Scottish League One - Play-off Final - 1st Leg
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Forfar Athletic 2-1 Peterhead

Martyn Fotheringham
Martyn Fotheringham scored Forfar's equaliser

Forfar Athletic came from behind to take a lead into their League One play-off final second leg against Peterhead.

Rory McAllister reacted quickly to fire in Jamie Stevenson's corner and give Peterhead a first-half advantage.

The visitors went down to 10 men when Michael McMullin's booking for simulation - his second caution - was followed by a red card.

Martyn Fotheringham levelled with a 30-yard shot and Michael Travis headed Forfar's winner on the night.

The two sides will meet again at Balmoor on Saturday.

Other chances at Station Park fell to Stevenson, whose powerful free-kick was kept out by goalkeeper Grant Adam after McAllister's opener, and Forfar's Tom O'Brien, who was denied at 1-1 by goalkeeper Graeme Smith.

Michael McMullin is sent off
Peterhead played most of the second half a man down after McMullin's red card

Line-ups

Forfar

  • 1Adam
  • 2BainBooked at 83mins
  • 5O'Brien
  • 6TravisBooked at 72mins
  • 3McLaughlin
  • 7Cox
  • 8Malone
  • 4FotheringhamBooked at 81minsSubstituted forPetersat 85'minutes
  • 11Denholm
  • 9ListerSubstituted forMilneat 85'minutes
  • 10SwankieSubstituted forMaloneat 65'minutes

Substitutes

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

Peterhead

  • 1Smith
  • 2ReidBooked at 44minsSubstituted forMcIntoshat 57'minutes
  • 4Strachan
  • 5Gordon
  • 3McMullinBooked at 51mins
  • 7StevensonSubstituted forBlockleyat 61'minutes
  • 6BrownBooked at 47mins
  • 8Redman
  • 11Anderson
  • 10BrownSubstituted forRossat 52'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 9McAllisterBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 12Riley
  • 14Ferry
  • 15McIntosh
  • 16Smith
  • 17Ross
  • 18Blockley
  • 21Hobday
Referee:
Stephen Finnie
Attendance:
958

Match Stats

Home TeamForfarAway TeamPeterhead
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home16
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Forfar Athletic 2, Peterhead 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forfar Athletic 2, Peterhead 1.

Foul by Rory McAllister (Peterhead).

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

Attempt saved. Jamie Redman (Peterhead) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Josh Peters (Forfar Athletic).

Liam Gordon (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Thomas O'Brien.

Attempt missed. David Cox (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from very close range misses to the right.

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

Foul by Jamie Redman (Peterhead).

Booking

Rory McAllister (Peterhead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Rory McAllister (Peterhead).

Michael Travis (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Lewis Milne (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

Foul by Leighton McIntosh (Peterhead).

David Cox (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Josh Peters replaces Martyn Fotheringham.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Lewis Milne replaces Jim Lister.

Booking

Jamie Bain (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Scott Ross (Peterhead) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Martyn Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Scott Ross (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Martyn Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic).

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Michael Travis.

Goal!

Goal! Forfar Athletic 2, Peterhead 1. Michael Travis (Forfar Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jamie Bain with a cross.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Graeme Smith.

Attempt saved. Thomas O'Brien (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Rory McAllister (Peterhead) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Rory McAllister (Peterhead) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Michael Travis (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Rory McAllister (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Travis (Forfar Athletic).

Ryan Strachan (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jim Lister (Forfar Athletic).

Nathan Blockley (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Cox (Forfar Athletic).

Attempt missed. Jim Lister (Forfar Athletic) header from the right side of the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Leighton McIntosh (Peterhead).

Christopher McLaughlin (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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