Ouzy See strikes to salvage point for Edinburgh City against Annan

Edinburgh City fought from a goal down to secure a 1-1 draw against a well-drilled Annan Athletic.

Edinburgh City striker Ouzy See,
Edinburgh City striker Ouzy See,

The Citizens were on course for their first league defeat under Gary Naysmith after Tony Wallace had converted a 65th-minute penalty for the Borderers at Ainslie Park.

But Ouzy See’s neat finish two minutes later earned the play-off hopefuls what might turn out to be a precious point.

City drop to third in League Two, two points behind second-place Elgin.

The visitors were quick out of the traps and Nathan Flanagan jinked his way into the area and got a shot away which goalkeeper Calum Antell got down well to hold.

Josh Campbell had City’s only real opportunity of a disappointing first half, firing just wide of the target from 25 yards.

The hosts began the second half on the front foot and Rafa De Vita’s effort from outside the area was turned around the post by visiting No.1 Alex Mitchell.

Danny Handling was then set free by De Vita but he failed to generate enough power to trouble the goalkeeper.

But it was the Galabankies who broke the deadlock midway through the second half when Aidan Smith went down under Marc Laird’s challenge and Wallace converted the resulting spot-kick.

City fashioned up a response two minutes later and it was See with his fourth goal in his last six appearances after decent link-up play with Handling.

Annan almost snatched a winner with only a couple of minutes to spare but Antell somehow kept the ball out to deny substitute Max Wright from close range.

City boss Gary Naysmith said: “Annan were the better team in the first half so you have to give them some credit. We made a couple of changes after half-time and were a lot better. A point was probably a fair result.”