Annan 5-2 East Stirlingshire

A David Hopkirk hat-trick pushed Annan Athletic to victory over East Stirlingshire in the Third Division match at Galabank.

Hopkirk opened the scoring before Alistair Love doubled Annan's advantage from close range.

Paul Quinn pulled one back for Shire, but Hopkirk scored his second before winning a penalty, which was converted by Scott Chaplain.

Love then set up Hopkirk to claim his hat-trick in the final minute, with Nathan Shepherd netting a consolation in injury time.

Annan Athletic: Mitchell, Blake, John Watson, Peter Watson, McGowan, Ramage (McKechnie 65), Chaplain, Jardine (Steele 81), Love, McGachie (Daly 88), Hopkirk. Subs Not Used: Summersgill,Underwood.

Goals: Hopkirk 42, Love 45, Hopkirk 68, Chaplain 79 pen, Hopkirk 90.

East Stirling: Hay, Hume, Miller, Jackson (Greenhill 64), Shepherd, McKernon, Sean Kelly, Hunter (Zufle 64), Maxwell, Turner (Lurinsky 81), Quinn. Subs Not Used: Gordon,Begg.

Sent Off: Miller (78).

Booked: Jackson, Hunter, Hume, Turner, Zufle.

Goals: Quinn 60, Shepherd 90.

Att: 374

Ref: Barry Cook (Scotland).