Hutchison Vale 2
Laura Gavin 31, Ashley Fish 79
Forfar Farmington 1
Lindsey Dunbar 28
Forfar Farmington were dealt a blow in their bid to clinch safety on Sunday after they were defeated by the odd goal in three in a tight game against Hutchison Vale at the Saughton Enclosure.
With several players unavailable for this game, three changes were made while only one sub was available. Alana Bruce, Amy Gallacher and Megan Burns were replaced by debutant Sophie Milligan, Caren Webster and Murron White; Cheryl Kilcoyne was the solitary sub.
In the second minute Nicky Grant sent a free kick at the keeper before Hutchie Vale went close with chances from Rebecca Galbraith and Jennifer Malone.
Grant had the ball in the net after thirteen minutes but the linesman had flagged for offside while a minute later Holly Napier’s cross was knocked wide by Caren Webster.
Captain Nicola Davidson fired over before they took the lead after 28 minutes, Napier’s corner forced home by Lindsey Dunbar for her second in two games.
Hutchison Vale equalised three minutes later, Laura Gavin’s shot/cross deceiving Fiona McNicoll and floating over her head into the back of the net.
Laura Dunn had a shot deflected over for the home side while Davidson’s free kick into the box was nodded down by Jade McLaren and Kayleigh Brough’s volley was pushed wide.
Ten minutes after half time Grant and Dunbar combined to set up Caren Webster but she hit her shot wide a minute before Galbraith forced McNicoll into a great save with a curled effort.
Dunbar had a shot tipped over with twenty minutes to go after Davidson swung a ball into the box, from the resultant corner Brough had a shot blocked before Davidson fired wide.
Napier sent a long range effort wide before Vale took the lead with eleven minutes left, a long ball was collected by sub Ashley Fish and she slotted home with ease.
Lindsey Dunbar headed wide from a Brough cross as Farmington looked to grab an equaliser but to no avail.
The side now face Buchan, with victory guaranteeing them safety while relegating the visitors and Queen’s Park.
Hutchison Vale: Michelle Jacobs, Jennifer Rogers, Ann Taylor, Nicole Clark, Jennifer Malone, Diana Berry (Laura van Krieken 76), Laura Dunn, Mariel Kaney, Rebecca Galbraith (Ashley Fish 59), Laura Gavin (McKenzie Kawana-Waugh 89), Louise Moultray.
Subs not used: Bianca Murphy, Lisa MacFarlane
Forfar Farmington: Fiona McNicoll, Sophie Milligan, Sydney Cairns, Murron White (Cheryl Kilcoyne 74), Jade McLaren, Kayleigh Brough, Lindsey Dunbar, Nicky Grant, Caren Webster, Nicola Davidson, Holly Napier.