Elgin City 2 - 2 Annan Athletic

Saturday 20th October 2012
J Duff (30)
C Gunn (38)
D Hopkirk (34, 45)

Hopkirk at the double

David Hopkirk, on loan from Queen of the South, grabbed a brace for Annan Athletic in a 2-2 draw at Elgin City.

Daniel Moore supplied the corner from which Jamie Duff headed in to open the scoring for the home side after 30 minutes. But Hopkirk equalised moments later, with a shot from the edge of the box. Craig Gunn scored his 50th goal for Elgin, as he restored the lead on 38 minutes, heading past Alex Mitchell in the Annan goal.

Hopkirk levelled matters in the first minute of the second half, scoring a fine volley from an Alistair Love cross. Elgin threw everything at the Annan defence in the closing stages as they searched for the winner, but a second successive 2-2 draw for the Borough Briggs side leaves them second in the table, behind Rangers on goal difference.

OfficialEuan Anderson
Attendance734
VenueBorough Briggs
Kick Off
Elgin City 0 - 0 Annan Athletic
3:01
Cross from Daniel Moore
3:16
Clearance by Alistair Love
3:21
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
3:43
Clearance by Steven Swinglehurst
4:03
Cross from Daniel Moore
4:09
Clearance by Micheal McGowan
4:12
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline
4:20
Save made by Alex Mitchell
5:43
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie from the centre penalty area
6:12
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
6:58
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
8:07
Cross from Daniel Moore
8:15
Block taken by Steven Swinglehurst
8:18
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline
8:36
Clearance by Steven Swinglehurst
8:40
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
9:02
Save made by Alex Mitchell
9:33
Shot taken by Kieran McGachie with his right foot
9:48
Block taken by Paul McMullan
9:53
Shot taken by Kieran McGachie from the centre penalty area
10:08
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
10:39
Foul on Craig Gunn
10:44
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the right wing
11:00
Cross from Daniel Moore
11:06
Clearance by Steven Swinglehurst
11:38
Foul on Kieran McGachie
11:42
Free Kick taken by Scott Chaplain
14:35
Foul on Alistair Love
14:41
Free Kick taken by Graeme Ramage
15:15
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
15:48
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
16:27
Cross from Brian Cameron
16:38
Clearance by Graeme Ramage
16:52
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
17:38
Shot taken by Scott Chaplain with his right foot
17:54
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
18:56
Shot taken by Scott Chaplain with his right foot
19:17
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
19:22
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline
20:14
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
21:44
Foul on Steven Swinglehurst
22:00
Substitution for Elgin City: Ceiran McLean on for David Niven
22:20
Free Kick taken by Peter Watson
25:19
Shot taken by David Hopkirk with his right foot
25:35
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
28:47
Cross from Graeme Beveridge
29:00
Save made by Jonathan Blake
29:06
Cross from Brian Cameron
29:14
Block taken by Micheal McGowan
29:18
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
29:43
Shot taken by Jamie Duff from the right six yard line
29:43
Elgin City 1 - 0 Annan Athletic
GOAL scored by Jamie Duff from the left six yard line going centre low of the goal.
30:52
Shot taken by Brian Cameron with his right foot from the right penalty area
31:02
Block taken by Steven Swinglehurst
31:05
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
32:22
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
32:28
Shot taken by Alistair Love using his left foot
32:44
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
33:40
Shot taken by David Hopkirk with his right foot from the centre penalty area
33:40
Elgin City 1 - 1 Annan Athletic
GOAL scored by David Hopkirk with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
37:25
Shot taken by Craig Gunn from the centre penalty area
37:25
Elgin City 2 - 1 Annan Athletic
GOAL scored by Craig Gunn from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
39:14
Foul on Stuart Leslie
39:18
Free Kick taken by Paul McMullan from the left wing
42:41
Foul on Paul McMullan
42:46
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
44:03
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
44:49
Foul on David Hopkirk
44:58
Free Kick taken by Graeme Ramage from the left wing
Half Time
Elgin City 2 - 1 Annan Athletic
Second Half Started
Elgin City 2 - 1 Annan Athletic
45:54
Shot taken by David Hopkirk using his left foot from the centre penalty area
45:54
Elgin City 2 - 2 Annan Athletic
GOAL scored by David Hopkirk using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
49:02
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the right penalty area
49:12
Save made by Alex Mitchell
49:54
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot
50:04
Clearance by Steven Swinglehurst
50:17
Foul on Craig Gunn
50:20
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
50:32
Shot taken by Jamie Duff from the centre penalty area
50:47
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
51:43
Foul on Jamie Duff
51:46
Free Kick taken by Graeme Beveridge
52:33
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
54:16
Foul on Greig Thorburn
54:28
BOOKING: Stuart Leslie of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
54:32
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
57:27
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
57:59
Foul on Stuart Leslie
58:06
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the right wing
58:11
Substitution for Annan Athletic: Christopher Jardine on for Greig Thorburn
58:43
Cross from Daniel Moore
58:49
Clearance by Steven Swinglehurst
58:52
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline to the near post
59:00
Clearance by Graeme Ramage
59:32
Offside flag raised against Craig Gunn
59:32
Free Kick taken by Steven Swinglehurst
60:28
Shot taken by Kieran McGachie with his right foot
60:44
Save made by John Gibson
61:21
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
62:11
Cross from Daniel Moore
62:18
Save made by Alex Mitchell
62:23
Shot taken by Mark Nicolson using his left foot from the centre penalty area
62:42
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
63:09
Shot taken by Scott Chaplain with his right foot from the right penalty area
63:28
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
64:15
Cross from Graeme Beveridge
64:22
Clearance by Peter Watson
64:47
Shot taken by David Hopkirk from the centre penalty area
65:04
Block taken by Jamie Duff
65:08
Corner taken by Graeme Ramage with his right foot from the right byline
65:36
Foul on Daniel Moore
65:47
Free Kick taken by Graeme Beveridge
65:52
BOOKING: Micheal McGowan of Annan Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
66:28
Offside flag raised against Craig Gunn
66:37
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
67:29
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie with his right foot from the right penalty area
68:56
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
69:42
Foul on Stuart Leslie
69:46
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the right wing
69:52
Cross from Daniel Moore
70:00
Clearance by Peter Watson
70:05
Cross from Sean Crighton
70:12
Clearance by Jonathan Blake
70:15
Cross from Daniel Moore
70:21
Save made by Alex Mitchell
70:28
Shot taken by Mark Nicolson from the centre penalty area
70:50
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
72:12
Shot taken by Scott Chaplain from the centre penalty area
72:26
Block taken by Sean Crighton
72:29
Corner taken by Graeme Ramage with his right foot from the left byline
72:43
Save made by John Gibson
74:45
Cross from Daniel Moore
74:51
Clearance by Peter Watson
75:30
Cross from Craig Gunn
75:36
Clearance by Steven Swinglehurst
76:39
Cross from Stuart Leslie
76:46
Clearance by Jonathan Blake
77:52
Shot taken by Mark Nicolson from the centre penalty area
78:13
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
78:27
Foul on Paul McMullan
78:39
BOOKING: Kieran McGachie of Annan Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
78:45
Substitution for Annan Athletic: Jordan McKechnie on for Graeme Ramage
79:26
Free Kick taken by Sean Crighton
80:19
Shot taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot
80:32
Block taken by Jonathan Blake
80:48
Corner taken by David Hopkirk with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
81:05
Clearance by Paul Millar
81:13
Shot taken by Scott Chaplain using his left foot
81:38
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
82:48
Shot taken by Daniel Moore with his right foot
82:59
Save made by Alex Mitchell
84:49
Foul on Craig Gunn
84:53
Free Kick taken by Graeme Beveridge
87:07
Foul on Daniel Moore
87:13
BOOKING: Christopher Jardine of Annan Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
87:41
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
88:04
Offside flag raised against Craig Gunn
88:05
Free Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
89:35
Goal Kick taken by Alex Mitchell
90:00+1:21
Foul on Kieran McGachie
90:00+1:28
BOOKING: Jamie Duff of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+1:42
Free Kick taken by Christopher Jardine from the left wing
90:00+2:05
Corner taken by David Hopkirk with his right foot from the left byline
90:00+2:30
Shot taken by Peter Watson from the centre penalty area
90:00+2:40
Save made by John Gibson
90:00+2:55
Offside flag raised against Kieran McGachie
90:00+2:59
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
Full Time
Elgin City 2 - 2 Annan Athletic

Elgin City

vs

Annan Athletic

2
Goals
2
2
Assists
1
13
Shots
14
7
On Target
7
6
Off Target
7
16
Crosses
0
8
Corners
4
23
Throw Ins
14
3
Saves
7
1
Clearances
15
13
Goal Kicks
11
3
Blocks
4
12
Free Kicks
9
3
Offside
1
2
Yellow Cards
3

Elgin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.John Gibson
03.Paul McMullan
04.Sean Crighton
05.Jamie Duff (90+2: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Graeme Beveridge
02.David Niven 22+0' Injury
10.Mark Nicolson
06.Brian Cameron
07.Craig Gunn
09.Stuart Leslie (55+0: Unsporting behaviour)
11.Daniel Moore

Substitutes

21.Stewart Black
12.Paul Harkins
14.Ceiran McLean 22+0' Injury
15.Adam MacLeod
16.Paul Millar

Annan Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alex Mitchell
02.Jonathan Blake
03.Micheal McGowan (66+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Steven Swinglehurst
05.Peter Watson
06.Scott Chaplain
08.Greig Thorburn 59+0' Tactical
11.Alistair Love
07.Graeme Ramage 79+0' Tactical
09.Kieran McGachie (79+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.David Hopkirk

Substitutes

18.Craig Summersgill
14.Christopher Jardine (88+0: Unsporting behaviour) 59+0' Tactical
15.David Murray
16.Michael Daly
17.Jordan McKechnie 79+0' Tactical

McMullan back in City frame

Elgin's left sided defender Paul McMullan should return to his side's starting line-up against visitors Annan.

Work commitments kept McMullan out of Wednesday night's 2-2 draw with Clyde.

Dennis Wyness' knee problem keeps him out and Lewis Halford's hamstring injury sees him remain on the sidelines with Ross O'Donoghue also unavailable due to family commitments.

Borough Briggs boss Ross Jack is looking for a consistent 90-minute from his side.

He said: "Parts of our game against Clyde were really good and the boys deserve praise and the opportunity to build on it.

"Other parts were not as good as we lost a bad goal just before half-time when we should have been seeing things out but hopefully we can show what we have learned against Annan."

Annan make the long trip north without Graeme Bell and Jack Steele who are struggling with groin injuries.

Steven Sloan and Andrew Donley are doubtful due to knee knocks.

The Galabank outfit are looking to build on a solid performance in last Saturday's 2-2 draw with a Queen's Park side that sit joint top with their hosts.

Manager Harry Cairney said: "The players worked extremely well in that game and will need to again. Elgin are a very strong side, especially at home, so we have to put in the same hard shift that we did at Hampden to get anything."

"We won up there towards the end of last season and a repeat of that would make a long journey very worthwhile."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Up Rangers 8 12 15
2 Elgin City 9 4 15
3 Down Queen's Park 8 5 14
4 Down Peterhead 8 2 13
5 Up Berwick Rangers 8 3 11
6 Up Montrose 9 -5 11
7 Down Annan Athletic 8 -3 10
8 Down Clyde 8 -4 10
9 Up East Stirlingshire 8 -8 9
10 Down Stirling Albion 8 -6 6

Updated 20/10/2012 at 18:19

 

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