Queen's Park 0-1 Annan Athletic

Scottish Football League

Annan gave their promotion hopes a boost with a close-fought win away to Queen's Park.

Steven Sloan's early drilled effort from 12 yards proved to be the only goal despite plenty of endeavour from both sides.

Martin McBride and Gavin Lauchlan both passed up chances as the Spiders fought for a leveller.

And Craig Summersgill saved Richard Little's 30-yard drive to keep the visitors in front.

Queens Park: Strain, McGinn, Little, Millen, Meggatt, McBride, Capuano (Longworth 70), Anderson, Watt (Lauchlan 75), Daly, Murray.Subs Not Used: Hamilton, Gallagher, Eagleshan.

Booked: Millen.

Annan Athletic: Summersgill, Peter Watson (Steele 59), Neilson, Aitken, Docherty, Muirhead (Felvus 79), Gilfillan, Jardine (MacBeth 69), Steven Sloan, Cox, Harty.Subs Not Used: Jamieson, Macfarlane.

Booked: Cox, Muirhead, Steven Sloan, Harty, Steele.

Goals: Steven Sloan 16.

Att: 561

Ref: Paul Robertson (Scotland).