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 Date: Tuesday, 19th February 2013 Kick off: 19:45 Venue: Stair Park|
Morrison 21 (og)
|2 - 0||Arbroath
|7||Sean Winter (Love 53)|
|8||Grant Gallagher (Campbell 25)|
|9||Darren Gribben (Moore 70)|
|12||Jamie Campbell (Gallagher 25)|
|14||Robert Love (Winter 53)|
|15||Michael Moore (Gribben 70)|
|5||Michael Travis (Smith 77)|
|8||Scott Robertson (Rennie 64)|
|10||Graham Bayne (Sibanda 64)|
|14||Lee Sibanda (Bayne 64)|
|15||Daniel Rennie (Robertson 64)|
|16||Euan Smith (Travis 77)|
|Stranraer cards shown|
|62 mins||Mark Staunton||Unsporting behaviour|
|Arbroath cards shown|
|90+2 mins||Ross Chisholm||Unsporting behaviour|