Derby victory over Albion for comfortable Vics side

Arbroath Vics picked up a deserved victory over Forfar Albion on Saturday.

The nearest to a goal came in the 17th minute, when Martyn Gellatly got a touch to an Owen McCabe corner and his effort had to be cleared off the line by Mark Fotheringham.

Steve Florence sent a pass deep into the Albion half for Rikki Gillespie to chase, but a poor touch from the number 10 inside the box allowed Ross McCleary to get a foot to his shot and block the ball away for a corner.

Josh Chalmers should have put Vics in front in the 42nd minute when he was played in by Mark Fotheringham, but with only Gary Grant to beat, he allowed the keeper to block his shot.

The deadlock was eventually broken in the 70th minute when Vics edged in front. Scott Donald, Garry Warren and Josh Chalmers were all involved in the build up before the latter was sent through on goal to fire a shot beyond Gary Grant.

Within five minutes, Vics had extended their lead. Good play up the left ended with Scott Donald pulling the ball back into the box where Kyle Findlater got in front of his marker to steer a shot into the far corner beyond the reach of the keeper.

Having taken a two goal advantage, Vics’ lead was soon halved when Albion pulled a goal back in the 77th minute when Ryan Carr curled a free-kick into the roof of the net from just outside the box.

Despite that, it was Vics who were to make sure of the points with a third goal in the 82nd minute.

Charlie Wilson was sent through from his own half and he ran fully 50 yards before keeping his composure to steer a shot beyond the advancing keeper.

Vics continue their league programme at Luncarty this Saturday at 2.30pm.