Forfar Farmington returned to winning ways with a 3-0 win over Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale as the Scottish Women’s Premier League Two restarted on Sunday.
A double from Danni McGinley and Gemma Collier’s second half strike sealed all three points as Farmington kept up their six point lead at the top.
Alana Bruce was handed her first start since suffering an injury in February as Alison Debio dropped to the bench in the only change to the side that were defeated by Motherwell before the break.
Youngsters Sophie Young and Chantelle McKay were named on the bench after an impressive first half of the season for the pair.
Danni McGinley had the first opportunity of the game two minutes in when she raced on to a Cheryl Kilcoyne ball before pacing into the box; her shot from a tight angle finding the side netting.
A minute later Julia Scott curled a free kick past the post meanwhile captain Nicola Davidson failed to get her long range effort on target.
The visitors’ first shot of the game came through Nichola Sturrock in the 12th minute; the attacker volleying over from Lisa MacFarlane’s free kick.
Three minutes later Farmington were ahead; a long ball looked to be covered by the EUHV keeper or defender, however both players hesitated and McGinley nipped in to send a beautiful lob into the empty net from 25 yards.
Kirsty Deans headed wide shortly after with Megan McCarthy doing the same from a Scott corner in the 27th minute.
Deans and Alana Bruce had efforts on target with Scott coming closest in the 38th minute as her cross-cum-shot was touched wide by the keeper.
From the corner Gemma Collier headed over while Deans fired over from another corner on the stroke on half time.
Farmington seemed to be on top at half time and this was much the case in the second half despite EUHV improving.
McGinley grabbed her and Farmington’s second in the 54th minute; the opposition defence stood still as she raced past them to send a bullet header past Lessells from Scott’s corner for her fifth goal in five games.
Defender Gemma Collier added to the tally just after the hour mark as another Scott corner was taken down by McCarthy and Collier scooped the ball towards goal. After hitting the post, it trickled along the line before going in via the other post.
Chances were few and far between following this with sub Kayleigh Noble and Deans having efforts held in the final ten minutes.
The visitors’ Beth MacLeod saw her curling effort held by Fiona McNicoll before Noble couldn’t keep her effort on target in the final chance of the match.
Farmington keep their six point lead ahead of next week’s tough challenge against Hearts.
Forfar Farmington: Fiona McNicoll, Gemma Collier, Erin Cattanach, Robyn Smith (Kayleigh Noble 66), Nicola Davidson (Alison Debio 77), Alana Bruce, Kirsty Deans, Cheryl Kilcoyne (Laura Parsley 81), Megan McCarthy, Julia Scott (Beth Shillitto 66), Danni McGinley (Sophie Young 81)
Subs not used: Leah White, Chantelle McKay (gk)
Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale: Charlene Lessells, Beth Sutherland, Jude Shepherd, Hannah Craig, Lisa MacFarlane, Anna Murray, Florence Haines, Beth MacLeod, Nichola Sturrock, Leanne Forker (Lynsey Cowan 70), Amy Gilroy (Gillian Flynn 53)
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