Superstar Sousa sinks Stirling to give Farmington winning end

Tori Sousa
Tori Sousa

Forfar Farmington finished their 2015 season on a high after the side defeated Stirling University 2-0 with a double from Tori Sousa.

Sousa’s goals in the second half saw the 22-year-old American end her first stint at Farmington with a scintillating 10 goals in 10 games, the side also winning an excellent 10 of their last 11 games.

Midfielder Holly Napier set up the opener and the 19-year-old reckons the side were fantastic and worth the win.

She said: “We were great and there's no doubt that we deserved the win.

“Finishing on a high is the best way to end a great second half of the season for us, I am so proud of my teammates.

“They have done so well and definitely deserved everything that we have achieved this season.”

Napier was also happy with her own season after a tough beginning to 2015 for everyone in the side.

She continued: “I believe as the season has went on I have got stronger as a player and my performances have improved.

"The start of the season was really quite stressful for everyone because we knew we were better than what we were showing, but we definitely deserve to stay up and we deserve to be one of the top eight clubs in Scotland.”

Farmington went into the game missing top scorer Amy Gallacher with Kayleigh Noble also dropping out while Gemma Collier and Megan Burns returned to the side.

Stirling started off the stronger side, Gallon seeing her effort flash wide after just two minutes.

The visitors’ first chance came in the 10th minute, Nicola Davidson’s ball finding Sousa whose shot towards goal took a big deflection, Chloe Logan doing well to smother the effort.

The game was quite even in the first half hour with no opportunities until the 33rd minute: Burns, Napier and Johnstone combined but Napier’s shot was held.

Four minutes later they had the best chance of the first half - McLaren flicked on a free kick but the ball was swept over by Johnstone.

Forfar came out stronger in the second half and Johnstone again forced Logan into a save 60 seconds before Sousa raced clear of a static defence but she found the young keeper in good form.

Stirling were dealt a massive blow in the 61st minute.

Christie Kerr pulled down Napier as she looked to drive forward and as Kerr was the last line of defence, the ref was left with no option but to send her off.

Stirling tried to cope with the building pressure but Farmington eventually took the lead with 10 minutes to go.

Napier swung a cross in from the right and Sousa rose to nod the ball home.

It was the least the side deserved and they delivered the coup de grâce in the 88th minute; good work from sub Chelsey Lownie allowed her to get a cross in for Sousa to bundle home her 10th goal in as many games.