Scottish League One
StranraerStranraer3ForfarForfar Athletic1

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stranraer 3, Forfar Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stranraer 3, Forfar Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Scott Robertson.

  5. Booking

    Mark Docherty (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Mark Docherty (Stranraer).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Booking

    Stephen Stirling (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Mark Docherty (Stranraer).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Darren Hill.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Borris (Stranraer).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Mark Docherty (Stranraer).

  20. Booking

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

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