Scottish League One
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Stranraer 1-0 Cowdenbeath

Mark McGuigan's solitary strike was enough to seal Stranraer a promotion play-off place and consign Cowdenbeath to a relegation play-off.

Stranraer took the lead early in the second half, McGuigan drilling home after goalkeeper Grant Adam had parried Willie Gibson's effort.

Craig Malcolm, Paul Cairney, Andy Stirling, Steven Bell and Jamie Longworth all went close for Stranraer.

Greig Spence and Declan McDaid threatened for the visitors.

Stranraer will face Championship second-bottom side Livingston in their semi-final while Cowdenbeath will battle to preserve their League One status, initially against Queen's Park of League Two.

Line-ups

Stranraer

  • 26Belford
  • 4Pettigrew
  • 2Robertson
  • 8BellBooked at 61mins
  • 15Dick
  • 33Gibson
  • 23ThomsonSubstituted forTurnerat 86'minutes
  • 7CairneySubstituted forAitkenat 89'minutes
  • 10Stirling
  • 9Malcolm
  • 20McGuiganSubstituted forLongworthat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Barron
  • 6Aitken
  • 12Kemp
  • 13Currie
  • 14Longworth
  • 16Turner
  • 24Rumsby

Cowdenbeath

  • 1Adam
  • 2Donaldson
  • 3Sives
  • 4El-Zubaidi
  • 5Adamson
  • 8Brett
  • 6KaneSubstituted forJohnstonat 82'minutes
  • 7GibbonsSubstituted forCaldwellat 67'minutes
  • 10McDaidSubstituted forByrneat 60'minutes
  • 9Miller
  • 11Spence

Substitutes

  • 12Scullion
  • 14Johnston
  • 15Byrne
  • 16Caldwell
  • 17Roman
  • 18Swann
Referee:
Steven Kirkland
Attendance:
523

Match Stats

Home TeamStranraerAway TeamCowdenbeath
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Stranraer 1, Cowdenbeath 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stranraer 1, Cowdenbeath 0.

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Liam Dick.

Foul by Andy Stirling (Stranraer).

Kenny Adamson (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Chris Aitken replaces Paul Cairney.

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

Foul by Ali El-Zubaidi (Cowdenbeath).

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Kyle Turner replaces Ryan Thomson.

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Steven Bell.

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Steven Bell.

Attempt saved. Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Craig Malcolm (Stranraer) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Craig Johnston replaces Chris Kane.

Attempt missed. Greig Spence (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Scott Robertson.

Hand ball by Craig Malcolm (Stranraer).

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Grant Adam.

Attempt saved. Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

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

Foul by Greig Spence (Cowdenbeath).

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Steven Bell.

Attempt saved. William Gibson (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Foul by Brad Donaldson (Cowdenbeath).

Attempt missed. Kyle Miller (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Ross Caldwell replaces Kieran Gibbons.

Attempt missed. Ryan Thomson (Stranraer) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Ryan Thomson (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Greig Spence (Cowdenbeath).

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Scott Robertson.

Booking

Steven Bell (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steven Bell (Stranraer).

Attempt missed. Steven Bell (Stranraer) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Brad Donaldson.

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Declan Byrne replaces Declan McDaid.

Foul by Ryan Thomson (Stranraer).

Kieran Gibbons (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dunfermline36247583305379
2Ayr361941365471861
3Peterhead361611972472559
4Stranraer36156154349-651
5Airdrieonians36147154850-249
6Albion361310134044-449
7Brechin36126184759-1242
8Stenhousemuir36117184680-3440
9Cowdenbeath36116194672-2639
10Forfar36810184860-1234
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