Johnstone praises Farmington teammates after deserved cup victory

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Forfar Farmington attacker Keira Johnstone was delighted to notch a goal in the 3-2 win over Hearts in the Scottish Cup, praising the whole team for their performance.

The 17-year-old scored the opener for her second of the season, the other coming in the win over Inverness in April.

Johnstone said: “I think that’s the best we’ve played technically in a while, especially in the first half, we were moving the ball around really well. Our movement off the ball was great and we created a lot of chances. I felt we probably should have taken our chances a bit better because we were the more dominant team.”

The striker put in a great performance but believes she could have played better in the second period.

She continued: “In the first half I was more involved in the game and obviously got myself a goal, I thought that was great but I got a bit panicked in the second half and I didn’t get involved as much as I would have liked to.”

Johnstone reckons the side can take the momentum into next week’s final league game before the mid-season split having played well with nothing to show for it in recent weeks.

Keira said: “Now we have a win, it’s a confidence boost and I think we should be looking to beat Hutchison Vale next week.

“We’ve been unlucky the last few weeks, it’s been close games but we should be on more than four points.

“Even though this win wasn’t in the league, it’s good to get a victory, just to pick up our confidence.”

The forward believes she is going from strength to strength after returning from a dislocated knee.

She added: “I feel as if I am getting more confident with each game, when I first came back I was a bit wary when I was going into tackles but I think I am improving with each game.”

Farmington play Hutchison Vale this coming Sunday at Station Park with a 2pm kick off.

Admission for adults is £4 while under 16s can get in for free.