Foxy wants to double up

Pic credit: Christopher Coutts.
Pic credit: Christopher Coutts.

Two-goal hero Martyn Fotheringham set his sights on another four goals after his double helped the Loons to a big victory last weekend.

Fotheringham scored Forfar Athletic’s first and second in their 3-1 win over Stenhousemuir on Saturday, taking his tally to four for the campaign.

Colin McMenamin had given Stenny a lead just after half time before Anthony Marenghi received his marching orders for a second bookable offence against Omar Kader.

Foxy hit a quick-fire brace in response to that red card before Gavin Swankie hit his 11th of the season late on to ensure the win.

And it’s a victory that lifts Forfar into second in League One after Greenock Morton fell 2-0 to Brechin City.

The midfielder admitted it gives the players a boost to hear about a rival suffering defeat but said all they can do is take care of themselves.

That’s me up to four goals for the season but I’ve not had that many games. I want to double it before the end of the season.

Martyn Fotheringham

Foxy said: “It does give you a lift to hear one of the other teams has dropped points, obviously it’s good if other teams can help us out because that’s what we’re needing. It’s not normally Brechin that help us out right enough but that’s a good result for them.

“We’ll just look after number one and see what we get at the end of the season.

“That’s me up to four goals for the season but I’ve not had that many games. I want to double it before the end of the season.”

Dick Campbell made three changes to last week’s win over Stirling, with Derek Young, Omar Kader and Michael Travis replacing Gavin Malin, Danny Denholm and Michael Dunlop.

Stenhousemuir started off the more threatening side, with Paul McMullan firing low at Rab Douglas before setting up Martin Grehan one on one in front of goal, but a great last ditch challenge from Mark Baxter denied him.

Omar Kader had Forfar’s best chance of the first half, firing over after Chris Templeman’s knock down.

Dale Hilson then dragged a shot wide in the 26th minute.

Two minutes after half time McMullan caused havoc again, forcing Douglas into a save but he couldn’t stop the rebound being forced home by McMenamin.

Fotheringham sent a free kick inches over before Douglas denied McMenamin a second.

Stenhousemuir went down to 10 men in the 55th minute when Marenghi was shown a second yellow for a foul on Kader, the same player he fouled to receive the first yellow.

Fotheringham grabbed Forfar’s equaliser in the 71st minute, sweeping home a Hilson cross.

The popular midfielder then put the Loons ahead in front of a strong away following with 13 minutes left, Hilson again with good work before giving the ball to Swankie, who backheeled it through for Foxy to fire home.

Swankie finished the game off in injury time, Hilson laying the ball off for him to slot past Fleming.

STENHOUSEMUIR (4-4-2): Fleming; Meechan, Summers, Lithgow, McMillan; McMullan, Millar (Moutinho, 83), Faulds, Marenghi; McMenamin, Grehan (Fotheringham, 57).

Subs not used: Smith, Duncan, Gallacher, Watt, Sutherland.

FORFAR ATHLETIC (4-4-2): Douglas; Baxter (Dunlop, 46), Travis, Dods, Campbell; Kader, Fotheringham (Dale, 87), Young (Husband, 77), Swankie; Templeman, Hilson.

Subs not used: King, Malin, Denholm, Hay.