Stranraer 1-1 Albion

Craig Malcolm's late penalty earned basement club Stranraer an important point against fellow strugglers Albion in their draw at Stair Park.

The visitors took the lead six minutes before half-time, when David Crawford found the bottom-left corner of the net from 20 yards to score his seventh goal of the campaign and put his team in the driving seat going into the break.

Stranraer pushed for an equaliser in the early stages of the second half, but failed to break down Albion's resolute defence.

Malcolm came close to drawing his side level in the 60th minute, but his strike from range was parried by visiting goalkeeper Christopher McCluskey.

The hosts finally got their goal in the 90th minute when Malcolm scored from the penalty spot after Ciaran Donnelly brought down Michael Moore in the area.

Stranraer: Mitchell, Staunton, McKeown, Dunlop, MacGregor, Winter, Gallagher, Phinn (One 67), Love, Moore, Malcolm.

Subs Not Used: Cadwell, Wright, Agnew, Lloyd Kinnaird.

Booked: Love, Dunlop, MacGregor.

Goals: Malcolm 90 pen.

Albion: McCluskey, Reid, Green, Donnelly, Russell (Boyle 73), Anthony Stevenson, Crawford, Halsman (O'Byrne 81), Phillips, Elliot, Marriott.

Subs Not Used: McWilliams, Crooks, Howarth.

Booked: Halsman, Reid, Green.

Goals: Crawford 39.

Att: 298

Ref: Paul Robertson

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