GAME ON: Forfar Farmington head coach Damon Neish is content with side’s progress

The Farmington ladies celebrate against Hearts.
The Farmington ladies celebrate against Hearts.

Forfar Farmington head coach Damon Neish believes his squad are right where they aim to be in terms of development this season.

The young side, which has an average age of just 19, is midway through their Premier League season and are currently ninth in the league of 12.

Due to reconstruction next season, a ninth place finish would mean relegation but the team have won four games in a row, the most recent a dominant 7-0 win at home to Inverness City on Sunday.

Neish is impressed with the spirit within the squad and said: “We’ve probably underperformed to be fair, we’ve got a very young squad but they’re growing together, learning together and developing together. What’s good about this team and the club is that we are growing and getting better all the time.”

The season started off with a 5-0 loss to Spartans but performances soon picked up and at the end of the first half of the season they were outperforming teams like Rangers (although they lost 2-1 with a late goal) and won two games in a row going into the break.

The season restarted on the last Sunday of July and the girls have won twice in a row again, defeating Hutchison Vale 2-1 before conducting the aforementioned dismantling of Inverness City.

“I think we’ve shown from when we started the season away to Spartans to this game last Sunday the vast improvement we’ve seen from the girls.” he said. ”We’re right on track for where we aim to be which is finishing in the top eight and pushing the top four next year.”

Farmington have eight games left of their league season and with just two points between them and their next opponents Hearts, the game on August 16 will be a big test for the squad and their aspirations of safety.