Scottish League One
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Stranraer 0-4 Forfar Athletic

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.

Line-ups

Stranraer

  • 1Mitchell
  • 2KinnairdSubstituted forLongworthat 58'minutes
  • 3Docherty
  • 6RobertsonBooked at 45mins
  • 4Rumsby
  • 5MacGregor
  • 7Winter
  • 8Gallagher
  • 10McKenna
  • 9GrehanBooked at 63minsSubstituted forFordeat 66'minutes
  • 11Stirling

Substitutes

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

Forfar

  • 1Douglas
  • 2Baxter
  • 3Campbell
  • 6Fusco
  • 4Andrews
  • 5DodsBooked at 24mins
  • 8FotheringhamSubstituted forDaleat 61'minutes
  • 7KaderSubstituted forMcCluskeyat 80'minutes
  • 10Swankie
  • 9Templeman
  • 11HilsonSubstituted forMalinat 85'minutes

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamStranraerAway TeamForfar
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Stranraer 0, Forfar Athletic 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stranraer 0, Forfar Athletic 4.

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

Foul by James Dale (Forfar Athletic).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Gavin Malin replaces Dale Hilson.

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

Foul by Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Jamie McCluskey replaces Omar Kader.

Foul by Scott Robertson (Stranraer).

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

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

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

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Rab Douglas.

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Adam Forde replaces Martin Grehan.

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

Booking

Martin Grehan (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Martin Grehan (Stranraer).

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

Foul by Sean Winter (Stranraer).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. James Dale replaces Martyn Fotheringham.

Goal!

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

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Jamie Longworth replaces Lloyd Kinnaird.

Foul by David MacGregor (Stranraer).

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

Foul by Sean Winter (Stranraer).

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

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Marvin Andrews.

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

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

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

Foul by Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic).

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

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Mark Baxter.

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Marvin Andrews.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers27252084147077
2Dunfermline28173861441754
3Stranraer2813694843545
4Ayr28116114752-539
5Forfar28106124745236
6Stenhousemuir28810104151-1034
7Brechin2895144556-1132
8Airdrieonians2767143149-1825
9East Fife2874172251-2925
10Arbroath2873184162-2124
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