Stenhousemuir 1 - 2 Forfar Athletic

Saturday 5th May 2012
G Anderson (15)[OG] R McMillan (4)
M Fotheringham (22)

Warriors' challenge fades

Stenhousemuir missed out on the Scottish Second Division play-offs after they slumped to a 2-1 home defeat to Forfar.

The visitors had relegation worries going into the game, but took the lead after four minutes when Warriors defender Ross McMillan stabbed the ball into his own net.

Grant Anderson latched on to Eric Paton's assist before slotting the ball past Greg Paterson in the Forfar goal after 15 minutes to put the hosts' play-off ambitions back on track.

Seven minutes later, Martyn Fotheringham found the top corner with a right-footed strike from the edge of the area to put the visitors back in front.

Anderson missed the chance to bring David Irons' side back level when he volleyed Stephen Murray's free-kick over the bar from close range after 70 minutes.

Kenny Deuchar then missed the target with a six-yard header, nine minutes from full-time, as the home side's promotion chances faded.

OfficialGreg Aitken
Attendance759
VenueOchilview Park
Kick Off
Stenhousemuir 0 - 0 Forfar Athletic
2:17
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
2:21
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
3:29
Stenhousemuir 0 - 1 Forfar Athletic
OWN GOAL scored by Ross McMillan with his right foot to the bottom right of the goal.
3:35
Shot taken by Kevin Motion with his right foot from the centre penalty area
3:47
Block taken by Alistair Brown
8:10
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Iain Thomson on for Ross McMillan
11:49
Foul on Mark McCulloch
11:55
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
12:56
Cross from Nicky Low
13:00
Save made by Alistair Brown
13:24
Foul on Brown Ferguson
13:28
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton
14:49
Shot taken by Grant Anderson with his right foot from the left penalty area
14:49
Stenhousemuir 1 - 1 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Grant Anderson with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
16:01
Cross from Nicky Low
16:06
Shot taken by Greg Ross using his left foot from the centre penalty area
16:25
Save made by Alistair Brown
16:29
Shot taken by Bradley Coyne with his right foot
16:50
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
17:00
Foul on Iain Campbell
17:04
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
17:24
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
18:37
Foul on Eric Paton
18:41
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton from the left wing
19:01
Cross from Eric Paton
19:02
Save made by Greg Paterson
19:28
Shot taken by Bradley Coyne with his right foot from the right penalty area
19:38
Block taken by Alistair Brown
19:41
Corner taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
19:53
Foul on Nicky Low
19:57
Free Kick taken by Christopher Hegarty from the right wing
20:20
Cross from Christopher Hegarty
20:23
Clearance by Brown Ferguson
20:36
Cross from Mark McCulloch
21:51
Shot taken by Martyn Fotheringham with his right foot
21:51
Stenhousemuir 1 - 2 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Martyn Fotheringham with his right foot to the top right of the goal.
23:31
Offside flag raised against Stewart Kean
23:32
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
24:21
Cross from Greg Ross
24:24
Clearance by Nicholas Devlin
26:24
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
26:28
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton
26:39
Cross from Grant Anderson
26:41
Block taken by Mark McCulloch
26:43
Corner taken by Eric Paton with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
27:04
Clearance by Michael Bolochoweckyj
27:59
Cross from Kieran Miller
28:02
Clearance by Joseph Shaughnessy
28:10
Cross from Grant Anderson
28:15
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
30:39
Cross from Kieran Miller
30:43
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
32:04
Foul on Eric Paton
32:11
Free Kick taken by Kevin McKinlay
32:41
Cross from Christopher Hegarty
32:44
Clearance by Iain Thomson
32:50
Foul on Nicholas Devlin
32:54
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
32:57
BOOKING: Martyn Fotheringham of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
34:26
Foul on Brown Ferguson
34:29
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton
34:32
BOOKING: Kevin Motion of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
35:18
Shot taken by Eric Paton with his right foot
35:24
Save made by Greg Paterson
37:08
Foul on Eric Paton
37:12
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton
37:28
Cross from Eric Paton
37:35
Offside flag raised against Kevin McKinlay
37:37
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
38:37
Cross from Stewart Kean
38:41
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
39:44
Shot taken by Greg Ross with his right foot
39:53
Block taken by Kevin McKinlay
40:47
Cross from Nicholas Devlin
40:50
Clearance by Mark McCulloch
40:53
Corner taken by Eric Paton with his right foot from the left byline
41:14
Clearance by Joseph Shaughnessy
41:26
Shot taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the left wing
41:47
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
42:18
Cross from Stewart Kean
42:22
Block taken by Joseph Shaughnessy
42:42
Shot taken by Stewart Kean with his right foot from the right penalty area
42:51
Block taken by Joseph Shaughnessy
43:24
Cross from Grant Anderson
43:27
Clearance by Michael Bolochoweckyj
44:05
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
44:08
Free Kick taken by Brown Ferguson
44:17
Offside flag raised against Kevin McKinlay
44:17
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
45:00+0:19
Foul on Grant Anderson
45:00+0:25
Free Kick taken by Kevin McKinlay
45:00+0:27
BOOKING: Christopher Hegarty of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
45:00+0:58
Shot taken by Stewart Kean with his right foot
45:00+1:15
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
45:00+1:29
Foul on Bradley Coyne
45:00+1:33
Free Kick taken by Greg Ross
45:00+3:12
Cross from Grant Anderson
45:00+3:14
Clearance by Michael Bolochoweckyj
45:00+4:22
Cross from Nicholas Devlin
45:00+4:29
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
Half Time
Stenhousemuir 1 - 2 Forfar Athletic
Second Half Started
Stenhousemuir 1 - 2 Forfar Athletic
49:03
Cross from Christopher Hegarty
50:17
Foul on Nicholas Devlin
50:22
Free Kick taken by Mike Devlin
50:30
Foul on Michael Bolochoweckyj
50:40
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
50:42
BOOKING: Stewart Kean of Stenhousemuir given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
52:03
Cross from Nicky Low
52:05
Clearance by Mike Devlin
52:35
Cross from Mark McCulloch
52:38
Clearance by Iain Thomson
53:23
Cross from Grant Anderson
53:29
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
54:28
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Stephen Murray on for Kieran Miller
55:11
Foul on Kenny Deuchar
55:15
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton
55:20
BOOKING: Michael Bolochoweckyj of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
55:46
Cross from Eric Paton
56:03
Cross from Stephen Murray
56:10
Clearance by Mark McCulloch
56:37
Foul on Nicholas Devlin
56:39
Free Kick taken by Nicholas Devlin
58:42
Cross from Kevin McKinlay
58:45
Clearance by Joseph Shaughnessy
58:57
Foul on Nicky Low
59:02
Free Kick taken by Martyn Fotheringham from the left wing
59:07
BOOKING: Iain Thomson of Stenhousemuir given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
59:29
Cross from Martyn Fotheringham
60:11
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
60:58
Cross from Stephen Murray
61:01
Clearance by Joseph Shaughnessy
62:02
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Graham Gibson on for Bradley Coyne
63:34
Cross from Iain Campbell
63:37
Save made by Alistair Brown
64:32
Foul on Michael Bolochoweckyj
64:37
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
65:38
Foul on Christopher Hegarty
65:44
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
66:27
Foul on Stewart Kean
66:31
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton from the left wing
66:46
Cross from Eric Paton
66:50
Clearance by Michael Bolochoweckyj
67:32
Foul on Eric Paton
67:37
Free Kick taken by Iain Thomson
67:52
Cross from Iain Thomson
67:54
Clearance by Mark McCulloch
68:48
Cross from Martyn Fotheringham
68:52
Save made by Alistair Brown
69:23
Cross from Martyn Fotheringham
69:28
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
69:57
Foul on Grant Anderson
70:02
Free Kick taken by Stephen Murray from the right wing
70:05
BOOKING: Iain Campbell of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
70:27
Cross from Stephen Murray
70:40
Shot taken by Grant Anderson with his right foot from the right penalty area
70:56
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
71:26
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Barry Sellars on for Kevin Motion
72:30
Offside flag raised against Graham Gibson
72:31
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
74:05
Corner taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
74:37
Save made by Alistair Brown
74:42
Foul on Brown Ferguson
74:46
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
75:12
Cross from Nicholas Devlin
75:15
Clearance by Barry Sellars
76:31
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
76:50
Foul on Kenny Deuchar
76:54
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton
77:03
Cross from Eric Paton
77:07
Clearance by Greg Ross
77:47
Cross from Brown Ferguson
77:48
Clearance by Greg Ross
77:51
Foul on Christopher Hegarty
77:55
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
77:58
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Craig Wilson on for Christopher Hegarty
79:06
Shot taken by Greg Ross using his left foot from the centre penalty area
79:19
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
80:42
Cross from Stephen Murray
80:47
Shot taken by Kenny Deuchar from the centre penalty area
81:03
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
81:59
Cross from Grant Anderson
82:01
Save made by Greg Paterson
82:36
Cross from Craig Wilson
82:44
Shot taken by Iain Campbell using his left foot from the left six yard line
82:56
Block taken by Alistair Brown
82:58
Corner taken by Martyn Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
83:17
Cross from Martyn Fotheringham
83:20
Save made by Alistair Brown
83:53
Cross from Stewart Kean
84:02
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
84:21
Foul on Mike Devlin
84:25
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
84:58
Cross from Stephen Murray
85:01
Shot taken by Kenny Deuchar from the centre penalty area
85:12
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
86:06
Shot taken by Kenny Deuchar using his left foot from the centre penalty area
86:15
Block taken by Greg Paterson
87:16
Cross from Grant Anderson
87:20
Clearance by Michael Bolochoweckyj
87:47
Cross from Stephen Murray
87:50
Clearance by Greg Ross
87:53
Corner taken by Brown Ferguson with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
88:08
Clearance by Greg Ross
89:10
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
89:23
Cross from Stephen Murray
89:27
Clearance by Joseph Shaughnessy
90:00+0:19
Cross from Grant Anderson
90:00+0:22
Save made by Greg Paterson
90:00+1:53
Cross from Eric Paton
90:00+1:56
Save made by Greg Paterson
90:00+2:46
Shot taken by Martyn Fotheringham with his right foot
90:00+2:59
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
Full Time
Stenhousemuir 1 - 2 Forfar Athletic

Stenhousemuir

vs

Forfar Athletic

1
Goals
2
1
Assists
1
8
Shots
10
4
On Target
6
4
Off Target
4
32
Crosses
15
3
Corners
3
40
Throw Ins
27
6
Saves
5
5
Clearances
18
9
Goal Kicks
10
4
Blocks
4
20
Free Kicks
12
3
Offside
1
2
Yellow Cards
5

Stenhousemuir

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alistair Brown
02.Nicholas Devlin
03.Ross McMillan 9+0' Injury
04.Kieran Miller 55+0' Tactical
05.Eric Paton
06.Kevin McKinlay
07.Brown Ferguson
08.Mike Devlin
09.Grant Anderson
10.Andrew Rodgers
11.Stewart Kean (51+0: Unsporting behaviour)

Substitutes

12.Dean Shaw
13.Sean Dickson
14.Stephen Murray 55+0' Tactical
15.Iain Thomson (60+0: Unsporting behaviour) 9+0' Injury
16.Kenny Deuchar

Forfar Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Greg Paterson
02.Mark McCulloch
03.Joseph Shaughnessy
04.Michael Bolochoweckyj (56+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Iain Campbell (71+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Greg Ross
07.Martyn Fotheringham (33+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Christopher Hegarty (45+1: Unsporting behaviour) 78+0' Tactical
09.Kevin Motion (35+0: Unsporting behaviour) 72+0' Tactical
10.Nicky Low
11.Bradley Coyne 63+0' Injury

Substitutes

12.Paul McKane
13.Craig Wilson 78+0' Tactical
14.Barry Sellars 72+0' Tactical
15.Ross Campbell
16.Graham Gibson 63+0' Injury

Miller weighs in for Warriors

Stenhousemuir have on-loan Hamilton midfielder Kieran Miller available after suspension as they face relegation-threatened Forfar.

Warriors manager David Irons has a full squad to choose from for a game that his assistant Kevin McGoldrick described as "massive".

McGoldrick said: "This is big, big for us and a big, big game for Forfar so it is a massive game.

"We are going into it in good form with three deserved wins behind us but we know that this one will be a real battle as Forfar have as much to play for as we do.

"We need to go out and win the game and then see where we end up."

Forfar are without the suspended Dale Hilson.

Station Park manager Dick Campbell has already told his players what the starting XI will be.

He said: "This will be a really interesting afternoon and I thought it was best to have the players settled as well as they could be on the day of the game.

"There is pressure of uncertainty on a number of teams in this division in these final fixtures.

"However for us it is a bit easier as we know that a win or a draw keeps us in the Scottish Second Division."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 36 39 71
2 Arbroath 36 25 63
3 Dumbarton 36 0 58
4 Airdrieonians 36 8 52
5 Stenhousemuir 36 5 51
6 East Fife 36 -2 48
7 Up Forfar Athletic 36 -13 42
8 Down Brechin City 36 -15 41
9 Albion Rovers 36 -23 37
10 Stirling Albion 36 -24 34

Updated 5/05/2012 at 17:10

 

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