Josh Todd's second-half strike was enough to give Annan Athletic victory over Montrose in Scottish League Two.

Montrose threatened early on with Bryan Deasley's powerful drive forcing a fine save from Kenny Arthur.

Calum Ferguson headed wide and Scott Davidson hit the post as Annan asserted themselves.

Todd rifled home just after half-time and Arthur denied Scott Johnston and Ross McCord to keep the hosts' lead intact.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (3)

Annan Athletic

  • 01 Arthur
  • 09 Mitchell
  • 11 Bradley
  • 06 Flynn
  • 05 Swinglehurst
  • 03 McNiff
  • 08 Brannan (Orsi - 80' )
  • 02 Sloan
  • 10 Todd
  • 07 Davidson
  • 04 Black

Substitutes

  • 12 Caldwell
  • 14 Chisholm
  • 15 Jardine
  • 16 Moffat
  • 17 Mitchell
  • 18 Orsi
  • 19 Wood

Montrose

  • 01 McKenzie
  • 02 Crawford
  • 03 McIntosh
  • 08 Watson
  • 04 Campbell Booked
  • 05 Wood
  • 06 Webster
  • 07 Johnston
  • 10 Deasley
  • 09 Ferguson (McCord - 68' )
  • 11 Reid (Sturrock - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Gray
  • 14 McCord
  • 15 Sturrock
  • 16 Wilson
  • 17 Duguid
  • 18 Bonar
  • 19 McCafferty
Ref: Euan Anderson
Att: 354

Match Stats

Shots

9 11

On target

4 3

Corners

1 4

Fouls

7 15

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Annan Athletic 1, Montrose 0.

90:00 +4:27 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Annan Athletic 1, Montrose 0.

90:00 +3:03

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Martin McNiff.

90:00 +2:46

Attempt blocked. Paul Watson (Montrose) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +1:48

Foul by Daniel Orsi (Annan Athletic).

90:00 +1:48

Kieran Sturrock (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:00

Steven Swinglehurst (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:59

Foul by Bryan Deasley (Montrose).

90:00 +0:27

Attempt missed. Matthew Flynn (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

89:41

Attempt missed. Bryan Deasley (Montrose) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

88:59

Attempt missed. Scott Davidson (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

87:05

Attempt saved. Ross McCord (Montrose) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

85:23

Martin McNiff (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:23

Foul by Jonathan Crawford (Montrose).

84:12

Attempt missed. Ross McCord (Montrose) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

83:03

Attempt saved. Daniel Orsi (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

82:00

Ross McCord (Montrose) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:55

Foul by Andrew Mitchell (Annan Athletic).

80:31

Steven Black (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:31

Foul by Paul Watson (Montrose).

79:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Annan Athletic. Daniel Orsi replaces Kieran Brannan because of an injury.

76:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Montrose. Kieran Sturrock replaces Jamie Reid.

76:20

Attempt missed. Paul Watson (Montrose) header from the centre of the box is too high.

75:43

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Martin McNiff.

71:01 Booking

Booking Alan Campbell (Montrose) is shown the yellow card.

71:00

Kieran Brannan (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:45

Foul by Alan Campbell (Montrose).

69:27

Foul by Kieran Brannan (Annan Athletic).

69:27

Alan Campbell (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Montrose. Ross McCord replaces Calum Ferguson.

66:26

Foul by Kieran Brannan (Annan Athletic).

66:26

Paul Watson (Montrose) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:20

Kieran Brannan (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:20

Foul by Garry Wood (Montrose).

61:27

Josh Todd (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:27

Foul by Garry Wood (Montrose).

59:43

Steven Swinglehurst (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

59:43

Foul by Calum Ferguson (Montrose).

58:44

Attempt saved. Peter Bradley (Annan Athletic) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the top right corner.

58:00

Kieran Brannan (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57:48

Foul by Paul Watson (Montrose).

56:00

Kieran Brannan (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

55:55

Foul by Ricky McIntosh (Montrose).

54:58

Attempt saved. Josh Todd (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

54:23

Andrew Mitchell (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

54:23

Foul by Jamie Reid (Montrose).

54:00

Andrew Mitchell (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:57

Foul by Ricky McIntosh (Montrose).

53:22

Attempt saved. Scott Johnston (Montrose) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

50:39

Foul by Peter Bradley (Annan Athletic).

50:39

Jonathan Crawford (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:22 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Annan Athletic 1, Montrose 0. Josh Todd (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Scott Davidson with a cross.

46:02

Attempt missed. Josh Todd (Annan Athletic) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

45:34

Kieran Brannan (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:34

Foul by Garry Wood (Montrose).

45:00

Second Half begins Annan Athletic 0, Montrose 0.

45:00 +1:15 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Annan Athletic 0, Montrose 0.

44:57

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Peter Bradley.

43:31

Attempt missed. Paul Watson (Montrose) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

41:33

Attempt missed. Paul Watson (Montrose) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

35:37

Foul by Peter Bradley (Annan Athletic).

35:37

Scott Johnston (Montrose) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:11

Scott Davidson (Annan Athletic) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

30:30

Josh Todd (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

30:17

Foul by Scott Johnston (Montrose).

29:42

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Steven Black.

28:58

Hand ball by Josh Todd (Annan Athletic).

28:29

Attempt missed. Calum Ferguson (Montrose) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

22:45

Attempt missed. Josh Todd (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

13:12

Matthew Flynn (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:12

Foul by Bryan Deasley (Montrose).

10:20

Peter Bradley (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

10:20

Foul by Scott Johnston (Montrose).

9:05

Attempt saved. Bryan Deasley (Montrose) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

4:43

Attempt missed. Paul Watson (Montrose) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

2:21

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Garry Wood.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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