Scottish League One
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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

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cowdenbeath 0, Stranraer 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cowdenbeath 0, Stranraer 2.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Stranraer. Mark McGuigan replaces Andy Stirling.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Stranraer. Sam McCloskey replaces William Gibson.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Goal!

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by William Gibson (Stranraer).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Craig Malcolm (Stranraer).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Dean Brett.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Grant Adam.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Fraser Kerr.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Stranraer. Ryan Thomson replaces Jamie Longworth.