Scottish League Two
Peterhead3Annan Athletic1

Peterhead 3-1 Annan Athletic

Peterhead opened up an eight-point lead at the top of League Two with victory over second-placed Annan.

The hosts broke the deadlock in the eighth minute when Ryan Strachan rifled in his first goal of the season.

The Blue Toon doubled their advantage when Rory McAllister lifted the ball over keeper Kenny Arthur from 25 yards.

The visitors were handed a lifeline as Peterhead defender Scott Ross nodded the ball into his own net but Steven Noble fired home on 50 minutes.

Annan's Kenneth Mackay came close to pulling one back when he hit a post three minutes from the end but the leaders held on to their two-goal cushion.

Line-ups

Peterhead

  • 1Smith
  • 2Sharp
  • 3NobleBooked at 48mins
  • 4Smith
  • 11Strachan
  • 5Ross
  • 8Redman
  • 6Cowie
  • 7RodgersSubstituted forMcCannat 88'minutes
  • 9McAllisterSubstituted forMcLarenat 83'minutes
  • 10GilfillanBooked at 62minsSubstituted forBrownat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12McLaren
  • 14Brown
  • 15Richardson
  • 16McGlinchey
  • 17Low
  • 18McCann
  • 21Jarvie

Annan Athletic

  • 1Arthur
  • 7Chisholm
  • 3McNiff
  • 2Sloan
  • 5Black
  • 4Watson
  • 8Mitchell
  • 6JardineBooked at 69minsSubstituted forBrannanat 77'minutes
  • 10DavidsonSubstituted forOrsiat 77'minutes
  • 9Mackay
  • 11LoveSubstituted forHendersonat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Brannan
  • 14Bradley
  • 15Flynn
  • 16Moffat
  • 17Mitchell
  • 18Orsi
  • 19Henderson
Attendance:
607

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterheadAway TeamAnnan Athletic
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home15
Away9
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Peterhead 3, Annan Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterhead 3, Annan Athletic 1.

Foul by Ryan McCann (Peterhead).

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

Foul by Steven Noble (Peterhead).

Daniel Orsi (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Ross Smith (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kieran Brannan (Annan Athletic).

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Scott Ross.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterhead. Ryan McCann replaces Andy Rodgers.

Attempt missed. Kenneth Mackay (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Kenneth Mackay (Annan Athletic) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterhead. Jordon Brown replaces Bryan Gilfillan.

Foul by Dean Cowie (Peterhead).

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

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Peter Watson.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterhead. Fraser McLaren replaces Rory McAllister.

Foul by Rory McAllister (Peterhead).

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

Attempt missed. Jamie Redman (Peterhead) with an attempt from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner following a corner.

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Iain Chisholm.

Substitution

Substitution, Annan Athletic. Kieran Brannan replaces Chris Jardine.

Substitution

Substitution, Annan Athletic. Daniel Orsi replaces Scott Davidson.

Attempt missed. Rory McAllister (Peterhead) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Peter Watson.

Ross Smith (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kenneth Mackay (Annan Athletic).

Booking

Chris Jardine (Annan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Bryan Gilfillan (Peterhead) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chris Jardine (Annan Athletic).

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Jamie Redman.

Dean Cowie (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Jardine (Annan Athletic).

Booking

Bryan Gilfillan (Peterhead) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Bryan Gilfillan (Peterhead).

Steve Sloan (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Steven Noble.

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Graeme Sharp.

Foul by Steven Noble (Peterhead).

Scott Davidson (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Peterhead2716742655
2Annan Athletic2714581447
3Clyde271269242
4Stirling261178140
5East Stirling271089-138
6Montrose279810-235
7Albion279810-235
8Berwick279711434
9Elgin267613-1027
10Queen's Park273618-3215
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