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  • Date:24 Sep 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Stair Park
  • Attendance:365
  • Shepherd (14)

Live Commentary

91:18 +1.18

Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Moore.


Mark Nicolson fouled by Martin Grehan, the ref awards a free kick. Booking for Stephen Stirling for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Daniel Moore.


Grant Innes is brought on as a substitute for Ross O'Donoghue.


Unfair challenge on Archie MacPhee by Michael Moore results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Alexander Clark.


Martin Grehan on for Stuart McColm.


Craig Malcolm is caught offside. Free kick taken by Jamie Duff.


Effort on goal by Michael Moore from just inside the area clears the bar.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart McColm by Stuart Leslie. Free kick taken by Stuart McColm.


Craig Frizzel replaces Graeme Beveridge.


Christopher Aitken takes a inswinging corner.


Outswinging corner taken by Christopher Aitken from the right by-line, clearance made by Paul Kaczan.


Foul by Stuart Leslie on Grant Gallagher, free kick awarded. David Mitchell restarts play with the free kick.


Corner from the right by-line taken by Christopher Aitken, clearance made by David Niven.


Craig Malcolm produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.


Jamie Duff challenges Michael Moore unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Christopher Aitken.


Unfair challenge on Mark Nicolson by Stuart McColm results in a free kick. Alexander Clark takes the indirect free kick. Michael Moore on for Nathan Shepherd. Stuart Leslie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David Mitchell takes the indirect free kick.


Jason Crooks comes on in place of Brian Cameron.


Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Nathan Shepherd, Jamie Duff manages to make a clearance.


Mark Nicolson challenges Stuart McColm unfairly and gives away a free kick. Christopher Aitken takes the free kick.


Nathan Shepherd concedes a free kick for a foul on Stuart Leslie. Nathan Shepherd is booked. David Niven takes the free kick.


Stephen Stirling comes on in place of Daniel Mitchell.


Corner from the left by-line taken by Daniel Moore, Mark Nicolson produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.


The ball is crossed by Ross O'Donoghue.


Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Moore.


Archie MacPhee takes a shot. David Mitchell makes a save.


Brian Cameron handles the ball and concedes a free kick. David Mitchell takes the direct free kick.


Brian Cameron takes a shot. Save made by David Mitchell.


Christopher Aitken takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.


The assistant referee flags for offside against Stuart Leslie. Frank McKeown takes the free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Duff by Craig Malcolm. Jamie Duff takes the direct free kick.


Daniel Moore fouled by Grant Gallagher, the ref awards a free kick. Booking for Grant Gallagher for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Daniel Moore from left channel. Stuart Leslie booked for unsporting behaviour.


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


Shot from just outside the area by Stuart Leslie goes over the bar.


Ross O'Donoghue takes a shot. Save by David Mitchell.


Corner taken by Daniel Moore from the right by-line.


Nathan Shepherd scores a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stranraer 1-0 Elgin.


John Kane gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Moore. Free kick crossed left-footed by Daniel Moore.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Frank McKeown on Stuart Leslie. Daniel Moore has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.


Christopher Aitken produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.


The official flags Craig Malcolm offside. Alexander Clark restarts play with the free kick.


Steven Noble gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brian Cameron. Free kick crossed left-footed by Daniel Moore.

Match Preview

Stranraer seek defensive reinforcement Stranraer are hoping to add an SPL youngster on loan ahead of kick-off against Elgin to bolster the centre of their defence. Manager Keith Knox has made the move for the unnamed centre-back after David McGregor failed a fitness test on his injured thigh, Paul Murphy joined Glenavon on a temporary basis and Mark Durnan returned to St Johnstone at the end of his loan spell. Knox has admitted he will enjoy his side's description as entertainers provided they continue to out-score the opposition, starting with the Borough Briggs outfit. He said: "In our last six games there have been 26 goals scored and we have scored 19 of them. Elgin are quite similar in their approach so I would settle for a 6-5 success in this game." Elgin welcome back left-sided player Daniel Moore after suspension as they make the long trip south. But Steven Edwards will miss out through family commitments and work as a Police Officer will stop Blair Lawrie from making the game. The Highland club will give fitness tests to defender Paul Kaczan and top goalscorer Craig Gunn before finalising their side with manager Ross Jack saying: "I am looking for a positive reaction from the squad after last week's disappointing 3-0 defeat from Clyde. "We started that game well but paid the price for not taking our chances. "Stranraer are on a great run just now of four wins in a row and we are obviously hoping to bring that to an end."

Formation:442Manager: Keith Knox


Formation: 442Manager: Robbie Williamson


  • David Mitchell
  • John Kane
  • Frank McKeown
  • Scott Taggart
  • Steven Noble
  • Grant Gallagher
  • Christopher Aitken
  • Daniel Mitchell
  • Nathan Shepherd
  • Craig Malcolm
  • Stuart McColm
  • SUBS
  • Ryan Marshall
  • Michael Moore
  • Sean Winter
  • Stephen Stirling
  • Martin Grehan



Match Report

Shepherd leads Blues to victory A first-half goal from Nathan Shepherd gave third-placed Stranraer a 1-0 victory over Elgin. The visitors were unlucky not forge ahead in the 10th minute, when Stuart Leslie's 25-yard effort came back off the post. But gradually the Blues began to settle, and they took the lead in the 15th minute when Shepherd drove the ball home from 20 yards. Elgin improved, and they were nearly level immediately after the restart when Archie MacPhee's 25-yard shot was turned over the crossbar by David Mitchell. Mark Nicolson was unlucky to see his header fly over the crossbar 10 minutes later, as Elgin began to press for an equaliser. Michael Moore nearly made the scoreline more emphatic for Stranraer, but his 18-yard shot sailed over.

Form Guide

  • Stranraer
  • VS
  • Elgin

Last Meetings

  • Stranraer
  • 1 - 2
  • Elgin
  • 19/03/2011
  • Elgin
  • 2 - 1
  • Stranraer
  • 22/01/2011
  • Stranraer
  • 2 - 1
  • Elgin
  • 30/10/2010
  • Elgin
  • 1 - 2
  • Stranraer
  • 28/08/2010
  • Elgin
  • 2 - 3
  • Stranraer
  • 27/04/2010
  • Elgin
  • 1 - 2
  • Stranraer
  • 03/04/2010

Top Scorers


  • C Aitken 4
  • S McColm 4
  • M Moore 2
  • C Malcolm 2
  • S Winter 1


  • C Gunn 7
  • J Duff 1
  • M Nicolson 1
  • G Beveridge 1



    • Total goals 22
    • Goals per game 14
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 19
    • Goals per game 11
  • 3 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins