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Edinburgh have the edge over Annan in quest for promotion

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Edinburgh took a huge step towards promotion to cinch League 1 after winning the first-leg of their play-off final against Annan.

With both sides looking to move up a division, Edinburgh won 2-0 at Ainslie Park to take control of the tie.

Innes Murray opened the scoring with a well-taken dinked finish early in the second half.

The lead was doubled just 12 minutes later as Ryan Shanley bent home a free-kick.

The Citizens saw out the rest of the game and head into Friday’s second leg in Annan closing in on the third tier of Scottish football for the first time.

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