/Stirling University 1-0 Forfar Farmington – Live-Text – SWPL 1

Stirling University 1-0 Forfar Farmington – Live-Text – SWPL 1

Stirling University 1-0 Forfar Farmington

  • Stirling sixth in SWPL 1
  • Forfar Farmington bottom, seven points behind Stirling
  • Rachel Donaldson heads Stirling in front

All times BST

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.

90+1 mins

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

87 mins

Pullar breaks down the left, but her shot goes of the top-right corner. Better from Stirling.

85 mins

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

Sub - STIRLING

Emma Lyons replaces Katy Morris.

83 mins

Forfar get a corner, but Scott’s delivery is cleared by Jade Gallon.

79 mins

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.

75 mins

Half-chance from a Stirling free-kick sees Pullar head just wide

74 mins – Stirling Sub

Sub - STIRLING

Beth McKay replaces Kerry Kennedy

71 mins – Forfar Sub

Subs - FORFAR

Beth Shillitto replaces Sophie Milligan

71 ins

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

Subs - FORFAR

Lindsey Dunbar replaces Ann Taylor

65 mins

Stirling gets another corner. It’s played short but it doesn’t work.

62 mins

What a cross from McDonald, but Donaldson can’t quite steer the ball past McNicoll at the far post

59 mins

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.

54 mins

Louise Magilton’s long range effort just goes over Stirling’s crossbar.

54 mins

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

48 mins

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.

47 mins

Forfar win a corner, and Scott’s delivery is a dangerous one, but Stirling just about clear the ball.

SECOND HALF

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.

41 mins

Scott’s corner is dangerous, but Logan makes a great punch clear.

40 mins

Forfar are through with Robyn Smith, but Logan makes a stunning save!

33 mins

Jade Gallon’s corner is another good one, but Forfar eventually clear

32 mins

Great attack from Stirling sees Jade Gallon play Ashley McDonald down the left and her shot draws a finger tip save from McNicoll

30 mins

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.

29 mins

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.

19 mins

Jade Gallon takes the corner, Forfar clear and nearly launch a counter but Lauren Gallon recovers.

18 mins

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.

17 mins

Forfar starting to get the ball into Stirling’s half, but yet to carve out an opening yet.

14 mins

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.

11 mins

Stirling has another corner, but this time, Forfar just manage to clear.

8 mins

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

Goal - STIRLING

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.

4 mins

Stirling on top, this time Jade Gallon forces McNicoll into a save from the edge of the box

1 mins

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.

KICK-OFF

The game gets underway.

14:00

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

13:45

Welcome to our live-text coverage of the crunch match at the bottom of the SWPL 1 as Stirling University play Forfar Farmington