Scottish League One
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Forfar Athletic 1-0 Stranraer

Dale Hilson's 10th goal of the season was enough for Forfar to see off play-off rivals Stranraer.

Hilson tucked away a neat low finish on 15 minutes to condemn Stranraer to a third loss in a row.

Forfar goalkeeper Rab Douglas fumbled an effort from Sean Winter shortly afterwards but the Blues could not take advantage.

And the veteran home custodian went on to make a string of saves to deny Andrew Stirling and Steven Bell.

Line-ups

Forfar

  • 1Douglas
  • 2Baxter
  • 3Campbell
  • 6Fusco
  • 4Andrews
  • 5Malcolm
  • 7KaderSubstituted forSmithat 70'minutes
  • 8FotheringhamSubstituted forMalinat 70'minutes
  • 11Hilson
  • 9Templeman
  • 10SwankieSubstituted forDaleat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Dale
  • 14McCabe
  • 15McCluskey
  • 16Malin
  • 17Smith
  • 18McLelland
  • 20Hill

Stranraer

  • 1Mitchell
  • 4Rumsby
  • 3Docherty
  • 6Bell
  • 2MacGregor
  • 5McKeown
  • 7WinterSubstituted forBorrisat 75'minutes
  • 8Gallagher
  • 10LongworthSubstituted forFordeat 85'minutes
  • 9GrehanBooked at 80mins
  • 11Stirling

Substitutes

  • 12McKenna
  • 14Kinnaird
  • 15Stirling
  • 16Borris
  • 17Forde
  • 20Fahey
Referee:
Mat Northcroft
Attendance:
422

Match Stats

Home TeamForfarAway TeamStranraer
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Forfar Athletic 1, Stranraer 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forfar Athletic 1, Stranraer 0.

Craig Smith (Forfar Athletic) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by David Mitchell.

Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Borris (Stranraer).

Attempt saved. Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Adam Forde replaces Jamie Longworth.

Attempt missed. Martin Grehan (Stranraer) with an attempt from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Borris.

Booking

Martin Grehan (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Martin Grehan (Stranraer).

Foul by Ryan Borris (Stranraer).

Gavin Malin (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Ryan Borris (Stranraer) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. James Dale replaces Gavin Swankie.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Ryan Borris replaces Sean Winter.

Attempt missed. Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) right footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Craig Smith (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Docherty (Stranraer).

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Craig Smith replaces Omar Kader.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Gavin Malin replaces Martyn Fotheringham.

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Steven Bell (Stranraer).

Attempt missed. Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Frank McKeown.

Attempt saved. Steven Bell (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic).

Martin Grehan (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Martyn Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from long range on the right is too high.

Attempt blocked. Mark Docherty (Stranraer) right footed shot from long range on the left is blocked.

Foul by Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic).

Frank McKeown (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rangers2927207583
2Dunfermline2917391554
3Stranraer2913610445
4Ayr2912611042
5Forfar2911612339
6Stenhousemuir2991010-837
7Brechin299515-1332
8Airdrieonians297715-2028
9East Fife297418-3425
10Arbroath297319-2224
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