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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Forfar Athletic 1, Stranraer 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forfar Athletic 1, Stranraer 2.

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

Foul by Dale Keenan (Stranraer).

Foul by Lewis Allan (Forfar Athletic).

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

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

Foul by Ryan Thomson (Stranraer).

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

Foul by Jamie Longworth (Stranraer).

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Jamie Longworth replaces Mark McGuigan.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Kyle Turner replaces Paul Cairney.

Foul by Danny Denholm (Forfar Athletic).

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

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Steven Bell.

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Lewis Allan replaces Gavin Swankie.

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

Foul by Andy Stirling (Stranraer).

Craig Pettigrew (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Thomas O'Brien (Forfar Athletic).

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Craig Pettigrew.

Lewis Allan (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lee Mair (Stranraer).

Booking

Dale Keenan (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Kerr Hay replaces Craig Smith.

Booking

Paul Cairney (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Andrew Black (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Cairney (Stranraer).

Foul by Andrew Black (Forfar Athletic).

Paul Cairney (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Forfar Athletic 0, Stranraer 2. Chris Aitken (Stranraer) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty conceded by Thomas O'Brien (Forfar Athletic) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Stranraer. Mark McGuigan draws a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic).

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

Craig Smith (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Pettigrew (Stranraer).

Attempt missed. Ryan Thomson (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ayr85211611517
2Dunfermline85122781916
3Forfar84131511413
4Airdrieonians84131210213
5Albion84131110113
6Peterhead82421411310
7Stenhousemuir83141221-910
8Stranraer8305713-69
9Cowdenbeath82151121-107
10Brechin8206918-96
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