Scottish League One
Forfar1Dunfermline0

Forfar Ath 1-0 Dunfermline Ath

Stephen Husband scored a sublime winner to ensure Forfar kept pace with the top two in the League One title race.

The Pars started well and Alex Whittle forced home goalkeeper Rab Douglas into a fine stop.

Darren Dods and Gavin Swankie then went close for Forfar and Dale Hilson's effort came back off the post.

The goal finally came when Husband crashed a brilliant 35-yard shot into the top corner, leaving them level on 45 points with second-placed Morton.

Stranraer still lead the way in League One on 46 points.

Line-ups

Forfar

  • 1Douglas
  • 2Travis
  • 4Malcolm
  • 5Dods
  • 3CampbellBooked at 72mins
  • 7KaderSubstituted forDenholmat 79'minutes
  • 6YoungBooked at 44minsSubstituted forDaleat 89'minutes
  • 8Husband
  • 11HilsonSubstituted forFotheringhamat 85'minutes
  • 10Swankie
  • 9Templeman

Substitutes

  • 12Fotheringham
  • 14Denholm
  • 15Dale
  • 16James
  • 17Steeves
  • 18Baxter
  • 21Salmon

Dunfermline

  • 1Scully
  • 2Geggan
  • 4Urquhart
  • 5Buchanan
  • 3WhittleSubstituted forPatersonat 40'minutesBooked at 51mins
  • 7GeorgeSubstituted forAllanat 61'minutes
  • 6McAusland
  • 10FalkinghamBooked at 44mins
  • 8Spence
  • 9Barrowman
  • 11El-BakhtaouiSubstituted forMoffatat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Millen
  • 14Paterson
  • 15Byrne
  • 16Hopkirk
  • 17Moffat
  • 18Allan
  • 20Goodfellow
Referee:
Mat Northcroft
Attendance:
1,134

Match Stats

Home TeamForfarAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Forfar Athletic 1, Dunfermline Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forfar Athletic 1, Dunfermline Athletic 0.

Attempt saved. Danny Denholm (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Stephen Husband (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic).

Michael Travis (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Moffat (Dunfermline Athletic).

Foul by Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic).

Andrew Barrowman (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. James Dale replaces Derek Young.

Attempt missed. Chris Templeman (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Iain Campbell.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Martin Fotheringham replaces Dale Hilson.

Foul by Derek Young (Forfar Athletic).

Kyle McAusland (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Danny Denholm replaces Omar Kader.

Attempt missed. Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lewis Allan (Dunfermline Athletic).

Attempt missed. Lewis Allan (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Michael Moffat replaces Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui.

Attempt saved. Gregor Buchanan (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Rab Douglas.

Attempt saved. Lewis Allan (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Chris Templeman (Forfar Athletic).

Kyle McAusland (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Lewis Allan replaces Paul George.

Attempt missed. Stephen Husband (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle McAusland (Dunfermline Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Forfar Athletic 1, Dunfermline Athletic 0. Stephen Husband (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Iain Campbell.

Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Chris Templeman.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Iain Campbell.

Booking

Jim Paterson (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

goal