Arbroath kept their slim survival hopes alive with victory against Stranraer in Scottish League One.

Paul McManus rifled in the opener for the hosts in first-half stoppage-time before Alan Cook stroked home the second just after the restart.

Cook's sweeping shot put Arbroath further in front but Sean Winter's effort gave Stranraer hope.

Player-manager Paul Sheerin's curling shot put the win beyond doubt before Adam Forde's consolation strike.

Bottom side Arbroath are four points adrift with three games left.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Arbroath

  • 01 Morrison
  • 02 Travis
  • 03 Hamilton
  • 04 Nicoll Booked
  • 05 McGeever
  • 06 Keddie Booked
  • 07 Linn
  • 08 Chisholm Booked
  • 10 Cook (Banjo - 72' Booked )
  • 09 McManus (Robertson - 81' )
  • 11 Sheerin (Yao - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Deuchar
  • 14 Robertson
  • 15 Banjo
  • 16 Little
  • 17 Yao
  • 18 Scott
  • 21 Wood

Stranraer

  • 01 Mitchell
  • 02 Robertson
  • 03 Docherty
  • 08 Gallagher
  • 04 Rumsby Booked
  • 05 MacGregor
  • 11 Borris (Stirling - 63' )
  • 06 Bell
  • 10 Longworth (Grehan - 50' )
  • 09 McKenna (Forde - 77' )
  • 07 Winter

Substitutes

  • 12 Stirling
  • 14 Grehan
  • 15 Stirling
  • 16 Kinnaird
  • 17 Forde
  • 20 Fahey
Ref: Kevin Graham
Att: 528

Match Stats

Shots

12 8

On target

6 5

Corners

6 7

Fouls

10 6

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Arbroath 4, Stranraer 2.

90:00 +3:28 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Arbroath 4, Stranraer 2.

90:00 +2:44 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Arbroath 4, Stranraer 2. Adam Forde (Stranraer) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

90:00 +0:37

Attempt missed. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

90:00 +0:07

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Scott Rumsby.

89:23

Attempt missed. Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is just a bit too high.

88:01

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Scott Morrison.

87:45

Attempt saved. Martin Grehan (Stranraer) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

85:42

Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).

85:42

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

84:44

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

84:17

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Sean Winter.

82:11

Attempt missed. Ross Chisholm (Arbroath) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

80:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arbroath. Lari Yao replaces Paul Sheerin.

80:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arbroath. Dayle Robertson replaces Paul McManus.

79:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Arbroath 4, Stranraer 1. Paul Sheerin (Arbroath) right footed shot from very close range to the top left corner following a corner.

78:36

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Grant Gallagher.

76:21

Attempt saved. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

76:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stranraer. Adam Forde replaces David McKenna.

75:39

Attempt missed. Paul Sheerin (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

73:45

Attempt saved. Sean Winter (Stranraer) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

71:59 Booking

Booking David Banjo (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

71:52

Foul by David Banjo (Arbroath).

71:52

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

71:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arbroath. David Banjo replaces Alan Cook.

70:25 Booking

Booking Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

70:15

Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).

70:15

Sean Winter (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the left wing.

67:27

Attempt missed. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

64:23

Attempt missed. Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

63:46 Booking

Booking Alex Keddie (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

63:32

Foul by Alex Keddie (Arbroath).

63:32

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

62:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stranraer. Andrew Stirling replaces Ryan Borris.

58:47

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Michael Travis.

54:17 Booking

Booking Ross Chisholm (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

54:09

Foul by Ross Chisholm (Arbroath).

54:09

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

53:01

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Scott Rumsby.

50:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Arbroath 3, Stranraer 1. Sean Winter (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by David McKenna.

49:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stranraer. Martin Grehan replaces Jamie Longworth.

48:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Arbroath 3, Stranraer 0. Alan Cook (Arbroath) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul McManus.

45:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Arbroath 2, Stranraer 0. Alan Cook (Arbroath) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

45:00

Second Half begins Arbroath 1, Stranraer 0.

45:00 +1:15 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Arbroath 1, Stranraer 0.

45:00 +0:44 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Arbroath 1, Stranraer 0. Paul McManus (Arbroath) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

42:38

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Paul Sheerin.

42:10

Foul by Ross Chisholm (Arbroath).

42:10

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

40:43

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Michael Travis.

40:05

Foul by Alan Cook (Arbroath).

40:05

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

38:25

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Scott Morrison.

37:47

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Alex Keddie.

34:27

Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

34:27

Foul by Ryan Borris (Stranraer).

30:03

Bobby Linn (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

30:03

Dangerous play by Ryan Borris (Stranraer).

28:28

Attempt missed. Paul Sheerin (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

27:47

Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:47

Foul by Steven Bell (Stranraer).

26:06

Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).

26:06

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

24:33

Attempt saved. Alan Cook (Arbroath) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

23:09

Foul by Ross Chisholm (Arbroath).

23:09

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

20:59

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Scott Rumsby.

20:06

Ryan McGeever (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:06

Foul by Jamie Longworth (Stranraer).

14:00

Attempt blocked. Sean Winter (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

13:17

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Alex Keddie.

11:25 Booking

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

11:19

Bobby Linn (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:19

Foul by Scott Rumsby (Stranraer).

9:14

Foul by Paul McManus (Arbroath).

9:14

Scott Robertson (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

7:11

Hand ball by David MacGregor (Stranraer).

3:04

Attempt missed. Scott Robertson (Stranraer) left footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

2:45

Attempt saved. Ryan Borris (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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