Match ends, Stranraer 1, Ross County 2.
Liam Boyce struck a second-half winner as Ross County came from behind to beat Stranraer in the second round of the Scottish League Cup.
Sean Winter gave League One Stranraer an early lead as the home side attempted to emulate last season's win over County.
But Melvin de Leeuw's shot levelled for the Premiership side on the quarter-hour mark.
And Boyce netted from close range to settle the tie.
Derek Adams' County made the long trip from Dingwall to Stranraer still without a win this season.
And the top-flight outfit got off to a poor start when Winter curled a delightful shot over Mark Brown.
The tie was level again when Dutch winger De Leeuw hooked the ball over his own shoulder and into the net following Jordi Balk's cross.
Ross County gained the lead for the first time when Boyce converted on the rebound after goalkeeper David Mitchell had denied Graham Carey.
Stranraer chased an equaliser and only Balk's goal-line clearance kept out Winter's header.
And Brown also denied Winter with the forward firing in a long-range effort late on, ensuring County enter Wednesday's third-round draw.
- 8GallagherBooked at 88mins
- 10StirlingSubstituted forMarenghiat 74'minutes
- 6AitkenSubstituted forFordeat 80'minutes
- 11LongridgeSubstituted forLongworthat 74'minutes
- 19FenlonSubstituted forFrempahat 33'minutes
- 23CareySubstituted forQuinnat 80'minutes
- 11De Leeuw
- 9JervisSubstituted forBoyceat 59'minutes
- Craig Charleston
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Stranraer 1, Ross County 2.
Sean Winter (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Joe Cardle (Ross County).
Filip Kiss (Ross County) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Adam Forde (Stranraer).
Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Mark Brown.
Attempt saved. Sean Winter (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Craig Pettigrew.
Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.
Filip Kiss (Ross County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Grant Gallagher (Stranraer).
Frank McKeown (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Melvin De Leeuw (Ross County).
Attempt missed. Liam Boyce (Ross County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.
Foul by Frank McKeown (Stranraer).
Uros Celcer (Ross County) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Substitution, Stranraer. Adam Forde replaces Chris Aitken.
Substitution, Ross County. Rocco Quinn replaces Graham Carey because of an injury.
Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.