Scottish League Two
East StirlingshireEast Stirlingshire0Annan AthleticAnnan Athletic1

East Stirlingshire 0-1 Annan Athletic

Annan Athletic had to work hard for a gritty 1-0 win at East Stirlingshire with Josh Todd bagging the only goal.

The Shire belied their status as basement battlers and kept Jim Chapman's men at bay in the first half.

Ryan McStay cleared Ross Fisher's header off the line, while Thomas Orr got on the end of a pinpoint cross, but headed just over the bar.

Despite Shire's bright start to the second half, Annan led when Todd flicked home Ben Jago's long shot.

Line-ups

East Stirlingshire

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Barnard
  • 2Greene
  • 4Townsley
  • 5FisherBooked at 31mins
  • 3Kinnaird
  • 7Russell
  • 8McCabe
  • 6Faulds
  • 11FerriesSubstituted forMcMillanat 74'minutes
  • 9Orr
  • 10McKenna

Substitutes

  • 12Lynas
  • 14Cairnie
  • 15Kay
  • 16Donaldson
  • 17Dolan
  • 18McMillan
  • 19McMullin

Annan Athletic

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Currie
  • 2Jago
  • 4McNiff
  • 5WatsonBooked at 32mins
  • 3Nicoll
  • 7Sloan
  • 6McStaySubstituted forGuyat 85'minutes
  • 8Flynn
  • 11Omar
  • 9OsadolorSubstituted forMcColmat 79'minutes
  • 10Todd

Substitutes

  • 12Hart
  • 14McColm
  • 15McDonald
  • 16Gilfillan
  • 17Park
  • 18Norman
  • 19Guy
Referee:
Graham Beaton
Attendance:
248

Match Stats

Home TeamEast StirlingshireAway TeamAnnan Athletic
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home5
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, East Stirling 0, Annan Athletic 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by David McKenna (East Stirling).

  4. Post update

    Steve Sloan (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Annan Athletic. Lewis Guy replaces Ryan McStay.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Neil McCabe (East Stirling) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Blair Currie.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Townsley (East Stirling) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Josh Todd (Annan Athletic).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andrew Russell (East Stirling) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  12. Post update

    Neil McCabe (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ryan McStay (Annan Athletic).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Annan Athletic. Stuart McColm replaces Smart Osadolor.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kristopher Faulds (East Stirling) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  16. Post update

    Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Ben Jago.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ross Fisher (East Stirling).

  18. Post update

    Kevin Nicoll (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Kevin Nicoll.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, East Stirling. Gavin McMillan replaces Scott Ferries.