Forfar West End 4 East Craigie 0
Irons 8, 19
Four goals in the opening twenty five minutes was enough to move Forfar West End to within two points of the top of the league in a 4-0 victory over East Craigie at Strathmore Park.
They made an excellent start to the game, with Darren Scott nodding home from a Matthew Ramsay cross within 90 seconds of kick off.
Scott almost set up Ramsay for a second in the 3rd minute but he fired over from close range.
West End made it two after only eight minutes though, on loan defender Steven Narey passing to Scott, who’s low cross was collected by Gary Irons and he sent the ball the opposite way of the keeper and into the bottom corner.
Irons went close again minutes later but he put his effort over when it was easier to keep it low.
The advantage was increased in the 19th minute, an East Craigie corner was fumbled on the line by debutant loanee Darryl Burns but he gathered before the away side could capitalise. From this, he sent out a long kick out that reached Ramsay and he set up Irons to slot home for his second and West End’s third.
It was four less than 5 minutes later, a cross from Ramsay landed at Liam Godfrey’s feet and his first shot was blocked but he made no mistake with his second effort.
East Craigie attempted to get back into the game before half time but their efforts went wide.
HALF TIME: Forfar West End 4 East Craigie 0
West End looked to increase their goal tally in the second half, with Godfrey and Graeme Hart heading wide whilst goalscorer Scott hit the bar.
Irons came close to grabbing a hat-trick on the hour mark but couldn’t keep his shot down and ended up blasting over.
Darren Scott had a long range effort saved well in the 71st minute whilst East Craigie started to get more forward in the last fifteen of the second half although neither side could get a clear chance at goal in a stuffy second half.
Forfar West End: Darryl Burns, Steven Narey, Martin Black, David Taylor (Daryl McKenzie 63), Mark McDonald, David Stillie, Darren Scott, Liam Godfrey, Graeme Hart (Keith McKenzie 75), Gary Irons (Gavin Tinley 69), Matthew Ramsay.
Subs not used: Liam Renton, Gary Bartlett.