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Forfar Athletic 3 Elgin City 2

Sunday, 28 August 2016 11:16

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Another Tight Win for the Loons

Forfar continued their good start to the season with another tight ‘odd goal’ win, this time against Elgin City at Station Park.

The home side started the game well, but as the first half progressed Elgin looked better on the ball as the Loons struggled at times to get things going on the park.  Midway through the first half McLeish opened the scoring for Elgin when his persistence at the edge of the box let to him getting a shot away which beat Adam in the Forfar goal.  On thirty-eight minutes the Loons equalised when O’Brien drilled a peach of a shot into the Elgin net from outside the box.  However, Forfar conceded again three minutes from half time when a cross field ball to the right was squared by Gunn for McLeish to net his and Elgin’s second.

HALF TIME: Forfar Athletic 1 Elgin City 2

Forfar levelled the game again five minutes into the second half when Peters evaded a couple of challenges to net from inside the box as the Loons began to show a marked improvement on their first half showing.  Elgin’s McLeish was then denied what would have been a fine hat trick when Adam pulled off an excellent save to touch the Elgin striker’s shot over the bar.  With the game in the balance at two goals each, and with both sides matching each other well, it took a touch of class for the Loons to take the lead for the first time in the game when some neat passing on the left released O’Brien who swaggered into the box leaving some bemused Elgin defenders in his wake before dispatching the ball past McKay.  This was a goal worthy of winning any game, and as it happened was the difference between the two sides as the Loons consolidated their early lead in the Scottish second division.

HALF TIME: Forfar Athletic 3 Elgin City 2

Match report by Cameron Davidson

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