Scottish League One
Forfar0Arbroath2

Forfar Athletic 0-2 Arbroath

Two quick-fire goals kept bottom side Arbroath's relegation play-off hopes alive with a win over Forfar Athletic.

A loss for the Red Lichties would have meant automatic relegation, but player-manager Paul Sheerin opened the scoring in the 24th minute.

Kenny Deuchar doubled the visitors' lead two minutes later, tucking away Bobby Linn's pass after finding space in the penalty area.

Both sides squandered chances after the break as Arbroath secured the win.

Line-ups

Forfar

  • 1Hill
  • 2Baxter
  • 3Campbell
  • 6FuscoSubstituted forMalinat 46'minutes
  • 4Malcolm
  • 5Dods
  • 7HilsonBooked at 72mins
  • 8DaleSubstituted forKaderat 46'minutes
  • 11DugganSubstituted forCampbellat 68'minutes
  • 9Templeman
  • 10Swankie

Substitutes

  • 12Campbell
  • 14Andrews
  • 15Malin
  • 16Kader
  • 17McCluskey
  • 18Gibson
  • 20Douglas

Arbroath

  • 1Morrison
  • 2Travis
  • 3HamiltonBooked at 16mins
  • 4ChisholmBooked at 82mins
  • 5McGeever
  • 6Keddie
  • 7LinnBooked at 58minsSubstituted forLittleat 85'minutes
  • 10CookSubstituted forBanjoat 74'minutes
  • 9DeucharSubstituted forMcintoshat 76'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 8McManus
  • 11Sheerin

Substitutes

  • 12Banjo
  • 14Robertson
  • 15Little
  • 16Yao
  • 17Mcintosh
  • 18Scott
  • 21Wood
Referee:
Des Roache
Attendance:
833

Match Stats

Home TeamForfarAway TeamArbroath
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Forfar Athletic 0, Arbroath 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forfar Athletic 0, Arbroath 2.
Attempt missed. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Leighton Mcintosh (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic).
Ross Chisholm (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. David Banjo (Arbroath) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Richard Little replaces Bobby Linn.
Attempt missed. Gavin Malin (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Alex Keddie.
Attempt blocked. Gavin Malin (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Ross Chisholm (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.
Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ross Chisholm (Arbroath).
Attempt blocked. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Gavin Malin.
Attempt missed. Leighton Mcintosh (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Leighton Mcintosh replaces Kenny Deuchar.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. David Banjo replaces Alan Cook.
Attempt missed. Paul McManus (Arbroath) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.
Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Paul McManus (Arbroath).

Booking

Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic).
Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Stuart Malcolm.
Attempt blocked. Alan Cook (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Paul McManus (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Paul Sheerin (Arbroath).

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Ross Campbell replaces Chris Duggan.
Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Kenny Deuchar (Arbroath).
Foul by Gavin Malin (Forfar Athletic).
Alan Cook (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Ross Chisholm (Arbroath) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Foul by Chris Duggan (Forfar Athletic).
Michael Travis (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Ryan McGeever.

Booking

Bobby Linn (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.
Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Alex Keddie.
Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Scott Morrison.
Attempt missed. Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Paul Sheerin (Arbroath).
Attempt saved. Kenny Deuchar (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Paul McManus (Arbroath) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Gavin Malin replaces Gary Fusco.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Omar Kader replaces James Dale.

Second Half

Second Half begins Forfar Athletic 0, Arbroath 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Forfar Athletic 0, Arbroath 2.
Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Stuart Malcolm.
Foul by Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic).
Kenny Deuchar (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Paul Sheerin (Arbroath).
Foul by Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic).
Alan Cook (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Paul Sheerin.
Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Stuart Malcolm.
Attempt blocked. Kenny Deuchar (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box is blocked.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rangers3331208495
2Dunfermline34185111359
3Stranraer3413912148
4Ayr3313713-146
5Stenhousemuir34111211-1045
6Forfar3411716-740
7Brechin3411617-1339
8Airdrieonians3410915-1339
9East Fife349520-3432
10Arbroath349421-2031
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