Forfar Farmington secured a 6-0 victory over Ayrshire side Kilwinning Ladies this afternoon, thanks to five goals from Caroline Heron. Kev Candy reports from Station Park.
Cheryl Rigden retained her place in the Farmington midfield and was first to threaten the Kilwinning goal; a shot from distance failing to trouble goalkeeper Lauren McGregor.
Farmington took the lead in the 12th minute when Abbi Grant capitalised on a Kilwinning defensive error, driving to the by-line before whipping the ball in to Holly Napier who was unable to get purchase on the ball. However, in the resulting stramash Caroline Heron stepped up to knock the ball home from close range.
Ten minutes later Heron was among the goals again, Nicola Davidson combining with Scott before releasing Heron down the left flank. Having cut inside and beaten two Kilwinning players, Heron duly smashed the ball past McGregor.
Farmington continued to press as Grant’s cross found Caren Webster, who was only denied by a smart McGregor save low at her near post. From the resulting corner, Grant struck the woodwork and McDonald was unable to nod the rebound towards goal.
Heron secured her hat-trick in the 32nd minute when a storming run down the right from Grant saw the ball delivered to Heron who, having taken an initial touch, cracked the ball past McGregor.
Some good work two minutes later from Scott saw an angled ball to Aimee Godfrey, but the Farmington midfielder’s well struck shot was pushed away by McGregor.
Rigden tried her luck again from distance, but McGregor tipped the ball over the bar for a corner.
Early in the second half some good interplay between Scott and Napier on the edge of the box saw the former, fire off a shot that sneaked just high and wide of target.
In the 52nd minute Farmington were awarded a free kick just outside the box. Scott stepped up and fired an effort in on goal which McGregor was unable to hold, Webster was first to react and scored.
Napier fired just over the bar, as Farmington continued to press for goals, but it was the in-form Heron who would register Farmington’s final two strikes of the day. First Napier showed great strength to retrieve possession of the ball before crossing to Heron who nodded the ball back across goal and out of reach of McGregor.
The sixth goal of the game and Heron’s fifth arrived with six minutes left on the clock. A teasing cross into the Kilwinning box only just missed the head of Godfrey, but Heron was on hand to force the ball home, with the help of an unfortunate deflection from a Kilwinning defender helping the ball on its way.
Post match interview
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Report by Kev Candy