Scottish League One
ArbroathArbroath4StranraerStranraer2

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.

Line-ups

Arbroath

  • 1Morrison
  • 2Travis
  • 3Hamilton
  • 4NicollBooked at 71mins
  • 5McGeever
  • 6KeddieBooked at 64mins
  • 7Linn
  • 8ChisholmBooked at 55mins
  • 10CookSubstituted forBanjoat 72'minutesBooked at 72mins
  • 9McManusSubstituted forRobertsonat 81'minutes
  • 11SheerinSubstituted forYaoat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Deuchar
  • 14Robertson
  • 15Banjo
  • 16Little
  • 17Yao
  • 18Scott
  • 21Wood

Stranraer

  • 1Mitchell
  • 2Robertson
  • 3Docherty
  • 8Gallagher
  • 4RumsbyBooked at 12mins
  • 5MacGregor
  • 11BorrisSubstituted forStirlingat 63'minutes
  • 6Bell
  • 10LongworthSubstituted forGrehanat 50'minutes
  • 9McKennaSubstituted forFordeat 77'minutes
  • 7Winter

Substitutes

  • 12Stirling
  • 14Grehan
  • 15Stirling
  • 16Kinnaird
  • 17Forde
  • 20Fahey
Referee:
Kevin Graham
Attendance:
528

Match Stats

Home TeamArbroathAway TeamStranraer
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Arbroath 4, Stranraer 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Arbroath 4, Stranraer 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Arbroath 4, Stranraer 2. Adam Forde (Stranraer) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Scott Rumsby.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is just a bit too high.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Scott Morrison.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Martin Grehan (Stranraer) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).

  10. Post update

    Steven Bell (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Sean Winter.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ross Chisholm (Arbroath) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Arbroath. Lari Yao replaces Paul Sheerin.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Arbroath. Dayle Robertson replaces Paul McManus.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Arbroath 4, Stranraer 1. Paul Sheerin (Arbroath) right footed shot from very close range to the top left corner following a corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Grant Gallagher.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Stranraer. Adam Forde replaces David McKenna.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Paul Sheerin (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.