Dale Hilson and Chris Templeman scored as Forfar edged past East Fife to the fourth round of the Scottish Cup.

On the stroke of half-time, Hilson fired in an opener after good work from Marvin Andrews.

Templeman doubled the lead in the 69th minute, forcing the ball over the line after East Fife had failed to clear a corner.

Craig Johnstone pulled a goal back five minutes later when he collected Stephen Hughes' pass and fired in.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Forfar Athletic

  • 01 Douglas
  • 02 Baxter
  • 03 Campbell Booked
  • 06 Fusco
  • 04 Andrews Booked (Malcolm - 65' )
  • 05 Dods
  • 07 McCluskey (Campbell - 78' )
  • 08 Malin (Dale - 73' )
  • 10 Swankie Booked
  • 09 Templeman
  • 11 Hilson

Substitutes

  • 00 Salmon
  • 12 Campbell
  • 14 McManus
  • 15 Dale
  • 16 Fotheringham
  • 17 Malcolm
  • 18 Kader

East Fife

  • 01 Andrews
  • 02 Durie
  • 03 McBride
  • 06 Campbell Booked (Clarke - 66' )
  • 05 Mbu
  • 04 Thom
  • 07 Stewart
  • 10 Hughes
  • 19 Buchanan
  • 08 Brown (Stewart - 17' )
  • 11 Johnstone (Austin - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Dutot
  • 14 Stewart
  • 15 Clarke
  • 16 Moosari
  • 17 Austin
  • 18 Lennie
  • 21 Paterson
Ref: Andrew Dallas
Att: 485

Match Stats

Shots

8 11

On target

3 4

Corners

4 6

Fouls

9 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Forfar Athletic 2, East Fife 1.

90:00 +3:03 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Forfar Athletic 2, East Fife 1.

90:00 +2:09

Foul by Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic).

90:00 +2:09

Joe Mbu (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:32

Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +1:32

Foul by Joe Mbu (East Fife).

90:00 +0:28

Attempt missed. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

89:32

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Mark Baxter.

86:00

Pat Clarke (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:57

Foul by Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic).

84:21

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Iain Campbell.

83:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. Nathan Austin replaces Craig Johnstone.

81:58

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Stephen Hughes.

81:29

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Michael Andrews.

79:28 Booking

Booking Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

78:18

Foul by Mark Baxter (Forfar Athletic).

78:18

Scott McBride (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Ross Campbell replaces Jamie McCluskey.

77:07

Attempt saved. Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

76:13

Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:13

Foul by Joe Mbu (East Fife).

73:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forfar Athletic 2, East Fife 1. Craig Johnstone (East Fife) right footed shot from long range on the right to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Stephen Hughes.

72:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forfar Athletic. James Dale replaces Gavin Malin.

72:19

Foul by Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic).

72:19

Jonathan Stewart (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:44

Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:44

Foul by Gary Thom (East Fife).

70:40

Attempt missed. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

70:18

Attempt missed. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right.

68:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forfar Athletic 2, East Fife 0. Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stuart Malcolm.

67:50

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Craig Johnstone.

67:21

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Scott Durie.

65:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. Pat Clarke replaces Steven Campbell.

64:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Stuart Malcolm replaces Marvin Andrews.

61:45

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Robert Douglas.

61:32

Attempt saved. Jonathan Stewart (East Fife) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

61:06

Attempt blocked. Steven Campbell (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

60:07

Attempt missed. Craig Johnstone (East Fife) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

57:33

Foul by Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic).

57:33

Craig Johnstone (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.

53:17 Booking

Booking Steven Campbell (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

53:10

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

53:10

Foul by Steven Campbell (East Fife).

50:50

Attempt blocked. Liam Buchanan (East Fife) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

50:26

Attempt blocked. Liam Buchanan (East Fife) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

49:31

Attempt missed. Ryan Stewart (East Fife) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

45:00

Second Half begins Forfar Athletic 1, East Fife 0.

45:00 +4:07 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Forfar Athletic 1, East Fife 0.

45:00 +2:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forfar Athletic 1, East Fife 0. Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marvin Andrews.

45:00 +1:25

Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +1:25

Foul by Scott Durie (East Fife).

45:00 +0:34

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Iain Campbell.

44:54

Foul by Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic).

44:54

Gary Thom (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:40

Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:40

Foul by Gary Thom (East Fife).

42:03

Attempt blocked. Liam Buchanan (East Fife) right footed shot from long range on the right is blocked.

40:50

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

40:50

Foul by Scott Durie (East Fife).

37:21

Foul by Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic).

37:21

Gary Thom (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:52

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

32:52

Foul by Ryan Stewart (East Fife).

29:18

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Gary Fusco.

28:12

Jamie McCluskey (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:12

Foul by Steven Campbell (East Fife).

26:12

Attempt missed. Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left.

24:50

Attempt missed. Liam Buchanan (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

17:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. Jonathan Stewart replaces Ross Brown because of an injury.

16:48 Booking

Booking Marvin Andrews (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

16:00

Ross Brown (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.

15:50

Foul by Marvin Andrews (Forfar Athletic).

12:17

Foul by Ryan Stewart (East Fife).

12:17

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

8:50

Attempt missed. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

8:00

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

7:55

Foul by Scott McBride (East Fife).

7:06 Booking

Booking Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

7:00

Craig Johnstone (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.

6:57

Foul by Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic).

5:14

Attempt saved. Ross Brown (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

4:34

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Darren Dods.

4:19

Attempt saved. Liam Buchanan (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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