Scottish League One
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Forfar Athletic 1-0 Stranraer

Dale Hilson's 10th goal of the season was enough for Forfar to see off play-off rivals Stranraer.

Hilson tucked away a neat low finish on 15 minutes to condemn Stranraer to a third loss in a row.

Forfar goalkeeper Rab Douglas fumbled an effort from Sean Winter shortly afterwards but the Blues could not take advantage.

And the veteran home custodian went on to make a string of saves to deny Andrew Stirling and Steven Bell.

Line-ups

Forfar

  • 1Douglas
  • 2Baxter
  • 3Campbell
  • 6Fusco
  • 4Andrews
  • 5Malcolm
  • 7KaderSubstituted forSmithat 70'minutes
  • 8FotheringhamSubstituted forMalinat 70'minutes
  • 11Hilson
  • 9Templeman
  • 10SwankieSubstituted forDaleat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Dale
  • 14McCabe
  • 15McCluskey
  • 16Malin
  • 17Smith
  • 18McLelland
  • 20Hill

Stranraer

  • 1Mitchell
  • 4Rumsby
  • 3Docherty
  • 6Bell
  • 2MacGregor
  • 5McKeown
  • 7WinterSubstituted forBorrisat 75'minutes
  • 8Gallagher
  • 10LongworthSubstituted forFordeat 85'minutes
  • 9GrehanBooked at 80mins
  • 11Stirling

Substitutes

  • 12McKenna
  • 14Kinnaird
  • 15Stirling
  • 16Borris
  • 17Forde
  • 20Fahey
Referee:
Mat Northcroft
Attendance:
422

Match Stats

Home TeamForfarAway TeamStranraer
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Forfar Athletic 1, Stranraer 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Forfar Athletic 1, Stranraer 0.

  3. Post update

    Craig Smith (Forfar Athletic) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by David Mitchell.

  5. Post update

    Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Borris (Stranraer).

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Stranraer. Adam Forde replaces Jamie Longworth.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Martin Grehan (Stranraer) with an attempt from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Borris.

  14. Booking

    Martin Grehan (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Martin Grehan (Stranraer).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Borris (Stranraer).

  18. Post update

    Gavin Malin (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Borris (Stranraer) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Forfar Athletic. James Dale replaces Gavin Swankie.

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