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Brian ReidStranraer FC are delighted to announce the appointment today of Brian Reid as our new manager. The 44 year old brings a wealth of experience and was identified very quickly as the outstanding candidate for the post so the club have moved to appoint him with immediate effect.
Brian has until recently been working for Coventry City as a coach and prior to that he was manager at Conference side, Nuneaton Town which followed a spell in the Phillipines as Coach/Manager of Global FC and also the under 23 International side.
He is of course best known for his successful 5 year spell as manager of Ayr United where he delivered promotion twice for the Honest Men and took them to the Quarter Final of the Scottish Cup and the Semi Final of the League Cup in 2012.
Brian said today that he was "delighted to be given the opportunity to become manager of Stranraer FC and can't wait to get started." His task of assembling a squad for the new season has already begun.

Welcome to the club Brian.
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.
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: 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
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: 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

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


00 Stranraer FC 2015 Logo
3 Number Lotto
Sunday 10 December 2017

Numbers: 1, 14, 20
1 winner at £2000:

Congratulations to:
Iain, Kilmirren Avenue, Stranraer