Forfar Academy have continued their cup victory sweep by dispatching Webster’s High School in the senior girls final.
On a warm, sunny day at Station Park, Forfar Academy broke the deadlock eight minutes into the second half, through Lois Millar, after a closelyfought opening period. Millar added a second goal just five minutes later to hand her side a 2-0 lead. Webster’s got back into the game soon afterwards, however, when Beth Shillilto managed to pull a goal back for the girls from Kirriemuir. As they searched for an equaliser Forfar were able to break and regained their two-goal lead when Cali Roberts netted in the 59th minute. Forfar Academy were able to hold on to this lead to add another piece of silverware to their repertoire.
The first half of the cup final was very evenly matched. Forfar had the larger share of possession but Webster’s looked a real threat on the counterattack, particularly down the left flank. Steffi Simson, Webster’s pacey left winger, was pivotal to this and displayed her qualities in the 10th minute. The number 11 executed a superb solo run before cutting infield from out wide. She managed to work her way to the edge of the box before firing a shot at goal. Unfortunately for her the ball sailed straight into the hands of Forfar goalkeeper Rachelle Milton.
Shortly afterwards Simson was at it again, creating havoc for the Forfar defence. This time, however, she was halted in her tracks by an excellent sliding tackle by Kiera Balfour.
With the game ticking into the 17th minute it was Forfar’s turn to enjoy some success courtesy of a solo run. Sophie Young was the person in question as she made a lung-busting run towards the Webster’s goal. She eventually got a shot away but it was well saved, and held, by Webster's keeper Hannah Dryden.
In the 27th minute Webster’s came close to opening the scoring. Robyn Hill delivered an outstanding cross from the right which landed at the feet of Stimson inside the penalty area. Under pressure from Lori Simpson, Stimson’s shot was straight at Milton, once more. The Forfar keeper ended up collecting the ball with ease and calming the situation down.
A few half chances for either side were created afterwards but, by the time the half time whistle went, the game remained scoreless.