Scottish League One
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Stirling Albion 0-1 Stranraer

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.

Line-ups

Stirling

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Reidford
  • 2McGeachie
  • 4Robertson
  • 6Smith
  • 3McKinlay
  • 7JohnstonSubstituted forHamiltonat 67'minutes
  • 8Comrie
  • 5Cummins
  • 11StirlingSubstituted forCunninghamat 71'minutes
  • 9CoultBooked at 79mins
  • 10SmithSubstituted forShepherdat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Forsyth
  • 14Shepherd
  • 15Petrie
  • 16Cunningham
  • 17Paterson
  • 18Weir
  • 19Hamilton

Stranraer

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Mitchell
  • 2Pettigrew
  • 4Rumsby
  • 5McKeown
  • 3LongridgeBooked at 59mins
  • 7Winter
  • 8Gallagher
  • 6AitkenSubstituted forBellat 71'minutes
  • 11Gibson
  • 9MalcolmSubstituted forStoneyat 83'minutes
  • 10LongworthSubstituted forStirlingat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Bell
  • 14Stirling
  • 15Robertson
  • 16Stoney
  • 17Russell
  • 18Tobin
Referee:
Crawford Allan
Attendance:
442

Match Stats

Home TeamStirlingAway TeamStranraer
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home7
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stirling Albion 0, Stranraer 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stirling Albion 0, Stranraer 1.

  3. Post update

    Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Scott Rumsby (Stranraer).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  6. Post update

    Adam Cummins (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Stoney (Stranraer).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Stranraer. Stephen Stirling replaces Jamie Longworth.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Stranraer. Daniel Stoney replaces Craig Malcolm.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Frank McKeown (Stranraer) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Craig Comrie.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Stirling Albion. Scott Shepherd replaces Gordon Smith.

  13. Booking

    Lewis Coult (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lewis Coult (Stirling Albion) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  15. Post update

    Craig Comrie (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Craig Malcolm (Stranraer).

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adam Cummins (Stirling Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Gordon Smith (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Craig Pettigrew (Stranraer).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean Winter (Stranraer) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Stranraer29157749311852
2Morton291631049341551
3Forfar29156843331051
4Brechin28121154233947
5Airdrieonians291110843331043
6Peterhead2812794041-143
7Dunfermline29118104034641
8Stenhousemuir2984173246-1428
9Ayr2976163348-1527
10Stirling2928192967-3814
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