Scottish League One
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Stranraer 2-0 East Fife

David McKenna and Stephen Stirling were on target as Stranraer eased to victory over League One strugglers East Fife.

Scott Rumsby clattered an effort against the crossbar for the hosts before McKenna headed home from close range on 36 minutes.

The Fifers almost pulled themselves level when Kevin Smith hit a post.

However, Stephen Aitken's side doubled their lead just after the hour mark when Stirling found the net with a shot from the left edge of the penalty box.

Line-ups

Stranraer

  • 1Mitchell
  • 2Robertson
  • 3Docherty
  • 6StirlingSubstituted forKinnairdat 75'minutes
  • 4Rumsby
  • 5McKeown
  • 7Winter
  • 8Gallagher
  • 10McKennaSubstituted forGrehanat 78'minutes
  • 9LongworthSubstituted forFordeat 82'minutes
  • 11Stirling

Substitutes

  • 12Grehan
  • 14MacGregor
  • 15Kinnaird
  • 16Forde
  • 20Fahey

East Fife

  • 1Paterson
  • 2Cowan
  • 3Durie
  • 20O'Neill
  • 4Rutkiewicz
  • 5Mbu
  • 7McKenzie
  • 6CampbellSubstituted forJohnstoneat 40'minutes
  • 11SmithSubstituted forAustinat 68'minutes
  • 19BuchananSubstituted forClarkeat 87'minutes
  • 10Hughes

Substitutes

  • 12Thom
  • 14Stewart
  • 15Johnstone
  • 16Barr
  • 17Clarke
  • 18Austin
  • 21Shaw
Referee:
John McKendrick
Attendance:
407

Match Stats

Home TeamStranraerAway TeamEast Fife
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stranraer 2, East Fife 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stranraer 2, East Fife 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Pat Clarke (East Fife) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Stirling (Stranraer).

  5. Post update

    Marc McKenzie (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, East Fife. Pat Clarke replaces Liam Buchanan.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean Winter (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Martin Grehan (Stranraer).

  9. Post update

    Stephen O'Neill (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Stranraer. Adam Forde replaces Jamie Longworth.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Stephen O'Neill (East Fife).

  13. Post update

    Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by David Cowan.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Stranraer. Martin Grehan replaces David McKenna.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Kevin Rutkiewicz.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Stranraer. Lloyd Kinnaird replaces Stephen Stirling because of an injury.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevin Rutkiewicz (East Fife) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Stephen Stirling (Stranraer).

  19. Post update

    Marc McKenzie (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers27252084147077
2Dunfermline27172861441753
3Stranraer26136748341445
4Ayr27106114252-1036
5Stenhousemuir2789104151-1033
6Forfar2695124244-232
7Brechin2794144455-1131
8Airdrieonians2767143149-1825
9East Fife2774162149-2825
10Arbroath2763183961-2221
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