Annan Athletic 2 - 0 Elgin City

Saturday 29th December 2012
G Ramage (11)
S Chaplain (pen 80)

Annan hit the winning trail

Annan ended their six-game winless run with a surprise 2-0 home victory against Elgin.

The Galabankies went ahead after 11 minutes when Graeme Ramage sent a thunderous effort into the top corner from outside the area.

Ross Jack's men responded well, and would have seen Daniel Moore get them back level were it not for a fine save by Alex Mitchell.

The Black and Whites continued to threaten after the break as Stuart Leslie headed against the crossbar from close range after 50 minutes.

Scott Chaplain was able to wrap up the hosts' victory with an 80th-minute penalty after Jack Steele was brought down by Paul McCullan.

Mitchell needed to be alert to deny Darryl McHardy late on, as the Black and Golds recorded a clean sheet and an important win.

OfficialGavin Duncan
Attendance356
VenueGalabank Stadium
Kick Off
Annan Athletic 0 - 0 Elgin City
2:10
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
2:59
Shot taken by Graeme Ramage with his right foot
3:17
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
4:04
Foul on Sean Crighton
4:12
Free Kick taken by Paul McMullan
7:03
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
8:06
Offside flag raised against Dennis Wyness
8:09
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
8:54
Shot taken by Alistair Love using his left foot from the left penalty area
9:09
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
10:23
Shot taken by Graeme Ramage with his right foot
10:23
Annan Athletic 1 - 0 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Graeme Ramage with his right foot to the top left of the goal.
12:59
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
14:00
Foul on Dennis Wyness
14:05
Free Kick taken by Sean Crighton
14:42
Foul on Paul Harkins
14:47
Free Kick taken by David Niven
16:32
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline short of the target
17:14
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie from the centre penalty area
17:58
Clearance by Steven Swinglehurst
18:05
Foul on Stuart Leslie
18:11
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
18:39
Shot taken by Daniel Moore with his right foot
18:45
Save made by Alex Mitchell
18:55
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline
21:08
Offside flag raised against Alistair Love
21:09
Free Kick taken by David Niven
21:58
Foul on Graeme Ramage
22:01
Free Kick taken by Micheal McGowan
22:18
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
23:37
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
29:04
Foul on Daniel Moore
29:07
BOOKING: Christopher Jardine of Annan Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
29:12
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
30:00
Shot taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot
30:32
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
31:18
Offside flag raised against Scott Chaplain
31:22
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
32:52
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline
33:43
Clearance by Jack Steele
34:20
Cross from Graeme Ramage
34:30
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
35:47
Foul on Scott Chaplain
35:54
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
38:08
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
38:35
Clearance by Steven Swinglehurst
41:41
Foul on Daniel Moore
41:50
BOOKING: Scott Chaplain of Annan Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
42:05
Free Kick taken by Paul McMullan
42:54
Foul on Paul Harkins
43:00
Free Kick taken by David Niven
43:22
Foul on Dennis Wyness
43:26
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
43:55
Shot taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot
44:08
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
Half Time
Annan Athletic 1 - 0 Elgin City
45:01
Substitution for Elgin City: Ceiran McLean on for Paul Harkins
Second Half Started
Annan Athletic 1 - 0 Elgin City
46:08
Foul on Alistair Love
46:20
Free Kick taken by Micheal McGowan
46:39
Cross from Micheal McGowan
46:40
Clearance by Sean Crighton
47:02
Foul on Micheal McGowan
47:16
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
49:24
Cross from Sean Crighton
49:33
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie from the left penalty area
51:36
Shot taken by Mark Nicolson using his left foot
51:46
Save made by Alex Mitchell
53:41
Foul on Daniel Moore
54:03
BOOKING: Jack Steele of Annan Athletic given yellow card for dissent
54:22
Free Kick taken by Mark Nicolson
54:39
Shot taken by Mark Nicolson with his right foot
54:43
Save made by Alex Mitchell
56:02
Foul on Mark Nicolson
56:06
Free Kick taken by Sean Crighton
56:40
Shot taken by Andrew Donley with his right foot
56:55
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
57:08
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
57:29
Clearance by Jack Steele
58:14
Foul on Jack Steele
58:36
Substitution for Annan Athletic: Steven Sloan on for Andrew Donley
59:06
Free Kick taken by Steven Swinglehurst
60:36
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
60:54
Save made by Alex Mitchell
61:47
Foul on Scott Chaplain
61:53
Free Kick taken by Christopher Jardine
64:01
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
64:47
Substitution for Annan Athletic: Jordan McKechnie on for Alistair Love
66:25
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
66:53
Offside flag raised against Michael Daly
66:55
Free Kick taken by Ross O'Donoghue
68:16
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
69:55
Shot taken by Christopher Jardine using his left foot
70:07
Save made by John Gibson
71:06
Foul on Jack Steele
71:13
Free Kick taken by Christopher Jardine
71:38
Cross from Christopher Jardine
71:47
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
73:22
Foul on Scott Chaplain
73:29
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
73:54
Foul on Michael Daly
74:01
Free Kick taken by Christopher Jardine
74:15
Cross from Christopher Jardine
74:55
Foul on Mark Nicolson
75:00
Free Kick taken by Sean Crighton
75:25
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
75:31
Substitution for Elgin City: Paul Millar on for Dennis Wyness
77:28
Shot taken by Jordan McKechnie using his left foot
77:45
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
78:21
Shot taken by Steven Sloan with his right foot
78:33
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
78:36
Foul on Jack Steele
78:52
BOOKING: Paul McMullan of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
79:44
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Scott Chaplain and scored with his right foot to the bottom right
79:44
Annan Athletic 2 - 0 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Scott Chaplain with his right foot from the penalty spot to the bottom right of the goal.
81:45
Substitution for Elgin City: Darryl McHardy on for Paul McMullan
82:23
Foul on Mark Nicolson
82:48
Free Kick taken by Ceiran McLean
82:57
Cross from Ceiran McLean
82:58
Clearance by Harry Monaghan
83:05
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline
83:56
Foul on Paul Millar
83:59
Free Kick taken by Stuart Leslie
84:16
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie with his right foot
84:27
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
84:59
Shot taken by Darryl McHardy with his right foot
85:07
Save made by Alex Mitchell
85:13
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline to the far post
85:23
Clearance by Harry Monaghan
85:40
Foul on Jonathan Blake
85:57
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
87:54
Foul on Jack Steele
88:04
BOOKING: David Niven of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
88:22
Free Kick taken by Jordan McKechnie
89:43
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
Full Time
Annan Athletic 2 - 0 Elgin City

Annan Athletic

vs

Elgin City

2
Goals
0
2
Assists
0
7
Shots
9
2
On Target
4
5
Off Target
5
4
Crosses
2
0
Corners
8
14
Throw Ins
22
5
Saves
1
6
Clearances
1
8
Goal Kicks
12
12
Free Kicks
16
3
Offside
1
1
Penalties
0
3
Yellow Cards
2

Annan Athletic

Formation: 4-4-1-1

01.Alex Mitchell
03.Micheal McGowan
05.Steven Swinglehurst
07.Alistair Love 65+0' Tactical
11.Jack Steele (55+0: Dissent)
02.Jonathan Blake
04.Harry Monaghan
06.Scott Chaplain (42+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Christopher Jardine (30+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Andrew Donley 59+0' Tactical
10.Graeme Ramage

Substitutes

17.Craig Summersgill
12.Greig Thorburn
14.Jordan McKechnie 65+0' Tactical
15.Steven Sloan 59+0' Tactical
16.Michael Daly

Elgin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.John Gibson
02.David Niven (89+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Sean Crighton
10.Mark Nicolson
03.Paul McMullan (79+0: Unsporting behaviour) 82+0' Tactical
05.Paul Harkins 45+0' Injury
08.Ross O'Donoghue
06.Brian Cameron
07.Dennis Wyness 76+0' Tactical
09.Stuart Leslie
11.Daniel Moore

Substitutes

21.Joe Malin
14.Ceiran McLean 45+0' Injury
15.Darryl McHardy 82+0' Tactical
12.Paul Millar 76+0' Tactical

Brydson to take charge again

Euan Brydson will continue to take charge of Annan against visitors Elgin City as they step up their search for a new manager in the wake of manager Harry Cairney's resignation.

Brydson will be missing defender Peter Watson through suspension as well as David Murray who has a foot problem and Graeme Bell who has a long-term groin injury.

"The response from the players last weekend at East Stirling was good and I am looking for that to carry on", Brydson said.

"We went down to 10 men quite early but played some good stuff and could have nicked a win at the end.

"Elgin are one of the top sides in this division so we need to show that same level of commitment and desire in this game."

Elgin make the long trip south without defender Jamie Duff, who remains out with a knee problem.

Graeme Beveridge and Craig Gunn are both struggling to make it due to illness.

"I was very pleased with our first half performance against Rangers last weekend where the boys were outstanding, however this game poses a very different challenge," manager Ross Jack said.

"It is on a different type of surface in front of a smaller crowd and we are facing a group of players who will want to impress any potential new manager so have to show the level of endeavour we did against Rangers.

"It is a long round journey to make and hopefully we will be coming back up the road with the three points."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Rangers 17 35 42
2 Elgin City 17 4 27
3 Up Montrose 17 0 26
4 Up Peterhead 17 2 25
5 Down Queen's Park 15 5 23
6 Up Annan Athletic 17 -5 20
7 Down Berwick Rangers 16 -3 19
8 Clyde 16 -8 19
9 East Stirlingshire 16 -18 14
10 Stirling Albion 16 -12 13

Updated 29/12/2012 at 16:59