Stenhousemuir 2 - 3 Forfar Athletic

Saturday 14th January 2012
R McMillan (42)
[OG] M McCulloch (71)
C Templeman (43, 80)
M Fotheringham (90)

Warriors stunned by Forfar

Strugglers Forfar scored in the 90th minute to edge a five-goal thriller at promotion hopefuls Stenhousemuir.

Despite the win, the Loons remain rooted to the bottom of the Scottish Second Division table, but it gives them renewed belief going into their next match at home to Cowdenbeath.

The Warriors, coming off the back of a crushing 7-0 loss to Ross County, opened the scoring through Ross McMillan in the 42nd minute, the defender rising highest to head in Sean Dickson's corner.

But a minute later Forfar were level through top scorer Christopher Templeman, who grabbed his 10th league goal of the season with a fine header from Nicky Low's cross.

The hosts regained the lead in the 71st minute when Mark McCulloch put the ball into his own net, but Templeman was on hand nine minutes later to slot the ball home from close range.

Martyn Fotheringham then drilled in a dramatic winner from inside the box to claim the points for Forfar.

OfficialDes Roache
Attendance454
VenueOchilview Park
Kick Off
Stenhousemuir 0 - 0 Forfar Athletic
0:22
Cross from Jamie Campbell
0:26
Clearance by David Mowat
1:30
Foul on Dale Hilson
1:34
Free Kick taken by Greg Ross
1:47
Cross from Greg Ross
1:51
Shot taken by Joseph Shaughnessy
2:10
Save made by Christopher McCluskey
3:20
Cross from Stephen Tulloch
3:32
Corner taken by Greg Ross with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
3:52
Goal Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
4:19
Foul on Michael Bolochoweckyj
4:25
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
4:41
Goal Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
9:38
Offside flag raised against Paul Quinn
9:39
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
11:05
Foul on Jamie Campbell
11:09
Free Kick taken by Sean Dickson from the right wing
11:17
Cross from Sean Dickson
11:26
Clearance by Michael Bolochoweckyj
12:36
Cross from Kevin McKinlay
12:39
Block taken by Mark McCulloch
12:42
Corner taken by Paul McHale with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
13:07
Clearance by Stephen Tulloch
13:21
Cross from Brown Ferguson
13:23
Clearance by Michael Bolochoweckyj
13:26
Cross from Paul Quinn
13:31
Clearance by Michael Bolochoweckyj
14:28
Goal Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
16:05
Goal Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
18:10
Offside flag raised against Christopher Templeman
18:11
Free Kick taken by Kevin McKinlay
18:33
Cross from Sean Dickson
19:09
Foul on Paul Quinn
19:16
Free Kick taken by Brown Ferguson
19:30
Cross from Brown Ferguson
19:48
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
21:41
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
22:29
Foul on Sean Dickson
22:37
Free Kick taken by Kevin McKinlay
23:54
Shot taken by Dale Hilson using his left foot
24:11
Goal Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
24:56
Foul on Ross Campbell
25:04
Free Kick taken by Nicky Low from the left wing
25:18
Cross from Nicky Low
25:30
Foul on Ross McMillan
25:36
Free Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
26:02
Corner taken by Greg Ross with his right foot from the left byline
26:26
Shot taken by Joseph Shaughnessy from the centre penalty area
26:42
Goal Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
28:16
Foul on Brown Ferguson
28:22
Free Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
29:34
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
29:54
Foul on Ross McMillan
29:59
Free Kick taken by Ross McMillan
30:17
Cross from Stewart Kean
30:24
Clearance by Michael Bolochoweckyj
30:27
Corner taken by Paul McHale with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
30:45
Cross from Paul McHale
30:48
Clearance by Michael Bolochoweckyj
31:26
Cross from Sean Dickson
31:30
Clearance by Michael Bolochoweckyj
32:04
Foul on Sean Dickson
32:10
Free Kick taken by Sean Dickson
33:11
Foul on Joseph Shaughnessy
33:20
Free Kick taken by Marc McCallum
35:11
Offside flag raised against Paul Quinn
35:12
Free Kick taken by Joseph Shaughnessy
37:37
Cross from Stephen Tulloch
38:03
Foul on Ross McMillan
38:10
Free Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
38:45
Cross from Sean Dickson
38:48
Clearance by Joseph Shaughnessy
39:07
Shot taken by Dale Hilson with his right foot
39:25
Goal Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
40:30
Cross from Brown Ferguson
40:33
Clearance by Joseph Shaughnessy
40:38
Shot taken by Brown Ferguson with his right foot from the right penalty area
40:50
Block taken by Marc McCallum
40:55
Corner taken by Sean Dickson using his left foot from the right byline
41:07
Shot taken by Ross McMillan from the right six yard line
41:07
Stenhousemuir 1 - 0 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Ross McMillan from the right six yard line going centre high of the goal.
42:12
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman from the centre penalty area
42:12
Stenhousemuir 1 - 1 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Christopher Templeman from the centre penalty area going centre high of the goal.
43:15
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
43:49
Foul on Ross McMillan
43:56
Free Kick taken by Ross McMillan
44:31
Shot taken by Stewart Kean with his right foot from the centre penalty area
44:41
Save made by Marc McCallum
Half Time
Stenhousemuir 1 - 1 Forfar Athletic
Second Half Started
Stenhousemuir 1 - 1 Forfar Athletic
45:30
Cross from David Mowat
45:34
Clearance by Jamie Campbell
46:14
Foul on Ross Campbell
46:20
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
46:47
Shot taken by Stewart Kean with his right foot from the right penalty area
46:59
Save made by Marc McCallum
47:33
Foul on Ross Campbell
47:41
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch from the right wing
47:50
Cross from Ross Campbell
47:56
Goal Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
48:39
Shot taken by Brown Ferguson with his right foot
48:59
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
50:21
Cross from Paul McHale
50:23
Clearance by Joseph Shaughnessy
50:40
Cross from Paul McHale
50:42
Clearance by Mark McCulloch
51:34
Cross from Sean Dickson
51:36
Clearance by Nicky Low
52:16
Cross from Paul McHale
52:19
Save made by Marc McCallum
52:35
Cross from Nicky Low
52:38
Clearance by Ross McMillan
52:52
Cross from Ross Campbell
52:55
Clearance by Martyn Corrigan
53:10
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Grant Plenderleith on for Paul Quinn
56:08
Corner taken by Sean Dickson using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
57:05
Cross from Paul McHale
57:30
Hand Ball taken by Ross McMillan
57:32
Free Kick taken by Marc McCallum
57:43
Shot taken by Stewart Kean with his right foot
58:01
Corner taken by Sean Dickson using his left foot from the right byline
58:12
Cross from Brown Ferguson
58:14
Clearance by Stephen Tulloch
59:38
Goal Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
60:22
Foul on Christopher Templeman
60:27
Free Kick taken by Nicky Low
60:39
Cross from Nicky Low
60:46
Clearance by Ross McMillan
60:50
Corner taken by Greg Ross with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
61:03
Save made by Christopher McCluskey
62:14
Cross from Jamie Campbell
62:17
Save made by Marc McCallum
62:34
Cross from Mark McCulloch
62:36
Clearance by Ross McMillan
63:23
Corner taken by Sean Dickson using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
63:45
Clearance by David Mowat
63:50
Foul on Dale Hilson
63:58
Free Kick taken by Stephen Tulloch
65:44
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Iain Thomson on for Jamie Campbell
68:27
Foul on Ross McMillan
68:32
Free Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
69:25
Offside flag raised against Nicky Low
69:26
Free Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
70:33
Stenhousemuir 2 - 1 Forfar Athletic
OWN GOAL scored by Mark McCulloch using his left foot going centre low of the goal.
74:07
Cross from Nicky Low
74:10
Clearance by Ross McMillan
75:12
Offside flag raised against Stewart Kean
75:13
Free Kick taken by Marc McCallum
75:45
Goal Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
75:57
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Martyn Fotheringham on for Stephen Tulloch
79:18
Shot taken by Dale Hilson using his left foot from the right penalty area
79:31
Save made by Christopher McCluskey
79:47
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman using his left foot from the left six yard line
79:47
Stenhousemuir 2 - 2 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Christopher Templeman using his left foot from the left six yard line to the bottom left of the goal.
81:02
Shot taken by Grant Plenderleith using his left foot from the left penalty area
81:16
Save made by Marc McCallum
81:51
Cross from Kevin Motion
81:55
Clearance by Ross McMillan
82:01
Shot taken by Martyn Fotheringham with his right foot
82:27
Corner taken by Martyn Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline
82:52
Shot taken by Michael Bolochoweckyj from the centre penalty area
83:06
Save made by Christopher McCluskey
83:57
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Alan Lawson on for Sean Dickson
84:49
Cross from Paul McHale
84:55
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
87:01
Shot taken by Kevin Byers with his right foot
87:23
Corner taken by Martyn Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline
87:43
Shot taken by Michael Bolochoweckyj with his right foot from the centre penalty area
88:02
Goal Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
88:39
Offside flag raised against Christopher Templeman
88:41
Free Kick taken by Christopher McCluskey
89:12
Shot taken by Martyn Fotheringham with his right foot from the left six yard line
89:12
Stenhousemuir 2 - 3 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Martyn Fotheringham with his right foot from the left six yard line to the bottom left of the goal.
90:00+0:27
Cross from Paul McHale
90:00+0:31
Clearance by Mark McCulloch
Full Time
Stenhousemuir 2 - 3 Forfar Athletic
Result
Stenhousemuir 2 - 3 Forfar Athletic

Stenhousemuir

vs

Forfar Athletic

2
Goals
3
1
Assists
3
7
Shots
12
5
On Target
6
2
Off Target
6
21
Crosses
12
6
Corners
5
39
Throw Ins
26
4
Saves
5
7
Clearances
16
11
Goal Kicks
6
0
Blocks
2
13
Free Kicks
12
3
Offside
3
1
Hand Balls
0

Stenhousemuir

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Christopher McCluskey
02.William Lyle
03.Martyn Corrigan
04.Ross McMillan
05.Kevin McKinlay
06.Brown Ferguson
07.Jamie Campbell 66+0' Tactical
08.Paul McHale
09.Sean Dickson 84+0' Tactical
10.Stewart Kean
11.Paul Quinn 54+0' Injury

Substitutes

12.Alistair Brown
13.Alan Lawson 84+0' Tactical
14.Grant Plenderleith 54+0' Injury
15.Iain Thomson 66+0' Tactical
16.Stuart Love

Forfar Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Marc McCallum
02.Mark McCulloch
03.Joseph Shaughnessy
04.Stephen Tulloch 76+0' Tactical
05.Michael Bolochoweckyj
06.Michael Bolocheweckyj
07.Ross Campbell
08.Greg Ross
09.David Mowat
10.Nicky Low
11.Christopher Templeman

Substitutes

12.Dale Hilson
13.Greg Paterson
14.Craig Wilson
15.Kevin Motion
16.Kevin Byers
17.Martyn Fotheringham 76+0' Tactical

Rodgers suspended for Warriors

Stenhousemuir will be without the suspended Andy Rodgers for the visit of Forfar.

However, Ross McMillan can play despite his dismissal at Ross County last week, as his suspension is to be served in next season's Scottish Cup.

Warriors manager David Irons is still waiting on fitness news on David Murray and Eric Paton, while assistant boss Kevin McGoldrick has asked the Ochilview players to make their home ground a fortress again.

McGoldrick said: "We had a fantastic home record until fairly recently when we drew with Airdrie and lost to Cowdenbeath.

"We have won six times there so far this season and we are looking to make that seven against a Forfar side that will be far from happy about being bottom of the league."

Rock-bottom Forfar will include midfielder Chris Hegarty in their matchday squad after suspension.

The Loons also welcome back three loan players who were not permitted to play in their last outing in the Scottish Cup against Aberdeen, with Dundee United goalkeeper Marc McCallum included along with Joe Shaughnessy and Nicky Low.

Station Park boss Dick Campbell has had enough of his side being at the foot of the table, saying: "This game cannot come quick enough as we want to get a win and three points to start off a run up the table.

"Stenhousemuir have been very strong at home all season but it is about time that we delivered more this season."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 19 25 41
2 Arbroath 18 12 33
3 Stenhousemuir 19 4 28
4 Up Dumbarton 18 -2 25
5 Down Airdrieonians 20 -4 24
6 Down Brechin City 19 -4 24
7 Albion Rovers 19 -6 21
8 East Fife 17 -12 20
9 Stirling Albion 16 -7 18
10 Forfar Athletic 17 -6 17

Updated 14/01/2012 at 16:59

 

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