Montrose 2 - 3 Elgin City

Saturday 25th February 2012
T Masson (29)
M Boyle (51)
C Gunn (6, 42, 70)

Gunn fires Elgin to victory

Craig Gunn's hat-trick helped Elgin secure a 3-2 win at Montrose.

Ross Jack's side came into the game on the back of three straight wins in the Third Division and went ahead at Links Park after six minutes when Mark Nicolson's pass from the left set up Gunn to open the scoring.

Martin Boyle was unlucky not to level moments later, his right-footed volley hitting a post, before midfielder Terry Masson equalised for the hosts with a low, long-range drive after 29 minutes.

Gunn restored the Black and Whites' advantage four minutes before half-time, sweeping home Archibald MacPhee's assist before they were again pegged back, this time Boyle converted Steven McNalley's cross six minutes after the interval.

The visitors were not to be denied however, Gunn again on hand to find the net with a tidy finish 20 minutes from time to earn Elgin all three points.

OfficialKevin Graham
Attendance401
VenueLinks Park Stadium
Kick Off
Montrose 0 - 0 Elgin City
2:32
Foul on Brian Cameron
2:55
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
3:07
Shot taken by Daniel Moore with his right foot
3:12
Save made by Michael Andrews
4:42
Corner taken by Jamie Winter with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
5:03
Clearance by Paul Millar
5:31
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the centre penalty area
5:31
Montrose 0 - 1 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
7:02
Foul on Stuart Leslie
7:13
Free Kick taken by David Niven
8:36
Shot taken by Jamie Winter with his right foot
8:54
Block taken by Stuart Leslie
8:58
Corner taken by Douglas Cameron with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
9:26
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
11:32
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot
11:49
Block taken by Alan Campbell
12:39
Corner taken by Douglas Cameron using his left foot from the right byline
12:50
Clearance by Paul Millar
13:24
Offside flag raised against Martin Boyle
13:25
Free Kick taken by Alexander Clark
14:28
Foul on Martin Boyle
14:39
Free Kick taken by Alan Campbell
15:28
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
15:59
Foul on Lloyd Young
16:15
Free Kick taken by Jamie Winter from the right wing
16:26
Cross from Jamie Winter
16:36
Offside flag raised against Martin Boyle
18:53
Shot taken by Garry Wood with his right foot
19:05
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
19:58
Cross from Stuart Leslie
20:04
Save made by Stephen McNally
20:23
Offside flag raised against Scott Johnston
20:26
Free Kick taken by Alexander Clark
21:44
Foul on Garry Wood
21:57
Free Kick taken by Michael Andrews
26:59
Shot taken by Paul Millar from the centre penalty area
27:07
Save made by Michael Andrews
28:09
Shot taken by Terry Masson using his left foot
28:09
Montrose 1 - 1 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Terry Masson using his left foot to the bottom left of the goal.
29:32
Foul on Martin Boyle
29:37
Free Kick taken by Jamie Winter
30:10
Shot taken by Jamie Winter using his left foot
30:18
Block taken by Mark Nicolson
30:48
Cross from Daniel Moore
30:50
Save made by Michael Andrews
32:00
Foul on Jonathan Smart
32:09
Free Kick taken by Alan Campbell
32:24
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
33:09
Corner taken by Jamie Winter with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
33:29
Clearance by Mark Durnan
34:06
Cross from Stephen McNally
34:10
Clearance by Mark Durnan
34:11
Corner taken by Douglas Cameron using his left foot from the right byline
34:31
Save made by Alexander Clark
35:02
Cross from Craig Gunn
35:03
Clearance by Lloyd Young
35:05
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
35:31
Save made by Michael Andrews
36:18
Cross from Scott Johnston
36:20
Clearance by Mark Durnan
36:58
Offside flag raised against Martin Boyle
36:59
Free Kick taken by Alexander Clark
37:42
BOOKING: Scott Johnston of Montrose given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
38:43
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
39:58
Foul on Mark Nicolson
40:10
Free Kick taken by Alexander Clark
41:10
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the centre penalty area
41:10
Montrose 1 - 2 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
45:00+0:06
Shot taken by Douglas Cameron using his left foot
45:00+0:14
Block taken by David Niven
45:00+0:19
Offside flag raised against Scott Johnston
45:00+0:20
Free Kick taken by Alexander Clark
Half Time
Montrose 1 - 2 Elgin City
Second Half Started
Montrose 1 - 2 Elgin City
47:14
Cross from Paul Millar
47:18
Save made by Michael Andrews
48:00
Cross from Douglas Cameron
49:33
Shot taken by Archie MacPhee using his left foot
49:51
Goal Kick taken by Stephen McNally
50:01
Foul on Mark Nicolson
50:09
Free Kick taken by Mark Nicolson
50:56
Shot taken by Martin Boyle with his right foot from the centre penalty area
50:56
Montrose 2 - 2 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Martin Boyle with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
52:45
Shot taken by Martin Boyle with his right foot from the right penalty area
52:53
Save made by Alexander Clark
52:57
Corner taken by Douglas Cameron using his left foot from the right byline
53:21
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
53:52
Foul on Scott Johnston
53:56
Free Kick taken by Terry Masson
54:32
Corner taken by Douglas Cameron using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
54:52
Clearance by Jamie Duff
54:55
Offside flag raised against Garry Wood
55:27
Foul on Lloyd Young
55:36
Free Kick taken by Michael Andrews
56:19
Corner taken by Douglas Cameron using his left foot from the right byline
56:33
Clearance by Jamie Duff
56:38
Cross from Douglas Cameron
59:24
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
59:48
Foul on Mark Nicolson
59:52
Free Kick taken by Mark Nicolson
60:17
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
60:35
Save made by Michael Andrews
61:09
Foul on Brian Cameron
61:22
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
62:25
Foul on Scott Johnston
62:27
BOOKING: Mark Nicolson of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
62:44
Free Kick taken by Jamie Winter
63:03
Offside flag raised against Martin Boyle
63:53
Shot taken by Garry Wood with his right foot
64:05
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
65:34
Offside flag raised against Paul Millar
65:35
Free Kick taken by Michael Andrews
65:54
Shot taken by Scott Johnston with his right foot from the centre penalty area
66:06
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
66:47
Foul on Paul Millar
66:55
Free Kick taken by Archie MacPhee
67:32
Shot taken by Archie MacPhee with his right foot
67:36
Save made by Michael Andrews
68:07
Offside flag raised against Craig Gunn
68:08
Free Kick taken by Jonathan Smart
69:22
BOOKING: Douglas Cameron of Montrose given yellow card for dissent
69:58
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the centre penalty area
69:58
Montrose 2 - 3 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
73:27
BOOKING: Jamie Winter of Montrose given yellow card for dissent
74:14
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
75:08
Cross from Douglas Cameron
75:10
Clearance by Mark Durnan
75:23
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
75:55
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the right penalty area
76:02
Save made by Michael Andrews
76:34
Substitution for Elgin City: Jason Crooks on for Paul Millar
76:58
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
77:14
Shot taken by Archie MacPhee using his left foot
77:24
Goal Kick taken by Michael Andrews
78:01
Foul on Daniel Moore
78:03
BOOKING: Garry Wood of Montrose given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
78:47
Free Kick taken by Mark Durnan
79:48
Foul on Jason Crooks
79:54
Free Kick taken by Mark Nicolson from the right wing
80:08
Cross from Mark Nicolson
80:26
Clearance by Alan Campbell
80:36
Foul on Craig Gunn
80:52
Free Kick taken by Archie MacPhee from the left wing
80:57
Cross from Archie MacPhee
81:04
Substitution for Montrose: David McGowan on for Terry Masson
81:29
Clearance by Mark Durnan
82:25
Substitution for Elgin City: Paul McMullan on for Brian Cameron
82:59
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
83:26
Cross from Daniel Moore
83:27
Clearance by Alan Campbell
84:01
Shot taken by Martin Boyle with his right foot from the centre penalty area
84:10
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
87:38
Foul on Scott Johnston
87:47
Free Kick taken by Douglas Cameron from the right wing
88:02
Cross from Douglas Cameron
88:20
Save made by Alexander Clark
88:26
Shot taken by Jamie Winter with his right foot
88:35
Goal Kick taken by Alexander Clark
89:05
Offside flag raised against Craig Gunn
89:06
Free Kick taken by Michael Andrews
89:23
Foul on Daniel Moore
89:30
Free Kick taken by Alexander Clark
90:00+1:23
Foul on Daniel Moore
90:00+1:30
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the right wing
Full Time
Montrose 2 - 3 Elgin City

Montrose

vs

Elgin City

2
Goals
3
2
Assists
3
11
Shots
10
5
On Target
7
6
Off Target
3
7
Crosses
7
8
Corners
2
23
Throw Ins
25
9
Saves
3
3
Clearances
9
5
Goal Kicks
12
1
Blocks
3
12
Free Kicks
16
7
Offside
3
4
Yellow Cards
1

Montrose

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Michael Andrews
02.Stephen McNally
03.Alan Campbell
04.Jonathan Smart
05.Douglas Cameron (70+0: Dissent)
06.Terry Masson 82+0' Tactical
07.Lloyd Young
08.Jamie Winter (74+0: Dissent)
09.Scott Johnston (38+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Martin Boyle
11.Garry Wood (79+0: Unsporting behaviour)

Substitutes

12.Sandy Wood
13.Sandy Wood
14.Jonathan Crawford
15.Sean Crighton
16.Paul Lunan
17.David McGowan 82+0' Tactical

Elgin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alexander Clark
02.David Niven
03.Mark Durnan
04.Jamie Duff
05.Archie MacPhee
06.Archibald MacPhee
07.Paul Millar 77+0' Tactical
08.Mark Nicolson (63+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Brian Cameron 83+0' Tactical
10.Daniel Moore
11.Stuart Leslie

Substitutes

12.Craig Gunn
13.Stewart Black
14.Paul McMullan 83+0' Tactical
15.Barry Wilson
16.Ceiran McLean
17.Jason Crooks 77+0' Tactical

Lunan back for Gable Endies

Montrose have Paul Lunan back in their squad after injury to face Elgin.

Stephen McNally also returns after a one-game suspension but David Di Milta continues to be sidelined by an ankle injury.

Manager Ray Farningham wants his men to end a disappointing run of one win in eight games.

Farningham said: "We are missing a lot of chances and not defending properly at the moment and that is a dangerous combination.

"I will be changing a few things around to try and get these problems out of our game.

"Elgin are doing really well just now but if we tighten up and take our chances we can get a positive result."

Elgin are without John Calder, Graeme Beveridge, Paul Kaczan and Ross O'Donoghue through injury.

Manager Ross Jack has further problems as David Niven, Mark Nicolson, Brian Cameron and Paul Millar are all rated as doubts.

But international clearance has now came through for Graham Tatters and he is included for the trip south.

Jack said: "This will be a test for the players as we are going from a very soft Clyde pitch, where we won 2-1, to a harder artificial surface and we have to show we can handle that.

"It was nice to get an away win and we need more."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Alloa Athletic 26 15 54
2 Stranraer 26 22 46
3 Queen's Park 25 17 44
4 Up Elgin City 24 10 41
5 Down Annan Athletic 25 7 40
6 Berwick Rangers 25 -4 30
7 Peterhead 25 -9 29
8 Clyde 25 -3 25
9 Montrose 25 -21 22
10 East Stirlingshire 26 -34 17

Updated 25/02/2012 at 17:10