Jordan McKechnie's third goal of the season sent East Stirlingshire three points clear at the top of League Two with a win away to Annan Athletic.

After an even start, Shire went in front just before the half hour when Iain Thompson converted from the spot following Peter Bradley's foul.

David Hopkirk equalised from close range after the break.

But McKechnie replied 90 seconds later to lift Shire clear of Clyde and Stirling Albion.

The midfielder provided a cool finish after being set up by Michael Herd.

Annan had been quick out of the traps in the second half and needed only four minutes to level through Hopkirk.

However, the joy was short-lived and there was more misery when Martin McNiff missed a chance to level, heading wide late on.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (3)

Annan Athletic

  • 01 Arthur
  • 04 Mitchell Booked
  • 03 Bradley (Brannan - 62' )
  • 06 Flynn
  • 05 Watson
  • 09 Weatherson
  • 11 Love Booked
  • 02 McNiff
  • 07 Mackay
  • 10 Hopkirk
  • 08 Todd (Davidson - 74' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 12 Anderson
  • 14 Brannan
  • 15 Davidson
  • 16 Jardine
  • 17 Mitchell
  • 18 Moffat
  • 19 Swinglehurst

East Stirlingshire

  • 01 Hay
  • 02 MacGregor
  • 03 McGowan
  • 06 Thomson
  • 05 Bolochoweckyj Booked
  • 04 Townsley
  • 07 O'Donoghue
  • 08 Greenhill
  • 11 Maxwell
  • 09 Turner (Herd - 29' )
  • 10 McKechnie Booked

Substitutes

  • 12 Herd
  • 14 Devlin
  • 15 Tapping
  • 16 McCaughie
  • 17 Gordon
  • 18 Wright
  • 19 Glasgow
Ref: Gavin Ross
Att: 301

Match Stats

Shots

7 10

On target

2 3

Corners

5 9

Fouls

15 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Annan Athletic 1, East Stirling 2.

90:00 +4:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Annan Athletic 1, East Stirling 2.

90:00 +3:38

Attempt missed. David Greenhill (East Stirling) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

90:00 +0:12

Andrew Mitchell (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +0:12

Foul by Michael McGowan (East Stirling).

89:22

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Peter Watson.

88:14 Booking

Booking Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling) is shown the yellow card.

88:08 Booking

Booking Scott Davidson (Annan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

87:58 Booking

Booking Ally Love (Annan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

86:07

Ally Love (Annan Athletic) has gone down, but that's a dive.

82:47

Foul by Peter Weatherson (Annan Athletic).

82:47

Iain Thomson (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:20

Foul by Scott Davidson (Annan Athletic).

81:20

Chris Townsley (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

80:10

Attempt missed. Martin McNiff (Annan Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

79:45

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Graeme MacGregor.

78:48

Matthew Flynn (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78:48

Foul by Mikey Herd (East Stirling).

77:11

Attempt missed. Kenneth Mackay (Annan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is too high.

75:14

Foul by Scott Davidson (Annan Athletic).

75:14

Iain Thomson (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Annan Athletic. Scott Davidson replaces Josh Todd.

70:22 Booking

Booking Andrew Mitchell (Annan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

70:12

Foul by Andrew Mitchell (Annan Athletic).

70:12

Jordan McKechnie (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69:25

Martin McNiff (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69:25

Foul by Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling).

69:13

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Andrew Mitchell.

68:56

Attempt blocked. Chris Townsley (East Stirling) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

68:28

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Peter Weatherson.

68:15

Attempt blocked. Iain Thomson (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

67:36

Foul by Andrew Mitchell (Annan Athletic).

67:36

Michael McGowan (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:13

Attempt missed. Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top left corner following a corner.

64:37

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Martin McNiff.

64:09

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Peter Watson.

61:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Annan Athletic. Kieran Brannan replaces Peter Bradley.

58:11

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

58:11

Foul by Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling).

57:27

Foul by Ally Love (Annan Athletic).

57:27

Jordan McKechnie (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:57 Booking

Booking Jordan McKechnie (East Stirling) is shown the yellow card.

53:47

Matthew Flynn (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:47

Foul by Jordan McKechnie (East Stirling).

50:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Annan Athletic 1, East Stirling 2. Jordan McKechnie (East Stirling) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mikey Herd.

49:40

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Peter Watson.

48:55 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Annan Athletic 1, East Stirling 1. David Hopkirk (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal.

48:16

Attempt saved. Kenneth Mackay (Annan Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

46:39

Foul by Josh Todd (Annan Athletic).

46:39

Chris Townsley (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:35

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Scott Maxwell.

45:00

Second Half begins Annan Athletic 0, East Stirling 1.

45:00 +1:56 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Annan Athletic 0, East Stirling 1.

45:00 +1:39

Foul by Ally Love (Annan Athletic).

45:00 +1:39

Michael McGowan (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

44:14

David Hopkirk (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:14

Foul by David Greenhill (East Stirling).

39:19

Attempt missed. Andrew Mitchell (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

38:19

Foul by Chris Townsley (East Stirling).

38:19

Kenneth Mackay (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:29

Foul by Scott Maxwell (East Stirling).

36:29

David Hopkirk (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:58

Attempt missed. Iain Thomson (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

35:20

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Peter Weatherson.

32:34

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Michael Bolochoweckyj.

31:39

Foul by Mikey Herd (East Stirling).

31:39

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

28:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Stirling. Mikey Herd replaces Kevin Turner because of an injury.

27:41 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Annan Athletic 0, East Stirling 1. Iain Thomson (East Stirling) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

27:19

Penalty East Stirling. Ross O'Donoghue draws a foul in the penalty area.

27:19

Penalty conceded by Peter Bradley (Annan Athletic) after a foul in the penalty area.

25:08

Iain Thomson (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:08

Foul by Martin McNiff (Annan Athletic).

24:35

Attempt missed. Ross O'Donoghue (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

21:46

Foul by Jordan McKechnie (East Stirling).

21:46

Matthew Flynn (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:07

Jordan McKechnie (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:07

Foul by Martin McNiff (Annan Athletic).

15:00

Chris Townsley (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:59

Foul by Josh Todd (Annan Athletic).

12:49

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Graeme MacGregor.

12:17

Foul by Peter Weatherson (Annan Athletic).

12:17

Kevin Turner (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

7:39

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Peter Bradley.

7:09

Attempt missed. Kenneth Mackay (Annan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

6:01

Attempt missed. Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner.

5:20

Foul by Andrew Mitchell (Annan Athletic).

5:20

Scott Maxwell (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:39

Attempt saved. Kevin Turner (East Stirling) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

2:55

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Andrew Mitchell.

1:02

Attempt missed. Kenneth Mackay (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

0:34

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Graeme MacGregor.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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