A solitary goal 10 minutes into the second half was enough for Hamilton Academical to defeat Forfar Farmington in an evenly contested SWPL encounter at the John Cumming Stadium in Carluke.
Hamilton had the early chances, Rachel Halliday and Gillian Sloey both wasting opportunities.
Farmington’s first chance came in the 14th minute, Amy Gallacher’s low shot from the edge of the box smothered well by Megan Cunningham.
Nicky Grant fired at the keeper in the 28th minute, starting off a flurry of Forfar chances, Gallacher having her volley from Alana Bruce’s cross gathered while Bruce almost netted herself after a great run down the right towards goal.
Forfar kept pressing after the break, Gallacher doing well to win the ball but her shot from a tight angle was blocked.
Holly Napier’s corner wasn’t cleared properly allowing Kayleigh Brough to have a go at goal, Cunningham saving the attempt.
Hamilton took the lead 10 minutes into the second half, Gillian Sloey capitalising on a mistake to slip the ball under the keeper.
Farmington kept pushing to grab a deserved equaliser and almost got their reward in the final minutes, but Grant’s free kick on the corner of the box was knocked inches over by Napier.
Queen’s Park visit Station Park in two weeks in a must win game for Forfar.
Forfar Farmington: McNicoll, Cairns, Burns, White (Noble 80), McLaren, Brough, Napier, Grant, Gallacher (Dunbar 76), Webster (Russell 70), Bruce