Farmington have to settle for a point after Vale rally

Forfar Farmington striker Amy Gallacher.
Forfar Farmington striker Amy Gallacher.

Forfar Farmington dropped two points in the Scottish Women’s Premier League as visitors Hutchison Vale came from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Station Park.

Just one change was made from last week’s cup defeat to Spartans - with captain Nicola Davidson unavailable, Paul White brought in 
Claire Galloway, who played for the side a couple of years ago, writes Lee Smith.

Farmington took the lead after just three minutes, Kayleigh Noble firing home from just inside the box.

And 10 minutes later Holly Napier saw her shot from Noble’s corner hit the bar as Forfar looked the more dangerous of the sides.

They doubled their advantage in the 17th minute, Amy Gallacher sending a fantastic 20 yard effort into the top corner giving the keeper no chance.

Nicky Grant went close less than a minute into the second half, her and Amy Gallacher combining well but Grant sent her shot over the bar.

Hutchison Vale pulled a goal back in the 57th minute after Alana Bruce fouled the Vale attacker inside the box, Laura Gavin firing the spot kick home.

A Forfar counter attack in the 72nd minute saw some excellent skill from Gallacher, weaving her way past three defenders but her final product was pushed wide by Ashley Watson.

The resultant corner from Noble was nodded wide by Jade McLaren.

The visitors grabbed an equaliser with 10 minutes left, Bryony Ross taking a cross down before knocking it past McNicoll.

Forfar had a claim for a penalty in the final moments of the game when Claire Galloway was shoved inside the box but the referee decided no foul took place.

Hutchison Vale were reduced to 10 women in the 90th minute when Michelle Russell, who had only been on the field for nine minutes, was shown a straight red.

Farmington now play Buchan next week in Maud.

Forfar Farmington: McNicoll, Bruce, Burns, Galloway, McLaren, Cairns, Napier, Gallacher, Dunbar (White 46), Noble, Grant.

Subs not used: Brough, Russell, Gollan, Simpson.