Scottish League One
Forfar1Stranraer0

Forfar Athletic 1-0 Stranraer

Forfar moved above opponents Stranraer into second place in League One courtesy of a hard-fought victory.

Sean Winter came close to an early opener for the visitors, stealing in at the back post, before a Chris Aitken free-kick whistled past the upright.

Forfar broke the deadlock against the run of play after a Scott Robertson error let Gavin Swankie in.

Robertson later missed a sitter, and Martyn Fotheringham was wide for Forfar as they clung on for a crucial win.

Line-ups

Forfar

  • 1Douglas
  • 2Baxter
  • 4TravisBooked at 82mins
  • 5Dods
  • 3Campbell
  • 7DenholmSubstituted forKaderat 80'minutes
  • 6Young
  • 8HusbandBooked at 76minsSubstituted forFotheringhamat 80'minutes
  • 10Swankie
  • 9TemplemanBooked at 75mins
  • 11Hilson

Substitutes

  • 12Kader
  • 14Fotheringham
  • 15Dunlop
  • 16Dale
  • 17Malin
  • 18Hay
  • 21King

Stranraer

  • 1Mitchell
  • 2PettigrewBooked at 90mins
  • 4Robertson
  • 5McKeown
  • 3Longridge
  • 7Winter
  • 6AitkenSubstituted forGallagherat 72'minutes
  • 8BellBooked at 77mins
  • 11Gibson
  • 9MalcolmSubstituted forLongworthat 72'minutes
  • 10McShaneSubstituted forStoneyat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Longworth
  • 14Gallagher
  • 15Stirling
  • 17Russell
  • 18Stoney
  • 20Rumsby
  • 21Tobin
Referee:
Nick Walsh
Attendance:
545

Match Stats

Home TeamForfarAway TeamStranraer
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Forfar Athletic 1, Stranraer 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forfar Athletic 1, Stranraer 0.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Jackson Longridge.

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Grant Gallagher (Stranraer).

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by David Mitchell.

Attempt saved. Martin Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Craig Pettigrew (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Craig Pettigrew (Stranraer).

Attempt missed. Craig Pettigrew (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Derek Young (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) right footed shot from very close range is too high.

Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Booking

Michael Travis (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Michael Travis (Forfar Athletic).

Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Martin Fotheringham replaces Stephen Husband.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Omar Kader replaces Danny Denholm.

Foul by Daniel Stoney (Stranraer).

Mark Baxter (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Steven Bell (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Steven Bell (Stranraer).

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

Booking

Stephen Husband (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Stephen Husband (Forfar Athletic).

Booking

Chris Templeman (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Steven Bell (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Templeman (Forfar Athletic).

Foul by Frank McKeown (Stranraer).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Grant Gallagher replaces Chris Aitken.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Jamie Longworth replaces Craig Malcolm.

Attempt saved. Danny Denholm (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Scott Robertson (Stranraer).

Chris Templeman (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Gavin Swankie.

Jackson Longridge (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mark Baxter (Forfar Athletic).

Steven Bell (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Morton291631049341551
2Forfar29156843331051
3Stranraer28147748311749
4Brechin28121154233947
5Airdrieonians291110843331043
6Peterhead2812794041-143
7Dunfermline29118104034641
8Stenhousemuir2984173246-1428
9Ayr2976163348-1527
10Stirling2828182966-3714
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