Scottish League One
Arbroath4Stranraer2

Arbroath 4-2 Stranraer

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.

Line-ups

Arbroath

  • 1Morrison
  • 2Travis
  • 3Hamilton
  • 4NicollBooked at 71mins
  • 5McGeever
  • 6KeddieBooked at 64mins
  • 7Linn
  • 8ChisholmBooked at 55mins
  • 10CookSubstituted forBanjoat 72'minutesBooked at 72mins
  • 9McManusSubstituted forRobertsonat 81'minutes
  • 11SheerinSubstituted forYaoat 81'minutes

Substitutes

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

Stranraer

  • 1Mitchell
  • 2Robertson
  • 3Docherty
  • 8Gallagher
  • 4RumsbyBooked at 12mins
  • 5MacGregor
  • 11BorrisSubstituted forStirlingat 63'minutes
  • 6Bell
  • 10LongworthSubstituted forGrehanat 50'minutes
  • 9McKennaSubstituted forFordeat 77'minutes
  • 7Winter

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamArbroathAway TeamStranraer
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Arbroath 4, Stranraer 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Arbroath 4, Stranraer 2.

Goal!

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

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

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Scott Rumsby.

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

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Scott Morrison.

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

Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).

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

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Sean Winter.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Lari Yao replaces Paul Sheerin.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Dayle Robertson replaces Paul McManus.

Goal!

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

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Grant Gallagher.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Adam Forde replaces David McKenna.

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

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

Booking

David Banjo (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by David Banjo (Arbroath).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. David Banjo replaces Alan Cook.

Booking

Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).

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

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

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

Booking

Alex Keddie (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Alex Keddie (Arbroath).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Andrew Stirling replaces Ryan Borris.

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Michael Travis.

Booking

Ross Chisholm (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ross Chisholm (Arbroath).

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

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Scott Rumsby.

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.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rangers3129207789
2Dunfermline33184111358
3Stranraer3313911248
4Ayr3213613-145
5Stenhousemuir33111210-645
6Forfar3211714-240
7Brechin3310617-1436
8Airdrieonians339915-1436
9East Fife339519-3332
10Arbroath338421-2228
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