East Stirling boss John Coughlin praised the victors and said: "Full credit to Stranraer
as they didn't take their foot off the gas.
Second Division semi-final 2nd leg - Albion Rov or Forfar v Elgin, Queen's Park v Stranraer
He will tell agency chiefs he is unhappy about their decision to remove funding for three police officers who tackled illegal immigration at Stranraer
are now 11 points clear of fifth-placed Annan.
gaffer Keith Knox took some positives from his side's spirited performance.
And the Forfar boss, without Mark McCulloch, Steven Tulloch and Nicky Low, said: "It's a strong incentive but it's the same for Stranraer
were thrown a lifeline when Armand One (right) hammered home a volley from inside the box before the break.
After shipping four goals last week the Bully Wee shut out Stranraer
to end the home side's five-match victory streak.
levelled 12 minutes from time when debut boy Craig Malcolm headed home Stuart McColm's cross.
The 21-year-old was gutted not to start in last week's Ramsdens Cup defeat by Ayr but made the most of his chance to shine when MacPherson unleashed him against Stranraer
Annan bossed the first half and Graeme Bell almost opened the scoring in 14 minutes but his shot from 12 yards was straight at Stranraer
keeper David Mitchell.
Despite both sides succumbing to narrow defeats, the award, presented by Gillian Kirkwood, Customer Service Manager at Lloyds TSB Scotland's Stranraer
Branch, was just reward for the excellent achievements of the Academy players.