Annan Athletic 2 - 0 Peterhead

Tuesday 8th November 2011
A Muirhead (pen 10)
J Steele (11)

Annan ease past Peterhead

Annan maintained their lead at the top of the Scottish Third Division with a comfortable 2-0 victory at home to lowly Peterhead.

Two early goals in as many minutes from Aaron Muirhead and Jack Steele, the first of which came from the penalty spot, means Annan remain three points clear of second-placed Alloa, who triumphed 1-0 away to Clyde.

The hosts scored after 10 minutes when Callum MacDonald fouled Peter Watson in the penalty area following David Cox`s corner, Muirhead stroked home the resulting spot-kick into the bottom corner.

And it was quickly 2-0 as Steele latched on to John MacBeth`s right-wing cross to fire home from close range.

Graeme Bell hit a post from 20 yards later in the first half as Annan went on to extend their unbeaten home record this season and leave Peterhead still with just one victory to their name.

OfficialPaul Robertson
Attendance388
VenueGalabank Stadium
Kick Off
Annan Athletic 0 - 0 Peterhead
0:51
Corner taken by Christopher Jardine with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
1:25
Clearance by David Donald
2:48
Foul on Christopher Jardine
3:00
Free Kick taken by Christopher Jardine
3:51
Foul on James Redman
3:55
Free Kick taken by David Donald
5:03
Foul on Christopher Jardine
5:08
Free Kick taken by Peter Watson
5:42
Goal Kick taken by Raymond Jellema
8:04
Corner taken by David Cox using his left foot from the right byline
8:42
Foul on Peter Watson
9:45
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Aaron Muirhead and scored with his right foot to the bottom right
9:45
Annan Athletic 1 - 0 Peterhead
GOAL scored by Aaron Muirhead with his right foot from the penalty spot to the bottom right of the goal.
10:23
BOOKING: David Cox of Annan Athletic given yellow card for dissent
10:41
Shot taken by Jack Steele from the left penalty area
10:41
Annan Athletic 2 - 0 Peterhead
GOAL scored by Jack Steele from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
13:36
Foul on John MacBeth
13:44
Free Kick taken by Aaron Muirhead
15:00
Goal Kick taken by Raymond Jellema
17:14
Foul on Rory McAllister
17:20
Free Kick taken by Ryan Strachan
18:37
Corner taken by Bryan Deasley using his left foot from the left byline
18:52
Foul on Scott Gibson
19:00
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
19:46
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
22:19
Corner taken by David Cox using his left foot from the right byline
22:45
Save made by Raymond Jellema
26:04
Shot taken by Christopher Jardine with his right foot
26:10
Save made by Raymond Jellema
26:15
Corner taken by Christopher Jardine with his right foot from the left byline
26:46
Clearance by Ryan Strachan
27:07
Cross from John MacBeth
27:09
Shot taken by Sean O'Connor with his right foot from the centre penalty area
27:21
Goal Kick taken by Raymond Jellema
27:41
Foul on Ryan Strachan
27:44
Free Kick taken by Raymond Jellema
30:42
Foul on Graeme Bell
30:49
Free Kick taken by Aaron Muirhead
31:40
Offside flag raised against Rory McAllister
31:41
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
32:56
Foul on Rory McAllister
33:01
Free Kick taken by Rory McAllister
33:45
Shot taken by Rory McAllister with his right foot
34:13
Offside flag raised against Rory McAllister
34:14
Free Kick taken by Aaron Muirhead
35:26
Goal Kick taken by Raymond Jellema
36:22
Corner taken by Bryan Deasley using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
36:43
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
38:04
Shot taken by Graeme Bell with his right foot
40:22
Foul on Dennis Wyness
40:28
Free Kick taken by Ryan Strachan
40:42
Cross from Ryan Strachan
40:50
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
42:17
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
42:32
Foul on Sean O'Connor
42:47
Free Kick taken by Christopher Jardine
43:07
Cross from Christopher Jardine
43:09
Clearance by David Donald
Half Time
Annan Athletic 2 - 0 Peterhead
Second Half Started
Annan Athletic 2 - 0 Peterhead
48:15
Corner taken by Bryan Deasley using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
49:00
Shot taken by Rory McAllister from the left penalty area
49:10
Save made by Alex Mitchell
49:15
Corner taken by Bryan Deasley using his left foot from the left byline
49:39
Save made by Alex Mitchell
51:58
Corner taken by Bryan Deasley using his left foot from the right byline
52:32
Clearance by Aaron Muirhead
52:42
Foul on Jack Steele
52:46
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
56:00
Foul on David Cox
56:03
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
59:10
Foul on Sean O'Connor
59:19
Free Kick taken by David Cox
59:40
Cross from David Cox
59:41
Clearance by Scott Ross
60:43
Foul on David Ross
60:48
Free Kick taken by Ryan Strachan
61:43
Foul on Aaron Muirhead
61:48
Free Kick taken by Aaron Muirhead
61:53
Substitution for Annan Athletic: Jordan McKechnie on for David Cox
64:49
Shot taken by Dennis Wyness using his left foot
64:56
Save made by Alex Mitchell
66:42
Foul on Bryan Deasley
66:51
BOOKING: Peter Watson of Annan Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
67:13
Free Kick taken by Rory McAllister
67:36
Shot taken by Rory McAllister with his right foot
67:43
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
69:28
Offside flag raised against Rory McAllister
69:29
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
70:12
Corner taken by Jordan McKechnie using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
70:29
Clearance by Callum MacDonald
70:35
Corner taken by Christopher Jardine with his right foot from the left byline
70:48
Clearance by Callum MacDonald
73:11
Foul on Rory McAllister
73:46
Free Kick taken by Paul Watson
73:54
Cross from Paul Watson
74:00
Shot taken by Scott Ross from the right penalty area
74:09
Save made by Alex Mitchell
74:51
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
75:31
Foul on David Ross
75:50
Free Kick taken by David Donald
76:13
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
77:59
Goal Kick taken by Raymond Jellema
78:26
Foul on Sean O'Connor
78:34
Free Kick taken by Christopher Jardine from the right wing
79:02
Cross from Christopher Jardine
79:03
Clearance by Ryan Strachan
80:47
Substitution for Annan Athletic: Steven Sloan on for Jack Steele
81:41
Corner taken by James Redman using his left foot from the right byline
82:08
Save made by Alex Mitchell
82:25
Foul on Bryan Deasley
82:28
Free Kick taken by Bryan Deasley
83:24
Offside flag raised against Rory McAllister
83:25
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
84:47
Foul on Paul Watson
84:50
Substitution for Peterhead: Darren Kelly on for Paul Watson
86:33
Free Kick taken by Callum MacDonald
89:00
Corner taken by Bryan Deasley with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
89:32
Shot taken by David Donald with his right foot from the right penalty area
89:37
Save made by Alex Mitchell
90:00+3:03
Offside flag raised against Rory McAllister
90:00+3:07
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
90:00+4:13
Foul on Ryan Strachan
90:00+4:20
Free Kick taken by Ryan Strachan
Full Time
Annan Athletic 2 - 0 Peterhead

Annan Athletic

vs

Peterhead

2
Goals
0
1
Assists
0
4
Shots
6
2
On Target
5
2
Off Target
1
4
Crosses
2
6
Corners
7
25
Throw Ins
8
6
Saves
2
1
Clearances
7
7
Goal Kicks
5
16
Free Kicks
12
0
Offside
5
1
Penalties
0
2
Yellow Cards
0

Annan Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alex Mitchell
02.Aaron Muirhead
03.Scott Gibson
04.Micheal McGowan
05.Jack Steele 81+0' Tactical
06.John MacBeth
07.Peter Watson (67+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Christopher Jardine
09.Graeme Bell
10.Sean O'Connor
11.David Cox (11+0: Dissent) 62+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Craig Summersgill
13.Kevin Neilson
14.Jordan McKechnie 62+0' Tactical
15.Steven Sloan 81+0' Tactical
16.Jordan McKechnie
17.Jordan Atkinson

Peterhead

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Raymond Jellema
02.David Donald
03.Callum MacDonald
04.Ryan Strachan
05.Scott Ross
06.Paul Watson 85+0' Tactical
07.James Redman
08.Dennis Wyness
09.David Ross
10.Rory McAllister
11.Bryan Deasley

Substitutes

12.Bryan Beasley
13.Paul Jarvie
14.Roy McBain
15.Ewen Morgan
16.Darren Kelly 85+0' Tactical

Harty blow for Annan

Third Division leaders Annan will again be without six-goal striker Ian Harty as they take on Peterhead at Galabank looking for their first Third Division win in three games.

Manager Harry Cairney has no new injury or suspension worries but he is wary of coming up against an improving Blue Toon side.

Cairney said: "Their new manager Jim McInally has tightened things up at the back already in the few games he has been in charge for.

"Being tighter at the back provides a platform for their front men to win games and with the quality they have up front they will start doing that soon. We have to ensure it is not against us."

"It would be great to get three points and consolidate top spot."

Peterhead boss Jim McInally is hoping that the experienced duo of Garry Wood and Martin Bavidge are available.

The duo missed out in the goalless draw with Clyde at the weekend due to injury and McNally will be hoping they can pull through as Aaron Conway, Alan Rattray, Barry Sellars and Graeme Sharp all continue to be absent due to knocks.

Despite an 18-point gap between the sides and a 500-mile round trip McInally is telling his men to enjoy the game.

"I am sure the players would rather be playing than doing running at training and we will go there on the back of two clean sheets earned in displays that were full of commitment," said McInally.

"Annan have a number of good footballers and also possess a physical challenge but we are going there looking to win."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Annan Athletic 11 12 26
2 Alloa Athletic 11 2 23
3 Up Elgin City 11 9 20
4 Down Stranraer 11 9 19
5 Down Queen's Park 11 2 18
6 Clyde 11 5 15
7 Berwick Rangers 10 0 12
8 Montrose 11 -9 12
9 Peterhead 11 -10 5
10 East Stirlingshire 10 -20 3

Updated 8/11/2011 at 21:46

 

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