Scottish League One
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Stirling Albion 0-1 Stranraer

Stranraer returned to the top of Scottish League One with victory over bottom side Stirling Albion.

Stranraer's Sean Winter headed a good chance wide before home goalkeeper Callum Reidford denied Willie Gibson.

At the other end, Lewis Coult had a rare opportunity for Stirling but David Mitchell made the save.

The winning goal arrived midway through the second half when Gibson's 25-yard free-kick evaded everyone and crept inside the post.

Substitute Steven Bell came close to doubling Stranraer's lead with a shot wide and the narrow win was enough to take the Stair Park side a point above Forfar Athletic and Greenock Morton.

Line-ups

Stirling

  • 1Reidford
  • 2McGeachie
  • 4Robertson
  • 6Smith
  • 3McKinlay
  • 7JohnstonSubstituted forHamiltonat 67'minutes
  • 8Comrie
  • 5Cummins
  • 11StirlingSubstituted forCunninghamat 71'minutes
  • 9CoultBooked at 79mins
  • 10SmithSubstituted forShepherdat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Forsyth
  • 14Shepherd
  • 15Petrie
  • 16Cunningham
  • 17Paterson
  • 18Weir
  • 19Hamilton

Stranraer

  • 1Mitchell
  • 2Pettigrew
  • 4Rumsby
  • 5McKeown
  • 3LongridgeBooked at 59mins
  • 7Winter
  • 8Gallagher
  • 6AitkenSubstituted forBellat 71'minutes
  • 11Gibson
  • 9MalcolmSubstituted forStoneyat 83'minutes
  • 10LongworthSubstituted forStirlingat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Bell
  • 14Stirling
  • 15Robertson
  • 16Stoney
  • 17Russell
  • 18Tobin
Referee:
Crawford Allan
Attendance:
442

Match Stats

Home TeamStirlingAway TeamStranraer
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home7
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Stirling Albion 0, Stranraer 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stirling Albion 0, Stranraer 1.

Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Rumsby (Stranraer).

Attempt missed. Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Adam Cummins (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Stoney (Stranraer).

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Stephen Stirling replaces Jamie Longworth.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Daniel Stoney replaces Craig Malcolm.

Attempt missed. Frank McKeown (Stranraer) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Craig Comrie.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Scott Shepherd replaces Gordon Smith.

Booking

Lewis Coult (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Lewis Coult (Stirling Albion) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Craig Comrie (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Malcolm (Stranraer).

Attempt saved. Adam Cummins (Stirling Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Gordon Smith (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Craig Pettigrew (Stranraer).

Attempt missed. Sean Winter (Stranraer) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Sandy Cunningham replaces Andy Stirling.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Steven Bell replaces Chris Aitken.

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by William Gibson.

Goal!

Goal! Stirling Albion 0, Stranraer 1. William Gibson (Stranraer) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Craig Comrie (Stirling Albion).

Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Lee Hamilton replaces Philip Johnston.

Ross McGeachie (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Malcolm (Stranraer).

Foul by Craig Comrie (Stirling Albion).

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

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Kevin McKinlay.

Booking

Jackson Longridge (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

Andy Stirling (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jackson Longridge (Stranraer).

Attempt saved. Lewis Coult (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Frank McKeown.

Attempt saved. Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Andy Stirling (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by William Gibson (Stranraer).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Stranraer29157749311852
2Morton291631049341551
3Forfar29156843331051
4Brechin28121154233947
5Airdrieonians291110843331043
6Peterhead2812794041-143
7Dunfermline29118104034641
8Stenhousemuir2984173246-1428
9Ayr2976163348-1527
10Stirling2928192967-3814
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