Forfar Farmington extended their lead at the top of the SWPL2 with a comfortable 5-0 win over Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale.
Cheryl Kilcoyne’s first half opener was followed by goals from Robyn Smith, Julia Scott, Kayleigh Noble and Megan McCarthy to make it six games unbeaten for Mark Nisbet’s side.
One change was made from the draw at Hearts a fortnight ago with Beth Shillitto replacing Laura Parsley while a trialist was named on the bench.
Farmington came close early on when Kirsty Deans nipped past a defender in the 7th minute but the midfielder could only fire wide.
Deans blasted wide again three minutes later while Julia Scott lobbed the advancing Charlene Lessells shortly after but a defender raced back to clear before the ball found the net.
Forfar did take the lead after increased pressure in the 19th minute; Nicola Davidson sent a perfect through ball for Cheryl Kilcoyne to race on to and calmly slot home under the keeper for her fifth of the season.
Ten minutes after this the visitors had their first chance of the game however Ashley Fish could only send her effort straight into Fiona McNicoll’s arms.
Shillitto almost forced a second for Farmington just after the half hour mark when her cross was cleared by a defender however the clearance flew only inches past the post for a corner.
Kilcoyne had the ball in the net once again on the stroke of half time however it was ruled out with the EUHV keeper injuring themselves attempting to beat the attacker to the ball.
Seven minutes into the second half and Farmington deservedly added to their lead; Shillitto setting up Kilcoyne and her cross was knocked on to the post by Scott but when a clearance was attempted they could only blast the ball into Robyn Smith and it was diverted into the net.
Forfar kept up the pressure and in the 68th minute Scott grabbed herself her first goal of 2017; rising to nod home Smith’s inch perfect cross.
Four minutes later and it was a fantastic four for Forfar with Smith sending a cross in once again and despite it hitting the bar sub Kayleigh Noble was on hand to head home from a yard out.
There were further chances for the league leaders and Megan McCarthy could only watch as her header was cleared off the line before Noble tested Lessells with a well struck effort.
Nicola Davidson struck a free kick past the post in the 80th minute but there was yet another goal to come late on. Smith grabbed her hat trick of assists to go with her goal when her corner was bulleted home by Megan McCarthy.
The result, coupled with Hearts’ win over Glasgow Girls means Farmington hold a three point lead at the top of SWPL2 but will face tough opposition in Buchan next Sunday.
Forfar Farmington: Fiona McNicoll, Gemma Collier, Erin Cattanach, Beth Shillitto (Kayleigh Noble 52), Robyn Smith, Nicola Davidson, Kirsty Deans, Cheryl Kilcoyne (Laura Parsley 66), Megan McCarthy, Julia Scott (Sophie Young 81), Alison Debio (Leah White 68)
Subs not used: Alana Bruce, Trialist, Chantelle McKay (gk)
Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale: Charlene Lessells, Nicole Clark, Fiona Boslem (Hannah Craig 46), Louise Kerr (Elizabeth Reid 75), Judith Shepherd, Steph Briggs (Florence Haines 66), Anna Murray (Beth MacLeod 46), Karen Hanson (Margaux Durand-Watson 73), Nichola Sturrock, Ashley Fish, Leanne Forker
Subs not used: Erin Burns, Lauren Watters
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