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  • Date:02 Aug 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Stair Park
  • Attendance:275
  • Malcolm (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

92:07 +2.07

Adam Forde replaces Jamie Longworth.

90:34 +0.34

Craig Malcolm scores with a left foot finish. Stranraer 1-0 East Fife.Anthony Marenghi provided the assist for the goal.

88:13

Corner taken by Caolan McAleer from the left by-line.

84:46

Caolan McAleer is ruled offside.

83:27

Nathan Austin is brought on as a substitute for Jon McShane.

82:54

Unfair challenge on Ewan Moyes by Frank McKeown results in a free kick.

81:35

Anthony Marenghi fouled by Jamie Beaton, the ref awards a free kick.

81:09

Christopher Aitken takes a shot. Allan Fleming parries the ball away.

79:34

Steven Campbell fouled by Craig Malcolm, the ref awards a free kick.

79:12

Craig Pettigrew takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Allan Fleming parries the effort to safety.

76:13

Craig Pettigrew takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

73:10

Anthony Marenghi crosses the ball.

72:39

Corner taken by Fraser Mullen.

71:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Caolan McAleer by Craig Pettigrew.

71:14

Christopher Aitken joins the action as a substitute, replacing Scott Robertson.

70:44

Shot by Grant Gallagher went wide right of the target.

69:07

Anthony Marenghi is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

68:46

Anthony Marenghi takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

66:09

Allan Fleming takes the free kick.

65:43

Anthony Marenghi is brought on as a substitute for Stephen Stirling.

65:22

Stephen Stirling concedes a free kick for a foul on Allan Walker.

64:27

Frank McKeown takes a shot. Allan Fleming catches the ball.

61:53

The offside flag is raised against Jon McShane.

59:50

Shot by Frank McKeown missed to the left of the target.

57:11

The referee red cards Kevin Smith for serious foul play.

57:05

Unfair challenge on Scott Robertson by Kevin Smith results in a free kick.

56:41

Free kick taken by Frank McKeown.

56:33

Jon McShane challenges Stephen Stirling unfairly and gives away a free kick.

54:52

Grant Gallagher has an effort at goal. Allan Fleming safely holds on.

52:41

Fraser Mullen crosses the ball in from the free kick.

52:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Pettigrew on Jon McShane.

47:02

Centre by Caolan McAleer.

The game restarts for the second half.

45:01

Ross Brown replaces Alan Cook.

40:48

Free kick taken by Allan Walker.

The half-time whistle blows.

40:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon McShane by Frank McKeown.

37:19

Corner taken by Stephen Stirling from the left by-line.

35:51

Corner from the left by-line taken by Stephen Stirling.

32:58

Stephen Stirling challenges Allan Walker unfairly and gives away a free kick.

32:04

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jackson Longridge.

29:10

Corner taken by Fraser Mullen.

25:32

Corner from the right by-line taken by Alan Cook.

22:24

A cross is delivered by Jackson Longridge.

18:41

Corner taken by Alan Cook.

17:35

The offside flag is raised against Kevin Smith.

14:58

Free kick crossed by Stephen Stirling.

14:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Stirling by Allan Walker.

11:26

Header by Craig Malcolm goes to the left of the goal.

11:14

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jackson Longridge.

10:47

Stephen Stirling restarts play with the free kick.

10:15

Caolan McAleer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Grant Gallagher.

5:12

Jamie Beaton restarts play with the free kick.

5:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Grant Gallagher on Kevin Smith.

3:51

Corner taken by Jackson Longridge.

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

Match Preview

Bell out of cup clash Stranraer will be without Steven Bell against East Fife. Bell will be the Blues only absentee for the League Cup first round tie, with the midfielder nursing an ankle injury. Stranraer defeated Championship side Dumbarton last Saturday and Stair Park manager Stephen Aitken is hoping that his men show that they can also win when they are favourites He said: "Against Dumbarton we were the underdogs and there was no pressure on us to win. It is slightly different against East Fife as some people will be expecting us to win as we are in the league above them. "The players have to handle that expectation and they also need to play well again as East Fife recruited really well over the summer." East Fife will have Ross Campbell in their squad if the paperwork on his one-year contract is completed in time. Campbell could start as Caolan McAleer and Jon McShane are both carrying injuries. Fifers boss Gary Naysmith said: "We never managed to beat Stranraer last season so it would be good to put that right in this cup tie. "They were the hardest working side in our league last season and the only way we will have a chance of progressing is if we match their work rate. If we don't then our chances of winning go down."

Formation:352Manager: Stephen Aitken

Stranraer

Formation: 442Manager: Gary Naysmith

East Fife

  • David Mitchell
  • Scott Rumsby
  • Craig Pettigrew
  • Frank McKeown
  • Scott Robertson
  • Grant Gallagher
  • Sean Winter
  • Stephen Stirling
  • Jackson Longridge
  • Craig Malcolm
  • Jamie Longworth
  • SUBS
  • Barry Russell
  • Anthony Marenghi
  • Christopher Aitken
  • Adam Forde
  • Chris Fahey
  • Sam McCloskey

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