Another bad day away from the office
Report of match Stranraer 2 Arbroath 0 played 19th February 2013
Traffic delays, then a keeping howler - lowest attendance ...forgettable
BBC: Stranraer 2-0 Arbroath
Another poor showing away, a punchless attack and a bad keepers error meant we drop below Forfar.
Surely the lowest attendance of the season in ANY division this year?
Arbroath dropped out of the play-off places on goals scored after they were beaten by ninth-placed Stranraer.
The Blues had won only one of their last five but scored once in each half to hand the visitors a second successive defeat.
After the kick-off was delayed by 10 minutes due to traffic problems, it was the home side who started better and they took the lead in the 21st minute when Sean Winter's cross was fumbled into his own net by Arbroath goalkeeper Scott Morrison.
Graham Bayne went close to a leveller in the 55th minute as he headed narrowly over.
Stranraer grabbed the second three minutes later as Robert Love scored for the second game running with a neat finish after good work from by Craig Malcolm.
Stranraer: Stewart, Lloyd Kinnaird, McKeown, Dunlop, Staunton, Winter (Love 54), Gallagher (Campbell 27), Aitken, Borris, Gribben (Moore 71), Malcolm. Subs Not Used: Cadwell, One.
Goals: Morrison 21 og, Love 58.
Arbroath: Morrison, Baxter, Travis (Smith 78), Keddie, Hamilton, Chisholm, Kerr, Scott Robertson (Rennie 65), Sheerin, Doris, Bayne (Sibanda 65). Subs Not Used: Gray, Holmes.
Ref: Greg Aitken
|Competition: Irn Bru Scottish Division Two Kick Off: 19:45 Venue: Stair Park Attendance: 169|
Morrison 21 (og)
|2 - 0||Arbroath
|90+2||Ross Chisholm concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Malcolm. Ross Chisholm receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Christopher Aitken restarts play with the free kick.|
|86||Inswinging corner taken by Christopher Aitken from the left by-line, Michael Moore takes a shot. Save by Scott Morrison. Corner taken right-footed by Christopher Aitken. Christopher Aitken decides to take a short corner.|
|84||Christopher Aitken fouled by Daniel Rennie, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Frank McKeown.|
|82||Inswinging corner taken by Paul Sheerin from the right by-line played to the near post, Mark Staunton manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Paul Sheerin from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Jamie Campbell.|
|81||Ryan Borris produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.|
|78||Michael Dunlop gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Doris. Paul Sheerin takes the direct free kick.|
|77||Michael Travis goes off and Euan Smith comes on.|
|77||Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Sibanda from the left by-line, clearance by Lloyd Kinnaird.|
|73||Shot by Lee Sibanda from just outside the area goes over the net.|
|72||Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Moore on Alexander Keddie. Alexander Keddie takes the free kick.|
|71||The referee blows for offside against Ross Chisholm. Colin Stewart takes the indirect free kick.|
|70||Ryan Borris takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar. Michael Moore on for Darren Gribben.|
|67||Shot by Mark Baxter. Save by Colin Stewart.|
|66||Effort from just outside the box by Paul Sheerin goes over the bar.|
|66||Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Lee Sibanda, Colin Stewart makes a save.|
|64||Lee Sibanda comes on in place of Graham Bayne. Daniel Rennie is brought on as a substitute for Scott Robertson.|
|64||Shot by Darren Gribben. Save by Scott Morrison.|
|62||Mark Staunton concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Robertson. Mark Staunton booked. Free kick taken by Scott Morrison.|
|60||The referee blows for offside against Darren Gribben. Free kick taken by Scott Morrison.|
|59||Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Staunton on Steven Doris. Mark Baxter restarts play with the free kick.|
|57||Robert Love fires in a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stranraer 2-0 Arbroath.Craig Malcolm provided the assist for the goal.|
|54||Graham Bayne produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.|
|53||Sean Winter leaves the field to be replaced by Robert Love. Corner taken by Paul Sheerin from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Mark Staunton.|
|53||Scott Robertson takes a shot. Save by Colin Stewart.|
|51||Corner taken by Paul Sheerin, Alexander Keddie takes a shot. Comfortable save by Colin Stewart.|
|48||Corner taken right-footed by Christopher Aitken to the near post, Alexander Keddie manages to make a clearance.|
|46||The ball is sent over by Ross Chisholm.|
|42||The assistant referee flags for offside against Steven Doris. Indirect free kick taken by Colin Stewart.|
|41||Effort on goal by Ross Chisholm from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.|
|35||Paul Sheerin takes the outswinging corner, free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Doris on Colin Stewart. Colin Stewart restarts play with the free kick.|
|34||Shot from deep inside the area by Sean Winter clears the crossbar.|
|33||Craig Malcolm takes a shot. Save by Scott Morrison.|
|32||Darren Gribben produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.|
|31||Graham Bayne fouled by Michael Dunlop, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Graham Bayne.|
|29||Christopher Aitken takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Headed effort from inside the area by Michael Dunlop misses to the right of the goal.|
|28||Craig Malcolm produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.|
|27||Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Staunton on Graham Bayne. Brian Kerr takes the direct free kick.|
|25||Effort on goal by Paul Sheerin from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal. Jamie Campbell replaces Grant Gallagher.|
|24||Sean Winter takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.|
|22||Corner taken by Christopher Aitken from the left by-line to the near post, save by Scott Morrison.|
|22||The official flags Darren Gribben offside. Scott Morrison takes the free kick.|
|20||The ball is crossed by Sean Winter, save made by Scott Morrison. An unfortunate own goal is conceded by Scott Morrison. Stranraer 1-0 Arbroath.|
|18||The offside flag is raised against Darren Gribben. Free kick taken by Scott Morrison.|
|15||Foul by Mark Baxter on Mark Staunton, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Colin Stewart.|
|14||Sean Winter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brian Kerr. Scott Morrison restarts play with the free kick.|
|12||Graham Bayne takes a shot. Save by Colin Stewart.|
|10||Foul by Ross Chisholm on Michael Dunlop, free kick awarded. Frank McKeown takes the free kick.|
|8||Craig Malcolm produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.|
|7||Darren Gribben is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Scott Morrison.|
|2||Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Paul Sheerin from the right by-line, clearance by Mark Staunton.|
|1||Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Paul Sheerin, Michael Dunlop manages to make a clearance.|