Forfar victorious despite squad woes

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A severely depleted Blue United hosted Celtic at a chilly Whitehills on Saturday but they still had enough class to see off their big city visitors.

Forfar began well and quickly took the lead when little powerhouse Skye Hutcheon fired home a cracker on the turn following Katie White’s well-delivered corner.

Five minutes later White struck the post after exchanging passes with Megan Ferguson.

The home side doubled their advantage through terrier-like Taylor Clifford.

Stylish play from Anne Murray sent White away and when her cross was not properly cleared, Clifford rifled the ball home.

Another White corner just before the break was met by her namesake Jordan with a fine right foot finish to make it 3-0 to Forfar at half time.

With Clifford taking a knock to her knee, Forfar found the second half a bit tougher - especially with no subs - and Celtic pulled a goal back before the home management decided to put Clifford in the goals. This meant that young Rachel Allison, who had been drafted in from the under 9’s to play in goal (and a fine job she made of it), moved into midfield.

Celtic notched another to make it 3-2, but Katie White finished them off when she received the ball from Hutcheon just outside her own penalty box and ran the length of the field before coolly slotting it past the Celtic keeper.

With a minute to go the visitors made it 4-3 but Forfar fully deserved their win, playing some stylish football in the process with Skye Hutcheon just edging the player of the match award.