Colin McMenamin 47
Forfar Athletic 3
Martyn Fotheringham 71, 77, Gavin Swankie 90+3
Forfar Athletic came from behind to defeat Stenhousemuir by three goals to one while moving up to second in the table.
A Martyn Fotheringham double and Gavin Swankie goal in the last twenty minutes were enough to overcome a Colin McMenamin opener, with the Warriors having Anthony Marenghi sent off in the second half.
Dick Campbell made three changes to last week’s win over Stirling, with Derek Young, Omar Kader and Michael Travis replacing Gavin Malin, Danny Denholm and Michael Dunlop.
Stenhousemuir started off the more threatening side, with Paul McMullan firing low at Douglas before setting up Martin Grehan, who was one on one in front of goal but a great last ditch challenge from Mark Baxter denied him.
Omar Kader had Forfar’s best chance of the first half, firing over after Templeman’s knock down. Dale Hilson then dragged a shot wide in the 26th minute before McMullan sent a free kick over the bar for the Warriors close to half time.
Two minutes after half time McMullan caused havoc again, forcing Douglas into a save but he couldn’t stop the rebound being forced home by Colin McMenamin at the far post.
In the 51st minute Fotheringham sent a free kick inches over before Douglas did well to stop the home side going further ahead, denying McMenamin.
Stenhousemuir went down to ten men in the 55th minute when Anthony Marenghi was shown a second yellow for a foul on Kader, the same player he fouled to receive the first yellow
Forfar started to play better after that and Dods saw a header pushed over after a Fotheringham corner.
Fotheringham grabbed Forfar’s equaliser in the 71st minute, sweeping home a Hilson cross after great play by the winger.
The popular midfielder then put the Loons ahead in front of a strong away following with thirteen minutes left, Hilson again with good work, giving the ball to Swankie who backheeled it through for Foxy to fire home, his fourth of the season and third against Stenhousemuir.
Swankie saw a couple of shots saved as well as Darren Dods going close with an overhead kick before Swankie finished the game off in injury time, Hilson laying the ball off for him to slot home.
The result moves the Loons up to second after Morton lost 2-0 at home to Brechin City.
Stenhousemuir: Greg Fleming, Ross Meechan, Ciaran Summers, Alan Lithgow, Ross McMillan, Kieran Millar (Pedro Moutinho 83), Paul McMullan, Kris Faulds, Colin McMenamin, Martin Grehan (Gregor Fotheringham 57), Anthony Marenghi.
Subs not used: Robbie Duncan, Lee Gallacher, Josh Watt, Craig Sutherland, Chris Smith (gk)
Forfar Athletic: Rab Douglas, Mark Baxter (Michael Dunlop 46), Iain Campbell, Michael Travis, Darren Dods, Derek Young (Stephen Husband 77), Omar Kader, Martyn Fotheringham (James Dale 87), Chris Templeman, Gavin Swankie, Dale Hilson.
Subs not used: Gavin Malin, Danny Denholm, Kerr Hay, Jason King (gk)