Annan Athletic 2 - 3 Queen's Park

Saturday 8th December 2012
A Donley (89)
M Daly (90+2)
A Quinn (pen 25)
A McParland (48)
A Connolly (68)

Spiders survive late scare

Queen's Park survived a late scare at Annan as they held on for a 3-2 win to keep in touch with Scottish Division Three leaders Rangers.

The visitors took the lead from the penalty spot on 25 minutes, Anthony Quinn converting after Peter Watson had brought down Peter Bradley.

They doubled the advantage immediately after the restart through Anthony McParland's stunning free-kick from 20 yards.

And victory looked a mere formality after 68 minutes when Aidan Connolly poked the ball home from close range after good work by Michael Keenan.

But Andrew Donley pulled a goal back for the hosts a minute from time when he rose highest to head home Jack Steele's cross.

And Michael Daly ensured a nervy finish for the Spiders when he reduced the deficit further with a sweet strike deep into stoppage time.

OfficialBarry Cook
Attendance453
VenueGalabank Stadium
Kick Off
Annan Athletic 0 - 0 Queen's Park
0:56
Foul on Alistair Love
1:03
Free Kick taken by Graeme Ramage
1:19
Shot taken by Graeme Ramage with his right foot
1:36
Save made by Neil Parry
2:23
Offside flag raised against Scott Chaplain
2:39
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
4:38
Corner taken by Alistair Love using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
4:51
Clearance by Paul McGinn
4:59
Corner taken by Graeme Ramage with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
5:18
Clearance by Paul Gallacher
5:35
Shot taken by Graeme Ramage with his right foot
5:54
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
6:42
Shot taken by Graeme Ramage using his left foot
7:00
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
8:16
Offside flag raised against Kieran McGachie
8:19
Free Kick taken by Michael Keenan
9:44
Foul on Michael Keenan
9:52
Free Kick taken by Richard Little
13:20
Foul on Michael Keenan
13:25
Free Kick taken by Richard Little
14:22
Shot taken by Anthony Gunn using his left foot
14:46
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
16:22
Foul on Jack Steele
16:25
Free Kick taken by Micheal McGowan
19:13
Foul on Paul Gallacher
19:20
Free Kick taken by Richard Little
20:15
Foul on Anthony Gunn
20:20
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland from the left wing
21:49
Foul on Anthony McParland
22:00
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland
22:22
Offside flag raised against Anthony McParland
22:25
Free Kick taken by Jonathan Blake
23:20
Foul on Peter Bradley
24:06
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Anthony Quinn and scored with his right foot to the bottom right
24:06
Annan Athletic 0 - 1 Queen's Park
GOAL scored by Anthony Quinn with his right foot from the penalty spot to the bottom right of the goal.
25:52
Corner taken by Alistair Love using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
26:09
Clearance by Paul McGinn
27:03
Foul on Anthony Gunn
27:13
Free Kick taken by Richard Little
29:19
Offside flag raised against Jack Steele
29:35
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
32:15
Foul on Peter Bradley
32:23
Free Kick taken by Peter Bradley
32:40
Offside flag raised against Michael Keenan
32:42
Free Kick taken by Peter Watson
32:58
Offside flag raised against Kieran McGachie
32:59
Free Kick taken by Paul Gallacher
36:31
Corner taken by Aidan Connolly using his left foot from the left byline
36:42
Clearance by Micheal McGowan
36:53
Foul on Jack Steele
37:01
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
37:15
Foul on Kieran McGachie
37:43
Free Kick taken by Christopher Jardine
37:57
Foul on Richard Little
38:19
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
39:13
Corner taken by Aidan Connolly using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
39:28
Clearance by Jonathan Blake
40:25
Shot taken by Paul McGinn with his right foot
40:45
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
41:30
Offside flag raised against Alistair Love
41:31
Free Kick taken by Richard Little
44:56
Foul on Jonathan Blake
45:00+0:03
Free Kick taken by Jonathan Blake
Half Time
Annan Athletic 0 - 1 Queen's Park
Second Half Started
Annan Athletic 0 - 1 Queen's Park
46:18
Foul on Peter Bradley
46:57
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland
47:25
Shot taken by Anthony McParland with his right foot
47:25
Annan Athletic 0 - 2 Queen's Park
GOAL scored by Anthony McParland with his right foot to the top right of the goal.
49:11
Foul on Kieran McGachie
49:24
Free Kick taken by Christopher Jardine
50:12
Shot taken by Scott Chaplain with his right foot
50:23
Save made by Neil Parry
50:28
Corner taken by Alistair Love using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
50:52
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
52:32
Foul on Aidan Connolly
52:39
Free Kick taken by Aidan Connolly
53:45
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
54:10
Foul on David Anderson
54:17
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
56:24
Substitution for Annan Athletic: Andrew Donley on for Graeme Ramage
59:54
Foul on Anthony Gunn
60:06
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland
63:24
Shot taken by Jack Steele with his right foot
63:50
Save made by Neil Parry
64:15
Corner taken by Anthony McParland with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
64:28
Save made by Alex Mitchell
64:33
Foul on Alex Mitchell
64:56
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
65:22
Foul on Kieran McGachie
65:31
Free Kick taken by Alistair Love
65:58
Shot taken by Alistair Love with his right foot
67:12
Foul on Michael Keenan
67:21
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland
67:46
Shot taken by Aidan Connolly using his left foot from the right penalty area
67:46
Annan Athletic 0 - 3 Queen's Park
GOAL scored by Aidan Connolly using his left foot from the right penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
69:37
Substitution for Queen's Park: Lawrence Shankland on for Andrew Robertson
70:17
Corner taken by Jack Steele with his right foot from the left byline
71:12
Substitution for Annan Athletic: Michael Daly on for Kieran McGachie
73:13
Cross from Jack Steele
73:19
Clearance by Paul Gallacher
74:44
Foul on Andrew Donley
74:53
Free Kick taken by Jonathan Blake
75:25
Shot taken by Anthony Quinn using his left foot
76:12
Corner taken by Scott Chaplain with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
76:40
Shot taken by Peter Watson from the centre penalty area
76:53
Block taken by Peter Bradley
78:47
Offside flag raised against Aidan Connolly
79:04
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
79:10
Foul on Lawrence Shankland
79:30
Free Kick taken by Anthony Quinn from the left wing
79:53
Foul on Anthony McParland
80:01
BOOKING: Alistair Love of Annan Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
80:14
Free Kick taken by Richard Little
81:24
Substitution for Annan Athletic: David Murray on for Alistair Love
83:09
Substitution for Queen's Park: Ian Watt on for Aidan Connolly
84:45
Shot taken by Michael Keenan using his left foot
85:08
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
85:27
Foul on Michael Keenan
85:33
Free Kick taken by Paul Gallacher
86:55
Substitution for Queen's Park: Craig Smith on for Michael Keenan
88:17
Hand Ball taken by Anthony Quinn
88:21
Free Kick taken by Christopher Jardine from the right wing
88:57
Shot taken by Andrew Donley from the centre penalty area
88:57
Annan Athletic 1 - 3 Queen's Park
GOAL scored by Andrew Donley from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
90:00+0:44
Foul on Jack Steele
90:00+0:55
Free Kick taken by Christopher Jardine
90:00+1:31
Shot taken by Michael Daly with his right foot from the left penalty area
90:00+1:31
Annan Athletic 2 - 3 Queen's Park
GOAL scored by Michael Daly with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
Full Time
Annan Athletic 2 - 3 Queen's Park

Annan Athletic

vs

Queen's Park

2
Goals
3
2
Assists
1
9
Shots
6
6
On Target
2
3
Off Target
4
1
Crosses
0
6
Corners
3
28
Throw Ins
15
1
Saves
3
2
Clearances
4
3
Goal Kicks
4
0
Blocks
1
14
Free Kicks
21
5
Offside
3
0
Penalties
1
0
Hand Balls
1
1
Yellow Cards
0

Annan Athletic

Formation: 4-4-1-1

01.Alex Mitchell
03.Micheal McGowan
04.Jack Steele
10.Greig Thorburn
11.Alistair Love (81+0: Unsporting behaviour) 82+0' Tactical
02.Jonathan Blake
05.Peter Watson
06.Scott Chaplain
08.Christopher Jardine
07.Graeme Ramage 57+0' Tactical
09.Kieran McGachie 72+0' Tactical

Substitutes

17.Craig Summersgill
12.Michael Daly 72+0' Tactical
15.David Murray 82+0' Tactical
16.John Watson
14.Andrew Donley 57+0' Tactical

Queen's Park

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Neil Parry
03.Peter Bradley
04.Richard Little
05.Paul Gallacher
11.Andrew Robertson 70+0' Tactical
02.Paul McGinn
06.Anthony McParland
07.Aidan Connolly 84+0' Tactical
08.David Anderson
09.Anthony Quinn
10.Michael Keenan 87+0' Tactical

Substitutes

20.Blair Lochhead
12.Giuseppe Capuano
14.Craig Smith 87+0' Tactical
15.Ian Watt 84+0' Tactical
16.Lawrence Shankland 70+0' Tactical

Swinglehurst blow for Galabankies

Annan boss Harry Cairney will be without defender Steven Swinglehurst when they play host to play-off rivals Queen's Park.

The centre back serves a one-match suspension after receiving a second yellow card in their 3-1 defeat to Clyde last month.

Midfielder Lewis Sloan faces a late fitness test ahead of kick-off while striker Graeme Bell is definitely ruled out with a groin injury.

Cairney said: "We had got ourselves into a play-off place last month but have slipped back after a couple of defeats.

"We want to get moving upwards again and defeating Queen's Park would be a great start in achieving that.

"In our last game against Clyde we did not defend set pieces well enough and that cost us a couple of goals and I am looking for an improvement in this game."

Queen's Park defender Jamie Brough and striker Jamie Longworth both miss the trip through illness.

The Spiders duo have both been struck down by the bug which has been circulating within the squad during the last week.

Manager Gardner Speirs has raised concerns over a number of his players who have also complained of feeling unwell ahead of the clash.

However, Speirs is boosted by the return of fit again midfielder David Anderson while youngster Aidan Connolly keeps his place after a goalscoring debut against Stirling last month.

Speirs said ahead of the trip: "It is always tough down at Annan and like us they will be desperate to get playing again after having last week off.

"We won against Stirling in our last game after a disappointing run of results and we are looking to build on that."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Rangers 12 22 27
2 Elgin City 14 10 26
3 Up Queen's Park 13 6 22
4 Down Montrose 14 1 22
5 Berwick Rangers 14 1 19
6 Peterhead 14 -1 19
7 Annan Athletic 13 -2 16
8 Clyde 13 -7 13
9 East Stirlingshire 12 -15 12
10 Stirling Albion 13 -15 7

Updated 8/12/2012 at 16:57

 

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