Berwick 3-2 Edinburgh City: Match Report

06 May 2017

Arbroath seal promotion after Stirling effort

Arbroath clinched promotion and the Scottish League Two title with a 1-1 draw at Stirling.

A point clear of Forfar at the start of the day, Martin Scott's header after five minutes calmed any early Arbroath nerves.

Steven Doris hit the post with a penalty after Andrew Black fouled Bobby Linn as the visitors missed the chance to double their advantage after 38 minutes.

Blair Henderson levelled from the spot with 15 minutes remaining but Forfar's failure to win ensured Arbroath went up.

Forfar's title bid petered out tamely as they were overturned 4-2 on their own turf by Annan Athletic.

Goals from Peter Watson, Smart Osadolor and Maxwell Wright saw Annan race into a three-goal lead against their play-off opponents inside 39 minutes.

Michael Travis pulled one back with a header four minutes before half-time, and Thomas O'Brien reduced the deficit further after 54 minutes.

But as Forfar pushed forward looking for an unlikely win, Aidan Smith struck on the counter.

At the other end of the table, Berwick and Clyde both sealed safety to condemn Cowdenbeath to the relegation play-off.

Darren Lavery and Greg Rutherford were on target in Berwick's 2-1 triumph over Edinburgh City, with Lewis Allan grabbing the visitors' consolation.

Clyde drew 1-1 at Montrose thanks to David Goodwillie's low effort on 26 minutes, which was cancelled out by Christopher Templeman eight minutes from time.

Cowdenbeath were held to a goalless draw at Elgin, which saw the hosts narrowly miss out on pipping Montrose to the final play-off place.

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