Stranraer came from behind to secure victory at fellow Scottish League One strugglers Forfar.

Both sides had recorded just two wins from their first eight matches of the season but it was Stranraer, now unbeaten in four, who claimed the spoils.

Chris Templeman headed home Gavin Swankie's cross to hand the hosts a fourth-minute lead but Stevie Aitken's men turned the game around before half-time.

Jamie Longworth levelled with a well-taken effort from David MacGregor's pass before Chris Aitken found the top corner in the 36th minute.

Stranraer quartet Scott Robertson, Sean Winter, Andrew Stirling and Grant Gallagher all enjoyed chances to add to the scoreline after the break but it mattered little as the visitors held out for victory.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Forfar Athletic

  • 01 Hill
  • 02 Baxter
  • 03 Campbell
  • 04 Fusco
  • 05 Andrews
  • 06 Dods
  • 07 Dale (Malin - 46' )
  • 08 Hilson (Kader - 74' )
  • 11 McManus (Trialist - 72' )
  • 09 Templeman
  • 10 Swankie

Substitutes

  • 12 Malin
  • 14 Campbell
  • 15 Trialist
  • 16 McCabe
  • 17 Kader
  • 19 Douglas

Stranraer

  • 01 Mitchell
  • 02 McGregor
  • 03 Docherty
  • 08 Gallagher
  • 04 Robertson Booked
  • 05 McKeown
  • 07 Stirling (Trialist - 85' )
  • 06 Aitken
  • 09 Grehan
  • 10 Longworth (McKenna - 79' )
  • 11 Corcoran (Winter - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 12 McKenna
  • 14 Winter
  • 15 Borris
  • 16 Forde
  • 17 Trialist
  • 19 Fahey
Ref: Des Roache
Att: 449

Match Stats

Shots

9 13

On target

6 3

Corners

4 10

Fouls

14 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Forfar Athletic 1, Stranraer 2.

90:00 +2:19 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Forfar Athletic 1, Stranraer 2.

89:03

Attempt missed. Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

84:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stranraer. Trialist replaces Andrew Stirling.

83:47

Attempt missed. Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

83:06

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Marvin Andrews.

82:37

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Marvin Andrews.

82:07

Foul by Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic).

82:07

Ryan Borris (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the right wing.

81:04

Attempt missed. Gavin Malin (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

79:37

Attempt missed. Sean Winter (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

78:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stranraer. David McKenna replaces Jamie Longworth.

77:53

Attempt saved. Gavin Malin (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

76:49

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by David McGregor.

74:29

Foul by Trialist (Forfar Athletic).

74:29

Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:55

Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

73:55

Foul by Mark Docherty (Stranraer).

73:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Omar Kader replaces Dale Hilson.

72:53

Attempt missed. Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

71:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Trialist replaces Paul McManus.

69:33

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Iain Campbell.

68:08

Foul by Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic).

68:08

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

67:19

Foul by Jamie Longworth (Stranraer).

67:19

Gary Fusco (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:48

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

64:37

Foul by Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic).

64:37

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

62:55

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by David Mitchell.

62:39

Attempt saved. Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

62:03 Booking

Booking Scott Robertson (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

62:00

Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:57

Foul by Scott Robertson (Stranraer).

61:34

Paul McManus (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:34

Foul by Frank McKeown (Stranraer).

57:47

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by David Mitchell.

57:35

Attempt saved. Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

56:17

Foul by Mark Docherty (Stranraer).

56:17

Gary Fusco (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:39

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Darren Dods.

48:55

Attempt missed. Scott Robertson (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

48:26

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Darren Hill.

45:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stranraer. Sean Winter replaces Mark Corcoran.

45:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Gavin Malin replaces James Dale.

45:00

Second Half begins Forfar Athletic 1, Stranraer 2.

45:00 +0:03 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Forfar Athletic 1, Stranraer 2.

44:17

Foul by Marvin Andrews (Forfar Athletic).

44:17

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

42:21

Attempt missed. Chris Aitken (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

42:09

Foul by Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic).

42:09

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

41:24

Foul by James Dale (Forfar Athletic).

41:24

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

40:58

Attempt saved. David McGregor (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

40:05

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Iain Campbell.

39:24

Attempt missed. Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

38:42

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Dale Hilson.

35:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forfar Athletic 1, Stranraer 2. Chris Aitken (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

34:08

Foul by James Dale (Forfar Athletic).

34:08

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

30:18

Foul by Marvin Andrews (Forfar Athletic).

30:18

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

29:22

Attempt missed. Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

28:39

Foul by Marvin Andrews (Forfar Athletic).

28:39

Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the left wing.

27:48

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Mark Baxter.

25:51

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

25:31

Attempt saved. Paul McManus (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

21:37

Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:37

Foul by Frank McKeown (Stranraer).

20:53

Foul by Grant Gallagher (Stranraer).

20:53

Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:33

Hand ball by Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic).

17:45 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forfar Athletic 1, Stranraer 1. Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by David McGregor.

16:44

Attempt saved. Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) header from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner.

13:59

Attempt missed. Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

10:52

Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:52

Foul by James Dale (Forfar Athletic).

9:46

Mark Docherty (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the left wing.

9:46

Foul by Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic).

9:14

Attempt missed. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

7:36

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

6:57

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Darren Dods.

6:28

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Mark Baxter.

6:02

Foul by Mark Baxter (Forfar Athletic).

6:02

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

3:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forfar Athletic 1, Stranraer 0. Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gavin Swankie with a cross.

1:01

Foul by Andrew Stirling (Stranraer).

1:01

James Dale (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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