May 4, 2013
Malcolm at the double
A brace from Craig Malcolm helped Stranraer secure their place in the Irn-Bru Scottish Second Division with a 2-1 win over play-off hopefuls Stenhousemuir.
The visitors got off to the perfect start when Malcolm slotted into the bottom corner from 12 yards in the fourth minute
John Gemmell, Stenhousemuir's leading goalscorer, pushed for the equaliser and he found it at the second attempt after seeing his penalty saved by David Mitchell.
With everything to play for the next goal was vital. Ross McMillan came close for the hosts but his header was denied by the crossbar.
It was the visitors who took the lead just before the break. Nicholas Devlin brought down Darren Gribben in the box, leaving Stevie O'Reilly no option but to point to the spot.
Malcolm drilled the spot kick into the top corner to claim his 19th goal of the season.
Stranraer proved too difficult to break down and a frustrating day for the hosts came to an end with Greg Ross being dismissed for a second bookable offence.
|John Gemmell (pen miss 21')||Craig Malcolm (4')|
|John Gemmell (22')||Craig Malcolm (pen 44')|
|17 Chris Smith||1 David Mitchell|
|3 Greg Ross||5 David MacGregor|
|4 Kevin McKinlay||4 Frank McKeown|
|5 Ross McMillan||3 Mark Staunton|
|2 Nicholas Devlin||8 Grant Gallagher|
|8 David Rowson||2 Lloyd Kinnaird|
|6 Bryan Hodge||6 Chris Aitken|
|11 Sean Dickson||11 Ryan Borris|
|9 John Gemmell||7 Sean Winter|
|10 Darren Lee Smith||9 Darren Gribben|
|7 Jamie Ried||10 Craig Malcolm|
|1 Dean Shaw||Russell Cadwell 20|
|16 Mark Corcoran||Armand One 19|
|15 Ian Thomson||Robert Love 12|
|14 Stewart Kean||Michael Moore 14|
|12 Salim Kouider-Aisser||Adam Forde 15|
|Stewart Kean for David Rowson (64)||Robert Love for Sean Winter (71)|
|Salim Kouider-Aisser for Darren Lee Smith (76)||Michael Moore for Darren Gribben (72)|
|Ian Thomson for Jamie Ried (90)||Armand One for Craig Malcolm (89)|
|Nicholas Devlin (43)||David MacGregor (20)|
|Greg Ross (65)||Frank McKeown (21)|
|Salim Kouider-Aisser (84)|
|Ross McMillan (90)|
|Greg Ross (90)|
|· Squads: Stenhousemuir | Stranraer|