Stirling Albion remained in the League Two play-off zone after beating fellow promotion chasers Annan Athletic.

Albion took the lead in the first half when David Weatherston fired into the net from a Phillip Johnston cross.

Weatherston converted another Johnston cross after the break as Stirling doubled their advantage.

Blair Henderson's penalty, following Jamie Bishop's handball, reduced Annan's deficit but there was to be no equaliser for the hosts.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Annan Athletic

  • 01 Arthur
  • 02 Chisholm
  • 11 Love (Hopkirk - 75' )
  • 06 Black
  • 05 Swinglehurst
  • 03 McNiff
  • 04 Watson
  • 08 Mitchell (Brannan - 75' )
  • 07 Todd
  • 09 Mackay (Davidson - 45' )
  • 10 Henderson

Substitutes

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

Stirling Albion

  • 01 Crawford
  • 04 McClune
  • 08 Weir (Forsyth - 93' )
  • 03 Smith
  • 05 Bishop
  • 02 O'Byrne Booked (McGeachie - 23' )
  • 07 Johnston
  • 06 Comrie
  • 11 Hamilton
  • 09 White
  • 10 Weatherston (McAnespie - 89' )

Substitutes

  • 12 McGeachie
  • 14 McAnespie
  • 15 Ferry
  • 16 Fulton
  • 17 Reidford
  • 18 Ashe
  • 19 Forsyth
Ref: Gavin Ross
Att: 479

Match Stats

Shots

9 6

On target

2 2

Corners

6 3

Fouls

6 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

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

90:00 +3:21 Full time

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

90:00 +2:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stirling Albion. Ross Forsyth replaces Graham Weir.

89:35

Foul by Kieran Brannan (Annan Athletic).

89:35

Jamie Bishop (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stirling Albion. Kieran McAnespie replaces David Weatherston.

87:54

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Iain Chisholm.

87:00

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by David McClune.

81:25

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

80:25

Attempt missed. David Hopkirk (Annan Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

79:47

Attempt missed. Craig Comrie (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

79:09

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Steven Swinglehurst.

75:54 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Annan Athletic 1, Stirling Albion 2. Blair Henderson (Annan Athletic) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

75:30

Penalty conceded by Jamie Bishop (Stirling Albion) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

74:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Annan Athletic. Kieran Brannan replaces Andrew Mitchell.

74:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Annan Athletic. David Hopkirk replaces Ally Love.

70:24

Attempt missed. Martin McNiff (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

69:35

Foul by Steven Swinglehurst (Annan Athletic).

69:35

Jamie Bishop (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69:18

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Jamie Bishop.

62:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Annan Athletic 0, Stirling Albion 2. David Weatherston (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Philip Johnston.

61:00

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Jamie Bishop.

60:10

Iain Chisholm (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

60:10

Foul by Jordan White (Stirling Albion).

59:27

Foul by Iain Chisholm (Annan Athletic).

59:27

Graham Weir (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57:02

Attempt missed. Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

56:03

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Craig Comrie.

55:08

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Chris Smith.

53:28

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

53:28

Foul by David McClune (Stirling Albion).

50:37

Attempt missed. Iain Chisholm (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

45:00

Second Half begins Annan Athletic 0, Stirling Albion 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Annan Athletic. Scott Davidson replaces Kenneth Mackay because of an injury.

45:00 +1:04 Half time

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

41:43

Foul by Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion).

41:43

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

41:00

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

40:54

Foul by David Weatherston (Stirling Albion).

39:23

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Iain Chisholm.

35:17 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Annan Athletic 0, Stirling Albion 1. David Weatherston (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Philip Johnston.

31:27

Hand ball by David McClune (Stirling Albion).

30:23

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

29:20

Hand ball by Graham Weir (Stirling Albion).

28:45

Foul by Jordan White (Stirling Albion).

28:45

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

26:40

Attempt missed. David McClune (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

25:33

Foul by Graham Weir (Stirling Albion).

25:33

Josh Todd (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

23:34

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Jamie Bishop.

23:14

Attempt blocked. Kenneth Mackay (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

22:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stirling Albion. Ross McGeachie replaces Mick O'Byrne.

22:10

Foul by Craig Comrie (Stirling Albion).

22:10

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

20:36 Booking

Booking Mick O'Byrne (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

20:00

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

19:56

Foul by Mick O'Byrne (Stirling Albion).

18:23

Jordan White (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:23

Foul by Steven Swinglehurst (Annan Athletic).

11:12

Foul by Chris Smith (Stirling Albion).

11:12

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

10:34

David McClune (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:34

Foul by Martin McNiff (Annan Athletic).

8:24

David McClune (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:24

Foul by Martin McNiff (Annan Athletic).

4:53

Attempt missed. Lee Hamilton (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

3:39

Attempt missed. Josh Todd (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

1:23

Attempt missed. Kenneth Mackay (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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