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  • Hoops beat Forfar to maintain unbeaten start to season

    Hoops beat Forfar to maintain unbeaten start to season

    By: Newsroom Staff on 12 Mar, 2018 11:31

  • Scottish Building Society Scottish Women’s Premier League One
    Sunday, March 11, 2018
    Station Park, Forfar

    Forfar Farmington 0

    Celtic 2
    (Adams 61, Clark 77)

    CELTIC took all three points from Station Park last Sunday with a hard-fought 2-0 win over Forfar Farmington to continue their unbeaten start to the season.

    Straight from the kick-off, the Hoops took the game to their hosts, but with the ball being in the air much of the time, both teams were struggling to get their play going.

    It was Celtic who had the majority of possession and created the first chance in the game when Heather Richards hit the post on 19 minutes, although she was deemed to have strayed offside. And on the half-hour mark, the Hoops tested the Forfar goalkeeper with a number of shots.

    Firstly, it was Josephine Giard who was sent through one-on-one, but her shot was blocked by the keeper’s foot. Richards followed up with a left-foot strike which the goalkeeper saved again, and finally the ball came out to Claire Adams whose shot from distance was saved again and put wide for a corner.

    Forfar had their best chance of the game on 40 minutes, when only a great block by McCulloch prevented the ball going towards the goal. And Giard was again denied by the goalkeeper just before half-time when she struck powerfully at goal, only to see the effort tipped over the bar.

    Celtic began the second half with much more control of the game, and with the introduction of Ruesha Littlejohn began to dominate the possession.

    Just after the hour mark, they finally got the breakthrough with a great strike from distance from Adams. And they extended their lead on 77 minutes when Kelly Clark drove the ball home from a Richards corner.

    Littlejohn had a late effort to add to Celtic’s goals tally, but she, too, was denied by the Forfar keeper, but it was a well-deserved three points for the Hoops, who will take on Spartans at the K-Park Training Academy this weekend.

    CELTIC: Cunningham, Keenan, Rafferty, McCulloch, Cavanagh, Clark, Adams (Connor), Donaldson (Littlejohn), Richards (Cairney), Pullar, Giard (Ross).
    Subs: Gibson, Ewens.

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