It was a disappointing afternoon for Forfar Farmington on Sunday as they were defeated 8-0 by Hibernian at Station Park.
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The result leaves Farmington second bottom of the league with the season now a third of the way through.
Following the midweek defeat to Spartans, Stevie Baxter made two changes as Robyn Smith and Cheryl Kilcoyne came in for Beth McPherson and Lotte Deubel.
The visitors started off strongly and in the first fifteen minutes earned a large amount of corners but failed to threaten with these.
Hibs took the lead in the 13th minute when the ball ended up with Kirsty Morrison inside the box and she squared it for Jamie-Lee Napier to sweep home.
Morrison and Reilly came close to doubling the advantage but six minutes after going ahead it was the former who found the net; capitalising on a defensive error.
Former Farmington attacker Amy Gallacher almost netted against the side she left in 2016 but her 22nd minute effort was clawed out of the air by McNicoll.
Farmington’s first opportunity came in the 26th minute as captain Nicola Davidson sent a 25 yard free kick wide of the mark.
60 seconds later Napier finished a solo run by adding her second and Hibs’ third but it wasn’t long until the lead was extended once again as Chelsea Cornet netted in the 31st minute.
Hannah Stewart saw her 30 yard strike held by Jenna Fife before she denied Danni McGinley when the attacker stretched to reach a ball from Robyn Smith.
Despite Farmington enjoying a spell of chances, it was the visitors who were to find the net again five minutes before half time as Colette Cavanagh volleyed fiercely into the roof of the net.
Just 45 seconds into the second half Hibs had extended the lead to 6-0 as Morrison capitalised on another error to join Napier on two goals for the day.
Stewart came close to pulling one back three minutes later when she combined with Beth McPherson before sending a curling effort onto the top of the crossbar.
McNicoll and Kilcoyne had to work hard to clear a Small effort off the line twice before Davidson sent a free kick on to the roof of the net at the other end.
Gallacher nodded over for Hibs just before the hour mark with keeper Fife nicking the ball off the head of McGinley as Farmington kept looking for a goal.
McNicoll denied Cavanagh her second from close range but Reilly was to go one better with seven minutes left when she saw her first effort parried and was more than happy to tuck home the rebound.
With a minute of normal time left Napier sealed her hat-trick to complete a torrid afternoon for Stevie Baxter’s side.
Forfar Farmington: McNicoll, White, Paterson, McGinley, Stewart (Robb 66), Smith (McPherson 46), Davidson, Bruce, Kilcoyne (Deubel 80), Cowper, Hassett (Brough 69)
Sub not used: Williamson
Hibernian: Fife, Napier, Michie, Cavanagh, Gallacher (Tweedie 66), Notley, Murray (Hunter 69), Cornet (Williamson 46), Small, Morrison (Leishman 66), Reilly
Sub not used: McGregor, Currie