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Sunday, 15 October 2017 08:41

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Jim Weir’s reign at Forfar Athletic started with a point as Queen’s Park equalised late on to deny the Loons at Hampden Park.

Mark Millar put Forfar ahead from the penalty spot just after the hour mark after Dylan Easton was fouled but Luke Donnelly salvaged a point for the Spiders to keep things as they were at the foot of League One.

Forfar could have went ahead as early as the second minute when Dylan Easton cut the ball back for Josh Peters but the striker’s effort was deflected wide.
From Mark Millar’s corner, Michael Travis rose highest but couldn’t get his header on target.
At the other end Dominic Docherty forced a great save from Marc McCallum after meeting a Ciaran Summers cross before Peters hooked his shot wide in the sixth minute.
David Galt sent a corner into the box four minutes later however Kevin Green headed over the bar.
The action was scarce for large parts of the first half with little happening until the 24th minute when Anton Brady flashed a volley wide following another Galt corner.
Two minutes later Bain sent a cross towards Easton with Willie Muir holding his header towards goal.
Brady hooked wide for the visitors before Easton almost caught out Muir with a free kick from the touch line but he did well to smother the effort.
Forfar had the last chance of the first half as Peters broke forward before switching the ball to Marc Scott; he managed to get a shot towards goal but Muir pushed the shot away before it was cleared.

Both sides started the second half well with Cox and Galt denied by each defence in the opening two minutes.
McCallum did well to push a Thomas Orr shot over following some excellent movement from the Spiders’ striker.
Peters mishit the ball wide from outside the box after receiving a Scott McBride flick on in the 54th minute before McCallum denied the hosts again sixty seconds.
McBride stabbed wide but the Loons took the lead in the 65th minute from the spot; Easton was fouled by Jack Iredale and Mark Millar stepped up to send the penalty under Muir.
The last twenty minutes saw little to no action until the 88th minute when sub Luke Donnelly netted an equaliser despite claims for offside from the Loons.
Former Loon Gregor Fotheringham could have won it for the hosts in injury time when he met a Donnelly cross but McCallum pulled off another great save.
At the other end Ousman See sent a through ball for Millar however he dragged his shot wide as both sides had to settle for a point apiece.

Match report by Lee Smith

Courtesy of Queens Park TV

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