Scottish League Two
ArbroathArbroath2Annan AthleticAnnan Athletic1

Arbroath 2-1 Annan Athletic

Craig Watson's header set Arbroath back to winning ways with a Scottish League Two victory over Annan Athletic.

After a scoreless first half, Hamilton Academical's on-loan defender Watson nodded the hosts into the lead moments into the second period.

And Martin McNiff's own goal doubled the advantage.

Annan's Peter Weatherson fired home a penalty late on after Watson had handled, but the hosts were able to hold out for the win.

Line-ups

Arbroath

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Wilson
  • 4Little
  • 5WatsonBooked at 89mins
  • 3Lowdon
  • 6Whatley
  • 8Gold
  • 7Linn
  • 10SkellySubstituted forHesterat 70'minutes
  • 11Ramsay
  • 9Rutherford

Substitutes

  • 12Munro
  • 14Hester
  • 15Reid
  • 16Alvarez
  • 17Grehan
  • 18Stewart
  • 21Brodie

Annan Athletic

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Hart
  • 3SwinglehurstSubstituted forGilfillanat 22'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 5Watson
  • 4McNiff
  • 2BlackSubstituted forFinnieat 60'minutes
  • 6Sloan
  • 8Flynn
  • 7OmarBooked at 49mins
  • 11McDonaldSubstituted forOsadolorat 66'minutes
  • 10Todd
  • 9Weatherson

Substitutes

  • 12Currie
  • 14Finnie
  • 15McStay
  • 16Osadolor
  • 17McColm
  • 18Park
  • 21Gilfillan
Referee:
Mike Roncone
Attendance:
616

Match Stats

Home TeamArbroathAway TeamAnnan Athletic
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Arbroath 2, Annan Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Arbroath 2, Annan Athletic 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Peter Weatherson (Annan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Greg Rutherford (Arbroath).

  5. Post update

    Ryan Finnie (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Craig Wilson.

  7. Post update

    Greg Rutherford (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Finnie (Annan Athletic).

  9. Booking

    Craig Watson (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Arbroath 2, Annan Athletic 1. Peter Weatherson (Annan Athletic) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Craig Watson (Arbroath) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Allan Fleming.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Peter Weatherson (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Lowdon (Arbroath).

  15. Post update

    Rabin Omar (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Mark Whatley (Arbroath).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Booking

    Bryan Gilfillan (Annan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Kane Hester (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Bryan Gilfillan (Annan Athletic).