Stirling University 1-0 Forfar Farmington
- Stirling sixth in SWPL 1
- Forfar Farmington bottom, seven points behind Stirling
- Rachel Donaldson heads Stirling in front
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FULL-TIME Stirling University 1-0 Forfar Farmington
So Stirling grab a vital win. Is that them safe? They are ten points ahead of Forfar now with seven games remaining, so it is likely. But, in football, you never rule anything out until it is over. Forfar will feel unlucky not to come away with anything, having had a couple of good chances.
Forfar get a corner. Cleared behind. Take two. Great corner to six yard box where there are 18 players waiting. Stirling just clear it and run the clock down through a counter as the ref blows for full time
Pullar breaks down the left, but her shot goes of the top-right corner. Better from Stirling.
Stirling nearly get a second from Emma Lyons’ 20 yard strike which is going in the top corner, but is denied by a wonder save!
84 mins – Stirling Sub
Emma Lyons replaces Katy Morris.
Forfar get a corner, but Scott’s delivery is cleared by Jade Gallon.
Forfar has a free-kick. Davidson’s ball in is danerous and is only partially cleared. The ball falls to Lindsey Dunbar, but she shoots over.
Half-chance from a Stirling free-kick sees Pullar head just wide
74 mins – Stirling Sub
Beth McKay replaces Kerry Kennedy
71 mins – Forfar Sub
Beth Shillitto replaces Sophie Milligan
A cross from Lindsey Dunbar on the left eventually falls to Magilton on the right, but she can only shoot over. Forfar’s best chance!
65 mins – Forfar Sub
Lindsey Dunbar replaces Ann Taylor
Stirling gets another corner. It’s played short but it doesn’t work.
What a cross from McDonald, but Donaldson can’t quite steer the ball past McNicoll at the far post
Stirling win their first corner of the second half. Jade Gallon takes it. The delivery is good and Nicole Pullar heads wide uner pressure from Coulter.
Louise Magilton’s long range effort just goes over Stirling’s crossbar.
Stirling have their first chance of the half when Jade Gallon tests McNicoll from the edge of the box after the ball sat up invintingly
53 mins – Forfar Sub
Forfar make a change with Jade McLaren replacing Robyn Smith
Half-chances for both teams. Forfar’s Louise Magilton’s cross is caught by Logan, and then Stirling’s McDonald launches a tenacious run down the left, but she can’t feed Pullar into the box.
Forfar win a corner, and Scott’s delivery is a dangerous one, but Stirling just about clear the ball.
Second half underway. Can Forfar get a way back in?
Half-Time: Stirling University 1-0 Forfar Farmington
Half-time sees Stirling 1-0 up thanks to Rachel Donaldson’s early header, but they should be 2 or 3-0 up.
Scott’s corner is dangerous, but Logan makes a great punch clear.
Forfar are through with Robyn Smith, but Logan makes a stunning save!
Jade Gallon’s corner is another good one, but Forfar eventually clear
Great attack from Stirling sees Jade Gallon play Ashley McDonald down the left and her shot draws a finger tip save from McNicoll
Stirling win a free kick, 35 yards from goal. They line up on the edge of the box, expecting the cross, but Jade Gallon goes for goal with McNicoll making a good save low down.
Forfar could and perhaps should be level. They get the ball into Stirling’s box, the ball falls to Kirsty Deans whose stabbed shot is saved bravely by Logan. The ball loops up and the keeper claims it.
Jade Gallon takes the corner, Forfar clear and nearly launch a counter but Lauren Gallon recovers.
Stirling nearly get a second as Donaldson races onto a long ball forward, rounds the keeper and then sees her shot cleared off the line by Coulter. Great defending. But real concern as McNicoll goes down injured, holding her back. But she seems able to continue.
Forfar starting to get the ball into Stirling’s half, but yet to carve out an opening yet.
Forfar now has a corner but Julia Scott’s delivery goes straight out. Soon after, Robyn Smith plays a dangerous through ball into the box, but Stirling’s keeper Chloe Logan is alert.
Stirling has another corner, but this time, Forfar just manage to clear.
Gallon uses her quick feet to run through Forfar’s defence and she tries to set up Nicole Pullar, but Gemma Coulter makes the vital interception. Forfar yet to start.
5 mins – GOAL STIRLING 1-0 Forfar Farmington
Stirling win the game’s first corner. Gallon’s corner is superb, and Rachel Donaldson risest the highest to head the ball into the net. Great header.
Stirling on top, this time Jade Gallon forces McNicoll into a save from the edge of the box
A long ball causes the Forfar defence trouble as they don’t realise Ashely McDonald is onside and she produces a great save from Fiona McNicoll.
The game gets underway.
This is a huge game for Forfar, who if they lose will be ten points behind Stirling. That would leave Aberdeen as they only really chaseable team.
13:45 – Stirling Team
Chloe Logan, Kerry Kennedy, Demi-Lee Falconer, Lauren Gallon, Jennifer Godfrey, Lisa Sutherland, Katy Morris, Jade Gallon, Nicole Pullar, Rachel Donaldson, Ashley McDonald
13:45 – Forfar Team
Fiona McNicoll, Sophie Milligan, Louise Magilton, Holly Napier, Nicola Davidson, Gemma Coulter, Kirsty Deans, Megan McCarthy, Julia Scott, Robyn Smith, Ann Taylor
Welcome to our live-text coverage of the crunch match at the bottom of the SWPL 1 as Stirling University play Forfar Farmington