Scottish League One
ForfarForfar Athletic0ArbroathArbroath2

Two quick-fire goals kept bottom side Arbroath's relegation play-off hopes alive with a win over Forfar Athletic.

A loss for the Red Lichties would have meant automatic relegation, but player-manager Paul Sheerin opened the scoring in the 24th minute.

Kenny Deuchar doubled the visitors' lead two minutes later, tucking away Bobby Linn's pass after finding space in the penalty area.

Both sides squandered chances after the break as Arbroath secured the win.

Line-ups

Forfar

  • 1Hill
  • 2Baxter
  • 3Campbell
  • 6FuscoSubstituted forMalinat 46'minutes
  • 4Malcolm
  • 5Dods
  • 7HilsonBooked at 72mins
  • 8DaleSubstituted forKaderat 46'minutes
  • 11DugganSubstituted forCampbellat 68'minutes
  • 9Templeman
  • 10Swankie

Substitutes

  • 12Campbell
  • 14Andrews
  • 15Malin
  • 16Kader
  • 17McCluskey
  • 18Gibson
  • 20Douglas

Arbroath

  • 1Morrison
  • 2Travis
  • 3HamiltonBooked at 16mins
  • 4ChisholmBooked at 82mins
  • 5McGeever
  • 6Keddie
  • 7LinnBooked at 58minsSubstituted forLittleat 85'minutes
  • 10CookSubstituted forBanjoat 74'minutes
  • 9DeucharSubstituted forMcintoshat 76'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 8McManus
  • 11Sheerin

Substitutes

  • 12Banjo
  • 14Robertson
  • 15Little
  • 16Yao
  • 17Mcintosh
  • 18Scott
  • 21Wood
Referee:
Des Roache
Attendance:
833

Match Stats

Home TeamForfarAway TeamArbroath
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Forfar Athletic 0, Arbroath 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Forfar Athletic 0, Arbroath 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  4. Booking

    Leighton Mcintosh (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic).

  6. Post update

    Ross Chisholm (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Banjo (Arbroath) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Arbroath. Richard Little replaces Bobby Linn.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gavin Malin (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Alex Keddie.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Gavin Malin (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  12. Booking

    Ross Chisholm (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ross Chisholm (Arbroath).

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Gavin Malin.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Leighton Mcintosh (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Arbroath. Leighton Mcintosh replaces Kenny Deuchar.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Arbroath. David Banjo replaces Alan Cook.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul McManus (Arbroath) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.