Elgin City 3 - 1 Berwick Rangers

Saturday 10th November 2012
M Nicolson (16)
S Leslie (25)
D Wyness (90)
R Gray (19)

Elgin keep momentum going

Elgin continued to put pressure on leaders Rangers by beating Berwick 3-1.

Midfielder Mark Nicolson struck a right-footed shot from 25 yards into the top-right corner in the 15th minute, leaving Youssef Bejaoui helpless in goal.

However, the lead only lasted a few minutes with Berwick's Ross Gray steering a low-footed shot from six yards into John Gibson's net, after latching onto a cross from Kevin McDonald on the left wing.

But despite this rally from Berwick, Elgin took the lead again through a Stuart Leslie goal after 25 minutes from a Daniel Moore cross.

Persistent pressure from the home side in the second half was eventually rewarded when substitute Dennis Wyness turned a right-footed shot into the net with a minute to go.

OfficialBarry Cook
Attendance790
VenueBorough Briggs
Kick Off
Elgin City 0 - 0 Berwick Rangers
0:35
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
1:07
Foul on Steven Notman
1:21
Free Kick taken by Devon Jacobs
2:33
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
4:43
Hand Ball taken by Stuart Leslie
4:45
Free Kick taken by Douglas Brydon
5:47
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline
6:12
Shot taken by Jamie Duff using his left foot from the centre penalty area
6:22
Block taken by Dean Hoskins
7:48
Cross from Brian Cameron
8:02
Save made by Youssef Bejaoui
9:27
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
9:38
Clearance by Steven Notman
9:54
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
10:14
Clearance by Lee Currie
11:23
Cross from Dean Hoskins
11:45
Cross from Stuart Leslie
11:54
Clearance by Dean Hoskins
12:19
Offside flag raised against Darren Lavery
12:24
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
12:43
Foul on Stuart Leslie
12:52
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
13:03
Cross from Daniel Moore
13:14
Shot taken by Mark Nicolson from the centre penalty area
13:30
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
13:41
Foul on Ross Gray
13:44
Free Kick taken by Devon Jacobs
14:32
Corner taken by Kevin McDonald with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
14:50
Clearance by Daniel Moore
15:05
Cross from Kevin McDonald
15:14
Clearance by John Gibson
15:48
Shot taken by Mark Nicolson with his right foot
15:48
Elgin City 1 - 0 Berwick Rangers
GOAL scored by Mark Nicolson with his right foot to the top right of the goal.
18:09
Shot taken by Ross Gray with his right foot from the centre penalty area
18:09
Elgin City 1 - 1 Berwick Rangers
GOAL scored by Ross Gray with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
19:47
Foul on Steven Notman
19:52
Free Kick taken by Kevin McDonald from the left wing
21:22
Shot taken by Mark Nicolson with his right foot from the centre penalty area
21:36
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
22:50
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
23:09
Clearance by Kevin McDonald
23:24
Foul on Ross O'Donoghue
23:30
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the right wing
23:35
Cross from Daniel Moore
23:43
Clearance by Douglas Brydon
23:49
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline
24:49
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie with his right foot from the right penalty area
24:49
Elgin City 2 - 1 Berwick Rangers
GOAL scored by Stuart Leslie with his right foot from the right penalty area going centre low of the goal.
26:17
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
26:30
Clearance by Steven Notman
26:38
Shot taken by Ross O'Donoghue with his right foot
26:50
Save made by Youssef Bejaoui
27:19
Foul on Lee Currie
27:24
Free Kick taken by Dean Hoskins
27:56
Shot taken by Stuart Noble with his right foot
28:13
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
29:26
Offside flag raised against Darren Lavery
29:27
Free Kick taken by Paul McMullan
31:15
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
34:31
Foul on Stuart Noble
34:35
Free Kick taken by Kevin McDonald
36:22
Foul on Ross Gray
36:28
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie from the left wing
36:46
Foul on Daniel Moore
36:54
Free Kick taken by Paul McMullan
36:56
BOOKING: Dean Hoskins of Berwick Rangers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
38:06
Shot taken by Brian Cameron using his left foot from the centre penalty area
38:19
Save made by Youssef Bejaoui
39:06
Shot taken by Daniel Moore with his right foot from the centre penalty area
39:18
Save made by Youssef Bejaoui
40:11
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
40:35
Clearance by Andrew McLean
42:10
Cross from Graeme Beveridge
42:21
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
Half Time
Elgin City 2 - 1 Berwick Rangers
Second Half Started
Elgin City 2 - 1 Berwick Rangers
45:41
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie with his right foot from the right six yard line
46:02
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
46:47
Cross from Daniel Moore
46:53
Clearance by Andrew McLean
47:56
Corner taken by Steven Notman with his right foot from the left byline
48:12
Clearance by Brian Cameron
48:55
Shot taken by Darren Lavery with his right foot
49:11
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
50:26
Corner taken by Steven Notman with his right foot from the left byline
50:46
Clearance by John Gibson
50:56
Foul on Craig Gunn
51:03
Free Kick taken by Paul McMullan
51:52
Foul on Brian Cameron
52:02
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the right wing
52:10
Cross from Daniel Moore
52:20
Clearance by Youssef Bejaoui
52:46
BOOKING: Devon Jacobs of Berwick Rangers given yellow card for dissent
53:00
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
54:06
Shot taken by Dean Hoskins using his left foot
54:27
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
55:16
Foul on Craig Gunn
55:23
Free Kick taken by Sean Crighton
55:31
BOOKING: Douglas Brydon of Berwick Rangers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
57:50
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the centre penalty area
57:59
Block taken by Youssef Bejaoui
58:10
Offside flag raised against Stuart Noble
58:11
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
59:38
Foul on Andrew McLean
59:41
Free Kick taken by Andrew McLean
59:49
Shot taken by Darren Lavery with his right foot from the centre penalty area
60:15
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
61:32
Foul on Darren Lavery
61:36
Free Kick taken by Andrew McLean
62:27
Foul on Daniel Moore
62:35
Free Kick taken by Jamie Duff
62:39
BOOKING: Kevin McDonald of Berwick Rangers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
63:34
Shot taken by Steven Notman with his right foot
63:47
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
64:33
Offside flag raised against Stuart Noble
64:34
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
65:28
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie from the centre penalty area
65:44
Substitution for Berwick Rangers: Neil Janczyk on for Kevin McDonald
66:26
Foul on Stuart Noble
66:28
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie
66:52
Shot taken by Douglas Brydon from the centre penalty area
67:06
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
68:17
Foul on Stuart Leslie
68:24
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
68:57
Shot taken by Jamie Duff with his right foot from the centre penalty area
69:20
Substitution for Berwick Rangers: John Ferguson on for Stuart Noble
71:11
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the right penalty area
71:29
Block taken by Douglas Brydon
71:39
Foul on Ross Gray
71:47
BOOKING: Graeme Beveridge of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
72:00
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie from the left wing
72:17
Foul on Mark Nicolson
72:43
Substitution for Elgin City: Dennis Wyness on for Craig Gunn
73:49
Shot taken by Darren Lavery with his right foot
73:58
Block taken by Mark Nicolson
74:03
Corner taken by Lee Currie using his left foot from the left byline
74:14
Clearance by Jamie Duff
74:20
Shot taken by Andrew McLean with his right foot
74:44
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
76:26
Foul on Ross Gray
77:06
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie from the left wing
77:20
Substitution for Elgin City: Paul Harkins on for Graeme Beveridge
78:54
Foul on Steven Notman
79:00
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
79:13
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
80:19
Foul on Stuart Leslie
80:24
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
81:02
Shot taken by Paul Harkins with his right foot
81:18
Goal Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
81:37
Foul on Darren Lavery
81:44
BOOKING: Jamie Duff of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
82:01
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie
82:20
Shot taken by Brian Cameron using his left foot
82:54
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
84:34
Cross from Paul McMullan
84:43
Save made by Youssef Bejaoui
85:56
Shot taken by Lee Currie with his right foot from the centre penalty area
86:16
Block taken by Sean Crighton
86:23
Foul on Dennis Wyness
86:36
Free Kick taken by Brian Cameron
86:38
BOOKING: Lee Currie of Berwick Rangers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
87:30
Foul on Douglas Brydon
87:33
Free Kick taken by Youssef Bejaoui
88:19
Foul on Neil Janczyk
88:22
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
88:43
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
89:12
Shot taken by Dennis Wyness with his right foot from the centre penalty area
89:12
Elgin City 3 - 1 Berwick Rangers
GOAL scored by Dennis Wyness with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
90:00+1:44
Shot taken by Steven Notman with his right foot
90:00+1:56
Save made by John Gibson
Full Time
Elgin City 3 - 1 Berwick Rangers

Elgin City

vs

Berwick Rangers

3
Goals
1
3
Assists
1
16
Shots
11
9
On Target
4
7
Off Target
7
8
Crosses
2
7
Corners
4
21
Throw Ins
21
1
Saves
5
5
Clearances
9
11
Goal Kicks
8
2
Blocks
3
14
Free Kicks
16
0
Offside
4
1
Hand Balls
0
2
Yellow Cards
5

Elgin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.John Gibson
02.Graeme Beveridge (72+0: Unsporting behaviour) 78+0' Tactical
03.Paul McMullan
04.Sean Crighton
05.Jamie Duff (82+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Brian Cameron
08.Ross O'Donoghue
10.Mark Nicolson
11.Daniel Moore
07.Craig Gunn 73+0' Tactical
09.Stuart Leslie

Substitutes

21.Stewart Black
12.Paul Harkins 78+0' Tactical
14.Ceiran McLean
15.Dennis Wyness 73+0' Tactical
16.Paul Millar

Berwick Rangers

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Youssef Bejaoui
02.Devon Jacobs (53+0: Dissent)
03.Dean Hoskins (37+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Douglas Brydon (56+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Andrew McLean
06.Lee Currie (87+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Steven Notman
08.Ross Gray
11.Kevin McDonald (63+0: Unsporting behaviour) 66+0' Tactical
09.Darren Lavery
10.Stuart Noble 70+0' Tactical

Substitutes

16.Ian McCaldon
12.Neil Janczyk 66+0' Tactical
14.Damian Gielty
15.Philip Addison
13.John Ferguson 70+0' Tactical

Elgin deprived of Niven's services

Elgin City will be without captain David Niven through a knee injury as they look to end a run of three consecutive league draws against Berwick Rangers.

The Borough Briggs side, who won handsomely 5-1 over East Fife in the Scottish Cup last Saturday, welcome back the pacy Lewis Halford after a calf injury.

Manager Ross Jack said: "It was a terrific win last week but we have to remember that we started quite slowly and could have been a goal down as East Fife bossed the first 20 minutes.

"If we play like we did once we got into our stride against Berwick then I am sure we will be celebrating that first Third Division win in a few weeks."

Berwick are without the injured trio of Marc Lancaster, Dean Droudge and Damian Gielty.

To make matters worse, winger Fraser McLaren is also a major fitness doubt.

Shielfield manager Ian Little is targeting a win, saying: "Elgin are a strong side particularly at home where they use the pace of their attacking players to great effect.

"They certainly like to score a few goals but if we can shut them out and get a win we would move to within a point of them in the table.

"We played really well against Stenhousemuir last weekend and were unfortunate to only draw. It would be great to be heading into our replay with them on Tuesday with a win over Elgin under our belt."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Rangers 10 16 21
2 Elgin City 11 6 19
3 Up Annan Athletic 10 3 16
4 Down Queen's Park 9 5 15
5 Up Montrose 11 -4 15
6 Down Peterhead 10 0 14
7 Down Berwick Rangers 10 1 12
8 Clyde 10 -7 10
9 East Stirlingshire 9 -11 9
10 Stirling Albion 10 -9 7

Updated 10/11/2012 at 16:58

 

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