Match ends, Stirling Albion 0, Stranraer 1.
Stranraer returned to the top of Scottish League One with victory over bottom side Stirling Albion.
Stranraer's Sean Winter headed a good chance wide before home goalkeeper Callum Reidford denied Willie Gibson.
At the other end, Lewis Coult had a rare opportunity for Stirling but David Mitchell made the save.
The winning goal arrived midway through the second half when Gibson's 25-yard free-kick evaded everyone and crept inside the post.
Substitute Steven Bell came close to doubling Stranraer's lead with a shot wide and the narrow win was enough to take the Stair Park side a point above Forfar Athletic and Greenock Morton.
- 7JohnstonSubstituted forHamiltonat 67'minutes
- 11StirlingSubstituted forCunninghamat 71'minutes
- 9CoultBooked at 79mins
- 10SmithSubstituted forShepherdat 80'minutes
- 3LongridgeBooked at 59mins
- 6AitkenSubstituted forBellat 71'minutes
- 9MalcolmSubstituted forStoneyat 83'minutes
- 10LongworthSubstituted forStirlingat 89'minutes
- Crawford Allan
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Stirling Albion 0, Stranraer 1.
Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Scott Rumsby (Stranraer).
Attempt missed. Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Adam Cummins (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Daniel Stoney (Stranraer).
Substitution, Stranraer. Stephen Stirling replaces Jamie Longworth.
Substitution, Stranraer. Daniel Stoney replaces Craig Malcolm.
Attempt missed. Frank McKeown (Stranraer) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.
Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Craig Comrie.
Substitution, Stirling Albion. Scott Shepherd replaces Gordon Smith.
Lewis Coult (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt missed. Lewis Coult (Stirling Albion) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Craig Comrie (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Craig Malcolm (Stranraer).
Attempt saved. Adam Cummins (Stirling Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Gordon Smith (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Craig Pettigrew (Stranraer).
Attempt missed. Sean Winter (Stranraer) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.