Annan Athletic 2-1 Montrose

Annan survived a late rally by Montrose to claim a win, their first of the new campaign.

Both sides hit the woodwork in a competitive first half. Montrose defender Graham Webster struck the angle of the goal with a curling effort before Annan midfielder Alistair Love's 20-yard half-volley crashed off the bar.

Annan did take the lead on the hour when Kenny McKay latched onto a Peter Bradley through ball and slotted home.

Athletic doubled their advantage 15 minutes from time as Steven Black met a Love corner with his head.

Gary Wood pulled one back for the visitors from the penalty spot with four minutes to go but Annan were not to be denied.

Annan Athletic: Arthur, Black, Watson, Weatherson, Bradley, Chisholm, Flynn, Sloan, Love, Mackay (McCrudden 87), Hopkirk (Davidson 90). Subs Not Used: Moffat, Mitchell, Swinglehurst, Anderson, Brannan.

Booked: Sloan.

Goals: Mackay 61, Black 76.

Montrose: McKenzie, Stephen McNally, Campbell, Colin Wilson, Watson, Webster, McCord (Sturrock 73), Masson (Young 82), Johnston (Bell 62),Garry Wood, Bonar. Subs Not Used: Crawford, David Gray, Easton.

Booked: McCord, Bonar, Colin Wilson.

Goals: Garry Wood 87 pen.

Att: 286

Ref: Des Roache

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