East Stirlingshire 1-0 Annan Athletic

Scottish Football League

Strugglers East Stirlingshire moved off the bottom of the Third Division table with a surprise victory at home to leaders Annan Athletic.

Top scorer Bradley Coyne was the central figure, scoring the winner and also missing a penalty.

Shire had not won a league game since August but that did not stop them starting the game with purpose.

They had the chance to take the lead from the spot in the 36th minute when Aaron Muirhead fouled Andrew Stirling, but Coyne saw his effort saved by Craig Summersgill.

Yet three minutes later Coyne made amends, stroking the ball home from 20 yards after collecting a pass from Craig Winter.

The Galabankies looked to get back into the game in the second half but it is was the home side who came closest to scoring when Kevin Turner's 20-yard shot was tipped over the bar by Summersgill late on.

East Stirlingshire: Antell, Jackson, Winter (Scott 68), Cane, Maxwell, Team (Alistair Love 78), Stirling, Hunter, Lurinsky (Turner 78), Coyne, Horner. Subs Not Used: Craig Gordon, Dingwall.

Booked: Maxwell, Winter, Antell.

Goals: Coyne 39.

Annan Athletic: Summersgill, Muirhead, Gibson, Wild, McGowan, MacBeth (Neilson 70), Daniel Mitchell (Alex Mitchell 70), Steele, Cox, Gilfillan, Bell (Harty 33). Subs Not Used: Sloan, McKechnie.

Booked: Gilfillan.

Att: 215

Ref: Paul Robertson

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