Forfar suffered a late scare against in a victory over bottom side Arbroath at Gayfield.

Dale Hilson fired home after 13 minutes, then Gavin Swankie added two more taking his tally to nine for the season.

Alan Cookpulled one back for the Red Lichties with a bullet drive

Leighton McIntosh put Arbroath within touching distance of a remarkable comeback, when he fired low to close the gap.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Arbroath

  • 01 Wood
  • 02 Little
  • 03 Hamilton (Cook - 62' )
  • 04 Nicoll Booked
  • 05 Travis Booked
  • 06 Keddie
  • 07 Linn Booked
  • 08 Chisholm Booked
  • 10 McManus
  • 09 Mcintosh
  • 11 Sheerin (Deuchar - 61' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Deuchar
  • 14 Banjo
  • 15 Yao
  • 16 Scott
  • 17 Cook
  • 18 Robertson
  • 21 Wilson

Forfar Athletic

  • 01 Douglas
  • 02 Baxter
  • 03 Campbell Booked
  • 08 Faeroe
  • 04 Malcolm
  • 05 Dods
  • 07 Fotheringham (Dale - 68' )
  • 06 Fusco
  • 10 Swankie
  • 09 Templeman (Andrews - 81' )
  • 11 Hilson (Campbell - 59' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Campbell
  • 14 Andrews
  • 15 Kader
  • 16 Dale
  • 17 McCabe
  • 18 McCluskey
  • 20 Hill
Ref: Kevin Graham
Att: 823

Match Stats

Shots

15 9

On target

5 5

Corners

11 1

Fouls

9 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Arbroath 2, Forfar Athletic 3.

90:00 +4:44 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Arbroath 2, Forfar Athletic 3.

90:00 +4:27

Attempt missed. Paul McManus (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

90:00 +2:19

Alan Cook (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +2:19

Foul by Mark Baxter (Forfar Athletic).

89:23 Booking

Booking Ross Chisholm (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

89:00

Attempt missed. Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

86:29

Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).

86:29

Gary Fusco (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:40

Attempt saved. Ross Campbell (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

84:10

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Odmar Faeroe.

83:56

Attempt blocked. Alan Cook (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

83:34

Paul McManus (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:34

Foul by Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic).

81:43 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Arbroath 2, Forfar Athletic 3. Leighton Mcintosh (Arbroath) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bobby Linn.

81:01

Attempt missed. Kenny Deuchar (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

80:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Marvin Andrews replaces Christopher Templeman.

79:50

Attempt missed. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

79:03 Booking

Booking Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

79:00

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

78:53

Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).

76:14

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Michael Travis.

76:04

Attempt blocked. Ross Campbell (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

72:36

Attempt saved. Alex Keddie (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

71:25

Ross Chisholm (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

71:25

Foul by Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic).

68:53 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Arbroath 1, Forfar Athletic 3. Alan Cook (Arbroath) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Paul McManus.

67:26 Substitution

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

65:51 Booking

Booking Michael Travis (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

65:38

Foul by Michael Travis (Arbroath).

65:38

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

64:43

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Stuart Malcolm.

64:31

Attempt blocked. Alan Cook (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

63:21

Richard Little (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:21

Foul by Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic).

61:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arbroath. Alan Cook replaces Colin Hamilton.

60:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arbroath. Kenny Deuchar replaces Paul Sheerin.

58:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Ross Campbell replaces Dale Hilson because of an injury.

58:09

Attempt missed. Leighton Mcintosh (Arbroath) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the right.

57:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Arbroath 0, Forfar Athletic 3. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

55:57

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Gary Fusco.

51:37

Ross Chisholm (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:37

Foul by Martyn Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic).

50:52 Booking

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

50:43

Bobby Linn (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:43

Foul by Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic).

49:06 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Arbroath 0, Forfar Athletic 2. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dale Hilson.

48:15

Attempt missed. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

47:52

Paul McManus (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:52

Foul by Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic).

45:25

Attempt saved. Martyn Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

45:00

Second Half begins Arbroath 0, Forfar Athletic 1.

45:00 +1:02 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Arbroath 0, Forfar Athletic 1.

44:42

Foul by Paul McManus (Arbroath).

44:42

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

41:25 Booking

Booking Bobby Linn (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

40:41

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

40:29

Foul by Bobby Linn (Arbroath).

39:46

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Martyn Fotheringham.

38:47

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Rab Douglas.

38:27

Attempt saved. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

35:42

Foul by Leighton Mcintosh (Arbroath).

35:42

Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:06

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

32:11

Attempt saved. Alex Keddie (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

31:44

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Stuart Malcolm.

31:00

Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:58

Foul by Gary Fusco (Forfar Athletic).

29:02

Attempt missed. Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

26:36

Foul by Bobby Linn (Arbroath).

26:36

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

23:16

Foul by Bobby Linn (Arbroath).

23:16

Gary Fusco (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:33

Attempt missed. Alex Keddie (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

20:18

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Gavin Swankie.

19:21

Attempt missed. Paul Sheerin (Arbroath) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is too high from a direct free kick.

18:41

Leighton Mcintosh (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:41

Foul by Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic).

17:06

Foul by Paul Sheerin (Arbroath).

17:06

Gary Fusco (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

15:07

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Iain Campbell.

14:22

Bobby Linn (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:22

Foul by Mark Baxter (Forfar Athletic).

12:45 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Arbroath 0, Forfar Athletic 1. Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gavin Swankie.

11:08

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Martyn Fotheringham.

7:06

Attempt blocked. Leighton Mcintosh (Arbroath) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

5:42

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Stuart Malcolm.

1:48

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Gary Fusco.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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