Annan Athletic 2-0 Cowdenbeath: Match Report

10 December 2016 06:34

Shane Sutherland at the treble for Elgin

Shane Sutherland scored a hat-trick as second-placed Elgin put down a major statement in League Two, routing Berwick 6-0 at Borough Briggs.

The hosts did the damage in the first quarter. Sutherland notched his first, before Brian Cameron took on the striker's pass to power over Kevin Walker.

Sutherland made it 3-0 after the break from the penalty spot. Brian Cameron then added to Elgin's tally with a smart finish.

Sutherland set up Dan Moore for the fifth, before the striker went three clear at the top of the scoring charts by completing his hat-trick shortly after - his 11th goal of the season.

Even better news for the Moray side was that clear leaders Forfar were stunned, 1-0 on their own turf against Arbroath.

Ryan McCord was the late hero, breaking a deadlock that had lasted 85 minutes. The striker headed in Josh Skelly's centre to further dent the league leaders' imperious start to the season. Forfar's advantage is now down to two points.

Rock-bottom Montrose managed a rousing 2-1 win at home to Clyde. Gary Fraser broke the deadlock for the Gable Endies from the penalty spot after Martin McNiff tripped Callum MacDonald.

The felled player committed a handball offence in his own area after the break. Peter MacDonald levelled with another penalty, and Graham Webster grabbed the close-range winner for Montrose from Cammy Ballantyne's pass.

Annan, meanwhile, saw off Cowdenbeath 2-0 on their own patch. Darren Ramsay scored the first, and turned provider on the hour, crossing for Steven Swinglehurst to double the Galabank club's advantage.

Edinburgh City cruised past Stirling 2-0 in the capital. They led on the half-hour when Ouzy See profited from Mark McConnell's delightful through pass to prod home. Dougie Gair made the game safe late on with a neat dispatch from 20 yards.

Source: PA