Arbroath 0 - 1 Forfar Athletic

Saturday 14th April 2012
G Ross (60)

Crucial victory for Forfar

Struggling Forfar snatched a vital three points in a shock 1-0 win over second-placed Arbroath.

Chances were at a premium in a poor first half, with neither side able to create any real opportunities.

Paul Sheerin tested visiting keeper Greg Paterson with an early long-range drive but the stopper collected it comfortably.

The hosts were reduced to speculative efforts and Brian Kerr was next to see a shot from distance blaze over the bar.

Sheerin had the best chance of the half, his drive from the edge of the box fisted away by Paterson just after the half-hour mark.

The Smokies came close to opening the scoring in the 55th minute but Paterson produced a superb save to push Sheerin's effort away.

But the visitors broke the deadlock after 60 minutes, as Greg Ross drilled in a low shot from the edge of the area for the decisive goal.

OfficialCrawford Allan
Attendance998
VenueGayfield Park
Kick Off
Arbroath 0 - 0 Forfar Athletic
0:53
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
0:59
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin
1:13
Cross from Paul Sheerin
1:15
Clearance by Ross Campbell
3:25
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
3:48
Clearance by Ross Campbell
4:11
Shot taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot
4:25
Save made by Greg Paterson
4:32
Foul on Ross Campbell
4:37
Free Kick taken by Martyn Fotheringham
4:53
Cross from Martyn Fotheringham
4:55
Clearance by Mark Baxter
6:02
Foul on Steven Doris
6:12
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr
6:22
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
10:47
Cross from Gavin Swankie
10:49
Clearance by James Bishop
10:57
Shot taken by Brian Kerr with his right foot
11:22
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
17:24
Offside flag raised against Steven Doris
17:25
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
18:45
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline
19:17
Clearance by Joseph Shaughnessy
19:20
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left byline going out of play
19:40
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
23:47
Foul on Gavin Swankie
23:58
Free Kick taken by Gavin Swankie
24:29
Cross from Gavin Swankie
24:31
Clearance by Ross Campbell
25:22
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
25:34
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
25:41
Free Kick taken by Chris Innes
26:03
Foul on Nicky Low
26:07
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell from the left wing
26:24
Cross from Iain Campbell
26:33
Clearance by Stuart Malcolm
26:42
Corner taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the right byline
27:04
Clearance by Lee Sibanda
28:20
Offside flag raised against Gavin Swankie
28:21
Free Kick taken by James Bishop
29:21
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
29:28
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr
34:39
Offside flag raised against Gavin Swankie
34:40
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
35:26
Shot taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot
35:39
Save made by Greg Paterson
37:58
BOOKING: Christopher Hegarty of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for dissent
40:38
Foul on Martyn Fotheringham
40:42
Free Kick taken by Nicky Low from the right wing
41:25
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
41:35
Free Kick taken by Mark Baxter from the right wing
42:12
Cross from Mark Baxter
42:14
Clearance by Ross Campbell
42:19
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
42:51
Shot taken by Martyn Fotheringham with his right foot
43:18
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
Half Time
Arbroath 0 - 0 Forfar Athletic
45:01
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Greg Ross on for Christopher Hegarty
Second Half Started
Arbroath 0 - 0 Forfar Athletic
46:05
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
46:13
Free Kick taken by Gavin Swankie from the right wing
46:35
Cross from Gavin Swankie
46:48
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
47:54
Foul on Iain Campbell
48:00
Free Kick taken by Joseph Shaughnessy
48:32
Corner taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the right byline
48:54
Clearance by Brian Kerr
49:47
Foul on Kieran McAnespie
49:52
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr from the left wing
52:07
Foul on Nicky Low
52:11
BOOKING: Stuart Malcolm of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
52:22
Free Kick taken by Martyn Fotheringham
52:50
Shot taken by Martyn Fotheringham with his right foot
53:08
Save made by Darren Hill
53:30
Foul on Gavin Swankie
53:36
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin
55:23
Cross from Gavin Swankie
55:30
Shot taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right penalty area
55:54
Save made by Greg Paterson
56:09
Cross from Joshua Falkingham
56:13
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
56:38
Foul on Gavin Swankie
57:12
BOOKING: Mark McCulloch of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
57:22
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin
57:35
Cross from Paul Sheerin
57:37
Clearance by Iain Campbell
57:39
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the right byline
58:04
Clearance by Joseph Shaughnessy
59:49
Shot taken by Greg Ross with his right foot
59:49
Arbroath 0 - 1 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Greg Ross with his right foot to the bottom left of the goal.
61:55
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
62:11
Clearance by Ross Campbell
62:17
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
62:43
Substitution for Arbroath: Liam Caddis on for Lee Sibanda
66:09
Offside flag raised against Gavin Swankie
66:11
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
67:28
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
72:23
BOOKING: Martyn Fotheringham of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
72:44
Corner taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the right byline going out of play
73:08
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
74:09
Hand Ball taken by Liam Caddis
74:20
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Michael Bolochoweckyj on for James Bishop
75:04
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
76:55
Foul on Mark Baxter
77:03
Free Kick taken by Mark Baxter from the right wing
77:28
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the left byline short of the target
79:00
Foul on Steven Doris
79:05
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin
79:44
Foul on Gavin Swankie
80:01
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr
80:26
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Kevin Byers on for Ross Campbell
81:36
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
84:42
Foul on Brian Kerr
84:50
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr
86:26
BOOKING: Nicky Low of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for dissent
86:48
Substitution for Arbroath: Connor Birse on for Gavin Swankie
87:21
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
87:52
Shot taken by Dale Hilson with his right foot
88:06
Save made by Darren Hill
88:14
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the left byline
88:39
Clearance by Kevin Byers
90:00+0:04
Offside flag raised against Nicky Low
90:00+0:06
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
90:00+0:34
Foul on Connor Birse
90:00+0:44
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr
90:00+0:57
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
90:00+2:10
Foul on Kieran McAnespie
90:00+2:17
BOOKING: Dale Hilson of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+2:26
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin from the left wing
90:00+2:44
Cross from Paul Sheerin
90:00+2:48
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
90:00+3:01
BOOKING: Paul Sheerin of Arbroath given yellow card for dissent
90:00+4:46
Foul on Mark McCulloch
90:00+4:55
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
Full Time
Arbroath 0 - 1 Forfar Athletic
Result
Arbroath 0 - 1 Forfar Athletic

Arbroath

vs

Forfar Athletic

0
Goals
1
0
Assists
1
4
Shots
4
3
On Target
3
1
Off Target
1
9
Crosses
2
7
Corners
3
26
Throw Ins
20
2
Saves
3
4
Clearances
10
5
Goal Kicks
10
17
Free Kicks
11
4
Offside
1
1
Hand Balls
0
2
Yellow Cards
5

Arbroath

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Darren Hill
02.Stuart Malcolm (53+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Chris Innes
04.Mark Baxter
05.Mark Baxter
06.Kieran McAnespie
07.Lee Sibanda 63+0' Tactical
08.Brian Kerr
09.Joshua Falkingham
10.Paul Sheerin (90+4: Dissent)
11.Gavin Swankie 87+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Steven Doris
13.Michael White
14.Craig Wedderburn
15.Liam Caddis 63+0' Tactical
16.Jake Mair
17.Connor Birse 87+0' Tactical

Forfar Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Greg Paterson
02.Mark McCulloch (58+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.James Bishop 75+0' Tactical
04.Joseph Shaughnessy
05.Iain Campbell
06.Christopher Hegarty (38+0: Dissent) 45+0' Tactical
07.Nicky Low (87+0: Dissent)
08.Martyn Fotheringham (73+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Dale Hilson (90+3: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Christopher Templeman
11.Ross Campbell 81+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Paul McKane
13.Greg Ross 45+0' Tactical
14.Kevin Motion
15.Michael Bolochoweckyj 75+0' Tactical
16.Kevin Byers 81+0' Tactical
17.Michael Bolocheweckyj

Gibson sidelined for Smokies

Arbroath will be without suspended midfielder Keith Gibson as they host neighbours Forfar in the Scottish Second Division.

The Gayfield men will also be missing strikers Collin Samuel and Jordan Elfverson through injury, with manager Paul Sheerin reminding his players that they need three points to keep up the pressure on promotion rivals Cowdenbeath.

Sheerin said: "The only thing we can do is win our games and see where we end up.

"Everything is still in Cowdenbeath's hands but we did not want to miss out if they slip up.

"Forfar will be fighting for everything as they look to move away from relegation trouble and local pride will also see them wanting to severely dent our hopes."

Forfar boss Dick Campbell has a full squad at his disposal.

The Loons need a victory to keep put some distance between themselves and the foot of the table.

Campbell took the unusual step of telling his players what the starting line-up would be on Thursday night in a bid to get them totally focused on securing all three points.

The Station Park manager said: "This game is a huge one for us and I wanted the players to start focusing early on what is required to get a win.

"We are in a critical position and want to get out of it as soon as possible.

"The players have a job to do in this game and I am looking forward to seeing them do it."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 33 37 66
2 Arbroath 33 25 59
3 Dumbarton 33 -4 49
4 Airdrieonians 33 7 48
5 Up Stenhousemuir 33 3 45
6 Down East Fife 33 1 45
7 Brechin City 33 -12 40
8 Forfar Athletic 33 -16 36
9 Albion Rovers 33 -18 36
10 Stirling Albion 33 -23 31

Updated 14/04/2012 at 16:57

 

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