Queen of the South edged past Stranraer to book a place in the second round of the Scottish League Challenge Cup thanks to John O'Neil's penalty.
After a dull first-half, the home side pressed for an opening and were rewarded when Will Snowdon brought down striker Graham Weir inside the area.
O'Neil stepped up and calmly slotted past Willy Lyle in the Stranraer goal.
Stranraer pushed for an equaliser but Michael Moore headed wide and Alex Burns was denied by a Colin Scott save.
Queen of the South: Scott, Lauchlan, Henderson, Jim Thomson, Paton, Scally, Burns, Henry (Mullen 64), O'Neil (McKenzie 74), Weir, Andy Thomson (Gibson 64). Subs Not Used: Corr, Lyle.
Booked: O'Neil. Goal: O'Neil 52 pen.
Stranraer: Morrison, Snowdon, Sharp, Walker, Lyle, Crilly (Aitken 82), McGroaty (Nicholas 78), Burns, McMullan, Moore, Wright (Hamilton 63). Subs Not Used: Gaughan, Budranauckes.
Booked: Moore, Lyle.
Ref: D McDonald