Two goals from Darren Gribben helped Arbroath overcome Forfar in a feisty Ramsdens Cup second-round clash at Gayfield Park.
There were seven players booked - four inside the opening 35 minutes - and Forfar's Iain Campbell saw red after 61 minutes for a second bookable offence.
Arbroath snatched the lead after 22 minutes when Gribben picked out Paul Currie who drilled home from 12 yards.
The visitors levelled on the half-hour through Gavin Swankie's shot from the edge of the box, but two clinical strikes by Gribben, after 35 and 38 minutes, put Arbroath in the driving seat.
Forfar cut the arrears in the 44th minute, Keith Gibson collecting Swankie's pass before lashing a 25 yarder into the top corner.
Hill, Baxter, Travis, Keddie, Brennan, Rennie, Kerr (Sheerin 73), Currie (Sibanda 51), Mair, Holmes, Gribben (Doris 77). Subs Not Used: Bullock, Banjo.
Mair, Keddie. Goals: Currie 22, Gribben 35,38.
Soutar, McCulloch, Bolochoweckyj, Tulloch, Iain Campbell, Ross Campbell (Motion 73), Keith Gibson, Denholm (Dunlop 83), Fotheringham, Swankie, King (Templeman 73). Subs Not Used: Scott, Kader.
Iain Campbell (62).
Fotheringham, Iain Campbell, Bolochoweckyj, Tulloch, Templeman. Goals: Swankie 30, Keith Gibson 44.