Arbroath 4 - 1 Forfar Athletic

Wednesday 22nd February 2012
C Samuel (20)
S Doris (44, 45+1, 72)
B Coyne (13)

Doris delight for Red Lichties

Steven Doris' hat-trick ensured Arbroath kept the pressure on Second Division leaders Cowdenbeath by easing to a 4-1 win over Forfar.

The night got off to an inauspicious start for the Red Lichties as Forfar took a 13th-minute lead when Bradley Coyne drove into the top corner from the edge of the area.

Arbroath needed just seven minutes to level, though, as Collin Samuel latched on to Craig Wedderburn's pass to fire past Marc McCallum.

The points were then effectively won in the space of two minutes as Doris converted Samuel's pass in the 43rd minute and 60 seconds later Doris netted from close range to double the advantage.

The Loons did make some effort to stage a comeback after the interval, with Christopher Templeman heading straight at Tim Hill from inside the six-yard box and Coyne missing a similarly gilt-edged chance when he headed over soon after.

The icing was put on the cake with 19 minutes remaining as Doris completed his treble by converting Gavin Swankie's cross.

OfficialSteve Conroy
Attendance789
VenueGayfield Park
Kick Off
Arbroath 0 - 0 Forfar Athletic
1:02
Corner taken by Dale Hilson with his right foot from the right byline
1:21
Clearance by Steven Doris
1:28
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
1:36
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
2:02
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
2:05
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin
3:50
Corner taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the left byline
4:02
Foul on Steven Doris
4:05
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
5:02
Foul on Paul Sheerin
5:08
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin
5:22
Shot taken by Steven Doris from the centre penalty area
5:35
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
7:01
Shot taken by Christopher Hegarty with his right foot
7:15
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
8:08
Shot taken by Christopher Hegarty with his right foot from the centre penalty area
8:14
Block taken by Craig Wedderburn
8:37
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline
9:08
Corner taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot from the left byline
9:32
Clearance by Beau Busch
10:29
Foul on Christopher Templeman
10:34
Free Kick taken by Christopher Hegarty from the left wing
10:43
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
12:49
Shot taken by Bradley Coyne using his left foot from the centre penalty area
12:49
Arbroath 0 - 1 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Bradley Coyne using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the top right of the goal.
14:40
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
15:12
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
15:36
Foul on Steven Doris
15:42
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr
17:27
Shot taken by Dale Hilson with his right foot from the left penalty area
17:43
Block taken by Stuart Malcolm
17:45
Corner taken by Christopher Templeman with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
18:55
Foul on Paul Sheerin
18:58
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
19:52
Shot taken by Collin Samuel with his right foot from the centre penalty area
19:52
Arbroath 1 - 1 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Collin Samuel with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
21:54
Foul on Michael Bolochoweckyj
22:35
BOOKING: Michael Bolochoweckyj of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for dissent
25:07
Free Kick taken by Marc McCallum
26:31
Foul on Steven Doris
26:35
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin
27:36
Foul on Steven Doris
27:42
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
28:05
Shot taken by Brian Kerr with his right foot
28:21
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
30:21
Cross from Steven Doris
30:28
Clearance by Iain Campbell
30:31
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline
31:48
Shot taken by David Mowat with his right foot from the centre penalty area
31:53
Save made by Darren Hill
33:31
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Greg Ross on for Michael Bolochoweckyj
34:43
Foul on David Mowat
34:52
Free Kick taken by Christopher Hegarty
35:41
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
35:48
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
36:13
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
37:58
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot from the right penalty area
38:11
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
39:53
Hand Ball taken by Collin Samuel
39:56
Free Kick taken by Marc McCallum
41:22
Foul on Stuart Malcolm
41:25
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie from the left wing
42:03
Foul on Nicky Low
42:11
BOOKING: Brian Kerr of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
42:28
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
43:04
Shot taken by Steven Doris using his left foot from the left penalty area
43:04
Arbroath 2 - 1 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Steven Doris using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
45:00+0:25
Shot taken by Steven Doris with his right foot from the right six yard line
45:00+0:25
Arbroath 3 - 1 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Steven Doris with his right foot from the right six yard line to the bottom right of the goal.
Half Time
Arbroath 3 - 1 Forfar Athletic
Second Half Started
Arbroath 3 - 1 Forfar Athletic
47:01
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
47:50
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
47:57
Free Kick taken by Craig Wedderburn
48:25
Shot taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot
48:38
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
50:35
Offside flag raised against Collin Samuel
50:35
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
53:09
Foul on Steven Doris
53:14
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin from the left wing
53:42
Foul on Christopher Hegarty
54:08
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
54:33
Offside flag raised against Christopher Templeman
54:34
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
57:28
BOOKING: Greg Ross of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for dissent
58:39
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman from the right penalty area
58:53
Save made by Darren Hill
59:40
Corner taken by Christopher Hegarty with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
61:24
Foul on Dale Hilson
62:02
Free Kick taken by Greg Ross from the right wing
62:29
Shot taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the left penalty area
62:39
Block taken by Beau Busch
62:59
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
64:02
Shot taken by Bradley Coyne from the centre penalty area
64:09
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
65:08
Substitution for Arbroath: Gavin Swankie on for Collin Samuel
66:02
Corner taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the left byline
66:23
Shot taken by Joseph Shaughnessy from the centre penalty area
66:29
Save made by Darren Hill
66:44
Offside flag raised against Gavin Swankie
66:45
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
71:08
Shot taken by Steven Doris with his right foot from the centre penalty area
71:08
Arbroath 4 - 1 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Steven Doris with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
73:04
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie using his left foot from the centre penalty area
73:16
Substitution for Arbroath: Liam Caddis on for Paul Sheerin
77:50
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot from the right penalty area
77:55
Save made by Marc McCallum
78:02
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the right byline
78:39
Shot taken by Stuart Malcolm from the centre penalty area
78:50
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
80:43
Foul on Lee Bryce
80:48
Free Kick taken by Christopher Hegarty
81:20
Shot taken by Christopher Hegarty with his right foot
81:24
Save made by Darren Hill
82:36
Shot taken by Liam Caddis with his right foot
82:51
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
85:32
Foul on Steven Doris
85:56
BOOKING: Christopher Hegarty of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
86:37
Free Kick taken by Lee Sibanda
88:22
Foul on Lee Bryce
88:28
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
Full Time
Arbroath 4 - 1 Forfar Athletic

Arbroath

vs

Forfar Athletic

4
Goals
1
4
Assists
1
12
Shots
10
5
On Target
8
7
Off Target
2
1
Crosses
0
4
Corners
5
11
Throw Ins
17
4
Saves
1
2
Clearances
1
4
Goal Kicks
10
3
Blocks
0
14
Free Kicks
11
2
Offside
1
1
Hand Balls
0
1
Yellow Cards
3

Arbroath

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Darren Hill
02.Beau Busch
03.Stuart Malcolm
04.Craig Wedderburn
05.Kieran McAnespie
06.Joshua Falkingham
07.Brian Kerr (43+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Keith Gibson
09.Paul Sheerin 74+0' Tactical
10.Steven Doris
11.Collin Samuel 66+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Darryl Burns
13.Liam Caddis 74+0' Tactical
14.Lee Sibanda
15.Jake Mair
16.Gavin Swankie 66+0' Tactical

Forfar Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Marc McCallum
02.Mark McCulloch
03.Joseph Shaughnessy
04.Iain Campbell
05.David Mowat
06.Christopher Hegarty (86+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Nicky Low
08.Michael Bolochoweckyj (23+0: Dissent) 34+0' Injury
09.Michael Bolocheweckyj
10.Dale Hilson
11.Bradley Coyne

Substitutes

12.Christopher Templeman
13.Greg Paterson
14.Greg Ross (58+0: Dissent) 34+0' Injury
15.Kevin Motion
16.Kevin Byers
17.Lee Bryce

Arbroath boosted by Malcolm return

Arbroath captain Stuart Malcolm returns from suspension as the Red Lichties look to keep up their chase of leaders Cowdenbeath by seeing off Forfar at Gayfield.

Midfielder Lee Sibanda is a doubt after pick up a knock against Cowdenbeath at the weekend and player-manager Paul Sheerin is again without goalkeeper Michael White and striker Jordan Elfverson through injury.

Sheerin is looking for a repeat of the recent 4-2 success his men had against the Loons.

He said: "We put on a good display at Station Park and got a deserved win. We need to match that display to win again, as three points not only keep pushing us towards securing a play-off place, they keep pressure on Cowdenbeath at the top."

Forfar defender Jamie Bishop will be sidelined by a knee injury once again.

Michael Bolochoweckyj missed the 4-0 defeat to East Fife at the weekend and he is a doubt for manager Dick Campbell.

The Station Park boss is looking for his men to show what they are capable of and he said: "We had great wins against Stenhousemuir and Cowdenbeath last month so we are capable of winning this one.

"Unfortunately we never got on a roll with further wins and we still find ourselves in eighth place which is much lower than we should be.

"Arbroath played really well at our place but we can win this game."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 24 30 49
2 Arbroath 24 24 47
3 Dumbarton 23 2 38
4 Stenhousemuir 23 6 34
5 Brechin City 23 -2 32
6 East Fife 23 -7 30
7 Airdrieonians 24 -5 28
8 Forfar Athletic 23 -14 22
9 Albion Rovers 24 -17 22
10 Stirling Albion 23 -17 20

Updated 22/02/2012 at 21:46

 

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