Scottish League One
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Stranraer 4-2 Forfar Athletic

Stranraer moved six points clear at the top of Scottish League One with victory over Forfar Athletic.

Craig Malcom fired Stranraer ahead and the opener was quickly followed by Steven Bell's cool finish.

Dale Hilson's shot pulled one back for Forfar after the break but Malcolm scrambled home Stranraer's third.

Gavin Malin struck for Forfar and Jackson Longridge replied for the hosts, with the final two goals of the game coming in stoppage time.

Line-ups

Stranraer

  • 1Mitchell
  • 2Pettigrew
  • 4Rumsby
  • 5McKeown
  • 3Longridge
  • 7Winter
  • 8Gallagher
  • 6Bell
  • 11GibsonSubstituted forRussellat 85'minutes
  • 9MalcolmBooked at 84minsSubstituted forStoneyat 90+1'minutes
  • 10LongworthSubstituted forMcShaneat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Aitken
  • 14Stirling
  • 15Russell
  • 16Stoney
  • 17McShane
  • 18Tobin

Forfar

  • 1Douglas
  • 2DunlopSubstituted forDaleat 67'minutes
  • 5Dods
  • 4Malcolm
  • 3Baxter
  • 6SmithSubstituted forKaderat 72'minutes
  • 8HusbandSubstituted forMalinat 72'minutes
  • 7TravisBooked at 50mins
  • 10SwankieBooked at 69mins
  • 9Templeman
  • 11Hilson

Substitutes

  • 12Fotheringham
  • 14Dale
  • 15Denholm
  • 16Kader
  • 17Malin
  • 18James
  • 21Trialist
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
475

Match Stats

Home TeamStranraerAway TeamForfar
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away9
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home6
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Stranraer 4, Forfar Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stranraer 4, Forfar Athletic 2.

Attempt missed. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Frank McKeown.

Goal!

Goal! Stranraer 4, Forfar Athletic 2. Jackson Longridge (Stranraer) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jon McShane.

Goal!

Goal! Stranraer 3, Forfar Athletic 2. Gavin Malin (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Templeman.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Daniel Stoney replaces Craig Malcolm.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Barry Russell.

Attempt saved. Chris Templeman (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Barry Russell replaces William Gibson.

Booking

Craig Malcolm (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Craig Malcolm (Stranraer).

Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Chris Templeman (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Frank McKeown.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by David Mitchell.

Attempt saved. Gavin Malin (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. James Dale (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Craig Malcolm (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic).

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Stuart Malcolm.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Jon McShane replaces Jamie Longworth.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Omar Kader replaces Scott Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Gavin Malin replaces Stephen Husband.

Goal!

Goal! Stranraer 3, Forfar Athletic 1. Craig Malcolm (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Steven Bell (Stranraer) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Booking

Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

William Gibson (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic).

Foul by Craig Malcolm (Stranraer).

Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. James Dale replaces Michael Dunlop.

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Michael Dunlop.

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

Attempt missed. Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Attempt missed. Michael Travis (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

William Gibson (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephen Husband (Forfar Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Stranraer20116339231639
2Morton2011183326734
3Forfar199643023733
4Brechin198743326731
5Dunfermline1985628181029
6Peterhead187652225-327
7Airdrieonians206682726124
8Stenhousemuir2062122534-920
9Ayr1952122235-1317
10Stirling2027112548-2313
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