Motherwell were denied a last-gasp equaliser as the full-time whistle sounded on their 3-2 Scottish Women’s Premier League defeat at Forfar Farmington.
Sunday’s match at Station Park was teed up for a dramatic finish when Mhairi Fyfe’s stoppage time strike pulled ‘Well within one goal of a comeback from 3-1 down.
90+3’ Motherwell score again to make it nervy deep into injury time, 3-2.
— Forfar Farmington FC (@Farmington_FC) February 17, 2019
They then went back on the attack, with Kerry Montgomery flicking the ball over a defender down the right flank and entering the corner of the penalty area.
Although Montgomery looked unlikely to score given the angle, there was an unmarked team-mate lurking around the six-yard box to aim for with a cross.
See the goals as Motherwell are denied a late equaliser at Forfar in SWPL1, with the ball going in during the full time whistle. pic.twitter.com/UPGJSdEyhU
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As such it was unfortunate on Motherwell that the referee chose that moment to bring an end to proceedings.
And they were to feel even more aggrieved as Montgomery looped a spectacular effort into the far corner of the net with what might have been the last kick of the game.
Nevertheless, the whistle can clearly be heard going before she strikes the ball, so the subsequent celebrations and protestations were all in vain.
We are one club, whether it's our men or women supporters.
That's why we've dropped 'Ladies' from our women's supporters name. Together, we are all simply Motherwell Football Club. pic.twitter.com/XDEWnrz86f
— Colin Armstrong (@moonman1873) February 9, 2019