Peterhead 2-0 Annan Athletic

Rory McAllister scored a brace as Peterhead climbed into the Third Division promotion play-off places with a win over lowly Annan Athletic.

David Cox went close for the hosts early on but could not find a way past Alex Mitchell with a stinging drive.

The visitors tried to rally through Jordan McKechnie but failed to test Blue Toon stopper Graeme Smith.

McAllister had the best chance of the first half and was unlucky to see his effort come back off a post just after the half-hour mark.

But he was not to be denied when he finished from close range following some good work by Martin Bavidge on 70 minutes.

And the striker made sure of all three points with a clinical finish from 12 yards seconds before the final whistle.

Peterhead: Graeme Smith, Sharp, Scott Ross, Ross Smith, Noble, Redman (McGlinchey 90), Cowie (Bavidge 50), Strachan, McAllister, Gilfillan, Cox (Rodgers 88). Subs Not Used: Jarvie, Alexander.

Goals: McAllister 70, 90.

Annan Athletic: Mitchell, Black, McNiff, Swinglehurst, McGowan, Love (Monaghan 79), Jardine, Chaplain, McKechnie (Donley 86), Daly, Hopkirk. Subs Not Used: Summersgill, Blake, Peter Watson.

Booked: Hopkirk, Black.

Att: 483

Ref: Andrew Dallas