Scottish League One
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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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Forfar Athletic 1, Stranraer 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Forfar Athletic 1, Stranraer 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Jackson Longridge.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Grant Gallagher (Stranraer).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by David Mitchell.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Booking

    Craig Pettigrew (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Craig Pettigrew (Stranraer).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    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.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Booking

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Michael Travis (Forfar Athletic).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Martin Fotheringham replaces Stephen Husband.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Omar Kader replaces Danny Denholm.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Stoney (Stranraer).