Heavy defeat for Loons

An action shot fromSaturday's match
An action shot fromSaturday's match

Forfar Athletic exited the League Cup after a crushing 7-0 defeat at Dens Park against Premiership side Dundee on Saturday.

The result sees the Loons finish in fourth in Group A after having the opportunity to finish top at the start of the game.

After a slow start to the game Dundee took the lead in the 17th minute when Paul McGowan lifted the ball over the advancing Grant Adam.

Michael Duffy and Greg Stewart went close in quick succession but it wasn’t long before they doubled their advantage; Duffy received a pass from Stewart and he sent a stunning strike in to the top corner from 25 yards.

The lead was extended in the 38 th minute after Stewart turned goalscorer, Duffy’s ball in to the box found the in-demand striker and after his first header was parried, he slipped the ball under Adam.

Forfar could have pulled a goal back shortly before half time but Josh Peters’ effort inside the box was blocked and eventually cleared.

Danny Williams saw his effort go inches wide seven minutes after the break however it wasn’t long before they added a fourth; McGowan’s corner was flicked on by Darren O’Dea and Julen Etxabeguren stabbed home from close range.

The Loons had chances of their own but were unable to hit the target with Danny Denholm and former Dundee player Gavin Swankie blasting wide from long range.

Greg Stewart added his second and Dundee’s fifth shortly after the hour mark with a fantastic curled effort.

The hosts looked comfortably in control of the play and deserved their lead, with chances to go even further ahead. Stewart dragged an effort wide minutes before a sixth was added when Rory Loy sent a diving header past Adam from a Cameron Kerr cross.

Loons sub Lewis Milne fired over from twenty yards however Yordi Teijsse completed a disappointing day at the office for the players with three minutes left; the Dundee summer signing was unmarked at the back post and he powered a header home.

Gary Bollan and his side will now look to recover ahead of this weekend’s opening league clash away to newcomers Edinburgh City.