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The referee brings the game to a close.
A goal is scored by Neil Macfarlane from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Annan Athletic 2-2 Elgin.Corner taken by Jordan Halsman from the left by-line,
Sean O'Connor takes a shot. Paul Kaczan gets a block in.
Sean O'Connor is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Peter Donnelly takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Jordan Halsman.
Paul Millar joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jason Crooks. Corner from right by-line taken by Ross O'Donoghue.
Jack Steele comes on in place of Ian Harty. The offside flag is raised against Craig Frizzel. Craig Summersgill takes the free kick.
Steven Edwards replaces Allan Dempsie. Ian Harty is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Peter Donnelly.
Kevin Neilson has a headed effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Foul by Allan Dempsie on Jordan Halsman, free kick awarded. Jordan Halsman takes the direct free kick.
Bryan Gilfillan is given a yellow card. Allan Dempsie goes into the book. Allan Dempsie concedes a free kick for a foul on Bryan Gilfillan. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Aitken.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Jason Crooks. Kevin Neilson takes the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Jordan Halsman from the left by-line, Paul Kaczan makes a clearance.
Neil MacDonald replaces Craig Gunn.
Steven Sloan sends in a cross.
Unfair challenge on Bryan Gilfillan by Ross O'Donoghue results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Aitken.
(Annan Athletic) makes a substitution, with Graeme Bell coming on for John MacBeth. Chris Jardine leaves the field to be replaced by Neil Macfarlane.
Effort on goal by Ross O'Donoghue from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
The ball is sent over by Sean O'Connor.
Bryan Gilfillan takes a shot. Save made by Peter Donnelly.
Centre by John MacBeth.
Craig Frizzel concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Sloan. Andrew Aitken takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jordan Halsman.
John MacBeth takes a shot. Save by Peter Donnelly.
Foul by Andrew Aitken on Jake Inglis, free kick awarded. Jason Crooks restarts play with the free kick, Paul Kaczan produces a right-footed shot from close in that clears the bar.
Inswinging corner taken by Chris Jardine from the left by-line.
Ian Harty takes a shot. Paul Kaczan gets a block in.
Craig Gunn produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
Centre by Craig Gunn.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Gunn, Steven Sloan makes a clearance.
Headed effort from inside the area by Brian Cameron misses to the left of the goal.
The referee blows for offside against Craig Gunn. Craig Summersgill takes the free kick.
Effort from outside the area by Craig Frizzel goes wide right of the goal.
Craig Gunn is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Kevin Neilson restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Craig Gunn.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Craig Gunn, clearance by Andrew Aitken.
A cross is delivered by Jason Crooks.
Aaron Muirhead is sent off by the referee.
Bryan Gilfillan is ruled offside. Peter Donnelly takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Paul Kaczan.
Shot by Jason Crooks from outside the box goes over the net.
Craig Gunn produces a cross.
Centre by Jason Crooks.
Effort on goal by Ross O'Donoghue from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Foul by Aaron Muirhead on Craig Gunn, free kick awarded. Jason Crooks takes the free kick, Paul Kaczan has a headed effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Sean O'Connor has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Aaron Muirhead receives a yellow card. Aaron Muirhead gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Allan Dempsie. Peter Donnelly takes the free kick.
Sean O'Connor takes a shot. Save by Peter Donnelly.
Allan Dempsie takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Craig Gunn, clearance made by Bryan Gilfillan.
Jason Crooks grabs a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Annan Athletic 1-2 Elgin.Jason Crooks takes the inswinging corner,
Corner taken right-footed by Craig Gunn from the right by-line, clearance by Jordan Halsman.
Corner taken by Craig Gunn, Corner taken right-footed by Jason Crooks, clearance made by Kevin Neilson. Save by Craig Summersgill.
Goal scored by Bryan Gilfillan from just outside the area high into the middle of the goal. Annan Athletic 1-1 Elgin.Aaron Muirhead provided the assist for the goal.
Foul by Andrew Aitken on Jason Crooks, free kick awarded. Allan Dempsie takes the direct free kick.
Jordan Halsman takes a shot. Peter Donnelly makes a save.
Corner taken by Jason Crooks, Jason Crooks fires in a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Annan Athletic 0-1 Elgin.
The game kicks-off.
The half-time whistle blows.
The match restarts for the second half.
Annan have received a triple boost ahead of the visit of bogey side Elgin, with three players agreeing deals with the club.
Former Carlisle goalkeeper Alex Mitchell has penned a deal until the end of the season, with veteran midfielder Neil Macfarlane extending his stay at the club for the same period.
Annan have also converted striker Sean O'Connor's loan spell into a permanent move following his release from Queen of the South.
Striker David Cox is suspended against a Borough Briggs side that are unbeaten in six games.
Black and Gold manager Harry Cairney said: "It is great to get back to league business but Elgin would not have been my first choice of opponents."
Elgin have doubts over four players for the trip.
Defenders Allan Dempsie, Jamie Duff and Paul Kaczan are all struggling to make it, while player-assistant manager Barry Wilson is also a doubt.
Despite his side's good record at Galabank, Elgin boss Ross Jack is expecting a tough afternoon.
He said: "They will want to close the gap on us and use their games in hand to pick up points to jump into a play-off place.
"They have also brought in some new players and what is always a tough trip is looking like it will be even tougher this time.
"We performed will at Inverness last week and need the same level of performance in this game to get anything."
Macfarlane foils Elgin
Neil Macfarlane struck deep into stoppage time to earn 10-man Annan a 2-2 draw against Elgin.
The hosts fell behind twice to goals from Jason Crooks but Bryan Gilfillan cancelled out the first effort before Macfarlane provided the late drama.
Both sides raced out of the traps, with the first three goals coming in the opening 11 minutes.
Crooks drilled in a low shot to hand Elgin the lead after just three minutes but their celebrations were short-lived as Gilfillan hammered in the leveller from 20 yards after six minutes.
The excitement continued when Crooks turned home his second from close range.
Elgin must have thought they were heading for the top three when Aaron Muirhead was given his marching orders for a second bookable offence before the break.
But veteran midfielder Macfarlane capitalised on some hesitancy in the visitors` defence to slam in the equaliser with just seconds remaining.
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