Forfar WE 4, Coupar Angus 2
Forfar West End hosted Coupar Angus JFC for what was to be the first of a double header against the Angus outfit.
West End were on the front foot from the kick off. Scott came close and Cairney had a shot after the ball broke to him at a corner but the visiting ‘keeper got down well to hold on to the ball.
The breakthrough came in the third minute when Tinley threaded an inch perfect pass through to SCOTT whose first time shot flew past the ‘keeper into the far corner of the net, to get the home side off to the perfect start.
West End then created further chances through Scott and a trialist, but both efforts were off target.
The visitors shocked the home side on the half hour mark by getting themselves back into the tie. A corner wasn’t dealt with by the home defence and the ball fell to McKILLEN who struck a low drive past Johnston to level the game.
This seem to wake the home side up and they regained the lead nine minutes later. After some good wing play by McBride, his cross was met by the TRIALIST who slotted the ball past the ‘keeper to give the home side the advantage going into the break.
The referee brought the first half to a close with the home side getting frustrated with some slack play and lack of communication along the backline.
The second half got off to the worst possible start for West End.
Cairney misjudged a long ball over the top then upended the Coupar striker and the referee had no option but to point to the spot and issue Cairney with a yellow card. This was the third game in a row that the home side have conceded a penalty.
CASSIDY stepped up toe take the spot kick and made no mistake, sending Johnston the wrong way and levelling the match up once again.
The home side then had further chances to take the lead through McBride, Scott and Ramsay.
The breakthrough finally came in the 71st minute when an R. Black long ball found SCOTT and he raced clear of the defence and made no mistake, dispatching the ball into the corner of the net.
On the counter attack in the closing stages RAMSAY raced clear and curled a delightful shot in off the post to make the scoreline 4-2 and secure all three points.