Scottish League Two
East Stirlingshire1Annan Athletic3

East Stirlingshire 1-3 Annan Athletic

Peter Weatherson scored a hat-trick as Annan Athletic triumphed against League Two strugglers East Stirlingshire.

The 34-year-old, who went into the contest with 10 goals to his name this season, opened the scoring with a confident finish.

David McKenna's strike levelled matters but Shire were reduced to 10 men when David Bates was dismissed for a tackle on Martin McNiff.

And two Weatherson headers sealed all three points for the visitors.

Line-ups

East Stirlingshire

  • 1BarnardBooked at 82mins
  • 2GreeneBooked at 76mins
  • 4BatesBooked at 50mins
  • 5Townsley
  • 3Kinnaird
  • 7MacGregorBooked at 68mins
  • 8McCabe
  • 6GilmourSubstituted forTrialistat 54'minutes
  • 9Greenhill
  • 10McKenna
  • 11TrialistSubstituted forVidlerat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Vidler
  • 14Bolochoweckyj
  • 15Trialist
  • 16Shields
  • 17Quinn
  • 18Brisbane
  • 19Brennan

Annan Athletic

  • 1Mitchell
  • 2Brannan
  • 4McNiff
  • 5Watson
  • 3Swinglehurst
  • 7Todd
  • 8Flynn
  • 6McStay
  • 11McColmSubstituted forTrialistat 70'minutes
  • 9Weatherson
  • 10Hopkirk

Substitutes

  • 12Cook
  • 14Dickinson
  • 15Logan
  • 16Omar
  • 17Trialist
  • 18Trialist
  • 21Hart
Referee:
Alan Newlands
Attendance:
276

Match Stats

Home TeamEast StirlingshireAway TeamAnnan Athletic
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away11
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, East Stirling 1, Annan Athletic 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, East Stirling 1, Annan Athletic 3.

Goal!

Goal! East Stirling 1, Annan Athletic 3. Peter Weatherson (Annan Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Hopkirk.

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Trialist.

Attempt blocked. Trialist (East Stirling) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Martin McNiff.

Foul by Trialist (Annan Athletic).

Billy Vidler (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Trialist (East Stirling) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Peter Watson (Annan Athletic).

David Greenhill (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Trialist.

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Lloyd Kinnaird.

Foul by Peter Watson (Annan Athletic).

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

Booking

Richard Barnard (East Stirling) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Lloyd Kinnaird.

Attempt missed. David Greenhill (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by David Hopkirk (Annan Athletic).

Neil McCabe (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Connor Greene (East Stirling).

Goal!

Goal! East Stirling 1, Annan Athletic 2. Peter Weatherson (Annan Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Hopkirk.

Substitution

Substitution, East Stirling. Billy Vidler replaces Trialist.

Substitution

Substitution, Annan Athletic. Trialist replaces Stuart McColm.

Attempt saved. Josh Todd (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Connor Greene.

Booking

Graeme MacGregor (East Stirling) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Graeme MacGregor (East Stirling).

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

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Chris Townsley.

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Stuart McColm.

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Alex Mitchell.

Attempt saved. Neil McCabe (East Stirling) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Steven Swinglehurst.

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Peter Watson.

Foul by David McKenna (East Stirling).

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

Attempt saved. Neil McCabe (East Stirling) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arbroath20142447212644
2Queen's Park21125432151741
3Albion19124331121940
4Berwick2076737271027
5Annan Athletic217682830-227
6East Fife195682528-321
7Montrose2155112544-1920
8Clyde2054112236-1419
9East Stirlingshire2061132245-2319
10Elgin174581829-1117
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