Scottish League One
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Stranraer 1-0 Cowdenbeath

Mark McGuigan's solitary strike was enough to seal Stranraer a promotion play-off place and consign Cowdenbeath to a relegation play-off.

Stranraer took the lead early in the second half, McGuigan drilling home after goalkeeper Grant Adam had parried Willie Gibson's effort.

Craig Malcolm, Paul Cairney, Andy Stirling, Steven Bell and Jamie Longworth all went close for Stranraer.

Greig Spence and Declan McDaid threatened for the visitors.

Stranraer will face Championship second-bottom side Livingston in their semi-final while Cowdenbeath will battle to preserve their League One status, initially against Queen's Park of League Two.

Line-ups

Stranraer

Formation 4-4-2

  • 26Belford
  • 4Pettigrew
  • 2Robertson
  • 8BellBooked at 61mins
  • 15Dick
  • 33Gibson
  • 23ThomsonSubstituted forTurnerat 86'minutes
  • 7CairneySubstituted forAitkenat 89'minutes
  • 10Stirling
  • 9Malcolm
  • 20McGuiganSubstituted forLongworthat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Barron
  • 6Aitken
  • 12Kemp
  • 13Currie
  • 14Longworth
  • 16Turner
  • 24Rumsby

Cowdenbeath

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Adam
  • 2Donaldson
  • 3Sives
  • 4El-Zubaidi
  • 5Adamson
  • 8Brett
  • 6KaneSubstituted forJohnstonat 82'minutes
  • 7GibbonsSubstituted forCaldwellat 67'minutes
  • 10McDaidSubstituted forByrneat 60'minutes
  • 9Miller
  • 11Spence

Substitutes

  • 12Scullion
  • 14Johnston
  • 15Byrne
  • 16Caldwell
  • 17Roman
  • 18Swann
Referee:
Steven Kirkland
Attendance:
523

Match Stats

Home TeamStranraerAway TeamCowdenbeath
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stranraer 1, Cowdenbeath 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stranraer 1, Cowdenbeath 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Liam Dick.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Andy Stirling (Stranraer).

  5. Post update

    Kenny Adamson (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Stranraer. Chris Aitken replaces Paul Cairney.

  7. Post update

    William Gibson (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ali El-Zubaidi (Cowdenbeath).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Stranraer. Kyle Turner replaces Ryan Thomson.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Steven Bell.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Steven Bell.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Craig Malcolm (Stranraer) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Craig Johnston replaces Chris Kane.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Greig Spence (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Cowdenbeath. Conceded by Scott Robertson.

  17. Post update

    Hand ball by Craig Malcolm (Stranraer).

  18. Post update

    Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Grant Adam.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

  20. Post update

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

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