Scottish League One - Play-off Semi-Final - 2nd Leg
Forfar4Annan Athletic2

Forfar Athletic 4-2 Annan Athletic (agg: 6-4)

Forfar Athletic midfielder Gavin Swankie
Gavin Swankie has scored eight goals this season

Gavin Swankie scored twice to send Forfar Athletic into the League One play-off final against Peterhead after a thrilling win over Annan Athletic.

Martyn Fotheringham played in Swankie to fire home from 12 yards before Danny Denholm drilled the second before Swankie found the top left-hand corner.

Aidan Smith pulled one back from the spot after being fouled by Grant Adam.

Darren Ramsay fired into the bottom corner for Annan, but Swankie set up Jamie Bain to settle the tie.

The 6-4 aggregte win means that Forfar, who finished runners-up in League Two after leading for much of the season, will face Peterhead, who finished second bottom in League One, over two legs to secure promotion.

Annan, who had been 2-0 up in the first leg, stay another season in the bottom tier.

SPFL play-offs
Premiership play-off semi-final, first leg, Tue 16 May, Dundee United v Falkirk (19:45)
Premiership play-off semi-final, second leg, Fri 19 May, Falkirk v Dundee United (19:45)
Championship play-off final, first leg, Wed 17 May, Brechin City v Alloa Athletic (19:35) Live on BBC ALBA
Championship play-off final, second leg, Sat 20 May, Alloa Athletic v Brechin City (17:15) Live on BBC ALBA
League One play-off final, first leg, Wed 17 May, Forfar Athletic v Peterhead (19:45)
League One play-off final, second leg, Sat 20 May, Peterhead v Forfar Athletic (15:00)
League Two play-off final, second leg, Sat 20 May, Cowdenbeath v East Kilbride (0-0) (14:00)

Line-ups

Forfar

  • 1Adam
  • 6Travis
  • 5O'Brien
  • 8Malone
  • 2Bain
  • 10SwankieBooked at 88mins
  • 4FotheringhamSubstituted forMilneat 88'minutes
  • 3McLaughlin
  • 7Cox
  • 11DenholmSubstituted forMaloneat 84'minutes
  • 9ListerSubstituted forScottat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Munro
  • 14Peters
  • 15Milne
  • 16Scott
  • 17Malone
  • 18McCawl
  • 21McGovern

Annan Athletic

  • 1Currie
  • 2Home
  • 4Krissian
  • 5Swinglehurst
  • 3StewartSubstituted forMcKennaat 74'minutes
  • 7Omar
  • 6SkeltonSubstituted forWrightat 84'minutes
  • 8Cuddihy
  • 11FlanaganSubstituted forRamsayat 57'minutesBooked at 68mins
  • 9WeathersonBooked at 24mins
  • 10Smith

Substitutes

  • 12Mitchell
  • 14McKenna
  • 15Wright
  • 16Osadolor
  • 17Lucas
  • 18Ramsay
  • 19Watson
Referee:
John McKendrick
Attendance:
665

Match Stats

Home TeamForfarAway TeamAnnan Athletic
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home22
Away14
Shots on Target
Home11
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Forfar Athletic 4, Annan Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forfar Athletic 4, Annan Athletic 2.

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Michael Travis.

Attempt blocked. Marc Scott (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Rabin Omar (Annan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Aiden Malone (Forfar Athletic).

Callum Home (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. David Cox (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Lewis Milne replaces Martyn Fotheringham.

Booking

Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic).

Raffi Krissian (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Aidan Smith (Annan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. David McKenna (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Christopher McLaughlin (Forfar Athletic).

Max Wright (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Thomas O'Brien (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Barry Cuddihy (Annan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Marc Scott replaces Jim Lister.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Aiden Malone replaces Danny Denholm.

Substitution

Substitution, Annan Athletic. Max Wright replaces Gavin Skelton.

Foul by David Cox (Forfar Athletic).

Gavin Skelton (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Darren Ramsay (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Blair Currie.

Hand ball by David McKenna (Annan Athletic).

Attempt saved. Eddie Malone (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Blair Currie.

Attempt missed. Jim Lister (Forfar Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Attempt missed. David McKenna (Annan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Annan Athletic. David McKenna replaces Jordan Stewart.

Goal!

Goal! Forfar Athletic 4, Annan Athletic 2. Jamie Bain (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gavin Swankie.

Grant Adam (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steven Swinglehurst (Annan Athletic).

David Cox (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Stewart (Annan Athletic).

Danny Denholm (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Darren Ramsay (Annan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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