A devastating performance from Forfar Boys handed them the incentive in the P Gibson League title race as they blew Ferry Athletic away at Dawson Park.
Tyler Urquhart bagged a hat trick for Forfar with Connor Morrison netting twice. Harry Craig and Kieran Fairweather completed the route as Forfar moved to within a point of Ferry at the summit.
Forfar came into the game knowing that a defeat would leave them seven points behind Ferry in the title race and got off to the perfect start as they opened the scoring after two minutes.
Zac Field’s effort was spilled by Fraser Wood and Tyler Urquhart was on hand to turn the ball into the net from close range.
Forfar were dominating the opening stages of the match and doubled their lead on nine minutes as Harry Craig fired in a free kick from 25 yards. It was no more than the visitors deserved for their impressive start to the match.
The lead was quickly extended after some quick passing down the left saw Beinn Millar feed the ball into Urquhart, whose shot took a deflection as it made its way into the net.
Millar was causing Ferry plenty of problems and when he was slipped in one-on-one with Wood it looked like Forfar would score again but the Ferry man was quick off his line to smother the ball and deny the winger.
Ferry were nearly gifted a route back into the match thanks to a mix up in the Forfar defence, but Thomas McIntosh was on hand to clear the danger.
Millar went close to adding a fourth for Forfar when he brought down Urquhart’s cross but saw his volley come crashing back off the crossbar.