Annan Athletic 0 - 3 Stranraer

Tuesday 6th December 2011
S McColm (18)
M Grehan (31)
S Stirling (79)

Stranraer too much for Annan again

Stranraer completed the double over Division Three leaders Annan with an impressive 3-0 victory at Galabank.

The win moves the Stair Park men up to third in the table, while the Galabankies, who suffered their second straight league defeat, remain top.

Stuart McColm gave Stranraer the lead with a powerful 25-yard strike in the 18th minute.

Just after the half hour, Stranraer found the net for a second time through Martin Grehan's neat close-range finish.

McColm then saw his stinging shot saved by Alex Mitchell as the away side continued to dominate.

They kept up the pressure in the second half, with Craig Malcolm and Stephen Stirling both testing Mitchell.

And it was no surprise when they added a third, Stephen Stirling blasting the ball into the roof of the net from 25 yards with 11 minutes left.

OfficialGary Hilland
Attendance304
VenueGalabank Stadium
Kick Off
Annan Athletic 0 - 0 Stranraer
0:04
Foul on Steven Noble
0:10
Free Kick taken by Frank McKeown
1:11
Shot taken by Stephen Stirling using his left foot from the left penalty area
1:24
Block taken by Aaron Muirhead
1:30
Corner taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot from the left byline
1:54
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
2:39
Foul on Micheal McGowan
2:46
Free Kick taken by Micheal McGowan
3:53
Shot taken by Craig Malcolm with his right foot
4:02
Save made by Alex Mitchell
4:31
Shot taken by Sean O'Connor with his right foot from the right penalty area
4:40
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
5:40
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
6:52
Cross from Jack Steele
8:13
Cross from Stuart McColm
8:19
Shot taken by Sean Winter with his right foot from the right penalty area
8:28
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
8:50
Offside flag raised against Ian Harty
8:51
Free Kick taken by Scott Taggart
10:05
Foul on John Kane
10:12
BOOKING: Steven Sloan of Annan Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
10:26
Free Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
12:36
Foul on Stephen Stirling
12:47
Free Kick taken by Stephen Stirling
13:02
Shot taken by Frank McKeown using his left foot
13:11
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
13:43
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
14:54
Cross from Scott Taggart
14:57
Save made by Alex Mitchell
15:21
Offside flag raised against Sean O'Connor
15:23
Free Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
15:44
Foul on Peter Watson
16:01
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
16:28
Cross from Craig Malcolm
16:31
Clearance by Garry Wild
16:35
Corner taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
16:58
Corner taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
17:10
Clearance by Bryan Gilfillan
17:48
Shot taken by Stuart McColm using his left foot
17:48
Annan Athletic 0 - 1 Stranraer
GOAL scored by Stuart McColm using his left foot to the bottom right of the goal.
18:35
Foul on Jack Steele
18:41
Free Kick taken by Garry Wild from the right wing
19:05
Shot taken by Jack Steele with his right foot
19:13
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
20:41
Foul on Peter Watson
20:48
Free Kick taken by Garry Wild
21:01
Shot taken by Sean O'Connor from the left penalty area
21:11
Save made by Ryan Marshall
23:08
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
24:24
Cross from Martin Grehan
24:29
Clearance by Garry Wild
24:48
Offside flag raised against Martin Grehan
24:51
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
25:20
Foul on Sean O'Connor
25:25
Free Kick taken by Bryan Gilfillan
27:10
Shot taken by Jordan McKechnie using his left foot from the left penalty area
27:21
Save made by Ryan Marshall
27:34
Block taken by Scott Taggart
28:13
Shot taken by Bryan Gilfillan with his right foot
28:23
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
29:25
Shot taken by Sean O'Connor with his right foot from the left penalty area
29:35
Save made by Ryan Marshall
29:50
Shot taken by Craig Malcolm with his right foot from the centre penalty area
30:02
Block taken by Alex Mitchell
30:04
Cross from Craig Malcolm
30:13
Annan Athletic 0 - 2 Stranraer
GOAL scored by Martin Grehan with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
32:06
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
33:11
Cross from Stuart McColm
33:17
Clearance by Garry Wild
33:36
Foul on Micheal McGowan
33:41
Free Kick taken by Micheal McGowan from the left wing
33:53
Shot taken by Jack Steele using his left foot
34:03
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
34:47
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
35:28
Corner taken by Jordan McKechnie using his left foot from the right byline
35:49
Shot taken by Bryan Gilfillan from the centre penalty area
35:59
Clearance by John Kane
36:19
Shot taken by Sean O'Connor from the centre penalty area
36:30
Corner taken by Jordan McKechnie using his left foot from the left byline
37:42
Shot taken by Stuart McColm using his left foot from the left penalty area
37:51
Block taken by Alex Mitchell
38:43
Cross from John Kane
38:45
Clearance by Garry Wild
38:50
Corner taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot from the right byline
39:40
Foul on Stephen Stirling
39:59
Free Kick taken by Scott Taggart from the right wing
40:16
Shot taken by Stuart McColm using his left foot
40:24
Save made by Alex Mitchell
41:11
Cross from Steven Sloan
41:14
Clearance by Stephen Stirling
41:28
Cross from Craig Malcolm
41:33
Save made by Alex Mitchell
42:01
Cross from Aaron Muirhead
42:03
Clearance by Frank McKeown
42:19
Cross from Ian Harty
42:24
Shot taken by Bryan Gilfillan from the centre penalty area
42:32
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
43:42
Cross from Stuart McColm
43:46
Shot taken by Craig Malcolm with his right foot from the centre penalty area
43:54
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
44:41
Cross from Steven Sloan
44:44
Save made by Ryan Marshall
Half Time
Annan Athletic 0 - 2 Stranraer
Second Half Started
Annan Athletic 0 - 2 Stranraer
45:15
Cross from Sean Winter
45:23
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
45:54
Cross from Stuart McColm
45:57
Clearance by Bryan Gilfillan
46:03
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
47:04
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
48:42
Shot taken by Scott Taggart using his left foot
48:48
Save made by Alex Mitchell
49:09
Offside flag raised against Craig Malcolm
49:12
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
50:40
Cross from Stuart McColm
50:44
Clearance by Jack Steele
50:54
Corner taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot from the left byline
51:19
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
53:32
Shot taken by Craig Malcolm with his right foot from the centre penalty area
53:42
Save made by Alex Mitchell
54:32
Cross from Sean O'Connor
57:07
Foul on Sean O'Connor
57:23
Free Kick taken by Bryan Gilfillan
58:09
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
58:55
Offside flag raised against Bryan Gilfillan
58:56
Free Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
59:55
Shot taken by Stephen Stirling using his left foot
60:03
Save made by Alex Mitchell
60:09
Foul on Bryan Gilfillan
60:15
Free Kick taken by Garry Wild from the left wing
60:54
BOOKING: Stephen Stirling of Stranraer given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
61:22
Offside flag raised against Ian Harty
61:31
Free Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
62:58
Offside flag raised against Craig Malcolm
62:59
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
63:22
Foul on Craig Malcolm
63:29
Free Kick taken by David MacGregor
64:49
Foul on Bryan Gilfillan
64:56
Free Kick taken by Garry Wild
66:11
BOOKING: Jack Steele of Annan Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
67:12
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
68:37
Foul on Stephen Stirling
68:43
Free Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
70:40
Substitution for Annan Athletic: Jordan Atkinson on for Sean O'Connor
71:59
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
72:24
Cross from Craig Malcolm
72:28
Clearance by Peter Watson
72:35
Corner taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot from the left byline
73:26
Substitution for Stranraer: Michael Moore on for Martin Grehan
74:50
Foul on Michael Moore
74:54
Free Kick taken by Stephen Stirling
75:18
Back Pass taken by John MacBeth
75:22
Free Kick taken by Stephen Stirling from the right penalty area
76:24
Shot taken by Craig Malcolm with his right foot from the centre penalty area
76:35
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
77:22
Foul on Michael Moore
77:28
Free Kick taken by Stephen Stirling
77:36
BOOKING: Micheal McGowan of Annan Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
78:15
Shot taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot
78:15
Annan Athletic 0 - 3 Stranraer
GOAL scored by Stephen Stirling with his right foot to the top left of the goal.
78:56
Substitution for Annan Athletic: Danny Mitchell on for Bryan Gilfillan
80:17
Substitution for Stranraer: Grant Gallagher on for Stuart McColm
83:08
Offside flag raised against Craig Malcolm
83:09
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
84:17
Substitution for Stranraer: Dean Agnew on for Craig Malcolm
85:11
Foul on Ian Harty
85:21
Free Kick taken by Aaron Muirhead
85:49
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
86:33
Foul on Aaron Muirhead
86:40
Free Kick taken by Peter Watson
88:00
Shot taken by Jack Steele with his right foot
88:09
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
88:55
Foul on Micheal McGowan
89:01
Free Kick taken by Danny Mitchell from the left wing
89:28
Shot taken by Danny Mitchell with his right foot from the centre penalty area
89:40
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
Full Time
Annan Athletic 0 - 3 Stranraer

Annan Athletic

vs

Stranraer

0
Goals
3
0
Assists
2
12
Shots
14
4
On Target
10
8
Off Target
4
6
Crosses
13
2
Corners
6
28
Throw Ins
22
7
Saves
4
8
Clearances
3
13
Goal Kicks
12
1
Back Passes
0
3
Blocks
1
16
Free Kicks
13
4
Offside
4
3
Yellow Cards
1

Annan Athletic

Formation: 3-5-2

01.Alex Mitchell
02.Garry Wild
03.Micheal McGowan (78+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Aaron Muirhead
05.Bryan Gilfillan 79+0' Tactical
06.Jack Steele (67+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Peter Watson
08.Steven Sloan (11+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Jordan McKechnie
10.Christopher Jardine
11.Jordan McKechnie

Substitutes

12.Ian Harty
13.Sean O'Connor 71+0' Tactical
14.Craig Summersgill
15.Kevin Neilson
16.John MacBeth
17.Danny Mitchell 79+0' Tactical
18.Jordan Atkinson 71+0' Tactical

Stranraer

Formation: 4-4-2

17.Ryan Marshall
02.Scott Taggart
04.David MacGregor
05.Frank McKeown
03.Steven Noble
07.Sean Winter
08.Stephen Stirling (61+0: Unsporting behaviour)
16.John Kane
09.Craig Malcolm 85+0' Tactical
10.Martin Grehan 74+0' Tactical
14.Stuart McColm 81+0' Tactical

Substitutes

01.David Mitchell
13.Nathan Shepherd
14.Grant Gallagher 81+0' Tactical
15.Dean Agnew 85+0' Tactical
16.Michael Moore 74+0' Tactical

Final bow for Neilson

Third Division leaders Annan include captain Kevin Neilson in their squad for the last time when Stranraer visit.

The defender, who has spent the last three-and-a-half years at the club, is heading to Australia for six months.

Manager Harry Cairney will hand late fitness tests to Chris Jardine, David Cox, Graeme Bell and Sean O'Connor but Peter Watson is available after a ban and former Stranraer skipper Danny Mitchell is in line to make his home debut after signing on as an amateur.

Cairney is looking for an improvement following his side's 1-0 defeat to East Stirling at the weekend.

He said: "Stranraer are dangerous opponents but I am looking for a big improvement on Saturday's game, especially up front where we didn`t create enough."

Playmaker Chris Aitken will miss out for Stranraer due to a broken foot, but Grant Gallagher returns after a two-game ban.

The Stair Park men claimed a 4-2 win against Athletic earlier in the season and manager Keith Knox knows what his men will have to do to repeat their success.

He said: "With the amount of rain there has been in the south-west recently I am expecting this game to be a real rolled-up sleeves, slog-in-the-mud type affair.

"The pitch will be extremely heavy and Annan play to their strengths as a big physical side and our boys will really have to get stuck in to defeat them again."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Annan Athletic 14 8 27
2 Alloa Athletic 14 2 26
3 Up Stranraer 14 12 24
4 Down Elgin City 13 9 22
5 Berwick Rangers 14 4 21
6 Clyde 13 7 19
7 Queen's Park 13 0 19
8 Montrose 14 -11 14
9 East Stirlingshire 14 -21 8
10 Peterhead 13 -10 7

Updated 6/12/2011 at 21:22

 

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