Scottish League Two
Elgin2Annan Athletic3

Elgin City 2-3 Annan Athletic

Elgin City's late fight-back was not enough to deny Annan all three points.

Three first-half goals in the space of 10 minutes from did all the damage for the visitors at Borough Briggs.

Alistair Love opened the scoring, but setting up Steven Swinglehurst and Blair Henderson to make it 3-0.

Shane Sutherland pulled one back from Elgin on the hour-mark, and Paul Harkins doubled the home side's tally in injury time giving them hope of an equaliser, but it proved too little.

Line-ups

Elgin

  • 1Black
  • 2BeveridgeSubstituted forMcLeanat 79'minutes
  • 3Finlayson
  • 10Sutherland
  • 4Crighton
  • 5DuffBooked at 90mins
  • 7Gunn
  • 6Harkins
  • 9Wyness
  • 8UrquhartSubstituted forBayneat 70'minutes
  • 11McKenzieSubstituted forMcHardyat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12MacLeod
  • 14MacDonald
  • 15McLean
  • 16McHardy
  • 17Bayne
  • 18Murray
  • 21Jellema

Annan Athletic

  • 1Arthur
  • 2Chisholm
  • 3McNiffBooked at 41mins
  • 4Watson
  • 5Swinglehurst
  • 6Black
  • 7DavidsonSubstituted forSloanat 66'minutes
  • 8Mitchell
  • 10HendersonSubstituted forToddat 78'minutes
  • 9MackaySubstituted forOrsiat 90+6'minutes
  • 11Love

Substitutes

  • 12Brannan
  • 14Bradley
  • 15Jardine
  • 16Orsi
  • 17Mitchell
  • 18Todd
  • 19Sloan
Referee:
John McKendrick
Attendance:
485

Match Stats

Home TeamElginAway TeamAnnan Athletic
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home20
Away13
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home6
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Elgin City 2, Annan Athletic 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Elgin City 2, Annan Athletic 3.

Attempt missed. Graham Bayne (Elgin City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Paul Harkins (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Peter Watson (Annan Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Annan Athletic. Daniel Orsi replaces Kenneth Mackay because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Kenneth Mackay (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Darryl McHardy (Elgin City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Jamie Duff (Elgin City) is shown the yellow card.

Jamie Duff (Elgin City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kenneth Mackay (Annan Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Elgin City 2, Annan Athletic 3. Paul Harkins (Elgin City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Dennis Wyness (Elgin City).

Peter Watson (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Gordon Finlayson (Elgin City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kenneth Mackay (Annan Athletic).

Attempt missed. Graham Bayne (Elgin City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Graham Bayne (Elgin City).

Ally Love (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Martin McNiff.

Attempt blocked. Paul Harkins (Elgin City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Kenneth Mackay (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Craig Gunn (Elgin City) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Elgin City. Ceiran McLean replaces Graeme Beveridge.

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Steven Swinglehurst.

Substitution

Substitution, Annan Athletic. Josh Todd replaces Blair Henderson.

Attempt blocked. Shane Sutherland (Elgin City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Paul Harkins (Elgin City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Elgin City. Darryl McHardy replaces Allen McKenzie.

Attempt missed. Shane Sutherland (Elgin City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Craig Gunn (Elgin City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Elgin City. Graham Bayne replaces Samuel Urquhart.

Attempt saved. Samuel Urquhart (Elgin City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Annan Athletic. Steve Sloan replaces Scott Davidson.

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Peter Watson.

Goal!

Goal! Elgin City 1, Annan Athletic 3. Shane Sutherland (Elgin City) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Paul Harkins.

Dennis Wyness (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steven Swinglehurst (Annan Athletic).

Attempt missed. Shane Sutherland (Elgin City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Blair Henderson.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterhead29187461313061
2Annan Athletic28155856411550
3Clyde2914693934548
4Stirling29118104243-141
5East Stirlingshire29118103840-241
6Montrose29108113742-538
7Berwick29107124842637
8Albion2898113238-635
9Elgin2977154860-1228
10Queen's Park2946192858-3018
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