Scottish League Two
Peterhead3Annan Athletic1

Peterhead 3-1 Annan Athletic

Peterhead opened up an eight-point lead at the top of League Two with victory over second-placed Annan.

The hosts broke the deadlock in the eighth minute when Ryan Strachan rifled in his first goal of the season.

The Blue Toon doubled their advantage when Rory McAllister lifted the ball over keeper Kenny Arthur from 25 yards.

The visitors were handed a lifeline as Peterhead defender Scott Ross nodded the ball into his own net but Steven Noble fired home on 50 minutes.

Annan's Kenneth Mackay came close to pulling one back when he hit a post three minutes from the end but the leaders held on to their two-goal cushion.

Line-ups

Peterhead

  • 1Smith
  • 2Sharp
  • 3NobleBooked at 48mins
  • 4Smith
  • 11Strachan
  • 5Ross
  • 8Redman
  • 6Cowie
  • 7RodgersSubstituted forMcCannat 88'minutes
  • 9McAllisterSubstituted forMcLarenat 83'minutes
  • 10GilfillanBooked at 62minsSubstituted forBrownat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12McLaren
  • 14Brown
  • 15Richardson
  • 16McGlinchey
  • 17Low
  • 18McCann
  • 21Jarvie

Annan Athletic

  • 1Arthur
  • 7Chisholm
  • 3McNiff
  • 2Sloan
  • 5Black
  • 4Watson
  • 8Mitchell
  • 6JardineBooked at 69minsSubstituted forBrannanat 77'minutes
  • 10DavidsonSubstituted forOrsiat 77'minutes
  • 9Mackay
  • 11LoveSubstituted forHendersonat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Brannan
  • 14Bradley
  • 15Flynn
  • 16Moffat
  • 17Mitchell
  • 18Orsi
  • 19Henderson
Attendance:
607

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterheadAway TeamAnnan Athletic
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home15
Away9
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterhead 3, Annan Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Peterhead 3, Annan Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Ryan McCann (Peterhead).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Steven Noble (Peterhead).

  6. Post update

    Daniel Orsi (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Ross Smith (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Kieran Brannan (Annan Athletic).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Scott Ross.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterhead. Ryan McCann replaces Andy Rodgers.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kenneth Mackay (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

  12. Post update

    Kenneth Mackay (Annan Athletic) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterhead. Jordon Brown replaces Bryan Gilfillan.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Dean Cowie (Peterhead).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Peter Watson.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterhead. Fraser McLaren replaces Rory McAllister.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Rory McAllister (Peterhead).

  19. Post update

    Andrew Mitchell (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Redman (Peterhead) with an attempt from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner following a corner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterhead27167455292655
2Annan Athletic27145853391447
3Clyde2712693533242
4Stirling2611784140140
5East Stirlingshire2710893738-138
6Montrose2798103537-235
7Albion2798103234-235
8Berwick2797114339434
9Elgin2676134353-1027
10Queen's Park2736182355-3215
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