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Chris Jardine is brought on as a substitute for David Cox. Peter Watson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kevin Neilson.
The official flags Sean O'Connor offside. Stuart Malcolm takes the indirect free kick.
David Cox takes a shot. Darren Hill makes a comfortable save.
Corner taken by David Cox from the left by-line, Jordyn Sheerin manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by David Cox from the left by-line played to the near post, Alan McManus manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan McManus on Bryan Felvus. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Aaron Muirhead, save made by Darren Hill.
Foul by Lee Sibanda on David Cox, free kick awarded. Lee Sibanda receives a caution. The ball is sent over by David Cox, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Jack Steele misses to the right of the goal.
Jordyn Sheerin replaces Gavin Swankie.
Steven Sloan scores a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Annan Athletic 3-0 Arbroath.Assist on the goal came from Jack Steele.
Sean O'Connor produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Unfair challenge on Alan McManus by David Cox results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Sibanda.
Steven Doris fouled by Mark Docherty, the ref awards a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Paul Sheerin.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by David Cox.
Mark Docherty takes a shot. Save by Darren Hill.
Sean O'Connor finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Annan Athletic 2-0 Arbroath.
Mark Docherty crosses the ball, clearance made by Alan McManus.
The referee shows Stuart Malcolm a yellow card for dissent.
The referee blows for offside against Aaron Muirhead. Darren Hill takes the free kick.
Paul Sheerin crosses the ball, Close range headed effort by Adam Strachan misses to the right of the target.
Jack Steele gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Josh Falkingham. Darren Hill takes the direct free kick.
Gavin Swankie is caught offside. Craig Summersgill restarts play with the free kick.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Gavin Swankie, Craig Summersgill makes a save.
Handball by Aaron Muirhead. Strike comes in from Gavin Swankie from the free kick, save by Craig Summersgill.
The ball is sent over by Adam Strachan.
(Arbroath) makes a substitution, with Josh Falkingham coming on for Craig Wedderburn.
Steven Doris joins the action as a substitute, replacing David McGowan.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by David Cox, Jack Steele concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan McManus. Darren Hill restarts play with the free kick.
David Cox takes the inswinging corner, Kevin Neilson takes a shot. Save made by Darren Hill.
Corner taken by David Cox.
Corner taken by David Cox from the left by-line to the near post, Aaron Muirhead produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Bryan Felvus challenges Stuart Malcolm unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan McManus takes the direct free kick.
Aaron Muirhead takes a shot. Save made by Darren Hill.
The offside flag is raised against Gavin Swankie. Kevin Neilson takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Bryan Felvus on Stuart Malcolm. Darren Hill takes the free kick.
David McGowan is caught offside. Free kick taken by Andrew Aitken.
Unfair challenge on Adam Strachan by Jack Steele results in a free kick. Ross Chisholm takes the direct free kick.
The official flags Jack Steele offside. Darren Hill takes the indirect free kick.
Craig Wedderburn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bryan Felvus. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Mark Docherty from right wing, clearance by Stuart Malcolm.
Inswinging corner taken by Paul Sheerin, Jack Steele makes a clearance.
Kevin McMullan has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.
The ball is sent over by David Cox, Bryan Felvus produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Ross Chisholm gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean O'Connor. Ross Chisholm receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by David Cox.
Sean O'Connor scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Annan Athletic 1-0 Arbroath.Assist on the goal came from Bryan Felvus.
The assistant referee signals for offside against David McGowan. Craig Summersgill takes the free kick.
Neil Macfarlane joins the action as a substitute, replacing Bryan Gilfillan.
Shot from just outside the box by Gavin Swankie goes over the bar.
Ross Chisholm challenges Bryan Gilfillan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin Neilson takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on David Cox by Paul Sheerin results in a free kick. Mark Docherty takes the free kick.
Bryan Felvus takes a shot. Darren Hill makes a save.
Jack Steele takes a shot. Save by Darren Hill.
Outswinging corner taken by Stuart Malcolm from the right by-line, save by Craig Summersgill.
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin from the left by-line, clearance made by Andrew Aitken.
Outswinging corner taken by Paul Sheerin from the right by-line, clearance made by David Cox.
The ball is swung over by Mark Docherty, Shot from just outside the box by David Cox goes over the target.
Foul by Bryan Gilfillan on Ross Chisholm, free kick awarded. Alan McManus takes the free kick.
Aaron Muirhead gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Sheerin. Stuart Malcolm takes the direct free kick.
Not to be for Macbeth
Annan will again be without full-back John Macbeth and striker Graeme Bell as they look to move ever closer to a play-off place by defeating champions Arbroath at Galabank.
Manager Harry Cairney is expecting a tough contest from Paul Sheerin's side despite them being crowned as title winners last Saturday.
Cairney said: "I have been in football for over 30 years now and I have never known a team to do another one a favour. Amongst other things players have bonus money and personal pride to play for so we can not even think that Arbroath will be anything other than entirely focused.
"A win almost gets us over the finishing line, especially with Albion and Stranraer playing each other but we will need to play well to get it."
Arbroath will be missing midfielder Keith Gibson through suspension and defender Alan Rattray through injury.
There will be no resting for the Gayfield men, with manager Paul Sheerin saying: "Winning the league last weekend was great but it is back to business now. We will continue to field the strongest available side in our remaining games as there is still a lot to play for in this league.
"We won down at Galabank earlier this year in a game where we hand two men sent off and a repeat of that result but finishing with 11 men is the objective this time out."
O`Connor seals play-off place
Two goals from Sean O`Connor gave Annan an impressive 3-0 win against champions Arbroath which secured a place in the Scottish Third Division play-offs.
The home side nearly broke the deadlock in the 14th minute but Arbroath goalkeeper Darren Hill was equal to Jack Steele`s right-footed effort from inside the box.
Their persistence paid off in the 22nd minute, thanks to O'Connor`s seventh goal of the season. The striker drilled the ball home following Bryan Felvus` knock-down.
Annan almost doubled their lead on the hour mark through Gavin Swankie, but his free-kick from the edge of the box was tipped round the post by Arbroath goalkeeper Craig Summersgill.
They finally went 2-0 in front six minutes later, O`Connor finding the roof of the net to claim his second of the match after Mark Docherty`s cross was not cleared.
Steven Sloan made the game safe with 20 minutes to go, meeting Jack Steele`s cross to head home from near the penalty spot.
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