Elgin City 2 - 1 Clyde

Saturday 8th December 2012
S Leslie (35, 81)[OG] M Nicolson (30)

Elgin's spirit shines through

Stuart Leslie's brace gave 10-man Elgin an unlikely 2-1 victory over Clyde to maintain the pressure on Rangers in Scottish Division Three.

Clyde threatened to cause a shock on the half hour through the unfortunate Mark Nicolson, who headed Sean Fitzharris's dangerous cross past his own goalkeeper.

Parity was restored 10 minutes before the break through Leslie after he rifled in from close range.

Clyde's hopes of an upset received a boost after 57 minutes when David Niven's foul on Fitzharris brought him a second booking.

But Elgin grabbed the winner in the last 10 minutes, Leslie finding space to sweep home after good work by Craig Gunn for his ninth goal of the season.

Clyde pressed but a long-range Fitzharris effort was easily saved by John Gibson.

OfficialPaul Robertson
Attendance665
VenueBorough Briggs
Kick Off
Elgin City 0 - 0 Clyde
1:04
Foul on Sean Fitzharris
1:09
Free Kick taken by John Kane from the right wing
1:49
Shot taken by James Patrick Scullion with his right foot
2:00
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
3:26
Shot taken by Dennis Wyness using his left foot from the centre penalty area
3:36
Block taken by Rikki Lanie
4:15
Save made by Jamie Barclay
4:29
Cross from Brian Cameron
5:05
Foul on Stuart Leslie
5:08
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
6:34
Offside flag raised against Bryan Gilfillan
6:36
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
7:26
Corner taken by Sean Fitzharris with his right foot from the left byline going out of play
8:05
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
9:00
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
9:15
Foul on Bryan Gilfillan
9:19
Free Kick taken by Paul Hay from the right wing
9:44
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
10:32
Shot taken by Paul Harkins using his left foot
10:50
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
11:19
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
12:29
Cross from Daniel Moore
12:34
Clearance by Rikki Lanie
14:10
Foul on Dennis Wyness
14:15
Free Kick taken by Sean Crighton
15:29
Shot taken by Dennis Wyness using his left foot
15:53
Corner taken by Sean Fitzharris with his right foot from the left byline
16:14
Shot taken by Rikki Lanie from the centre penalty area
16:33
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
16:49
Shot taken by Stuart McColm with his right foot
16:58
Block taken by Sean Crighton
17:13
Corner taken by Sean Fitzharris with his right foot from the left byline
18:13
Cross from Stuart McColm
18:20
Clearance by Jamie Duff
18:23
Corner taken by Sean Fitzharris with his right foot from the left byline
19:18
Foul on John Gibson
19:23
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
19:47
Foul on Stuart Leslie
19:52
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
20:13
Shot taken by Paul Harkins using his left foot
20:21
Block taken by James Patrick Scullion
21:45
Foul on Iain Gray
21:49
Free Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
22:50
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
23:34
Shot taken by Paul Hay with his right foot
23:41
Save made by John Gibson
23:45
Corner taken by Sean Fitzharris with his right foot from the right byline
24:14
Corner taken by Sean Fitzharris with his right foot from the right byline to the near post
24:24
Clearance by Stuart Leslie
24:32
Foul on Sean Fitzharris
24:35
Free Kick taken by Paul Hay from the right wing
24:51
Cross from Sean Fitzharris
25:09
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
27:24
Shot taken by James Patrick Scullion using his left foot
27:37
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
28:18
Foul on Rikki Lanie
28:22
Free Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
29:38
Elgin City 0 - 1 Clyde
OWN GOAL scored by Mark Nicolson to the top right of the goal.
31:00
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
32:24
Offside flag raised against Dennis Wyness
32:27
Free Kick taken by Iain Gray
34:27
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie with his right foot from the centre penalty area
34:27
Elgin City 1 - 1 Clyde
GOAL scored by Stuart Leslie with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
36:25
Foul on Sean Fitzharris
36:32
Free Kick taken by John Kane from the right wing
36:38
BOOKING: David Niven of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
37:28
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
39:02
Corner taken by Sean Fitzharris with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
40:34
Foul on Sean Fitzharris
40:37
Free Kick taken by John Kane from the right wing
44:23
Hand Ball taken by James Patrick Scullion
44:25
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
44:28
BOOKING: James Patrick Scullion of Clyde given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
45:00+1:18
Offside flag raised against Stuart Leslie
45:00+1:19
Free Kick taken by Iain Gray
Half Time
Elgin City 1 - 1 Clyde
Second Half Started
Elgin City 1 - 1 Clyde
47:16
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
49:37
Foul on Paul Harkins
50:30
Free Kick taken by Jamie Duff
51:36
Cross from Daniel Moore
51:39
Clearance by Rikki Lanie
53:11
Foul on Stuart Leslie
53:15
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
53:52
Shot taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot
54:03
Save made by Jamie Barclay
54:25
Corner taken by Sean Fitzharris with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
55:12
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
55:32
Shot taken by Stuart McColm using his left foot from the left penalty area
55:49
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
56:32
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
57:49
Foul on Sean Fitzharris
57:57
DISMISSAL: David Niven of Elgin City sent off for second bookable offence
58:15
Free Kick taken by Iain Gray
59:54
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
60:53
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
62:17
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
62:57
Foul on Bryan Gilfillan
63:02
Free Kick taken by Paul Hay from the left wing
63:26
Cross from Paul Hay
63:48
Substitution for Elgin City: Craig Gunn on for Dennis Wyness
65:10
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
65:36
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
66:05
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
66:28
Foul on Kevin Watt
66:39
Free Kick taken by Paul Hay
67:19
Offside flag raised against Bryan Gilfillan
67:20
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
67:51
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
68:24
Foul on Brian Cameron
68:30
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
68:32
BOOKING: Gavin Brown of Clyde given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
69:10
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline
69:24
Shot taken by Sean Crighton from the centre penalty area
69:42
Clearance by Gavin Brown
69:54
Foul on Rikki Lanie
69:57
Free Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
71:27
Shot taken by Kevin Watt with his right foot from the left penalty area
71:36
Save made by John Gibson
75:23
BOOKING: Stuart Leslie of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
77:40
Shot taken by Craig Gunn from the left penalty area
77:56
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Barclay
79:53
Foul on Iain Gray
79:56
Free Kick taken by Paul Hay
80:47
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie with his right foot from the centre penalty area
80:47
Elgin City 2 - 1 Clyde
GOAL scored by Stuart Leslie with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
83:08
Shot taken by Sean Fitzharris with his right foot
83:20
Save made by John Gibson
84:47
Shot taken by Kevin Watt with his right foot from the centre penalty area
84:58
Block taken by Daniel Moore
85:04
Corner taken by Sean Fitzharris with his right foot from the right byline
85:59
Cross from Stuart McColm
86:02
Clearance by Jamie Duff
86:35
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
86:38
Substitution for Clyde: Lee Sharp on for Gavin Brown
90:00+0:44
Cross from Stuart McColm
90:00+0:49
Clearance by Jamie Duff
90:00+0:53
Corner taken by Sean Fitzharris with his right foot from the left byline
90:00+1:26
Shot taken by John Kane with his right foot from the right penalty area
90:00+2:09
Block taken by Daniel Moore
Full Time
Elgin City 2 - 1 Clyde

Elgin City

vs

Clyde

2
Goals
1
1
Assists
1
9
Shots
10
6
On Target
5
3
Off Target
5
3
Crosses
5
1
Corners
10
15
Throw Ins
20
3
Saves
2
4
Clearances
3
16
Goal Kicks
9
3
Blocks
2
10
Free Kicks
14
2
Offside
2
0
Hand Balls
1
2
Yellow Cards
2
1
Red Cards
0

Elgin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.John Gibson
02.David Niven (37+0: Unsporting behaviour) (58+0: Second Bookable Offence)
04.Sean Crighton
05.Jamie Duff
10.Mark Nicolson
03.Paul Harkins
08.Ross O'Donoghue
06.Brian Cameron
07.Dennis Wyness 64+0' Tactical
09.Stuart Leslie (76+0: Unsporting behaviour)
11.Daniel Moore

Substitutes

21.Stewart Black
15.Paul McMullan
12.Craig Gunn 64+0' Tactical
14.Graeme Beveridge
16.Paul Millar

Clyde

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Jamie Barclay
02.John Kane
03.Gavin Brown (69+0: Unsporting behaviour) 87+0' Tactical
04.Iain Gray
05.Rikki Lanie
08.James Patrick Scullion (45+0: Unsporting behaviour)
10.Bryan Gilfillan
06.Paul Hay
07.Sean Fitzharris
09.Kevin Watt
11.Stuart McColm

Substitutes

17.Nikola Rajovic
14.Lee Sharp 87+0' Tactical
12.John Sweeney
15.Michael Oliver

Jack waiting on Halford

Elgin winger Lewis Halford is a major doubt ahead of their clash with Clyde at Borough Briggs.

Halford suffered a recurrence of a calf injury in training earlier this week and faces a late fitness test.

Manager Ross Jack has hinted he may be tempted to freshen things up after trips to Rangers and Peterhead in recent weeks have taken their toll on his squad.

"We had two very hard games in the space of three days and the players did well in them both but I will need to check the energy levels before deciding my team for Clyde," Jack said.

"Clyde did very well in their last away match at Annan so we have to be ready. We have gone 7 league games without defeat and it would be great to add another one on to that run."

Clyde boss Jim Duffy will be without the services of defender David Marsh.

The 22-year-old serves a one-match ban after receiving a second yellow card in their recent win over Annan.

But Duffy is boosted by the return of Gavin Brown following a hamstring injury as well as Michael Oliver who has recovered from a bout of illness.

The Bully Wee chief has been full of admiration for City ahead of the trip but expects his side to build on their last performance.

"Elgin are a really good side going forward with Stuart Leslie and Craig Gunn leading the line well and Daniel Moore a great threat from midfield," he said.

"They are a side that likes to be positive but we showed when we drew 2-2 with them at our place that we can cause problems as well.

"Going away from home is always difficult in this league but we won away at Annan on our last trip and will look to do the same at Elgin."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Rangers 12 22 27
2 Elgin City 14 10 26
3 Up Queen's Park 13 6 22
4 Down Montrose 14 1 22
5 Berwick Rangers 14 1 19
6 Peterhead 14 -1 19
7 Annan Athletic 13 -2 16
8 Clyde 13 -7 13
9 East Stirlingshire 12 -15 12
10 Stirling Albion 13 -15 7

Updated 8/12/2012 at 16:57

 

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