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Forfar Farmington opened their SWPL campaign with a victory over Falkirk at Recreation Park on Sunday afternoon.

Despite some early sustained pressure, the visitors were unable to convert any chances into goals.

On the quarter hour mark, Abbi Grant nodded an Alana Bruce cross wide of target with both Grant and Holly Napier scorning opportunities a minute later.

Falkirk goalkeeper Leigh Skelton was in inspired form foiling numerous Farmington attacks but was left helpless in the 32nd minute when Caroline Heron nodded home from a Julia Scott corner. Two minutes later Farmington doubled their lead when Nicky Grant fed a delightful through ball to Nicola Davidson whose cultured left foot made no mistake from twenty yards.

Davidson could have doubled her haul soon after from a Julia Scott cross but pulled her shot wide.

Farmington extended their lead on the stroke of half-time when Skelton could only parry Abbi Grant’s cross as far as Nicky Grant who delicately lofted the ball back over the Falkirk goalkeeper.

Jade Gallon come close to pulling a goal back for the home side two minutes after the re-start but fired her shot wide of target.

A surging run and cross from Rachael Small was then knocked clear by Skelton only as far as Davidson who saw her well struck shot crack off the post.

Goal number four saw a ball won by Heron, with Caren Webster slipping to Nicky Grant who beat two players, exchanged a back heeled one-two with Heron and dispatched the ball past Skelton.

Five minutes later Skelton was the hero once again as she denied Davidson with an impressive block. Heron had the ball in the net ten minutes later but saw the goal chalked off for off-side. Further chances would come Farmington’s way but the day’s scoring was at an end.

Farmington coach Mark Nisbet said: “I’m happy to get our league campaign off to a winning start and get three points in the bag.

“The disappointing things for us today were that we created a lot of chances but didn’t take them and we were wasteful in wide areas which is something we certainly have to improve on.

“Saying that there were some really good patterns and really good passing throughout the 90 minutes.

“I’m happy that we could bring on a few players and give them a run out as well.”

DUSC 1, Forfar Farmington Blue United 5

On A very cold and damp Dundee morning, Farmington Blue United continued their fine start to the season.

After some early pressure Zoe Moreland set up Katie White to open the scoring.

Moreland then took over the scoring with a neatly taken effort set up by Taylor Clifford then a second teed up by Megan Ferguson.

In the second half Moreland was again creator for White’s second before United opened their account.

Anne Murrie completed the scoring after a fine run squeezing the ball between goalkeeper and post.

The game showed coach Hutcheon’s emphasis on the passing game with some football being a joy to watch with new keeper Shinead Watson continuing to grow into her new position with an assured outing.

FORFAR Farmington will host Hamilton Academical this Sunday in their first home league game of the season.

Kick-off is at 4 p.m. at Station Park.

Gate prices are just £3 for adults while children go free.