Forfar Athletic 1 - 2 Stenhousemuir

Saturday 3rd March 2012
N Low (56)B Ferguson (13)
S Kean (53)

Rare success on the road for Warriors

Stenhousemuir recorded their first win in four games with a 2-1 victory at Forfar.

David Irons' side, who had won just three away games in the league this season prior to the clash, took the lead at Station Park thanks to Brown Ferguson's first goal since November.

The away team's advantage was doubled eight minutes after half-time when Stewart Kean applied an emphatic finish to Sean Fitzharris' assist to claim his 10th goal of the season.

Three minutes later, Nicky Low converted Greg Ross' right-wing cross to bring the Loons back into the game.

Dale Hilson had the best chance to level the scores after 63 minutes but he failed to force his header past Alistair Brown in the Stenhousemuir goal, as the Warriors managed to hold onto their advantage to stay fourth in the table.

OfficialMat Northcroft
Attendance374
VenueStation Park
Kick Off
Forfar Athletic 0 - 0 Stenhousemuir
0:25
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
1:31
Shot taken by Martin Fotheringham using his left foot from the right penalty area
1:47
Block taken by Iain Thomson
1:57
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman with his right foot from the right penalty area
2:38
Foul on Sean Fitzharris
2:44
Free Kick taken by Paul McHale from the centre penalty area
3:00
Corner taken by Paul McHale using his left foot from the left byline going out of play
3:21
Clearance by Iain Campbell
3:37
Cross from Iain Campbell
3:40
Clearance by Alistair Brown
5:04
Foul on Kenny Deuchar
5:11
Free Kick taken by Brown Ferguson from the right wing
5:31
Cross from Brown Ferguson
5:47
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
6:46
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
9:02
Corner taken by Martin Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline
9:24
Save made by Alistair Brown
12:11
Shot taken by Brown Ferguson with his right foot from the centre penalty area
12:11
Forfar Athletic 0 - 1 Stenhousemuir
GOAL scored by Brown Ferguson with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
14:56
Foul on Iain Campbell
15:01
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell from the left wing
15:58
Corner taken by Paul McHale using his left foot from the left byline
16:15
Corner taken by Paul McHale with his right foot from the right byline
16:42
Save made by Greg Paterson
17:54
Foul on Stewart Kean
18:01
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
18:37
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
20:51
Corner taken by Christopher Templeman with his right foot from the right byline
21:21
Save made by Alistair Brown
22:42
Foul on Mark McCulloch
22:52
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
23:15
Corner taken by Martin Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline
23:37
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
25:28
Foul on Nicky Low
25:32
BOOKING: Paul McHale of Stenhousemuir given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
25:52
Free Kick taken by Nicky Low
26:35
Shot taken by Nicky Low with his right foot
26:48
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
27:20
Shot taken by Kenny Deuchar with his right foot
27:43
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
28:03
Foul on Sean Fitzharris
28:11
Free Kick taken by Kevin McKinlay
28:38
Shot taken by Kevin McKinlay using his left foot
28:57
Save made by Greg Paterson
29:35
Foul on Sean Fitzharris
29:44
Free Kick taken by Sean Fitzharris from the right wing
30:12
Shot taken by Brown Ferguson with his right foot
30:27
Save made by Greg Paterson
31:03
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Eric Paton on for Brown Ferguson
37:12
Shot taken by Stewart Kean with his right foot from the centre penalty area
37:27
Block taken by David Mowat
37:40
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
39:03
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
39:30
Foul on Kenny Deuchar
39:37
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton
39:53
Cross from Sean Fitzharris
39:56
Clearance by Martin Fotheringham
41:39
Offside flag raised against Kenny Deuchar
41:41
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
42:13
Foul on Iain Thomson
42:21
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
42:49
Foul on Christopher Templeman
42:54
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
43:30
Hand Ball taken by Christopher Templeman
43:39
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
44:20
Shot taken by Kenny Deuchar with his right foot from the centre penalty area
44:30
Save made by Greg Paterson
Half Time
Forfar Athletic 0 - 1 Stenhousemuir
Second Half Started
Forfar Athletic 0 - 1 Stenhousemuir
45:31
Offside flag raised against Stewart Kean
45:33
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
46:43
Offside flag raised against Kenny Deuchar
46:46
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
47:16
Offside flag raised against Bradley Coyne
47:19
Free Kick taken by Iain Thomson
48:39
Cross from Alan Lawson
48:42
Clearance by Mark McCulloch
50:48
Cross from Martin Fotheringham
50:54
Clearance by Sean Fitzharris
51:25
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman from the centre penalty area
51:38
Save made by Alistair Brown
52:51
Shot taken by Stewart Kean using his left foot from the centre penalty area
52:51
Forfar Athletic 0 - 2 Stenhousemuir
GOAL scored by Stewart Kean using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the top left of the goal.
55:06
Cross from Greg Ross
55:07
Clearance by Paul McHale
55:32
Cross from Greg Ross
55:43
Clearance by Paul McHale
55:47
Shot taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the right penalty area
55:47
Forfar Athletic 1 - 2 Stenhousemuir
GOAL scored by Nicky Low using his left foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
57:08
Cross from Alan Lawson
57:11
Clearance by Christopher Hegarty
57:55
Shot taken by Kenny Deuchar with his right foot
58:11
Save made by Greg Paterson
58:24
Hand Ball taken by Stewart Kean
58:27
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
59:29
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Stephen Murray on for Sean Fitzharris
63:07
Shot taken by Dale Hilson from the centre penalty area
63:23
Save made by Alistair Brown
63:30
Foul on Paul McHale
63:43
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
63:44
BOOKING: Christopher Templeman of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
66:13
BOOKING: Kenny Deuchar of Stenhousemuir given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
70:00
Corner taken by Martin Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline
71:48
Foul on Nicky Low
71:58
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell from the left wing
72:12
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
73:32
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
75:16
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Graham Gibson on for Bradley Coyne
75:52
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
77:30
Hand Ball taken by Alan Lawson
77:33
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
79:13
BOOKING: Alan Lawson of Stenhousemuir given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
79:53
Foul on Paul McHale
80:02
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
82:02
Foul on Nicky Low
82:13
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
84:05
Cross from Greg Ross
84:09
Clearance by Ross McMillan
84:59
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Andrew Rodgers on for Paul McHale
87:16
Offside flag raised against Nicky Low
87:18
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
87:53
Foul on Dale Hilson
87:55
BOOKING: Ross McMillan of Stenhousemuir given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
88:39
Free Kick taken by Martin Fotheringham
89:29
Foul on Ross McMillan
89:33
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
90:00+1:21
Foul on Kevin McKinlay
90:00+1:29
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
Full Time
Forfar Athletic 1 - 2 Stenhousemuir

Forfar Athletic

vs

Stenhousemuir

1
Goals
2
1
Assists
2
6
Shots
8
4
On Target
6
2
Off Target
2
5
Crosses
4
4
Corners
3
23
Throw Ins
21
5
Saves
4
4
Clearances
5
6
Goal Kicks
6
1
Blocks
1
12
Free Kicks
14
2
Offside
3
1
Hand Balls
2
1
Yellow Cards
4

Forfar Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Greg Paterson
02.Greg Ross
03.Mark McCulloch
04.Iain Campbell
05.David Mowat
06.Christopher Hegarty
07.Martin Fotheringham
08.Nicky Low
09.Dale Hilson
10.Christopher Templeman (64+0: Unsporting behaviour)
11.Bradley Coyne 76+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Marc McCallum
13.Craig Wilson
14.Kevin Motion
15.Kevin Byers
16.Graham Gibson 76+0' Tactical

Stenhousemuir

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alistair Brown
02.William Lyle
03.Ross McMillan (88+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Alan Lawson (80+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Iain Thomson
06.Kevin McKinlay
07.Brown Ferguson 32+0' Injury
08.Paul McHale (26+0: Unsporting behaviour) 85+0' Tactical
09.Sean Fitzharris 60+0' Tactical
10.Kenny Deuchar (67+0: Unsporting behaviour)
11.Stewart Kean

Substitutes

12.Sean Diamond
13.Eric Paton 32+0' Injury
14.Stephen Murray 60+0' Tactical
15.Gary Smith
16.Andrew Rodgers 85+0' Tactical

Bolochoweckyj to miss Warriors showdown

Forfar's Michael Bolochoweckyj is suspended for their clash with visitors Stenhousemuir.

The Loons looking to build on Tuesday's win over East Fife and keep heading towards mid-table respectability.

Defenders Joe Shaughnessy and Jamie Bishop miss out through knee injuries, striker Ross Campbell also remains absent with a knock with Barry Sellars a doubt.

Station Park assistant manager Ian Campbell said: "We played well the other night and deserved our win and that followed on from a good opening 45 minutes against Albion Rovers.

"We still need wins to move upwards in the table and that has to be our aim against Stenhousemuir."

"It should be a good game as they will be looking for a win to keep hold of their play-off spot."

Stenhousemuir welcome on-loan Livingston striker Kenny Deuchar to their ranks as they look to end a run of three straight defeats that has seen them slip 10 points behind Dumbarton in third place.

The Warriors are also boosted by the return of Eric Paton and the availability of Kevin McKinlay after a head knock, however Sean Dickson is out with a thigh strain.

Assistant manager Kevin McGoldrick said: "We did not deserve to take anything from Dumbarton in midweek but we need to pick up points and get going again.

"We have to start games better than we have been doing as we lost a goal within a minute in midweek and were chasing the game after that."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 26 31 53
2 Arbroath 27 26 52
3 Dumbarton 26 8 45
4 Stenhousemuir 26 2 37
5 East Fife 26 -6 34
6 Brechin City 26 -5 33
7 Airdrieonians 27 -7 30
8 Forfar Athletic 26 -14 26
9 Up Stirling Albion 26 -15 26
10 Down Albion Rovers 26 -20 23

Updated 3/03/2012 at 17:02