December 29, 2012
Annan hit the winning trail
Annan ended their six-game winless run with a surprise 2-0 home victory against Elgin.
The Galabankies went ahead after 11 minutes when Graeme Ramage sent a thunderous effort into the top corner from outside the area.
Ross Jack's men responded well, and would have seen Daniel Moore get them back level were it not for a fine save by Alex Mitchell.
The Black and Whites continued to threaten after the break as Stuart Leslie headed against the crossbar from close range after 50 minutes.
Scott Chaplain was able to wrap up the hosts' victory with an 80th-minute penalty after Jack Steele was brought down by Paul McCullan.
Mitchell needed to be alert to deny Darryl McHardy late on, as the Black and Golds recorded a clean sheet and an important win.
|Annan Athletic||Elgin City|
|1 Alex Mitchell||1 John Gibson|
|11 Jack Steel||2 David Niven|
|7 Ally Love||10 Mark Nicolson|
|5 Steven Swinglehurst||4 Sean Crighton|
|3 Micheal McGowan||8 Ross O'Donoghue|
|6 Scott Chaplain||3 Paul McMullan|
|8 Chris Jardine||5 Paul Harkins|
|2 Jonny Blake||7 Dennis Wyness|
|4 Harry Monaghan||11 Daniel Moore|
|10 Greame Ramage||6 Bryan Cameron|
|9 Andrew Donnelly||9 Stuart Leslie|
|17 Craig Summersgill||Joe Malin 21|
|12 Greg Thorburn||Ceiran McLean 14|
|15 Stephen Sloan||Darryl McHardy 15|
|16 Michael Daly||Paul Millar 12|
|14 Jordan McKechnie|
|Michael Daly for Greame Ramage (46)||Ceiran McLean for Paul Harkins (46)|
|Stephen Sloan for Andrew Donnelly (59)||Paul Millar for Dennis Wyness (76)|
|Jordan McKechnie for Ally Love (65)||Darryl McHardy for Paul McMullan (82)|
|Chris Jardine (30)||Paul McMullan (79)|
|Scott Chaplain (42)||David Niven (89)|
|Jack Steel (55)|
|· Squads: Annan Athletic | Elgin City|