Forfar Farmington suffered their first defeat of the season despite a positive performance as Hibernian won 2-0 at Station Park.
After a goalless first half Amy Gallacher broke the deadlock against her former club in the 54th minute; fellow ex-Farmington attacker Katey Turner making sure of all three points with two minutes remaining.
After last week’s win at Hamilton Accies, Mark Nisbet made two changes as Kirsty Deans and Cheryl Kilcoyne replaced Hannah Stewart and Kayleigh Brough.
Both sides looked to create chances with the closest anyone came in the opening ten minutes arriving when Danni McGinley’s cross was gathered by Jenna Fife with Julia Scott lurking inside the box.
In the 11th minute former Farmington striker Katey Turner had the match’s first effort on goal but could only find the side netting.
Three minutes later Robyn Smith’s cross into the box was nicked off the head of McGinley and the clearance was just inches too high for Scott to make a connection.
McGinley was denied by Fife while at the other end Lucy Graham headed wide from an Emma Brownlie corner.
Another Brownlie corner on the half hour mark was bulleted over by Siobhan Hunter.
The final chance of the half fell to the visitors again, however Hunter was only able to send a long distance effort wide with no threat to Fiona McNicoll.
Hibs looked to break the deadlock early in the second half and came close as a Brownlie cross almost deceived McNicoll; the keeper doing well to smother the ball on the line.
They took the lead in the 54th minute through former Farmington Young Player of the Year Amy Gallacher; Hibs forcing their way through on the left hand side with Gallacher lashing home from close range.
Despite a good performance from Farmington, Hibs looked to grab a second and Lia Tweedie was unlucky not to find the back of the net in the 65th minute as McNicoll pushed her effort over the bar.
Kirsty Smith was also denied by McNicoll with twenty minutes remaining and the visitors were dealt a blow shortly after as Siobhan Hunter was forced off with a nasty looking injury.
Graham hit the bar after connecting with another Brownlie corner but they clinched all three points with just two minutes left of normal time; Turner curling a brilliant 20 yard effort into the net despite McNicoll getting her hand to it.
This ensured all three points left with the visitors but Mark Nisbet’s side can be happy with their performance against one of the league’s title challengers.
Next week sees a break from league action for Farmington as they host Aberdeen in the League Cup first round.
Forfar Farmington: Fiona McNicoll, Danni McGinley, Robyn Smith (Erin Cattanach 71), Nicola Davidson, Alana Bruce, Kirsty Deans, Cheryl Kilcoyne, Cassie Cowper, Megan McCarthy, Julia Scott (Gemma Collier 84), Tammy Harkin
Subs not used: Leah White, Beth Shillitto, Alison Debio, Kayleigh Brough, Chantelle McKay (gk)
Hibernian: Jenna Fife, Siobhan Hunter (Cailin Michie 77), Lisa Robertson, Kirsty Smith, Rachel McLauchlan, Lucy Graham, Amy Gallacher, Ellis Notley, Katey Turner, Emma Brownlie, Lia Tweedie (Shannon McGregor 68)
Sub not used: Hannah Reid (gk)
Report & Picture: Fofar Farmington FC