Farmington named a near un-changed line up, with Caren Webster replacing Julia Scott, being the only alteration. Rangers had the first chance of the match when a lofted through ball caught the Farmington rear-guard unawares.
Jen Callaghan chased the ball down but was met by a thundering challenge from Cat Fitzsimmons who reached the ball first to make an important early save.
Rangers tried again in the 11th minute when Alana Marshall shot on goal, but her effort sailed well off target. Five minutes later Alana Bruce tried her luck from distance also, and whilst struck with power, the ball cleared Kelsey Brown’s crossbar with some air to spare.
Jennifer Condie volleyed wide in the 23rd minute after the Rangers 8 had been quickest to capitalise on the scraps from a half cleared free kick. Farmington were enjoying the bulk of the possession, but without carving out any clear-cut chances of note. This trend would continue up to the break, with neither Goalkeeper being overly troubled.
The introduction of Julia Scott gave Farmington a fresh attacking outlet, and it was Scott’s interplay with Rachael Small that produced a delightful crossed ball that just evaded the head of Emma McCulley.
Two minutes later another ball was fired across the face of goal, but with no blue shirts on hand to capitalise. Lucy Graham was having an excellent game in midfield for Farmington, and in the 21st minute a surging run through the heart of the visitors ended in something of an anti-climax as the final shot rolled wide of target.
Small tried her luck with an audacious chip with quarter of an hour still to play, but this was not to be Farmington’s day.
The game duly proceeded to its almost inevitable conclusion, with neither side finding the goal required to secure a SWPL victory.
Report by Kev Candy