Forfar blow a two-goal lead

FORFAR Athletic blew a great chance to make it three wins on the trot when they could only share the spoils with basement club Stirling Albion at fogbound Station Park on Tuesday evening.

The Loons played some great football to build a two-goal advantage, and looked odds-on to claim all three points until the visitors hit back to level with two strikes in the closing 12 minutes.

New signing Bradley Coyne put Forfar in front in the 20th minute when he drilled low into the net from the edge of the box.

Coyne was on target again on the hour mark when he supplied the finishing touch to Dale Hilson’s cross from close range.

The game appeared to be over at that stage, with Forfar going in search of a third killer goal.

But Stirling had other ideas and pulled a goal back in the 78th minute when substitute Daly McSorley swept in Scott Davidson’s cross.

And there was a major blow for the Loons in their bid to pull away from the relegation area in division two when Davidson curled in an 88th-minute equaliser after Forfar failed to effectively deal with a corner from the right.

The Loons are back in action this Saturday, when Dumbarton are visitors to Station Park.

Forfar Athletic - McCallum, Ross, Bolocheweckyj, Shaughnessy, McCulloch, Ross Campbell (Motion), Hegarty (Byers), Low, Hilson, Templeman and Coyne.

Stirling Albion - Reidford, Fagan (McSorley), Thom, Dillon, Jacobs, Smith (Flood), Ferry, McCulloch, Cook (Bonar), McLeish and Davidson.

Referee - John McKendrick; crowd - 361.