Division Two

April 6, 2013

Full-time

Stranraer

3 - 2

Brechin City

Division Two

14:00 +00:00, April 6, 2013

Stair Park, Scotland

Referee: J McKendrick

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.

Scoring Summary

Stranraer Brechin City
Craig Malcolm (pen 28')Derek Carcary (35')
Craig Malcolm (71')Paul McLean (39')
Chris Aitken (76') 

Teams

Stranraer Brechin City
1 David MitchellMichael Andrews
5 Michael Dunlop7 Alan Trouten
4 Frank McKeownGraham Hay
Mark Staunton5 Gerry McLaughlan
8 Grant Gallagher3 Paul McLean
2 Lloyd KinnairdAlex Pursehouse
6 Chris AitkenJonathan Stewart
11 Ryan BorrisRyan Ferguson
10 Darren Gribben10 David McKenna
9 Craig Malcolm11 Derek Carcary
7 Robert LoveAndrew Jackson
Substitutes
20 Russell CadwellCraig Nelson 20
12 Jamie CampbellGarry Brady 14
14 Kieren WoodGreg Cameron 15
19 Armand OneRyan Stewart 12
15 Michael MooreAaron Murdoch 16
Substitutions
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)
Yellow Cards
Robert Love (56)
 
Frank McKeown (82)
 
· Squads: Stranraer | Brechin City