Stranraer 2-0 East Fife

Stranraer leapfrogged East Fife at the bottom of League One with a victory over The Fifers at Stair Park.

The Blues took the lead after 21 minutes, when Martin Grehan was played in by Andrew Stirling, with the forward placing a right-footed strike into the bottom-right corner.

Pat Clarke came closest to equalising for East Fife in the second half, but his effort was cleared off the line.

Stranraer doubled their lead on the hour-mark, with Jamie Longworth shooting into the bottom left-hand corner after being set up by Christopher Aitken.

Frank McKeown almost added a third for the home side after 71 minutes, when his right-footed effort cannoned back off the post.

The visitors came close to pulling back a consolation goal in injury time, but Liam Buchanan screwed his shot wide.

Stranraer: Mitchell, Rumsby, Robertson, McKeown, Winter (Borris 52), Gallagher, Aitken, Stirling, Corcoran (Lloyd Kinnaird 64), Grehan (Longworth 56), McKenna.

Subs Not Used: Fahey, Docherty, MacGregor, Forde.

Booked: Gallagher, Borris.

Goals: Grehan 22, Longworth 61.

East Fife: Paterson, Neilson, Thom, Campbell, Naysmith (Tuta 78), McBride, Jonathan Stewart (Brown 65), Willis, Johnstone, Buchanan, Clarke (Austin 69).

Subs Not Used: Moosari, Durie, Mbu, Andrews.

Booked: Johnstone, Jonathan Stewart, Willis.

Att: 349

Ref: David Somers

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