Liam Boyce struck a second-half winner as Ross County came from behind to beat Stranraer in the second round of the Scottish League Cup.

Sean Winter gave League One Stranraer an early lead as the home side attempted to emulate last season's win over County.

But Melvin de Leeuw's shot levelled for the Premiership side on the quarter-hour mark.

And Boyce netted from close range to settle the tie.

Derek Adams' County made the long trip from Dingwall to Stranraer still without a win this season.

And the top-flight outfit got off to a poor start when Winter curled a delightful shot over Mark Brown.

The tie was level again when Dutch winger De Leeuw hooked the ball over his own shoulder and into the net following Jordi Balk's cross.

Ross County gained the lead for the first time when Boyce converted on the rebound after goalkeeper David Mitchell had denied Graham Carey.

Stranraer chased an equaliser and only Balk's goal-line clearance kept out Winter's header.

And Brown also denied Winter with the forward firing in a long-range effort late on, ensuring County enter Wednesday's third-round draw.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Stranraer

  • 01 Mitchell
  • 05 McKeown
  • 02 Robertson
  • 03 Rumsby
  • 04 Pettigrew
  • 08 Gallagher Booked
  • 10 Stirling (Marenghi - 74' )
  • 07 Winter
  • 06 Aitken (Forde - 80' )
  • 11 Longridge (Longworth - 74' )
  • 09 Malcolm

Substitutes

  • 12 Longworth
  • 14 Marenghi
  • 15 Russell
  • 16 Forde
  • 17 McCloskey
  • 18 Tobin

Ross County

  • 21 Brown
  • 05 Boyd
  • 20 Balk
  • 19 Fenlon (Frempah - 33' )
  • 03 Celcer
  • 08 Brittain
  • 23 Carey (Quinn - 80' )
  • 07 Cardle
  • 10 Kiss
  • 11 De Leeuw
  • 09 Jervis (Boyce - 59' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Reguero
  • 04 Quinn
  • 14 Maatsen
  • 16 Boyce
  • 17 Ross
  • 18 Frempah
  • 28 Miller
Ref: Craig Charleston
Att: 297

Match Stats

Shots

7 8

On target

2 3

Corners

8 6

Fouls

9 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Stranraer 1, Ross County 2.

90:00 +3:03 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Stranraer 1, Ross County 2.

90:00 +1:25

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

90:00 +1:25

Foul by Joe Cardle (Ross County).

90:00 +0:53

Filip Kiss (Ross County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +0:36

Foul by Adam Forde (Stranraer).

89:05

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Mark Brown.

88:38

Attempt saved. Sean Winter (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

87:51

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Craig Pettigrew.

87:11 Booking

Booking Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

87:00

Filip Kiss (Ross County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:41

Foul by Grant Gallagher (Stranraer).

81:51

Frank McKeown (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:51

Foul by Melvin De Leeuw (Ross County).

81:14

Attempt missed. Liam Boyce (Ross County) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

80:55

Foul by Frank McKeown (Stranraer).

80:55

Uros Celcer (Ross County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

79:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stranraer. Adam Forde replaces Chris Aitken.

79:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ross County. Rocco Quinn replaces Graham Carey because of an injury.

78:23

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

78:23

Foul by Joe Cardle (Ross County).

75:13

Attempt blocked. Scott Robertson (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

74:44

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Mark Brown.

74:17

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Joe Cardle.

73:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stranraer. Jamie Longworth replaces Jackson Longridge.

73:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stranraer. Anthony Marenghi replaces Stephen Stirling.

70:40

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Craig Pettigrew.

68:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Stranraer 1, Ross County 2. Liam Boyce (Ross County) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Filip Kiss.

66:20

Craig Malcolm (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

66:20

Foul by Ben Frempah (Ross County).

62:11

Foul by Frank McKeown (Stranraer).

62:11

Melvin De Leeuw (Ross County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:49

Attempt missed. Melvin De Leeuw (Ross County) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

58:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ross County. Liam Boyce replaces Jake Jervis.

57:00

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

56:56

Dangerous play by Melvin De Leeuw (Ross County).

55:27

Foul by Scott Rumsby (Stranraer).

55:27

Filip Kiss (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:37

Attempt missed. Craig Malcolm (Stranraer) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

52:03

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

52:03

Foul by Uros Celcer (Ross County).

49:05

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

49:05

Foul by Ben Frempah (Ross County).

48:03

Foul by Craig Pettigrew (Stranraer).

48:03

Richard Brittain (Ross County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46:53

Foul by Chris Aitken (Stranraer).

46:53

Richard Brittain (Ross County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00

Second Half begins Stranraer 1, Ross County 1.

45:00 +0:24 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Stranraer 1, Ross County 1.

44:05

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

44:05

Foul by Uros Celcer (Ross County).

42:00

Filip Kiss (Ross County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:56

Foul by Grant Gallagher (Stranraer).

41:05

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Mark Brown.

35:45

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Uros Celcer.

35:12

Attempt missed. Filip Kiss (Ross County) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

34:39

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Ben Frempah.

33:30

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

33:30

Foul by Scott Boyd (Ross County).

32:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ross County. Ben Frempah replaces Jim Fenlon because of an injury.

31:30

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Craig Pettigrew.

30:46

Foul by Grant Gallagher (Stranraer).

30:46

Graham Carey (Ross County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:03

Stephen Stirling (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the right wing.

27:03

Foul by Richard Brittain (Ross County).

25:31

Frank McKeown (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:31

Foul by Filip Kiss (Ross County).

23:25

Attempt saved. Jake Jervis (Ross County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

22:17

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Jim Fenlon.

21:27

Attempt missed. Craig Malcolm (Stranraer) header from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right.

20:06

Chris Aitken (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the right wing.

20:06

Foul by Uros Celcer (Ross County).

18:56

Attempt missed. Melvin De Leeuw (Ross County) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

16:47

Attempt missed. Melvin De Leeuw (Ross County) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the left.

16:19

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

15:32

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Uros Celcer.

14:10 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Stranraer 1, Ross County 1. Melvin De Leeuw (Ross County) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordi Balk.

12:30

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

6:26

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by David Mitchell.

5:52

Corner, Ross County. Conceded by Craig Pettigrew.

2:41 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Stranraer 1, Ross County 0. Sean Winter (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Stephen Stirling.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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