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Forfar Athletic 3 Cowdenbeath 1

Sunday, 29 January 2017 09:18

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Forfar Athletic came from behind for the seventh time in ten games as they defeated bottom of the table Cowdenbeath 3-1.

After going in to half time trailing to a Dale Carrick header, goals from Josh Peters and former Blue Brazil duo Thomas O'Brien and Lewis Milne meant the Loons kept their eight point lead at the top of the league.

There was one enforced change from last week’s win at Edinburgh City, with the suspended Gavin Swankie replaced by Marc Scott.

The first half was a drab affair for both sides, with the only clear cut chances coming in a seven minute spell early in the first half.
In the tenth minute David Cox outmuscled Jamie Pyper to race on to Michael Travis’ clearance and the strong attacker made his way in to the box only to drag his effort inches past the post with David McGurn beaten.
The visitors took the lead five minutes later; Dean Brett’s cross was knocked back in to the danger zone by Lewis Moore for fellow loanee Dale Carrick to nod home.
They could have been further ahead sixty seconds later when Fraser Mullen’s long range strike stung the fingertips of Grant Adam.

With fans keen for a better half, their hopes were delayed when it was announced referee Colin Steven was unable to officiate and had to wait on a replacement official to head through from Kirriemuir.
The delay seemed to help Forfar as just eight minutes in to the second half, they were level through Josh Peters. Grant Adam made two saves in quick succession from Moore and Carrick and as the Loons made a counter attack, Peters’ mishit cross flew in after deceiving McGurn.
In the 64th minute Kyle Miller forced another save from Adam with a long range effort however four minutes later former Cowden player Thomas O’Brien put Forfar ahead; nodding home from a Lewis Milne corner.
With twelve minutes left Milne sealed the win for the Loons with another fantastic goal; his 25 yard rocket flying past McGurn.

The Loons now face a tough game against Angus rivals and second placed Arbroath as they look to extend their lead at the top of League Two to eleven points.

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