Forfar miss chance to secure safety

Forfar Farmington were dealt a blow in their bid to clinch SWPL safety on Sunday after they were defeated 3-1 in a tight game against Hutchison Vale.

With several players unavailable for this game, three changes were made while only one sub was available.

Alana Bruce, Amy Gallacher and Megan Burns were replaced by debutant Sophie Milligan, Caren Webster and Murron White; Cheryl Kilcoyne was the solitary sub.

In the second minute Nicky Grant sent a free kick at the keeper before Hutchie Vale went close with chances from Rebecca Galbraith and Jennifer Malone.

Captain Nicola Davidson fired over before the visitors took the lead after 28 minutes, Napier’s corner forced home by Lindsey Dunbar for her second in two games.

Hutchison Vale equalised three minutes later, Laura Gavin’s cross deceiving Fiona McNicoll and floating over her head into the back of
the net.

Laura Dunn had a shot deflected over for the home side while Kayleigh Brough’s volley was pushed wide.

Shortly after half time Grant and Dunbar combined to set up Caren Webster but she hit her shot wide, and a minute later Galbraith forced McNicoll into a great save with a curled effort.

Napier sent a long range effort wide before Vale took the lead with 11 minutes left, a long ball was collected by sub Ashley Fish and she slotted home with ease.

The side will now face Buchan on Sunday, October 12 with a 3 p.m. kick-off, with victory guaranteeing their safety while relegating both the visitors and Queen’s Park.

Admission for this massive game is free so a large crowd is hoped for to cheer the ladies on en route to Premier League survival.

Forfar Farmington: McNicoll, Milligan, Cairns, White (Kilcoyne 74), McLaren, Brough, Dunbar, Grant, Webster, Davidson, Napier.