Stranraer 5 - 2 Elgin City

Saturday 28th January 2012
M Moore (22, 71)
C Malcolm (33)
S Stirling (pen 53)
S Taggart (68)
M Nicolson (13, 41)

Moore goals for Stranraer

Michael Moore scored twice as Stranraer came from behind to beat Elgin 5-2 and keep up the pressure at the top of the Scottish Third Division.

The hosts went ahead in the 13th minute when Mark Nicolson slotted home from six yards before Moore headed in the equaliser in the 22nd minute after finding space to steer Sean Winter's ball into the top corner.

Craig Malcolm put Stranraer ahead from close range before the break but their lead lasted just eight minutes as Nicolson volleyed in from the edge of the box.

Alexander Clark brought down Stephen Stirling in the 53rd minute, with Stirling stepping up to covert the penalty.

The game turned in the 68th minute when Scott Taggart's drilled effort found the net from 18 yards.

Three minutes later Moore got into the six-yard box to head home Nathan Shepherd's corner for his eighth goal of the season.

OfficialEuan Anderson
Attendance285
VenueStair Park
Kick Off
Stranraer 0 - 0 Elgin City
0:33
Shot taken by Archie MacPhee using his left foot from the left penalty area
0:50
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
3:36
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
5:34
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
6:28
Foul on Brian Cameron
6:35
Free Kick taken by Ross O'Donoghue
8:55
Foul on Brian Cameron
9:02
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
9:22
Cross from Daniel Moore
9:26
Clearance by Michael Moore
12:11
Corner taken by Nathan Shepherd using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
12:35
Clearance by Paul Millar
12:54
Shot taken by Mark Nicolson with his right foot from the right six yard line
12:54
Stranraer 0 - 1 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Mark Nicolson with his right foot from the right six yard line to the bottom left of the goal.
14:32
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
15:44
Corner taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
16:06
Clearance by David Niven
17:27
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
18:16
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
19:16
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
20:28
Shot taken by Paul Millar with his right foot
20:36
Save made by Ryan Marshall
21:39
Shot taken by Michael Moore from the right penalty area
21:39
Stranraer 1 - 1 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Michael Moore from the right penalty area to the top right of the goal.
24:24
Corner taken by Scott Taggart with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
24:37
Cross from Nathan Shepherd
24:46
Shot taken by Sean Winter from the centre penalty area
24:56
Save made by Alexander Clark
25:47
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
26:29
Shot taken by Jamie Duff from the right penalty area
26:53
Clearance by Steven Noble
28:42
Shot taken by David Niven with his right foot
31:42
Corner taken by Nathan Shepherd using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
32:09
Shot taken by Michael Moore from the left penalty area
32:29
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
32:55
Shot taken by Craig Malcolm with his right foot from the centre penalty area
32:55
Stranraer 2 - 1 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Craig Malcolm with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
34:46
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
36:22
BOOKING: Mark Durnan of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
37:03
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
38:52
Shot taken by Stephen Stirling with his right foot
39:00
Save made by Alexander Clark
39:49
Offside flag raised against Michael Moore
39:50
Free Kick taken by Alexander Clark
40:28
Shot taken by Mark Nicolson with his right foot
40:28
Stranraer 2 - 2 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Mark Nicolson with his right foot to the top right of the goal.
42:23
Offside flag raised against Craig Malcolm
42:25
Free Kick taken by Mark Durnan
42:40
Foul on Paul Millar
42:45
Free Kick taken by Paul Millar
43:31
Shot taken by Paul Millar with his right foot
43:45
Block taken by Nathan Shepherd
Half Time
Stranraer 2 - 2 Elgin City
Second Half Started
Stranraer 2 - 2 Elgin City
45:33
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
46:05
Clearance by David MacGregor
46:11
Shot taken by Brian Cameron with his right foot
46:29
Save made by Ryan Marshall
47:25
Offside flag raised against Craig Malcolm
47:26
Free Kick taken by Alexander Clark
48:37
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
48:52
Foul on Stephen Stirling
49:23
BOOKING: Jamie Duff of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
49:35
Free Kick taken by John Kane
50:45
Foul on Steven Noble
50:49
Free Kick taken by Steven Noble
51:05
Foul on Stephen Stirling
52:06
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Stephen Stirling and scored with his right foot to the bottom right
52:06
Stranraer 3 - 2 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Stephen Stirling with his right foot from the penalty spot to the bottom right of the goal.
53:28
Foul on Nathan Shepherd
53:34
Free Kick taken by Stephen Stirling from the left wing
53:40
Cross from Stephen Stirling
53:44
BOOKING: David Niven of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
54:04
Clearance by David Niven
54:18
Corner taken by Nathan Shepherd using his left foot from the right byline
54:42
Foul on David Niven
54:46
Free Kick taken by Alexander Clark
56:36
Foul on Mark Nicolson
56:57
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
57:20
Shot taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot
57:34
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
58:11
Foul on Stephen Stirling
58:16
Free Kick taken by Nathan Shepherd from the right wing
58:22
Cross from Nathan Shepherd
59:35
Foul on Paul Millar
59:40
Free Kick taken by Paul McMullan from the left wing
60:16
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
62:18
Goal Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
64:48
Substitution for Elgin City: Craig Gunn on for Paul Millar
66:45
Foul on Stephen Stirling
66:49
Free Kick taken by Steven Noble
67:18
Shot taken by Scott Taggart using his left foot
67:18
Stranraer 4 - 2 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Scott Taggart using his left foot to the bottom right of the goal.
69:23
Substitution for Elgin City: Jason Crooks on for Brian Cameron
70:15
Corner taken by Nathan Shepherd using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
70:42
Shot taken by Michael Moore from the left penalty area
70:42
Stranraer 5 - 2 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Michael Moore from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
73:48
Foul on Michael Moore
73:56
Free Kick taken by Scott Taggart
74:09
Substitution for Stranraer: Martin Grehan on for Michael Moore
75:24
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
76:01
Shot taken by Jamie Duff from the left penalty area
78:00
Shot taken by Archie MacPhee using his left foot
78:15
Substitution for Stranraer: Christopher Aitken on for Stephen Stirling
79:37
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
79:59
Clearance by David MacGregor
80:27
Substitution for Stranraer: Stuart McColm on for Craig Malcolm
81:25
Substitution for Elgin City: Graeme Beveridge on for Paul McMullan
83:40
Foul on Daniel Moore
83:49
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
84:46
Corner taken by Christopher Aitken with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
85:08
Clearance by David Niven
86:07
Foul on Frank McKeown
86:11
Free Kick taken by Ryan Marshall
87:20
Foul on Martin Grehan
87:24
Free Kick taken by John Kane
88:35
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline short of the target
88:58
Cross from Ross O'Donoghue
89:02
Shot taken by Mark Nicolson from the right penalty area
Full Time
Stranraer 5 - 2 Elgin City
Result
Stranraer 5 - 2 Elgin City

Stranraer

vs

Elgin City

5
Goals
2
4
Assists
2
7
Shots
12
6
On Target
5
1
Off Target
7
3
Crosses
2
7
Corners
5
25
Throw Ins
20
2
Saves
2
4
Clearances
4
10
Goal Kicks
4
1
Blocks
0
8
Free Kicks
10
3
Offside
0
1
Penalties
0
0
Yellow Cards
3

Stranraer

Formation: 4-4-2

17.Ryan Marshall
02.Nathan Shepherd
03.Scott Taggart
04.David MacGregor
05.Frank McKeown
06.Steven Noble
07.Sean Winter
08.Stephen Stirling 79+0' Tactical
09.John Kane
10.Craig Malcolm 81+0' Tactical
11.Michael Moore 75+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.David Mitchell
13.Grant Gallagher
14.Christopher Aitken 79+0' Tactical
15.Martin Grehan 75+0' Tactical
16.Stuart McColm 81+0' Tactical

Elgin City

Formation: 4-1-4-1

01.Alexander Clark
02.David Niven (54+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Jamie Duff (50+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Mark Durnan (37+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Paul McMullan 82+0' Tactical
06.Archie MacPhee
07.Archibald MacPhee
08.Ross O'Donoghue
09.Mark Nicolson
10.Paul Millar 65+0' Injury
11.Brian Cameron 70+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Daniel Moore
13.John Calder
14.Barry Wilson
15.Craig Gunn 65+0' Injury
16.Jason Crooks 70+0' Tactical
17.Graeme Beveridge 82+0' Tactical
18.Graeme Beveridge

Aitken available again

Stranraer midfielder Chris Aitken is back in contention against Elgin after nearly three months out with a broken bone in his foot.

Second-placed Blues will need to pick themselves up after a 4-0 defeat against Alloa last weekend, with Saturday's clash set to take place on a very heavy Stair Park pitch.

Manager Keith Knox said: "We were very disappointing last weekend as we simply never turned up and were well beaten. However, we have not become a poor side overnight and I am looking for us to bounce back straight away in this one."

"There has been a lot of rain in the area this week and the pitch got a bit of a battering against Alloa so this will be a real slog in the mud."

Elgin make the long trip with striker Paul Millar a major doubt due to his work commitments with the RAF.

Defenders Paul Kaczan and Steven Edwards have already been ruled out, as has midfielder Blair Lawrie.

Giant frontman Millar scored twice against Berwick last week in a 4-0 success, however boss Ross Jack said: "Paul has been away with his employers this week and it is not certain he will be back in time for this, especially as we will be leaving at seven in the morning.

Jack added: "We got a great response from the players last weekend to our defeat against Queen's Park and I am looking for the same type of performance at Stair Park."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Alloa Athletic 21 15 45
2 Stranraer 22 22 41
3 Up Annan Athletic 21 6 35
4 Down Queen's Park 20 11 34
5 Elgin City 19 0 28
6 Berwick Rangers 20 -1 25
7 Up Peterhead 20 -5 22
8 Down Clyde 20 -3 21
9 Down Montrose 21 -13 21
10 East Stirlingshire 22 -32 13

Updated 28/01/2012 at 16:56

 

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