Scottish League Two
East Stirlingshire0Annan Athletic1

East Stirlingshire 0-1 Annan Athletic

Annan Athletic had to work hard for a gritty 1-0 win at East Stirlingshire with Josh Todd bagging the only goal.

The Shire belied their status as basement battlers and kept Jim Chapman's men at bay in the first half.

Ryan McStay cleared Ross Fisher's header off the line, while Thomas Orr got on the end of a pinpoint cross, but headed just over the bar.

Despite Shire's bright start to the second half, Annan led when Todd flicked home Ben Jago's long shot.

Line-ups

East Stirlingshire

  • 1Barnard
  • 2Greene
  • 4Townsley
  • 5FisherBooked at 31mins
  • 3Kinnaird
  • 7Russell
  • 8McCabe
  • 6Faulds
  • 11FerriesSubstituted forMcMillanat 74'minutes
  • 9Orr
  • 10McKenna

Substitutes

  • 12Lynas
  • 14Cairnie
  • 15Kay
  • 16Donaldson
  • 17Dolan
  • 18McMillan
  • 19McMullin

Annan Athletic

  • 1Currie
  • 2Jago
  • 4McNiff
  • 5WatsonBooked at 32mins
  • 3Nicoll
  • 7Sloan
  • 6McStaySubstituted forGuyat 85'minutes
  • 8Flynn
  • 11Omar
  • 9OsadolorSubstituted forMcColmat 79'minutes
  • 10Todd

Substitutes

  • 12Hart
  • 14McColm
  • 15McDonald
  • 16Gilfillan
  • 17Park
  • 18Norman
  • 19Guy
Referee:
Graham Beaton
Attendance:
248

Match Stats

Home TeamEast StirlingshireAway TeamAnnan Athletic
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home5
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, East Stirling 0, Annan Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, East Stirling 0, Annan Athletic 1.

Foul by David McKenna (East Stirling).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Annan Athletic. Lewis Guy replaces Ryan McStay.

Attempt blocked. Neil McCabe (East Stirling) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Blair Currie.

Attempt saved. Chris Townsley (East Stirling) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

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

Foul by Josh Todd (Annan Athletic).

Attempt missed. Andrew Russell (East Stirling) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Foul by Ryan McStay (Annan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Annan Athletic. Stuart McColm replaces Smart Osadolor.

Attempt missed. Kristopher Faulds (East Stirling) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Ben Jago.

Foul by Ross Fisher (East Stirling).

Kevin Nicoll (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Kevin Nicoll.

Substitution

Substitution, East Stirling. Gavin McMillan replaces Scott Ferries.

Attempt missed. David McKenna (East Stirling) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Kevin Nicoll (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Richard Barnard.

Attempt saved. Matthew Flynn (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Ryan McStay (Annan Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! East Stirling 0, Annan Athletic 1. Josh Todd (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Peter Watson (Annan Athletic).

Scott Ferries (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. David McKenna (East Stirling) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Second Half

Second Half begins East Stirling 0, Annan Athletic 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, East Stirling 0, Annan Athletic 0.

Attempt missed. Thomas Orr (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Ross Fisher (East Stirling) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Matthew Flynn (Annan Athletic).

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

Foul by Smart Osadolor (Annan Athletic).

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

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

Foul by Thomas Orr (East Stirling).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1East Fife26135843311244
2Elgin2513484334943
3Queen's Park2411583021938
4Annan Athletic2411584337638
5Stirling2410593427735
6Clyde2210393226633
7Montrose2695123953-1432
8Arbroath2494113332131
9Berwick2474133046-1625
10East Stirlingshire2372143252-2023
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