Elgin City 1 - 1 Stranraer

Saturday 3rd December 2011
P Millar (9)S Stirling (63)

Honours even at Borough Briggs

Elgin and Stranraer shared the points with a 1-1 draw at Borough Briggs.

The result keeps Elgin in third place in the Scottish Third Division while Stranraer leapfrog Berwick into the final play-off spot.

Elgin, who drew their last league game against East Stirling, took the lead after nine minutes through striker Paul Millar.

Millar rose highest to head in Graeme Beveridge's cross from the right wing.

Stranraer, who thrashed Montrose 4-0 in their last league outing, drew level in the 63rd minute.

Stephen Stirling swept the ball home from close range after good work from Stuart McColm inside the penalty area.

Elgin's top scorer Craig Dunn had the chance to give his side the lead again but he screwed his shot wide.

OfficialMat Northcroft
Attendance520
VenueBorough Briggs
Kick Off
Elgin City 0 - 0 Stranraer
1:01
Cross from John Kane
1:05
Clearance by Graeme Beveridge
1:56
Foul on Ross O'Donoghue
2:02
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
2:47
Hand Ball taken by David Niven
2:54
Free Kick taken by Stephen Stirling from the right wing
3:13
Shot taken by Stephen Stirling from the right wing
3:37
Block taken by David Niven
3:41
Corner taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot from the right byline
4:07
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
5:29
Foul on Daniel Moore
5:44
Free Kick taken by David Niven from the left wing
5:47
BOOKING: David MacGregor of Stranraer given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
7:43
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
8:09
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
8:59
Shot taken by Paul Millar from the centre penalty area
8:59
Elgin City 1 - 0 Stranraer
GOAL scored by Paul Millar from the centre penalty area to the top left of the goal.
10:42
Foul on David Niven
10:48
Free Kick taken by David Niven
12:14
Cross from Daniel Moore
12:27
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
14:52
Corner taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot from the left byline
15:18
Save made by Alexander Clark
17:11
Cross from Daniel Moore
17:15
Clearance by Frank McKeown
17:21
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
18:08
Foul on Craig Gunn
18:14
Free Kick taken by Ross O'Donoghue
18:32
Shot taken by Mark Nicolson with his right foot from the centre penalty area
18:45
Block taken by Frank McKeown
19:19
Foul on David Niven
19:23
Free Kick taken by Alexander Clark
21:08
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
21:26
Foul on Stuart McColm
21:31
Free Kick taken by Frank McKeown
22:04
Shot taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot
22:20
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
22:42
Offside flag raised against Paul Millar
22:44
Free Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
26:53
Shot taken by Frank McKeown with his right foot
27:10
Save made by Alexander Clark
28:04
Foul on Martin Grehan
28:10
Free Kick taken by Stephen Stirling
28:33
Cross from Stephen Stirling
28:36
Save made by Alexander Clark
28:41
Offside flag raised against Craig Malcolm
28:43
Free Kick taken by Mark Nicolson
29:50
Cross from Scott Taggart
30:00
Corner taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot from the left byline
30:25
Cross from Stephen Stirling
30:41
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
31:49
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
34:09
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot
34:47
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
35:12
Shot taken by Paul Millar from the right six yard line
35:42
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
36:21
Foul on Craig Gunn
36:35
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
36:49
Shot taken by Jamie Duff using his left foot
37:04
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
37:33
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
38:03
Save made by Ryan Marshall
39:35
Cross from Daniel Moore
39:38
Clearance by Steven Noble
40:01
Offside flag raised against Paul Millar
40:04
Free Kick taken by David MacGregor
42:08
Foul on John Kane
42:20
Free Kick taken by John Kane
42:48
Foul on Stephen Stirling
43:00
Free Kick taken by Stephen Stirling
43:20
Shot taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot
43:40
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
44:10
Corner taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot from the left byline
44:48
Save made by Alexander Clark
Half Time
Elgin City 1 - 0 Stranraer
Second Half Started
Elgin City 1 - 0 Stranraer
46:07
Cross from Daniel Moore
46:11
Save made by Ryan Marshall
47:08
Foul on Sean Winter
47:13
Free Kick taken by Scott Taggart from the right wing
49:12
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
50:14
Shot taken by Daniel Moore with his right foot
50:27
Block taken by David MacGregor
52:12
Shot taken by Craig Malcolm from the centre penalty area
52:31
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
53:10
Cross from Scott Taggart
53:13
Clearance by Mark Nicolson
54:03
Offside flag raised against Craig Malcolm
54:04
Free Kick taken by Mark Nicolson
54:17
Corner taken by Daniel Moore with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
55:30
Cross from Craig Gunn
55:42
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
55:48
Foul on Frank McKeown
55:53
Free Kick taken by Frank McKeown
56:28
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
57:10
Cross from Graeme Beveridge
57:14
Clearance by Scott Taggart
60:18
Shot taken by Ross O'Donoghue with his right foot
60:40
Save made by Ryan Marshall
60:46
Shot taken by Sean Winter with his right foot from the right penalty area
60:59
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
62:10
Shot taken by Stephen Stirling using his left foot from the centre penalty area
62:10
Elgin City 1 - 1 Stranraer
GOAL scored by Stephen Stirling using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
63:18
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the centre penalty area
63:33
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
63:44
Foul on Stuart Leslie
63:54
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
64:19
Cross from Daniel Moore
64:22
Save made by Ryan Marshall
65:00
Cross from Stuart McColm
65:11
Corner taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot from the left byline
65:29
Clearance by David Niven
65:51
Shot taken by David MacGregor with his right foot
66:09
Corner taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot from the right byline
66:56
Shot taken by Stephen Stirling using his left foot
67:08
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
67:14
Substitution for Elgin City: Jason Crooks on for Stuart Leslie
68:19
Cross from Brian Cameron
68:22
Save made by Ryan Marshall
69:00
Shot taken by Craig Gunn from the centre penalty area
69:19
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
69:50
Shot taken by Daniel Moore with his right foot from the right penalty area
70:05
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
70:38
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
71:26
Foul on Craig Malcolm
71:33
Free Kick taken by Frank McKeown
72:51
Foul on Daniel Moore
72:56
Free Kick taken by David Niven
73:12
Substitution for Elgin City: Blair Lawrie on for Paul Millar
74:19
Cross from Graeme Beveridge
74:21
Save made by Ryan Marshall
76:02
Cross from Daniel Moore
76:09
Clearance by David MacGregor
76:36
Shot taken by Brian Cameron from the centre penalty area
77:02
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
77:17
Cross from Stuart McColm
77:21
Save made by Alexander Clark
78:12
Shot taken by Daniel Moore from the centre penalty area
78:20
Save made by Ryan Marshall
79:09
Cross from Stuart McColm
80:00
Cross from Craig Gunn
80:09
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline short of the target
80:40
Substitution for Stranraer: Michael Moore on for Craig Malcolm
81:40
Cross from Michael Moore
81:43
Save made by Alexander Clark
82:53
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
83:30
Substitution for Stranraer: Nathan Shepherd on for Stuart McColm
83:56
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
84:07
Foul on Craig Gunn
84:13
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
84:29
Shot taken by Daniel Moore with his right foot
84:49
Save made by Ryan Marshall
86:32
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the right penalty area
87:03
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
87:28
Cross from Daniel Moore
87:31
Clearance by Frank McKeown
87:43
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
88:45
Cross from Nathan Shepherd
88:48
Save made by Alexander Clark
88:53
Foul on Craig Gunn
88:59
Free Kick taken by Mark Nicolson
89:45
Corner taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot from the left byline
90:00+0:58
BOOKING: John Kane of Stranraer given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+1:51
Shot taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot
90:00+2:09
Block taken by Jamie Duff
90:00+2:27
Cross from Blair Lawrie
90:00+2:32
Clearance by Frank McKeown
Full Time
Elgin City 1 - 1 Stranraer

Elgin City

vs

Stranraer

1
Goals
1
1
Assists
1
14
Shots
10
5
On Target
3
9
Off Target
7
13
Crosses
10
4
Corners
7
15
Throw Ins
19
7
Saves
8
3
Clearances
6
10
Goal Kicks
17
2
Blocks
2
12
Free Kicks
10
2
Offside
2
1
Hand Balls
0
0
Yellow Cards
2

Elgin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alexander Clark
02.Jamie Duff
03.Mark Nicolson
04.David Niven
05.Graeme Beveridge
06.Graeme Beveridge
07.Brian Cameron
08.Ross O'Donoghue
09.Stuart Leslie 68+0' Tactical
10.Daniel Moore
11.Craig Gunn

Substitutes

12.Paul Millar 74+0' Tactical
13.John Calder
14.Barry Wilson
15.Ceiran McLean
16.Blair Lawrie 74+0' Tactical
17.Jason Crooks 68+0' Tactical

Stranraer

Formation: 4-4-2

17.Ryan Marshall
02.Scott Taggart
03.Steven Noble
05.Frank McKeown
16.John Kane (90+1: Unsporting behaviour)
04.David MacGregor (6+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Sean Winter
08.Stephen Stirling
14.Stuart McColm 84+0' Tactical
09.Craig Malcolm 81+0' Tactical
10.Martin Grehan

Substitutes

12.Nathan Shepherd 84+0' Tactical
13.Angus Cochrane
14.Dean Agnew
15.Michael Moore 81+0' Tactical

McPhee faces fitness battle

Elgin City will check on Archie McPhee ahead of kick-off against Stranraer.

The full-back is struggling with a knee knock and faces a late fitness check.

Goalkeeper Zander Clark will play as the suspension for his sending-off against Queen's Park last week is restricted to the Scottish Cup.

The Borough Briggs side have already ruled out Paul Kaczan, Craig Frizzell and Steven Edwards

Manager Ross Jack said: "This is a huge game and it could well be won by the side who copes best with recent disappointments.

"The two of us have been on good runs that ended recently, so I am hoping that it is Elgin who bounce back with a win. The games between us are usually tight and I am sure this one will be no different."

Stranraer goalkeeper David Mitchell and defender Grant Gallagher are suspended for the long trip north.

Midfielder Chris Aitken is also sidelined with a broken foot so youngster Dean Agnew keeps his place in manager Keith Knox's squad.

Knox said: "We missed Chris last week in our Scottish Cup defeat to Forfar, but we just have to get on with things as I believe that we still have the players that can win us games.

"Elgin is never an easy place to go but we can win if we defend better than we have in recent games.

"We beat them earlier in the season and Elgin were probably the better team on the day so we have to guard against a revenge mission."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Annan Athletic 13 11 27
2 Alloa Athletic 14 2 26
3 Elgin City 13 9 22
4 Up Stranraer 13 9 21
5 Down Berwick Rangers 14 4 21
6 Up Clyde 13 7 19
7 Down Queen's Park 13 0 19
8 Montrose 14 -11 14
9 Up East Stirlingshire 14 -21 8
10 Down Peterhead 13 -10 7

Updated 3/12/2011 at 17:03