Scottish League One
Stranraer2East Fife0

Stranraer 2-0 East Fife

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.

Line-ups

Stranraer

  • 1Mitchell
  • 2Robertson
  • 3Docherty
  • 6StirlingSubstituted forKinnairdat 75'minutes
  • 4Rumsby
  • 5McKeown
  • 7Winter
  • 8Gallagher
  • 10McKennaSubstituted forGrehanat 78'minutes
  • 9LongworthSubstituted forFordeat 82'minutes
  • 11Stirling

Substitutes

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

East Fife

  • 1Paterson
  • 2Cowan
  • 3Durie
  • 20O'Neill
  • 4Rutkiewicz
  • 5Mbu
  • 7McKenzie
  • 6CampbellSubstituted forJohnstoneat 40'minutes
  • 11SmithSubstituted forAustinat 68'minutes
  • 19BuchananSubstituted forClarkeat 87'minutes
  • 10Hughes

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamStranraerAway TeamEast Fife
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Stranraer 2, East Fife 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stranraer 2, East Fife 0.

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

Foul by Andrew Stirling (Stranraer).

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

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Pat Clarke replaces Liam Buchanan.

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

Foul by Martin Grehan (Stranraer).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Adam Forde replaces Jamie Longworth.

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

Foul by Stephen O'Neill (East Fife).

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by David Cowan.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Martin Grehan replaces David McKenna.

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Kevin Rutkiewicz.

Substitution

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

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

Foul by Stephen Stirling (Stranraer).

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

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

Foul by Marc McKenzie (East Fife).

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Nathan Austin replaces Kevin Smith.

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

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

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

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Joe Mbu.

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Joe Mbu.

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.

Foul by Marc McKenzie (East Fife).

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

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Jamie Longworth.

Foul by Sean Winter (Stranraer).

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

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

Foul by Stephen Stirling (Stranraer).

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

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

Foul by Grant Gallagher (Stranraer).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rangers2725207077
2Dunfermline2717281753
3Stranraer2613671445
4Ayr2710611-1036
5Stenhousemuir278910-1033
6Forfar269512-232
7Brechin279414-1131
8Airdrieonians276714-1825
9East Fife277416-2825
10Arbroath276318-2221
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