Match ends, Forfar Athletic 1, Stranraer 0.
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.
- 4TravisBooked at 82mins
- 7DenholmSubstituted forKaderat 80'minutes
- 8HusbandBooked at 76minsSubstituted forFotheringhamat 80'minutes
- 9TemplemanBooked at 75mins
- 2PettigrewBooked at 90mins
- 6AitkenSubstituted forGallagherat 72'minutes
- 8BellBooked at 77mins
- 9MalcolmSubstituted forLongworthat 72'minutes
- 10McShaneSubstituted forStoneyat 64'minutes
- Nick Walsh
- Shots on Target
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.
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.
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, Forfar Athletic. Martin Fotheringham replaces Stephen Husband.
Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Omar Kader replaces Danny Denholm.
Foul by Daniel Stoney (Stranraer).