Stranraer 3-1 East Fife

East Fife have now gone four games without a win after they were beaten by Stranraer.

Back in September East Fife won this fixture 6-2 but two Darren Gribben goals in the opening half an hour left them with a mountain to climb.

Gribben opened the scoring in the ninth minute with a close-range finish following Grant Gallagher's pass.

He added a second 20 minutes later in similar fashion, with Sean Winter the architect.

Paul Willis looked as if he had sparked a second-half fightback as he fired into the bottom corner from the right of the penalty area.

But just five minutes later Stranraer restored their two-goal lead as Gribben turned provider for Winter, who slotted past Calum Antell from close range.

Stranraer: Mitchell, Lloyd Kinnaird, McKeown, Dunlop, MacGregor (Campbell 69), Winter (Love 85), Gallagher, Aitken, Borris, Malcolm, Gribben (Moore 72).

Subs Not Used: Cadwell, One.

Booked: Dunlop.

Goals: Gribben 9, 29, Winter 58.

East Fife: Antell, Durie, McCormack, White (Muir 68), Johnstone (Sloan 30), Robert Barr, Campbell, Willis, Keenan, Samuel (Jamieson 64), Paul McManus.

Subs Not Used: Michael Brown, McBride.

Booked: Paul McManus.

Goals: Willis 53.

Att: 254

Ref: Brian Colvin