Stranraer

  • 7-5-12
  • 9th in Scottish League Two

Stranraer

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    Stenhousemuir boost survival hopes with much-needed win

    Bottom club Stenhousemuir took a step towards survival with a 3-1 defeat of 10-man Peterhead at Ochilview Park.Striker Rory McAllister saw red for abusing referee David Munro after first-half goals from Alan Cook and Mason Robertson had put the strugglers in front.Jordan Brown pulled one back for Peterhead minutes after the restart, but veteran striker Colin McMenamin restored the Warriors' two-goal cushion shortly after the hour mark.Stranraer came away from their action-packed trip to Airdrieonians with a much-needed 2-1 victory.Craig Morgan headed the Blues in front early in the second half, but soon after his team-mate Morgyn Neil was dismissed when he hauled back Jack McKay in the area.Visiting goalkeeper Cameron Belford was equal to Iain Russell's penalty, however, and the 10 men secured the three points when Ryan Thomson netted 20 minutes from time.Andy Ryan's late free-kick halved the deficit, but could not prevent Aidrie slipping to a third successive defeat, while Stranraer climb to seventh in the table.Livingstone extended their lead at the top of the table to seven points with a 1-1 at Queen's Park.Scott Pittman put the leaders ahead early on before Dario Zanatta equalised for the hosts.Chris Duggan scored both goals, including a stunning volley, in East Fife's 2-0 home win against struggling Albion.The result leaves Albion just one point above Stenhousemuir after five matches without a win, whilst East Fife have leapfrogged Aidrieonians into third.The match between Brechin and second-placed Alloa was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
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      Aberdeen 4-0 Stranraer

      Aberdeen coasted past League One strugglers Stranraer at Pittodrie to reach the fifth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup and keep hopes alive of their first triumph in the competition since 1990.Dons manager Derek McInnes showed his intent by fielding the same team which won three consecutive Ladbrokes Premiership matches prior to the winter break, and it turned out to be a long afternoon for the part-timers.Adam Rooney and Niall McGinn both netted in each half as the Dons, recently back from warm weather training in Dubai, won 4-0 in a one-sided contest.Andrew Considine squandered a fifth-minute chance for the hosts when he sent a free header over the crossbar from McGinn's corner.Both goalkeepers were then called into action shortly after, Aberdeen's Joe Lewis saving low down to his right to deny Willie Gibson before Cammy Belford pulled off an outstanding stop to keep out McGinn's header.Stranraer had been fairly comfortable until they fell behind in the 30th minute thanks to a Rooney strike. McGinn crossed to the far post for Jonny Hayes, who rose to nod the ball down for Rooney and his 12-yard shot gave Belford no chance.McGinn quickly doubled the Dons' lead with a well-taken goal in the 34th minute. The Northern Irishman latched on to a Kenny McLean lay-off before before driving a low 16-yard effort inside the far corner of the net.Only good goalkeeping from Belford kept the score down at the interval, which could not come quickly enough for the visitors.When Rooney scored his second and Aberdeen's third five minutes into the second half, it turned into a damage limitation exercise for the Stair Park club, who this week parted company with boss Brian Reid. On-loan Livingston defender Morgyn Neill was penalised for handling a Hayes cross and Rooney converted the resultant spot-kick.There was no stopping the rampant Reds as McGinn lashed in a 14-yard left-footed effort from Andrew Considine's cutback in the 54th minute.Hayes, the subject of two recent failed bids from Sky Bet Championship side Cardiff, was replaced by Peter Pawlett in the 64th minute and Dons supporters will be hoping it was not a farewell appearances from the flying winger.ends
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      2023-24 SPFL League Two Table

      TeamGPWDLGDP
      Stenhousemuir251762+2557
      Peterhead251267+1342
      Spartans FC241176+1240
      Dumbarton241068+836
      Bonnyrigg Rose24789-129
      East Fife257810-129
      Forfar Athletic256118-329
      Elgin City258413-2028
      Stranraer247512-1426
      Clyde253913-1918

      2023-24 Team Leaders

      Scottish League Two

      Rankings

      Scottish League Two

      Goal Difference
      -14
      8th
      Goals Scored
      27
      Tied-8th
      Assists
      14
      8th
      Goals Conceded
      41
      8th