East Fife 4 - 3 Forfar Athletic

Saturday 1st October 2011
J Ovenstone (15)
D Muir (32)
R Ogleby (44)
R Wallace (83)
K Byers (19)
[OG] J Ovenstone (40)
J Shaughnessy (53)

Wallace settles seven-goal thriller

Ryan Wallace struck seven minutes from time to give East Fife a thrilling 4-3 victory over Forfar.

John Ovenstone put the hosts in front after 15 minutes with a header from close range but Kevin Byers levelled for the visitors four minutes later with a header of his own.

David Muir restored the home side's lead after 32 minutes with a right-foot finish from just outside the penalty area, but Ovenstone put through his own goal eight minutes later.

Robert Ogleby ensured the home side were back in front just before the break when he converted Wallace's cross from 12 yards out.

But Forfar were back on level terms eight minutes into the second half when Joe Shaughnessy nodded in Nicky Low's corner.

The game swayed back in favour of the Fifers when the visitors had Adam McHugh sent off for a professional foul on Ogleby 15 minutes from time.

And McHugh's dismissal proved to be costly when Ogleby set up Wallace, who fired home from 12 yards with a neat right-foot finish.

OfficialKevin Clancy
Attendance533
VenueBayview Stadium
Kick Off
East Fife 0 - 0 Forfar Athletic
0:25
Offside flag raised against Robert Ogleby
0:31
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
0:55
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
3:56
Foul on Mark McCulloch
4:01
Free Kick taken by Joseph Shaughnessy
4:18
Shot taken by Joseph Shaughnessy with his right foot
4:27
Save made by Mark Ridgers
7:05
Foul on Kevin Byers
7:10
Free Kick taken by Christopher Hegarty
7:56
Foul on Robert Ogleby
8:05
Free Kick taken by Robert Linn
10:03
Shot taken by Robert Linn with his right foot
10:58
Goal Kick taken by Adam McHugh
11:52
Cross from Craig Johnstone
12:08
Shot taken by Robert Ogleby from the centre penalty area
12:34
Goal Kick taken by Adam McHugh
13:37
Corner taken by Craig Johnstone using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
14:17
Shot taken by John Ovenstone from the centre penalty area
14:17
East Fife 1 - 0 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by John Ovenstone from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
17:11
Shot taken by Kevin Byers using his left foot from the right penalty area
17:47
Save made by Mark Ridgers
18:01
Shot taken by Kevin Byers from the centre penalty area
18:01
East Fife 1 - 1 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Kevin Byers from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
22:20
Corner taken by Martin Fotheringham using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
22:44
Clearance by Matthew Park
22:47
Corner taken by Martin Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
23:00
Clearance by Craig Johnstone
25:19
Goal Kick taken by Adam McHugh
28:35
Foul on Robert Ogleby
28:42
Free Kick taken by Matthew Park
30:56
Foul on Craig Johnstone
31:01
Free Kick taken by Matthew Park
31:06
BOOKING: Christopher Hegarty of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
31:51
Shot taken by David Muir with his right foot
31:51
East Fife 2 - 1 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by David Muir with his right foot to the bottom left of the goal.
33:50
Corner taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
34:12
Save made by Mark Ridgers
37:38
Goal Kick taken by Adam McHugh
38:56
Foul on Christopher Templeman
39:01
Free Kick taken by Martin Fotheringham
39:49
East Fife 2 - 2 Forfar Athletic
OWN GOAL scored by John Ovenstone with his right foot to the bottom left of the goal.
42:06
Corner taken by Craig Johnstone using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
42:23
Clearance by Michael Bolochoweckyj
42:40
Corner taken by Martin Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline
43:54
Shot taken by Robert Ogleby with his right foot from the right penalty area
43:54
East Fife 3 - 2 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Robert Ogleby with his right foot from the right penalty area to the top left of the goal.
45:00+0:53
Foul on Christopher Hegarty
45:00+0:59
Free Kick taken by Martin Fotheringham
45:00+1:12
BOOKING: Darren Smith of East Fife given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
45:00+2:00
Corner taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
45:00+2:31
Clearance by David White
Half Time
East Fife 3 - 2 Forfar Athletic
Second Half Started
East Fife 3 - 2 Forfar Athletic
47:32
Offside flag raised against Christopher Hegarty
47:38
Free Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
48:58
Offside flag raised against Christopher Templeman
49:01
Free Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
50:06
Goal Kick taken by Adam McHugh
50:45
Foul on Nicky Low
50:53
Free Kick taken by Martin Fotheringham
50:54
BOOKING: David Muir of East Fife given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
51:40
Shot taken by Martin Fotheringham with his right foot
51:49
Save made by Mark Ridgers
52:00
Corner taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
52:26
Shot taken by Joseph Shaughnessy using his left foot from the centre penalty area
52:26
East Fife 3 - 3 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Joseph Shaughnessy using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
53:41
BOOKING: Scott Durie of East Fife given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
54:08
Foul on Nicky Low
54:17
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch from the left wing
57:13
Shot taken by Craig Johnstone with his right foot from the left penalty area
57:29
Goal Kick taken by Adam McHugh
58:57
Offside flag raised against Ryan Wallace
58:59
Free Kick taken by Christopher Hegarty
60:09
Shot taken by Robert Ogleby with his right foot from the right penalty area
60:20
Save made by Adam McHugh
60:51
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman with his right foot from the left penalty area
61:07
Save made by Mark Ridgers
62:29
Foul on David Muir
62:36
Free Kick taken by Darren Smith
62:40
BOOKING: Martin Fotheringham of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
63:44
Foul on Kevin Byers
63:52
BOOKING: Craig Johnstone of East Fife given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
64:09
Free Kick taken by Christopher Hegarty
65:56
Goal Kick taken by Adam McHugh
67:17
Foul on Ryan Wallace
67:23
Free Kick taken by Ryan Wallace
68:33
Foul on Martin Fotheringham
68:38
Free Kick taken by Christopher Hegarty from the right wing
69:12
Shot taken by Joseph Shaughnessy with his right foot
69:38
Save made by Mark Ridgers
69:44
Corner taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
71:49
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman using his left foot from the centre penalty area
72:04
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
72:07
Substitution for East Fife: Andrew Cook on for Craig Johnstone
74:02
Foul on Nicky Low
74:07
Free Kick taken by Martin Fotheringham
75:17
Foul on Robert Ogleby
75:30
DISMISSAL: Adam McHugh of Forfar Athletic sent off for professional foul
76:39
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Greg Paterson on for Christopher Templeman
76:44
Free Kick taken by Ryan Wallace
78:00
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
79:34
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
82:10
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot from the centre penalty area
82:10
East Fife 4 - 3 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Ryan Wallace with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
85:17
Foul on Stephen Crawford
85:21
Free Kick taken by Stephen Crawford
85:31
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Ross Campbell on for Kevin Byers
87:22
Substitution for East Fife: Scott Dalziel on for Robert Ogleby
90:00+0:34
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
90:00+2:04
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace using his left foot
90:00+2:14
Save made by Christopher Hegarty
Full Time
East Fife 4 - 3 Forfar Athletic

East Fife

vs

Forfar Athletic

4
Goals
3
3
Assists
0
9
Shots
8
6
On Target
7
3
Off Target
1
1
Crosses
0
5
Corners
7
5
Throw Ins
7
6
Saves
2
3
Clearances
1
2
Goal Kicks
7
8
Free Kicks
12
2
Offside
2
4
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
1

East Fife

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Mark Ridgers
02.Scott Durie (54+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.John Ovenstone
04.David White
05.David Muir (51+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Craig Johnstone (64+0: Unsporting behaviour) 73+0' Tactical
07.Matthew Park
08.Darren Smith (45+2: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Robert Linn
10.Ryan Wallace
11.Robert Ogleby 88+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Robert Ogleby
13.Michael Brown
14.Andrew Cook 73+0' Tactical
15.Robert Sloan
16.Robert Sloan
17.Steven Hislop
18.Scott Dalziel 88+0' Tactical
19.Scott Dalziel

Forfar Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Adam McHugh (76+0: Professional Foul)
02.Christopher Hegarty (32+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Mark McCulloch
04.Joseph Shaughnessy
05.Nicky Low
06.Michael Bolochoweckyj
07.Michael Bolocheweckyj
08.Kevin Byers 86+0' Tactical
09.Martin Fotheringham (63+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Jordon Brown
11.Christopher Templeman 77+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Stephen Crawford
13.Greg Paterson 77+0' Tactical
14.Iain Campbell
15.David Mowat
16.Graham Gibson
17.Ross Campbell 86+0' Tactical

McQuade adds to Fife problems

Bottom-of-the-table East Fife face Forfar without striker Paul McQuade.

McQuade is suffering from a thigh strain and his absence provides a headache for manager John Robertson, who is already sweating over the fitness of Craig Johnstone and Lloyd Young.

Robertson has urged his players to find a ruthless streak as they look to move from the foot of the Division Two table.

He said: "We have simply got to be more ruthless as we have dropped points in games that we should have won or at the very least drawn.

"I am not sure if it is a confidence issue with the players in that they start getting nervous about winning.

"But we have worked with them and hopefully we can get ahead against Forfar and score a second to kill them off."

Forfar boss Dick Campbell will have to do without a trio of players.

Craig Wilson, Greg Ross and Stephen Tulloch will all miss the trip, although utility man Iain Campbell could well return following an ankle injury to offset those losses.

Campbell said: "I was not at all happy with the result last weekend (when they were beaten 2-0 at home by Dumbarton) and I let the players know it at training.

"We looked like we were going to go on a decent run of results and they flopped badly so I am looking for much, much better against John Robertson's side.

"They are a better side than their league position indicates so we need to be up for it."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Arbroath 8 11 19
2 Cowdenbeath 8 10 17
3 Stenhousemuir 8 1 14
4 Up Stirling Albion 8 2 12
5 Up Airdrieonians 8 1 10
6 Down Forfar Athletic 8 -1 10
7 Down Brechin City 8 -2 8
8 Dumbarton 7 -4 7
9 Up East Fife 8 -9 7
10 Down Albion Rovers 7 -9 5

Updated 1/10/2011 at 17:04