Spartans are clear winners as Farmington go seventh

- Forfar Farmington v Spartans, SWPL Premier 1 Division at Station Park, Forfar'' - � David Young - www.davidyoungphoto.co.uk - email: davidyoungphoto@gmail.com
- Forfar Farmington v Spartans, SWPL Premier 1 Division at Station Park, Forfar'' - � David Young - www.davidyoungphoto.co.uk - email: davidyoungphoto@gmail.com

Forfar Farmington fell to a 3-0 defeat against Spartans on Sunday after a lacklustre display.

Goals from Laura Gavin, Alana Marshall and Christie Kerr sealed the win for the Edinburgh side with Nicola Davidson going closest for Forfar; her free kick tipped on to the bar late on.

Mark Nisbet fielded the same side that were edged out by Celtic with the only change coming on the bench as Alana Bruce dropped out and goalkeeper Hannah Dryden came in.

Spartans opened the scoring just two minutes into the game when Alana Marshall squared the ball to Laura Gavin and she stroked the ball home into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.

In the 21st minute Lindsey Dunbar and Scott combined to send a cross into the danger zone with Sousa setting up Gallacher but she could only send her effort into the arms of Eartha Cummings.

Scott created a couple of opportunities for the hosts as half time approached but Sousa hooked the ball over the bar while Gallacher saw her shot deflected into the arms of the keeper.

Five minutes before half time and Spartans extended their lead when Kirsty McLaughlin’s effort was parried by McNicoll and Marshall was on hand to bury the ball in the back of the net.

With eighteen minutes remaining Forfar looked to grab a goal that would make the final stages interesting however Kirsty Deans couldn’t keep her shot down.

It was the visitors who grabbed the next goal to kill the game with ten minutes left.

Substitutes Ronaigh Douglas and Christie Kerr combined and it was the latter who raced into the box to lash the ball past the oncoming McNicoll.

The result leaves Forfar in seventh and they now face a three week break before their next league game, once again at home to Aberdeen.

They also travel to Buchan in a fortnight on Scottish Cup duty in a welcome break.