April 20, 2013
Clark at the treble
Nicholas Clark hit a hat-trick as Division Two champions Queen of South claimed a 4-0 win at play-off hopefuls Forfar.
The Doonhamers were looking to avoid their first back-to-back defeats of the season after a midweek loss at Stenhousemuir, and took just 32 minutes to establish their lead. A good passing move ended up at the feet of Michael Paton, who fired the ball home from 12 yards out.
They doubled their lead eight minutes after the break when Paul Burns won the ball in midfield before feeding Derek Lyle, whose cross to the back post was tapped in by Clark.
Two minutes later Clark added his second and the Doonhamers' third. Burns was involved again as he set up the forward to score from the edge of the penalty area.
The win was wrapped up after 84 minutes, midfielder Derek Young playing the ball through for the clinical Clark to complete his treble with his 29th goal of the season.
|Forfar Athletic||Queen of the South|
|1 Darren Hill||1 Lee Robinson|
|2 Mark McCulloch||5 Chris Higgins|
|4 Michael Bolochoweckyj||2 Chris Mitchell|
|3 Iain Campbell||4 Mark Durnan|
|10 Gavin Swankie||6 Derek Young|
|8 Jordan Brown||7 Paul Burns|
|6 Gavin Malin||8 Steven McKenna|
|11 Danny Denholm||10 Nicky Clark|
|5 William Robertson||3 Kevin Holt|
|9 Chris Templeman||9 Derek Lyle|
|7 Dale Hilson||11 Michael Paton|
|20 Ross Salmon||Jim Atkinson 20|
|15 Mick Dunlop||Ryan McGuffie 12|
|12 Charlie King||Daniel Orsi 17|
|14 Ross Campbell||Patrick Slattery 15|
|16 Omar Kader||Kevin Smith 14|
|Ross Campbell for Chris Templeman (61)||Daniel Orsi for Michael Paton (71)|
|Mick Dunlop for Iain Campbell (61)||Kevin Smith for Derek Lyle (77)|
|Omar Kader for Dale Hilson (61)||Patrick Slattery for Steven McKenna (83)|
|Gavin Swankie (90)||Mark Durnan (31)|
|Paul Burns (64)|
|· Squads: Forfar Athletic | Queen of the South|