FIRST half strikes from Stranraer's front two saw them make it three pre-season wins out of three.

The Blues travelled to Lancashire with new signings Giuliano Morena and Ross Barbour, although Willie Gibson, Christian Nade and Mark McGuigan were missing.

It was the Blues that drew first blood with just ten minutes on the clock.

The ball was played to Calvin Kemp on the edge of the box and he confidently tucked it past the home goalkeeper with a first time shot.

The hosts were seeing plenty of the ball at Kellamergh Park but Cameron Belford was rarely called into action at the other end.

Instead, six minutes before half time, the Blues would double their lead.

The ball was fed wide to Sam McCloskey and his cut back was fired home first time by Craig Malcolm.

Brian Reid shuffled his pack in the second half with Kyle Turner replacing the trialist at half time.

Scott Robertson, Smart Osadolor, Max Currie and Morena came on around the hour mark with Belford, Liam Dick, Malcolm and Scott Agnew earning a rest.

Again, the hosts saw plenty of the ball but neither goalkeeper was called into action as the Blues maintained their winning streak.

Stranraer: Belford, (Currie 60), Barbour, Dick (Robertson 57), Bell, McKeown, Thomson, Agnew (Morena 60), Trialist (Turner 46), McCloskey, Malcolm (Osadolor 60), Kemp.

SPFL 3L1 6474

 Pos  Team  Pld   Pts 
1 Raith Rovers 6 16
2 Ayr United 6 10
3 Arbroath 6 10
4 Stranraer 6 10
5 Albion Rovers 6 9
6 East Fife 6 9
7 Alloa Athletic 6 8
8 Airdrieonians 6 7
9 Queen's Park 6 4
10 Forfar Athletic 6 3

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Sunday 17 September 2017

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