Loons looking ahead to cup tie

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FORFAR Athletic did not fare well during their arduous away day to Stranraer.

Dick Campbell’s side, severely depleted through injury and missing a suspended Martyn Fotheringham, took away only a 4-1 defeat from bottom-of-the-table Stranraer.

Forfar had many chances in the first half but failed to capitalise despite the best efforts of Chris Templeman, Michael Bolochoweckyj and Omar Kader.

The sole goalscorer for the Loons was Danny Denholm who drew the match level on the half-hour mark.

The 1-1 scoreline did not last long and a further three goals were notched by Stranraer.

Campbell said: “That’s two of the bottom of the league teams beat us in the last two weeks.

“I had 12 players fit and four young kids on the bench.””

Now hoping to put the last two poor results behind them, the Loons are looking ahead to this weekend’s Scottish Cup third round fixture against Nairn County at Station Park.

Nairn are currently eighth in the Highland League and defeated Third Division side Clyde early in October in order to get through to the third round.

The Loons are hoping the tie will see them go through to the fourth round after being knocked out of the Ramsdens Cup by Dunfermline earlier this season.