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Airdrieonians 1-2 Forfar Athletic

Gavin Swankie completed Forfar's comeback in the last minute as they came from behind to beat Airdrie at Station Park.

The forward connected expertly with Omar Kader's cross to head home 11 seconds into injury time, just as the match seemed to be ebbing towards a hard-fought draw.

The hosts had started the brighter. James Lister connected with a Scott Gray centre in the 21st minute to head Airdrie in front from close range.

Headed goals were the order of the day as Forfar levelled midway through the second period. Jim Paterson curled in a wicked ball for Dale Hilson to convert from the edge of the box.

Both sides exchanged chances to win it before Swankie delivered the crucial intervention in the dying seconds.

Line-ups

Airdrieonians

  • 1McNeil
  • 2O'Neil
  • 4ProctorSubstituted forRichfordat 90+3'minutes
  • 6Richards-EvertonBooked at 31mins
  • 3BoyleBooked at 62mins
  • 7GrayBooked at 84mins
  • 5Gasparotto
  • 8Fitzpatrick
  • 11Watt
  • 9Lister
  • 10PruntySubstituted forParkerat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Parker
  • 14Bain
  • 15Blockley
  • 16Stewart
  • 17Ferguson
  • 18Cadden
  • 19Richford

Forfar

  • 1Douglas
  • 2Baxter
  • 5Dods
  • 4Malcolm
  • 3Paterson
  • 7Kader
  • 6HusbandSubstituted forMalinat 79'minutes
  • 8DaleBooked at 82minsSubstituted forFotheringhamat 85'minutes
  • 11DenholmSubstituted forTemplemanat 83'minutes
  • 9Hilson
  • 10Swankie

Substitutes

  • 12Fotheringham
  • 14Malin
  • 15Templeman
  • 16Dunlop
  • 17Keiller
  • 18McLellan
  • 21Salmon
Referee:
John McKendrick
Attendance:
710

Match Stats

Home TeamAirdrieoniansAway TeamForfar
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home6
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Airdrieonians 1, Forfar Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Airdrieonians 1, Forfar Athletic 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Airdrieonians. Kyle Richford replaces David Proctor.

Goal!

Goal! Airdrieonians 1, Forfar Athletic 2. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Omar Kader.

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

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Rab Douglas.

Attempt saved. Scott Gray (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Andy McNeil.

Attempt saved. Martin Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Martin Fotheringham replaces James Dale.

Booking

Scott Gray (Airdrieonians) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Scott Gray (Airdrieonians).

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Patrick Boyle (Airdrieonians).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Chris Templeman replaces Danny Denholm.

Booking

James Dale (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Liam Watt (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Dale (Forfar Athletic).

Attempt saved. Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Ben Richards-Everton.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Gavin Malin replaces Stephen Husband.

Keigan Parker (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Airdrieonians. Keigan Parker replaces Bryan Prunty.

Hand ball by James Dale (Forfar Athletic).

Ben Richards-Everton (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic).

James Lister (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Airdrieonians 1, Forfar Athletic 1. Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jim Paterson.

Attempt saved. Bryan Prunty (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Scott Gray (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephen Husband (Forfar Athletic).

Booking

Patrick Boyle (Airdrieonians) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Liam Watt (Airdrieonians).

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Liam Watt (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forfar8521149517
2Dunfermline8512135816
3Ayr84131311213
4Brechin83321511412
5Morton84041412212
6Peterhead832388011
7Stranraer82421314-110
8Stenhousemuir82241013-38
9Stirling8134919-106
10Airdrieonians8125815-75
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