Annan Athletic made sure of a second-placed finish in Scottish Division Two thanks to a comfortable win over second-bottom Elgin City.

Jamie Duff wasted a decent chance for the visitors, heading a free-kick over from close range, before Annan took the lead with 33 minutes on the clock.

Josh Todd released David Hopkirk beyond the visiting defence and he rounding goalkeeper John Gibson.

Martin McNiff then met a free kick by Andrew Mitchell to head past Gibson.

Annan now travel north to Stirling Albion in the first leg of the League One play-off semi-final on Wednesday.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Annan Athletic

  • 01 Arthur
  • 02 Chisholm
  • 11 Todd
  • 04 Bradley
  • 07 Black
  • 05 Watson
  • 06 Jardine (Love - 83' )
  • 03 McNiff
  • 08 Mitchell
  • 09 Mackay (Henderson - 73' )
  • 10 Hopkirk (Davidson - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Davidson
  • 14 Henderson
  • 15 Love
  • 16 Moffat
  • 17 Sloan
  • 18 Orsi
  • 21 Mitchell

Elgin City

  • 01 Gibson
  • 02 Beveridge
  • 03 McMullen
  • 06 Harkins (McHardy - 72' )
  • 05 Duff
  • 04 Finlayson
  • 07 Gunn (Murray - 90' )
  • 08 Nicolson
  • 10 Sutherland Booked
  • 09 Wyness (MacLeod - 78' )
  • 11 Urquhart

Substitutes

  • 12 Niven
  • 14 MacDonald
  • 15 MacLeod
  • 16 McHardy
  • 17 Mathieson
  • 18 Murray
  • 21 Black
Ref: Alan Newlands
Att: 428

Match Stats

Shots

17 10

On target

7 4

Corners

9 3

Fouls

5 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Annan Athletic 2, Elgin City 0.

90:00 +2:29 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Annan Athletic 2, Elgin City 0.

90:00 +0:35

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Gordon Finlayson.

89:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Elgin City. Callum Murray replaces Craig Gunn.

88:08 Booking

Booking Shane Sutherland (Elgin City) is shown the yellow card.

88:02

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

88:02

Foul by Shane Sutherland (Elgin City).

87:46

Attempt saved. Gordon Finlayson (Elgin City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

87:27

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Ally Love.

86:40

Attempt saved. Jamie Duff (Elgin City) header from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

86:14

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Ally Love.

84:12

Attempt missed. Darryl McHardy (Elgin City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

82:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Annan Athletic. Ally Love replaces Chris Jardine.

82:07

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

81:06

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

81:06

Foul by Mark Nicolson (Elgin City).

78:34

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

78:12

Attempt saved. Martin McNiff (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

77:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Elgin City. Adam MacLeod replaces Dennis Wyness.

72:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Annan Athletic. Blair Henderson replaces Kenneth Mackay.

72:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Annan Athletic. Scott Davidson replaces David Hopkirk.

72:06

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

71:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Elgin City. Darryl McHardy replaces Paul Harkins.

70:48

Attempt missed. Craig Gunn (Elgin City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

68:45

Attempt missed. Martin McNiff (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

68:17

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Gordon Finlayson.

66:18

Attempt saved. Kenneth Mackay (Annan Athletic) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

65:42

Attempt missed. Peter Bradley (Annan Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

65:21

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Gordon Finlayson.

65:05

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Gordon Finlayson.

62:58

Attempt saved. Kenneth Mackay (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

62:04

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

62:04

Foul by Samuel Urquhart (Elgin City).

60:10 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Annan Athletic 2, Elgin City 0. Martin McNiff (Annan Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Andrew Mitchell.

59:11

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

59:11

Foul by Shane Sutherland (Elgin City).

57:13

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

56:34

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Graeme Beveridge.

55:33

Foul by Kenneth Mackay (Annan Athletic).

55:33

Paul Harkins (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

54:46

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Kenny Arthur.

53:52

Attempt missed. Martin McNiff (Annan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

52:11

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Gordon Finlayson.

46:29

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Paul Harkins.

45:44

Attempt missed. Shane Sutherland (Elgin City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

45:21

Foul by Andrew Mitchell (Annan Athletic).

45:21

Paul Harkins (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00

Second Half begins Annan Athletic 1, Elgin City 0.

45:00 +0:30 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Annan Athletic 1, Elgin City 0.

45:00 +0:03

Attempt missed. Paul Harkins (Elgin City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

44:30

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Gordon Finlayson.

41:03

Attempt saved. Paul Harkins (Elgin City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

40:14

Attempt saved. Martin McNiff (Annan Athletic) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

39:31

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

39:31

Foul by Graeme Beveridge (Elgin City).

35:33

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

35:33

Foul by Paul Harkins (Elgin City).

32:39 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Annan Athletic 1, Elgin City 0. David Hopkirk (Annan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andrew Mitchell.

27:26

Attempt missed. Jamie Duff (Elgin City) header from the centre of the box is too high.

22:57

Attempt missed. Shane Sutherland (Elgin City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

16:25

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

15:19

Foul by Steven Black (Annan Athletic).

15:19

Paul Harkins (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14:44

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

14:44

Foul by Jamie Duff (Elgin City).

13:50

Mark Nicolson (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:50

Foul by Martin McNiff (Annan Athletic).

11:51

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

8:52

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Jamie Duff.

3:50

Attempt saved. David Hopkirk (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

3:02

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

2:10

Foul by Paul Harkins (Elgin City).

2:10

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

1:26

Attempt saved. Craig Gunn (Elgin City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

0:47

Gordon Finlayson (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:47

Foul by Kenneth Mackay (Annan Athletic).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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