Dumbarton 1-0 Forfar Athletic

Struggling Forfar Athletic's Division Two survival hopes suffered a setback as goalkeeper Greg Paterson's own goal condemned them to a defeat at high-flying Dumbarton.

The first half was one of few chances, with the best opportunity falling to Forfar striker Dale Hilson as he fired wide from 12 yards.

Third-top Dumbarton gradually began to take control in the second half and were denied by a good save from Paterson, who punched away Alan Lithgow's close-range header.

Paterson would soon be the architect of Forfar's downfall, however, as he diverted Scott Agnew's left-wing corner into his own net to put the home side ahead.

The keeper's error proved to be a fatal one as Dumbarton held on for a result that leaves Forfar only one point clear of the relegation play-off spot.

Dumbarton: Grindlay, Finnie, Creaney, Lithgow, Kennedy, Mptata (Graham 68), Gilhaney, Agnew, Nicoll, Prunty (Walker 77), Dargo. Subs Not Used: Gastal, Nugent, Wallace.

Booked: Dargo,Gilhaney.

Goals: Paterson 56 og.

Forfar: Paterson, McCallum, Shaughnessy, Tulloch, Ross, Gibson (Byers 64), Hegarty (Bolocheweckyj 82), Hilson, Low (Ross Campbell 78), Templeman, Motion. Subs Not Used: McKane, Coyne.

Booked: Tulloch, Hilson.

Att: 513

Ref: Stevie O'Reilly.