2012–13 Forfar Athletic F.C. season

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Forfar Athletic
2012–13 season
Chairman Alastair Donald[1]
Manager Dick Campbell
Stadium Station Park
Second Division Fourth place
Challenge Cup Second round, lost to Arbroath
League Cup First round, lost to Partick Thistle
Scottish Cup Fifth round, lost to Falkirk
Top goalscorer League:
Chris Templeman (11)
All:
Gavin Swankie (14)
Chris Templeman (14)
Highest home attendance 1,562 vs
Dunfermline Athletic
First Division Play-offs
8 May 2013
Lowest home attendance 293 vs Albion Rovers
Second Division
26 February 2013

The 2012–13 season was Forfar Athletic's third consecutive season in the Scottish Second Division, having been promoted from the Scottish Third Division at the end of the 2009–10 season.[2] Forfar Athletic also competed in the Challenge Cup, League Cup and the Scottish Cup.

Summary[edit]

Season[edit]

Forfar finished fourth in the Scottish Second Division,[3] entering the play-offs losing 7–4 to Dunfermline Athletic on aggregate in the Semi-final and remained in the Scottish Second Division.[4] They reached the second round of the Challenge Cup,[5] the first round of the League Cup[6] and the fifth round of the Scottish Cup.[7]

Results & fixtures[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss       Postponed

Pre season[edit]

Scottish Second Division[edit]

First Division Play-offs[edit]

Scottish Challenge Cup[edit]

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Scottish Cup[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Squad[edit]

Last updated 11 May 2013[12][13]
No. Pos Nat Player Total Second Division Other[a] League Cup Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
GK Scotland Jack Hamilton 9 0 8+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
GK Scotland Darren Hill 18 0 15+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
GK Scotland David Scott 5 0 4+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
GK Scotland Derek Soutar 13 0 9+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
DF Scotland Jamie Bishop 3 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
DF Scotland Michael Bolochoweckyj 36 2 26+1 2 4+0 0 1+0 0 4+0 0
DF Scotland Iain Campbell 44 10 34+1 8 4+0 1 1+0 0 4+0 1
DF Scotland Michael Dunlop 22 0 11+4 0 3+1 0 1+0 0 1+1 0
DF Faroe Islands Odmar Faeroe 12 0 11+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
DF Scotland Gregor Fotheringham 3 0 3+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
DF Scotland Mark McCulloch 43 0 34+0 0 4+0 0 1+0 0 4+0 0
DF Scotland Duncan Reid 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
DF Scotland Stephen Tulloch 25 2 16+4 1 1+0 0 0+0 0 4+0 1
DF Scotland Scott Webster 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Jordon Brown 18 0 9+6 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
MF England James Craigen 11 2 10+0 2 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
MF Scotland Danny Denholm 33 10 25+3 9 2+0 1 1+0 0 1+1 0
MF Scotland Keith Gibson 7 1 4+0 0 2+0 1 1+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Connor Gray 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Martyn Fotheringham 32 4 19+7 4 1+1 0 0+1 0 2+1 0
MF Scotland Liam Keiller 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Gavin Malin 23 5 15+5 5 2+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
MF Scotland Kevin Motion 20 1 7+7 1 0+2 0 0+1 0 2+1 0
MF Scotland Willie Robertson 23 2 14+6 0 2+0 1 0+0 0 1+0 1
MF Scotland Barry Sellars 17 1 5+9 1 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+2 0
MF Scotland Alastair Smith 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF Scotland Gavin Thomson 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
FW Scotland Ross Campbell 38 6 21+8 4 3+1 0 0+1 0 4+0 2
FW Scotland Dale Hilson 23 3 19+1 3 2+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
FW Scotland Omar Kader 30 4 8+17 3 1+2 1 1+0 0 0+1 0
FW Scotland Charlie King 27 1 1+19 0 2+1 0 1+0 0 1+2 1
FW Scotland Gavin Swankie 41 14 31+1 10 4+0 2 1+0 0 4+0 2
FW Scotland Chris Templeman 44 14 34+1 11 3+1 2 1+0 0 4+0 1
FW Scotland Graham Gibson 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
a. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the play-offs and the Challenge Cup.

Disciplinary record[edit]

Includes all competitive matches.

Last updated 11 May 2013
Nation Position Name Second Division Other League Cup Scottish Cup Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
Scotland GK Jack Hamilton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland GK Darren Hill 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland GK David Scott 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland GK Derek Soutar 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland DF Jamie Bishop 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland DF Michael Bolochoweckyj 7 2 3 0 1 0 1 0 12 2
Scotland DF Iain Campbell 4 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 8 2
Scotland DF Michael Dunlop 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
Faroe Islands DF Odmar Faeroe 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland DF Gregor Fotheringham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland DF Mark McCulloch 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 7 2
Scotland DF Duncan Reid 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland DF Stephen Tulloch 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
Scotland DF Scott Webster 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Jordon Brown 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
England MF James Craigen 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Scotland MF Danny Denholm 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Scotland MF Keith Gibson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
England MF Connor Gray 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland MF Martyn Fotheringham 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Scotland MF Liam Keiller 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Gavin Malin 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Scotland MF Kevin Motion 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
Scotland MF Willie Robertson 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 7 1
Scotland MF Barry Sellars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Alastair Smith 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland MF Gavin Thomson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland FW Ross Campbell 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Scotland FW Dale Hilson 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Scotland FW Omar Kader 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scotland FW Charlie King 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland FW Gavin Swankie 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Scotland FW Chris Templeman 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
Scotland FW Graham Gibson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team statistics[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
1 Queen of the South (C) (P) 36 29 5 2 92 23 +69 92 Promotion to the 2013–14 Scottish First Division
2 Alloa Athletic (P) 36 20 7 9 62 35 +27 67 Qualification to the Scottish First Division Play-offs
3 Brechin City 36 19 4 13 72 59 +13 61
4 Forfar Athletic 36 17 3 16 67 74 −7 54
5 Arbroath 36 15 7 14 47 57 −10 52
6 Stenhousemuir 36 12 13 11 59 59 0 49
7 Ayr United 36 12 5 19 53 65 −12 41
8 Stranraer 36 10 7 19 43 71 −28 37
9 East Fife (O) 36 8 8 20 50 65 −15 32 Qualification to the Scottish Second Division Play-offs
10 Albion Rovers (R) 36 7 3 26 45 82 −37 24 Relegation to the 2013–14 Scottish Third Division

Updated to games played on 19 May 2013.
Source: Scottish Football League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.


Division summary[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36
Ground A H A A H A H H A A H H A H A A H H A H A A A H A H H H H A H A A H A H
Result L W W W W D W L L L W L L D W L W L L W L L W L L W W D L W W W L L W W
Position 10 5 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 2 4 4 5 4 5 4 4 5 5 4

Last updated: 11 May 2013.
Source: [14]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Transfers[edit]

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