Motherwell opened their SWPL1 campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 win at Forfar Farmington.
Windy and blustery conditions made for very difficult conditions to play football, but Jordan McLintock’s debut goal ensured ‘Well returned back down the road with three points.
Both sides made the first half very entertaining with both trying to play despite the conditions. It was Motherwell who were on the front foot, making the most of the wind at their back and pinning Forfar in the own half for the majority of the first half.
In a strong 15 minute performance Motherwell saw four corners in a row cause the Forfar defenders issues without success.
In the 35th minute Motherwell’s best attempt in the first half fell to Katie Rice. The visitors pressed high, forcing the Forfar defender to make a cross field pass which was intercepted by Kodie Hay, who drove forward and shot but the attempt was well held by the Forfar goalkeeper.
The second half saw a much more competitive half, with Forfar changing formation and utilising the wind at their back to their advantage, but having no real efforts made on Khym Ramsay’s goal.
Motherwell then began having more of the play again and forcing corner and corner without any success.
Finally in the 85th minute the deadlock was broken. Rice drove down the left and put in a effort which saw they goalkeeper fumble into the path of McLintock. who calmly slotted the ball home.
The last five minutes saw Forfar pile on the pressure through long balls forward into the box. But ‘Well held firm to take the points.