Craig Malcolm's last-minute strike for Stranraer broke the resistance of 10-man East Fife in the Scottish League Cup first round.

After a scoreless first half, the Fifers' Kevin Smith was dismissed for a crude tackle on Scott Robertson just short of the hour mark.

Stranraer pressed for a winner but had to wait until the closing stages.

Anthony Marenghi's pass found Malcolm and his shot nestled in the top-left corner.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Stranraer

  • 01 Mitchell
  • 04 Pettigrew
  • 02 Rumsby
  • 05 McKeown
  • 06 Stirling (Marenghi - 66' Booked )
  • 03 Longridge
  • 07 Robertson (Aitken - 72' )
  • 11 Winter
  • 08 Gallagher
  • 09 Malcolm
  • 10 Longworth (Forde - 93' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Marenghi
  • 14 Russell
  • 15 Aitken
  • 16 Forde
  • 17 McCloskey
  • 18 Fahey

East Fife

  • 01 Fleming
  • 04 Campbell
  • 03 Smith
  • 02 Mullen
  • 05 Moyes
  • 11 Cook (Brown - 45' )
  • 07 McAleer
  • 08 Beaton Booked
  • 06 Walker
  • 19 McShane (Austin - 84' )
  • 10 Smith Dismissed

Substitutes

  • 12 Naysmith
  • 14 Barr
  • 15 Brown
  • 16 Maskrey
  • 17 Austin
  • 18 Campbell
  • 21 Rooney
Ref: Andrew Dallas
Att: 275

Match Stats

Shots

14 1

On target

7 0

Corners

8 5

Fouls

8 5

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Stranraer 1, East Fife 0.

90:00 +3:58 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Stranraer 1, East Fife 0.

90:00 +2:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stranraer. Adam Forde replaces Jamie Longworth.

90:00 +0:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Stranraer 1, East Fife 0. Craig Malcolm (Stranraer) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Anthony Marenghi.

87:50

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Sean Winter.

86:28

Attempt saved. Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

83:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. Nathan Austin replaces Jon McShane.

82:54

Foul by Frank McKeown (Stranraer).

82:54

Ewan Moyes (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:49 Booking

Booking Jamie Beaton (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

81:35

Anthony Marenghi (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the right wing.

81:35

Foul by Jamie Beaton (East Fife).

81:18

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Allan Fleming.

81:09

Attempt saved. Chris Aitken (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

79:34

Foul by Craig Malcolm (Stranraer).

79:34

Steven Campbell (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:12

Attempt saved. Craig Pettigrew (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

76:13

Attempt missed. Craig Pettigrew (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

72:27

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Craig Pettigrew.

71:37

Foul by Craig Pettigrew (Stranraer).

71:37

Caolan McAleer (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stranraer. Chris Aitken replaces Scott Robertson.

70:44

Attempt missed. Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

69:07 Booking

Booking Anthony Marenghi (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

68:46

Attempt saved. Anthony Marenghi (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

65:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stranraer. Anthony Marenghi replaces Stephen Stirling.

65:22

Foul by Stephen Stirling (Stranraer).

65:22

Allan Walker (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:27

Attempt saved. Frank McKeown (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

63:30

Attempt missed. Jon McShane (East Fife) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

59:50

Attempt missed. Frank McKeown (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

57:11 Dismissal

Dismissal Kevin Smith (East Fife) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

57:05

Scott Robertson (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:05

Foul by Kevin Smith (East Fife).

56:33

Stephen Stirling (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:33

Foul by Jon McShane (East Fife).

54:52

Attempt saved. Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

52:18

Foul by Craig Pettigrew (Stranraer).

52:18

Jon McShane (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:01

Attempt missed. Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

45:00

Second Half begins Stranraer 0, East Fife 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. Ross Brown replaces Alan Cook because of an injury.

45:00 +0:07 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Stranraer 0, East Fife 0.

40:34

Jon McShane (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.

40:30

Foul by Frank McKeown (Stranraer).

37:04

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Ewan Moyes.

36:32

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Caolan McAleer.

35:48

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Ewan Moyes.

33:30

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Ewan Moyes.

33:00

Allan Walker (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.

32:58

Foul by Stephen Stirling (Stranraer).

32:12

Attempt missed. Frank McKeown (Stranraer) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

31:38

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Allan Walker.

28:51

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Sean Winter.

25:21

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Craig Pettigrew.

18:24

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Scott Robertson.

15:45

Attempt missed. Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

14:38

Stephen Stirling (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the left wing.

14:38

Foul by Allan Walker (East Fife).

11:26

Attempt missed. Craig Malcolm (Stranraer) header from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses the top left corner following a corner.

11:06

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Allan Walker.

10:15

Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:15

Foul by Caolan McAleer (East Fife).

5:05

Foul by Grant Gallagher (Stranraer).

5:05

Kevin Smith (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:32

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Scott Smith.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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