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Welcome to Stair Park for today's rearranged William Hill Scottish Cup clash between Stranraer and Lowland League l… https://t.co/9wiUH1R45G
Stranraer ended a 4-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over Stenhousemuir 2 weeks ago, thanks to goals from Bell, Ry… https://t.co/QkWpUT38A7
East Kilbride have been on a tear - 13 points clear in the Lowland League, and fresh from a 30-game win streak which ended a fortnight ago.
The South Lanarkshire side boast ex-Blues Sean Winter, Barry Russell, Anthony Marenghi and Martin McBride. https://t.co/NfUGtWiVuS
Lineups will follow shortly.
Lineups | Stranraer v East Kilbride #ScottishCup #monblu https://t.co/6R0GyvRHJn
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3 ex-Blues in the @officialEKFC lineup today - Winter, Marenghi and Russell - plus McBride on the bench… https://t.co/C4cwM5qHVT
EK boys Mark McGuigan and Craig Malcolm start for Stranraer, and Malky is still just 3 goals away from a century for the club.
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Today's EK starting lineup 🔶🔷 https://t.co/OrF70cKRjr
Steven Kirkland is today's referee. Steven officiated our 0-0 draw away to Peterhead in March and 1-0 win over Cowdenbeath in April.
Kickoff | Stranraer v East Kilbride #ScottishCup #monblu https://t.co/XYwHXPBAir
EK get the game underway 🔶🔷
Joao Victoria steals the ball away from Steven Bell in a good position but is penalised for a foul.
Stranraer lineup again: https://t.co/O4g4bO9tJ5
Stranraer win a corner, Gibson crosses, Kean punches and it's cleared by Sean Winter for EK.
EK captain Barry Russell showing no mercy on former teammate Craig Malcolm, as promised, with a WWE-style shoulder block.
Malky beats two EK defenders and fires away a shot off balance, which is well wide.
David Barron plants a whipping cross right on Joe Nuttall's head, but the big forward can't get it on target.
Stranraer dominating possession in the early going. McGuigan finds Nuttall again with a cross but he can't get any power on his header.
GOAL 0-1 East Kilbride, Sean Winter capitalises on a mistake from Belford and puts the visitors in front.
13' GOAL!!! Strachan slips the ball into Sean Winter and the ex Stranraer man slots the ball home!!! Stranraer 0 -… https://t.co/Yb1cq2Tr8S
EK looking very dangerous on the break - Joao Victoria advances with pace and his goalbound shot is turned away by Cammy Belford.
Free kick Stranraer, Gibson's cross fails to beat the first man.
So close to a second for EK. BJ Coll fires off a wicked left-footed striker which whizzes past Belford's left hand post.
22' So close for kilby! BJ Coll's half volley skims the post! Stranraer 0 - 1 EK
24' Penalty for Stranraer
Sean Winter takes out Kyle Turner for a penalty to Stranraer...
25' Stranraer equalise through the penalty. Stranraer 1 - 1 EK
GOAL STRANRAER 1-1, Willie Gibson smashes the penalty into the top corner! https://t.co/Pm0zQpQ34E
Yellow card | David Barron is booked for what looked a 50/50 challenge on Coll.
Mark McGuigan is coming off with what must surely be a knock. Scott Agnew replaces him.
Corner Stranraer, sent back in by Robertson on the far side, but no one can get a meaningful shot away.
Phenomenal challenge from Barry Russell for EK as Craig Malcolm advances on goal, denying what looked a great chance.
Victoria fires a curling effort just high and wide for the visitors.
45' HT Stranraer 1 - 1 EK
CLOSE | Great footwork from Malcolm but he shoots over.
Half time | Stranraer 1-1 East Kilbride #ScottishCup #monblu https://t.co/7kJsWnWo5i
Not quite a #Classico just yet at a bobbly Stair Park - but plenty of talking points at the break.
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Ex-Blue Sean Winter is the hero and villain for EK, after his ice-cool finish was cancelled out by a Gibson penalty he himself conceded.
Second half underway! Stranraer 1 - 1 EK
Yellow card | Capuano is booked for EK.
Gibson's cross from the free kick is turned away and EK break, but the final ball lets them down.
CHANCE | Superb ball control from Joe Nuttall as he collects Kyle Turner's long ball and races at goal, but he's denied by the keeper.
Claims for a Stranraer handball in the box are waved away, and the Blues have a free kick at the other end, which EK clear.
Still poised on a knife edge, this one. End to end stuff.
Joe Nuttall is proving a threat, but he's penalised for a physical challenge on the EK centre back.
Yellow card | BJ Coll is next in the book for EK.
Agnew sends in the free kick but it's dealt with by the resolute Kilby defence.
EK free kick is whipped in and Steven Bell has to be alert to divert it away.
EK replace BJ Coll with striker Jack Smith.
60' EK sub BJ Coll off Jack Smith on Stranraer 1 - 1 EK https://t.co/VqwlpCH9q6
Smith has a bit of a record in this competition, having knocked out Stenhousemuir in last season's campaign for EK.
CLOSE | Scott Agnew finds the head of Craig Malcolm with a fine cross, but the striker's bullet header is just wide.
Belford dives at the feet of Joao Victoria to stop the onrushing striker.
CLOSE | That 98th goal just won't come for Malky! He heads just wide as the Blues pile on the pressure.
Liam Dick is next to try his luck - his left footed drive is just over.
A few delays in this second half due to injury, so this one is far from over. 15 minutes left of the 90.
Kyle Turner sprints through the EK defence and sends a low shot past the right-hand post.
EK have a free kick near the corner, but Marenghi's delivery is cleared.
Another superb delivery from Agnew and Nuttall rises, but the ball is punched away by the goalkeeper.
71' EK sub Anthony Marenghi off Martin Mcbride on Stranraer 1 - 1 EK https://t.co/zMXIdTP3i4
The final ex-Blue in the EK squad is making an appearance - Martin McBride replaces Anthony Marenghi.
CLOSE | Fine play from Kyle Turner as he turns the Kilby defence inside out and fires off a low left-footed shot, but Kean saves.
Nuttall's cross is turned away but only as far as Agnew, whose low shot is held by the keeper.
Adam Strachan almost finds the net for EK with a low drive from the edge of the box, but it's deflected for a corner, which Stranraer clear.
Five minutes left for either side to win this.
CHANCE | Glorious opportunity for Nuttall, who rises to head Scott Robertson's cross, but it's high and wide.
Coming to the end of normal time, with no doubt a few minutes added on for stoppages.
CLOSE | Willie Gibson cuts inside and hits a low strike, but it's saved.
Belford makes another good save at the feet of Victoria.
CHANCE | Not Joe Nuttall's day - at least not yet. He heads wide again from a good position.
GOAL STRANRAER!!! 2-1 OG https://t.co/jeyhN050k5
Hard luck for EK as the defender puts it into his own net from the corner.
90' Goal for Stranraer. Stranraer 2 - 1 EK
EK survive another late corner.
Giuliano Morena is on for Craig Malcolm as Brian Reid looks to hold on for a win.
RESULT | Stranraer 2-1 East Kilbride #ScottishCup #monblu https://t.co/uTt5DpoYGw
Massive credit to @officialEKFC. No doubt we'll see you in League 1 in a few years. Good luck for the rest of the season.
RT @StranraerFC: Massive credit to @officialEKFC. No doubt we'll see you in League 1 in a few years. Good luck for the rest of the season.
RT @ScottishFA: CUP | @StranraerFC will now play @AberdeenFC in the 4th Round. #UNRIVALLED
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