Scottish League Two
Arbroath2Annan Athletic1

Arbroath 2-1 Annan Athletic

Craig Watson's header set Arbroath back to winning ways with a Scottish League Two victory over Annan Athletic.

After a scoreless first half, Hamilton Academical's on-loan defender Watson nodded the hosts into the lead moments into the second period.

And Martin McNiff's own goal doubled the advantage.

Annan's Peter Weatherson fired home a penalty late on after Watson had handled, but the hosts were able to hold out for the win.

Line-ups

Arbroath

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Wilson
  • 4Little
  • 5WatsonBooked at 89mins
  • 3Lowdon
  • 6Whatley
  • 8Gold
  • 7Linn
  • 10SkellySubstituted forHesterat 70'minutes
  • 11Ramsay
  • 9Rutherford

Substitutes

  • 12Munro
  • 14Hester
  • 15Reid
  • 16Alvarez
  • 17Grehan
  • 18Stewart
  • 21Brodie

Annan Athletic

  • 1Hart
  • 3SwinglehurstSubstituted forGilfillanat 22'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 5Watson
  • 4McNiff
  • 2BlackSubstituted forFinnieat 60'minutes
  • 6Sloan
  • 8Flynn
  • 7OmarBooked at 49mins
  • 11McDonaldSubstituted forOsadolorat 66'minutes
  • 10Todd
  • 9Weatherson

Substitutes

  • 12Currie
  • 14Finnie
  • 15McStay
  • 16Osadolor
  • 17McColm
  • 18Park
  • 21Gilfillan
Referee:
Mike Roncone
Attendance:
616

Match Stats

Home TeamArbroathAway TeamAnnan Athletic
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Arbroath 2, Annan Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Arbroath 2, Annan Athletic 1.

Attempt missed. Peter Weatherson (Annan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Greg Rutherford (Arbroath).

Ryan Finnie (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Craig Wilson.

Greg Rutherford (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Finnie (Annan Athletic).

Booking

Craig Watson (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Goal!

Goal! Arbroath 2, Annan Athletic 1. Peter Weatherson (Annan Athletic) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty conceded by Craig Watson (Arbroath) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Corner, Annan Athletic. Conceded by Allan Fleming.

Attempt saved. Peter Weatherson (Annan Athletic) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Jordan Lowdon (Arbroath).

Rabin Omar (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Whatley (Arbroath).

Josh Todd (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Bryan Gilfillan (Annan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kane Hester (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bryan Gilfillan (Annan Athletic).

Attempt missed. Darren Ramsay (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

David Gold (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Todd (Annan Athletic).

Attempt missed. Smart Osadolor (Annan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Craig Wilson (Arbroath).

Smart Osadolor (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Greg Rutherford (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Peter Watson (Annan Athletic).

Jordan Lowdon (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Rabin Omar (Annan Athletic).

Attempt saved. Kane Hester (Arbroath) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Bryan Gilfillan.

Attempt missed. Kane Hester (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Kane Hester (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Greg Rutherford (Arbroath).

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

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Jordan Hart.

Attempt saved. Kane Hester (Arbroath) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Greg Rutherford (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Flynn (Annan Athletic).

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