Scottish League One
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Stranraer 1-0 Stirling Albion

Frank McKeown's late strike earned League One leaders Stranraer victory over bottom side Stirling Albion.

The hosts dominated the first half but could not convert any of the opening they created.

Stirling got back into the game in the second period but it was the Blues who broke the deadlock with less than five minutes to play.

McKeown received the ball from Craig Malcolm before firing in from close range for his sixth goal of the season.

Line-ups

Stranraer

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Mitchell
  • 2Pettigrew
  • 4RumsbyBooked at 34mins
  • 5McKeown
  • 3Longridge
  • 7GallagherBooked at 72mins
  • 8StirlingSubstituted forBellat 62'minutes
  • 6Aitken
  • 11GibsonSubstituted forMcShaneat 82'minutes
  • 9Malcolm
  • 10LongworthSubstituted forStoneyat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Bell
  • 14Winter
  • 15Robertson
  • 16Russell
  • 17McShane
  • 18Tobin
  • 19Stoney

Stirling

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Paterson
  • 2HamiltonBooked at 90mins
  • 6Wedderburn
  • 5McGeachie
  • 3McKinlaySubstituted forForsythat 74'minutes
  • 7Johnston
  • 8Comrie
  • 4BeithBooked at 58minsSubstituted forPatonat 89'minutes
  • 11Cunningham
  • 9Coult
  • 10Smith

Substitutes

  • 12Paton
  • 14Robertson
  • 15Forsyth
  • 16Magennis
  • 17Reidford
  • 18Sinclair
Referee:
Greg Aitken
Attendance:
387

Match Stats

Home TeamStranraerAway TeamStirling
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stranraer 1, Stirling Albion 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stranraer 1, Stirling Albion 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Lee Hamilton.

  4. Booking

    Lee Hamilton (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Lee Hamilton (Stirling Albion).

  7. Post update

    Hand ball by Steven Bell (Stranraer).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Stirling Albion. Chris Paton replaces Angus Beith.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Greg Paterson.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Stranraer 1, Stirling Albion 0. Frank McKeown (Stranraer) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Craig Malcolm.

  12. Post update

    Steven Bell (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Craig Comrie (Stirling Albion).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Stranraer. Jon McShane replaces William Gibson.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig Pettigrew (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Craig Malcolm (Stranraer).

  17. Post update

    Craig Wedderburn (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Craig Pettigrew.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Frank McKeown (Stranraer).