Farmington girls’ passing a joy to watch

Farmington Flyers.
Farmington Flyers.

Forfar under 13s travelled through to Dundee to face a Tayside Colts team that defeated them twice last season but came back with a very good win through a very good team performance.

The game started with Forfar playing uphill but they did not let this affect them, pinning Tayside into their own half creating several chances but sometimes passing the ball one too many times when perhaps a shot was the better option.

Oliwia Gach in the Forfar goal was a mere spectator during the first half thanks mainly to the excellent defensive pair of Georgia Stirling and Chloe Paterson dealing comfortably with any Tayside attacks.

The Flyers’ midfield of Cara Clark, Morgan Davie and Philippa McCallum were also doing everything that was asked of them by working extremely hard helping the defence and also supporting the hard-working Rachel Robbie in attack.

Georgia Stirling had a big hand in the best move of the first half when she broke up a Tayside attack in her own half then bursting past the home defence to narrowly shoot past the post to leave the game goalless at half time. The Flyers’ manager was delighted with the effort and passing that the team produced in the first half knowing a goal was not far away.

The second half started in the same manner as the first with the Flyers very much on top but again they found the home keeper in good form producing some excellent saves with most of the chances falling to Suzanne Stirling.

Tayside were trying their best to hit on the break and Oliwia Gach produced an excellent save when she found herself one on one with the attacker.

Again the Flyers’ defence were playing very well with Sophie Valentine and Charlotte Cook producing good tackles when required.

The Flyers eventually broke the deadlock with 15 minutes to go when a cross by Rachel Robbie found Suzanne Stirling who scored after her initial shot was well saved by the keeper.

They added a second in the next minute when a long range shot by Suzanne Stirling found its way past the keeper to confirm the three points were heading back to Forfar maintaining the team’s 100 per cent record in the league.

Coach Neill Robbie was delighted with the performance of all the girls with the passing moves a joy to