What a day it was for Forfar Farmington’s youngsters as two of their sides were victorious in regional cup finals.
Farmington U17s defeated Spartans while the U13s beat Jeanfield, both in East Region Cup Finals.
The 17s had the easier time of it of the two teams as they thrashed Spartans 7-0.
There were goals from Gallacher, McCabe, Shillitto, Grant and Dunbar as well as a brace from Russell with a number of players from the senior side featuring.
It was a more tense affair for the U13s who had to battle through extra time against a strong Jeanfield Sisters side.
Both teams were top of their respective leagues so it was destined to be a tight affair from the start.
Jeanfield went close early doors when Rachel Wolecki’s shot from outside the box was saved by Sinead Watson.
And they converted their next opportunity when Eve Burnett scrambled the ball home after Watson had saved from Jess Cromwell.
Katie White then went close for the Blues but Megan Sidey held the effort well.
The goalies both had saves to make in the dying stages of the first half but it was 1-0 at half time.
Forfar’s Ellie Cook and Anne Murrie had to be sharp in defence to cut out several long balls up to Tara Laughlan as Jeanfield started the half the brighter.
Sophie Morrison then made it two after scoring following Laughlan’s neat pass.
Sidey had to make quality saves from White and Zoe Moreland before Leah Fleming pulled one back for Forfar - firing into the roof of the net from White’s cross.
It was all square when Moreland finished off a lovely move with a composed strike.
Wolecki almost won it for Jeanfield but Watson pulled off a stunning save.
Moreland held off several challenges after extra time kicked off to pass to White, who finally got the goal her excellent play had warranted.
She added a second after the break, dancing through the defence before knocking the ball in at the near post.
She doubled the Forfar advantage in the second half. She danced through challenges on the wing and this time knocked the ball to the near side of the goal.
Forfar Blues’ U15s romped to a 10-1 win over local rivals Letham in the east league.
Rachel Robbie and Steffi Simson from the U13s joined up with the squad and fitted in seamlessly.
Megan Robb opened the scoring after Emma Somerville played her through on goal.
Lois Millar then teed up Caitlin Mitchell for the second before Millar herself scored, rounding the keeper after a Somerville pass.
Letham scored from a corner just after half time to make it 3-1 before the onslaught ensued.
Carrie Hoggan made it four before Robb added the fifth with her second of the day.
Millar scored two more to complete her hat-trick before setting up Robb for her own hat-trick and Forfar’s eighth.
Simson made it nine after coming off the bench before Millar added her fourth, and Forfar’s 10th, with a fine strike after a lovely passing move.
Forfar pressure restricted Letham’s play as their opponents played a high defensive line.
The Blues were effective in disrupting play in midfield and building opportunity from the back. White and Rebecca MacMillan were confident in defence, providing effective support to Chloe Reilly and Jessica McGregor, enabling them to perform well.
More important was their confidence to positively use the ball, rather than an overly pessimistic approach.
Many chances were created throughout the match because of the confident passing play from the back, the girls recycling the ball over the pitch.
The future looks bright based on this performance, especially taking cognisance of the contribution of the younger players drafted into the team.
Plaudits must go to the Farmington Eagles girls who gave their best display of the season in a 7-3 defeat to Jeanfield.
Garry Hastie’s youngsters gave a gritty, organised performance only to be outdone by late goals from the impressive Perth outfit. Mitchell, Donohue and Roberts scored the Forfar goals.