Scottish League Two
Annan Athletic4East Stirlingshire3

Annan Athletic 4-3 East Stirlingshire

A dramatic late fight-back by East Stirlingshire could not prevent them from losing to Annan Athletic.

Peter Weatherson opened for the Galabankies in the second minute with David Hopkirk doubling the lead with a fine long-range shot.

Neil McCabe reduced the deficit but Weatherson restored the gap which Matt Flynn extended with 13 minutes to go.

However, David McKenna and Paul Brennan made it a nervy finish as Shire fell just short of grabbing a point.

Line-ups

Annan Athletic

  • 1Mitchell
  • 3Chisholm
  • 2Black
  • 5Watson
  • 4McNiff
  • 6Sloan
  • 7Flynn
  • 8Logan
  • 11McColmSubstituted forToddat 78'minutes
  • 10Hopkirk
  • 9WeathersonSubstituted forDavidsonat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Brannan
  • 14Davidson
  • 15McStay
  • 16Todd
  • 17Omar
  • 18Liddell
  • 21Gemmell

East Stirlingshire

  • 1Barnard
  • 2GilmourBooked at 53minsSubstituted forBrennanat 73'minutes
  • 4Townsley
  • 5GreeneBooked at 64mins
  • 3Kinnaird
  • 6MacGregor
  • 7Kay
  • 11McCabe
  • 8Brisbane
  • 10McKenna
  • 9Greenhill

Substitutes

  • 12Tapping
  • 14Shields
  • 15Brennan
  • 16Deans
  • 17Quinn
  • 18Vidler
Referee:
Grant Irvine
Attendance:
373

Match Stats

Home TeamAnnan AthleticAway TeamEast Stirlingshire
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Annan Athletic 4, East Stirling 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Annan Athletic 4, East Stirling 3.

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Alex Mitchell.

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Iain Chisholm.

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Alex Mitchell.

Attempt saved. David Greenhill (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Annan Athletic 4, East Stirling 3. Paul Brennan (East Stirling) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by David McKenna following a corner.

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Martin McNiff.

Foul by Matthew Flynn (Annan Athletic).

Andrew Kay (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Chris Townsley.

Substitution

Substitution, Annan Athletic. Scott Davidson replaces Peter Weatherson.

Foul by Neil McCabe (East Stirling).

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

Goal!

Goal! Annan Athletic 4, East Stirling 2. David McKenna (East Stirling) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Brennan.

Attempt missed. Josh Todd (Annan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner following a corner.

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Graeme MacGregor.

Attempt missed. David Hopkirk (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Peter Weatherson (Annan Athletic).

Connor Greene (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Annan Athletic. Josh Todd replaces Stuart McColm.

Goal!

Goal! Annan Athletic 4, East Stirling 1. Matthew Flynn (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by David Hopkirk.

Attempt missed. Connor Greene (East Stirling) header from the left side of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Peter Watson.

Foul by Graeme MacGregor (East Stirling).

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

Substitution

Substitution, East Stirling. Paul Brennan replaces Ross Gilmour.

Andrew Kay (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Steve Sloan (Annan Athletic).

Attempt missed. Steven Brisbane (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

Andrew Kay (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matthew Flynn (Annan Athletic).

Connor Greene (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Peter Weatherson (Annan Athletic).

Booking

Connor Greene (East Stirling) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Connor Greene (East Stirling).

Attempt missed. Graeme MacGregor (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by David McKenna (East Stirling).

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

Attempt saved. Andrew Kay (East Stirling) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arbroath109012471727
2Queen's Park10613169719
3Albion9522138517
4Montrose104151320-713
5Annan Athletic103341314-112
6Clyde103341417-312
7East Fife103251414011
8Berwick102441717010
9East Stirlingshire103071126-159
10Elgin9225912-38
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