Annan Athletic 2-5 Arbroath: Match Report

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01 April 2017

Wins for Forfar and Arbroath as pair continue tussle for title

The top two in Ladbrokes League Two both won away matches on Saturday to maintain the exciting race for the title.

Leaders Forfar were convincing 3-0 winners at Stirling Albion, with Jim Lister opening the scoring in the 14th minute before two goals from Danny Denholm (27 and 57) wrapped up the points.

However, second-placed Arbroath stayed within a point of The Loons as they came from behind to win 5-2 at Annan, with a hat-trick from Steven Doris proving decisive.

Ryan McCord gave the visitors a second minute lead, but although Annan had Steve Swinglehurst dismissed, Peter Weatherson (14) and Jordan Stewart (24) had them ahead.

However, Doris levelled three minutes before half-time and Arbroath went on to win with further goals from Doris (60 and 90) and Bryan Prunty (74).

Elgin came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Berwick.

Greg Rutherford (41) and Aaron Murrell (42) had the visitors in control but Thomas Reilly pulled a goal back just before the interval and Brian Cameron earned them a point with an 82nd-minute effort.

Andrew Stevens (43), Paul Watson (53) and Aiden O'Brien (68) got the goals which gave Montrose a comfortable 3-0 home win over Edinburgh City.

Bottom club Cowdenbeath picked up three crucial points with a 1-0 win over second from bottom Clyde, with Dale Carrick getting the 52nd-minute decider at Central Park to move them to within a point of their opponents.


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