Forfar Athletic 3 Montrose 1Our dreams of progressing to the knockout stage of the Betfred Cup came to an abrupt end last night with uncharacteristic defensive lapses proving costly.
After going close through a Ross Campbell half volley and a Terry Masson effort we fell behind when the assistant manager tripped Easton in the box with 25 minutes gone. Easton stepped up to score from the spot.
There was further defensive blunders two minutes later. Fleming cleared the ball straight to Easton who crossed for ex Gable Endie John Baird to score with a point blank range header.
We almost pulled a goal back seconds later when Redman headed inches past from a Masson cross.
After a fiery start to the second half which saw four players booked, we gave ourselves hope when on 64 minutes Ross Campbell sent a bullet of a header into the net from a free kick from brother Iain.
However Forfar immediately restored their two goal advantage when Dale Hilson waltzed past four players to fire home.
We huffed and puffed but the nearest we came to a goal was when Redman headed over a Webster corner.
No action for the boys this weekend as we prepare ourselves for the unfurling of the league winning flag next Saturday at home to Arbroath.
Team Lineups & Stats
Wednesday 25th July 2018
|3||Darren Whyte (s54)
||4||Matty Allan (s60)
||22||Patrick Cregg (s72)|
||9||Martin Rennie (s72)
|10||Dylan Easton (s90+3)
|11||John Baird (s90)
|12||Gary Fraser (s54)
|14||Eddie Malone (s90)
||24||Josh Skelly (s72)
||16||Craig Johnston (s72)
|16||Connor Coupe (90+3)
||15||Danny Cavanagh (s60)
|21||Marc McCallum (GK)||21||Jordan Millar (GK)|
Alastair Mather, Filippo Mazzoni
Forfar Athletic - Dylan Easton (26 pen), John Baird (28), Dale Hilson (66)
Montrose - Ross Campbell (64)
Forfar Athletic - Andy Munro (50), Gary Fraser (57), Dylan Easton (64)
Montrose - Ross Campbell (26), Andrew Steeves (56), Iain Campbell (74)