Farmington grab three points in relegation clash

Forfar Farmington player Lindsey Dunbar.
Forfar Farmington player Lindsey Dunbar.

Forfar Farmington star Nicky Grant was pleased with the three points despite a poor performance in the side’s 3-0 win over relegation rivals Queen’s Park on Sunday.

Goals from Lindsey Dunbar, Jade McLaren and Alex Russell got the goals to give Forfar a four-point cushion between themselves and the relegation zone.

Farmington have played much better this season and gone away with nothing to show for it, so the win was certainly welcomed.

Grant could have scored a barrel-load herself but she admitted she’s content to be assisting goals instead of scoring so long as the points are won.

She said: “It’s a very good win, I’m disappointed we didn’t play very good football, but three points is all we need at the end of the day.

“It’s difficult when you’re in a dogfight every week, you don’t play good football, so I’m delighted we got three points and delighted we had three different scorers too.”

“I could have had about five goals, but it’s a team game. That’s a couple of games without a goal for me now but I’m not the type of person to lack confidence because of it, I’m just delighted to get the win.”

Valentina Mazzoni hit the side netting in the first minute while Holly Napier’s corner was met by McLaren but her header was cleared off the line, and Dunbar couldn’t direct the rebound home.

The visitors wasted an excellent chance to open the scoring in the 11th minute, a long ball over the defence finding Mazzoni but her shot was tipped wide by Fiona McNicoll.

They paid for missing that chance just after 20 minutes; Grant won the ball outside the box and jinked her way past three defenders before cutting the ball back for Dunbar, who hooked the ball home for her fifth of the season.

Napier and Alana Bruce sent efforts from the edge of the box wide before the visitors had their best chance in the 40th minute, Mhairi Lyle hitting the crossbar from long range.

It was 2-0 on the hour mark when Napier’s corner was met by the head of McLaren but the header was blocked, McLaren making sure the second time, firing home through a pack of players.

Russell was on hand to blast home a loose ball following a Grant chance for her second goal in three games in injury time.

Head coach Damon Neish said: “It was a very good win, every game from now until the end of the season is going to play on our nerves and test us no matter who the opposition is so I’m incredibly happy with the result today.

“The results are in our hands, if we win every game we stay up so although we are looking to see how Buchan and Queen’s Park are doing, if we win all of our games we stay up, that’s the bottom line and results like today are what matter.”

Next up is a visit to Hutchison Vale.

Forfar Farmington: McNicoll, Cairns, Burns, Dunbar (Noble 89), McLaren, Brough (White 46), Napier (Russell 81), Grant, Gallacher (Webster 68), Davidson, Bruce. Sub not used: Milligan

Queen’s Park: Williamson, Palmer, Hamilton, Jaycock, Lyle, Mallon, Mazzoni, Paterson, Clark (McCluskey 75), Madgin (MacIntyre 57), O’Hara. Subs not used: MacTaggart, Grant, Cole.