her personality; we’re going to miss the way she brings girls together; her influence on the pitch; all the positive things she did in training.

“It’s not always on the park, it’s lifting girls up, motivating them as well as her leadership as a centre half.

“In the last two months she’s been outstanding, she probably felt she had a point to prove after me trying to make her into a striker and she’s certainly made me eat my words because she’s been fantastic in defence.

“We want Kayleigh to go and have a great time, learn and get better, and I’m sure she will.

“If she ever plays for Farmington again, we will be a very lucky team to have her.”

Farmington now break for the mid-season interval.