Forfar Athletic 1 - 4 East Fife

Saturday 7th April 2012
K Byers (32)S Dalziel (15, 90+2)
R Wallace (18, 53)

Fifers grateful for Dalziel and Wallace

Scott Dalziel and Ryan Wallace both scored twice as East Fife inflicted a heavy 4-1 defeat on relegation-threatened Forfar, who slipped to just two points from the bottom of the Second Division table.

Dalziel put the visitors ahead with a clinical finish after latching on to Neil Janczyk's pass from the left in the 15th minute.

Janczyk was once again the provider three minutes later, his cross finding Wallace who headed into the top corner to double the Fifers lead.

Kevin Byers halved the deficit with a powerful strike after 32 minutes, but Wallace collected Darren Smith's pass eight minutes into the second half before firing past Forfar goalkeeper Greg Paterson to restore the away side's two-goal lead.

Substitute Craig Johnstone set up Dalziel to secure the win for John Robertson's team two minutes into injury time, condemning the hosts to their third defeat in four games.

OfficialFrank McDermott
Attendance559
VenueStation Park
Kick Off
Forfar Athletic 0 - 0 East Fife
0:41
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot from the right penalty area
0:51
Save made by Greg Paterson
1:21
Corner taken by Iain Campbell using his left foot from the right byline
1:27
Clearance by Neil Janczyk
2:02
Shot taken by Steven Campbell with his right foot from the right penalty area
2:10
Save made by Greg Paterson
3:08
Cross from Martyn Fotheringham
3:10
Clearance by Steven Campbell
3:12
Foul on Christopher Templeman
3:34
Free Kick taken by Martyn Fotheringham
3:40
Shot taken by Martyn Fotheringham with his right foot
3:53
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
4:53
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
5:29
Cross from Dale Hilson
5:33
Clearance by Robert Sloan
5:47
Foul on Robert Linn
6:13
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
7:32
Foul on Martyn Fotheringham
7:51
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
10:31
Foul on Neil Janczyk
10:50
Free Kick taken by Steven Campbell
12:26
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
13:04
Foul on Scott Dalziel
13:46
Free Kick taken by Robert Sloan
13:50
Shot taken by Robert Sloan using his left foot
13:56
Save made by Greg Paterson
14:27
Shot taken by Scott Dalziel using his left foot from the centre penalty area
14:27
Forfar Athletic 0 - 1 East Fife
GOAL scored by Scott Dalziel using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
15:49
Foul on Scott Dalziel
15:58
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
16:32
Shot taken by Neil Janczyk with his right foot
16:38
Save made by Greg Paterson
16:54
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
17:09
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace from the centre penalty area
17:09
Forfar Athletic 0 - 2 East Fife
GOAL scored by Ryan Wallace from the centre penalty area to the top right of the goal.
18:34
Foul on Darren McCormack
18:46
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
20:31
Foul on Michael Bolochoweckyj
20:47
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
22:13
Foul on Christopher Templeman
22:25
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
22:38
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot
22:54
Shot taken by Dale Hilson with his right foot
23:14
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
25:16
Hand Ball taken by Kevin Byers
25:29
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
25:55
Foul on John Ovenstone
26:18
Free Kick taken by Darren McCormack
26:20
Foul on Michael Bolochoweckyj
26:40
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
27:46
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman using his left foot
28:00
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
29:00
Cross from Iain Campbell
31:50
Shot taken by Kevin Byers with his right foot from the centre penalty area
31:50
Forfar Athletic 1 - 2 East Fife
GOAL scored by Kevin Byers with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre high of the goal.
32:47
Foul on Christopher Templeman
32:53
Free Kick taken by Martyn Fotheringham
33:22
Foul on Michael Brown
33:34
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
35:05
Foul on Martyn Fotheringham
35:11
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell from the right wing
37:23
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline
37:33
Clearance by Michael Bolochoweckyj
37:44
Offside flag raised against Robert Linn
38:01
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
38:09
Foul on Christopher Templeman
38:16
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch from the right wing
38:29
Cross from Martyn Fotheringham
38:34
Shot taken by Michael Bolochoweckyj from the centre penalty area
38:55
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
39:17
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
41:28
Offside flag raised against Scott Dalziel
41:45
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
43:10
Foul on Ryan Wallace
43:34
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
43:39
Shot taken by Scott Dalziel with his right foot
43:49
Clearance by Christopher Templeman
44:07
Corner taken by Martyn Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline
44:24
Clearance by Robert Sloan
45:00+0:24
Corner taken by Iain Campbell using his left foot from the right byline
45:00+0:30
Foul on Steven Campbell
45:00+0:44
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
Half Time
Forfar Athletic 1 - 2 East Fife
Second Half Started
Forfar Athletic 1 - 2 East Fife
46:23
Corner taken by Robert Sloan using his left foot from the right byline
46:36
Shot taken by John Ovenstone using his left foot from the left six yard line
46:54
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
47:37
Cross from Martyn Fotheringham
47:39
Clearance by Darren McCormack
48:36
Shot taken by Robert Linn with his right foot
48:44
Save made by Greg Paterson
49:02
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
51:01
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
51:26
Foul on Darren McCormack
51:35
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
52:04
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot from the centre penalty area
52:04
Forfar Athletic 1 - 3 East Fife
GOAL scored by Ryan Wallace with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the top right of the goal.
54:13
Cross from Robert Linn
55:30
Shot taken by Kevin Motion with his right foot
55:38
Save made by Michael Brown
56:51
Corner taken by Robert Sloan using his left foot from the right byline
56:57
Clearance by Kevin Motion
57:23
Cross from Kevin Byers
57:24
Clearance by Neil Janczyk
58:00
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman with his right foot from the right penalty area
58:09
Save made by Michael Brown
58:30
Corner taken by Iain Campbell using his left foot from the right byline
59:01
Foul on Scott Durie
59:06
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
59:48
Corner taken by Robert Sloan using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
60:22
Shot taken by Darren McCormack from the centre penalty area
60:30
Save made by Greg Paterson
61:11
Cross from Darren McCormack
61:14
Block taken by Michael Bolochoweckyj
63:28
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Christopher Hegarty on for Kevin Motion
65:35
Shot taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the centre penalty area
65:55
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
66:16
Free Kick taken by Robert Sloan from the right wing
66:37
BOOKING: Iain Campbell of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
66:48
Foul on Darren McCormack
67:46
Foul on Robert Linn
67:50
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
68:32
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
70:18
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
70:28
Clearance by Christopher Templeman
71:54
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Ross Campbell on for Kevin Byers
72:44
Corner taken by Martyn Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline
74:33
Cross from Ross Campbell
74:38
Clearance by Darren McCormack
74:49
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Bradley Coyne on for Greg Ross
75:53
Offside flag raised against Christopher Templeman
76:12
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
76:22
Shot taken by Scott Dalziel using his left foot
76:34
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
76:49
Offside flag raised against Scott Dalziel
76:50
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
77:50
Substitution for East Fife: David Muir on for Darren Smith
80:39
Foul on Ryan Wallace
81:01
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk from the right wing
81:44
Foul on Robert Sloan
82:01
Free Kick taken by Scott Durie from the right wing
82:25
Foul on Scott Dalziel
82:52
Free Kick taken by Ryan Wallace
83:09
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot
83:16
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
83:47
Cross from Ross Campbell
83:51
Clearance by Darren McCormack
84:07
Substitution for East Fife: Steven Hislop on for Robert Sloan
84:46
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot
85:15
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
85:24
Foul on Bradley Coyne
85:38
Free Kick taken by Martyn Fotheringham from the right wing
85:43
Shot taken by Joe Shaughnessy from the centre penalty area
85:50
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
87:01
Corner taken by Martyn Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline
87:19
Clearance by Darren McCormack
87:22
Shot taken by Christopher Hegarty with his right foot
87:35
Block taken by John Ovenstone
88:18
Foul on Martyn Fotheringham
88:26
Free Kick taken by Christopher Hegarty
90:00+1:16
Shot taken by Scott Dalziel with his right foot from the right penalty area
90:00+1:16
Forfar Athletic 1 - 4 East Fife
GOAL scored by Scott Dalziel with his right foot from the right penalty area to the top right of the goal.
90:00+2:21
Foul on Craig Johnstone
90:00+2:24
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
90:00+2:30
Offside flag raised against Scott Dalziel
90:00+2:31
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
Full Time
Forfar Athletic 1 - 4 East Fife

Forfar Athletic

vs

East Fife

1
Goals
4
0
Assists
4
9
Shots
17
4
On Target
9
5
Off Target
8
8
Crosses
2
6
Corners
6
18
Throw Ins
16
6
Saves
2
4
Clearances
9
10
Goal Kicks
6
1
Blocks
1
14
Free Kicks
19
1
Offside
4
1
Hand Balls
0
1
Yellow Cards
0

Forfar Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Greg Paterson
02.Mark McCulloch
03.Joe Shaughnessy
04.Iain Campbell (67+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Greg Ross 75+0' Tactical
06.Kevin Byers 72+0' Tactical
07.Martyn Fotheringham
08.Kevin Motion 64+0' Tactical
09.Michael Bolochoweckyj
10.Michael Bolocheweckyj
11.Christopher Templeman

Substitutes

12.Dale Hilson
13.Paul McKane
14.Christopher Hegarty 64+0' Tactical
15.Graham Gibson
16.Ross Campbell 72+0' Tactical
17.Bradley Coyne 75+0' Tactical

East Fife

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Michael Brown
02.Scott Durie
03.Darren McCormack
04.Steven Campbell
05.John Ovenstone
06.Robert Linn
07.Darren Smith 78+0' Injury
08.Neil Janczyk
09.Robert Sloan 85+0' Tactical
10.Scott Dalziel
11.Ryan Wallace

Substitutes

12.Andrew Collier
13.Craig Johnstone
14.David Muir 78+0' Injury
15.Paul McQuade
16.Steven Hislop 85+0' Tactical

Fotheringham in race for fitness

Forfar midfielder Martyn Fotheringham is hoping to prove his fitness for the home clash with East Fife.

Goalkeeper Paul McKane may also get his first start after manager Dick Campbell was left frustrated by Greg Paterson's own goal that gifted Dumbarton victory last weekend.

Campbell, whose side are chasing victory to stay out of the bottom two places, said: "We have to get to safety as soon as possible and the best way to do that is by winning games.

"We have looked to have turned the corner many times this season and then fallen back, but I'm hoping that winning this game starts a good run until the end to the season for us."

East Fife will be without suspended defender David White as they look to gain revenge for their defeat against Forfar at the end of February.

Full-back Andrew Cook is also out after sustaining a hamstring injury as the Fifers look to keep in touch with the play-off places.

Manager Gordon Durie said: "We've done well to get back into the play-off chase, but we'll have a real fight on our hands to get the three points at Station Park.

"Forfar will be fighting for everything as they won't want to get sucked into relegation trouble.

"The last time we were there we never turned up and got what we deserved. I want a different result and performance this time."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 32 35 63
2 Arbroath 32 26 59
3 Dumbarton 32 -2 49
4 Up Airdrieonians 32 4 45
5 Up East Fife 32 2 45
6 Down Stenhousemuir 32 1 42
7 Brechin City 32 -9 40
8 Forfar Athletic 32 -17 33
9 Albion Rovers 32 -19 33
10 Stirling Albion 32 -21 31

Updated 7/04/2012 at 17:01

 

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