Match ends, Peterhead 3, Annan Athletic 1.
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.
- 3NobleBooked at 48mins
- 7RodgersSubstituted forMcCannat 88'minutes
- 9McAllisterSubstituted forMcLarenat 83'minutes
- 10GilfillanBooked at 62minsSubstituted forBrownat 86'minutes
- 6JardineBooked at 69minsSubstituted forBrannanat 77'minutes
- 10DavidsonSubstituted forOrsiat 77'minutes
- 11LoveSubstituted forHendersonat 59'minutes
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Peterhead 3, Annan Athletic 1.
Foul by Ryan McCann (Peterhead).
Steve Sloan (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Steven Noble (Peterhead).
Daniel Orsi (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Ross Smith (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kieran Brannan (Annan Athletic).
Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Scott Ross.
Substitution, Peterhead. Ryan McCann replaces Andy Rodgers.
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.
Kenneth Mackay (Annan Athletic) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.
Substitution, Peterhead. Jordon Brown replaces Bryan Gilfillan.
Foul by Dean Cowie (Peterhead).
Steve Sloan (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Peter Watson.
Substitution, Peterhead. Fraser McLaren replaces Rory McAllister.
Foul by Rory McAllister (Peterhead).
Andrew Mitchell (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
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.