Stranraer boss aiming to build on Forfar win

Stranraer head for Airdrie this weekend hoping to build on last weekend’s impressive victory at Forfar.

The Blues won 2-1 to pick up a vital three points to move out of the bottom two in the League One table.

Now they face another trip on the road this Saturday as they head to New Broomfield Park to take on Airdrieonians.

Saturday’s opponents currently occupy fourth place and a play off spot in League One but another win for Brian Reid’s side would see them move just a point behind Airdrieonians after their early struggles.

Goals from Mark McGuigan and Chris Aitken sealed the win at Forfar though they had to endure a nervy last quarter of the match when Michael Travis pulled a goal back for the home side.

It was an impressive result for Stranraer against a side who were lying third going into the game and had only lost at home to Dunfermline this season.

Stranraer were under pressure early on as the woodwork came to their rescue with shots from Craig Smith and Michael Travis respectively.

However, they were ahead on 20 minutes when Mark McGuigan, who was handed a start by Reid used his strength to slot past Scott Gallacher.

A second half penalty from Christopher Aitken had Stranraer two up but a goal from Travis when he slotted home a cross from Danny Denholm ensured a tough finish but Stranraer held on for a third league win of the season.

Airdrieonians are the only side Stranraer have not yet came up against this season in the league.

After losing their first two league games, Gary Bollan’s side have picked up form and held title favourites Dunfermline to a 1-1 draw in Fife last weekend.

Last season’s matches between the two sides were tight affairs with 3-3 and 1-1 draws played out at New Broomfield whilst Stranraer edged out the two encounters at Stair Park 1-0.

The game will be Stranraer’s last for two weeks due to the international break on Saturday 10th October.