Interview with Forfar Athletic’s Chris Templeman

Striker Chris Templeman was delighted to score against Dunfermline on Saturday, a familiar face for him having started his career at the Pars.

The goal was his fifth of the season and helped the side go joint top of the league with just one game of the season left.

Speaking after the game “I’m delighted with my goal, I hesitated a wee bit getting there and just went round the keeper and put the ball in the net. You obviously start every game trying to get in about the opposition, they’re a good side, they showed that in the second half.”

“We were the better side in the first half but we’d have to admit, they played better than us in the second half.  Rab had a couple of very good saves, we’d have taken any kind of win before we started so we’re delighted with it.”

He assisted with the third goal as well, being awarded a penalty after a foul by Finn Graham in the 35th minute. Despite some claims he dived, the striker was adamant he was fouled “He’s caught me when I’ve came across the front of him, got the legs tangled up. One of the boys had grabbed my shirt to start with and my leg got caught with the other guy.”

Templeman has his eyes on next week now, with the Loons in a battle with Morton for the title, with Stranraer still in the mix “It’d be great to win the league, we’ve had a good season but I suppose Morton and Stranraer will be saying the same. We’ll need to just try and win our game, it’s not going to be easy against Ayr, they’re a good side as well and have their own fight with play offs.”

This Saturday will be a nervy one for all associated with Forfar Athletic as the Loons, Greenock Morton and Stranraer all have 90 minutes left to win the title.

At the moment, Morton and Forfar have 66 points, with the west coast side having a goal difference of +23 compared to Forfar’s +20. Stranraer on the other hand are on 64 points.

The games that may decide where the title goes are Forfar Athletic vs Ayr United, Greenock Morton vs Peterhead and Brechin City vs Stranraer.

How Morton can win the title: They need to win and hope Forfar don’t win by four more goals than they do. They can draw as long as Forfar also drop points. In other words, they just need to match the Loons’ result.

How Forfar can win the title: If Morton were to win, the Loons need to win by at least four more goals than them. For example, if Morton win 1-0, Forfar must win 5-0. They can win by just one goal if Morton were to drop points.

How Stranraer can win the title: Stranraer are the outsiders for the league now and can only win if both Morton and Forfar were to lose. They could win if they both draw but would need to win by at least five clear goals.

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