skip to content
The final whistle is blown by the referee.
Shot by David Hopkirk. David Crawford safely holds on.
Andrew Mitchell restarts play with the free kick.
Andrew Mitchell fouled by Craig Comrie, the ref awards a free kick.
Ross Forsyth takes the free kick.
(Stirling) makes a substitution, with Alex Cunningham coming on for Graham Weir.
Josh Todd is adjudged to have handled the ball.
Free kick crossed by Andrew Mitchell.
Foul by Lee Hamilton on Josh Todd, free kick awarded.
Iain Chisholm challenges Lee Hamilton unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Watson by Jordan White.
David Weatherston leaves the field to be replaced by Daniel Ashe.
Blair Henderson is brought on as a substitute for Martin McNiff.
Phillip Johnston sends in a cross.
Shot by Kenneth Mackay.
David Hopkirk scores a right footed goal. Stirling 3-1 Annan Athletic.Assist by Iain Chisholm.
Corner taken by Andrew Mitchell from the left by-line.
Clearance made by Peter Watson.
Corner taken by Craig Comrie.
Clearance by Iain Chisholm.
The ball is sent over by Phillip Johnston.
James Bishop joins the action as a substitute, replacing Darren Smith.
Corner taken by Andrew Mitchell.
Steven Black restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Black by Jordan White.
Craig Comrie restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordan White by Steven Black.
Steven Black crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Steven Sloan comes on in place of Kieran Brannan.
Lee Hamilton challenges Josh Todd unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Corner taken by Craig Comrie from the left by-line.
Peter Watson makes a clearance.
Clearance made by Martin McNiff.
Jordan White takes a shot and cleared the bar.
Josh Todd produces a cross.
Andrew Mitchell goes into the referee's book.
The referee gets the second half started.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Andrew Mitchell.
David Crawford takes the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Phillip Johnston.
Phillip Johnston takes a shot.
Centre by Kenneth Mackay.
Darren Smith takes the free kick.
Jordan White fouled by Steven Black, the ref awards a free kick.
David Weatherston grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Stirling 3-0 Annan Athletic.Assist on the goal came from Craig Comrie.
David Weatherston scores with their right foot. Stirling 2-0 Annan Athletic.Assist by Jordan White.
Kenneth Mackay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Smith.
Header at goal by Ross Forsyth misses to the right.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Craig Comrie.
Josh Todd gets a header at goal. David Crawford blocks the ball.
Graham Weir challenges David Hopkirk unfairly and gives away a free kick.
David McClune takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Andrew Mitchell.
Unfair challenge on Martin McNiff by David McClune results in a free kick.
Peter Bradley makes a clearance.
David Weatherston takes a shot. Kenny Arthur safely holds on.
The ball is sent over by David Weatherston.
The ball is delivered by Josh Todd.
Andrew Mitchell crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Darren Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Mitchell.
Phillip Johnston fouled by Peter Bradley, the ref awards a free kick.
Ross Forsyth manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Andrew Mitchell by Graham Weir results in a free kick.
The match begins.
Stirling at full strength
Stirling defender Ross McGeachie has been passed fit to give boss Greig McDonald a complete squad to choose from as they commence battle with Annan.
McDonald said: "Annan qualified for the play-offs a few weeks ago and have tried a few things out with their team since then.
"We have come into them in a different way having won five out of six games and it will be interesting to see which way is best.
"There has been very little between the sides in the games this season with a win apiece and two draws so I am fairly sure nothing will be decided in this first leg."
Annan midfielder Matty Flynn returns from suspension to give manager Jim Chapman a fully-fit and suspension-free squad to select from.
Chapman reckons that neither side will be able to pull off a surprise move and the winner will be the team who makes the fewest mistakes.
He explained: "We know each other really well and cannot introduce anything at this stage that will surprise the other. It is no longer league football we are playing where mistakes can possibly be caught up.
"The team that makes the fewest mistakes and is the most competitive will go through."
© 2004 - 2014 football.co.uk