Farmington domin‘eight’ game

Abbi Grant is all grins after her fantastic strike.
Abbi Grant is all grins after her fantastic strike.

Forfar Farmington put in a dominating display on Sunday as they put eight past Kilwinning Ladies without reply at a sunny Station Park.

Farmington made two changes from last week’s win over Buchan with Gemma Collier and Holly Napier coming in for Caren Webster and Ann Taylor.

The home side started off strongly and had two chances in the first three minutes, Napier heading wide and Caroline Heron firing over, but took the lead in the fourth minute, a through ball letting Heron clean through and she placed the ball past keeper Rachel Halbert.

Gemma Collier headed a corner from Cheryl Rigden wide before Rigden herself saw her 20 yard effort go straight into the keeper’s hands.

After only 10 minutes it was two for Forfar when Abbi Grant received the ball near the corner of the box and sent a beautiful curled attempt into the top corner.

Rigden had a similar effort from the same place in the 12th minute but Halbert pulled off an excellent save to stop it going in. Aimee Godfrey scored what is probably the easiest goal of her career four minutes later when a defensive mix up left her with the simple task of tapping into an open goal.

Napier, Abbi Grant, Heron and Rigden all went very close again in the space of 10 minutes with Grant hitting the bar and Rigden seeing two efforts palmed away by the Kilwinning keeper.

Another defensive error by the away side in the 35th minute saw Heron grab her second of the game and she had her hat-trick four minutes later with a back post header from a Rigden cross.

Kilwinning had their first real effort in the 40th minute with Jennifer Caldwell seeing her 30 yard free kick go just over the Farmington bar.

Nine minutes into the second half Farmington continued their dominance with a corner from Rigden again being nodded in at the back post by Heron, her fourth of the afternoon and 21st of the season.

The away side were unlucky not to score a minute later, Fiona Woods getting through the defence but she failed to take her chance and blasted over.

Godfrey fired straight at the keeper on the hour mark, but made sure she put the ball in the net three minutes later, good play from the team ending in her turning and sending off a shot that beat the keeper to make it 7-0. Farmington saw efforts from Abbi Grant and sub Julia Scott hit the bar within seconds of each other, Grant after a poor kick out from the keeper, Scott hitting her effort from 35 yards.

Holly Napier, who is leaving the club for America after this game, was unlucky not to score a last goal in Forfar colours in the 72nd minute, with Abbi Grant running almost the entire half with the ball before squaring it for Napier, who saw her effort saved.

Nicola Davidson and Caroline Heron also saw good chances go wide and saved by Halbert, who was doing extremely well to keep the score out of double figures.

With nine minutes left of the match, Gemma Collier made it eight, stabbing home after a corner wasn’t cleared by the defence properly.