Scottish League One
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Stranraer 2-0 Brechin City

Rock-bottom Brechin were beaten again as Willie Gibson's free-kick secured Stranraer the win.

Stranraer broke the deadlock when Stirling scored a rebound after Gibson had stung the palms of Graeme Smith.

Scott Robertson forced a save with a powerful drive but the home side did double their advantage through Gibson's superb free-kick.

Substitute Luciano Nequecaur almost made it three late on and Ryan Thomson had a shot cleared off the line.

Line-ups

Stranraer

  • 1Belford
  • 4Pettigrew
  • 24Rumsby
  • 8Bell
  • 15Dick
  • 10StirlingBooked at 69mins
  • 2Robertson
  • 7Cairney
  • 33GibsonSubstituted forMcGuiganat 82'minutes
  • 9MalcolmBooked at 53minsSubstituted forNequecaurat 83'minutes
  • 14LongworthSubstituted forThomsonat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11McCloskey
  • 12Nequecaur
  • 13Currie
  • 16Turner
  • 20McGuigan
  • 23Thomson

Brechin

  • 1SmithBooked at 81mins
  • 2Fusco
  • 4McCormack
  • 5Dods
  • 3Dyer
  • 11ShepherdSubstituted forJohnstonat 67'minutes
  • 7WeatherstonSubstituted forMontgomeryat 80'minutes
  • 6Spence
  • 8Dale
  • 9Jackson
  • 10Thomson

Substitutes

  • 12Molloy
  • 14Tiffoney
  • 15Johnston
  • 16Montgomery
  • 17Smith
  • 21O'Neil
Referee:
David Munro
Attendance:
435

Match Stats

Home TeamStranraerAway TeamBrechin
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home7
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Stranraer 2, Brechin City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stranraer 2, Brechin City 0.

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Craig Pettigrew.

Ryan Thomson went off injured after Stranraer had used all subs.

Foul by Craig Johnston (Brechin City).

Paul Cairney (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Cameron Belford.

Attempt saved. Lewis Spence (Brechin City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Robert Thomson (Brechin City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Jamie Montgomery (Brechin City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Liam Dick (Stranraer).

Foul by Jamie Montgomery (Brechin City).

Andy Stirling (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Thomson (Stranraer) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Gary Fusco.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Luciano Nequecaur replaces Craig Malcolm.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Mark McGuigan replaces William Gibson.

Booking

Graeme Smith (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Robert Thomson (Brechin City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Jamie Montgomery replaces David Weatherston.

Goal!

Goal! Stranraer 2, Brechin City 0. William Gibson (Stranraer) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Dangerous play by Darren Dods (Brechin City).

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

Attempt missed. Gary Fusco (Brechin City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Ryan Thomson replaces Jamie Longworth.

Attempt missed. Darren McCormack (Brechin City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

James Dale (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by William Gibson (Stranraer).

James Dale (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Robertson (Stranraer).

Hand ball by Liam Dick (Stranraer).

Booking

Andy Stirling (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Craig Johnston replaces Scott Shepherd.

Foul by Lewis Spence (Brechin City).

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

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

Foul by Darren Dods (Brechin City).

Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Lewis Spence (Brechin City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Scott Shepherd (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dunfermline22145352153747
2Ayr21124540271340
3Peterhead23109453262739
4Airdrieonians2293102934-530
5Albion208482228-628
6Stenhousemuir218493044-1428
7Stranraer2282122336-1326
8Cowdenbeath2073102943-1424
9Forfar2046102634-818
10Brechin2144132239-1716
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