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Stephen Aitken leaves for Dumbarton

saitken1415smallStranraer FC can now confirm that manager Stephen Aitken has accepted a 2 year deal to take over as manager at Dumbarton Football Club with immediate effect. The club are naturally disappointed to lose our manager after his successful 2 1/2 years in charge at Stair Park that made him the 3rd longest serving manager in the SPFL securing our position in League One in his first half season before going on to finish 3rd and 2nd in the subsequent 2 seasons to make the Blues one of, if not the best, part-time club in the country. Nevertheless, as an ambitious young manager we recognise that there was a degree of inevitability that Stephen would eventually be offered a challenge at a higher level that he would find too good to turn down and he has decided to take up the challenge with Dumbarton in the Championship.

Stranraer Football club would like to extend our sincere and heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Stephen and his team for a memorable last couple of years or so and take this opportunity to wish him every success in his new venture and he moves on with our very best wishes as he furthers his career in the game.

Things have moved very quickly over the past few days and the club has already commenced the process of finding a successor so that the squad can be assembled and ready for pre-season training in a few weeks time.

All interested and qualified applicants should submit a CV by email to the club at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 1200hrs on Monday 1st June and an interview and selection process will begin as soon as some suitable candidates have been identified.

Brechin City 1 Stranraer 3 - Blues finish 2nd

sstirling1415smallwgibson1415smallStranraer finished in 2nd place in SPFL 1 after a fine 3-1 win at Glebe Park. A goal from Stephen Stirling and 2 pens from Willie Gibson ensured that the Blues entered the SPFL Championship play-offs for the 2nd season on the trot.

Brechin City: Patrick O'Neil, Ewan McNeil, Paul McLean, Darren McCormack, Steven Jackson, Gary Fusco, Ryan Ferguson, Craig Molloy, Robert Thomson, Callum Tapping, Jamie Masson. Subs Not Used: Ollie Durojaiye, Colin Hamilton, Gerry McLauchlan, Ben Tough, Graeme Smith Substitutions: On: Alan Trouten Off: Callum Tapping (71), On: Bobby Barr, Off: Jamie Masson (71).

Stranraer: David Mitchell, Craig Pettigrew, Barry Russell, Scott Rumsby, Scott Robertson, Steven Bell, Sean Winter, Stephen Stirling, Danny Stoney, Jamie Longworth, Willie Gibson. Subs Not Used: Frank McKeown, Craig Malcolm. Substitutions: On: Jon McShane Off: Stephen Stirling (57), On: Jackson Longridge Off: Jamie Longworth (81). Scorers: Stirling 21', Gibson 43' pen, 75' pen

Referee: Craig Charleston Attendance: 538

Stranraer 0 Greenock Morton 2

Stranraer: D Mitchell, F McKeown, S Robertson, J Longridge, S Rumsby, S Winter (S Stirling, 63), S Bell, G Gallagher (C Aitken red card (s/o 90), 32), W Gibson yellow card, C Malcolm (D Stoney, 68), J Longworth. Subs Not Used: Tobin, Russell, McShane.

Morton: D Gaston, S Crighton, L Kilday yellow card, M Russell yellow card, R Lamie red card (s/o 77), S McCluskey, R Forbes, M Miller (J McKee, 62), T O'Ware, P MacDonald (R Caldwell, 89), D McManus yellow card. Subs not used: J McCluskey, A Ferris, G Adam, J Scullion

Referee: Greg Aitken Attendance: 1321

Stranraer 3 Stenhousemuir 2 - Blues Go Top

wgibson1415smallswinter1415smallStranraer: David Mitchell, Craig Pettigrew, Jackson Longridge, Scott rumsby, Frank McKeown, Steven Bell, Sean Winter, Stephen Stirling, Craig Malcolm, Jamie Longworth, Willie Gibson. Subs: Danny Tobin, Chris Aitken, Scott Robertson, Danny Stoney, Jon McShane, Barry Russell. Scorers: Gibson (12), Winter (41), Pettigrew (57) Booked: Stirling (27)

Stenhousemuir: Fleming, Meechan, Summers, Lithgow, McMillan, Millar, Fotheringham, Faulds, Grehan, McMullan, Watt. Subs: Smith, Duncan, Hodge, Marenghi, Gallacher, McMenamin, Miller. Scorer: Grehan, Summers Booked: Meechan

cpettigrew1415smallReferee: Gavin Duncan Attendance: 552

Dunfermline Athletic 1 Stranraer 0

DUNFERMLINE: Ryan Scully; Ross Millen, Gregor Buchanan, Lewis Martin, Alex Whittle; Finn Graham, Shaun Byrne (Kyle McAusland 56), Andy Geggan, (c), Ryan Thomson; Allan Smith (Faissal El Bakhtaoui 69), Michael Moffat. SUBS NOT USED: Ryan Williamson, Declan O'Kane, David Hopkirk, Andy Barrowman, Jamie Wilson (GK). SCORERS: El Bakhtaoui (83). YELLOW CARD: Thomson (67), Graham (73)

STRANRAER: David Mitchell; Craig Pettigrew, Scott Rumsby, Frank McKeown, Jackson Longridge; Sean Winter, Grant Gallagher, Chris Aitken, Willie Gibson; Craig Malcolm (Daniel Stoney 78), Jamie Longworth SUBS NOT USED: Steven Bell, Scott Robertson, Stephen Stirling, Barry Russell, Jon McShane, Daniel Tobin (GK). YELLOW CARD: Pettigrew (42), Winter (73)

REFEREE: Mat Northcroft ATTENDANCE: 1951

Match Highlights now available from Parstv YouTube channel

Stranraer 1 Ayr United 0

cmalcolm1415smallA great instinctive finish by Craig Malcolm was enough to give the Blues a 1-0 win at Stair Park on Saturday. The result keeps the Blues 1 point ahead of Forfar and 4 points ahead of Morton with just 4 games remaining. Next up for Stranraer is Dunfermline away at East End Park.

Stranraer: David Mitchell, Craig Pettigrew, Jackson Longridge, Scott Rumsby, Frank McKeown, Chris Aitken, Sean Winter, Grant Gallagher, Craig Malcolm, Jamie Longworth, Willie Gibson. Substitutes: Stephen Stirling, Scott Robertson,  Barry Russell,  Jon McShane, Danny Stoney, Daniel Tobin (GK).

Ayr United: Hutton, Devlin, Donald, Murphy, McKenna, McGovern, Campbell, Crawford, Preston, Beattie, Blakeman.
Substitute: Robertson, Muir, Gilmour, Nisbet, Murray, Neill, Newman (GK)

Referee: Kevin Graham Attendance: 1,010

SPFL 3L1 6474

 Pos  Team  Pld   Pts 
1 Ayr United 12 26
2 Raith Rovers 11 26
3 Alloa Athletic 13 21
4 Arbroath 13 20
5 East Fife 13 18
7 Albion Rovers 13 16
8 Airdrieonians 13 15
9 Forfar Athletic 13 12
10 Queen's Park 13 8


00 Stranraer FC 2015 Logo
3 Number Lotto
Sunday 12 November 2017

Numbers: 11, 13, 14
1 winner at £1000

Congratulations to:
N. Henry, Belmont Rd, Stranraer