Forfar Athletic 2 - 4 Arbroath

Saturday 11th February 2012
M Fotheringham (80, 89)S Malcolm (17)
C Samuel (41)
L Sibanda (75)
P Sheerin (82)

Three in a row for Red Lichties

Arbroath recorded a third successive win with a thrilling 4-2 victory over Forfar at Station Park.

The visitors took the lead after 16 minutes when Stuart Malcolm headed home Paul Sheerin's cross.

The Red Lichties extended their lead just before the interval, Collin Samuel netting from inside the area.

Second-half substitute Lee Sibanda added a third after 75 minutes with a neat close-range finish.

The home side pulled a goal back on 80 minutes when Martyn Fotheringham fired home from the edge of the area.

Arbroath replied immediately, Sheerin adding a fourth after good work from Brian Kerr on the left wing.

Fotheringham claimed a second in the final minute but the hosts held firm to claim three points.

OfficialJohn McKendrick
Attendance794
VenueStation Park
Kick Off
Forfar Athletic 0 - 0 Arbroath
0:09
Foul on Dale Hilson
0:09
Foul on Dale Hilson
0:16
Free Kick taken by Ross Campbell
0:16
Free Kick taken by Ross Campbell
0:30
Shot taken by Collin Samuel with his right foot
0:41
Save made by Marc McCallum
1:06
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
4:47
Foul on Michael Bolochoweckyj
5:00
Free Kick taken by Nicky Low
5:08
Shot taken by Joseph Shaughnessy with his right foot from the centre penalty area
5:26
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
7:42
Corner taken by Dale Hilson with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
8:13
Clearance by Craig Wedderburn
9:39
Foul on Brian Kerr
9:46
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr
10:08
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left byline
10:21
Clearance by Joseph Shaughnessy
12:40
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman using his left foot
12:51
Save made by Darren Hill
13:34
Offside flag raised against Collin Samuel
13:38
Free Kick taken by Greg Ross
14:53
Foul on Steven Doris
15:00
Free Kick taken by Craig Wedderburn
15:23
Shot taken by Steven Doris with his right foot
15:34
Save made by Marc McCallum
15:55
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
16:16
Shot taken by Stuart Malcolm from the right six yard line
16:16
Forfar Athletic 0 - 1 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Stuart Malcolm from the right six yard line going centre low of the goal.
17:24
Corner taken by Dale Hilson with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
17:47
Clearance by Collin Samuel
21:36
Offside flag raised against Joshua Falkingham
21:38
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
23:09
Corner taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
23:43
Shot taken by Joseph Shaughnessy with his right foot from the right penalty area
24:03
Save made by Darren Hill
24:39
Corner taken by Nicky Low with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
24:54
Clearance by Brian Kerr
25:42
Foul on Nicky Low
25:48
Free Kick taken by Nicky Low
26:48
Foul on Craig Wedderburn
26:57
Free Kick taken by Craig Wedderburn
29:54
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
30:00
Free Kick taken by Mark Baxter
30:32
Shot taken by Collin Samuel with his right foot from the centre penalty area
30:56
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
32:22
Offside flag raised against Bradley Coyne
32:24
Free Kick taken by Stuart Malcolm
33:29
Foul on Steven Doris
33:38
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr
34:20
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
34:41
Clearance by Joseph Shaughnessy
34:57
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left byline
35:16
Clearance by David Mowat
36:38
Foul on David Mowat
36:56
Free Kick taken by Nicky Low
37:09
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
38:17
Foul on Ross Campbell
38:23
Free Kick taken by Nicky Low
40:25
Foul on Steven Doris
40:34
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin
40:57
Shot taken by Collin Samuel with his right foot from the left penalty area
40:57
Forfar Athletic 0 - 2 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Collin Samuel with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
45:00+0:24
BOOKING: Ross Campbell of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
Half Time
Forfar Athletic 0 - 2 Arbroath
45:01
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Iain Campbell on for Michael Bolochoweckyj
Second Half Started
Forfar Athletic 0 - 2 Arbroath
46:14
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
46:19
Free Kick taken by Stuart Malcolm from the left wing
47:03
Foul on Steven Doris
47:18
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin from the right wing
47:26
Cross from Paul Sheerin
47:29
Clearance by Joseph Shaughnessy
48:48
Shot taken by Steven Doris using his left foot from the left penalty area
49:04
Save made by Marc McCallum
49:45
Foul on Gavin Swankie
49:50
Free Kick taken by Mark Baxter
50:41
Corner taken by Christopher Templeman using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
52:55
Corner taken by Mark McCulloch using his left foot from the left byline short of the target
53:44
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
54:08
Clearance by Joseph Shaughnessy
55:25
Shot taken by Ross Campbell using his left foot from the left penalty area
55:46
Save made by Darren Hill
55:53
Corner taken by Iain Campbell with his right foot from the right byline
56:37
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Martin Fotheringham on for Bradley Coyne
57:46
Shot taken by Joseph Shaughnessy with his right foot
58:05
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
58:34
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
60:04
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
61:51
Foul on Nicky Low
62:01
Free Kick taken by Martin Fotheringham
62:13
Cross from Martin Fotheringham
62:23
Save made by Darren Hill
62:58
Shot taken by Iain Campbell with his right foot
63:15
Substitution for Arbroath: Lee Sibanda on for Collin Samuel
63:55
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
64:10
Foul on Dale Hilson
64:19
Free Kick taken by Dale Hilson
64:58
Cross from Martin Fotheringham
65:01
Save made by Darren Hill
66:19
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie using his left foot from the right penalty area
66:34
Save made by Marc McCallum
66:46
Foul on Iain Campbell
66:54
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
66:56
BOOKING: Stuart Malcolm of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
68:19
Corner taken by Martin Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline
68:36
Clearance by Stuart Malcolm
71:25
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Kevin Byers on for David Mowat
71:47
Foul on Kevin Byers
72:09
Free Kick taken by Christopher Templeman
72:14
BOOKING: Gavin Swankie of Arbroath given yellow card for dissent
72:32
Corner taken by Martin Fotheringham with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
73:36
Foul on Dale Hilson
73:48
Free Kick taken by Dale Hilson
74:07
Shot taken by Lee Sibanda with his right foot from the right penalty area
74:07
Forfar Athletic 0 - 3 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Lee Sibanda with his right foot from the right penalty area to the top right of the goal.
76:48
BOOKING: Joshua Falkingham of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
76:55
Substitution for Arbroath: Kieran McAnespie on for Mark Baxter
78:14
Foul on Keith Gibson
78:23
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
78:48
Foul on Dale Hilson
78:59
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
79:09
Shot taken by Martin Fotheringham using his left foot from the left penalty area
79:09
Forfar Athletic 1 - 3 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Martin Fotheringham using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
81:29
Foul on Brian Kerr
81:36
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr
81:52
Shot taken by Paul Sheerin with his right foot from the left penalty area
81:52
Forfar Athletic 1 - 4 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Paul Sheerin with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
83:24
Foul on Lee Sibanda
83:35
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr
83:41
BOOKING: Iain Campbell of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
84:39
Shot taken by Nicky Low using his left foot
84:48
Save made by Darren Hill
86:29
Shot taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the left penalty area
86:38
Save made by Darren Hill
87:36
Foul on Keith Gibson
87:47
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
88:16
Foul on Kevin Byers
88:24
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
88:39
Shot taken by Martin Fotheringham with his right foot from the right penalty area
88:39
Forfar Athletic 2 - 4 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Martin Fotheringham with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
90:00+1:43
BOOKING: Paul Sheerin of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+2:12
BOOKING: Keith Gibson of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
Full Time
Forfar Athletic 2 - 4 Arbroath

Forfar Athletic

vs

Arbroath

2
Goals
4
1
Assists
3
10
Shots
9
7
On Target
8
3
Off Target
1
2
Crosses
1
9
Corners
6
33
Throw Ins
11
4
Saves
7
5
Clearances
4
1
Goal Kicks
6
15
Free Kicks
14
1
Offside
2
2
Yellow Cards
5

Forfar Athletic

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Marc McCallum
02.Greg Ross
03.Joseph Shaughnessy
04.Mark McCulloch
05.Michael Bolochoweckyj 45+0' Tactical
06.Michael Bolocheweckyj
07.Ross Campbell (45+1: Unsporting behaviour)
08.David Mowat 72+0' Tactical
09.Nicky Low
10.Dale Hilson
11.Christopher Templeman

Substitutes

12.Bradley Coyne 57+0' Tactical
13.Greg Paterson
14.Iain Campbell (84+0: Unsporting behaviour) 45+0' Tactical
15.Barry Sellars
16.Martin Fotheringham 57+0' Tactical
17.Kevin Byers 72+0' Tactical

Arbroath

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Darren Hill
02.Chris Innes
03.Stuart Malcolm (67+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Craig Wedderburn
05.Mark Baxter 77+0' Tactical
06.Mark Baxter
07.Joshua Falkingham (77+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Brian Kerr
09.Paul Sheerin (90+2: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Collin Samuel 64+0' Tactical
11.Steven Doris

Substitutes

12.Gavin Swankie (73+0: Dissent)
13.Darryl Burns
14.Keith Gibson (90+3: Unsporting behaviour)
15.Lee Sibanda 64+0' Tactical
16.Kieran McAnespie 77+0' Tactical
17.Connor Birse

Last 5 Meetings

Campbell eager for derby points

Lowly Forfar host high-flying neighbours Arbroath with midfielder Barry Sellars included in their squad for the first time since joining the club for a third time.

Chris Hegarty misses out through suspension, however, as eighth meets second in the Scottish Second Division.

Manager Dick Campbell said: "I know what my team will be and I am fairly sure I know what their team will be so I want to get it started.

"This is a big game for us as I believe we can still climb the table and get to the play-offs and it is a big game for them if they want to challenge (leaders) Cowdenbeath.

"With no injuries this is the strongest we have been all season and now I want to use that strength to hit a high consistent level."

Arbroath will include Chris Innes in their squad for the short trip.

The former Kilmarnock, Dundee United and Inverness defender, 35, joined the club this week and may start as Beau Busch has picked up a knock.

Busch could join injured duo Michael White and Jordan Elfverson on the sidelines.

Red Lichties manager Paul Sheerin said: "This is a tough game in a tough week in a tough month. They will be really keen to move up the league and Dick Campbell (Forfar boss) will have them fired up so we need to stay strong.

"We have to ensure that we play our normal game and not been harried out of things due to the frantic nature of a derby occasion."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 21 27 44
2 Arbroath 21 21 42
3 Stenhousemuir 21 4 31
4 Dumbarton 20 0 31
5 Airdrieonians 23 -2 28
6 East Fife 21 -10 27
7 Brechin City 20 -4 25
8 Up Albion Rovers 22 -13 22
9 Down Forfar Athletic 20 -7 21
10 Stirling Albion 21 -16 19

Updated 11/02/2012 at 17:04