Accies slipped to a disappointing 3-0 defeat away to Aberdeen but still hold their fate in their own hands.
Aberdeen Captain Chloe Fitzpatrick hit a marvellous hatrick in a game that Accies dominated large spells but looked off the pace from last weeks win at Rangers.
There are a few scenarios for Accies to stay up but simply a win v Spartans this week will do the job.
Assistant Manager Robert Watson said:
“Obviously we are very disappointed with how we played today after the game last week.
“Credit to Stefan and the Aberdeen players they deserved their win today but when we look at ourselves we can’t be happy with our performance.
“There were lots of turnovers and errors which haven’t been like us in the last few weeks and the players know themselves they can do so much better and have already shown they can this season.
“The fight is still in our own hands though. Gary and the coaching staff have just said to the players at full time while it’s not been a great day we have it in us to react the right way and make things right at training and at home to Spartans next week”.
Accies started the match brightly with Lori Gardner going close but Aberdeen started to work themselves into the match and grabbed a well taken goal with a driven shot from the edge of the box.
It could have been worse with Fleming pulling off a smart Dave before Aberdeen hit the bar just before halftime.
Accies threw everything at it but didn’t produce many moments of great quality and two excellent counter-attacks saw Aberdeen take all 3 points.