A combination of rain and Elgin’s ability to finally win away games ended Annan’s three-month stay at the top of League 2.
The Galabank side were due to play Berwick Rangers, but their game was called off just minutes before Jim Chapman’s side arrived at Shielfield, and that left the door open for the Highlanders to go top if they won at East Fife.
Jim Weir’s side took the opportunity with a 2-0 success with the opening goal coming ten minutes into the second half when Daniel Moore cut the ball back into the path of Thomas Reilly who cracked a shot past Ryan Goodfellow.
The Fifers pushed hard for an equaliser but they were hit with a second blow three minutes from time when substitute Marc McKenzie set up fellow replacement Kyle MacLeod to turn the ball home from close range.
Weir said afterwards: “We have made a lot of progress in the past year. However, no-one will be getting carried away. Our campaign had suffered from a failure to win away games that lasted for over four months but that is two away successes in our last two games.”
East Fife player-manager Gary Naysmith said: “We pushed and probed but could not find a way through. Their defence was better than ours and it is a bit disappointing after a great win at Stirling last weekend.”
Elgin’s success denied Queen’s Park the chance to be at the summit after they dug deep to secure a 1-0 win at fellow title rivals Clyde. The Spiders won thanks to a goal midway through the first half by Gavin Mitchell.
Stirling Albion’s hopes of breaking into the play-off pack took a hit for a second week running as they lost 3-2 at East Stirling. The Shire remain at the foot of the table, though they will take a lift from winning after two consecutive defeats.
Arbroath secured a third win in a row when they defeated Montrose 2-0 at Links Park to claim bragging rights in Angus.