Stenhousemuir boss Scott Booth felt his side deserved to take at least a point from their visit to Station Park after a decent display.
The Warriors were beaten by a solitary Danny Denholm strike, one of few clear chances in the game for either team, and Booth admitted he was left gutted that he was going back to Ochilview Park with nothing to show for their efforts.
The former Scotland man also said that his players switched off for Forfar’s second half goal, where Gavin Swankie was allowed to sail down the Loons’ left flank and cross for Denholm.
Scott said: “It’s a game we shouldn’t have lost. It was a very even game.
“I felt that we pushed hard towards the end. I thought we had a good shape.
“I just didn’t think at times that we put them under as much pressure as we could have done.
“When we got them in good positions we took the foot off the gas a bit rather than throw bodies into the box.
“Ultimately we’re a good side and we shouldn’t have lost the game.
“There wasn’t a lot of chances. I thought the longer the game went on as it was we’d have maybe nicked it.
“But we switched off and let them down the left hand side.
“It’s disappointing to go down the road without a point.”