Elgin City 4 - 1 Berwick Rangers

Saturday 6th August 2011
C Gunn (17, pen 20, 51, 70)P Currie (84)

Gunn on fire for Elgin

Craig Gunn fired all four goals for Elgin in their 4-1 defeat of Berwick.

Gunn's first came after 17 minutes when he coolly converted Graeme Beveridge's cross from close range.

He added a second from the penalty spot three minutes later after Dan Moore was fouled by Dan Smith. Gunn smashed his effort down the centre of the goal.

The hat-trick was completed five minutes into the second half when Gunn collected Moore's cross to slot into the bottom corner.

But he was not finished there and added a fourth in the 70th minute, heading into the top corner after more good work from Moore.

Berwick managed a consolation with five minutes left thanks to Paul Currie's unstoppable 25-yard drive.

OfficialJohn McKendrick
Attendance534
VenueBorough Briggs
Kick Off
Elgin City 0 - 0 Berwick Rangers
0:27
Cross from Daniel Moore
0:34
Save made by Jamie Barclay
0:53
Cross from Brian Cameron
0:56
Block taken by Andrew McLean
1:26
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot
1:40
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
3:39
Offside flag raised against Damon Gray
3:41
Free Kick taken by Alexander Clark
4:31
Shot taken by Fraser McLaren with his right foot from the right penalty area
4:41
Save made by Alexander Clark
4:47
Shot taken by Damon Gray with his right foot from the centre penalty area
4:59
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
5:05
Foul on Stuart Leslie
5:10
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
5:25
Cross from Daniel Moore
5:28
Clearance by Christopher McLeod
5:47
Cross from Daniel Moore
5:59
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
6:27
Cross from Daniel Moore
6:31
Save made by Jamie Barclay
6:48
Foul on Fraser McLaren
6:52
Free Kick taken by Kevin McDonald
7:05
Cross from Kevin McDonald
7:16
Corner taken by Kevin McDonald with his right foot from the right byline
7:38
Clearance by David Niven
7:49
Offside flag raised against Damon Gray
7:50
Free Kick taken by Alexander Clark
8:13
Cross from Daniel Moore
8:19
Clearance by Stephen Thompson
8:28
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
8:44
Clearance by Paul Currie
8:53
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie from the centre penalty area
9:04
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
9:30
Substitution for Berwick Rangers: Darren Gribben on for Fraser McLaren
11:05
Corner taken by Kevin McDonald with his right foot from the right byline
11:27
Clearance by Alexander Clark
15:08
Shot taken by Damon Gray using his left foot
15:33
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
16:52
Shot taken by Craig Gunn using his left foot from the right six yard line
16:52
Elgin City 1 - 0 Berwick Rangers
GOAL scored by Craig Gunn using his left foot from the right six yard line to the bottom right of the goal.
18:44
Foul on Daniel Moore
19:10
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Craig Gunn and scored with his right foot going centre low
19:10
Elgin City 2 - 0 Berwick Rangers
GOAL scored by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the penalty spot going centre low of the goal.
19:51
Foul on Kevin McDonald
19:56
Free Kick taken by Kevin McDonald from the left wing
20:04
Cross from Kevin McDonald
20:07
Save made by Alexander Clark
22:41
Cross from Brian Cameron
22:44
Clearance by Kevin McDonald
22:53
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
23:09
Clearance by Christopher McLeod
23:15
Hand Ball taken by Darren Gribben
23:18
Free Kick taken by Ross O'Donoghue
23:42
Cross from Stuart Noble
24:38
Foul on Richard Walker
24:42
Free Kick taken by Richard Walker from the right wing
24:51
Cross from Richard Walker
24:56
Clearance by Paul Kaczan
26:54
Foul on Craig Gunn
26:58
Free Kick taken by Jamie Duff
28:44
Shot taken by Darren Gribben with his right foot
29:13
Foul on Stephen Thompson
29:21
Free Kick taken by Stephen Thompson
29:28
Offside flag raised against Damon Gray
29:29
Free Kick taken by Alexander Clark
31:40
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
31:44
Foul on Stuart Leslie
31:48
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
32:13
Cross from Ross O'Donoghue
32:18
Clearance by Christopher McLeod
33:19
Offside flag raised against Graeme Beveridge
33:20
Free Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
36:47
Shot taken by Darren Gribben using his left foot
36:56
Save made by Alexander Clark
37:14
Foul on Darren Smith
37:18
Free Kick taken by Kevin McDonald from the right wing
37:37
Cross from Kevin McDonald
38:15
Corner taken by Kevin McDonald with his right foot from the right byline
38:37
Save made by Alexander Clark
38:56
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie with his right foot
39:05
Save made by Jamie Barclay
40:16
Shot taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left penalty area
40:31
Block taken by Andrew McLean
41:39
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot
41:53
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
43:46
Shot taken by Paul Currie with his right foot
44:03
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
45:00+0:11
Cross from Richard Walker
45:00+0:16
Save made by Alexander Clark
Half Time
Elgin City 2 - 0 Berwick Rangers
Second Half Started
Elgin City 2 - 0 Berwick Rangers
47:34
Foul on Darren Gribben
47:39
Free Kick taken by Darren Gribben
48:00
Shot taken by Darren Gribben with his right foot
48:07
Save made by Alexander Clark
49:36
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
50:24
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the left six yard line
50:24
Elgin City 3 - 0 Berwick Rangers
GOAL scored by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the left six yard line to the bottom left of the goal.
52:06
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
52:56
Foul on David Niven
53:00
Free Kick taken by David Niven
55:29
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie with his right foot from the right penalty area
55:46
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
57:48
Foul on Craig Gunn
58:03
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
58:19
Cross from Daniel Moore
58:29
Shot taken by Jamie Duff from the centre penalty area
58:43
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
60:36
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
60:42
Foul on Damon Gray
60:47
Free Kick taken by Kevin McDonald
60:57
Cross from Kevin McDonald
62:39
Foul on Stephen Thompson
62:43
Free Kick taken by Kevin McDonald
63:26
Offside flag raised against Damon Gray
63:28
Free Kick taken by Alexander Clark
64:36
Cross from Brian Cameron
64:39
Block taken by Stephen Thompson
64:43
Corner taken by Daniel Moore with his right foot from the right byline
65:16
Clearance by Christopher McLeod
65:27
Shot taken by Darren Gribben with his right foot
67:17
Foul on Paul Kaczan
67:38
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the left wing
67:41
BOOKING: Paul Currie of Berwick Rangers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
68:04
Cross from Daniel Moore
68:13
Substitution for Elgin City: Blair Lawrie on for Brian Cameron
69:25
Shot taken by Craig Gunn from the centre penalty area
69:25
Elgin City 4 - 0 Berwick Rangers
GOAL scored by Craig Gunn from the centre penalty area to the top right of the goal.
70:30
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
71:08
Shot taken by Jamie Duff from the centre penalty area
71:24
Clearance by Christopher McLeod
72:15
Foul on Stuart Leslie
72:22
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the left wing
74:01
Foul on Blair Lawrie
74:25
Substitution for Elgin City: Jason Crooks on for Craig Gunn
74:55
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
75:12
Shot taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot
75:18
Save made by Jamie Barclay
78:12
Substitution for Elgin City: Craig Frizzel on for Stuart Leslie
79:07
Shot taken by Christopher McLeod with his right foot
79:28
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
80:11
Cross from David Greenhill
80:14
Save made by Alexander Clark
80:21
Foul on Blair Lawrie
80:26
Free Kick taken by Ross O'Donoghue
83:14
Shot taken by Paul Currie with his right foot
83:14
Elgin City 4 - 1 Berwick Rangers
GOAL scored by Paul Currie with his right foot to the top left of the goal.
84:44
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
84:53
Foul on Jason Crooks
84:59
Free Kick taken by Jason Crooks
85:45
Shot taken by Kevin McDonald with his right foot from the centre penalty area
86:17
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
87:24
Foul on Elliot Smith
87:34
Free Kick taken by Elliot Smith from the right wing
89:03
Offside flag raised against Graeme Beveridge
89:05
Free Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
Full Time
Elgin City 4 - 1 Berwick Rangers

Elgin City

vs

Berwick Rangers

4
Goals
1
3
Assists
0
12
Shots
11
7
On Target
4
5
Off Target
7
11
Crosses
8
5
Corners
3
16
Throw Ins
7
7
Saves
4
3
Clearances
8
8
Goal Kicks
7
0
Blocks
3
15
Free Kicks
11
2
Offside
4
0
Hand Balls
1
1
Penalties
0
0
Yellow Cards
1

Elgin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alexander Clark
02.David Niven
03.Jamie Duff
04.Paul Kaczan
05.Mark Nicolson
06.Ross O'Donoghue
07.Brian Cameron 69+0' Tactical
08.Daniel Moore
09.Craig Gunn 75+0' Tactical
10.Stuart Leslie 79+0' Tactical
11.Graeme Beveridge

Substitutes

12.Graeme Beveridge
13.John Calder
14.Archie MacPhee
15.Archibald MacPhee
16.Blair Lawrie 69+0' Tactical
17.Jason Crooks 75+0' Tactical
18.Craig Frizzel 79+0' Tactical

Berwick Rangers

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Jamie Barclay
02.Richard Walker
03.Christopher McLeod
04.Stephen Thompson
05.Andrew McLean
06.Darren Smith
07.Kevin McDonald
08.Fraser McLaren 10+0' Injury
09.Paul Currie (68+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Paul Currie
11.Damon Gray

Substitutes

12.Stuart Noble
13.Jonathan Gall
14.Elliot Smith
15.Christopher Townsley
16.Christopher Townsley
17.David Greenhill
18.Darren Gribben 10+0' Injury

McPhee in line for City bow

Elgin City include Archie McPhee in their squad for the first time following the midfielder's loan move from Ross County and he is set to feature against Berwick Rangers.

Borough Briggs boss Ross Jack is hoping attacking midfielder Graeme Beveridge will have recovered from the blow he received to his nose last week against East Fife that led to fears it was broken.

Jack reckons both sides will go into this game full of confidence, saying: "Berwick will be flying after beating Partick and we are in good spirits after seeing off Ross County and then playing well at East Fife.

"Jimmy Crease will be determined that his men got off to a great start in the league but then again so are we."

Berwick make the long trek north with midfielder Lee Currie dropping out through suspension to be replaced by David Greenhill.

The Borderers have no other concerns with the exception of injured goalkeeper Ian McAldon.

Manager Jimmy Crease is predicting plenty of goals and said: "It is a long way to go for a nil-nil game but they have good attackers and we have strikers scoring so this should be a game where goals are scored at both ends.

"We did well in the Scottish Communities Cup last week but we are unlikely to win that competition, so it is even more important we do well now that the league games are starting."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Up Annan Athletic 1 3 3
2 Up Elgin City 1 3 3
3 Up Clyde 1 2 3
4 Down Alloa Athletic 1 1 3
5 East Stirlingshire 1 1 3
6 Up Stranraer 1 -1 0
7 Montrose 1 -1 0
8 Peterhead 1 -2 0
9 Queen's Park 1 -3 0
10 Down Berwick Rangers 1 -3 0

Updated 6/08/2011 at 17:03

 
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