Match ends, East Stirling 0, Annan Athletic 1.
Annan Athletic had to work hard for a gritty 1-0 win at East Stirlingshire with Josh Todd bagging the only goal.
The Shire belied their status as basement battlers and kept Jim Chapman's men at bay in the first half.
Ryan McStay cleared Ross Fisher's header off the line, while Thomas Orr got on the end of a pinpoint cross, but headed just over the bar.
Despite Shire's bright start to the second half, Annan led when Todd flicked home Ben Jago's long shot.
- 5FisherBooked at 31mins
- 11FerriesSubstituted forMcMillanat 74'minutes
- 5WatsonBooked at 32mins
- 6McStaySubstituted forGuyat 85'minutes
- 9OsadolorSubstituted forMcColmat 79'minutes
- Graham Beaton
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, East Stirling 0, Annan Athletic 1.
Foul by David McKenna (East Stirling).
Steve Sloan (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Annan Athletic. Lewis Guy replaces Ryan McStay.
Attempt blocked. Neil McCabe (East Stirling) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Blair Currie.
Attempt saved. Chris Townsley (East Stirling) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.
Connor Greene (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Josh Todd (Annan Athletic).
Attempt missed. Andrew Russell (East Stirling) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Neil McCabe (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ryan McStay (Annan Athletic).
Substitution, Annan Athletic. Stuart McColm replaces Smart Osadolor.
Attempt missed. Kristopher Faulds (East Stirling) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Ben Jago.
Foul by Ross Fisher (East Stirling).
Kevin Nicoll (Annan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Kevin Nicoll.
Substitution, East Stirling. Gavin McMillan replaces Scott Ferries.