Match ends, Forfar Athletic 1, Dunfermline Athletic 0.
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.
- 3CampbellBooked at 72mins
- 7KaderSubstituted forDenholmat 79'minutes
- 6YoungBooked at 44minsSubstituted forDaleat 89'minutes
- 11HilsonSubstituted forFotheringhamat 85'minutes
- 3WhittleSubstituted forPatersonat 40'minutesBooked at 51mins
- 7GeorgeSubstituted forAllanat 61'minutes
- 10FalkinghamBooked at 44mins
- 11El-BakhtaouiSubstituted forMoffatat 71'minutes
- Mat Northcroft
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Forfar Athletic 1, Dunfermline Athletic 0.
Attempt saved. Danny Denholm (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.
Stephen Husband (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic).
Michael Travis (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Michael Moffat (Dunfermline Athletic).
Foul by Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic).
Andrew Barrowman (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Forfar Athletic. James Dale replaces Derek Young.
Attempt missed. Chris Templeman (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Iain Campbell.
Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Martin Fotheringham replaces Dale Hilson.
Foul by Derek Young (Forfar Athletic).
Kyle McAusland (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Danny Denholm replaces Omar Kader.
Attempt missed. Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Lewis Allan (Dunfermline Athletic).
Attempt missed. Lewis Allan (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.