From almost the first minute of the match Forfar were in control of the midfield and putting Hamilton under pressure and it only took them only 6 minutes to open the scoring. A run and cross from the left was not properly cleared and a strike from just outside the box found the bottom corner to put the visitors one up.
Forfar kept up the pressure and Hamilton were only attacking only occasionally and putting next to no pressure on the visitor’s young goalkeeper.
Hamilton started the second half hoping to try to get a foothold in the game but within 5 minutes of the restart they were two goals down. A free kick was given away cheaply on the right, the resultant delivery was not well defended and the ball ended up being bundled into the net.
It seemed a long way back for Hamilton at this point but they had some good luck on 15 minutes when they were awarded a very soft penalty. Susan Fairlie drove into the box only to be brought down by Rachel Small, as the last defender Small was also shown a red card. Fairlie took the penalty herself and Hamilton were back in the game.
With a player advantage the home team began to put some pressure on the Forfar goal and created a few chances the best of which was a strike from outside the box by Sarah Crilly which was held at the second attempt by the Forfar keeper.
Ashley McDonald was causing a few problems down the left but Forfar reorganised their defence to cope with her pace and regained control of the match.
The match petered out at the end and Forfar ran out deserving winners.
Hamilton’s next match is away to Champions Glasgow City Sunday 6th November.
Hamilton Team: Fleming, Templeton, Murray, King, Inglis, Walker, Mason, Grant, Reilly, Houston and Fairlie.
Subs: Crilly, McDonald, Bulloch, Rodgers.
Report by James Crilly