Forfar Athletic 4-0 Stranraer

Forfar claimed their first league win of the season with a convincing victory over Stranraer in the Scottish Second Division.

Gavin Swankie opened the scoring after only eight minutes, tucking away Mark McCulloch's pass from close range.

Danny Denholm doubled the Loons' lead with a left-footed strike into the bottom corner of the net.

A Mark Staunton headed own goal made it 3-0 to Dick Campbell's side.

It could have been worse for the visitors as Martyn Fotheringham passed up the chance to increase their lead when he failed to convert from the spot after Grant Gallacher had committed a foul in the box.

Eight minutes later, Fotheringham picked up Swankie's pass to score his first of the season.

Forfar: Soutar, McCulloch, Iain Campbell, Bolochoweckyj, Tulloch, Ross Campbell (Motion 72), Fotheringham, Keith Gibson (King 65), Denholm (Kader 69), Swankie, Templeman. Subs Not Used: Scott, Dunlop.

Booked: Templeman, Ross Campbell.

Goals: Swankie 8, Denholm 50, Staunton 52 og, Fotheringham 67.

Stranraer: David Mitchell, Staunton, Dunlop, McKeown, Love, Winter, Gallagher, Christopher Aitken, Borris (Kinnaird 71), Moore (Forde 60), Malcolm (Wright 82). Subs Not Used: Cadwell, Agnew.

Booked: McKeown.

Att: 449

Ref: Greg Aitken (Scotland).