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  • Date:03 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Stair Park
  • Attendance:330
  • McColm (45)
  • Noble (26) McLaren (67) Ferguson (79)
Goal!

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89:06

Stuart McColm takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

86:38

Corner from the left by-line taken by Nathan Shepherd, Chris Townsley manages to make a clearance.

86:15

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Nathan Shepherd played to the near post, clearance by Lee Currie.

79:58

John Ferguson scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stranraer 1-3 Berwick.

79:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Noble by John Kane. Direct free kick taken by Lee Currie.

79:19

Stephen Stirling takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Barclay.

77:39

Angus Cochrane on for Christopher Aitken.

77:04

Corner taken by Nathan Shepherd from the right by-line.

75:21

Conner McGlinchey is penalised for a handball. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Christopher Aitken from right channel, Chris Townsley gets a block in.

74:32

David McGregor goes off and Nathan Shepherd comes on.

73:32

John Ferguson replaces Darren Gribben.

71:16

Richard Walker comes on in place of Fraser McLaren.

69:05

Michael Moore on for Martin Grehan.

67:18

A goal is scored by Fraser McLaren from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stranraer 1-2 Berwick.Darren Gribben provided the assist for the goal.

66:13

Corner taken by Lee Currie from the right by-line to the near post.

65:12

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Christopher Aitken, clearance made by Chris Townsley.

64:27

Christopher Aitken takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Lee Currie.

63:10

David Greenhill replaces Ross Gray.

62:19

Inswinging corner taken by Lee Currie from the right by-line.

58:51

Foul by Stephen Tulloch on Stuart McColm, free kick awarded. Booking for Stephen Tulloch for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Stephen Stirling, Steven Notman crosses the ball.

56:49

Effort on goal by Christopher Aitken from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

55:46

Corner taken right-footed by Christopher Aitken, Header from deep inside the area by Martin Grehan goes over the bar.

54:09

Christopher Aitken challenges Fraser McLaren unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Conner McGlinchey.

52:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Gribben on John Kane. Direct free kick taken by Craig Malcolm.

50:15

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Christopher Aitken from the left by-line, Stephen Tulloch makes a clearance.

48:43

Inswinging corner taken by Christopher Aitken, Jordon Forster makes a clearance.

47:04 +2.04

Stephen Stirling challenges Ross Gray unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steven Notman takes the free kick.

46:42

Corner taken by Lee Currie.

45:44 +0.44

Goal scored by Stuart McColm from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stranraer 1-1 Berwick.Assist on the goal came from Sean Winter.

45:04 +0.04

The assistant referee flags for offside against Ross Gray. David Mitchell takes the direct free kick.

44:03

Effort on goal by Stephen Stirling from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

41:42

Foul by Martin Grehan on Chris Townsley, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jamie Barclay.

40:54

Lee Currie takes a shot.

38:18

The assistant referee flags for offside against Darren Gribben. David Mitchell restarts play with the free kick.

35:48

The assistant referee signals for offside against Darren Gribben. David Mitchell takes the free kick.

32:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Notman by Martin Grehan. Chris Townsley restarts play with the free kick.

30:04

Corner taken by Christopher Aitken played to the near post, Chris Townsley manages to make a clearance.

28:58

Corner from right by-line taken by Lee Currie.

27:57

Fraser McLaren takes a shot. David Mitchell makes a save.

26:08

Stuart Noble scores a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stranraer 0-1 Berwick.Assist by Darren Gribben.

25:01

Martin Grehan is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Barclay.

21:28

Lee Currie takes a inswinging corner.

20:43

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Lee Currie from the right by-line.

15:06

Corner taken right-footed by Christopher Aitken from the right by-line to the near post, Stephen Tulloch manages to make a clearance.

13:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean Winter on Chris Townsley. Conner McGlinchey restarts play with the free kick.

12:43

Darren Gribben takes a shot. David Mitchell makes a save.

10:13

Ross Gray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean Winter. Indirect free kick taken by David McGregor.

9:05

Shot on goal by Stuart McColm from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

7:33

The official flags Stuart Noble offside. David Mitchell takes the free kick.

4:39

Effort on goal by Fraser McLaren from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

3:47

Corner taken left-footed by Lee Currie, John Kane makes a clearance.

2:54

The referee blows for offside. Jamie Barclay restarts play with the free kick.

0:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Fraser McLaren on Steven Noble. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Taggart.

Match Preview

Triple boost for Stranraer Stranraer could be boosted by the return of three key players for the visit of Berwick. Goalkeeper David Mitchell and midfielder Stephen Stirling are available after injury while striker Michael Moore is looking like he will win his fitness battle after a calf injury. However, the Blues will be without Frank McKeown. The defender is suspended following his red card against Queens Park last weekend. Full-back Grant Gallagher will also miss out with an ankle knock. Manager Keith Knox said: "Berwick will be looking to hit back after a couple of defeats so they will be very dangerous opponents. "They have very good strikers, who have perhaps been inconsistent, but if they play well you have to be on the top of your game to keep them out." Berwick are likely to be without midfielder Kevin McDonald. McDonald's wife is due to give birth on Saturday so the 26-year-old is not expected to travel. Central defender Chris McLeod is the only other absentee for the Borderers, with manager Ian Little looking for his men to get some luck in an away match after feeling short-changed after their last two home games. "We are just needing a wee break to get going again as we have not had a break of the ball in our last couple of games at Shielfield. Perhaps being on the road will see things go in our favour," said Little. "We played well particularly in the first half against Peterhead and if we can reach that level of performance again we will do okay."

Formation:4312Manager: Keith Knox

Stranraer

Formation: 442Manager: Ian Little

Berwick

  • David Mitchell
  • Scott Taggart
  • John Kane
  • David McGregor
  • Steven Noble
  • Stephen Stirling
  • Sean Winter
  • Christopher Aitken
  • Craig Malcolm
  • Martin Grehan
  • Stuart McColm
  • SUBS
  • Ryan Marshall
  • Nathan Shepherd
  • Angus Cochrane
  • Dean Agnew
  • Michael Moore

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Match Report

Stranraer miss out on second Stranraer missed the chance to go second after falling to a 3-1 defeat to Berwick Rangers. The visitors, who are now up to sixth, took the lead after 27 minutes when Stuart Noble finished clinically from close range for his first goal since November. But Stranraer went into the break on level term thanks to Stuart McColm's stoppage-time equaliser. The striker fired past Jamie Barclay from close range after being found in the area by Sean Winter's pass. Berwick regained the lead in the 68th minute through Fraser McLaren's well-taken goal after good work from Darren Gribben. They secured the three points with 10 minutes left when John Ferguson fired past David Mitchell to score his first goal for the club.

Form Guide

    LWDDWL
  • Stranraer
  • VS
  • Berwick
  • WDLDLL

Last Meetings

  • Berwick
  • 2 - 2
  • Stranraer
  • 14/01/2012
  • Stranraer
  • 2 - 1
  • Berwick
  • 20/08/2011
  • Stranraer
  • 3 - 1
  • Berwick
  • 02/04/2011
  • Berwick
  • 3 - 3
  • Stranraer
  • 29/03/2011
  • Stranraer
  • 1 - 1
  • Berwick
  • 11/12/2010
  • Berwick
  • 2 - 2
  • Stranraer
  • 18/09/2010

Top Scorers

Stranraer

  • C Malcolm 11
  • S McColm 8
  • M Moore 8
  • S Stirling 7
  • S Winter 7
  • C Aitken 5
  • M Grehan 4
  • S Taggart 2
  • F McKeown 1
  • S Noble 1
  • N Shepherd 1

Berwick

  • D Gribben 8
  • F McLaren 5
  • D Gray 5
  • S Noble 3
  • D Greenhill 2
  • M Deland 2
  • K McDonald 1
  • E Smith 1
  • A McLean 1
  • S Notman 1
  • L Currie 1
  • R Gray 1
  • C McLeod 1
  • R Walker 1

Goals

Stranraer

    • Total goals 98
    • Goals per game 60
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Berwick

    • Total goals 78
    • Goals per game 40
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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