Forfar West End still searching for first Premier League win after draw at Kennoway Star Hearts

Forfar West End
Forfar West End

Forfar West End drew 1-1 with Kennoway Star Hearts in league action at the weekend.

McAllister was the first to test the Forfar keeper after his header was clawed to safety inside the first five minutes.

The game looked to be a bit of a tactical battle as both teams cancelled each other out with chances few and far between.

Wilson looked dangerous playing wide on the left for KSH and after a marauding run he passed up a good chance to shoot when he decided to try and square the ball to Band only for MacKenzie to clear any danger.

Forfar were playing a neat short passing game and they created a good chance midway through the half with Sutherland having to save with an outstretched leg as for once the KSH backline was breached.

In a half with few chances, both teams would be happy with the defensive play limiting each other to half chances as the interval arrived deadlocked at 0-0.

The second half saw a similar pattern to the game early on with Wilson going close with a shot from distance for KSH and Forfar also upping their efforts with pressing the ball higher up the park. They took the lead after hunting the ball down forcing an error allowing Bell to race through and shoot low into the corner of the net.

The goal boosted the away side and they looked confident in possession as they looked to increase their lead.

However 10 minutes after they had opened the scoring Forfar concededa bizarre own goal.

A ball was played 30 yards from goal and Rae toe poked the ball high into the air. The Forfar number one was stranded on the penalty spot and he tried in vain to get back and save the ball as it sailed into the empty net.

A lifeline for the home side and they should have taken the lead shortly after as Band headed over from eight yards out.

Forfar then saw a MacKenzie free kick from 20 yards saved by Sutherland.

The young KSH keeper managed to keep his side in the game with a competent display though in only his second competitive start.

West End are still without a league win.