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Irvine Meadow 2-5 Stranraer

  • Post published:2 July 2022

Scorers: Irvine Meadow – Graham (42 pen), Ramsay (52); Stranraer – Walker (33), Gallagher (49, 69, 72), Brady (77)

A Grant Gallagher hat trick helped Stranraer to victory in their final pre-season friendly at Irvine Meadow.

The West of Scotland League side matched the Blues in the early going and twice drew level after going behind, Callum Graham scoring from the spot before David Ramsay added a second.

Josh Walker had opened the scoring for Stranraer with a fine low strike which took a bounce on its way into the bottom corner.

Gallagher’s first of the afternoon arrived in the second half, a well-taken finish to round off a good team move.

The captain made it 3-2 with a deft touch which found its way into the net, before chipping a shot into the top corner.

Anton Brady completed the rout with a lovely left-footed strike which left the keeper no chance.

Competitive action begins for the Blues next weekend with a home League Cup tie against Queen’s Park.

Stranraer: Scullion (O’Connor 45), Robertson, Dunn, Girvan, Ellis, Woods, Gallagher, Forrest (Brady 45), Hilton, Walker (McLean 45), Duffy (Hawkshaw 62).