Forfar Athletic 1 - 1 Dumbarton

Tuesday 14th February 2012
D Hilson (30)B Prunty (44)

Forfar hold Sons

Struggling Forfar battled to earn a point in a 1-1 draw with play-off contenders Dumbarton at Station Park.

The hosts took the lead after 30 minutes, Dale Hilson finishing from close range after his initial shot was parried by Stephen Grindlay.

But Bryan Prunty's long-range strike levelled things up for the visitors a minute before the break.

Chances were at a premium in the second half but the visitors were denied all three points in the closing stages when Mark Gilhaney's effort was tipped behind by Mark McCallum.

McCallum had already been the difference on the hour mark, making two good stops from consecutive set-pieces.

The Loons had a chance of victory themselves after 75 minutes but Bradley Coyne's effort was well saved by the feet of Grindlay.

OfficialKevin Clancy
Attendance284
VenueStation Park
Kick Off
Forfar Athletic 0 - 0 Dumbarton
4:25
Offside flag raised against Dale Hilson
4:26
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
7:15
Corner taken by Martyn Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline
7:41
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
8:01
Corner taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
8:46
Shot taken by Patrick Walker using his left foot from the left penalty area
9:06
Save made by Marc McCallum
9:31
Offside flag raised against Martin McNiff
9:34
Free Kick taken by Marc McCallum
10:05
Foul on Alan Lithgow
10:11
Free Kick taken by Alan Lithgow
10:52
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman using his left foot from the left penalty area
11:13
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
17:00
Offside flag raised against Nicky Low
17:15
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
23:09
Shot taken by Mark Gilhaney using his left foot from the right penalty area
23:38
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
24:46
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left byline
25:12
Clearance by Barry Sellars
25:15
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left byline
25:48
Save made by Marc McCallum
27:55
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
28:34
Foul on Dale Hilson
28:40
Free Kick taken by Nicky Low
28:59
Cross from Nicky Low
29:46
Shot taken by Dale Hilson with his right foot from the left penalty area
29:47
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
29:51
Forfar Athletic 1 - 0 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by Dale Hilson with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
30:12
Cross from Nicky Low
32:54
Foul on Anthony Wallace
32:59
Free Kick taken by Paul Nugent
33:27
Foul on Christopher Templeman
33:30
Free Kick taken by Martyn Fotheringham from the left wing
33:39
Cross from Martyn Fotheringham
33:46
Shot taken by Joe Shaughnessy from the left penalty area
34:02
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
35:26
Offside flag raised against Christopher Templeman
35:27
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
36:48
Foul on Scott Agnew
36:53
Free Kick taken by Alan Lithgow
37:55
Foul on Scott Agnew
38:01
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
39:03
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
41:53
Foul on Scott Agnew
42:04
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the right wing
42:26
Cross from Scott Agnew
42:27
Clearance by Joe Shaughnessy
43:16
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty with his right foot
43:16
Forfar Athletic 1 - 1 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by Bryan Prunty with his right foot to the bottom left of the goal.
Half Time
Forfar Athletic 1 - 1 Dumbarton
Second Half Started
Forfar Athletic 1 - 1 Dumbarton
45:20
Hand Ball taken by Barry Sellars
45:23
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
45:40
Foul on Joe Shaughnessy
45:44
Free Kick taken by Marc McCallum
46:56
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left byline
47:20
Clearance by Christopher Templeman
47:51
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
48:31
Foul on Patrick Walker
48:43
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the left wing
49:05
Cross from Scott Agnew
52:11
Shot taken by Anthony Wallace using his left foot
52:29
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
53:19
Hand Ball taken by Alan Lithgow
53:23
Free Kick taken by Martyn Fotheringham
54:06
Cross from Martyn Fotheringham
54:07
Clearance by Paul Nugent
54:09
Corner taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the right byline
54:33
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
55:26
Shot taken by Ryan Finnie with his right foot
55:37
Save made by Marc McCallum
57:06
Shot taken by Anthony Wallace from the centre penalty area
57:24
Save made by Marc McCallum
60:21
Offside flag raised against Dale Hilson
60:22
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
60:27
Substitution for Dumbarton: Mark Lamont on for James Creaney
61:50
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left byline
62:10
Save made by Marc McCallum
63:42
Offside flag raised against Scott Agnew
63:44
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
64:24
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
66:32
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
66:32
Save made by Marc McCallum
66:34
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
68:56
Foul on Kevin Byers
69:01
Free Kick taken by Nicky Low from the right wing
69:16
Cross from Nicky Low
69:26
Clearance by Martin McNiff
69:48
Substitution for Dumbarton: Kevin Nicoll on for Anthony Wallace
70:56
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Bradley Coyne on for Dale Hilson
74:04
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
74:30
Save made by Marc McCallum
75:19
Shot taken by Bradley Coyne with his right foot from the left penalty area
75:32
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
76:53
Corner taken by Kevin Motion using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
77:49
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Lee Bryce on for Barry Sellars
80:16
Corner taken by Mark Lamont with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
82:26
Offside flag raised against Christopher Templeman
82:27
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
83:28
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
83:56
Save made by Marc McCallum
84:02
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
84:21
Save made by Marc McCallum
85:04
Foul on Mark Lamont
85:11
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
85:31
Cross from Scott Agnew
85:33
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
85:38
Substitution for Dumbarton: Ally Graham on for Patrick Walker
88:20
Foul on Mark Lamont
88:26
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
88:37
Cross from Scott Agnew
88:45
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
90:00+2:13
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
Full Time
Forfar Athletic 1 - 1 Dumbarton

Forfar Athletic

vs

Dumbarton

1
Goals
1
0
Assists
1
4
Shots
7
3
On Target
5
1
Off Target
2
5
Crosses
4
4
Corners
10
22
Throw Ins
21
9
Saves
4
3
Clearances
3
6
Goal Kicks
3
7
Free Kicks
14
5
Offside
2
1
Hand Balls
1

Forfar Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Marc McCallum
02.Craig Wilson
03.Iain Campbell
04.Mark McCulloch
05.Joe Shaughnessy
06.Kevin Byers
07.Barry Sellars 78+0' Tactical
08.Martyn Fotheringham
09.Nicky Low
10.Dale Hilson 71+0' Tactical
11.Christopher Templeman

Substitutes

12.Greg Paterson
13.Christopher Hegarty
14.Kevin Motion
15.Bradley Coyne 71+0' Tactical
16.Lee Bryce 78+0' Tactical

Dumbarton

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Stephen Grindlay
02.Ryan Finnie
02.Paul Nugent
03.James Creaney 61+0' Tactical
04.Alan Lithgow
07.Anthony Wallace 70+0' Tactical
05.Martin McNiff
10.Scott Agnew
06.Mark Gilhaney
09.Bryan Prunty
12.Patrick Walker 86+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Arnaud Gastal
13.Ryan Borris
14.Kevin Nicoll 70+0' Tactical
15.Kevin Nicoll
16.Ryan Borris
17.Mark Lamont 61+0' Tactical
18.Ally Graham 86+0' Tactical

Fotheringham set to start

Forfar's Martyn Fotheringham could start against Dumbarton after scoring twice when he came off the bench against Arbroath at the weekend in a disappointing 4-2 defeat for the Loons.

Michael Bolochoweckyj is a doubt, with Station Park boss Dick Campbell looking for his men to bounce back.

He said: "We were flying after beating Stenhousemuir and Cowdenbeath last month but we have slipped back with a draw against Stirling and then losing to Arbroath.

"I believe we can still climb the table and have a good season but this is the type of game that we need to win to do that.

"Dumbarton are on a good run just now but beating them would show that Forfar mean business about moving up the table."

Midfielder Kevin Nicoll is available after a ban, while everyone else in the Dumbarton squad is available to manager Alan Adamson.

A win at Station Park would make it five wins in a row for the Sons and move them into third spot in the table.

Adamson said: "Going to Forfar on a Tuesday night is a really difficult game and probably as difficult as they get.

"They will be hurting after losing to Arbroath at the weekend so that makes them even more dangerous opponents.

"A win would lift us into third place which is a great place to be as we go into a really crucial part of the season."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 22 30 47
2 Arbroath 22 21 43
3 Up Dumbarton 21 0 32
4 Down Stenhousemuir 21 4 31
5 Airdrieonians 23 -2 28
6 East Fife 21 -10 27
7 Brechin City 21 -4 26
8 Up Forfar Athletic 21 -7 22
9 Down Albion Rovers 23 -16 22
10 Stirling Albion 21 -16 19

Updated 14/02/2012 at 21:39

 

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