Match ends, Arbroath 4, Stranraer 2.
Arbroath kept their slim survival hopes alive with victory against Stranraer in Scottish League One.
Paul McManus rifled in the opener for the hosts in first-half stoppage-time before Alan Cook stroked home the second just after the restart.
Cook's sweeping shot put Arbroath further in front but Sean Winter's effort gave Stranraer hope.
Player-manager Paul Sheerin's curling shot put the win beyond doubt before Adam Forde's consolation strike.
Bottom side Arbroath are four points adrift with three games left.
- 4NicollBooked at 71mins
- 6KeddieBooked at 64mins
- 8ChisholmBooked at 55mins
- 10CookSubstituted forBanjoat 72'minutesBooked at 72mins
- 9McManusSubstituted forRobertsonat 81'minutes
- 11SheerinSubstituted forYaoat 81'minutes
- 4RumsbyBooked at 12mins
- 11BorrisSubstituted forStirlingat 63'minutes
- 10LongworthSubstituted forGrehanat 50'minutes
- 9McKennaSubstituted forFordeat 77'minutes
- Kevin Graham
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Arbroath 4, Stranraer 2.
Goal! Arbroath 4, Stranraer 2. Adam Forde (Stranraer) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.
Attempt missed. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.
Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Scott Rumsby.
Attempt missed. Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is just a bit too high.
Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Scott Morrison.
Attempt saved. Martin Grehan (Stranraer) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).
Steven Bell (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Mark Docherty.
Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Sean Winter.
Attempt missed. Ross Chisholm (Arbroath) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Substitution, Arbroath. Lari Yao replaces Paul Sheerin.
Substitution, Arbroath. Dayle Robertson replaces Paul McManus.
Goal! Arbroath 4, Stranraer 1. Paul Sheerin (Arbroath) right footed shot from very close range to the top left corner following a corner.
Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Grant Gallagher.
Attempt saved. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Stranraer. Adam Forde replaces David McKenna.
Attempt missed. Paul Sheerin (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.