Annan Athletic 2 - 2 Elgin City

Saturday 6th April 2013
I Chisholm (69)
D Hopkirk (90+1)
G Morrison (77)
D Wyness (90)

Hopkirk leaves it late

David Hopkirk scored a stoppage-time equaliser as Annan held Elgin to a 2-2 draw in a thrilling encounter.

The first half was a scrappy affair with few clear-cut chances but the game came to life after the interval.

Annan took the lead in the 69th minute when Iain Chisholm found the top corner from 18 yards.

Elgin hit back eight minutes later when Gavin Morrison's 25-yard free-kick found the top corner of Alex Mitchell's net.

City thought they had won the game when Dennis Wyness scored his fourth goal of the season from close range in the last minute, but Annan had other ideas.

Hopkirk drilled the ball past Joe Malin from 18 yards out in the first minute of added time to steal a point for his side.

OfficialStephen Finnie
Attendance379
VenueGalabank Stadium
Kick Off
Annan Athletic 0 - 0 Elgin City
2:26
Corner taken by Steven Sloan with his right foot from the left byline
3:04
Clearance by David Niven
4:12
Shot taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot
4:28
Save made by Alex Mitchell
6:12
Corner taken by Jordan McKechnie using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
6:29
Clearance by Paul McMullan
6:59
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
8:18
Shot taken by Scott Chaplain with his right foot from the right penalty area
8:33
Save made by Joe Malin
9:21
Shot taken by Jordan McKechnie using his left foot from the left penalty area
9:31
Save made by Joe Malin
9:43
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
12:37
Offside flag raised against Michael Daly
12:39
Free Kick taken by David Niven
13:23
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
14:25
Foul on Christopher Jardine
14:37
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
16:11
Foul on Christopher Jardine
16:20
Free Kick taken by Christopher Jardine
18:03
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
19:34
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
20:02
Foul on Gavin Morrison
20:11
Free Kick taken by Sean Crighton
22:03
Foul on Gavin Morrison
22:09
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
22:47
Foul on Daniel Moore
22:51
Free Kick taken by Paul Harkins from the left wing
23:46
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
24:35
Corner taken by Steven Sloan with his right foot from the left byline
24:56
Clearance by David Niven
25:03
Foul on Daniel Moore
25:12
Free Kick taken by Sean Crighton
27:39
Foul on Michael Daly
27:46
Free Kick taken by Christopher Jardine
28:28
Cross from Christopher Jardine
28:37
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
30:55
Foul on Michael Daly
31:00
Free Kick taken by Christopher Jardine
33:04
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
35:56
Foul on Gavin Morrison
36:00
Free Kick taken by David Niven
36:51
Hand Ball taken by Michael Daly
36:53
Free Kick taken by Sean Crighton
38:47
Foul on Scott Chaplain
38:56
Free Kick taken by Christopher Jardine
42:04
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
43:16
Shot taken by Micheal McGowan using his left foot
43:44
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
44:51
Shot taken by Paul Harkins using his left foot
45:00+0:11
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
Half Time
Annan Athletic 0 - 0 Elgin City
45:01
Substitution for Elgin City: Ross McKinnon on for Paul McMullan
Second Half Started
Annan Athletic 0 - 0 Elgin City
46:50
Shot taken by Steven Sloan with his right foot
47:17
Save made by Joe Malin
49:45
Shot taken by Gavin Morrison with his right foot
50:06
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
51:39
Corner taken by Jordan McKechnie using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
51:55
Clearance by David Niven
52:48
Shot taken by Scott Chaplain with his right foot
53:13
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
54:42
Foul on Martin McNiff
54:49
Free Kick taken by Micheal McGowan
58:00
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
58:47
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie with his right foot from the right penalty area
59:06
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
59:20
Foul on David Hopkirk
59:30
Free Kick taken by Christopher Jardine from the right wing
60:20
Corner taken by Jordan McKechnie with his right foot from the right byline
60:38
Shot taken by Steven Swinglehurst from the centre penalty area
60:54
Save made by Joe Malin
61:37
Corner taken by Scott Chaplain with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
61:53
Clearance by Jamie Duff
62:03
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
64:43
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
66:21
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
68:46
Shot taken by Iain Chisholm with his right foot from the right penalty area
68:46
Annan Athletic 1 - 0 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Iain Chisholm with his right foot from the right penalty area to the top left of the goal.
70:25
Substitution for Annan Athletic: Peter Watson on for Steven Swinglehurst
70:55
Corner taken by Jordan McKechnie with his right foot from the right byline
71:24
Clearance by Sean Crighton
73:08
Corner taken by Jordan McKechnie using his left foot from the right byline
73:45
Clearance by Jamie Duff
73:55
Shot taken by Scott Chaplain with his right foot from the centre penalty area
74:18
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
75:30
Foul on Daniel Moore
75:38
Free Kick taken by Gavin Morrison
76:14
Shot taken by Gavin Morrison with his right foot
76:14
Annan Athletic 1 - 1 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Gavin Morrison with his right foot to the top right of the goal.
78:47
Substitution for Elgin City: Dennis Wyness on for Paul Harkins
81:23
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
81:50
Clearance by Iain Chisholm
82:44
Offside flag raised against David Hopkirk
82:46
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
83:21
Corner taken by Jordan McKechnie using his left foot from the right byline
83:40
Clearance by Joe Malin
87:25
Foul on David Hopkirk
87:34
Free Kick taken by Christopher Jardine
89:06
Shot taken by Dennis Wyness with his right foot from the right six yard line
89:06
Annan Athletic 1 - 2 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Dennis Wyness with his right foot from the right six yard line to the top left of the goal.
90:00+0:52
Shot taken by David Hopkirk with his right foot from the right penalty area
90:00+0:52
Annan Athletic 2 - 2 Elgin City
GOAL scored by David Hopkirk with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
90:00+1:54
BOOKING: Ross McKinnon of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
Full Time
Annan Athletic 2 - 2 Elgin City

Annan Athletic

vs

Elgin City

2
Goals
2
2
Assists
1
9
Shots
6
6
On Target
3
3
Off Target
3
1
Crosses
0
9
Corners
1
18
Throw Ins
15
1
Saves
4
1
Clearances
8
9
Goal Kicks
10
8
Free Kicks
9
2
Offside
0
1
Hand Balls
0
0
Yellow Cards
1

Annan Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alex Mitchell
02.Iain Chisholm
03.Micheal McGowan
04.Martin McNiff
05.Steven Swinglehurst 71+0' Injury
06.Steven Sloan
07.Christopher Jardine
08.Scott Chaplain
11.Jordan McKechnie
09.Michael Daly
10.David Hopkirk

Substitutes

17.Craig Summersgill
14.Alistair Love
15.Harry Monaghan
16.Peter Watson 71+0' Injury
12.Andrew Donley

Elgin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Joe Malin
02.David Niven
03.Paul McMullan 45+0' Injury
04.Sean Crighton
05.Jamie Duff
06.Brian Cameron
08.Gavin Morrison
10.Paul Harkins 79+0' Tactical
11.Daniel Moore
07.Craig Gunn
09.Stuart Leslie

Substitutes

21.Stewart Black
16.Ross McKinnon (90+2: Unsporting behaviour) 45+0' Injury
15.Ceiran McLean
12.Graeme Beveridge
14.Dennis Wyness 79+0' Tactical

Duo back for Annan

Annan welcome back Iain Chisholm from illness and Steven Sloan from injury as they host Elgin looking for manager Jim Chapman's first win at Galabank since he was appointed in January.

Missing for the Black and Golds are Steven Black, who has returned to Queen of the South at the end of his loan spell, and the injured trio of David Murray (calf), Lewis Hawke (ankle) and Graeme Ramage (knee).

Chapman said: "We are playing competently but not spectacularly and have been unlucky recently in terms of not picking up all the points we have deserved. The spirit amongst the players is really good but we are lacking a bit of experience in the squad.

"Elgin are still going for a play-off spot so this will be a test of our stretched resources."

Elgin have Dennis Wyness available for the long trip south after more than two months out with a hamstring problem.

Ross McKinnon is in line for his debut after an ankle injury but Ross O'Donoghue (back), Lewis Halford (calf) and Darryl McHardy (toe) have been ruled out with Paul Millar, Mark Nicolson, David Niven, Stuart Leslie and Daniel Moore all rated as fitness doubts.

Borough Briggs boss Ross Jack said: "Winning against Queen's Park last Saturday and then Clyde on Tuesday has kept us in the hunt for a play-off place but we have to keep winning if we are to get there.

"Annan are a good side as they showed against Rangers recently. However, we have been boosted by six points from two games and are determined to add more."

Shots

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As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Rangers 31 51 71
2 Queen's Park 30 12 50
3 Up Peterhead 32 16 47
4 Down Montrose 32 -5 46
5 Berwick Rangers 32 3 43
6 Elgin City 32 -3 42
7 Stirling Albion 32 0 38
8 Clyde 32 -19 37
9 Annan Athletic 31 -15 33
10 East Stirlingshire 32 -40 29

Updated 6/04/2013 at 17:11

 
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