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Forfar 2-0 Arbroath (2-0)

Martyn Fotheringham celebrates his early goal for Forfar
Martyn Fotheringham celebrates his early goal for Forfa

Forfar won promotion to Division Two thanks to goals from Martyn Fotheringham and Bryan Deasley in their play-off win over Arbroath.

Following a goalless first leg, Fotheringham looped in a cracking shot after just five minutes.

The home side were dealt a blow on the hour when Stephen Tulloch was dismissed for a second caution.

However, the Loons held firm and substitute Deasley added a late goal after missing two good chances.

The result means Arbroath drop down to Division Three and the visitors will rue a number of scorned chances.

Philip McGuire's header from Kenneth McLean's corner produced a fine fingertip save from Euan McLean and Robbie Ross missed with a close range header.

Tulloch also missed the target with a header from close in before he was sent off.

Already on a yellow card for unsporting behaviour, he received his second booking for a foul on Kenneth McLean.

Dick Campbell's men responded well to the setback and Deasley was always a threat on the counter-attack as victory was sealed.

Forfar: McLean, McCulloch, Tulloch, Bishop, Tod, Sellars, Watson (Kevin Fotheringham 71), Mowat, Gibson, Templeman (Gordon 85), Martyn Fotheringham (Deasley 49). Subs Not Used: Brown, Calum Smith.

Sent Off: Tulloch (60). Booked: Tulloch. Goals: Martyn Fotheringham 5, Deasley 90.

Arbroath: Hill, Rattray, Mclaughlin, McGuire (Suttie 88), Doris, Gibson (Nimmo 57), McCulloch, Booth, McLean, Megginson (McIlravey 78), Ross. Subs Not Used: Morrison, McMullan.

Booked: Rattray.

Att: 2,207

Ref: I Brines

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Arbroath 0-0 Forfar
12 May 10 |  Scottish League

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