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We maintained our top of the table position with a hard fought win against Annan Athletic

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Date Time League Season Full Time
September 15, 2018 3:00 pm Ladbrokes League 2 2018/19 90'

Recap

City earned another hard fought victory today with a win against Peter Murphy’s Annan Athletic.

Both teams played a very physical game from the start, with City pressing high up the pitch. The first real pressure saw a stramash in the Annan box where several City players have efforts blocked before eventually the ball was cleared. Blair Henderson and Robbie McIntyre both had decent effforts saved and Danny Handling blasted high and wide and while City shaded the possession and pressure, the half looked to be heading for stalemate until Craig Thomson fed Blair Henderson on 43 minutes and the in-form hitman buried a great shot into the bottom corner.

The second half was equally physical but again City had the better of the play and the chances, with both Robbie McIntyre and Conrad Balatoni having good chances saved from corners. Danny Handling had another good chance but sadly he missed the target and heading into the last ten minutes it looked as though one goal would win it, however Craig Thomson once again set up Blair Henderson with a superb cross and the striker guided a header past the keeper to give City the lead they merited on the balance of play.

Annan weren’t done however and they threw everything into the closing stages, eventually forcing a free kick which Ryan Sinnamon brilliantly dispatched into the top corner to set up a nervous last five minutes. Annan tried to press, however City saw our the game with some experienced play and deservedly claimed all three points.

Hard luck to a very game and strong Annan Athletic but City’s quality won the day.

Man of the match: Blair Henderson

Edinburgh City FC

1Calum Antell Goalkeeper
2Craig Thomson Midfielder
3Robbie McIntyre Defender
22Liam Henderson Midfielder
5Conrad Balatoni Defender
4Andrew Black Midfielder
6Marc Laird Midfielder
10Danny Handling 7 Midfielder
19Scott Shepherd 16 Forward
9Blair Henderson Forward
11Graham Taylor Midfielder
21Fraser Morton Goalkeeper
14Gareth Rodger Defender
16Keiran Stewart 19 Defender
7Allan Smith 10 Forward
17Calum Hall Defender
23Adam Watson Midfielder
39Regan Lumsden Forward

Annan Athletic

1Johnny Jamieson Goalkeeper
2Scott Hooper Defender
3James Creaney Defender
4David Wilson Midfielder
5Ayrton Sonkur Defender
6Owen Moxon 17 Midfielder
7Chris Johnston Midfielder
8Kyle Bradley Midfielder
9Aidan Smith 15 Forward
10Ross Fergusson 18 Forward
11Ryan Sinnamon Midfielder
12Trialist 1 Midfielder
14Trialist 2 Midfielder
15Scott Roberts 9 Midfielder
16Max Wright Forward
17Tony Wallace 6 Midfielder
18Tommy Muir 10 Forward
19Peter Murphy Defender
Goals
2
1
Assists
2
0
Yellow Cards
4
1
Red Cards
0
0

Ground

Ainslie Park
94 Pilton Dr, Edinburgh EH5 2HF, UK