Scottish League One
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Forfar Athletic 1-2 Stranraer

Stranraer pulled themselves out of League One's bottom two with an inspirational win at third-placed Forfar.

Craig Smith and Michael Travis were both denied by the woodwork early on.

Mark McGuigan used his strength to hold off his marker and execute a tidy finish past Scott Gallacher.

Christopher Aitken converted a penalty to make it two before Michael Travis pulled one back when he converted a Danny Denholm cross.

Line-ups

Forfar

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Gallacher
  • 2Dunlop
  • 4Travis
  • 5O'BrienBooked at 48mins
  • 3Campbell
  • 7Black
  • 8YoungSubstituted forTemplemanat 47'minutes
  • 6Hodge
  • 11Denholm
  • 9SmithSubstituted forHayat 61'minutes
  • 10SwankieSubstituted forAllanat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Templeman
  • 14Allan
  • 15Hay
  • 16Nicoll
  • 17Baxter
  • 18Fotheringham
  • 21King

Stranraer

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1McGurn
  • 4Pettigrew
  • 24RumsbySubstituted forAitkenat 44'minutes
  • 19Mair
  • 3KeenanBooked at 65mins
  • 7CairneyBooked at 61minsSubstituted forTurnerat 81'minutes
  • 8BellBooked at 22mins
  • 18McGill
  • 10Stirling
  • 23ThomsonBooked at 17mins
  • 20McGuiganSubstituted forLongworthat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Aitken
  • 9Malcolm
  • 11McCloskey
  • 12Samson
  • 14Longworth
  • 16Turner
  • 21Currie
Referee:
Colin Steven
Attendance:
562

Match Stats

Home TeamForfarAway TeamStranraer
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home6
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Forfar Athletic 1, Stranraer 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Forfar Athletic 1, Stranraer 2.

  3. Post update

    Kerr Hay (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Dale Keenan (Stranraer).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Allan (Forfar Athletic).

  6. Post update

    Ryan Thomson (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Danny Denholm (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Thomson (Stranraer).

  9. Post update

    Michael Travis (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Longworth (Stranraer).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Stranraer. Jamie Longworth replaces Mark McGuigan.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Templeman (Forfar Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Stranraer. Kyle Turner replaces Paul Cairney.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Danny Denholm (Forfar Athletic).

  15. Post update

    Steven Bell (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Steven Bell.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Forfar Athletic 1, Stranraer 2. Michael Travis (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Danny Denholm with a cross.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Lewis Allan replaces Gavin Swankie.

  19. Post update

    Kerr Hay (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Andy Stirling (Stranraer).