Stranraer vs Stenhousemuir sees fan take over as linesman after official suffers pulled hamstring

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Stranraer vs Stenhousemuir sees fan take over as linesman after official suffers pulled hamstring



A FAN took over as a linesman after one of the officials suffered a hamstring injury in a match between two Scottish League One strugglers.
In bizarre scenes, both Stranraer and Stenhousemuir then went on to scoring a goal each in lengthy extra-time.
Twitter @StranraerFC A supporter assumes the linesman’s flag after one of the officials suffered an injury
Just nine minutes into the game, one of the linesmen pulled his hamstring resulting in the game being temporarily suspended.
Stranraer failed to find a replacement, but an unlikely hero emerged from the stands.
Kieran – a South of Scotland League match official – declared he was ready to replace the injured official.
And the game resumed after a nearly 11-minute break as the players had to wait for the fan to get changed.
Twitter @StranraerFC Stranraer and Stenhousemuir players wait for the supporter to get changed before the game can be resumed

But it was not the end to an odd Monday evening at Stair Park.
Both teams were on course to end the first half with a goalless draw until Conner Duthie broke the deadlock seven minutes into extra-time, gaving the visitors a 1-0 lead.
And David Smith equalised for Stranraer five minutes after, scoring his first goal for the club.
The Monday clash was a six-pointer for both sides embroiled in a relegation battle with Stenhousemuir bottom of the table, five points behind Stranraer in safety.
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