Communities League Cup
August 3, 2013
Blues survive Brechin fightback
Stranraer held off a second-half comeback from Brechin to book their place in the Scottish Communities League Cup second round with a 4-3 victory.
Ryan Borris opened the scoring with a low finish from 12 yards, before Scott Robertson doubled the home side's lead when his shot sailed into the top-right corner.
Christopher Aitken put the Blues firmly in control from the penalty spot after Martin Grehan was felled by Jonathan Brown and David McKenna scored within minutes of the restart with a left-footed strike to put Stranraer four up.
Ryan Donnelly's right-footed effort pulled one back for Brechin on 55 minutes, the substitute grabbed his second with seven minutes to go and Robert Barr netted in the dying stages but Stranraer were not to be denied.
|David Mitchell||Graeme Smith|
|David MacGregor||Craig Molloy|
|Frank McKeown||Graham Hay|
|Scott Robertson||Jonathan Brown|
|Mark Docherty||Paul McLean|
|Chris Aitken||Alan Trouten|
|Ryan Borris||Allan Walker|
|Grant Gallagher||Stuart Anderson|
|Sean Winter||Steven Jackson|
|David McKenna||Derek Carcary|
|Martin Grehan||Andrew Jackson|
|Chris Fahey||Craig Nelson|
|Lloyd Kinnaird||Bobby Barr|
|Mark Corcoran||Chris Tobin|
|Adam Forde||Ryan Donnelly|
|Mark Corcoran for Ryan Borris (76)||Bobby Barr for Stuart Anderson (46)|
|Adam Forde for David McKenna (83)||Ryan Donnelly for Allan Walker (46)|
|Grant Gallagher (50)||Steven Jackson (19)|
|Mark Docherty (60)||Bobby Barr (89)|
|Sean Winter (61)|
|· Squads: Stranraer | Brechin City|