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The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Stephen Hughes.
Stephen Hughes crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Buchanan by David MacGregor.
Ryan Borris is brought on as a substitute for Jamie Longworth.
Penalty taken by Steven Bell and scored. East Fife 1-2 Stranraer.
Greg Paterson challenges Martin Grehan unfairly and gives away a Penalty.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Christopher Aitken.
Free kick crossed by Christopher Aitken.
Unfair challenge on Jamie Longworth by Craig Johnstone results in a free kick.
Craig Johnstone restarts play with the free kick.
Martin Grehan receives a caution.
Unfair challenge on Craig Johnstone by Martin Grehan results in a free kick.
Free kick taken by Christopher Aitken.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Cyrus Moosari on Andrew Stirling.
Craig Johnstone crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Scott Robertson challenges Liam Buchanan unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Shot by Martin Grehan went wide of the left-hand upright.
Lewis Barr takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.
Corner taken by Stephen Hughes.
Lewis Barr on for Jonathan Stewart.
Jamie Longworth takes a shot.
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken from the left by-line.
Scott Robertson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pat Clarke.
Steven Bell replaces Sean Winter.
Scott Durie challenges Andrew Stirling unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The referee gives a free kick against Jonathan Stewart for handball.
Free kick taken by Greg Paterson.
Unfair challenge on Joe Mbu by Sean Winter results in a free kick.
Cyrus Moosari takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.
Martin Grehan replaces David McKenna.
(East Fife) makes a substitution, with Cyrus Moosari coming on for Nathan Austin.
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken.
Shot by Pat Clarke went over the crossbar.
Pat Clarke on for Jack Smith.
David McKenna takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.
Jack Smith takes a shot.
Unfair challenge on Sean Winter by Craig Johnstone results in a free kick.
Foul by Frank McKeown on Liam Buchanan, free kick awarded.
Nathan Austin concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Gallagher.
The second half begins.
Mark Docherty gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Smith.
The ref blows to signal half-time.
Corner taken by Stephen Hughes from the left by-line.
Header at goal by Sean Winter goes over the frame of the goal.
Liam Buchanan scores a right footed goal. East Fife 1-1 Stranraer.The assist for the goal came from Stephen Hughes.
Joe Mbu restarts play with the free kick.
David McKenna concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross Brown.
A cross is delivered by Nathan Austin.
Free kick taken by David Mitchell.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Johnstone on Sean Winter.
Craig Johnstone fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick over the bar.
Mark Docherty concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Buchanan.
Steven Campbell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David McKenna.
The official flags Stephen Hughes offside.
Free kick taken by Steven Campbell.
David MacGregor concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Buchanan.
Frank McKeown crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Jamie Longworth fouled by Ross Brown, the ref awards a free kick.
David Mitchell restarts play with the free kick.
Jonathan Stewart gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Grant Gallagher.
Free kick taken by Craig Johnstone.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Robertson on Jack Smith.
Craig Johnstone gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean Winter.
Corner taken by Stephen Hughes from the right by-line.
Shot by Jack Smith went harmlessly over the bar.
Steven Campbell restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Gallagher on Ross Brown.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Smith by Scott Robertson.
Shot from the free kick by Liam Buchanan went wide of the left-hand post.
Jack Smith fouled by Scott Robertson, the ref awards a free kick.
Clearance by Scott Robertson.
Jamie Longworth grabs a goal with a left foot finish. East Fife 0-1 Stranraer.Grant Gallagher provided the assist for the goal.
Christopher Aitken crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Joe Mbu concedes a free kick for a foul on David MacGregor.
The referee gets the game underway.
Fifers duo banned
East Fife host a buoyant Stranraer with Gary Thom and Scott McBride both suspended.
Thom and McBride were sent off against Arbroath last weekend and join the injured Paul Willis (foot) on the sidelines. However, skipper Craig Johnstone is available again after his ban.
Fifers manager Willie Aitchison is hoping to make home advantage tell.
He said: "I watched Stranraer at Somerset Park and they put on a really strong attacking performance and they will be on a high after their win. However, we played well at Arbroath last weekend and were unfortunate not to win as we were winning before the red cards.
"Hopefully we can pick up the three points with the home fans behind us."
Stranraer travel to New Bayview with Ryan Borris available again after work commitments kept him out of their remarkable 6-3 midweek success over Ayr.
Steven Bell is struggling due to illness and he could join Scott Rumsby on the sidelines with the on-loan Aberdeen defender out with a groin injury.
"We have had two hard away games in a row and won them both," said Stranraer manager Stephen Aitken. "We played well at Auchinleck in the Scottish Cup and then defeated Ayr with a terrific performance.
"We may be on a high but East Fife will be looking to send us back to earth so we are well warned."
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