Scottish League Two
Annan Athletic2East Fife1

Annan Athletic 2-1 East Fife

Annan Athletic stayed in touch with the Scottish League Two promotion play-off places with a late win over East Fife.

Ryan McStay gave the home side a flying start when he lashed home a loose ball in the penalty area.

East Fife were awarded a penalty after Steven Black fouled Nathan Austun but Fraser Muller fired over.

Austin did find the net with a neat finish and it looked as though it would secure the Fifers a point until Martin McNiff headed in an added-time winner.

Line-ups

Annan Athletic

  • 1Hart
  • 2BlackBooked at 11mins
  • 5Watson
  • 3SwinglehurstBooked at 51mins
  • 4McNiffBooked at 84mins
  • 7MitchellSubstituted forLoganat 45'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 6Sloan
  • 8McStay
  • 10Todd
  • 11Ndanjong
  • 9Weatherson

Substitutes

  • 12Brown
  • 14Dickinson
  • 15Logan
  • 16Liddell
  • 17Omar
  • 18Wadge
  • 21Mitchell

East Fife

  • 1Fleming
  • 3Smith
  • 4Etxabeguren
  • 5Page
  • 2NaysmithSubstituted forBarrat 78'minutes
  • 7DicksonSubstituted forCookat 71'minutes
  • 6MullenBooked at 71mins
  • 8Brown
  • 11Leyden
  • 10Smith
  • 19Austin

Substitutes

  • 12Barr
  • 14Cook
  • 15McAleer
  • 16Riordan
  • 17Adeyemo
  • 21Millar
Referee:
Barry Cook
Attendance:
419

Match Stats

Home TeamAnnan AthleticAway TeamEast Fife
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home9
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Annan Athletic 2, East Fife 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Annan Athletic 2, East Fife 1.

Goal!

Goal! Annan Athletic 2, East Fife 1. Martin McNiff (Annan Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Steven Black.

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Ross Brown.

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Ross Brown.

Attempt missed. Peter Weatherson (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Steven Logan (Annan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Lewis Barr (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steven Logan (Annan Athletic).

Attempt missed. Jonathan Page (East Fife) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Peter Watson.

Booking

Martin McNiff (Annan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Martin McNiff (Annan Athletic).

Nathan Austin (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Lewis Barr replaces Gary Naysmith because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Martin McNiff (Annan Athletic) header from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Jordan Leyden.

Foul by Peter Watson (Annan Athletic).

Kevin Smith (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Ryan McStay (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Leyden (East Fife).

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

Foul by Jordan Leyden (East Fife).

Booking

Fraser Mullen (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Fraser Mullen (East Fife).

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Alan Cook replaces Sean Dickson.

Foul by Peter Watson (Annan Athletic).

Kevin Smith (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Nathan Austin (East Fife) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Jordan Hart.

Attempt blocked. Kevin Smith (East Fife) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Foul by Steven Logan (Annan Athletic).

Sean Dickson (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Steven Black.

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Julen Etxabeguren Leanizbarrutia.

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

Foul by Sean Dickson (East Fife).

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Fraser Mullen.

Attempt missed. Sean Dickson (East Fife) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Albion34214955312467
2Queen's Park34179850311960
3Arbroath341571259451452
4East Fife34138135047347
5Elgin34129135050045
6Annan Athletic34128144749-244
7Berwick3411101360491143
8East Stirlingshire34133183860-2242
9Clyde34118153750-1341
10Montrose3496193973-3433
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