Annan Athletic 1 - 0 Clyde

Saturday 7th January 2012
S O'Connor (64)

O'Connor wins it for Annan

Sean O'Connor's solitary strike was enough as Annan beat Clyde 1-0 which consolidates their place in the Third Division play-off places.

O'Connor had the first sight of goal after 19 minutes, but his long-range effort flew wide.

Annan went close again 10 minutes later, but Peter Watson's far-post header was saved by David Crawford.

Clyde's first chance came after 36 minutes, but John Neill's ambitious effort went wide.

Michael Oliver went closer for Clyde after half-time, but his rasping 25-yard drive was tipped away by Alex Mitchell.

And Annan took advantage of their reprieve after 63 minutes, O'Connor collecting Aaron Muirhead's pass to drill home.

Clyde's best chance to equalise came from a Paul Hay free-kick but he did not test Mitchell.

OfficialPaul Robertson
Attendance505
VenueGalabank Stadium
Kick Off
Annan Athletic 0 - 0 Clyde
2:05
Corner taken by Paul Hay with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
7:57
Foul on John Neill
8:00
Free Kick taken by Iain Gray
8:25
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
8:42
Offside flag raised against Ian Harty
8:49
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
10:14
Foul on Iain Gray
10:23
Free Kick taken by Iain Gray
15:38
Offside flag raised against Liam Cusack
15:39
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
16:05
Foul on Paul Hay
16:15
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
17:25
Foul on Ian Harty
17:40
Free Kick taken by Christopher Jardine
18:02
Foul on Brian McQueen
18:09
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
19:08
Shot taken by Sean O'Connor with his right foot from the right penalty area
19:40
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
19:49
Foul on Christopher Jardine
19:55
Free Kick taken by Aaron Muirhead
20:29
Corner taken by Christopher Jardine with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
21:00
Foul on Brian McQueen
21:06
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
22:40
Offside flag raised against David Cox
22:43
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
23:23
Corner taken by Paul Hay with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
24:04
Offside flag raised against John Neill
24:06
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
25:15
Foul on Danny Mitchell
25:27
Free Kick taken by Aaron Muirhead
27:18
Shot taken by Christopher Jardine with his right foot
27:28
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
28:44
Corner taken by David Cox using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
29:43
Shot taken by Peter Watson from the left penalty area
29:51
Save made by David Crawford
31:15
Foul on Jordan White
31:20
Free Kick taken by James Patrick Scullion
32:58
Foul on David Cox
33:07
Free Kick taken by Christopher Jardine from the left wing
33:20
Cross from Christopher Jardine
33:36
Clearance by Benjamin Jason Marr
34:34
Foul on Ian Harty
34:37
BOOKING: Paul Hay of Clyde given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
35:00
Free Kick taken by David Cox
35:23
Shot taken by David Cox using his left foot
35:31
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
36:24
Shot taken by John Neill using his left foot
36:42
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
37:58
Corner taken by David Cox with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
38:33
Clearance by Benjamin Jason Marr
38:41
Foul on Liam Cusack
38:54
Free Kick taken by Lee Sharp
39:15
Corner taken by Paul Hay with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
43:10
Foul on Jordan White
43:14
Free Kick taken by James Patrick Scullion
43:19
BOOKING: Peter Watson of Annan Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
44:28
Foul on David Cox
44:35
Free Kick taken by Christopher Jardine from the left wing
44:39
BOOKING: Iain Gray of Clyde given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
Half Time
Annan Athletic 0 - 0 Clyde
Second Half Started
Annan Athletic 0 - 0 Clyde
45:34
Corner taken by Paul Hay with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
45:57
Clearance by Steven Sloan
47:01
Foul on James Patrick Scullion
47:07
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
50:32
Shot taken by Danny Mitchell with his right foot
50:42
Save made by David Crawford
53:25
Corner taken by Michael Oliver with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
53:52
Clearance by Christopher Jardine
55:37
Foul on John Neill
55:44
Free Kick taken by Paul Hay
56:14
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
56:39
Foul on Ian Harty
56:45
Free Kick taken by Christopher Jardine
57:48
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
58:50
Shot taken by Michael Oliver with his right foot
59:06
Save made by Alex Mitchell
59:15
Corner taken by Paul Hay with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
59:36
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
59:51
Foul on Sean O'Connor
60:00
Free Kick taken by Aaron Muirhead
60:40
Shot taken by Ian Harty with his right foot from the right penalty area
61:02
Save made by David Crawford
63:19
Shot taken by Sean O'Connor with his right foot from the right penalty area
63:19
Annan Athletic 1 - 0 Clyde
GOAL scored by Sean O'Connor with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
69:18
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
73:38
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
74:50
Foul on Micheal McGowan
74:57
Free Kick taken by David Cox from the left wing
75:35
Substitution for Clyde: Stephen McDonald on for James Patrick Scullion
76:44
Corner taken by Christopher Jardine with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
77:25
Foul on Brian McQueen
77:32
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
78:44
Foul on Ian Harty
78:51
Free Kick taken by Micheal McGowan
79:18
Substitution for Annan Athletic: Graeme Bell on for Sean O'Connor
79:54
Foul on Paul Hay
80:02
Free Kick taken by Iain Gray
86:33
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
87:07
Foul on Jordan White
87:16
Free Kick taken by Paul Hay
87:18
BOOKING: Scott Gibson of Annan Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
88:01
Shot taken by Paul Hay with his right foot
88:20
Substitution for Annan Athletic: Jack Steele on for David Cox
88:21
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
89:48
Foul on Graeme Bell
89:55
Free Kick taken by Christopher Jardine
90:00+0:03
Substitution for Clyde: Ryan Kane on for Michael Oliver
90:00+1:00
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
90:00+2:38
Foul on Iain Gray
90:00+2:43
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
Full Time
Annan Athletic 1 - 0 Clyde

Annan Athletic

vs

Clyde

1
Goals
0
1
Assists
0
7
Shots
3
4
On Target
1
3
Off Target
2
1
Crosses
0
4
Corners
6
22
Throw Ins
19
1
Saves
3
2
Clearances
2
9
Goal Kicks
4
13
Free Kicks
16
2
Offside
2
2
Yellow Cards
2

Annan Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alex Mitchell
02.Aaron Muirhead
03.Micheal McGowan
04.Scott Gibson (88+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Peter Watson (44+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Steven Sloan
07.Christopher Jardine
08.Danny Mitchell
09.David Cox 89+0' Tactical
10.Ian Harty
11.Sean O'Connor 80+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Craig Summersgill
13.Bryan Gilfillan
14.Garry Wild
15.Jack Steele 89+0' Tactical
16.Graeme Bell 80+0' Tactical

Clyde

Formation: 4-4-2

01.David Crawford
02.Iain Gray (45+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Brian McQueen
04.Lee Sharp
05.Benjamin Jason Marr
06.James Patrick Scullion 76+0' Tactical
07.Paul Hay (35+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.John Neill
09.Michael Oliver 90+1' Tactical
10.Jordan White
11.Liam Cusack

Substitutes

12.Barry McCue
13.Jack Sloss
14.Kris Irvine
15.Ryan Kane 90+1' Tactical
16.Chris Irvime
17.Stephen McDonald 76+0' Tactical

McGowan back for Annan

Annan welcome back defender Michael McGowan after a one-game ban as they look to see off visiting Clyde and end a poor run of form which has seen them slip off top spot and down to third place.

John Macbeth and Aaron Muirhead face late fitness checks before manager Harry Cairney names his side with the Galabank boss having to cope without the injured Graeme Bell and Jordan McKechnie and Jordi Atkinson, who have been ill.

Cairney said: "It has been a disappointing return recently but we have the chance to get back to within two points of Alloa with the same games played if we win.

"We could be short of bodies but you just have to get on with these things."

Clyde welcome back skipper Paul Hay from a ban as they look for the win that would lift them above Berwick in the table.

The Bully Wee are without midfielder John Sweeney through suspension with Declan Gallacher and Gavin Brown expected to miss out because of knocks. But striker Jordan White will feature in his last game before the end of his deal.

Manager Jim Duffy is expecting another close encounter and said: "The two games between ourselves and Annan have been really tight affairs and we know we have to defend really well to keep them out.

"There is never an easy game in this league and Annan away is another tough one but if we stay disciplined we can do well at Galabank."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Up Stranraer 19 23 37
2 Down Alloa Athletic 18 8 36
3 Annan Athletic 18 8 34
4 Queen's Park 17 5 28
5 Up Elgin City 16 5 25
6 Down Berwick Rangers 18 3 24
7 Clyde 18 2 21
8 Montrose 18 -13 18
9 Peterhead 17 -8 13
10 East Stirlingshire 19 -33 9

Updated 7/01/2012 at 16:57

 

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