All-action Andy Geggan managed a goal for both sides at Stair Park but was philosophical about the outcome of Saturday’s Scottish Cup fourth round tie.
The Dunfermline skipper appeared to have put his side on course to progress to the fifth round with a first-half opener, especially when Gregor Buchanan doubled the Pars’ advantage on the restart.
But, after Willie Gibson had pulled one back, Geggan had the misfortune to put through his own goal in a dramatic finale.
Geggan said: “It was great opening the scoring because I saw their keeper coming for the cross and thought he would beat me to it.
“We can take a lot of positives from our performance as we controlled the game for long spells.
“It was sickening to score an own goal in stoppage time but at least we have a replay.”
Things had started much more positively for Geggan when he outjumped keeper David Mitchell to Lewis Martin’s free-kick to put the Pars ahead on 14 minutes.
Dunfermline looked in control on 61 minutes when Buchanan headed home Ross Millen’s free-kick.
But Gibson’s 25-yard cross-cum-shot from the right deceived Ryan Scully and ended up in the net to give the Blues a lifeline.
In stoppage time Pars boss Jim Jefferies was ordered to the stand by referee Des Roache.
Jefferies’ worst fears were realised in the fifth minute of overtime when Geggan diverted a Chris Aitken corner into his own net.
The Pars boss remained upbeat after the game.
He said: “It’s the first time for a while I have been sent to the stand and it was for trying to give instructions to my player.
“Faissal El Bakhtaoui is French and does not have strong English so I was just trying to get my message across to help him.
“As for the game, we played great and were bossing proceedings and at 2-0 Stranraer looked out.
“I thought we were excellent today and if we had taken the correct options we could have been 4-0 ahead.
“At 2-0 they were out but the Gibson goal lifted them and then Andy Geggan was very unlucky to score the own goal.
“It will feel like a win to them and like a loss to us but we have the replay at home and that gives us an advantage.”