April 6, 2013
Stranraer down Brechin in five-goal thriller
Craig Malcolm struck a brace as Stranraer came from behind to shock Brechin 3-2.
Stranraer were awarded a penalty on the half-hour after Gerard McLauchlan fouled Robert Love, Malcolm stepping up and emphatically powering the ball into the top corner.
Brechin fought back in style, though. First, Derek Carcary's bullet header from Alan Trouten's cross after 34 minutes levelled the scores, and just four minutes later Paul McLean rifled in from 18 yards.
But Malcolm hit his second after 70 minutes when he got on the end of a Ryan Borris pass to hammer home from the edge of the area for his 15th goal of the season.
And the game swung decisively in Stranraer's favour five minutes later thanks to Chris Aitken's 30-yard wonder strike.
|Craig Malcolm (pen 28')||Derek Carcary (35')|
|Craig Malcolm (71')||Paul McLean (39')|
|Chris Aitken (76')|
|1 David Mitchell||1 Michael Andrews|
|5 Michael Dunlop||7 Alan Trouten|
|4 Frank McKeown||4 Graham Hay|
|3 Mark Staunton||5 Gerry McLaughlan|
|8 Grant Gallagher||3 Paul McLean|
|2 Lloyd Kinnaird||2 Alex Pursehouse|
|6 Chris Aitken||6 Jonathan Stewart|
|11 Ryan Borris||8 Ryan Ferguson|
|10 Darren Gribben||10 David McKenna|
|9 Craig Malcolm||11 Derek Carcary|
|7 Robert Love||9 Andrew Jackson|
|20 Russell Cadwell||Craig Nelson 20|
|12 Jamie Campbell||Garry Brady 14|
|14 Kieren Wood||Greg Cameron 15|
|19 Armand One||Ryan Stewart 12|
|15 Michael Moore||Aaron Murdoch 16|
|Jamie Campbell for Robert Love (75)||Ryan Stewart for David McKenna (61)|
|Michael Moore for Darren Gribben (80)||Greg Cameron for Ryan Ferguson (83)|
|Garry Brady for Jonathan Stewart (87)|
|Robert Love (56)|
|Frank McKeown (82)|
|· Squads: Stranraer | Brechin City|