Second-place Annan Athletic beat Peterhead to move to within eight points of the League Two leaders.

The visitors opened the scoring through Rory McAllister's free-kick before Annan's Ally Love had his penalty saved by Graeme Smith.

A free-kick by Andrew Mitchell brought the hosts level after the break.

And Love atoned for his earlier miss by firing the winner before Peterhead's Ross Smith was dismissed for serious foul play.

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (4)

Annan Athletic

  • 01 Arthur
  • 07 Todd
  • 11 Love Booked (Brannan - 84' )
  • 05 Swinglehurst
  • 04 Watson
  • 02 Chisholm
  • 03 McNiff
  • 06 Black
  • 10 Henderson (Davidson - 84' Booked )
  • 09 Mackay
  • 08 Mitchell Booked

Substitutes

  • 12 Brannan
  • 14 Bradley
  • 15 Davidson
  • 16 Moffat
  • 17 Mitchell
  • 18 Hopkirk
  • 19 Caldwell

Peterhead

  • 01 Smith
  • 02 Sharp
  • 03 Noble
  • 10 Gilfillan Booked (Brown - 63' Booked )
  • 05 Ross
  • 11 Strachan
  • 08 Redman
  • 06 Cowie (McLaren - 67' )
  • 09 McAllister
  • 07 Rodgers Booked
  • 04 Smith Dismissed

Substitutes

  • 12 McLaren
  • 14 Brown
  • 15 McGlinchey
  • 16 Richardson
  • 17 Low
  • 18 McCann
  • 21 Jarvie
Ref: Alan Newlands
Att: 452

Match Stats

Shots

10 14

On target

6 5

Corners

6 2

Fouls

13 18

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Annan Athletic 2, Peterhead 1.

90:00 +5:10 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Annan Athletic 2, Peterhead 1.

90:00 +4:12

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Graeme Smith.

90:00 +2:34

Attempt saved. Jordon Brown (Peterhead) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

90:00 +1:26

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

90:00 +0:26 Booking

Booking Jordon Brown (Peterhead) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +0:20

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

90:00 +0:20

Foul by Jordon Brown (Peterhead).

88:36

Foul by Iain Chisholm (Annan Athletic).

88:36

Graeme Sharp (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:37 Booking

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

86:51 Booking

Booking Andy Rodgers (Peterhead) is shown the yellow card.

85:51 Dismissal

Dismissal Ross Smith (Peterhead) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

85:43

Kieran Brannan (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:43

Foul by Ross Smith (Peterhead).

84:33

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

84:33

Foul by Fraser McLaren (Peterhead).

83:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Annan Athletic. Kieran Brannan replaces Ally Love.

83:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Annan Athletic. Scott Davidson replaces Blair Henderson.

82:19

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Steven Swinglehurst.

81:57

Hand ball by Blair Henderson (Annan Athletic).

79:35

Ally Love (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:35

Foul by Jamie Redman (Peterhead).

78:31

Attempt missed. Rory McAllister (Peterhead) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

76:36

Attempt saved. Steven Noble (Peterhead) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

75:24 Booking

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

75:15

Foul by Ally Love (Annan Athletic).

75:15

Rory McAllister (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:46

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Scott Ross.

73:29

Attempt missed. Jordon Brown (Peterhead) header from the centre of the box is too high.

73:00

Rory McAllister (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72:54

Foul by Peter Watson (Annan Athletic).

70:53

Attempt missed. Jamie Redman (Peterhead) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

68:40

Blair Henderson (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:40

Foul by Ross Smith (Peterhead).

66:55

Ross Smith (Peterhead) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:55

Foul by Iain Chisholm (Annan Athletic).

66:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterhead. Fraser McLaren replaces Dean Cowie.

65:41

Attempt saved. Rory McAllister (Peterhead) header from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

65:00

Graeme Sharp (Peterhead) wins a free kick on the left wing.

64:57

Foul by Blair Henderson (Annan Athletic).

62:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterhead. Jordon Brown replaces Bryan Gilfillan.

57:55

Hand ball by Andy Rodgers (Peterhead).

56:56

Attempt missed. Steven Swinglehurst (Annan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

56:28

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Strachan.

55:41

Attempt missed. Rory McAllister (Peterhead) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

55:00

Rory McAllister (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:55

Foul by Peter Watson (Annan Athletic).

54:22 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Annan Athletic 2, Peterhead 1. Ally Love (Annan Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

53:15

Jamie Redman (Peterhead) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

52:52

Andy Rodgers (Peterhead) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

51:44 Booking

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

51:34

Bryan Gilfillan (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:34

Foul by Andrew Mitchell (Annan Athletic).

50:49

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

48:20

Attempt missed. Bryan Gilfillan (Peterhead) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

47:00

Andrew Mitchell (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:57

Foul by Dean Cowie (Peterhead).

46:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Annan Athletic 1, Peterhead 1. Andrew Mitchell (Annan Athletic) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

45:18

Foul by Scott Ross (Peterhead).

45:18

Blair Henderson (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Annan Athletic 0, Peterhead 1.

45:00 +1:14 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Annan Athletic 0, Peterhead 1.

45:00 +0:51

Attempt missed. Bryan Gilfillan (Peterhead) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

39:31

Foul by Rory McAllister (Peterhead).

39:31

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

39:06

Andrew Mitchell (Annan Athletic) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

35:00

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Graeme Smith.

34:41

Attempt saved. Martin McNiff (Annan Athletic) left footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the top right corner.

33:28

Attempt saved. Jamie Redman (Peterhead) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

33:00

Graeme Sharp (Peterhead) wins a free kick on the right wing.

32:53

Foul by Josh Todd (Annan Athletic).

31:46

Foul by Bryan Gilfillan (Peterhead).

31:46

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

31:09

Attempt saved. Peter Watson (Annan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

30:38

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Graeme Sharp.

30:09

Foul by Dean Cowie (Peterhead).

30:09

Blair Henderson (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:46

Foul by Jamie Redman (Peterhead).

26:46

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

23:21 Booking

Booking Bryan Gilfillan (Peterhead) is shown the yellow card.

23:00

Rory McAllister (Peterhead) wins a free kick on the right wing.

22:38

Foul by Peter Watson (Annan Athletic).

21:28

Penalty saved! Ally Love (Annan Athletic) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

20:35

Penalty conceded by Steven Noble (Peterhead) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

19:41

Foul by Dean Cowie (Peterhead).

19:41

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

19:23

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

17:35

Foul by Rory McAllister (Peterhead).

17:35

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

15:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Annan Athletic 0, Peterhead 1. Rory McAllister (Peterhead) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

15:00

Rory McAllister (Peterhead) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14:56

Foul by Steven Black (Annan Athletic).

13:20

Corner, Peterhead. Conceded by Andrew Mitchell.

12:47

Ross Smith (Peterhead) wins a free kick on the right wing.

12:47

Foul by Blair Henderson (Annan Athletic).

11:47

Hand ball by Jamie Redman (Peterhead).

9:07

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Strachan.

6:00

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

5:55

Foul by Jamie Redman (Peterhead).

3:29

Foul by Scott Ross (Peterhead).

3:29

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

2:13

Hand ball by Martin McNiff (Annan Athletic).

1:27

Attempt missed. Andy Rodgers (Peterhead) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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