Scottish League Two
Arbroath3Annan Athletic2

Arbroath 3-2 Annan Athletic

Arbroath maintained their three-point lead at the top of League Two but were made to sweat against Annan Athletic.

Strikes by Jack Smith and Dylan Carreiro within three second-half minutes added to Robert Linn's opener, a cross that ended in the net.

That appeared to make the game safe but the visitors rallied late on.

Ryan McStay's free-kick went straight through the wall and past Marc McCallum before Scott Davidson's shot registered a second for Annan.

Line-ups

Arbroath

  • 1McCallum
  • 2Little
  • 4Nicoll
  • 5El-Zubaidi
  • 3Johnstone
  • 7Linn
  • 8Hunter
  • 6Whatley
  • 11CarreiroSubstituted forLowdonat 71'minutes
  • 10MurraySubstituted forMcManusat 75'minutes
  • 9SmithSubstituted forBuchanat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12McManus
  • 14Buchan
  • 15McBride
  • 16Lowdon
  • 17Lindsay
  • 21Morrison

Annan Athletic

  • 1Mitchell
  • 3Chisholm
  • 2Black
  • 5WatsonBooked at 39mins
  • 4McNiff
  • 10HopkirkSubstituted forDavidsonat 30'minutes
  • 6Sloan
  • 8McStayBooked at 70mins
  • 11Todd
  • 9WeathersonSubstituted forSwinglehurstat 65'minutes
  • 7FlynnSubstituted forBrannanat 50'minutesBooked at 67mins

Substitutes

  • 12Brannan
  • 14Davidson
  • 15Logan
  • 16Omar
  • 17Swinglehurst
  • 18McColm
  • 21Murray
Referee:
Steven Kirkland
Attendance:
577

Match Stats

Home TeamArbroathAway TeamAnnan Athletic
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Arbroath 3, Annan Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Arbroath 3, Annan Athletic 2.

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

Foul by Paul McManus (Arbroath).

Goal!

Goal! Arbroath 3, Annan Athletic 2. Scott Davidson (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Adam Hunter (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Arbroath 3, Annan Athletic 1. Ryan McStay (Annan Athletic) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Ali El-Zubaidi (Arbroath).

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

Foul by Adam Hunter (Arbroath).

Ryan McStay (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Paul McManus replaces Simon Murray.

Foul by Mark Whatley (Arbroath).

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

Attempt missed. Adam Hunter (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Adam Hunter (Arbroath).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Kevin Buchan replaces Jack Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Jordan Lowdon replaces Dylan Carreiro.

Booking

Ryan McStay (Annan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Adam Hunter (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan McStay (Annan Athletic).

Booking

Kieran Brannan (Annan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Dylan Carreiro (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kieran Brannan (Annan Athletic).

Mark Whatley (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Scott Davidson (Annan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Annan Athletic. Steven Swinglehurst replaces Peter Weatherson.

Attempt missed. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

Foul by Craig Johnstone (Arbroath).

Scott Davidson (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Arbroath 3, Annan Athletic 0. Dylan Carreiro (Arbroath) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the top right corner. Assisted by Simon Murray.

Bobby Linn (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Steve Sloan (Annan Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Arbroath 2, Annan Athletic 0. Jack Smith (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Hand ball by Adam Hunter (Arbroath).

Substitution

Substitution, Annan Athletic. Kieran Brannan replaces Matthew Flynn.

Attempt saved. Jack Smith (Arbroath) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arbroath15111334142034
2Queen's Park15101427121531
3Albion1593324111330
4East Fife155552218420
5Berwick155462822619
6Annan Athletic154561922-317
7Montrose155281733-1617
8East Stirlingshire155191732-1516
9Clyde154381728-1115
10Elgin152581225-1311
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