Vale fear drop after winless run goes on

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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 

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 

“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.