Scottish League Two
Annan AthleticAnnan Athletic1East StirlingshireEast Stirlingshire2

Annan Athletic 1-2 East Stirlingshire

Jordan McKechnie's third goal of the season sent East Stirlingshire three points clear at the top of League Two with a win away to Annan Athletic.

After an even start, Shire went in front just before the half hour when Iain Thompson converted from the spot following Peter Bradley's foul.

David Hopkirk equalised from close range after the break.

But McKechnie replied 90 seconds later to lift Shire clear of Clyde and Stirling Albion.

The midfielder provided a cool finish after being set up by Michael Herd.

Annan had been quick out of the traps in the second half and needed only four minutes to level through Hopkirk.

However, the joy was short-lived and there was more misery when Martin McNiff missed a chance to level, heading wide late on.

Line-ups

Annan Athletic

  • 1Arthur
  • 4MitchellBooked at 71mins
  • 3BradleySubstituted forBrannanat 62'minutes
  • 6Flynn
  • 5Watson
  • 9Weatherson
  • 11LoveBooked at 88mins
  • 2McNiff
  • 7Mackay
  • 10Hopkirk
  • 8ToddSubstituted forDavidsonat 74'minutesBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 12Anderson
  • 14Brannan
  • 15Davidson
  • 16Jardine
  • 17Mitchell
  • 18Moffat
  • 19Swinglehurst

East Stirlingshire

  • 1Hay
  • 2MacGregor
  • 3McGowan
  • 6Thomson
  • 5BolochoweckyjBooked at 89mins
  • 4Townsley
  • 7O'Donoghue
  • 8Greenhill
  • 11Maxwell
  • 9TurnerSubstituted forHerdat 29'minutes
  • 10McKechnieBooked at 54mins

Substitutes

  • 12Herd
  • 14Devlin
  • 15Tapping
  • 16McCaughie
  • 17Gordon
  • 18Wright
  • 19Glasgow
Referee:
Gavin Ross
Attendance:
301

Match Stats

Home TeamAnnan AthleticAway TeamEast Stirlingshire
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Annan Athletic 1, East Stirling 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Greenhill (East Stirling) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  4. Post update

    Andrew Mitchell (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Michael McGowan (East Stirling).

  6. Post update

    Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Peter Watson.

  7. Booking

    Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Booking

    Scott Davidson (Annan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Booking

    Ally Love (Annan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Ally Love (Annan Athletic) has gone down, but that's a dive.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Peter Weatherson (Annan Athletic).

  12. Post update

    Iain Thomson (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Scott Davidson (Annan Athletic).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Martin McNiff (Annan Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Graeme MacGregor.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Mikey Herd (East Stirling).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kenneth Mackay (Annan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Scott Davidson (Annan Athletic).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1East Stirlingshire106131715219
2Stirling105141415-116
3Clyde105141112-116
4Annan Athletic94231916314
5Montrose104241714314
6Peterhead93421513213
7Elgin103431918113
8Berwick103341511412
9Albion103341312112
10Queen's Park101361125-146
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