Stranraer 1 - 3 Berwick Rangers

Saturday 3rd March 2012
S McColm (45+1)S Noble (27)
F McLaren (68)
J Ferguson (80)

Stranraer miss out on second

Stranraer missed the chance to go second after falling to a 3-1 defeat to Berwick Rangers.

The visitors, who are now up to sixth, took the lead after 27 minutes when Stuart Noble finished clinically from close range for his first goal since November.

But Stranraer went into the break on level term thanks to Stuart McColm's stoppage-time equaliser. The striker fired past Jamie Barclay from close range after being found in the area by Sean Winter's pass.

Berwick regained the lead in the 68th minute through Fraser McLaren's well-taken goal after good work from Darren Gribben.

They secured the three points with 10 minutes left when John Ferguson fired past David Mitchell to score his first goal for the club.

OfficialEuan Anderson
Attendance330
VenueStair Park
Kick Off
Stranraer 0 - 0 Berwick Rangers
0:28
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
0:40
Foul on Steven Noble
0:46
Free Kick taken by Scott Taggart from the right wing
2:08
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
2:54
Offside flag raised against Sean Winter
2:55
Free Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
3:47
Corner taken by Lee Currie using his left foot from the right byline
4:10
Clearance by John Kane
4:39
Shot taken by Fraser McLaren with his right foot
4:50
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
7:33
Offside flag raised against Stuart Noble
7:35
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
9:05
Shot taken by Stuart McColm with his right foot from the left penalty area
9:18
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
10:13
Foul on Sean Winter
10:16
Free Kick taken by David MacGregor
12:43
Shot taken by Darren Gribben with his right foot
12:57
Save made by David Mitchell
13:49
Foul on Christopher Townsley
14:04
Free Kick taken by Conner McGlinchey
15:06
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
15:24
Clearance by Stephen Tulloch
15:44
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
20:22
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
20:43
Corner taken by Lee Currie using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
21:28
Corner taken by Lee Currie using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
22:15
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
25:01
Offside flag raised against Martin Grehan
25:03
Free Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
26:08
Shot taken by Stuart Noble with his right foot from the left six yard line
26:08
Stranraer 0 - 1 Berwick Rangers
GOAL scored by Stuart Noble with his right foot from the left six yard line to the bottom left of the goal.
27:57
Shot taken by Fraser McLaren with his right foot from the centre penalty area
28:04
Save made by David Mitchell
28:58
Corner taken by Lee Currie using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
30:04
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
30:27
Clearance by Christopher Townsley
31:41
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
32:30
Foul on Steven Notman
32:34
Free Kick taken by Christopher Townsley
35:19
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
35:48
Offside flag raised against Darren Gribben
35:50
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
38:18
Offside flag raised against Darren Gribben
38:20
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
40:54
Shot taken by Lee Currie using his left foot from the left penalty area
41:42
Foul on Christopher Townsley
41:45
Free Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
44:03
Shot taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot
44:20
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
45:00+0:04
Offside flag raised against Ross Gray
45:00+0:07
Free Kick taken by David Mitchell
45:00+0:44
Shot taken by Stuart McColm with his right foot from the left six yard line
45:00+0:44
Stranraer 1 - 1 Berwick Rangers
GOAL scored by Stuart McColm with his right foot from the left six yard line to the bottom left of the goal.
45:00+2:04
Foul on Ross Gray
45:00+2:10
Free Kick taken by Steven Notman
45:00+2:42
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
Half Time
Stranraer 1 - 1 Berwick Rangers
Second Half Started
Stranraer 1 - 1 Berwick Rangers
46:42
Corner taken by Lee Currie using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
47:25
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
48:43
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the left byline
49:08
Clearance by Jordon Forster
49:10
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
49:24
Clearance by Christopher Townsley
50:15
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
50:33
Clearance by Stephen Tulloch
52:09
Foul on John Kane
52:15
Free Kick taken by Craig Malcolm
52:27
Offside flag raised against Craig Malcolm
52:28
Free Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
54:09
Foul on Fraser McLaren
54:15
Free Kick taken by Conner McGlinchey
55:46
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
56:03
Shot taken by Martin Grehan from the left penalty area
56:14
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
56:49
Shot taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot
57:00
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
58:51
Foul on Stuart McColm
58:59
Free Kick taken by Stephen Stirling
59:02
BOOKING: Stephen Tulloch of Berwick Rangers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
59:34
Cross from Steven Notman
59:51
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
62:19
Corner taken by Lee Currie using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
63:10
Substitution for Berwick Rangers: David Greenhill on for Ross Gray
63:37
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
64:27
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
64:50
Clearance by Lee Currie
65:12
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the right byline
65:27
Clearance by Christopher Townsley
66:13
Corner taken by Lee Currie using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
66:36
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
67:18
Shot taken by Fraser McLaren with his right foot from the left penalty area
67:18
Stranraer 1 - 2 Berwick Rangers
GOAL scored by Fraser McLaren with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
69:05
Substitution for Stranraer: Michael Moore on for Martin Grehan
71:16
Substitution for Berwick Rangers: Richard Walker on for Fraser McLaren
73:32
Substitution for Berwick Rangers: John Ferguson on for Darren Gribben
74:32
Substitution for Stranraer: Nathan Shepherd on for David MacGregor
75:21
Hand Ball taken by Conner McGlinchey
75:23
Free Kick taken by Christopher Aitken
75:43
Cross from Christopher Aitken
75:45
Block taken by Christopher Townsley
77:04
Corner taken by Nathan Shepherd with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
77:34
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
77:39
Substitution for Stranraer: Angus Cochrane on for Christopher Aitken
79:19
Shot taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot
79:24
Save made by Jamie Barclay
79:42
Foul on Stuart Noble
79:48
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie
79:58
Shot taken by John Ferguson with his right foot from the left penalty area
79:58
Stranraer 1 - 3 Berwick Rangers
GOAL scored by John Ferguson with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
83:19
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
85:13
Goal Kick taken by David Mitchell
86:15
Corner taken by Nathan Shepherd using his left foot from the left byline to the near post
86:35
Clearance by Lee Currie
86:38
Corner taken by Nathan Shepherd using his left foot from the left byline to the far post
86:58
Clearance by Christopher Townsley
89:06
Shot taken by Stuart McColm using his left foot
89:24
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
Full Time
Stranraer 1 - 3 Berwick Rangers
Result
Stranraer 1 - 3 Berwick Rangers

Stranraer

vs

Berwick Rangers

1
Goals
3
1
Assists
2
7
Shots
7
2
On Target
5
5
Off Target
2
1
Crosses
1
11
Corners
7
22
Throw Ins
14
2
Saves
1
1
Clearances
9
8
Goal Kicks
13
0
Blocks
1
9
Free Kicks
9
3
Offside
4
0
Hand Balls
1
0
Yellow Cards
1

Stranraer

Formation: 4-3-1-2

01.David Mitchell
02.Scott Taggart
04.David MacGregor 75+0' Tactical
03.Steven Noble
06.Christopher Aitken 78+0' Tactical
07.Sean Winter
08.Stephen Stirling
16.John Kane
09.Craig Malcolm
10.Martin Grehan 70+0' Tactical
14.Stuart McColm

Substitutes

17.Ryan Marshall
13.Nathan Shepherd 75+0' Tactical
14.Angus Cochrane 78+0' Tactical
15.Dean Agnew
16.Michael Moore 70+0' Tactical

Berwick Rangers

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Jamie Barclay
02.Jordon Forster
03.Christopher Townsley
04.Conner McGlinchey
05.Conner McGlinchey
06.Stephen Tulloch (60+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Fraser McLaren 72+0' Tactical
08.Steven Notman
09.Lee Currie
10.Ross Gray 64+0' Tactical
11.Darren Gribben 74+0' Injury

Substitutes

12.Stuart Noble
13.Gavin Sorley
14.Michael Deland
15.Richard Walker 72+0' Tactical
16.David Greenhill 64+0' Tactical
17.John Ferguson 74+0' Injury

Triple boost for Stranraer

Stranraer could be boosted by the return of three key players for the visit of Berwick.

Goalkeeper David Mitchell and midfielder Stephen Stirling are available after injury while striker Michael Moore is looking like he will win his fitness battle after a calf injury.

However, the Blues will be without Frank McKeown. The defender is suspended following his red card against Queens Park last weekend. Full-back Grant Gallagher will also miss out with an ankle knock.

Manager Keith Knox said: "Berwick will be looking to hit back after a couple of defeats so they will be very dangerous opponents.

"They have very good strikers, who have perhaps been inconsistent, but if they play well you have to be on the top of your game to keep them out."

Berwick are likely to be without midfielder Kevin McDonald.

McDonald's wife is due to give birth on Saturday so the 26-year-old is not expected to travel.

Central defender Chris McLeod is the only other absentee for the Borderers, with manager Ian Little looking for his men to get some luck in an away match after feeling short-changed after their last two home games.

"We are just needing a wee break to get going again as we have not had a break of the ball in our last couple of games at Shielfield. Perhaps being on the road will see things go in our favour," said Little.

"We played well particularly in the first half against Peterhead and if we can reach that level of performance again we will do okay."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Alloa Athletic 27 16 57
2 Queen's Park 27 18 48
3 Stranraer 27 20 46
4 Elgin City 26 10 43
5 Annan Athletic 26 6 40
6 Up Berwick Rangers 27 -3 33
7 Down Peterhead 27 -11 32
8 Clyde 27 -4 26
9 Montrose 27 -21 25
10 East Stirlingshire 27 -31 20

Updated 3/03/2012 at 17:02

 

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