Stranraer 4-4 Montrose

Scottish Football League

Montrose overturned a four-goal deficit to claim a dramatic draw against 10-man Stranraer.

The home side looked to be in control when they stormed to a three-goal lead by half-time through a Sean Winter strike from 12 yards and a brace of cool finishes by Craig Malcolm.

There was no hint of the drama to come in the second half when they increased their margin through Martin Grehan who drilled in from 12 yards after 53 minutes.

But the game turned on its head when David Mitchell was dismissed for a professional foul on Sean Pierce who got up off the ground to convert the penalty and start the comeback.

Pierce then grabbed his second from close range after 68 minutes before two fine strikes from long range by Jamie Winter brought the scores level.

Stranraer: David Mitchell, Noble (Kane 59), McGregor, McKeown, Taggart, Winter, Christopher Aitken, Stirling, Gallagher (Stuart McColm 77), Malcolm, Grehan (Marshall 63). Subs Not Used: Moore, Shepherd.

Sent Off: David Mitchell (63). Booked: Taggart, Stuart McColm.

Goals: Winter 7, Malcolm 18, 19, Grehan 53.

Montrose: Andrews, Douglas Cameron, Smart, Cambell, Crighton, Johnston, Lunan, Winter (Masson 89), McNalley, Crawford (Pierce 25), Boyle. Subs Not Used: Wood, Dimilta, McPhee.

Goals: Pierce 64 pen, 69, Winter 70,74.

Att: 326

Ref: Don Robertson