Scottish League One
Cowdenbeath0Stranraer2

Cowdenbeath 0-2 Stranraer

Third-bottom Stranraer moved to within a point of Cowdenbeath after a well-deserved away win in League One.

Greig Spence wasted a good chance for Cowdenbeath early on and he had the ball in the net in the 30th minute only to be flagged offside.

Stranraer's Craig Malcolm and Andy Stirling both went close.

The deadlock was broken when Willie Gibson fired in a free-kick, then Malcolm converted a penalty following Fraser Kerr's foul on Stirling.

Line-ups

Cowdenbeath

  • 1Adam
  • 2Donaldson
  • 3Kerr
  • 4El-Zubaidi
  • 5Adamson
  • 6Brett
  • 7Hughes
  • 8MilneSubstituted forJohnstonat 68'minutes
  • 9CallaghanBooked at 27minsSubstituted forMcDaidat 45'minutes
  • 10Caldwell
  • 11Spence

Substitutes

  • 12Yaqub
  • 14Swan
  • 15Beaumont
  • 16Kane
  • 17Roman
  • 18McDaid
  • 19Johnston

Stranraer

  • 26Belford
  • 4Pettigrew
  • 24Rumsby
  • 2Robertson
  • 15Dick
  • 10StirlingSubstituted forMcGuiganat 86'minutes
  • 7Cairney
  • 8Bell
  • 33GibsonBooked at 64minsSubstituted forMcCloskeyat 86'minutes
  • 9Malcolm
  • 14LongworthSubstituted forThomsonat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Barron
  • 11McCloskey
  • 13Currie
  • 16Turner
  • 20McGuigan
  • 23Thomson
  • 25Nequecaur
Referee:
Alan Newlands
Attendance:
402

Match Stats

Home TeamCowdenbeathAway TeamStranraer
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home3
Away16
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away11
Fouls
Home15
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Cowdenbeath 0, Stranraer 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cowdenbeath 0, Stranraer 2.

Attempt saved. Declan McDaid (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Mark McGuigan replaces Andy Stirling.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Sam McCloskey replaces William Gibson.

Attempt missed. Andy Stirling (Stranraer) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. William Gibson (Stranraer) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Cowdenbeath 0, Stranraer 2. Craig Malcolm (Stranraer) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Stranraer. Andy Stirling draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Fraser Kerr (Cowdenbeath) after a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by William Gibson (Stranraer).

Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Ryan Thomson (Stranraer) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Craig Malcolm (Stranraer).

Brad Donaldson (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Andy Stirling (Stranraer) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Dean Brett.

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Grant Adam.

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Fraser Kerr.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Ryan Thomson replaces Jamie Longworth.

Craig Malcolm (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Declan Hughes (Cowdenbeath).

Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Steven Bell.

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Declan Hughes.

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Ali El-Zubaidi.

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Craig Johnston replaces Lewis Milne.

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

Foul by Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath).

Booking

William Gibson (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Cowdenbeath 0, Stranraer 1. William Gibson (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner following a set piece situation.

Foul by Fraser Kerr (Cowdenbeath).

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

Foul by Declan Hughes (Cowdenbeath).

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

Attempt saved. Andy Stirling (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Dean Brett (Cowdenbeath).

Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Lewis Milne (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Malcolm (Stranraer).

Foul by Liam Dick (Stranraer).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dunfermline21145252143847
2Ayr21124540271340
3Peterhead2299448252336
4Albion198472123-228
5Stenhousemuir218493044-1428
6Airdrieonians2183102834-627
7Cowdenbeath2073102943-1424
8Stranraer2172122136-1523
9Forfar2046102634-818
10Brechin2044122237-1516
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