14207674 10153984876266491 1981111589113928765 oScorer: East Fife - Insall (38', 60')

JAMIE Insall strikes either side of half time ensured Stranraer would not make it three wins in a row as East Fife picked up all three points.

Brian Reid's men travelled to New Bayview in a confident mood following home wins over Peterhead and then Dumbarton.

The manager named an unchanged side from the 1-0 victory over the Sons, with places on the bench for the returning Craig Thomson and Giuliano Morena, as well as new loan signing Luke Watt.

And the Blues almost got off to the perfect start when home goalkeeper Mark Hurst failed to deal with a Willie Gibson free-kick and Steven Bell headed against the crossbar in the opening stages.

However, the longer than game went on, the more the home side came into it.

Cameron Belford had already denied Insall with a point blank save before the Fifers got their noses in front.14241688 10153984877566491 1405875135365410535 o

It was that man Insall again, who got across his marker and steered the header beyond the goalkeeper from eight yards seven minutes before the break.

The Blues huffed and puffed in the opening stages of the second half but were caught out again on the hour mark.

One through ball split the away defence wide open but fair play to Insall, who kept his cool to lift a delightful lob over Belford to wrap up the points.

East Fife: Hurst, Mercer, Kane, Page, Naysmith, Slattery, Lamont (Brown 77), Smith, Wilkie, Robinson (Wallace 58), Insall (O'Hara 88).
Not used: Kerr, Austin, McManus and Goodfellow.

Stranraer: Belford, Robertson, Dick, McKeown (Trialist 70), Bell, Agnew, Turner (C Thomson 61), R Thomson, Gibson, Malcolm (Nade 57), McGuigan.
Not used: Watt, McCloskey, Morena and Currie.

Referee: Mike Roncone
HT: 1-0

SPFL 3L1 6474

 Pos  Team  Pld   Pts 
1 Raith Rovers 27 58
2 Ayr United 26 54
3 Arbroath 25 42
4 Alloa Athletic 25 39
5 STRANRAER 27 38
6 East Fife 27 33
7 Airdrieonians 26 32
8 Forfar Athletic 27
25
9 Albion Rovers 25 23
10 Queen's Park 27 22

Updated 247/2/18 at 5pm

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