Forfar held on for 30 minutes whilst down to nine men to earn a draw at Arbroath.
Michael Bolochoweckyj gave the visitors a lead in the fourth minute, neatly placing a shot into the corner from close range.
But the defender was dismissed 24 minutes later after a foul on Paul Sheerin.
The hosts were awarded a penalty after 52 minutes when Odmar Faeroe was adjudged to have fouled Derek Holmes in the area. Steven Doris fired home the spot-kick to level the scores.
Stephen Tulloch became the second Forfar player to be given his marching orders when he was shown a straight red for violent conduct after 62 minutes.
But the depleted visitors saw out the remaining half-hour to earn a point and stretch their unbeaten run to five games.
Arbroath: Morrison, Baxter, Hamilton, Malcolm, Keddie, Rennie, Kerr (Currie 73), Scott Robertson, Sheerin (Birse 81), Holmes (Gribben 59), Doris. Subs Not Used: Bullock, Sibanda.
Booked: Scott Robertson, Malcolm.
Goals: Doris 52 pen.
Forfar: Soutar, McCulloch, Iain Campbell, Bolochoweckyj, Faeroe, Ross Campbell, Tulloch, Fotheringham (Motion 77), Denholm (Kader 71), Swankie, Templeman (Sellars 77). Subs Not Used: Scott, King.
Sent Off: Bolochoweckyj (28), Tulloch (62).
Booked: Ross Campbell, McCulloch.
Goals: Bolochoweckyj 4.
Ref: Des Roache