/Assured Glasgow City Beat Forfar Farmington To Reach U17 Final & Hearts U15 Triumph In Extra-Time Thriller

Assured Glasgow City Beat Forfar Farmington To Reach U17 Final & Hearts U15 Triumph In Extra-Time Thriller

Glasgow City reached the final of the Under-17 Cup after beating Forfar Farmington U17 3-1.

It was City who started the game more positively, with Laura Jane McCartney seeing her shot saved by the keeper Suzie Adam’s legs. And then, from the resulting corner, Carly Girasoli had her header saved by reactive keeping from Adam.

City was dominating possession, but finding it hard to break down a hard-working Forfar defence, and the pressing from the Forfar Farmington forwards was making life uncomfortable for the City back-line.

But a keeping error nearly gifted City a goal as Adams tried to clear Leah Robinson’s shot, but missed her kick and watched as the ball curled away from goal.

Hannah Scott came close to a wonder goal for City, but her curled shot from 25 yards just landed on the roof of the net.

Forfar had a couple of good chances with Phillipa McCallum having a snap-shot go just wide and then Cailin Mitchell having a header well saved by Sophie Allison.

City kept on looking for a goal, and Danielle Mullen had a great chance when the ball fell to her in the box, but leaning back, she could only shoot over.

And then, City took the lead in the 29th minute. A lovely team-move found Hannah Scott in the box and she found the bottom corner.

Six minutes later, it was 2-0. Scott turned provider as she played in Mullen into the box, and she found the bottom corner with a composed finish.

But, in the 39th minute, Forfar pulled a goal back. After winning a free-kick, 25 yards from goal, McCullum curled the ball into the top corner with a stunning free-kick.

Half-Time: Glasgow City 2-1 Forfar Farmington

City started the second half strongly with Lucy Ronald having a good chance but failed to get the required power on the shot.

Forfar Farmington came close to creating a critical chance through tenacious play by Neve Guthrie – but both times, a Glasgow City defender was there to make the crucial tackle.

Within minutes of coming on, Taylor Rose Hammill nearly scored City’s third. Ronald’s cross fell to Laura Jane McCartney, but when she failed to get a shot off, the opportunity fell to Hammill who stabbed the ball wide.

And then Glasgow City scored their third. Hannah Scott played Danielle Mullen behind the Forfar defence, but Adam was out of her box to intercept ahead of the striker. However, McCartney stole the ball from the keeper, and although the defence forced her wide, she fired the ball into the top corner.

Hannah Scott nearly extended the lead further with what would have been a wonder goal, but her strike just went over.

Late on, Forfar Farmington could have pulled a goal back from a corner, but Allison made a wonder save to prevent Taylor Clifford’s shot.

Teams

Glasgow City: Sophie Allison, Karsley McGlinchey, Carly Girasoli, Laura Jane McCartney, Lucy Ronald, Leah Robinson, Hannah Scott, Danielle Mullen, Erin McGinlay, Shanna Hynes, Sophie McGurk.

Subs: Jacqueline McLure, Hannah Stewart, Taylor Rose Hammill, Eve Lockhart, Emma McLure, Lauren Docherty

Forfar Farmington: Suzie Adam, Anne Murrie, Caitlin Mitchell, Taylor Clifford, Aimee Robertson, Rachel Robbie, Katie White, Steffi Simpson, Phillipa McCallum, Erin Norma Ross, Neve Guthrie.

Subs: Kacey McCabe, Neven Simpson, Jessica Dailly, Melissa Coull.

Rangers U15s 2-4 Hearts U15s (a.e.t)

Hearts reached the U15 Scottish Youth Cup Final after a thrilling game that went to extra-time and a hint of controversy.

Goals from Freya McDonald and Reanna Bates gave Rangers a 2-0 lead at half-time. Hearts fought back in the second half, with Emma McFayden and Emma Yorkston bringing the scores level.

The game went to extra-time where, in the second half of extra-time, a moment of controversy gave Hearts the lead. They were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box after a foul by Amy Whittle. But this is changed to a penalty after consultation with the linesman, and photographs showed that this was the correct decision. Holly Aitchison converted the spot-kick.

Tegan McLean made it 4-2 late on with a composed finish.

Teams

Rangers: Alicia Corral, Amy Whitters, Morgan Morton, Lynsey Baillie, Ellie MacDonald, Rosie McQuillan, Reanna Bates, Stephanie Dorrans, Storm Anderson, Freya MacDonald, Leona Boyd.

Subs: Hannah Robinson, Tegan Wilmot, Niamh Provan, Amy Gardiner, Gemma Russell, Dion Young, Summer Christie.

Hearts: Alicia Yates, Emma McFayden, Lucy Horn, Catlyn Wilson, Eilidh Begg, Cailtyn Black, Holly Aitchison, Maisy Hathaway, Jamie-Lee Bain, Eve Mooney, Meghan Hood.

Subs: Tegan McLean, Amy Denholm, Emma Yorkston, Emily Murray,