Forfar Athletic 3-2 East Fife

Forfar Athletic came back from two goals down to beat play-off rivals East Fife in a thrilling encounter at Station Park.

Just six minutes in, Craig Johnstone put the visitors ahead after firing in an 18-yard shot to the bottom-left corner of Jack Hamilton's goal.

Paul Willis extended the Methil side's lead when he headed in after 20 minutes after connecting with a cross from David Muir.

But The Loons rallied after Darren McCormack was dismissed for a professional foul on Dale Hilson on the half-hour mark. Iain Campbell scored the resulting penalty, blistering his left-footed shot straight into the bottom-right hand corner.

Danny Denholm hit home on 56 minutes and Gavin Swankie's left-footed strike hit the top left-hand corner of the net to make it 3-2.

Forfar Athletic: Hamilton, McCulloch, Bishop, Bolochoweckyj, Iain Campbell, Hilson (Fotheringham 80), Robertson (Malin 50), Craigen, Denholm, Templeman (Ross Campbell 89), Swankie.

Subs Not Used: Scott, King.

Booked: Hilson.

Goals: Iain Campbell 33 pen, Denholm 57, Swankie 58.

East Fife: Antell, Durie, McCormack, Campbell, Johnstone, Sloan (Gormley 64), Muir, Willis, Jamieson, Samuel (Wardlaw 60), Pollock.

Subs Not Used: Collier, Ross Brown, Forster.

Sent Off: McCormack (30).

Booked: Durie, Wardlaw, Muir, Johnstone.

Goals: Johnstone 7, Willis 21.

Att: 619

Ref: Kevin Graham

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