REPORT: Stephen Okoh hit a double and set up a third for Angus Beith to earn the Blues a memorable 3-2 comeback win over Airdrie
NEXT: It's football for a fiver at Stair Park as Stranraer take on Raith Rovers on Saturday - and primary school kids go free.
jlongworth1516smallStranraer consolidated their position in 5th place in League one with a 1-1 draw at Station Park yesterday. The Blues infact might feel disappointed they didnt come away from Angus with all 3 points as they dominated for long spells and created several good chances. Jamie Longworth scored in the 35th minute to give Stranraer a first half lead however Forfar fought back with Andy Ryan equalising in the 54th minute. The Blues had a nervy end to the match when Scott Rumsby got a straight red card for denying a goalscoring opportunity.

Forfar Athletic: 1 Hill, 2 Spark, 4 Dunlop, 6 O'Brien, 3 Campbell, 7 Martin, 5 Rodger, 8 Young, 11 Hodge, 9 Ryan, 10 Swankie. Subs Not Used: 12 Smith, 14 Denholm, 15 Kader, 16 Fotheringham, 17 Devine, 18Hay, 21 King.

26 Cameron Belford, 4 Craig Pettigrew, 8 Steven Bell, 24 Scott Rumsby (sent off 75'), 18 Liam Dick, 20 Mark McGuigan (Sam McCloskey 83'), 7 Paul Cairney, 10 Andrew Stirling, 9 Craig Malcolm, 14 Jamie Longworth (12 Trialist 73'). Subs Not Used: 3 Dale Keenan, 13 Max Currie GK, Kyle Turner, Calvin Kemp.

Greg Aitken Attendance: 485

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cmalcolm1516smallastirling1516smallStranraer continued their impressive run of form with a comfortable 2-0 away win at Cliftonhill last night. The Blues scorers were Craig Malcolm and Andrew Stirling. The win sees Stranraer rise to 5th in the table albeit the other teams have games in hand.

Albion Rovers: 01. Ross Stewart, 02. Alan Reid, 03. Kyle Turnbull, 05. Ross Dunlop, 06. Michael Dunlop, 04. Gary Fisher (16. Ricardo Talu 72'), 07. Mark Ferry, 08. Ross Davidson, 11. Alistair Love (18. Callum McRobbie 82'), 09. Scott McBride, 10. Paul Willis 45' (12. Paul Archibald 45'). Subs Not Used: 14. Darren Young, 15. B Trialist,  17. Blair Lochhead.

Stranraer: 01. Cameron Belford, 04. Craig Pettigrew, 08. Steven Bell, 15. Liam Dick, 24. Scott Rumsby, 02. Scott Robertson, 07. Paul Cairney (11. Sam McCloskey 79'), 10. Andrew Stirling, 33. Willie Gibson, 09. Craig Malcolm (12. A. Trialist 83'), 14.Jamie Longworth (20. Mark McGuigan 57'). Subs Not Used: 03. Dale Keenan, 13. Max Currie GK, 16. Kyle Turner. Scorers: Malcolm (53), Stirling (54).

Referee: Gavin Duncan Attendance: 241

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lnequecaur1516smallArgentinian striker Luciano Nequecaur's contract extension has ended.

Stranraer FC would like to thank Lucho for his efforts in his time with us, and wish him well at whatever club, country or continent he furthers his career at.
Here's Lucho scoring for the Blues in the William Hill Scottish Cup-Tie against Buckie Thistle Click Here
astirling1516smallwgibson1415smallStranraer: 1 Cameron Belford, 4 Craig Pettigrew, 15 Liam Dick, 8 Steven Bell, 24 Scott Rumsby, 2 Scott Robertson, 7 Paul Cairney,
10 Andrew Stirling, 33 Willie Gibson(Mark McGuigan 82'), 9 Craig Malcolm(Luciano Nequecaur 83'), 14 Jamie Longworth(Ryan Thomspon 74'). Subs Not Used: 11 Sam McCloskey, 16 Kyle Turner,
13 Max Currie. Scorers: Stirling(45'), Gibson(79')

Brechin City: 1 Graeme Smith, 2 Gary Fusco, 3. Willie Dyer, 4 Darren McCormack, 5 Darren Dods, 6 Lewis Spence, 7 David Weatherston(Jamie Montgomery 80'),
8 James Dale, 9 Andy Jackson, 10 Robert Thomson, 11 Scott Shepherd(Craig Johnston 67'). Subs Not Used: 12 Craig Molloy, 14 Jonathan Tiffoney, 17 Euan Smith, 21 Patrick O'Neil.

Referee: David Munro Attendance: 435

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wgibson1415smallcmalcolm1516smallCowdenbeath: 1 Adam, 2 Donaldson, 3 Kerr, 4 El-Zubaidi, 5 Adamson, 6 Brett, 7 Hughes, 8 Milne(Johnston 68'), 9 Callaghan(McDaid 45'),
10 Caldwell, 11 Spence. Subs Not Used: 12 Yaqub, 14 Swan, 15 Beaumont, 16 Kane, 17 Roman.

26 Cameron Belford, 4 Craig Pettigrew, 24 Scott Rumsby, 2 Scott Robertson, 15 Liam Dick, 10 Andrew Stirling(Mark McGuigan 86'),
7 Paul Cairney, 8 Steven Bell, 33 Willie Gibson(Sam McCloskey 86'), 9 Craig Malcolm, 14 Jamie Longworth(Thomson 74'). Subs Not Used:
5 David Barron, 13 Max Currie, 16 Kyle Turner, 25 Luciano Nequecaur. Scorers: Gibson (63), Malcolm (83 pen).

Alan Newlands Attendance: 402

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(Saturday, January 16: Stair Park, 3pm)

Both teams will travel long and winding roads with the prospect of picking up precious points making their journey all worthwhile.

Jim McInally's Peterhead, occupying third place in the Ladbrokes League One table, will provide formidable opposition on Saturday for Stranraer who return to the bread-and-butter after last weekend's Knickerbocker Glory.

Lights, Camera, Action...the Blues were stars of the small screen as they faced Celtic in the fourth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup. Keeper Max Currie shone brightest but, inspired by Leigh Griffiths, the Glasgow giants emerged 3-0 winners at Stair Park.

Richer for the experience, in football and financial terms, the club will now aim to build on a fruitful festive period which generated six points from two games.

A 5-1 spanking of Stenhousemuir was followed up with a one-goal triumph at home to derby rivals Ayr United whose automatic promotion challenge has been derailed somewhat in the last few weeks.

Stranraer, though, will be looking at the second half of the campaign with a renewed sense of optimism and purpose. The team may be in eighth place, just two points above the relegation spots, but the gap of eight to the promotion play-off zone is not insurmountable when you consider the competitiveness of this division.

Consistency will be key as it ever is. It says it all that, if the Blues avoid defeat to Peterhead, they will make it three games without loss which will be their longest unbeaten run of the season to date.

The Blue Toon are, in some ways, their model to follow. Unbeaten in the league in eight, they have won five of their last six matches; hence their rise up the standings.

On the personnel front, Currie is expected to retain his place between the sticks as David McGurn recovers from a broken toe. New signing, wing wizard Willie Gibson, is pushing for a starting slot.

Peterhead have a fully-fit squad to choose from with ex-Blues defender Steven Noble back from a ban and striker Leighton McIntosh returning from injury.

SPFL 3L1 6474

 Pos  Team  Pld   Pts 
1 Raith Rovers 20 46
2 Ayr United 22 45
3 Arbroath 20 33
4 Alloa Athletic 20 31
6 East Fife 22 27
7 Airdrieonians 21 25
8 Albion Rovers 20
9 Queen's Park 22 18
10 Forfar Athletic 22 18

Updated 13/1/18 at 5pm


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Congratulations to:
Iain, Kilmirren Avenue, Stranraer