Scottish League Two
Annan Athletic1East Stirling2

Annan Athletic 1-2 East Stirlingshire

Jordan McKechnie's third goal of the season sent East Stirlingshire three points clear at the top of League Two with a win away to Annan Athletic.

After an even start, Shire went in front just before the half hour when Iain Thompson converted from the spot following Peter Bradley's foul.

David Hopkirk equalised from close range after the break.

But McKechnie replied 90 seconds later to lift Shire clear of Clyde and Stirling Albion.

The midfielder provided a cool finish after being set up by Michael Herd.

Annan had been quick out of the traps in the second half and needed only four minutes to level through Hopkirk.

However, the joy was short-lived and there was more misery when Martin McNiff missed a chance to level, heading wide late on.

Line-ups

Annan Athletic

  • 1Arthur
  • 4MitchellBooked at 71mins
  • 3BradleySubstituted forBrannanat 62'minutes
  • 6Flynn
  • 5Watson
  • 9Weatherson
  • 11LoveBooked at 88mins
  • 2McNiff
  • 7Mackay
  • 10Hopkirk
  • 8ToddSubstituted forDavidsonat 74'minutesBooked at 89mins

Substitutes

  • 12Anderson
  • 14Brannan
  • 15Davidson
  • 16Jardine
  • 17Mitchell
  • 18Moffat
  • 19Swinglehurst

East Stirling

  • 1Hay
  • 2MacGregor
  • 3McGowan
  • 6Thomson
  • 5BolochoweckyjBooked at 89mins
  • 4Townsley
  • 7O'Donoghue
  • 8Greenhill
  • 11Maxwell
  • 9TurnerSubstituted forHerdat 29'minutes
  • 10McKechnieBooked at 54mins

Substitutes

  • 12Herd
  • 14Devlin
  • 15Tapping
  • 16McCaughie
  • 17Gordon
  • 18Wright
  • 19Glasgow
Referee:
Gavin Ross
Attendance:
301

Match Stats

Home TeamAnnan AthleticAway TeamEast Stirling
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Annan Athletic 1, East Stirling 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Annan Athletic 1, East Stirling 2.
Attempt missed. David Greenhill (East Stirling) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Andrew Mitchell (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Michael McGowan (East Stirling).
Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Peter Watson.

Booking

Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

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

Booking

Ally Love (Annan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Ally Love (Annan Athletic) has gone down, but that's a dive.
Foul by Peter Weatherson (Annan Athletic).
Iain Thomson (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Scott Davidson (Annan Athletic).
Chris Townsley (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Martin McNiff (Annan Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.
Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Graeme MacGregor.
Matthew Flynn (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Mikey Herd (East Stirling).
Attempt missed. Kenneth Mackay (Annan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is too high.
Foul by Scott Davidson (Annan Athletic).
Iain Thomson (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Annan Athletic. Scott Davidson replaces Josh Todd.

Booking

Andrew Mitchell (Annan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Andrew Mitchell (Annan Athletic).
Jordan McKechnie (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Martin McNiff (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling).
Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Andrew Mitchell.
Attempt blocked. Chris Townsley (East Stirling) header from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Peter Weatherson.
Attempt blocked. Iain Thomson (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Andrew Mitchell (Annan Athletic).
Michael McGowan (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top left corner following a corner.
Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Martin McNiff.
Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Peter Watson.

Substitution

Substitution, Annan Athletic. Kieran Brannan replaces Peter Bradley.
Peter Weatherson (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Michael Bolochoweckyj (East Stirling).
Foul by Ally Love (Annan Athletic).
Jordan McKechnie (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Jordan McKechnie (East Stirling) is shown the yellow card.
Matthew Flynn (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jordan McKechnie (East Stirling).

Goal!

Goal! Annan Athletic 1, East Stirling 2. Jordan McKechnie (East Stirling) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mikey Herd.
Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Peter Watson.

Goal!

Goal! Annan Athletic 1, East Stirling 1. David Hopkirk (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Kenneth Mackay (Annan Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Foul by Josh Todd (Annan Athletic).
Chris Townsley (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Scott Maxwell.

Second Half

Second Half begins Annan Athletic 0, East Stirling 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Annan Athletic 0, East Stirling 1.
Foul by Ally Love (Annan Athletic).
Michael McGowan (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
David Hopkirk (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by David Greenhill (East Stirling).
Attempt missed. Andrew Mitchell (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
Foul by Chris Townsley (East Stirling).
Kenneth Mackay (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Scott Maxwell (East Stirling).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1East Stirling10613219
2Stirling10514-116
3Clyde10514-116
4Annan Athletic9423314
5Montrose10424314
6Peterhead9342213
7Elgin10343113
8Berwick10334412
9Albion10334112
10Queen's Park10136-146
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