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Unstoppable strike

ANNAN manager Peter Murphy admitted he applauded the extra time wonder strike scored by Stenhousemuir which left his side with nothing to show for their efforts

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By Zac Hannay
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Unstoppable strike

Ross Forbes’ 25 yard half volley sailed into the top corner of the net to snatch victory for the Warriors right at the death after they came from behind twice in the match.

The exciting affair had goalmouth action at both ends, but similar to the Stirling game two weeks ago Annan were unable to see out the game from a winning position. Only this time, unlike the point gained against The Binos, The Black and Golds ended up with nothing.

Tommy Goss opened the scoring with his 23rd goal in all competitions, but just moments later Nat Wedderburn equalised for Stenny.

Then, in the second half, Dominic Docherty fired Athletic back into the driving seat. However, the visitors equalised again, this time through Matty Yates.

And when it looked like both sides would be settling for a point, Forbes struck a spectacular winner in injury time.

Murphy said: “At the end of the game I ended up clapping. When you see a goal like that, the strike was so sweet, you have got to applaud it.

“It is something you can’t set up against.”

Annan have slid to fourth in League Two after being leapfrogged by Gary Naysmith’s side, but tomorrow they have a chance to return to winning ways on home turf when Elgin City make the long journey south.

It will be another tough fixture as the Borough Briggs side have proven to be strong opposition in the league so far this season. Annan have failed to win in the three previous encounters, losing twice and drawing once.

Murphy said: “We play to win every game. Elgin have proved tough opposition this season. Their striker Kane Hester is just behind Tommy Goss with goals, he’s flying.

“We went up there in January and we drew. We hit the bar and the post, so we are just looking for that little bit of luck.”

Incredibly only 11 points separate third from bottom spot in League Two and the run in is set to be a thriller.

Murphy said: “This season is ridiculous. Anyone can beat anybody. Dumbarton set up not to concede then they nick a goal. They have been very defensive.

“It is exciting. There is plenty to play for and I’m sure somebody will come from nowhere.”

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