Managerless Montrose beat promotion hopefuls Annan Athletic thanks to goals from Bryan Deasley and Gary Wood.

Top-scorer Deasley gave the Gable Endies the lead in the 29th minute from six yards.

Annan striker David Hopkirk fired the equaliser in the 74th minute when he latched onto a back-heel from Blair Henderson.

But Montrose were not to be denied as Gary Wood scored from the left side of the penalty area two minutes later.

Jim Chapman's Annan side remain in second place going into their last game but are now without a win in three as they approach the promotion play-offs.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Montrose

  • 01 McKenzie
  • 02 Crawford Booked
  • 03 Bell (McIntosh - 86' )
  • 06 McCord
  • 04 Wilson (Gray - 45' )
  • 05 Campbell
  • 07 Masson
  • 08 Watson Booked
  • 11 Deasley Booked
  • 09 Wood
  • 10 Johnston

Substitutes

  • 12 Gray
  • 14 Bonar
  • 15 Duguid
  • 16 McIntosh
  • 17 Webster
  • 18 Sturrock
  • 21 McCafferty

Annan Athletic

  • 01 Arthur
  • 02 Chisholm
  • 03 McNiff
  • 06 Jardine
  • 04 Bradley
  • 05 Swinglehurst
  • 08 Todd
  • 11 Love
  • 09 Henderson (Davidson - 80' )
  • 07 Brannan
  • 10 Hopkirk (Mackay - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Black
  • 14 Davidson
  • 15 Flynn
  • 16 Mackay
  • 17 Mitchell
  • 18 Sloan
  • 19 Wood
Ref: Gavin Ross
Att: 264

Match Stats

Shots

14 11

On target

5 5

Corners

9 5

Fouls

13 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

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

90:00 +1:41 Full time

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

90:00 +1:18

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Jonathan Crawford.

90:00 +0:57 Booking

Booking Bryan Deasley (Montrose) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +0:46

Foul by Bryan Deasley (Montrose).

90:00 +0:46

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

88:54

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

86:37

Attempt missed. Steven Swinglehurst (Annan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

85:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Montrose. Ricky McIntosh replaces Craig Bell.

85:10 Booking

Booking Paul Watson (Montrose) is shown the yellow card.

85:02

Foul by Paul Watson (Montrose).

85:02

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

82:28

Attempt missed. Steven Swinglehurst (Annan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

82:00

Steven Swinglehurst (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

81:54

Foul by David Gray (Montrose).

81:24

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Stuart McKenzie.

81:08

Attempt saved. Kieran Brannan (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

80:01

Attempt missed. Ally Love (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

79:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Annan Athletic. Kenneth Mackay replaces David Hopkirk.

79:14 Substitution

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

77:08

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Chris Jardine.

75:30 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Montrose 2, Annan Athletic 1. Garry Wood (Montrose) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

74:48

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Steven Swinglehurst.

73:53

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Steven Swinglehurst.

73:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Montrose 1, Annan Athletic 1. David Hopkirk (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Blair Henderson.

70:47

Attempt blocked. Bryan Deasley (Montrose) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

69:46

Attempt missed. Bryan Deasley (Montrose) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

68:51

Alan Campbell (Montrose) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:51

Foul by Blair Henderson (Annan Athletic).

67:40

Foul by Scott Johnston (Montrose).

67:40

Steven Swinglehurst (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:40

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Josh Todd.

66:18

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Josh Todd.

63:46

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

61:45

Attempt saved. Jonathan Crawford (Montrose) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

61:14

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Peter Bradley.

57:48

Attempt missed. Terry Masson (Montrose) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

55:14

Paul Watson (Montrose) wins a free kick on the right wing.

55:14

Foul by Josh Todd (Annan Athletic).

54:59

Attempt saved. David Hopkirk (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

50:01

Foul by Ross McCord (Montrose).

50:01

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

49:22

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Alan Campbell.

48:17

Attempt missed. Paul Watson (Montrose) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

47:01

Attempt missed. Paul Watson (Montrose) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

46:32

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Kenny Arthur.

46:07

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Chris Jardine.

45:00

Second Half begins Montrose 1, Annan Athletic 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Montrose. David Gray replaces Colin Wilson because of an injury.

45:00 +0:11 Half time

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

44:03

Hand ball by Garry Wood (Montrose).

42:47

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Jonathan Crawford.

42:30

Attempt saved. Bryan Deasley (Montrose) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

40:34

Foul by Alan Campbell (Montrose).

40:34

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

38:38

Attempt blocked. Ross McCord (Montrose) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

37:36

Foul by Paul Watson (Montrose).

37:36

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

36:13

Foul by Jonathan Crawford (Montrose).

36:13

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

33:55

Attempt missed. Paul Watson (Montrose) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

29:08

Attempt missed. David Hopkirk (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

28:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Montrose 1, Annan Athletic 0. Bryan Deasley (Montrose) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paul Watson.

27:09

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

26:27

Colin Wilson (Montrose) wins a free kick on the left wing.

26:27

Foul by Blair Henderson (Annan Athletic).

25:45

Attempt missed. Garry Wood (Montrose) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

25:10

Corner, Montrose. Conceded by Iain Chisholm.

20:31

Attempt saved. Terry Masson (Montrose) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

15:44

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Stuart McKenzie.

12:00

Scott Johnston (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:57

Foul by Josh Todd (Annan Athletic).

9:48

Attempt saved. Steven Swinglehurst (Annan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

9:17

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

9:17

Foul by Terry Masson (Montrose).

8:07

Foul by Martin McNiff (Annan Athletic).

8:07

Terry Masson (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:21

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

7:21

Foul by Scott Johnston (Montrose).

4:52

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

4:52

Foul by Terry Masson (Montrose).

4:09

Foul by Ally Love (Annan Athletic).

4:09

Scott Johnston (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:55 Booking

Booking Jonathan Crawford (Montrose) is shown the yellow card.

2:31

Ally Love (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

2:31

Foul by Jonathan Crawford (Montrose).

0:44

Attempt blocked. Paul Watson (Montrose) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

0:16

Foul by Steven Swinglehurst (Annan Athletic).

0:16

Garry Wood (Montrose) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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