Kevin Byers netted a 90th-minute screamer to earn Forfar a stunning win against Stirling and move Ian Campbell's team four points away from the Scottish Second Division relegation zone.
Martyn Fotheringham's powerful header gave Forfar a 12th-minute lead and within three minutes Bradley Coyne had doubled the deficit with a sweetly-struck volley from the edge of the box.
Kevin Kelbie pulled a goal back for the visitors, the midfielder's effort finding the net in impressive fashion from distance after Graham Weir had teed him up.
Forfar's two-goal advantage was restored 50 seconds later when Christopher Templeman marked his return from injury by slotting in from a matter of yards.
Darren Smith produced a cool finish midway through the second half to give bottom-of-the-table Stirling hope and Mark Ferry thought he had earned his team a precious point a minute from time with a superb header from 12 yards.
But just over a minute later substitute Byers smashed past Callum Reidford in the Stirling goal to steal all three points for Forfar.
: Paterson, McCulloch, Shaughnessy (Bolocheweckyj 67), Tulloch, Motion, Fotheringham (Gibson 77), Mowat, Templeman (Byers 73), Low, Coyne, Hilson.Subs Not Used: McCallum, Wilson.
: Fotheringham 12, Coyne 15, Templeman 23, Byers 90.
: Reidford, Fagan (Cook 46), Allison, McCunnie, Crawley, Smith, McSorley, Ferry, Kelbie, Weir, Davidson (Jacobs 46).Subs Not Used: Filler, Dillon, Nicholas.
: Kelbie 22, Smith 63, Ferry 89.
: Des Roache