Goalscorer Gallacher gutted as Forfar Farmington lose

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Forfar Farmington goalscorer Amy Gallacher was delighted to open her account for the season but would have preferred all three points after Forfar Farmington’s 3-1 defeat to Spartans.

Gallacher equalised shortly before a controversial red card for Robyn Smith ruined any chance the side had of winning the game, leaving them to battle for over an hour with 10 players.

The attacker felt the sending off changed the game as Forfar seemed to be getting on top of Spartans until the incident.

She said: “The result was very disappointing; I think the sending off changed the game. If it was 11 against 11 I’m confident we would have gotten the three points. We just need to keep digging in and we will soon get the result we want.”

Gallacher missed a great chance minutes before her goal and she was relieved to have made amends for her earlier miss.

She said: “I’m very happy to have scored, I missed one not long before that I should have scored so thankfully I made up for it. I am just gutted we didn’t get a result in the end.”

The side now face a four-week break until their next home game but will entertain Hibernian this Sunday in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Women’s Premier League Cup.

Gallacher reckons that if things start to go in Forfar’s favour, they can build on it and eventually get a deserved three points in the league.

She said: “It will be a good test next weekend against Hibs but there’s nothing to stop us getting a result. We have played well in our opening two league games, certain things just haven’t been going our way.

“I think if we get a good couple of weeks training in we should soon get the three points we deserve and kick on from there.”

With numerous new signings joining Forfar over the close season, Gallacher has had to fight for her place in the team but the highly talented attacker, who now has 18 goals in 44 games for the senior side, reckons it is good for the team as it means nobody can shy away from performing.

She added: “I think the new players have fitted in really well and have improved us as a whole squad. It’s added experience and also numbers which means everyone has to fight for their place on match days.”

Gallacher was involved with the Scotland under 19 squad at the start of the month as they took on Czech Republic and Switzerland in Portugal.

The 17-year-old reckons it was helpful for her to build confidence and hopes she can keep her place when they play in the Elite Round of the UEFA European Women’s Under-19 Championship in April.

She said: “It was a really good experience and I gained a lot of confidence from it, playing against two top countries. I just hope I can continue that and perform well for both Forfar and Scotland if I get the chance.”