Scottish League Two
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Stirling Albion 1-0 Annan Athletic

Annan Athletic saw their Scottish League Two title bid suffer a blow with an away defeat by Stirling Albion.

Josh Todd fired just wide for Annan following a breakaway move and Matthew Flynn shot to the right from outside the box.

Stirling's Mark Lamont was just off target with a shot from outside the box, which was just wide.

But Philip Johnston scored from close range and - try as they might - the leaders could not score an equaliser.

Line-ups

Stirling

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Smith
  • 2Verlaque
  • 4McGeachie
  • 5Smith
  • 3McKinlay
  • 7LamontSubstituted forJohnstonat 72'minutes
  • 6Mazel
  • 8Robertson
  • 11DicksonSubstituted forHamiltonat 90+5'minutes
  • 9Doris
  • 10SmithSubstituted forDavidsonat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Hamilton
  • 14Johnston
  • 15Comrie
  • 16Cunningham
  • 17Binnie
  • 18Kouider-Aissa
  • 19Davidson

Annan Athletic

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Hart
  • 5WatsonSubstituted forParkat 84'minutes
  • 2Black
  • 3Swinglehurst
  • 4McNiff
  • 7Finnie
  • 6Ferguson
  • 8Flynn
  • 11OmarSubstituted forMcColmat 73'minutes
  • 9Weatherson
  • 10ToddSubstituted forOsadolorat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Currie
  • 14Osadolor
  • 15McStay
  • 16McColm
  • 17Watson
  • 18Park
  • 21Norman
Referee:
David Lowe
Attendance:
624

Match Stats

Home TeamStirlingAway TeamAnnan Athletic
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stirling Albion 1, Annan Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stirling Albion 1, Annan Athletic 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Stirling Albion. Lee Hamilton replaces Sean Dickson.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Peter Weatherson (Annan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Steven Swinglehurst.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Stirling Albion. Scott Davidson replaces Darren L. Smith.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stuart McColm (Annan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ross McGeachie (Stirling Albion).

  11. Post update

    Steven Black (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Ross McGeachie.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Annan Athletic. Smart Osadolor replaces Josh Todd.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Annan Athletic. Liam Park replaces Peter Watson.

  15. Post update

    Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Peter Watson (Annan Athletic).

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sean Dickson (Stirling Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Martin McNiff.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Ross Smith.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Stirling Albion 1, Annan Athletic 0. Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Darren L. Smith.

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