Annan Athletic FC
Annan Athletic FC
Annan win 3-1 on aggregate
ANNAN did enough to seize the initiative in this Second Division play-off semi-final, as Alloa's second-half pressure was unable to prevent a fifth successive defeat at Galabank last night.
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Second Division play-offs
Arbroath 4, Montrose 1
Arbroath took a major step towards the first-ever silverware in the club's history as they defeated Clyde 3-0 at Broadwood on Saturday.
Clyde 0, Arbroath 3
Annan Athletic's five-game winning run came to an end as ever-improving bottom side Clyde won 2-0 at Galabank. The Bully Wee took the lead on 17 minutes when their recent loan signing from St Mirren Jamie McCluskey curled home a shot from the edge of the box.
Championship dark horses Annan can pull to within two points of leaders Arbroath by winning the first of their double header against an improving Clyde side tonight.
Queen's Park 0, Annan Athletic 1
Montrose player/manager Steven Tweed informed his players after Saturday's 2-1 defeat from Annan that he was reluctantly standing down from his position due to work commitments and, unfortunately for the Links Park chief, he could not go out with a bang.
Arbroath 2, Berwick Rangers 1
Albion Rovers, Arbroath and Stranraer were looking to top the Third Division last night, and by the time the final whistles blew at Cliftonhill and Galabank it was Arbroath who emerged as the top dogs as they beat Albion Rovers 2-0.
Stranraer earned revenge on bottom side Clyde for their defeat on Saturday and moved to the top of the table by defeating the Bully Wee 3-1 at Stair Park. The visitors' Ricky Waddell went close after eight minutes with a fierce left- foot shot and the home side responded with Armand One forcing John Hutchison into a fine save on 21 minutes.
FIRST DIVISION Morton v Falkirk
SEVEN teams still have legitimate title claims after leaders Arbroath lost 3-2 at Elgin City
Arbroath remain top after holding on with nine men to win a stormy game against ten-man Annan Athletic at Galabank 2-1.
Queen's Park 1, Arbroath 1
McCarthy in Scotland riddle, Di Canio keen on management and could Colin Calderwood be bound for West Brom ?
ANNAN Athletic have been an excellent addition to the SFL and have held their own in the Third Division, but one damning statistic continues to haunt the Galabank side - they have still not won a midweek fixture in the two-and-a-half years since joining the league.
Queen of the South's first home league fixture since 13 November, against Ross County, failed to be played to a conclusion last night as a corner of Palmerston Park was plunged into darkness midway through the second half due to floodlight failure.