A second half Christie Murray goal proved the vital difference as Glasgow City picked up all three points in a match they dominated and should have won comfortably, but in the end could have dropped crucial points with Forfar going close on full time almost snatching a shock draw.
It was an entertaining match in front of a decent crowd at Petershill football as City played some excellent football throughout periods of the ninety minutes but were guilty of wasting chances and facing an inspired Fiona McNicoll in Forfar nets, who seemed to thwart their every effort or had her woodwork save her. In total City hit the post once and cross bar twice as they tried to carve out an opening, before Christie Murray put the Forfar rear guard under pressure on the 74thminute, allowing her to sneak the ball into the back of the net.
It was a more than a deserved lead for City, but similar to the rest of the match, they were unable to add to their tally and almost paid the price, when right at the death, Forfar had a rare foray into the City half and could and perhaps should have equalised, with the ball just going inches wide.
Commenting, City Head Coach, Scott Booth said, “I am happy with the three points. I thought we deserved a lot more from the first half performance. We did everything except put the ball in the back of the net. We created lots of chances and played some good football, but the ball just wouldn’t go in. In the second half we knew if we played the same the goal would come, we just had to be patient. In the end it was a strange goal which won it for us, given all the chances we had, but it was an important goal from Christie to give us the win.”
City are in action next Sunday in the League Cup semi-final against Hibernian at The Falkirk Stadium. Kick is 12pm.