Queen's Park 0-4 Stranraer: Winter warms Stranraer hearts

Scottish Cup
Stranraer cruised past Third Division Queen's Park.SNS Group

Sean Winter scored three as Stranraer booked their place in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup with a dominant 4-0 win over nine-man Queens Park in the third-round replay.

After a scrappy start to the match, the visitors took the lead in the 16th minute when Stranraer midfielder Winter beat Spiders keeper Neil Parry from 25 yards out.

The hosts had midfielder Giuseppe Capuano sent off for a second bookable offence when he fouled Michael Moore in the 60th minute.

Stranraer then doubled their lead three minutes later when Winter got on the end of Craig Malcolm's cross to head home from six yards out to net his second of the match.

Things went from bad to worse for Queens Park just five minutes later when James Brough saw red for violent conduct after fouling Malcolm.

Christopher Aitken then headed in from close range in the 70th minute before Winter completed his hat-trick from 20 yards seven minutes later.