Martyn Fotheringham netted a first-half brace as Forfar cruised to victory over 10-man Stenhousemuir.

The Sky Blues took the lead when Gavin Swankie steered the ball past Stenny goalkeeper Chris Smith.

The Warriors were reduced to 10 men in the 27th minute when Ross McMillan fouled Omar Kader in the box - Fotheringham scoring the spot-kick.

Forfar made it three before the break when Fotheringham curled the ball into the top right corner of Smith's net.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Forfar Athletic

  • 01 Douglas
  • 02 Fusco
  • 03 Campbell
  • 06 Faeroe
  • 04 Dods
  • 05 Malcolm
  • 07 Kader (Dale - 70' )
  • 08 Fotheringham (Malin - 70' )
  • 10 Swankie (McLelland - 80' )
  • 09 Templeman
  • 11 Hilson

Substitutes

  • 12 Malin
  • 14 Andrews
  • 15 McCabe
  • 16 Dale
  • 17 McLelland
  • 18 Hay
  • 21 Hill

Stenhousemuir

  • 01 Smith
  • 02 Devlin
  • 03 Malone Booked
  • 05 McMillan Dismissed
  • 04 Greacen
  • 06 McKinlay Booked
  • 07 Dickson
  • 08 Rowson
  • 10 Higgins (Smith - 45' )
  • 09 Gemmell (Douglas - 83' )
  • 11 Lynch

Substitutes

  • 12 Hodge
  • 14 McNeil
  • 15 Faulds
  • 16 Ferguson
  • 18 Douglas
  • 19 Smith
  • 20 Shaw
Ref: Stevie O'Reilly
Att: 485

Match Stats

Shots

13 5

On target

7 3

Corners

7 7

Fouls

8 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Forfar Athletic 3, Stenhousemuir 0.

90:00 +1:43 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Forfar Athletic 3, Stenhousemuir 0.

88:46

Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:46

Foul by David Rowson (Stenhousemuir).

85:36

Foul by Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic).

85:36

Stewart Greacen (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:18 Booking

Booking Kevin McKinlay (Stenhousemuir) is shown the yellow card.

85:08

Paul McLelland (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:08

Foul by Kevin McKinlay (Stenhousemuir).

84:12

Attempt missed. Paul McLelland (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

82:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stenhousemuir. Errol Douglas replaces John Gemmell.

79:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Paul McLelland replaces Gavin Swankie.

77:13

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Stuart Malcolm.

74:50

Foul by Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic).

74:50

Nicky Devlin (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:32

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Chris Smith.

74:17

Attempt saved. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

72:56

Attempt missed. Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

72:27

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

72:27

Foul by Eddie Malone (Stenhousemuir).

71:32

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Eddie Malone.

69:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Gavin Malin replaces Martyn Fotheringham.

69:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forfar Athletic. James Dale replaces Omar Kader.

66:38

Attempt missed. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

65:03

Foul by Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic).

65:03

Nicky Devlin (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:39

Attempt blocked. Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

61:16

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by David Rowson.

60:24

Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60:24

Foul by John Gemmell (Stenhousemuir).

58:57

Attempt saved. Darren Smith (Stenhousemuir) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

57:59

Attempt missed. Martyn Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

56:50

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Robert Douglas.

56:36

Attempt saved. Sean Lynch (Stenhousemuir) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

54:09 Booking

Booking Eddie Malone (Stenhousemuir) is shown the yellow card.

54:06

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

54:06

Foul by Eddie Malone (Stenhousemuir).

51:11

Attempt missed. Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

47:01

Foul by Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic).

47:01

Stewart Greacen (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:40

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:40

Foul by Kevin McKinlay (Stenhousemuir).

45:00

Second Half begins Forfar Athletic 3, Stenhousemuir 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stenhousemuir. Darren Smith replaces Sean Higgins.

45:00 +0:13 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Forfar Athletic 3, Stenhousemuir 0.

44:55

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Odmar Faeroe.

44:22

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Robert Douglas.

44:01

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Robert Douglas.

43:48

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Stuart Malcolm.

40:00

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Iain Campbell.

39:12

Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

39:12

Foul by Nicky Devlin (Stenhousemuir).

38:10 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forfar Athletic 3, Stenhousemuir 0. Martyn Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner.

34:29

Attempt saved. Sean Higgins (Stenhousemuir) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal.

33:41

Attempt saved. Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

31:02

Attempt saved. Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

30:49

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Eddie Malone.

27:33

Foul by Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic).

27:33

Sean Higgins (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forfar Athletic 2, Stenhousemuir 0. Martyn Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

26:46 Dismissal

Dismissal Ross McMillan (Stenhousemuir) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

26:00

Penalty Forfar Athletic. Omar Kader draws a foul in the penalty area.

25:55

Penalty conceded by Ross McMillan (Stenhousemuir) after a foul in the penalty area.

24:40

Attempt missed. Kevin McKinlay (Stenhousemuir) left footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

23:23

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Stewart Greacen.

22:14

Attempt missed. David Rowson (Stenhousemuir) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

21:26

Foul by Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic).

21:26

Sean Lynch (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:52

Hand ball by Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic).

13:08

Foul by Gary Fusco (Forfar Athletic).

13:08

Sean Higgins (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick on the right wing.

11:01

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

11:01

Foul by Sean Higgins (Stenhousemuir).

7:26

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

7:26

Foul by David Rowson (Stenhousemuir).

5:23

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Eddie Malone.

3:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forfar Athletic 1, Stenhousemuir 0. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

3:18

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Chris Smith.

3:04

Attempt saved. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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