A late Joe Shaughnessy header rescued a point for 10-man Forfar in a 1-1 drawwith high-flying Arbroath at Station Park.
The visitors opened the scoring on 12 minutes when Lee Sibanda swept home right-footed from a Josh Falkingham pass.
The home side's task was made more difficult 15 minutes before half-time when defender Michael Bolocheweckyj was dismissed for a second bookable offence.
Jordon Brown came close to levelling the contest five minutes after the restart but fired wide from 25 yards.
Arbroath 'keeper Darren Hill then saved from Nicky Low on 75 minutes.
But the hosts were not to be denied and snatched a point with eight minutes remaining as Shaughnessy connected with Low's inswinging corner to head past Hill.
Forfar: Paterson, Hegarty, Bolocheweckyj, Shaughnessy, Iain Campbell, Fotheringham (Ross Campbell 70), Mowat (Motion 46), Brown (Byers 69), Low, Crawford, Templeman. Subs Not Used: Mordente, Gibson.
Sent Off: Bolocheweckyj (35). Booked: Bolocheweckyj, Hegarty, Fotheringham, Templeman.
Goals: Shaughnessy 82.
Arbroath: Hill, Baxter, Malcolm, Busch, McAnespie, Sibanda (Gibson 77), Kerr, Falkingham, Brown (Bryce 64), Doris (Elfverson 83), Swankie. Subs Not Used: White, Wedderburn.
Booked: Bryce, Kerr.
Goals: Sibanda 12.
Ref: Des Roache