HUTCHISON VALE manager Ian McDonald admits his side must quickly turn around their form if they are to avoid being dragged into a Women’s Premier League relegation dogfight.
Vale lost 4-1 to Forfar Farmington at Station Park, extending their winless run to ten league games.
Defeat to bottom team Falkirk next up would see McDonald’s team in a four-way battle with the Bairns, Kilwinning and Buchan to survive.
He said: “The scoreline isn’t a fair reflection on the game, but it is of our performance level as our concentration must improve. I cannot fault the girls’ effort and commitment, but basic mistakes are costing us and the longer our run goes without us getting any points on the board, the more concerned I am about being dragged into a relegation battle.”
Elsewhere, Hibs Ladies kept pace with Glasgow City at the top of the table after thumping Aberdeen 6-1 at Meadowbank Stadium.
Lizzie Arnot (2), Rachel Walkingshaw, Susan Fairlie, Lucy Graham and Joelle Murray were all on target for the home side before Nikki Wright struck a late consolation for the Dons.
“It’s very pleasing to start the second half of the campaign with such a good performance and result,” commented manager Willie Kirk. “We were on the front foot from the start and had at least five shots in as many minutes.
“It took us a wee while to get the breakthrough though, as we weren’t clinical enough in front of goal, but we completely controlled the first half and I always knew the goals would come.”
Meanwhile, Celtic moved to within one point of Spartans after defeating the Edinburgh side 3-0 at Lennoxtown.