Scottish League One
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Stranraer 3-1 Forfar Athletic

Stranraer secured third place in League One with a victory over fellow play-off hopefuls Forfar Athletic, who will miss out on the end-of-season finale.

Gavin Swankie found the bottom corner from the centre of the box to give Forfar an early lead.

But Sean Winter's low effort levelled the game before the break and Scott Rumsby headed in after it.

Frank McKeown headed home Andrew Stirling's delivery to end Stranraer's run of nine games without a victory.

Stranraer now host Dunfermline Athletic, who finished second in League One, in the first leg of the Championship play-off semi-finals on Wednesday.

Line-ups

Stranraer

  • 1Mitchell
  • 2RobertsonBooked at 57mins
  • 3DochertyBooked at 90mins
  • 6StirlingBooked at 88mins
  • 4Rumsby
  • 5McKeown
  • 8Borris
  • 7WinterSubstituted forBellat 68'minutes
  • 18McKenna
  • 9GrehanSubstituted forLongworthat 45'minutes
  • 11StirlingSubstituted forFordeat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Longworth
  • 14MacGregor
  • 15Kinnaird
  • 16Forde
  • 17Bell
  • 20Fahey

Forfar

  • 1Hill
  • 2MalcolmBooked at 77mins
  • 3Campbell
  • 6McCluskeySubstituted forFotheringhamat 61'minutes
  • 4Andrews
  • 5Dods
  • 7Kader
  • 8MalinSubstituted forDaleat 61'minutes
  • 11Campbell
  • 9Templeman
  • 10SwankieSubstituted forKeillerat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Fotheringham
  • 14Dale
  • 15McLelland
  • 16Duggan
  • 17Keiller
  • 18Gibson
  • 20Douglas
Referee:
Andrew Dallas
Attendance:
501

Match Stats

Home TeamStranraerAway TeamForfar
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away2
Fouls
Home17
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Stranraer 3, Forfar Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stranraer 3, Forfar Athletic 1.

Attempt missed. Ryan Borris (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a fast break.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Scott Robertson.

Booking

Mark Docherty (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mark Docherty (Stranraer).

Attempt saved. Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Stephen Stirling (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Docherty (Stranraer).

Attempt missed. Martyn Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Ryan Borris (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Darren Hill.

Attempt saved. Stephen Stirling (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Borris (Stranraer).

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mark Docherty (Stranraer).

Booking

Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Adam Forde (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic).

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David McKenna (Stranraer).

Foul by Mark Docherty (Stranraer).

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Adam Forde replaces Andrew Stirling.

Goal!

Goal! Stranraer 3, Forfar Athletic 1. Frank McKeown (Stranraer) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Andrew Stirling with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Stuart Malcolm.

Foul by Liam Keiller (Forfar Athletic).

Ryan Borris (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Steven Bell replaces Sean Winter.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Liam Keiller replaces Gavin Swankie because of an injury.

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Omar Kader.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. James Dale replaces Gavin Malin.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Martyn Fotheringham replaces Jamie McCluskey.

Foul by Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic).

Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Darren Dods.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers3633301061888102
2Dunfermline361961168541463
3Stranraer36149135757051
4Ayr36147156566-149
5Stenhousemuir361212125766-948
6Airdrieonians36129154757-1045
7Forfar36127175562-743
8Brechin36126185771-1442
9East Fife3695223169-3832
10Arbroath3694235275-2331
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