Annan Athletic 2 - 0 Queen's Park

Wednesday 10th April 2013
S Chaplain (28)
D Hopkirk (84)

Annan stun Queen's

Scott Chaplain and David Hopkirk fired lowly Annan to a surprise 2-0 win over second-placed Queen's Park.

Chaplain made it 10 goals for the season after 28 minutes and Hopkirk matched that tally to wrap up the victory late on.

The visitors, who kicked off 24 points behind Rangers, almost took an early lead when Blair Spittal's shot was tipped round the post by Alex Mitchell and, from the corner, Hopkirk cleared Michael Keenan's header.

But Annan went ahead moments after Neil Parry had made a fine save from Michael Daly.

Queen's Park never totally cleared the corner and when Hopkirk swung in another cross, Chaplain was on hand to sweep the ball past Parry.

Mitchell twice saved well from Aidan Connolly to preserve Annan's lead, and they sealed the points seven minutes from time when Hopkirk tucked in Daly's pass.

OfficialGary Hilland
Attendance242
VenueGalabank Stadium
Kick Off
Annan Athletic 0 - 0 Queen's Park
1:44
Offside flag raised against Blair Spittal
2:00
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
4:03
Foul on Jamie Longworth
4:25
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland
4:27
Cross from Anthony McParland
4:33
Save made by Alex Mitchell
6:53
Shot taken by Michael Keenan with his right foot
7:20
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
7:55
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
9:00
Foul on Steven Sloan
9:20
Free Kick taken by Christopher Jardine from the right wing
9:23
Cross from Christopher Jardine
9:30
Save made by Neil Parry
12:26
Cross from Andrew Robertson
12:33
Save made by Alex Mitchell
12:50
Shot taken by Blair Spittal with his right foot from the right penalty area
12:59
Save made by Alex Mitchell
13:02
Corner taken by Anthony McParland with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
13:27
Clearance by David Hopkirk
13:31
Corner taken by Anthony McParland with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
13:45
Clearance by Martin McNiff
16:52
Shot taken by David Anderson using his left foot
17:01
Block taken by Martin McNiff
17:03
Corner taken by Anthony McParland with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
17:16
Clearance by Martin McNiff
18:00
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
18:30
Foul on Lawrence Shankland
18:44
Free Kick taken by Richard Little
19:32
Foul on Michael Daly
19:50
Free Kick taken by Iain Chisholm
21:26
Cross from Andrew Robertson
21:50
Foul on Iain Chisholm
22:05
Free Kick taken by Iain Chisholm
24:14
Cross from David Hopkirk
24:22
Shot taken by Scott Chaplain from the centre penalty area
24:33
Save made by Neil Parry
25:36
Foul on David Hopkirk
25:52
Free Kick taken by Micheal McGowan
26:10
Shot taken by Michael Daly with his right foot from the right penalty area
26:25
Save made by Neil Parry
26:29
Corner taken by Jordan McKechnie using his left foot from the right byline
26:53
Clearance by Andrew Robertson
27:08
Shot taken by David Hopkirk using his left foot from the left penalty area
27:09
Save made by Neil Parry
27:11
Shot taken by Scott Chaplain with his right foot from the centre penalty area
27:11
Annan Athletic 1 - 0 Queen's Park
GOAL scored by Scott Chaplain with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
32:30
Foul on David Hopkirk
33:00
Free Kick taken by David Hopkirk
33:04
Shot taken by David Hopkirk with his right foot
33:24
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
33:54
Foul on Christopher Jardine
34:15
Free Kick taken by Christopher Jardine from the right wing
36:00
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
40:48
Foul on Jordan McKechnie
41:12
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
42:16
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
43:26
Corner taken by Steven Sloan with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
44:00
Foul on Andrew Robertson
44:22
BOOKING: Andrew Robertson of Queen's Park given yellow card for dissent
44:47
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland from the left wing
44:47
Cross from Anthony McParland
44:58
Save made by Alex Mitchell
45:00+0:20
Shot taken by Scott Chaplain with his right foot
45:00+0:38
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
Half Time
Annan Athletic 1 - 0 Queen's Park
45:01
Substitution for Queen's Park: Sean Burns on for Jamie Longworth
Second Half Started
Annan Athletic 1 - 0 Queen's Park
46:47
Foul on Micheal McGowan
47:16
Free Kick taken by Micheal McGowan
50:07
Foul on Iain Chisholm
50:16
Free Kick taken by Christopher Jardine
51:06
Offside flag raised against Michael Daly
51:08
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
51:34
Corner taken by Steven Sloan with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
52:03
Clearance by Michael Keenan
52:40
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
52:56
Foul on Sean Burns
53:04
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland from the left wing
56:05
Corner taken by Steven Sloan with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
56:38
Shot taken by Peter Watson from the left six yard line
56:40
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
57:05
Foul on Sean Burns
57:24
Free Kick taken by David Anderson from the left wing
57:25
Cross from David Anderson
57:28
Clearance by Micheal McGowan
58:36
Shot taken by Aidan Connolly with his right foot
58:51
Save made by Alex Mitchell
59:51
Foul on Aidan Connolly
60:06
Free Kick taken by Richard Little
61:17
Foul on Aidan Connolly
61:37
Free Kick taken by Aidan Connolly
61:45
Offside flag raised against Sean Burns
62:06
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
62:35
Shot taken by Jordan McKechnie with his right foot
63:08
Save made by Neil Parry
63:19
Corner taken by Blair Spittal with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
63:51
Save made by Alex Mitchell
68:01
Substitution for Queen's Park: Alan Urquhart on for Anthony McParland
68:13
Corner taken by Steven Sloan with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
68:49
Save made by Neil Parry
70:12
Shot taken by Jordan McKechnie using his left foot
70:31
Save made by Neil Parry
71:51
Foul on Sean Burns
72:10
Free Kick taken by Alan Urquhart
73:01
Shot taken by Aidan Connolly using his left foot from the right penalty area
73:13
Save made by Alex Mitchell
73:47
Hand Ball taken by Alan Urquhart
74:25
Free Kick taken by Jordan McKechnie
74:34
Cross from Jordan McKechnie
74:43
Save made by Neil Parry
74:52
Foul on Neil Parry
74:57
BOOKING: Michael Daly of Annan Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
75:18
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
76:12
Offside flag raised against Steven Sloan
76:13
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
76:31
Foul on Michael Keenan
76:45
Free Kick taken by Alan Urquhart
78:20
Corner taken by Steven Sloan with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
78:47
Shot taken by Martin McNiff from the left six yard line
79:10
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
79:38
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
80:57
Offside flag raised against Michael Keenan
80:59
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
82:13
Cross from Sean Burns
83:30
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
83:37
Shot taken by David Hopkirk with his right foot from the left penalty area
83:37
Annan Athletic 2 - 0 Queen's Park
GOAL scored by David Hopkirk with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
85:00
Substitution for Annan Athletic: Harry Monaghan on for Iain Chisholm
85:31
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
86:10
Foul on Andrew Robertson
86:21
BOOKING: Steven Sloan of Annan Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
86:47
Free Kick taken by Sean Burns from the left wing
87:57
Substitution for Annan Athletic: Alistair Love on for Scott Chaplain
89:07
Foul on Alex Mitchell
89:29
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
Full Time
Annan Athletic 2 - 0 Queen's Park

Annan Athletic

vs

Queen's Park

2
Goals
0
2
Assists
0
11
Shots
5
7
On Target
4
4
Off Target
1
3
Crosses
6
6
Corners
4
16
Throw Ins
23
7
Saves
8
4
Clearances
2
6
Goal Kicks
7
1
Blocks
0
14
Free Kicks
13
2
Offside
3
0
Hand Balls
1
2
Yellow Cards
1

Annan Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alex Mitchell
02.Iain Chisholm 85+0' Tactical
03.Micheal McGowan
04.Martin McNiff
05.Peter Watson
06.Steven Sloan (87+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Christopher Jardine
08.Scott Chaplain 88+0' Tactical
09.Michael Daly (75+0: Unsporting behaviour)
11.Jordan McKechnie
10.David Hopkirk

Substitutes

17.Craig Summersgill
14.Alistair Love 88+0' Tactical
15.Harry Monaghan 85+0' Tactical
16.Jonathan Blake
12.Andrew Donley

Queen's Park

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Neil Parry
02.Paul Gallacher
03.Andrew Robertson (45+0: Dissent)
04.Richard Little
05.Peter Bradley
06.Anthony McParland 69+0' Injury
08.David Anderson
10.Michael Keenan
07.Lawrence Shankland
09.Jamie Longworth 45+0' Tactical
11.Blair Spittal

Substitutes

20.Blair Lochhead
12.Alan Urquhart 69+0' Injury
14.Anthony Quinn
16.Aidan Connolly
15.Sean Burns 45+0' Tactical

Swinglehurst worry for Annan

Annan defender Stephen Swinglehurst is a doubt for the visit of Queen's Park after picking up a groin injury in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Elgin.

Peter Watson is in line for his first start of 2013 should Swinglehurst fail to make it, with the Galabank side also missing David Murray with a calf problem and Graeme Ramage who is out for several months after knee surgery.

The Black and Golds' boss Jim Chapman is looking forward to an attractive game of football, however he does not want his men standing back and admiring.

"Queen's play some of the best passing football in this Division," he said. "We want to play like that as well so we have to ensure that we get into our rhythm first."

Second-placed Queen's Park will again be without defender Jamie Brough through a foot injury as they look to edge even closer to a play-off place against Annan.

Giuseppe Capuano is out because of work commitments, however Allan Urquhart could return to head coach Gardner Speirs' squad after recovering from a knee problem.

The Hampden side are looking for a first win in five games, but Speirs is not panicking saying: "Apart from the 2-0 defeat at Berwick I have been pleased with how we have played and that includes the 4-1 defeat from Rangers on Sunday.

"We have seen our lead in second place reduce so our aim is to play well again and get the win that moves us closer to ensuring we are in the play-offs."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Rangers 32 54 74
2 Queen's Park 32 7 50
3 Peterhead 32 16 47
4 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 32 -13 36
10 East Stirlingshire 32 -40 29

Updated 10/04/2013 at 21:28