November 21, 2012
Arbroath leave it late to deny Stranraer
Steven Doris' 92nd-minute winner denied Stranraer their first away point of the season as Arbroath snatched a 2-1 victory.
Stranraer, the Second Division's bottom club, went into the encounter having lost all five of their games on the road so far this term, scoring just twice in the process.
And following an entertaining start to proceedings in which both sides threatened, Stranraer's hopes of breaking their duck did not look promising as Paul Currie volleyed home well from the edge of the area to hand Arbroath the lead in the 23rd minute.
Derek Holmes headed against a post as the home side almost doubled their lead immediately.
And the miss proved costly just two minutes into the second half as Robert Love converted Sean Winter's left-wing cross from close range to level matters.
Chances were not as forthcoming after the break but, as both sides looked set to finish with a point, Doris smashed home Mark Baxter's cross to steal the points with almost the last kick of the game.
|Paul Currie (23')||Robert Love (47')|
|Steven Doris (90')|
|1 Scott Morrison||1 David Mitchell|
|2 Mark Baxter||3 David MacGregor|
|5 Scott Robertson||5 Michael Dunlop|
|6 Alexander Keddie||4 Frank McKeown|
|3 Colin Hamilton||2 Mark Staunton|
|11 Paul Sheerin||8 Nick Phinn|
|7 Lee Sibanda||11 Robert Love|
|8 Paul Currie||6 Grant Gallagher|
|4 Brian Kerr||7 Sean Winter|
|10 Derek Holmes||10 Craig Malcolm|
|9 Steven Doris||9 Michael Moore|
|21 Tony Bullock||Russell Cadwell 20|
|16 Stuart Malcolm||Lloyd Kinnaird 15|
|15 David Banjo||Armand One 19|
|12 Darren Gribben||Dean Agnew 14|
|14 Daniel Rennie||Maxwell Wright 12|
|Daniel Rennie for Lee Sibanda (54)||Maxwell Wright for Nick Phinn (68)|
|Darren Gribben for Derek Holmes (68)||Armand One for Michael Moore (74)|
|Stuart Malcolm for Paul Sheerin (88)|
|Lee Sibanda (34)|
|Paul Sheerin (82)|
|· Squads: Arbroath | Stranraer|