Elgin City 0 - 3 Peterhead

Wednesday 2nd January 2013
D Cox (19)
R Strachan (38)
R Winters (75)

Peterhead sink City

Elgin were beaten for the third consecutive game as Peterhead recorded a 3-0 win in the all-Highland clash at Borough Briggs.

Stuart Leslie missed a good early chance for City when he steered his left-footed effort wide from close range.

Alloa loanee David Cox made no mistake at the other end, finding the top corner in the 19th minute from the edge of the area after a prolonged spell of Blue Toon pressure.

Ryan Strachan's long-range free-kick extended the visitors' lead seven minutes before the interval.

Leslie continued to pose an attacking threat and almost brought the Black and Whites back into the game, but Graeme Smith was equal to his 71st-minute drive.

Jim McInally's men put the result beyond doubt 15 minutes from time when Robbie Winters swept home Scott McLaughlin's pass.

OfficialMat Northcroft
Attendance880
VenueBorough Briggs
Kick Off
Elgin City 0 - 0 Peterhead
0:33
Cross from Martin Bavidge
0:39
Clearance by Jamie Duff
0:41
Corner taken by Ryan Strachan with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
1:23
Shot taken by Rory McAllister using his left foot from the left penalty area
1:33
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
2:09
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie from the centre penalty area
3:22
Substitution for Peterhead: Graeme Sharp on for James Redman
4:14
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
5:01
Cross from Martin Bavidge
5:09
Clearance by Sean Crighton
5:18
Shot taken by Rory McAllister using his left foot from the centre penalty area
7:24
Cross from Ryan McCann
7:29
Clearance by Jamie Duff
7:32
Corner taken by David Cox using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
7:57
Foul on Daniel Moore
8:04
Free Kick taken by Sean Crighton
8:39
Cross from David Niven
8:45
Clearance by Graeme Sharp
8:57
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
9:17
Save made by Graeme Smith
9:25
Shot taken by Martin Bavidge with his right foot from the left penalty area
9:38
Block taken by David Niven
9:42
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
11:25
Offside flag raised against Rory McAllister
11:26
Free Kick taken by Sean Crighton
12:04
Foul on David Cox
12:14
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
12:33
Cross from Steven Noble
12:53
Cross from David Cox
12:58
Save made by Joe Malin
15:17
Offside flag raised against Rory McAllister
15:19
Free Kick taken by David Niven
16:36
Shot taken by Rory McAllister with his right foot from the centre penalty area
16:46
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
17:21
Cross from Martin Bavidge
17:27
Clearance by Jamie Duff
17:35
Shot taken by Martin Bavidge with his right foot from the left penalty area
17:47
Save made by Joe Malin
18:23
Cross from Brian Cameron
18:28
Save made by Graeme Smith
18:47
Shot taken by David Cox with his right foot from the centre penalty area
18:47
Elgin City 0 - 1 Peterhead
GOAL scored by David Cox with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the top right of the goal.
19:57
Shot taken by Brian Cameron using his left foot
20:12
Save made by Graeme Smith
20:51
Shot taken by Rory McAllister using his left foot from the right penalty area
21:04
Block taken by Sean Crighton
23:48
Foul on Daniel Moore
23:57
Free Kick taken by Paul McMullan
24:32
Offside flag raised against Stuart Leslie
24:34
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
25:11
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
25:58
Offside flag raised against Rory McAllister
25:59
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
26:34
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline
26:52
Clearance by Rory McAllister
27:52
Cross from David Cox
27:58
Clearance by Jamie Duff
28:07
Corner taken by Ryan Strachan with his right foot from the right byline
28:20
Save made by Joe Malin
28:29
Shot taken by Ross Smith with his right foot
28:44
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
29:42
Foul on David Niven
29:49
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the right wing
30:05
Cross from Daniel Moore
30:17
Clearance by Scott McLaughlin
30:42
Cross from Daniel Moore
30:54
Clearance by Martin Bavidge
32:00
Shot taken by Rory McAllister from the centre penalty area
32:07
Save made by Joe Malin
32:29
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
33:37
Shot taken by David Cox from the centre penalty area
33:48
Save made by Joe Malin
34:05
Foul on Dennis Wyness
34:10
Free Kick taken by Ross O'Donoghue
34:31
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
35:12
Foul on David Cox
35:18
Free Kick taken by Ryan Strachan
35:38
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
37:00
Foul on David Cox
37:03
Free Kick taken by Ryan Strachan
37:35
Shot taken by Ryan Strachan with his right foot
37:35
Elgin City 0 - 2 Peterhead
GOAL scored by Ryan Strachan with his right foot to the bottom left of the goal.
38:29
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
38:56
Cross from Stuart Leslie
39:04
Block taken by Rory McAllister
39:07
Corner taken by Daniel Moore with his right foot from the left byline
39:23
Save made by Graeme Smith
40:06
Foul on Mark Nicolson
40:13
BOOKING: Dean Cowie of Peterhead given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
40:33
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
40:47
Shot taken by Daniel Moore with his right foot
40:54
Save made by Graeme Smith
41:37
Cross from Paul McMullan
41:43
Save made by Graeme Smith
42:06
Corner taken by David Cox using his left foot from the right byline
42:40
Clearance by Sean Crighton
42:45
Shot taken by Ryan Strachan with his right foot
42:59
Block taken by Jamie Duff
43:02
Cross from Martin Bavidge
43:11
Clearance by Mark Nicolson
43:16
Corner taken by Ryan Strachan with his right foot from the left byline
43:32
Clearance by David Niven
43:50
Save made by Joe Malin
44:08
Foul on Ryan Strachan
44:12
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
45:00+0:13
Cross from Rory McAllister
45:00+0:18
Clearance by Daniel Moore
Half Time
Elgin City 0 - 2 Peterhead
Second Half Started
Elgin City 0 - 2 Peterhead
46:23
Shot taken by Scott McLaughlin with his right foot
46:36
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
47:05
Foul on Ross O'Donoghue
47:10
Free Kick taken by Sean Crighton
47:41
Cross from Martin Bavidge
49:13
Offside flag raised against Ryan McCann
49:15
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
50:55
Shot taken by David Niven from the centre penalty area
52:14
Hand Ball taken by Rory McAllister
52:17
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
52:42
Cross from Mark Nicolson
52:48
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
53:13
Foul on Rory McAllister
53:19
Free Kick taken by Rory McAllister
54:15
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
55:51
Shot taken by Rory McAllister from the left six yard line
56:11
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
56:23
Foul on Stuart Leslie
56:27
Free Kick taken by Ross O'Donoghue
56:56
Shot taken by Sean Crighton from the centre penalty area
57:03
Save made by Graeme Smith
57:15
Offside flag raised against Ryan McCann
57:17
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
58:12
Cross from Steven Noble
58:18
Save made by Joe Malin
60:39
Corner taken by Ryan Strachan with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
63:04
Substitution for Elgin City: Paul Millar on for Paul McMullan
64:39
Cross from Daniel Moore
64:45
Save made by Graeme Smith
65:58
Foul on Ryan McCann
66:02
Free Kick taken by Ryan Strachan from the right wing
66:31
Cross from Ryan Strachan
66:35
Save made by Joe Malin
67:27
Cross from Stuart Leslie
67:36
Clearance by Graeme Sharp
68:00
Shot taken by Paul Millar from the centre penalty area
68:12
Substitution for Peterhead: Robert Winters on for Rory McAllister
68:42
Substitution for Peterhead: Stephen Maguire on for David Cox
69:24
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
69:48
Foul on Stuart Leslie
69:56
Free Kick taken by Brian Cameron
70:23
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie with his right foot from the right penalty area
70:35
Save made by Graeme Smith
70:48
Block taken by Ross Smith
70:50
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
71:22
Foul on Ryan McCann
71:28
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
71:34
Offside flag raised against Martin Bavidge
71:38
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
72:00
Offside flag raised against Dennis Wyness
72:01
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
72:35
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
73:13
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
73:42
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
74:16
Shot taken by Robert Winters using his left foot from the left penalty area
74:16
Elgin City 0 - 3 Peterhead
GOAL scored by Robert Winters using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
75:58
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie using his left foot from the centre penalty area
76:07
Save made by Graeme Smith
76:23
Substitution for Elgin City: Ceiran McLean on for Dennis Wyness
76:49
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
77:10
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
78:39
Substitution for Elgin City: Darryl McHardy on for Jamie Duff
81:58
Shot taken by Ryan McCann with his right foot from the right penalty area
82:07
Save made by Joe Malin
82:11
Corner taken by Robert Winters with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
82:37
Foul on Stephen Maguire
82:50
Free Kick taken by Scott McLaughlin from the right wing
83:01
Cross from Scott McLaughlin
83:07
Clearance by Brian Cameron
83:09
Corner taken by Scott McLaughlin using his left foot from the right byline
83:40
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
85:19
Cross from Ceiran McLean
85:26
Save made by Graeme Smith
85:45
Shot taken by Mark Nicolson with his right foot
86:00
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
86:35
Offside flag raised against Paul Millar
86:36
Free Kick taken by Graeme Smith
87:11
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
87:35
Foul on Stuart Leslie
87:41
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the left wing
88:00
Cross from Daniel Moore
88:06
Shot taken by Darryl McHardy using his left foot from the centre penalty area
88:22
Save made by Graeme Smith
88:40
Cross from Daniel Moore
88:46
Block taken by Graeme Sharp
89:09
Shot taken by Paul Millar with his right foot from the centre penalty area
89:21
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Smith
90:00+0:04
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
90:00+2:04
Foul on Stephen Maguire
90:00+2:11
BOOKING: Brian Cameron of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+2:33
Free Kick taken by Martin Bavidge from the left wing
Full Time
Elgin City 0 - 3 Peterhead

Elgin City

vs

Peterhead

0
Goals
3
0
Assists
3
11
Shots
16
6
On Target
10
5
Off Target
6
12
Crosses
13
4
Corners
8
13
Throw Ins
16
9
Saves
12
10
Clearances
5
16
Goal Kicks
9
3
Blocks
3
16
Free Kicks
12
3
Offside
6
0
Hand Balls
1
1
Yellow Cards
1

Elgin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Joe Malin
02.David Niven
04.Sean Crighton
05.Jamie Duff 79+0' Tactical
10.Mark Nicolson
03.Paul McMullan 64+0' Tactical
08.Ross O'Donoghue
06.Brian Cameron (90+3: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Dennis Wyness 77+0' Tactical
09.Stuart Leslie
11.Daniel Moore

Substitutes

21.Stewart Black
12.Ceiran McLean 77+0' Tactical
15.Darryl McHardy 79+0' Tactical
16.Adam MacLeod
14.Paul Millar 64+0' Tactical

Peterhead

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Graeme Smith
04.Ryan McCann
05.Ross Smith
06.Ryan Strachan
02.Dean Cowie (41+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Steven Noble
07.David Cox 69+0' Tactical
08.James Redman 4+0' Injury
11.Scott McLaughlin
09.Rory McAllister 69+0' Tactical
10.Martin Bavidge

Substitutes

21.Paul Jarvie
16.Craig Tully
15.Graeme Sharp 4+0' Injury
12.Robert Winters 69+0' Tactical
14.Stephen Maguire 69+0' Tactical

Malin set to start in Highland clash

Elgin City will have Joe Malin between the sticks against Peterhead as John Gibson has returned to Dundee at the end of his loan deal.

Paul Harkins has been ruled out of the all-Highland clash due a hamstring injury he picked up in the 2-0 defeat against Annan on Saturday and he could be joined on the sidelines by Jamie Duff, Craig Gunn, Graeme Beveridge and Lewis Halford who all face fitness tests.

Borough Briggs boss Ross Jack said: "Having lost our last two games teams are closing in now on second place so it would be good to get back to winning ways again.

"Peterhead will see this as a great opportunity to get above us so we need to be ready to battle for everything."

Peterhead striker Rory McAllister is a major doubt for the Highland derby after the effects of a virus left him drained and led to his substitution against East Stirling at the weekend.

Despite McAllister's departure the Blue Toon won 2-0, however manager Jim McInally is looking for an improvement.

"We need to up our game for Elgin especially in front of goal where we were not ruthless enough," he said. "This will be a cracking good old fashioned derby and they will be well up for it after losing to Annan so we know we are in for a hard shift.

"Our away from has not been good enough this season and it would be good to start 2013 by turning that around with a win."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Rangers 18 37 45
2 Up Peterhead 18 5 28
3 Down Elgin City 18 1 27
4 Up Queen's Park 16 8 26
5 Down Montrose 18 -2 26
6 Up Berwick Rangers 17 -1 22
7 Down Annan Athletic 18 -7 20
8 Clyde 17 -11 19
9 East Stirlingshire 17 -18 15
10 Stirling Albion 17 -12 14

Updated 2/01/2013 at 16:59

 
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