Sub sinks Dons for Farmington

Forfar Farmington welcomed Aberdeen to Station Park ahead of next weekend’s International Break.

Julia Scott returned to the starting lineup while new signing Katey Turner took a place on the bench.

The home side’s first chance came in the third minute when Caroline Heron fed Nicky Grant who could only fire into Lauren Sangster’s hands.

Grant was involved again three minutes later when Farmington skipper Nicola Davidson headed off the bar with Grant shepherded away from goal by the ball by a busy Aberdeen backline.

Farmington continued their early pressure but had few clear cut chances to show for their possession. Davidson fired in on goal from the edge of the box, only to find the crossbar for a second time. Aberdeen suffered a blow soon after when Claire Martin was withdrawn injured, but continued to attack with Aimee Ross proving to be handful.

Godfrey then pulled a good save from Sangster and a blistering from Lucy Graham saw the ball squared for Heron who just missed out.

Three minutes later Heron pulled a shot wide after being released and Sangster had to look smart to snuff out a dangerous Graham cross.

The Fifer had the last chance of the half when she fired wide from a Small cross.

Forfar upped the pressure in the second half.

Sangster cut out a tricky Heron cutback, but could only watch as Graham’s shot cracked the outside of the post. Abbi Grant replaced Heron in the 55th minute before Graham’s driven cross squirmed away from Sangster’s grasp with the loose ball cleared.

Three minutes later, the home side had a strong penalty appeal turned down when Graham appeared to be tripped in the box however play continued – with Grant denied by Sangster again.

The vital breakthrough came 15 minutes from the end when Scott’s cross was laid off by Nicky Grant to Aimee Godfrey whose driven shot hit the inside of the post and scampered along the goal-line.

Grant was quick to recover the loose ball and square the ball to Abbi Grant who made no mistake. Steph Milne then nodded past the post from a Nicky Grant corner and Abbi Grant couldn’t increase her goal haul with a shot from distance.

A minute later saw the debut of Katey Turner who, having replaced Scott, got straight into action – teeing up her former Dunfermline team mate Graham who saw her shot well saved.

Abbi Grant had the final chance of the game when she outpaced showed Natasha Bruce but her shot failed to find the net.