REPORT: Forfar Athletic lead League Two thanks to perfect start

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Goals from Lewis Milne and Josh Peters continued Forfar’s unbeaten league record with a tough 2-1 win at Berwick Rangers.

Milne opened the scoring early on with Peters claiming the second with a clearance hitting him and bouncing into the net, however Jordyn Sheerin ensured a nervy finish for the Loons.

The Loons took the lead after just nine minutes when Gavin Swankie sprayed the ball out wide to Milne and he cut inside a defender before curling past Kevin Walker.

Shortly after and the hosts could have been level through Sheerin; his effort from 25 yards rattling the crossbar with Allan Walker sending the rebound high and wide from close range.

Sheerin went close again in the 22nd minute after his shot was cleared off the line before the Loons had their own effort blocked on the line when Peters beat the keeper to a long ball, cut the ball back for David Cox whose shot was swept away by Brian Martin.

Forfar looked to be heading in to half time with a slender lead but it wasn’t without another scare in the 41st minute; Steven Thomson’s header from a Lee Hamilton cross was caught by the safe hands of Grant Adam.

Eight minutes in to the second half the Loons extended their lead through a bizarre goal; Jim Lister sent a cross in to the box that was met by Hamilton but unfortunately for the defender his header away from goal hit the torso of the unsuspecting Peters and bounced in past Walker for the striker’s fourth goal in a week.

Lister should have added a third a minute later when he was sent clear however his lob was too strong and flew over the bar.

The hosts pulled a goal back in the 61st minute following a Walker free kick, the ball wasn’t cleared properly and Sheerin blasted home through a group of players.

Lister and Cox had chances to restore the two goal lead with both summer signings firing wide while Berwick sub Darren Lavery couldn’t find the target with his shot.

Despite the hosts trying to throw everything at the Loons, chances were few and far between with only Marc Scott have the only noteworthy effort; creating space for himself in the box before seeing his shot deflected over.

The Borderers were reduced to ten men later on with Michael McKenna appearing to be shown a second yellow for a poor challenge on Cox.