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Unfair challenge on Jordan Elfverson by Christopher Hegarty results in a free kick. Gavin Swankie has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save made by Greg Paterson.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Nicky Low.
Unfair challenge on Joe Shaughnessy by Jordan Elfverson results in a free kick. Greg Paterson takes the indirect free kick.
Jordan Elfverson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Steven Doris.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Nicky Low from the right by-line, Joe Shaughnessy scores a headed goal from close range. Forfar 1-1 Arbroath.Nicky Low provided the assist for the goal.
Brian Kerr concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross Campbell. Brian Kerr receives a caution. Free kick taken by Greg Paterson.
Keith Gibson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lee Sibanda.
Nicky Low takes a shot. Save by Darren Hill.
Gavin Swankie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Greg Paterson.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Christopher Templeman. Indirect free kick taken by Stuart Malcolm.
Josh Falkingham fouled by Christopher Hegarty, the ref awards a free kick. Josh Falkingham restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Kevin Byers from the left by-line.
A cross is delivered by Christopher Hegarty.
Kevin Byers on for Jordon Brown. Martyn Fotheringham leaves the field to be replaced by Ross Campbell.
Christopher Hegarty fouled by Lee Bryce, the ref awards a free kick. Christopher Hegarty takes the indirect free kick.
The referee books Lee Bryce for unsporting behaviour.
The ball is crossed by Kevin Motion.
Foul by Gavin Swankie on Iain Campbell, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Iain Campbell.
Gavin Swankie takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post. (Arbroath) makes a substitution, with Lee Bryce coming on for Kevin Brown.
Mark Baxter sends in a cross.
The ball is crossed by Christopher Hegarty.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Kevin Motion, Brian Kerr manages to make a clearance.
The official flags Kieran McAnespie offside. Greg Paterson takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Gavin Swankie.
Gavin Swankie takes a inswinging corner.
Centre by Christopher Templeman, blocked by Stuart Malcolm.
The ball is swung over by Christopher Templeman, Darren Hill makes a save.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Greg Paterson.
Centre by Nicky Low, clearance made by Mark Baxter.
Effort from outside the area by Jordon Brown goes wide right of the goal.
A cross is delivered by Mark Baxter.
Unfair challenge on Martyn Fotheringham by Kieran McAnespie results in a free kick. Martyn Fotheringham takes the free kick.
Kevin Motion replaces David Mowat.
Christopher Templeman is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Martyn Fotheringham takes a corner.
The ball is swung over by Kieran McAnespie.
Martyn Fotheringham is booked.
The referee shows Michael Bolocheweckyj a red card for second bookable offence.
Foul by Michael Bolocheweckyj on Gavin Swankie, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Kieran McAnespie.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Iain Campbell, save by Darren Hill.
Lee Sibanda is ruled offside. Greg Paterson restarts play with the free kick.
Joe Shaughnessy challenges Steven Doris unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kieran McAnespie restarts play with the free kick.
Kieran McAnespie fouled by Christopher Templeman, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren Hill.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Martyn Fotheringham from the left by-line.
Iain Campbell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Sibanda. Direct free kick taken by Josh Falkingham.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Bolocheweckyj by Brian Kerr. Free kick taken by Greg Paterson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Bolocheweckyj on Gavin Swankie. Kieran McAnespie takes the direct free kick. Booking for Christopher Hegarty for unsporting behaviour.
The referee blows for offside against Christopher Templeman. Darren Hill takes the indirect free kick.
Lee Sibanda gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Forfar 0-1 Arbroath.The assist for the goal came from Josh Falkingham.
Gavin Swankie fouled by Michael Bolocheweckyj, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Bolocheweckyj receives a caution. Strike comes in from Gavin Swankie from the free kick, blocked by Michael Bolocheweckyj.
Nicky Low sends in a cross, blocked by Lee Sibanda.
The ball is crossed by Martyn Fotheringham.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gavin Swankie on Michael Bolocheweckyj. Christopher Hegarty takes the free kick.
Centre by Lee Sibanda.
The ball is crossed by Martyn Fotheringham, Nicky Low takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Baxter.
Loons and Red Lichties braced for derby clash
Forfar will bring in Greg Paterson to replace suspended goalkeeper Adam McHugh for their local derby with league leaders Arbroath at Station Park.
The sixth-placed Loons will also be missing defenders Greg Ross and Craig Wilson as they look to bounce back after consecutive defeats to Dumbarton and East Fife.
Assistant manager Ian Campbell said: "This is a huge game for us due to the local nature of it and the fact that Arbroath are doing so well. They are going into it as favourites due to the start they have made in the league, so it is up to us to try and turn the form book around.
"Despite being underdogs for the game it is a match we are really looking forward to."
Player/manager Paul Sheerin is Arbroath`s only absentee for the short trip to their Angus rivals.
Sheerin is sidelined for the next six weeks after surgery was required to correct a knee injury.
The Gayfield boss is looking for his men to keep their neighbours at bay, and said, "We have a nine-point advantage over Forfar and are unbeaten since the second game of the season.
"Ending this one having increased that gap would be a fantastic achievement but I know it will not be easy as their manager Dick Campbell will have them fired up and out to knock us out of our stride."
Forfar fight back for draw
A late Joe Shaughnessy header rescued a point for 10-man Forfar in a 1-1 draw with high-flying Arbroath at Station Park.
The visitors opened the scoring on 12 minutes when Lee Sibanda swept home right-footed from a Josh Falkingham pass.
The home side's task was made more difficult 15 minutes before half-time when defender Michael Bolocheweckyj was dismissed for a second bookable offence.
Jordon Brown came close to levelling the contest five minutes after the restart but fired wide from 25 yards.
Arbroath `keeper Darren Hill then saved from Nicky Low on 75 minutes.
But the hosts were not to be denied and snatched a point with eight minutes remaining as Shaughnessy connected with Low's inswinging corner to head past Hill.
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