Annan Athletic remain rooted to the foot of the table after succumbing to defeat away to an impressive Montrose.

First-half goals from midfielders Paul Harkins and Paul Watson did the damage.

Alex Mitchell was helpless as Harkins was not closed down on the edge of the box and found the bottom corner with a well-placed finish.

Montrose made it two when Harkins was brought down by Steven Black's challenge. Watson stepped up to curl the free-kick in left-footed.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Montrose

  • 01 McKenzie Booked
  • 04 O'Kane
  • 02 Masson
  • 05 Campbell (Crawford - 56' )
  • 03 Graham
  • 10 Harkins (Deasley - 75' )
  • 11 Day
  • 06 Watson
  • 08 O'Neill Booked (Robb - 77' )
  • 07 Johnston
  • 09 Wood

Substitutes

  • 12 Deasley
  • 14 Robb
  • 15 Bell
  • 16 Wilson
  • 17 Webster
  • 18 Crawford
  • 21 McCafferty

Annan Athletic

  • 01 Mitchell
  • 04 McNiff
  • 05 Black
  • 03 Chisholm
  • 07 McStay (Carcary - 57' )
  • 02 Sloan (Mackay - 75' )
  • 08 Flynn Booked (Bradley - 89' )
  • 06 Logan
  • 11 Brannan
  • 10 Hopkirk
  • 09 Todd

Substitutes

  • 12 Bradley
  • 14 Carcary
  • 15 Caldwell
  • 16 Brown
  • 17 Mackay
  • 18 Wood
  • 21 Murray
Ref: Barry Cook
Att: 341

Match Stats

Shots

12 9

On target

7 4

Corners

7 4

Fouls

10 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Montrose 2, Annan Athletic 0.

90:00 +3:04 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Montrose 2, Annan Athletic 0.

90:00 +1:30

Foul by Bryan Deasley (Montrose).

90:00 +1:30

Peter Bradley (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:15

Foul by Scott Johnston (Montrose).

90:00 +0:15

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

88:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Annan Athletic. Peter Bradley replaces Matthew Flynn.

88:23

Attempt missed. Iain Chisholm (Annan Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

83:31

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Alex Mitchell.

83:16

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

81:03

Attempt missed. Steven Logan (Annan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

80:23

Foul by Terry Masson (Montrose).

80:23

David Hopkirk (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Montrose. Steven Robb replaces Stephen O'Neill.

76:27 Booking

Booking Matthew Flynn (Annan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

76:23

Stephen O'Neill (Montrose) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:23

Foul by Matthew Flynn (Annan Athletic).

74:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Montrose. Bryan Deasley replaces Paul Harkins.

74:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Annan Athletic. Kenneth Mackay replaces Steve Sloan.

73:07

Attempt missed. Scott Johnston (Montrose) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

71:44

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

69:18

Attempt missed. David Hopkirk (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

67:14

Foul by Scott Johnston (Montrose).

67:14

Steve Sloan (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:50

Attempt saved. Matthew Flynn (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

58:21

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Kieran Brannan.

57:49

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

57:49

Foul by Steve Sloan (Annan Athletic).

56:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Annan Athletic. Derek Carcary replaces Ryan McStay.

55:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Montrose. Jonathan Crawford replaces Alan Campbell because of an injury.

54:16

Foul by Scott Johnston (Montrose).

54:16

Steve Sloan (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:41

Foul by Paul Harkins (Montrose).

53:41

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

52:30

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Scott Johnston.

46:23

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

45:37

Foul by Scott Johnston (Montrose).

45:37

Martin McNiff (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00

Second Half begins Montrose 2, Annan Athletic 0.

45:00 +1:34 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Montrose 2, Annan Athletic 0.

45:00 +1:00 Booking

Booking Stephen O'Neill (Montrose) is shown the yellow card.

41:24

Attempt missed. Garry Wood (Montrose) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

38:16 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Montrose 2, Annan Athletic 0. Paul Watson (Montrose) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

37:43

Paul Harkins (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:43

Foul by Steven Black (Annan Athletic).

34:13

Attempt blocked. Ryan McStay (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

33:21 Booking

Booking Stuart McKenzie (Montrose) is shown the yellow card.

33:14

Foul by Stuart McKenzie (Montrose).

33:14

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

32:38

Attempt missed. David Hopkirk (Annan Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

31:27 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Montrose 1, Annan Athletic 0. Paul Harkins (Montrose) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stephen O'Neill.

30:01

Attempt saved. Garry Wood (Montrose) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

29:30

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Martin McNiff.

28:58

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Iain Chisholm.

27:24

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Steven Black.

26:17

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

21:21

Foul by Iain Chisholm (Annan Athletic).

21:21

Garry Wood (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:55

Attempt missed. Paul Watson (Montrose) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

20:20

Foul by Steven Logan (Annan Athletic).

20:20

Stephen O'Neill (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:00

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Ross Graham.

18:46

Attempt saved. Garry Wood (Montrose) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

17:00

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

15:13

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Steven Black.

14:09

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

12:36

Foul by Iain Chisholm (Annan Athletic).

12:36

Stephen Day (Montrose) wins a free kick on the left wing.

12:21

Foul by Steven Logan (Annan Athletic).

12:21

Stephen Day (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:51

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Declan O'Kane.

10:28

Ryan McStay (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:28

Foul by Paul Harkins (Montrose).

8:01

Attempt saved. Ryan McStay (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

7:23

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Ross Graham.

3:46

Steven Black (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

3:46

Foul by Garry Wood (Montrose).

0:50

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Alex Mitchell.

0:33

Attempt saved. Garry Wood (Montrose) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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