Forfar West End held by the Vics

Forfar West End……..……...1Arbroath Vics…………...…..1

Tuesday, 1st February 2022, 2:25pm
Forfar West End held by the Vics

It was very much a game of two halves as West End entertained the Vics but everyone was glad to see some football with many matches falling foul of the strong weekend winds,” writes Alan Samson.

West End started very much on the front-foot and pegged Arbroath back throughout the first 45.

Number eight Ryan Kerrigan blasted high into the net midway through the opening half, putting Forfar ahead.

West End continued to cut Arbroath open but worryingly the second goal would not come.

Trooping in at halftime , Arbroath were fortunate to retain 11 men on the park, but there was a thought that these missed chances could cost West End..

Into the second half and the tempo appeared to drop.

West End won a penalty which they failed to convert.

This seemed to give Arbroath belief and an injury to Forfar keeper Ross Matthews likely influenced the equalising goal as the visitors levelled matters up.

Forfar West End man-of-the-match: Murray Penman.

Manager Derek Lawson has persuaded Cameron Fleming, Robbie McLaughlan, Ethan Samson and Murray Penman to sign extensions to their contracts.

The club have also announced the signings of Ryan Corbitt and Fraser Matthews. Both have already made strong starts with Corbitt scoring on his debut and Matthews slotting in seamlessly at centre half. B rother Ross Matthews, who plays in goal, has also committed for the remainder of the season on-loan from Montrose.

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