The Blues were left to rue a late missed James Hilton penalty as second half goals from Craig Slater and Andy Munro saw Forfar take all three points.
Match report to follow.
Forfar Athletic: McCallum, Nditi, Brindley, Whyte, Slater, Moore (Hutton 80), Thomson (Abed 85), Hanratty (Armour 70), McCluskey (Jack 80), Aitken (Flanagan 70).
Not used: Sanderson, Hussain, Harkins, Irvine.
Stranraer: Scullion, Ellis, Girvan, Ross, Brady, Hilton, Malcolm (Walker 81), Woods (Hawkshaw 81), Forrest, McLean (Grant 62), Watt.
Not used: O’Connor, Robertson, Dunn.