Scottish League Two
Stirling1Annan Athletic0

Stirling Albion 1-0 Annan Athletic

Annan Athletic saw their Scottish League Two title bid suffer a blow with an away defeat by Stirling Albion.

Josh Todd fired just wide for Annan following a breakaway move and Matthew Flynn shot to the right from outside the box.

Stirling's Mark Lamont was just off target with a shot from outside the box, which was just wide.

But Philip Johnston scored from close range and - try as they might - the leaders could not score an equaliser.

Line-ups

Stirling

  • 1Smith
  • 2Verlaque
  • 4McGeachie
  • 5Smith
  • 3McKinlay
  • 7LamontSubstituted forJohnstonat 72'minutes
  • 6Mazel
  • 8Robertson
  • 11DicksonSubstituted forHamiltonat 90+5'minutes
  • 9Doris
  • 10SmithSubstituted forDavidsonat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Hamilton
  • 14Johnston
  • 15Comrie
  • 16Cunningham
  • 17Binnie
  • 18Kouider-Aissa
  • 19Davidson

Annan Athletic

  • 1Hart
  • 5WatsonSubstituted forParkat 84'minutes
  • 2Black
  • 3Swinglehurst
  • 4McNiff
  • 7Finnie
  • 6Ferguson
  • 8Flynn
  • 11OmarSubstituted forMcColmat 73'minutes
  • 9Weatherson
  • 10ToddSubstituted forOsadolorat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Currie
  • 14Osadolor
  • 15McStay
  • 16McColm
  • 17Watson
  • 18Park
  • 21Norman
Referee:
David Lowe
Attendance:
624

Match Stats

Home TeamStirlingAway TeamAnnan Athletic
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Stirling Albion 1, Annan Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stirling Albion 1, Annan Athletic 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Lee Hamilton replaces Sean Dickson.

Attempt saved. Peter Weatherson (Annan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Steven Swinglehurst.

Attempt blocked. Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Scott Davidson replaces Darren L. Smith.

Attempt missed. Stuart McColm (Annan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Martin McNiff (Annan Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Ross McGeachie (Stirling Albion).

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

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Ross McGeachie.

Substitution

Substitution, Annan Athletic. Smart Osadolor replaces Josh Todd.

Substitution

Substitution, Annan Athletic. Liam Park replaces Peter Watson.

Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Peter Watson (Annan Athletic).

Attempt saved. Sean Dickson (Stirling Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Martin McNiff.

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Ross Smith.

Goal!

Goal! Stirling Albion 1, Annan Athletic 0. Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Darren L. Smith.

Attempt missed. Stuart McColm (Annan Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Annan Athletic. Stuart McColm replaces Rabin Omar.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Philip Johnston replaces Mark Lamont.

Foul by Steven Doris (Stirling Albion).

Steven Swinglehurst (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Willie Robertson (Stirling Albion).

Matthew Flynn (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Attempt missed. Matthew Flynn (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left.

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Jordan Hart.

Attempt missed. Mark Lamont (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Steven Doris (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Steven Swinglehurst (Annan Athletic).

Sean Dickson (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Flynn (Annan Athletic).

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Steven Doris.

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Ross McGeachie.

Peter Weatherson (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ross McGeachie (Stirling Albion).

Ross Smith (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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