Forfar Athletic 2-4 Arbroath

Arbroath recorded a third successive win with a thrilling victory over Forfar Athletic at Station Park.

The visitors took the lead after 16 minutes when Stuart Malcolm headed home Paul Sheerin's cross.

The Red Lichties extended their advantage just before the interval, Collin Samuel netting from inside the area.

Second-half substitute Lee Sibanda added a third after 75 minutes with a neat close-range finish.

The home side pulled a goal back on 80 minutes when Martyn Fotheringham fired home from the edge of the area.

Arbroath replied immediately, Sheerin adding a fourth after good work from Brian Kerr on the left wing.

Fotheringham claimed a second in the final minute but the hosts held firm to claim three points.

Forfar: McCallum, Ross, Bolocheweckyj (Iain Campbell 46), Shaughnessy, McCulloch, Ross Campbell, Mowat (Byers 72), Low, Hilson, Templeman, Coyne (Fotheringham 57). Subs Not Used: Paterson, Sellars.

Booked: Ross Campbell, Iain Campbell.

Goals: Fotheringham 80, 89.

Arbroath: Hill, Innes, Malcolm, Wedderburn, Baxter (McAnespie 77), Falkingham (Gibson 77), Kerr, Sheerin, Samuel (Sibanda 64), Doris, Swankie. Subs Not Used: Burns, Birse.

Booked: Malcolm, Swankie, Falkingham, Sheerin, Gibson.

Goals: Malcolm 17, Samuel 41, Sibanda 75, Sheerin 82.

Att: 794

Ref: John McKendrick

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