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  • Date:24 Sep 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Galabank Stadium
  • Attendance:511
  • Sloan (9) Cox (24)
    Cox (32)
Goal!

Live Commentary

88:28

The offside flag is raised against Alistair Love. Kevin Neilson takes the indirect free kick.

86:09

Shot by Jack Steele from deep inside the penalty box hits the post.

83:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Watson on Ryan Frances. Peter Watson goes into the referee's book. Free kick taken by David Cane.

79:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Christopher Jardine on Michael Hunter. Christopher Jardine is shown a yellow card. Fraser Team joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alexander Lurinsky. Alistair Love restarts play with the free kick.

74:22

Stuart Beveridge gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bryan Gilfillan. Stuart Beveridge booked. Direct free kick taken by Christopher Jardine.

73:38

Jack Steele joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jordan McKechnie.

71:14

Ryan Frances challenges Bryan Gilfillan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Ryan Frances for unsporting behaviour. Christopher Jardine takes the free kick.

67:50

Bryan Gilfillan concedes a free kick for a foul on Nico Gibson. Free kick taken by Ryan Frances.

65:46

Craig Scott joins the action as a substitute, replacing Joseph Dingwall. (East Stirling) makes a substitution, with Nico Gibson coming on for Steven Jackson.

64:59

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Christopher Jardine.

63:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joseph Dingwall by Peter Watson. Free kick crossed left-footed by Alistair Love.

61:20

(Annan Athletic) makes a substitution, with Bryan Gilfillan coming on for Steven Sloan. John MacBeth replaces Scott Gibson.

60:31

Corner taken by David Cox from the right by-line, clearance made by Stuart Beveridge.

58:38

Kevin Turner fouled by Scott Gibson, the ref awards a free kick. Alistair Love restarts play with the free kick.

58:03

Iain Chisholm fouled by Sean O'Connor, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Callum Antell.

57:25

Alistair Love is caught offside. Craig Summersgill takes the indirect free kick.

54:11

Shot from inside the area by Graeme Bell clears the bar.

51:46

Peter Watson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alistair Love. Alistair Love delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance made by Peter Watson.

51:28

Jordan McKechnie has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.

50:13

The assistant referee signals for offside against Graeme Bell. Direct free kick taken by Callum Antell.

47:34

Steven Sloan delivers the ball.

41:03

Kevin Turner challenges Craig Summersgill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Craig Summersgill.

39:38

Graeme Bell challenges Alistair Love unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Cane.

37:20

Stuart Beveridge challenges Sean O'Connor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Kevin Neilson.

37:03

Christopher Jardine takes a shot. Comfortable save by Callum Antell.

33:12

Corner taken by David Cox from the right by-line, save by Callum Antell.

32:02

David Cox grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Annan Athletic 3-0 East Stirling.Steven Sloan provided the assist for the goal.

29:20

Graeme Bell delivers the ball, Sean O'Connor takes a shot. Save by Callum Antell.

27:36

Christopher Jardine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alistair Love. Free kick taken by Alistair Love.

26:10

Unfair challenge on Graeme Bell by Stuart Beveridge results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Christopher Jardine from the free kick.

24:35

David Cox finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Annan Athletic 2-0 East Stirling.Assist by Graeme Bell.

23:22

Graeme Bell has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.

20:56

Peter Watson concedes a free kick for a foul on Alexander Lurinsky. Steven Jackson has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

20:01

Christopher Jardine takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Iain Chisholm.

18:46

Shot from just outside the box by Micheal McGowan goes over the bar.

17:54

Christopher Jardine fouled by Alistair Love, the ref awards a free kick. Kevin Neilson restarts play with the free kick.

15:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean O'Connor on Stuart Beveridge. Free kick taken by Callum Antell.

14:26

Inswinging corner taken by Michael Hunter from the right by-line.

10:11

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by David Cox from the right by-line to the near post, Stuart Beveridge manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by David Cox, clearance made by David Cane.

9:47

A goal is scored by Steven Sloan from the edge of the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Annan Athletic 1-0 East Stirling.Assist on the goal came from Graeme Bell.

7:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alexander Lurinsky by Jordan McKechnie. Free kick taken by Ryan Frances.

4:21

Centre by Sean O'Connor, clearance by David Cane.

1:24

Effort from outside the penalty area by Micheal McGowan goes wide left of the goal.

Match Preview

Muirhead might miss out Annan's promising defender Aaron Muirhead is a major doubt for the visit of East Stirling after breaking a bone in his hand in last week's 3-2 success at Montrose. The 21-year-old has had a light plaster fitted but manager Harry Cairney may be forced to rule him out. Cairney has also placed strikers Ian Harty and Sean O'Connor in the doubtful category as they battle against hamstring and back injuries respectively. The Galabank side returned to the top of the table last weekend and Cairney knows that staying there will not be easy against the Shire. He said: "They have not won in a while but every game has been tight and they will be looking for their luck to change." East Stirling have star midfielder Andy Stirling missing through suspension for the top-versus-bottom encounter at Galabank. The Shire's striking resources have been depleted with Jordyn Sheerin being ruled out with an ankle knock and Joe Savage remaining out because of cracked ribs. But Scott Maxwell is available. Head coach John Coughlin is looking for his side's first points since the opening day and said: "One win all season does not make for good reading but for a squad assembled very quickly during the summer they have played really well in patches. "If we do that for an entire game and cut out individual errors we will pick up more points soon."

Formation:442Manager: Harry Cairney

Annan Athletic

Formation: 442Manager: Jim McInally

East Stirling

  • Craig Summersgill
  • Peter Watson
  • Kevin Neilson
  • Scott Gibson
  • Micheal McGowan
  • Steven Sloan
  • Christopher Jardine
  • Jordan McKechnie
  • David Cox
  • Graeme Bell
  • Sean O'Connor
  • SUBS
  • Alex Mitchell
  • John Watson
  • Jack Steele
  • Bryan Gilfillan
  • John MacBeth

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Match Report

Cox brace keeps Annan top A brace from David Cox eased Annan Athletic to a 3-0 victory over East Stirling as they stayed top of the Third Division. Steven Sloan put the home side in front with 10 minutes gone, collecting a cross-field pass from Graeme Bell and drilling the ball into the top corner. Bell was again the provider with the assist for Cox to finish with a header at the near post, and soon after Cox scored his second with another near-post header, this time following a cross from Sloan. The visitors did improve in the second half, but they remain bottom of the league with only one win so far this season.

Form Guide

    WWWWL
  • Annan Athletic
  • VS
  • East Stirling
  • WLLLL

Last Meetings

  • East Stirling
  • 2 - 0
  • Annan Athletic
  • 07/05/2011
  • East Stirling
  • 1 - 5
  • Annan Athletic
  • 15/03/2011
  • Annan Athletic
  • 2 - 1
  • East Stirling
  • 26/02/2011
  • Annan Athletic
  • 3 - 1
  • East Stirling
  • 07/08/2010
  • East Stirling
  • 3 - 1
  • Annan Athletic
  • 24/04/2010
  • Annan Athletic
  • 1 - 0
  • East Stirling
  • 27/02/2010

Top Scorers

Annan Athletic

  • S Gibson 3
  • D Cox 2
  • S Sloan 2
  • J McKechnie 2
  • G Bell 1
  • I Harty 1

East Stirling

  • N Gibson 1

Goals

Annan Athletic

    • Total goals 21
    • Goals per game 13
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

East Stirling

    • Total goals 11
    • Goals per game 3
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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