Forfar Athletic 1 Dundee 3 (Martyn Fotheringham Testimonial) 21st March 2017

Martyn Fotheringham was rewarded with his testimonial last night and despite Dundee winning 3-1, the night was all about the midfielder.

A decent crowd appeared at a chilly Station Park to support Foxy after ten years at the club, including several former team mates and friends, some of whom appeared on the bench.

Former Loons Paul Watson, Iain Campbell, Mark Baxter and Charlie King were the special guests with all four making an appearance at one point or another in the second half.

Before the match started, Foxy was presented with awards from both sides and his family as the teams lined up, fans also showing their appreciation for the midfielder.

Both sides had chances to score early on; Faissal El Bakhtaoui denied by Grant Adam while Josh Peters’ couldn’t divert a Marc Scott cross past Mitchell.

The main man of the evening almost netted what everyone wants to do in their testimonial in the 18th minute, a fierce free kick had to be beaten away by Mitchell at his near post.

Dundee took the lead on the half hour mark when Danny Williams lashed home however the scores were level four minutes later; Fotheringham and Marc Scott combining to set up Peters and he rolled the ball past Mitchell before netting.

At half time Iain Campbell came on to replace Andy Munro in the first special appearance of the night.

Dundee went ahead with two quick goals within the first ten minutes of the second half as El Bakhtaoui fired home two impressive goals following his spectacular weekend effort.

The game petered out with both sides making substitutions; Paul Watson, Mark Baxter and Charlie King all appearing from the bench in the last half hour.

Fotheringham himself was substituted with minutes left to allow him to receive a massive round of applause as he left the field.

All in all it was a fantastic night for Foxy to reward him for his ten years of service with the club with the result far less important.

Forfar Athletic: Grant Adam (Jason King 60), Murray Mackintosh (Mark Baxter 75), Michael Kennedy (Chris McLaughlin 60), Stuart Malcolm (Jamie Bain 82), Andy Munro (Iain Campbell 46), Martyn Fotheringham (Frankie Devine 88), Jamie Gill, Eoghan McCawl (Paul Watson 60), Josh Peters (Matthew Aitken 46), Aiden Malone (Charlie King 75), Marc Scott

Dundee: David Mitchell, Sam Dryden, Danny Williams, Kostadin Gadzhalov (Ian Smith 12), Matty Smyth, Marc Klok, Nick Ross (Connor Coupe 67), Daniel Higgins, Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Mark Smith 60), Craig Wighton, Conor Quigley (Brian Rice 46)

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