February 2, 2013
Fifers foiled again
East Fife have now gone four games without a win as they were beaten 3-1 by Stranraer.
Back in September East Fife won this fixture 6-2 but two Darren Gribben goals in the opening half an hour left them with a mountain to climb.
Gribben opened the scoring in the ninth minute with a close-range finish following Grant Gallagher's pass.
He added a second 20 minutes later in similar fashion, with Sean Winter the architect.
Paul Willis looked as if he had sparked a second-half fightback as he fired into the bottom corner from the right of the penalty area.
But just five minutes later Stranraer restored their two-goal lead as Gribben turned provider for Winter, who slotted past Calum Antell from close range.
|Darren Gribben (9')||Paul Willis (53')|
|Darren Gribben (29')|
|Sean Winter (58')|
|1 David Mitchell||1 Callum Antell|
|3 David MacGregor||5 David White|
|5 Michael Dunlop||3 Craig Johnstone|
|4 Frank McKeown||4 Darren McCormack|
|8 Grant Gallagher||6 Steven Campbell|
|2 Lloyd Kinnaird||2 Scott Durie|
|6 Chris Aitken||7 Bobby Barr|
|11 Ryan Borris||11 Dale Keenan|
|7 Sean Winter||10 Paul McManus|
|9 Darren Gribben||9 Collin Samuel|
|10 Craig Malcolm||8 Paul Willis|
|20 Russell Cadwell||Michael Brown 21|
|12 Jamie Campbell||David Muir 15|
|16 Armand One||Robert Sloan 16|
|14 Robert Love||Scott McBride 14|
|15 Michael Moore||Sean Jamieson 12|
|Jamie Campbell for David MacGregor (69)||Robert Sloan for Craig Johnstone (30)|
|Michael Moore for Darren Gribben (72)||Sean Jamieson for Collin Samuel (64)|
|Robert Love for Sean Winter (85)||David Muir for David White (68)|
|Michael Dunlop (21)||Paul McManus (82)|
|· Squads: Stranraer | East Fife|