REPORT: Jim Lister at the double as Forfar Athletic see off Brora Rangers

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A Jim Lister double saw Forfar Athletic edge out Highland League outfit Brora Rangers 2-1 in their second pre-season fixture.

Lister netted either side of a Steven Mackay goal for the visitors as the Loons stepped up their preparations for life in League Two.

Both sides struggled to get going in the first half with the best chance falling to former Dundee United striker Jordan Moore in the 12th minute.

Paul Brindle looked to test Grant Adam three minutes later but his effort was straight at the keeper.

Jamie Bain almost set up his fellow ex-Airdrieonians teammate Lister on the stroke of half time with a teasing cross.

The game came to life shortly after the break when David Cox cut in from the touchline before unleashing a shot that rattled off the crossbar from 25 yards.

James Yates had an effort of his own parried by the keeper; firing a shot from the touchline towards the near post but the keeper did well.

Forfar took the lead in the 58th minute, Denholm laying the ball off for Lister to rifle a low effort past Malin.

The visitors equalised four minutes later through Mackay when he diverted a Martin MacLean shot past Adam.

Lewis Milne tried his luck from 25 yards shortly after but the game was won with 20 minutes left when Lister rose to nod home a Cox free kick home for his second.

Meanwhile, Forfar Athletic are staging a Motown Show and Disco featuring Saffron and her tribute to Diana Ross in the Reid Hall on Friday, August 12.

A two course Buffet Meal is included in the price of £35 and tickets are available from Colin M. Smith in Castle Street or Richardsons in West High Street or from any club official.