Forfar Athletic 2-4 Arbroath

Arbroath claimed victory in a six-goal thriller against fellow promotion-chasers Forfar Athletic.

Steven Doris converted from close range to hand the Red Lichties the lead but Danny Denholm ensured the scores were level going at the break when he found the bottom corner from the left-hand side of the penalty area.

Chris Templeman put the hosts in front on 55 minutes, Gavin Swankie once more the provider, but the lead lasted just a minute as Colin Hamilton's left-footed finish levelled matters.

Paul Sheerin, who claimed an assist for the equaliser, delivered the corner from which Michael Travis headed Arbroath 3-2 in front.

And the visitors made sure of victory a minute from time when Sheerin got on the scoresheet with a superb strike from 25 yards.

Arbroath remain just inside the promotion play-off zone and three points ahead of Forfar, who have a game in hand.

Forfar: Hill, McCulloch, Faeroe, Tulloch, Iain Campbell, Kader (Brown 63), Malin (King 76), Martyn Fotheringham (Robertson 64), Denholm, Templeman, Swankie. Subs Not Used: Salmon, Gregor Fotheringham.

Booked: Tulloch.

Goals: Denholm 30, Templeman 55.

Arbroath: Morrison, Baxter, Travis, Keddie, Hamilton, Smith (Rennie 58), Kerr (Scott Robertson 25), Chisholm, Sheerin, Holmes (Bayne 67), Doris. Subs Not Used: Bullock, Sibanda.

Booked: Smith, Chisholm.

Goals: Doris 7, Hamilton 56, Travis 73, Sheerin 89.

Att: 770

Ref: Euan Anderson

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