Scottish League One
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Stranraer 0-4 Forfar Athletic

Stranraer slumped to their second heavy defeat in a week with a four-goal mauling at home to 10-man Forfar.

Dale Hilson put the visitors ahead after only seven minutes, but the Loons lost Darren Dods 16 minutes later for a rash challenge on David McKenna.

Yet they doubled their lead through Omar Kadar's cool 35th-minute finish.

Martyn Fotheringham's 60th-minute penalty and Gavin Swankie's powerful finish from a Hilson pass ensured a defeat for the third-top Blues.

The win takes Forfar into fifth in the League One table, within three points of fourth-placed Ayr United, who thumped Stranraer 5-0 on Saturday, and the promotion play-off places.

Line-ups

Stranraer

  • 1Mitchell
  • 2KinnairdSubstituted forLongworthat 58'minutes
  • 3Docherty
  • 6RobertsonBooked at 45mins
  • 4Rumsby
  • 5MacGregor
  • 7Winter
  • 8Gallagher
  • 10McKenna
  • 9GrehanBooked at 63minsSubstituted forFordeat 66'minutes
  • 11Stirling

Substitutes

  • 12Longworth
  • 14Forde
  • 15Stirling
  • 16Bell
  • 20Fahey

Forfar

  • 1Douglas
  • 2Baxter
  • 3Campbell
  • 6Fusco
  • 4Andrews
  • 5DodsBooked at 24mins
  • 8FotheringhamSubstituted forDaleat 61'minutes
  • 7KaderSubstituted forMcCluskeyat 80'minutes
  • 10Swankie
  • 9Templeman
  • 11HilsonSubstituted forMalinat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Campbell
  • 14Malcolm
  • 15Malin
  • 16McCluskey
  • 17McCabe
  • 18Dale
  • 20Hill
Referee:
Don Robertson
Attendance:
342

Match Stats

Home TeamStranraerAway TeamForfar
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stranraer 0, Forfar Athletic 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stranraer 0, Forfar Athletic 4.

  3. Post update

    Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by James Dale (Forfar Athletic).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Docherty (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Gavin Malin replaces Dale Hilson.

  7. Post update

    Sean Winter (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic).

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mark Docherty (Stranraer) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Jamie McCluskey replaces Omar Kader.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Scott Robertson (Stranraer).

  12. Post update

    Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Scott Robertson (Stranraer) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Rab Douglas.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Stranraer 0, Forfar Athletic 4. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dale Hilson.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Stranraer. Adam Forde replaces Martin Grehan.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  19. Booking

    Martin Grehan (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Martin Grehan (Stranraer).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers27252084147077
2Dunfermline28173861441754
3Stranraer2813694843545
4Ayr28116114752-539
5Forfar28106124745236
6Stenhousemuir28810104151-1034
7Brechin2895144556-1132
8Airdrieonians2767143149-1825
9East Fife2874172251-2925
10Arbroath2873184162-2124
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