Forfar Athletic delighted with play-off win

FORFAR Athletic are going into the second leg of the First Division semi-finals on a high after their 3-1 victory over Dunfermline last night.

Three first half goals, including two from Chris Templeman after Willie Robertson broke the deadlock, were enough to see the Loons take the win.

Gavin Swankie and Kerr Young look for the ball.

Gavin Swankie and Kerr Young look for the ball.

Speaking after the game Ian Campbell, assistant manager, said: “I thought we played some classic stuff tonight and we deserved to win the game.

“I thought the surface was fantastic and I thought we played really well.

“We should have really had the game finished but Dunfermline are a great club. I felt a wee bit sorry for them actually but equally they are good players and on Saturday they have a lifeline.

“They will be up for it so we have a massive task on our hands. But I think we will be organised and we will probably cause a few problems for them down there.

“But it’s only halfway through the tie so it’s half-time and we are 3-1 up.

“If we keep it going and keep the work ethic going and take as many chances as we did tonight then we will be alright.

“It’s going to be a massive game for us and I’m looking forward to it.”

Alastair Donald, Forfar Athletic chairman, added: “I’d like to thank the fans for their efforts last night and over the last two or three weeks when we were really pushing for this.

“The fans have been magnificent and there was a good response on Saturday. I think last night, in the really bad weather, the fans were outstanding.

“I understand buses for Saturday are doing quite well and that’s encouraging so thank you so much to everybody and let’s see what happens on Saturday.”