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Forfar come from behind to win League Cup in extra time against Jeanfield

Forfar Farmington Blues United 4

Fleming 38, Moreland 45, White 65, White 70

Jeanfield Swifts 2

Barnett 3, Morrison 33
  • After Extra Time: 4-2
  • Saturday, 27 September 2014
  • St Andrews Observatory
  • Under 13´s
  • East Region League Cup

Grant Ross | YFS East Region Journalist
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Forfar Farmington Blue United secured the East Region League Cup by four goals to two after extra time against a strong Jeanfield Sisters side. Top of their respective leagues this was always looked like a good match. Eve Burnett’s early goal and a second half strike by Sophie Morrison had the sisters in control. But goals from Leah Fleming and Zoe Moreland left the game level. A Katie White brace in extra time meant Forfar left with the silverware.
 
Both sides had done well to reach the final. Both topped their round robin groups. Forfar then saw off local rivals Forfar Meerkats and Dundee United, while Jeanfield defeated Bayside and then Tayside colts.
 
Jeanfield were first to threaten when Rachel Wolecki’s shot from just outside the box was held well by Sinead Watson.
 
They converted their next chance. Jess Cromwell’s shot was saved by Watson with her feet before Barnett put the rebound in the net from a narrow angle.
 
Forfar almost replied instantly when White found space on the edge of the box but Megan Sidey was in magnificent form and held White’s shot well.
 
It was then Watson’s turn to demonstrate good goalkeeping. She tipped over Barnett’s dipping 25-yard volley.
 
With the half drawing to a close Tara Laughlin played a through ball to Wolecki whose shot from just inside the box was saved.
 
Then Sidey held on to a powerful effort by Taylor Clifford to conclude a half of Majestic goalkeeping.
 
Both teams played well in the first half. Forfar’s Ellie Cook and Anne Murrie did well to cut out a lot of aerial balls to Laughlin, who looked dangerous when she was on the ball particularly at close range. While Ellie Cowie of Jeanfield had kept a close eye on Moreland who looked skilful and linked up well with White who was making lots of good runs.
  • Half Time:
  • Forfar Farmington Blues United
  • 0-1
  • Jeanfield Swifts
Jeanfield started the second half brightly. Laughlin ran onto a controlled long ball by Wolecki. She worked her way into the box and set up Cromwell whose close range shot was kept out by Watson’s reactions.
 
Jeanfield were rewarded for their strong start when Laughlin passed the ball to Morrison who calmly placed the ball in the bottom corner of the net from the centre of the box.
 
Forfar then entered a period of dominance. White, from just outside the box, was only denied by an acrobatic parry by Sidey.
 
Sidey was at full stretch again just moments later, this time to deny a low Moreland shot from finding the net.
 
Forfar soon began their comeback. White acquired space on the wing to play a low cross towards Fleming in the centre of the box. Fleming’s powerful shot bulged in the top of the net.
 
All was level when Clifford pushed the ball the ball to Moreland who produced a composed finish in the left of the goal after a one on one with Sidey.
 
Wolecki almost had Jeanfield back in front. Her strong shot from inside the box was kept out by Watson’s feet and Morrison was inches wide when the ball rebounded towards her.
 
Watson ensured we went to extra time when she tipped over a long range shot by Wolecki.
 
Neither side deserved to lose this game. Spirited, determined and skilful play was evident to all in attendance. Both teams passed the ball well and the scores would have been higher if both Sidey and Watson had not been in such fine form.
  • Full Time:
  • Forfar Farmington Blues United
  • 2-2
  • Jeanfield Swifts
Early in first half extra time Moreland held off several challenges to pass to White who got the goal she deserved finding the far side of the goal from a tight angle. She doubled the Forfar advantage in the second half. She danced through challenges on the wing and this time knocked the ball to the near side of the goal.

Final Result: After Extra Time: 4-2

Lineups

Forfar Farmington Blues United
Jeanfield Swifts

1. Sinead Watson
2. Ellie Cook
3. Chloe Morrison
4. Taylor Clifford
5. Sinead Young
6. Megan Ferguson
7. Zoe Moreland
8. Sky Hutcheon
9. Leah Fleming
10. Katie White
11. Anne Murrie
12. Amy Docherty

1. Megan Sidey
2. Caitlin Taylor
3. Ellie Cowie
4. Ellen Boatwright
5. Eve Barnett
6. Jess Cromwell
7. Rachel Wolecki
8. Tara Laughlin
9. Sophie Morrison
10. Demi Walker
11. Lucy Walker
12. Millie Quinn-Rembrisz
14. Kim Amos
16. Katherine McKenzie

Star Player
Forfar Farmington Blues United
Jeanfield Swifts
Katie White looked dangerous all afternoon and was heavily involved in three of Forfar's goals. She also made many clever runs down the wing.
Tara Laughlin was involved in most of Jeanfield's build up play and looked dangerous when she was on the ball in the box.
Magic Moment
Forfar Farmington Blues United
Jeanfield Swifts
Katie White's first extra time goal was spectacular. To see a shot that was powerful and well placed from such a narrow angle was incredible
Megan Sidey's acrobatic parry of Katie White's long shot. She climbed spectacularly to claw the ball away with on hand
Club Views
Forfar Farmington Blues United
Jeanfield Swifts
Kieran Clifford, coach of Forfar Farmington Blues United, said: "It was a bit of a slow start. We got a bit of a shock. Their keeper was magnificent. It showed great character to go down two nil and then to dig deep to get that result."
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