May 4, 2013
Draw not enough for Montrose
Montrose's slim play-off hopes were dashed as they were held to a 1-1 draw against Annan.
Stuart Garden's men had to end a five-game winless streak and hope for a large swing in goal difference to reach the top four but the first part eluded them.
It was the home side who almost took an early lead as found Martin McNiff headed over from Steven Sloan's corner.
Montrose scored with their first real chance as Scott Johnston curled in from the edge of the area after 24 minutes.
They went close to a second after the break as Martin Boyle's drive from outside the box was pushed away for a corner by Alex Mitchell.
But in the 58th minute Annan levelled as Michael Daly netted his seventh of the season with a low finish into the far corner from the left side of the area.
The visitors pushed for a winner but Garry Wood's effort from 20 yards was tipped over the crossbar by Mitchell.
|Michael Daly (58')||Scott Johnstone (24')|
|1 Alex Mitchell||1 Sandy Wood|
|2 Ian Chisholm||5 Paul Lunan|
|4 Peter Watson||4 Alan Campbell|
|5 Steven Swinglehurst||2 Steven McNalley|
|3 Micheal McGowan||3 Ricky McIntosh|
|8 Scott Chaplain||7 Lloyd Young|
|6 Stephen Sloan||8 Craig McLeish|
|7 Chris Jardine||6 Ross McCord|
|11 Martin McNiff||11 Scott Johnstone|
|9 Michael Daly||10 Gary Wood|
|10 Lewis Hawke||9 Martin Boyle|
|17 Craig Summersgill||Dean Easton 21|
|12 Ally Love||John Crawford 12|
|16 Greg Thorburn||Scott Morton 14|
|15 Murray Davidson||Kieran Sturrock 15|
|14 Jordan McKechnie|
|Murray Davidson for Michael Daly (76)||Scott Morton for Lloyd Young (66)|
|Ally Love for Martin McNiff (84)||Kieran Sturrock for Martin Boyle (79)|
|Martin McNiff (50)||Paul Lunan (37)|
|Alex Mitchell (54)||Ross McCord (49)|
|Ian Chisholm (64)|
|· Squads: Annan Athletic | Montrose|