Scottish League Two
Annan AthleticAnnan Athletic4MontroseMontrose3

Annan Athletic 4-3 Montrose

Annan Athletic fell short in their bid for a play-off spot despite a home win against Montrose thanks to defender Martin McNiff's late header.

Peter Weatherson gave Annan the lead and then doubled their advantage.

Montrose forward Gary Wood and Annan's Junior Ogen scored, but Ross Campbell netted twice to level the scores.

McNiff rose to head home Annan's winner with five minutes left, but it was not enough to put them into Scottish League Two's top four.

Bottom side Montrose will face Highland League side Brora Rangers in the League Two play-off final after the latter beat Edinburgh City in the semi-final.

Line-ups

Annan Athletic

  • 1Mitchell
  • 5Watson
  • 2Black
  • 3Swinglehurst
  • 4McNiffSubstituted forOmarat 89'minutes
  • 7Mitchell
  • 6SloanSubstituted forFlynnat 89'minutes
  • 8McStay
  • 10Todd
  • 9Weatherson
  • 11Ndanjong

Substitutes

  • 12Flynn
  • 14Johnstone
  • 15Liddell
  • 16Logan
  • 17Omar
  • 18Wadge
  • 21Gemmell

Montrose

  • 1McKenzie
  • 2Cameron
  • 5MoyesSubstituted forGrahamat 52'minutes
  • 6Watson
  • 3Steeves
  • 7JohnstonSubstituted forMcIntoshat 63'minutes
  • 4McCordSubstituted forMassonat 74'minutes
  • 8Webster
  • 11Campbell
  • 9Wood
  • 10Milne

Substitutes

  • 12Masson
  • 14Banjo
  • 15Johnston
  • 16O'Neill
  • 17McIntosh
  • 18Graham
  • 21McCafferty
Referee:
Kevin Graham
Attendance:
386

Match Stats

Home TeamAnnan AthleticAway TeamMontrose
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home18
Away18
Shots on Target
Home6
Away10
Corners
Home6
Away14
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Annan Athletic 4, Montrose 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Annan Athletic 4, Montrose 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Alex Mitchell.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Terry Masson (Montrose) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Peter Weatherson (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Ryan McStay (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Terry Masson (Montrose).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Peter Weatherson (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Annan Athletic. Rabin Omar replaces Martin McNiff.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Annan Athletic. Matthew Flynn replaces Steve Sloan.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Annan Athletic 4, Montrose 3. Martin McNiff (Annan Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andrew Mitchell.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Todd (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Martin McNiff (Annan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Graham Webster (Montrose).

  15. Post update

    Josh Todd (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Annan Athletic 3, Montrose 3. Ross Campbell (Montrose) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Declan Milne.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Terry Masson (Montrose).

  18. Post update

    Peter Weatherson (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Annan Athletic 3, Montrose 2. Ross Campbell (Montrose) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Leighton McIntosh.

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Albion36225961332871
2Queen's Park361710951341761
3Arbroath361681265461956
4East Fife36158135648853
5Annan Athletic36148145656050
6Clyde36138154050-1047
7Elgin36129155558-345
8Berwick361110156057343
9East Stirlingshire36134194066-2643
10Montrose3696214278-3633
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