April 9, 2013
McBride spot-kick rescues point for Fifers
Scott McBride scored a late penalty as East Fife came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw against relegation rivals Stranraer.
Chances were at a premium in a poor first half with neither side able to create many genuine opportunities on goal.
Frank McKeown came closest to opening the scoring for the visitors but saw his header well saved by Calum Antell.
The hosts responded through David Muir, who was denied by a fine save from David Mitchell at the opposite end.
Scott Durie went closer still moments later, but again Mitchell did well to push his effort round the post.
However, it was the Blues who took the lead just after the hour mark when Darren Gribben finished neatly inside the area.
But they were pegged back in stoppage time when McBride steered in a cool spot-kick to stay within five points of their opponents.
|Scott McBride (pen 90')||Darren Gribben (62')|
|1 Callum Antell||1 David Mitchell|
|4 Robert Malcolm||5 Michael Dunlop|
|3 Craig Johnstone||4 Frank McKeown|
|5 David Muir||3 Mark Staunton|
|6 Steven Campbell||8 Grant Gallagher|
|2 Scott Durie||2 Lloyd Kinnaird|
|7 Bobby Barr||6 Chris Aitken|
|10 Paul McManus||11 Ryan Borris|
|9 Collin Samuel||16 Darren Gribben|
|11 Scott McBride||10 Craig Malcolm|
|8 Paul Willis||7 Robert Love|
|21 Michael Brown||Russell Cadwell 20|
|12 David White||Jamie Campbell 12|
|16 Dale Keenan||Sean Winter 14|
|15 Gareth Wardlaw||Armand One 9|
|14 Liam Gormley||Michael Moore 15|
|Michael Brown for Callum Antell (46)||Michael Moore for Darren Gribben (71)|
|David White for Steven Campbell (54)||Sean Winter for Robert Love (77)|
|Liam Gormley for Robert Malcolm (69)||Jamie Campbell for Ryan Borris (89)|
|David Muir (81)||Ryan Borris (71)|
|Frank McKeown (90)|
|Lloyd Kinnaird (90)|
|· Squads: East Fife | Stranraer|