Scottish League Two
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Annan Athletic 2-0 Elgin City

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.

Line-ups

Annan Athletic

  • 1Arthur
  • 2Chisholm
  • 11Todd
  • 4Bradley
  • 7Black
  • 5Watson
  • 6JardineSubstituted forLoveat 83'minutes
  • 3McNiff
  • 8Mitchell
  • 9MackaySubstituted forHendersonat 73'minutes
  • 10HopkirkSubstituted forDavidsonat 73'minutes

Substitutes

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

Elgin

  • 1Gibson
  • 2Beveridge
  • 3McMullen
  • 6HarkinsSubstituted forMcHardyat 72'minutes
  • 5Duff
  • 4Finlayson
  • 7GunnSubstituted forMurrayat 90'minutes
  • 8Nicolson
  • 10SutherlandBooked at 89mins
  • 9WynessSubstituted forMacLeodat 78'minutes
  • 11Urquhart

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamAnnan AthleticAway TeamElgin
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home5
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Annan Athletic 2, Elgin City 0.

Full Time

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

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Gordon Finlayson.

Substitution

Substitution, Elgin City. Callum Murray replaces Craig Gunn.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Shane Sutherland (Elgin City).

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

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Ally Love.

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

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Ally Love.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Annan Athletic. Ally Love replaces Chris Jardine.

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

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

Foul by Mark Nicolson (Elgin City).

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Elgin City. Adam MacLeod replaces Dennis Wyness.

Substitution

Substitution, Annan Athletic. Blair Henderson replaces Kenneth Mackay.

Substitution

Substitution, Annan Athletic. Scott Davidson replaces David Hopkirk.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Elgin City. Darryl McHardy replaces Paul Harkins.

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.

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

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Gordon Finlayson.

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

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.

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Gordon Finlayson.

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Gordon Finlayson.

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

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

Foul by Samuel Urquhart (Elgin City).

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.

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

Foul by Shane Sutherland (Elgin City).

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

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Graeme Beveridge.

Foul by Kenneth Mackay (Annan Athletic).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterhead36237674383676
2Annan Athletic361961169492063
3Stirling3616101060501058
4Clyde36176135048257
5Berwick361571463491452
6Montrose361210144456-1246
7Albion36128164154-1344
8East Stirlingshire36128164559-1444
9Elgin3699186273-1136
10Queen's Park3659223668-3224
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