Scottish League One
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Forfar Athletic 1-2 Stranraer

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.

Line-ups

Forfar

  • 1Hill
  • 2Baxter
  • 3Campbell
  • 4Fusco
  • 5Andrews
  • 6Dods
  • 7DaleSubstituted forMalinat 46'minutes
  • 8HilsonSubstituted forKaderat 74'minutes
  • 11McManusSubstituted forTrialistat 72'minutes
  • 9Templeman
  • 10Swankie

Substitutes

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

Stranraer

  • 1Mitchell
  • 2McGregor
  • 3Docherty
  • 8Gallagher
  • 4RobertsonBooked at 63mins
  • 5McKeown
  • 7StirlingSubstituted forTrialistat 85'minutes
  • 6Aitken
  • 9Grehan
  • 10LongworthSubstituted forMcKennaat 79'minutes
  • 11CorcoranSubstituted forWinterat 46'minutes

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamForfarAway TeamStranraer
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away10
Fouls
Home14
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Forfar Athletic 1, Stranraer 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forfar Athletic 1, Stranraer 2.
Attempt missed. Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Trialist replaces Andrew Stirling.
Attempt missed. Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.
Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Marvin Andrews.
Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Marvin Andrews.
Foul by Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic).
Ryan Borris (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Gavin Malin (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Sean Winter (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. David McKenna replaces Jamie Longworth.
Attempt saved. Gavin Malin (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by David McGregor.
Foul by Trialist (Forfar Athletic).
Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Mark Docherty (Stranraer).

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Omar Kader replaces Dale Hilson.
Attempt missed. Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Trialist replaces Paul McManus.
Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Iain Campbell.
Foul by Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic).
Martin Grehan (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jamie Longworth (Stranraer).
Gary Fusco (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Sean Winter (Stranraer) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Foul by Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic).
Ryan Borris (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by David Mitchell.
Attempt saved. Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Booking

Scott Robertson (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.
Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Scott Robertson (Stranraer).
Paul McManus (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Frank McKeown (Stranraer).
Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by David Mitchell.
Attempt saved. Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.
Foul by Mark Docherty (Stranraer).
Gary Fusco (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Darren Dods.
Attempt missed. Scott Robertson (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Darren Hill.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Sean Winter replaces Mark Corcoran.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Gavin Malin replaces James Dale.

Second Half

Second Half begins Forfar Athletic 1, Stranraer 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Forfar Athletic 1, Stranraer 2.
Foul by Marvin Andrews (Forfar Athletic).
Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Chris Aitken (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.
Foul by Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic).
Martin Grehan (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by James Dale (Forfar Athletic).
Chris Aitken (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. David McGregor (Stranraer) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Iain Campbell.
Attempt missed. Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.
Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Dale Hilson.

Goal!

Goal! Forfar Athletic 1, Stranraer 2. Chris Aitken (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.
Foul by James Dale (Forfar Athletic).
Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rangers88003224
2Stenhousemuir9522-417
3Dunfermline8512416
4Ayr9342213
5Arbroath9405-412
6Stranraer9324-311
7Brechin9234-49
8Airdrieonians9225-78
9Forfar9216-37
10East Fife9216-137
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