David McKenna and Stephen Stirling were on target as Stranraer eased to victory over League One strugglers East Fife.

Scott Rumsby clattered an effort against the crossbar for the hosts before McKenna headed home from close range on 36 minutes.

The Fifers almost pulled themselves level when Kevin Smith hit a post.

However, Stephen Aitken's side doubled their lead just after the hour mark when Stirling found the net with a shot from the left edge of the penalty box.

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Stranraer

  • 01 Mitchell
  • 02 Robertson
  • 03 Docherty
  • 06 Stirling (Kinnaird - 75' )
  • 04 Rumsby
  • 05 McKeown
  • 07 Winter
  • 08 Gallagher
  • 10 McKenna (Grehan - 78' )
  • 09 Longworth (Forde - 82' )
  • 11 Stirling

Substitutes

  • 12 Grehan
  • 14 MacGregor
  • 15 Kinnaird
  • 16 Forde
  • 20 Fahey

East Fife

  • 01 Paterson
  • 02 Cowan
  • 03 Durie
  • 20 O'Neill
  • 04 Rutkiewicz
  • 05 Mbu
  • 07 McKenzie
  • 06 Campbell (Johnstone - 40' )
  • 11 Smith (Austin - 68' )
  • 19 Buchanan (Clarke - 87' )
  • 10 Hughes

Substitutes

  • 12 Thom
  • 14 Stewart
  • 15 Johnstone
  • 16 Barr
  • 17 Clarke
  • 18 Austin
  • 21 Shaw
Ref: John McKendrick
Att: 407

Match Stats

Shots

8 11

On target

3 3

Corners

6 6

Fouls

12 6

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Stranraer 2, East Fife 0.

90:00 +1:56 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Stranraer 2, East Fife 0.

89:15

Attempt saved. Pat Clarke (East Fife) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

87:21

Foul by Andrew Stirling (Stranraer).

87:21

Marc McKenzie (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. Pat Clarke replaces Liam Buchanan.

86:25

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

85:44

Foul by Martin Grehan (Stranraer).

85:44

Stephen O'Neill (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stranraer. Adam Forde replaces Jamie Longworth.

81:07

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

81:07

Foul by Stephen O'Neill (East Fife).

78:32

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by David Cowan.

77:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stranraer. Martin Grehan replaces David McKenna.

75:48

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Kevin Rutkiewicz.

74:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stranraer. Lloyd Kinnaird replaces Stephen Stirling because of an injury.

74:20

Attempt missed. Kevin Rutkiewicz (East Fife) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

73:47

Foul by Stephen Stirling (Stranraer).

73:47

Marc McKenzie (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:33

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

68:33

Foul by Marc McKenzie (East Fife).

67:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. Nathan Austin replaces Kevin Smith.

67:27

Attempt missed. Marc McKenzie (East Fife) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

66:44

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

64:44

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

63:10

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

62:50

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Joe Mbu.

62:22

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Joe Mbu.

60:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Stranraer 2, East Fife 0. Stephen Stirling (Stranraer) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Mark Docherty.

57:44

Foul by Marc McKenzie (East Fife).

57:44

Mark Docherty (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57:09

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

56:06

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Jamie Longworth.

55:28

Foul by Sean Winter (Stranraer).

55:28

Scott Durie (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.

54:14

Attempt missed. Kevin Smith (East Fife) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

53:42

Foul by Stephen Stirling (Stranraer).

53:42

Stephen Hughes (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.

52:03

Attempt missed. Stephen Hughes (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

51:16

Foul by Grant Gallagher (Stranraer).

51:16

Stephen Hughes (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:28

Foul by David McKenna (Stranraer).

49:28

Joe Mbu (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

49:04

Kevin Smith (East Fife) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box.

45:00

Second Half begins Stranraer 1, East Fife 0.

45:00 +0:39 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Stranraer 1, East Fife 0.

43:00

Kevin Smith (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:57

Foul by Stephen Stirling (Stranraer).

39:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. Craig Johnstone replaces Steven Campbell because of an injury.

39:16

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Frank McKeown.

37:28

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

37:28

Foul by Liam Buchanan (East Fife).

37:00

Kevin Smith (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:55

Foul by Stephen Stirling (Stranraer).

35:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Stranraer 1, East Fife 0. David McKenna (Stranraer) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andrew Stirling following a corner.

34:58

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Steven Campbell.

32:25

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

28:51

Hand ball by Stephen Hughes (East Fife).

26:43

Attempt saved. Liam Buchanan (East Fife) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

23:30

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Scott Durie.

22:04

Scott Rumsby (Stranraer) hits the bar with a right footed shot from more than 35 yards.

18:29

Attempt missed. Liam Buchanan (East Fife) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

17:57

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

13:54

Foul by Sean Winter (Stranraer).

13:54

Liam Buchanan (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:28

Attempt missed. Kevin Smith (East Fife) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

12:46

Attempt saved. Joe Mbu (East Fife) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

12:22

Foul by Scott Robertson (Stranraer).

12:22

Stephen O'Neill (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.

11:55

Foul by Sean Winter (Stranraer).

11:55

Joe Mbu (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:59

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

10:12

Attempt missed. Joe Mbu (East Fife) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

9:36

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

5:38

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

5:38

Foul by Marc McKenzie (East Fife).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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