Forfar Athletic 3-1 Stranraer

Play-off chasers Forfar Athletic saw off struggling Stranraer despite finishing the match with 10 men.

Gavin Malin gave the hosts the lead with a 20-yard drive on 18 minutes.

Omar Kader swept home Gavin Swankie's delivery and then Chris Templeman tapped in Iain Campbell's cross as Forfar built up a 3-0 half-time lead.

Craig Malcolm knocked the ball past Darren Hill to pull a goal back for Stranraer and the home side had Michael Bolochoweckyj dismissed for a foul on Michael Moore 11 minutes from the end.

Forfar: Hill, McCulloch, Bolochoweckyj, Tulloch, Iain Campbell (Robertson 66), Kader (Ross Campbell 81), Malin, Martyn Fotheringham, King (Brown 77), Swankie, Templeman. Subs Not Used: Salmon, Gregor Fotheringham.

Sent Off: Bolochoweckyj (79). Booked: McCulloch.

Goals: Malin 18, Kader 44, Templeman 45.

Stranraer: Stewart, Lloyd Kinnaird (Love 57), McKeown, Dunlop, Staunton (One 75), Winter, Gallagher, Aitken, Borris (Gribben 51), Moore, Malcolm. Subs Not Used: Cadwell, Wood.

Goals: Malcolm 63.

Att: 448

Ref: Don Robertson