Scottish League One
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Forfar Athletic 2-0 Airdrieonians

Forfar Athletic climbed to the top of the Scottish League One table with victory over Airdrieonians.

The Loons took the lead when Martyn Fotheringham fired in a low shot.

After the break, Airdrie pushed for an equaliser and Luca Gasparotto's right-footed effort from the left of the penalty area arrowed just past Rab Douglas' goal.

Michael Dunlop sealed Forfar's win when he found the top-right corner of the goal with a close-range header.

The result means Forfar now sit two points above rivals Stranraer with just three matches of the season left following the latter's defeat at Dunfermline.

Line-ups

Forfar

  • 1Douglas
  • 2Dunlop
  • 4Travis
  • 5Dods
  • 3Campbell
  • 7KaderSubstituted forDenholmat 80'minutes
  • 6YoungSubstituted forDaleat 89'minutes
  • 8FotheringhamBooked at 52minsSubstituted forHusbandat 90+1'minutes
  • 10Swankie
  • 9Templeman
  • 11HilsonBooked at 72mins

Substitutes

  • 12Husband
  • 14Dale
  • 15Malin
  • 16Denholm
  • 17Malcolm
  • 18Hay
  • 21King

Airdrieonians

  • 1McNeil
  • 2Bain
  • 5Gasparotto
  • 6Lindsay
  • 3BoyleSubstituted forO'Neilat 53'minutes
  • 4Docherty
  • 8Fitzpatrick
  • 7Blockley
  • 11McHugh
  • 10FraserSubstituted forWattat 84'minutes
  • 9Prunty

Substitutes

  • 12Gray
  • 14Morton
  • 15Boyle
  • 16Watt
  • 18O'Neil
  • 19Stewart
  • 21Ferguson
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
772

Match Stats

Home TeamForfarAway TeamAirdrieonians
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home6
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Forfar Athletic 2, Airdrieonians 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forfar Athletic 2, Airdrieonians 0.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Bain (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by James Dale (Forfar Athletic).

Jamie Bain (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Rab Douglas.

Attempt saved. Robert McHugh (Airdrieonians) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Stephen Husband replaces Martin Fotheringham.

Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robert McHugh (Airdrieonians).

Goal!

Goal! Forfar Athletic 2, Airdrieonians 0. Michael Dunlop (Forfar Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Darren Dods.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. James Dale replaces Derek Young.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Chris O'Neil.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Andy McNeil.

Attempt saved. Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Airdrieonians. Liam Watt replaces Scott Fraser.

Attempt missed. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Danny Denholm replaces Omar Kader.

Foul by Michael Dunlop (Forfar Athletic).

Scott Fraser (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Michael Dunlop (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bryan Prunty (Airdrieonians).

Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robert McHugh (Airdrieonians).

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Liam Lindsay.

Attempt missed. Nathan Blockley (Airdrieonians) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

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

Foul by Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic).

Ross Docherty (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Michael Travis (Forfar Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

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

Foul by Luca Gasparotto (Airdrieonians).

Foul by Michael Dunlop (Forfar Athletic).

Liam Lindsay (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Chris O'Neil.

Foul by Derek Young (Forfar Athletic).

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

Attempt missed. Luca Gasparotto (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Michael Travis.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forfar33196855361963
2Stranraer33187853332061
3Morton331931158391960
4Brechin331413652411155
5Airdrieonians3313101047371049
6Dunfermline33139114339448
7Peterhead33139114950-148
8Ayr3377193857-1928
9Stenhousemuir3384213655-1928
10Stirling3338223276-4417
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