Scottish League One
ForfarForfar Athletic1DunfermlineDunfermline0

Forfar Ath 1-0 Dunfermline Ath

Stephen Husband scored a sublime winner to ensure Forfar kept pace with the top two in the League One title race.

The Pars started well and Alex Whittle forced home goalkeeper Rab Douglas into a fine stop.

Darren Dods and Gavin Swankie then went close for Forfar and Dale Hilson's effort came back off the post.

The goal finally came when Husband crashed a brilliant 35-yard shot into the top corner, leaving them level on 45 points with second-placed Morton.

Stranraer still lead the way in League One on 46 points.

Line-ups

Forfar

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Douglas
  • 2Travis
  • 4Malcolm
  • 5Dods
  • 3CampbellBooked at 72mins
  • 7KaderSubstituted forDenholmat 79'minutes
  • 6YoungBooked at 44minsSubstituted forDaleat 89'minutes
  • 8Husband
  • 11HilsonSubstituted forFotheringhamat 85'minutes
  • 10Swankie
  • 9Templeman

Substitutes

  • 12Fotheringham
  • 14Denholm
  • 15Dale
  • 16James
  • 17Steeves
  • 18Baxter
  • 21Salmon

Dunfermline

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Scully
  • 2Geggan
  • 4Urquhart
  • 5Buchanan
  • 3WhittleSubstituted forPatersonat 40'minutesBooked at 51mins
  • 7GeorgeSubstituted forAllanat 61'minutes
  • 6McAusland
  • 10FalkinghamBooked at 44mins
  • 8Spence
  • 9Barrowman
  • 11El-BakhtaouiSubstituted forMoffatat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Millen
  • 14Paterson
  • 15Byrne
  • 16Hopkirk
  • 17Moffat
  • 18Allan
  • 20Goodfellow
Referee:
Mat Northcroft
Attendance:
1,134

Match Stats

Home TeamForfarAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Forfar Athletic 1, Dunfermline Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Forfar Athletic 1, Dunfermline Athletic 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danny Denholm (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

    Stephen Husband (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic).

  6. Post update

    Michael Travis (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Michael Moffat (Dunfermline Athletic).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic).

  9. Post update

    Andrew Barrowman (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Forfar Athletic. James Dale replaces Derek Young.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Templeman (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Iain Campbell.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Martin Fotheringham replaces Dale Hilson.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Derek Young (Forfar Athletic).

  15. Post update

    Kyle McAusland (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Danny Denholm replaces Omar Kader.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Allan (Dunfermline Athletic).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lewis Allan (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.