Sunday, 12 February 2017 10:32
Despite the Loons going ahead through Josh Peters, Brian Cameron levelled the scores with both sides having a man sent off, Eddie Malone and David Brownlie respectively.
Forfar were unchanged from last week’s derby victory and took the lead just six minutes in when a corner was poorly defended by the visitors and Josh Peters gleefully netted his third goal in three games.
They could have netted another three minutes later but Gavin Swankie could over fire over from the edge of the box.
Elgin’s first chance came in the 11th minute however top scorer Shane Sutherland failed to threaten Grant Adam.
Lewis Milne curled a free kick over the bar as Forfar were on top in the first 45 and looked to capitalise on their pressure.
In the 25th minute Chris McLaughlin sent in a teasing cross across the face of goal that every defender left for each other and Danny Denholm slid in at the back post however he could only find the side netting.
Brian Cameron fired over for the visitors on the stroke of half time in one of few Elgin chances early on.
Danny Denholm should have put Forfar further ahead minutes in to the second half when he weaved his way in to the box but his shot was parried before Cox’s follow up was cleared for a corner.
Elgin looked sharper than in the first half and levelled shortly after the hour mark; Sutherland having a shot pushed wide before the corner was volleyed in by Cameron through a pack of players.
Both sides were reduced to ten men within minutes of each other in the last quarter of an hour; Eddie Malone was shown a straight red for a rash challenge on Sutherland while David Brownlie was given a second booking for fouling Denholm.
Elgin came closest to winning the game later on as Sutherland beat Adam with an effort but the keeper was glad to see the shot hit both posts and bounce in to his arms.
The draw, coupled with Arbroath’s win means that the lead is now cut down to nine points but the side can take confidence that it is now ten games unbeaten with a trip to Berwick this weekend.
Match report by Lee Smith