Stranraer secured third place in League One with a victory over fellow play-off hopefuls Forfar Athletic, who will miss out on the end-of-season finale.

Gavin Swankie found the bottom corner from the centre of the box to give Forfar an early lead.

But Sean Winter's low effort levelled the game before the break and Scott Rumsby headed in after it.

Frank McKeown headed home Andrew Stirling's delivery to end Stranraer's run of nine games without a victory.

Stranraer now host Dunfermline Athletic, who finished second in League One, in the first leg of the Championship play-off semi-finals on Wednesday.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Stranraer

  • 01 Mitchell
  • 02 Robertson Booked
  • 03 Docherty Booked
  • 06 Stirling Booked
  • 04 Rumsby
  • 05 McKeown
  • 08 Borris
  • 07 Winter (Bell - 68' )
  • 18 McKenna
  • 09 Grehan (Longworth - 45' )
  • 11 Stirling (Forde - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Longworth
  • 14 MacGregor
  • 15 Kinnaird
  • 16 Forde
  • 17 Bell
  • 20 Fahey

Forfar Athletic

  • 01 Hill
  • 02 Malcolm Booked
  • 03 Campbell
  • 06 McCluskey (Fotheringham - 61' )
  • 04 Andrews
  • 05 Dods
  • 07 Kader
  • 08 Malin (Dale - 61' )
  • 11 Campbell
  • 09 Templeman
  • 10 Swankie (Keiller - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Fotheringham
  • 14 Dale
  • 15 McLelland
  • 16 Duggan
  • 17 Keiller
  • 18 Gibson
  • 20 Douglas
Ref: Andrew Dallas
Att: 501

Match Stats

Shots

14 6

On target

7 3

Corners

11 2

Fouls

17 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Stranraer 3, Forfar Athletic 1.

90:00 +2:07 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Stranraer 3, Forfar Athletic 1.

90:00 +1:44

Attempt missed. Ryan Borris (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a fast break.

90:00 +1:08

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Scott Robertson.

90:00 +0:26 Booking

Booking Mark Docherty (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +0:22

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +0:22

Foul by Mark Docherty (Stranraer).

88:20

Attempt saved. Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

87:43 Booking

Booking Stephen Stirling (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

87:28

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:28

Foul by Mark Docherty (Stranraer).

83:46

Attempt missed. Martyn Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

81:24

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

81:07

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Darren Hill.

80:55

Attempt saved. Stephen Stirling (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

79:56

Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:56

Foul by Ryan Borris (Stranraer).

77:11

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

77:11

Foul by Mark Docherty (Stranraer).

76:11 Booking

Booking Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

76:00

Adam Forde (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:59

Foul by Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic).

75:21

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:21

Foul by David McKenna (Stranraer).

74:24

Foul by Mark Docherty (Stranraer).

74:24

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stranraer. Adam Forde replaces Andrew Stirling.

71:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Stranraer 3, Forfar Athletic 1. Frank McKeown (Stranraer) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Andrew Stirling with a cross following a corner.

71:01

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Stuart Malcolm.

70:12

Foul by Liam Keiller (Forfar Athletic).

70:12

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

68:59

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

67:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stranraer. Steven Bell replaces Sean Winter.

65:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Liam Keiller replaces Gavin Swankie because of an injury.

64:30

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Omar Kader.

60:33 Substitution

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

60:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Martyn Fotheringham replaces Jamie McCluskey.

60:00

Foul by Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic).

60:00

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

59:24

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Darren Dods.

59:12

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Darren Hill.

58:59

Attempt saved. Mark Docherty (Stranraer) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

57:50

Attempt saved. Jamie McCluskey (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

56:46 Booking

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

56:40

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:40

Foul by Scott Robertson (Stranraer).

54:00 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Stranraer 2, Forfar Athletic 1. Scott Rumsby (Stranraer) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andrew Stirling following a set piece situation.

53:08

Foul by Gavin Malin (Forfar Athletic).

53:08

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

49:07

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

49:07

Foul by Scott Robertson (Stranraer).

46:03

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Jamie McCluskey.

45:00

Second Half begins Stranraer 1, Forfar Athletic 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stranraer. Jamie Longworth replaces Martin Grehan because of an injury.

45:00 +0:14 Half time

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

44:30

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

42:16

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

42:16

Foul by Frank McKeown (Stranraer).

41:53

Attempt saved. David McKenna (Stranraer) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

40:16 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Stranraer 1, Forfar Athletic 1. Sean Winter (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

38:47

Attempt missed. Marvin Andrews (Forfar Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

38:24

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Scott Rumsby.

37:49

Jamie McCluskey (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:49

Foul by Ryan Borris (Stranraer).

35:39

Foul by Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic).

35:39

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

35:01

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:01

Foul by Mark Docherty (Stranraer).

34:13

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

34:13

Foul by Stephen Stirling (Stranraer).

30:16

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

30:16

Foul by Stephen Stirling (Stranraer).

27:50

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

27:02

Foul by Gavin Malin (Forfar Athletic).

27:02

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

22:23

Attempt missed. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is just a bit too high.

20:15

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Stuart Malcolm.

20:07

Attempt blocked. Frank McKeown (Stranraer) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

19:49

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Darren Dods.

19:29

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Marvin Andrews.

16:55

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

14:39

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

14:39

Foul by Ryan Borris (Stranraer).

12:05

Foul by Scott Robertson (Stranraer).

12:05

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:25

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Iain Campbell.

7:42

Foul by Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic).

7:42

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

6:58

Hand ball by Martin Grehan (Stranraer).

6:28

David McKenna (Stranraer) hits the right post with a left footed shot from outside the box.

4:15 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Stranraer 0, Forfar Athletic 1. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

1:48

Foul by Frank McKeown (Stranraer).

1:48

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

0:43

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Stuart Malcolm.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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