Stranraer slumped to their second heavy defeat in a week with a four-goal mauling at home to 10-man Forfar.

Dale Hilson put the visitors ahead after only seven minutes, but the Loons lost Darren Dods 16 minutes later for a rash challenge on David McKenna.

Yet they doubled their lead through Omar Kadar's cool 35th-minute finish.

Martyn Fotheringham's 60th-minute penalty and Gavin Swankie's powerful finish from a Hilson pass ensured a defeat for the third-top Blues.

The win takes Forfar into fifth in the League One table, within three points of fourth-placed Ayr United, who thumped Stranraer 5-0 on Saturday, and the promotion play-off places.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Stranraer

  • 01 Mitchell
  • 02 Kinnaird (Longworth - 58' )
  • 03 Docherty
  • 06 Robertson Booked
  • 04 Rumsby
  • 05 MacGregor
  • 07 Winter
  • 08 Gallagher
  • 10 McKenna
  • 09 Grehan Booked (Forde - 66' )
  • 11 Stirling

Substitutes

  • 12 Longworth
  • 14 Forde
  • 15 Stirling
  • 16 Bell
  • 20 Fahey

Forfar Athletic

  • 01 Douglas
  • 02 Baxter
  • 03 Campbell
  • 06 Fusco
  • 04 Andrews
  • 05 Dods Dismissed
  • 08 Fotheringham (Dale - 61' )
  • 07 Kader (McCluskey - 80' )
  • 10 Swankie
  • 09 Templeman
  • 11 Hilson (Malin - 85' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Campbell
  • 14 Malcolm
  • 15 Malin
  • 16 McCluskey
  • 17 McCabe
  • 18 Dale
  • 20 Hill
Ref: Don Robertson
Att: 342

Match Stats

Shots

11 7

On target

4 4

Corners

8 1

Fouls

12 5

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Stranraer 0, Forfar Athletic 4.

90:00 +0:03 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Stranraer 0, Forfar Athletic 4.

87:11

Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:11

Foul by James Dale (Forfar Athletic).

85:00

Attempt missed. Mark Docherty (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

84:28 Substitution

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

83:37

Sean Winter (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:37

Foul by Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic).

81:39

Attempt saved. Mark Docherty (Stranraer) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

79:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Jamie McCluskey replaces Omar Kader.

79:04

Foul by Scott Robertson (Stranraer).

79:04

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

76:46

Scott Robertson (Stranraer) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

76:46

Attempt saved. Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

76:46

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Rab Douglas.

67:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Stranraer 0, Forfar Athletic 4. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dale Hilson.

65:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stranraer. Adam Forde replaces Martin Grehan.

64:53

Attempt missed. Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

62:38 Booking

Booking Martin Grehan (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

62:38

Foul by Martin Grehan (Stranraer).

62:38

James Dale (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:27

Foul by Sean Winter (Stranraer).

61:27

Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

60:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forfar Athletic. James Dale replaces Martyn Fotheringham.

60:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Stranraer 0, Forfar Athletic 3. Martyn Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

58:02

Penalty conceded by Scott Rumsby (Stranraer) after a foul in the penalty area.

58:02

Penalty Forfar Athletic. Dale Hilson draws a foul in the penalty area.

57:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stranraer. Jamie Longworth replaces Lloyd Kinnaird.

56:08

Foul by David MacGregor (Stranraer).

56:08

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

55:43

Foul by Sean Winter (Stranraer).

55:43

Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

53:43

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Marvin Andrews.

52:51

Attempt missed. Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

51:11

Attempt saved. Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

50:51

Martin Grehan (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:51

Foul by Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic).

48:49

Attempt saved. Scott Robertson (Stranraer) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

48:36

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Mark Baxter.

46:30

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Marvin Andrews.

45:00

Second Half begins Stranraer 0, Forfar Athletic 2.

45:00 +0:42 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Stranraer 0, Forfar Athletic 2.

44:50 Booking

Booking Scott Robertson (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

44:40

Martyn Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

44:40

Foul by Scott Robertson (Stranraer).

39:00

Martyn Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

38:52

Foul by Scott Robertson (Stranraer).

37:47

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

37:47

Foul by Andrew Stirling (Stranraer).

35:35 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Stranraer 0, Forfar Athletic 2. Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Martyn Fotheringham.

34:06

Attempt missed. Martyn Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from long range on the left is too high.

33:39

Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

33:39

Foul by Sean Winter (Stranraer).

32:49

Foul by Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic).

32:49

Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:50

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Iain Campbell.

28:46

Attempt missed. David McKenna (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

25:05

Attempt missed. Martin Grehan (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

24:44

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Iain Campbell.

23:21 Dismissal

Dismissal Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic) is shown the red card.

23:00

David McKenna (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:53

Dangerous play by Gary Fusco (Forfar Athletic).

21:18

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Marvin Andrews.

17:09

Attempt missed. Marvin Andrews (Forfar Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

16:34

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by David MacGregor.

15:27

Hand ball by Scott Robertson (Stranraer).

14:32

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Mark Baxter.

7:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Stranraer 0, Forfar Athletic 1. Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Christopher Templeman.

3:30

Attempt missed. Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

2:18

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

1:50

Foul by Scott Rumsby (Stranraer).

1:50

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

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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