January 12, 2013
Black and Golds claim the points
Annan recorded back-to-back league victories for only the second time this season with a 2-1 home win against promotion-chasing Montrose.
This season's previous meeting between the two sides in August ended in a goalless draw and neither team was able to break the deadlock before half-time this time, David Hopkirk coming closest with a header easily saved by Sandy Wood.
The Gable Endies' goalkeeper again needed to be alert in the 61st minute to keep out Alistair Love's goalbound header.
The Black and Golds made their pressure count just a minute later when Hopkirk's left-footed strike nestled in the bottom corner.
Love doubled the hosts' lead after Steven Swinglehurst's free-kick picked out the young defender, who made no mistake with a simple tap-in.
Garry Wood grabbed a goal back for the visitors from close range in the 89th minute but Stuart Garden's side were unable to find a late equaliser.
|1 Alex Mitchell||1 Sandy Wood|
|7 Ally Love||5 Alan Campbell|
|5 Steven Swinglehurst||2 Steven McNalley|
|3 Micheal McGowan||4 John Crawford|
|6 Scott Chaplain||6 Terry Masson|
|11 Stephen Sloan||7 Lloyd Young|
|8 Chris Jardine||8 Craig McLeish|
|9 Michael Daly||3 Ricky McIntosh|
|2 Jonny Blake||10 Gary Wood|
|4 Harry Monaghan||11 Scott Johnstone|
|10 David Hopkirk||9 Leighton Mcintosh|
|17 Craig Summersgill||Philip McGuire 15|
|12 Peter Watson||Paul Watson 12|
|15 Jordan McKechnie||Colin Wilson 16|
|14 John Watson||David Gray 14|
|16 Andrew Donnelly|
|Andrew Donnelly for Michael Daly (87)||Paul Watson for Craig McLeish (70)|
|David Gray for Terry Masson (85)|
|Ally Love (45)||Alan Campbell (59)|
|Leighton Mcintosh (84)|
|· Squads: Annan Athletic | Montrose|