Annan Athletic 1-3 Stranraer

Stranraer recovered from conceding an early goal as they dented Annan Athletic's play-off hopes with victory at Galabank.

The hosts got off to a flying start when Steve Swinglehurst rose highest to head home David Cox's cross after just four minutes.

But the Blues were level nine minutes later, when Christopher Aitken netted from the spot after Michael McGowan felled Martin Grehan.

The visitors took the lead on the stroke of half-time when Frank McKeown was on hand to fire in from Aitken's corner.

Craig Malcolm ensured victory three minutes from time when he collected Sean Winter's pass to finish inside the area.

Victory keeps Keith Knox's side in pole position for the play-offs for promotion from Division Three, but the Black and Golds are still six points adrift.

Annan Athletic: Alex Mitchell, Peter Watson, Gibson, Swinglehurst, McGowan, Sloan, Muirhead, Steele (Jardine 90), Cox, Winters (Bell 66), O'Connor (McKenna 67). Subs Not Used: Summersgill, MacBeth.

Booked: Steele, Peter Watson.

Goals: Swinglehurst 4.

Stranraer: David Mitchell, Taggart, McGregor, McKeown, Noble, Winter, Stirling, Christopher Aitken, Borris (Shepherd 77), Malcolm (Stuart McColm 88), Grehan (Moore 81). Subs Not Used: Marshall, Kane.

Goals: Christopher Aitken 13 pen, McKeown 45, Malcolm 87.

Att: 491

Ref: Don Robertson