Scottish League Two
Annan AthleticAnnan Athletic4East StirlingshireEast Stirlingshire3

Annan Athletic 4-3 East Stirlingshire

A dramatic late fight-back by East Stirlingshire could not prevent them from losing to Annan Athletic.

Peter Weatherson opened for the Galabankies in the second minute with David Hopkirk doubling the lead with a fine long-range shot.

Neil McCabe reduced the deficit but Weatherson restored the gap which Matt Flynn extended with 13 minutes to go.

However, David McKenna and Paul Brennan made it a nervy finish as Shire fell just short of grabbing a point.

Line-ups

Annan Athletic

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Mitchell
  • 3Chisholm
  • 2Black
  • 5Watson
  • 4McNiff
  • 6Sloan
  • 7Flynn
  • 8Logan
  • 11McColmSubstituted forToddat 78'minutes
  • 10Hopkirk
  • 9WeathersonSubstituted forDavidsonat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Brannan
  • 14Davidson
  • 15McStay
  • 16Todd
  • 17Omar
  • 18Liddell
  • 21Gemmell

East Stirlingshire

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Barnard
  • 2GilmourBooked at 53minsSubstituted forBrennanat 73'minutes
  • 4Townsley
  • 5GreeneBooked at 64mins
  • 3Kinnaird
  • 6MacGregor
  • 7Kay
  • 11McCabe
  • 8Brisbane
  • 10McKenna
  • 9Greenhill

Substitutes

  • 12Tapping
  • 14Shields
  • 15Brennan
  • 16Deans
  • 17Quinn
  • 18Vidler
Referee:
Grant Irvine
Attendance:
373

Match Stats

Home TeamAnnan AthleticAway TeamEast Stirlingshire
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Annan Athletic 4, East Stirling 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Annan Athletic 4, East Stirling 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Alex Mitchell.

  4. Post update

    Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Iain Chisholm.

  5. Post update

    Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Alex Mitchell.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Greenhill (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Annan Athletic 4, East Stirling 3. Paul Brennan (East Stirling) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by David McKenna following a corner.

  8. Post update

    Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Martin McNiff.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Flynn (Annan Athletic).

  10. Post update

    Andrew Kay (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Chris Townsley.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Annan Athletic. Scott Davidson replaces Peter Weatherson.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Neil McCabe (East Stirling).

  14. Post update

    Steven Logan (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Annan Athletic 4, East Stirling 2. David McKenna (East Stirling) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Brennan.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Todd (Annan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner following a corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Graeme MacGregor.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Hopkirk (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Peter Weatherson (Annan Athletic).

  20. Post update

    Connor Greene (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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