Elgin City 3 - 4 East Stirlingshire

Saturday 12th January 2013
[OG] M Hunter (41)
S Leslie (45+1)
C Gunn (65)
M Hunter (7, 14)
K Turner (pen 44, 44)
J Glasgow (57)

Hunter scores at both ends in seven-goal thriller

Michael Hunter netted twice for East Stirling before scoring an own goal in his side's 4-3 win over Elgin.

The Shire went 1-0 up when Hunter tapped in from close range in the seventh minute before he doubled his side's advantage seven minutes later, stroking the ball past Joe Malin from the middle of the area.

Hunter then gave Elgin hope when he headed into his own goal in the 41st minute, but Kevin Turner restored East Stirling's two-goal lead three minutes later with a penalty.

Elgin forward Stuart Leslie then blasted the ball into the net from 10 yards out to make it 3-2 at half time.

Second-half substitute Jamie Glasgow made it 4-2 from the edge of the area in the 57th minute before Elgin's Craig Gunn scored from 18 yards out eight minutes later.

Elgin went down to 10 men when Leslie saw red in the closing stages.

OfficialGeorge Salmond
Attendance697
VenueBorough Briggs
Kick Off
Elgin City 0 - 0 East Stirlingshire
0:26
Shot taken by Kevin Turner with his right foot from the right penalty area
0:36
Save made by Joe Malin
3:55
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
5:31
Offside flag raised against Kevin Turner
5:33
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
6:23
Shot taken by Michael Hunter using his left foot from the centre penalty area
6:23
Elgin City 0 - 1 East Stirlingshire
GOAL scored by Michael Hunter using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
10:34
Foul on Graeme Beveridge
10:42
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the right wing
12:09
Foul on David Greenhill
12:12
Free Kick taken by Mark Begg from the right wing
13:05
Cross from Andrew Stirling
13:24
Shot taken by Michael Hunter with his right foot from the centre penalty area
13:24
Elgin City 0 - 2 East Stirlingshire
GOAL scored by Michael Hunter with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
16:33
Foul on Jamie Duff
16:39
Free Kick taken by Sean Crighton
17:08
Cross from Brian Cameron
17:21
Clearance by Michael Hunter
17:56
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie with his right foot
18:18
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
18:50
Shot taken by Dennis Wyness with his right foot
18:59
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
20:20
Shot taken by David Greenhill using his left foot
20:31
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
22:12
Shot taken by Kevin Turner with his right foot
22:22
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
22:39
Foul on Michael Herd
22:48
Free Kick taken by Michael Herd
23:57
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
25:11
Shot taken by Kevin Turner with his right foot from the left penalty area
25:37
Block taken by Grant Hay
25:40
Corner taken by Andrew Stirling with his right foot from the left byline going out of play
25:55
Save made by Joe Malin
26:06
Corner taken by Andrew Stirling with his right foot from the left byline
26:59
Shot taken by Graeme Beveridge with his right foot from the centre penalty area
27:12
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
27:52
Cross from Daniel Moore
28:07
Clearance by Jordan Holt
29:23
Offside flag raised against Kevin Turner
29:24
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
30:54
Cross from Dennis Wyness
31:01
Clearance by Jordan Holt
31:46
Foul on Kevin Turner
31:50
Free Kick taken by Michael Hunter from the right wing
32:16
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
33:08
Foul on Dennis Wyness
33:22
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
33:38
Cross from Daniel Moore
33:43
Clearance by Jordan Holt
33:47
Shot taken by Ross O'Donoghue using his left foot
34:07
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
34:12
Foul on Jamie Duff
34:15
Free Kick taken by Jamie Duff
34:32
Shot taken by Dennis Wyness using his left foot
34:45
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
35:19
Foul on David Greenhill
35:24
Free Kick taken by Michael Herd
35:53
Cross from Brian Cameron
36:02
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie
39:27
Shot taken by Dennis Wyness with his right foot
40:04
Foul on Stuart Leslie
40:08
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
40:40
Cross from Daniel Moore
40:40
Elgin City 1 - 2 East Stirlingshire
OWN GOAL scored by Michael Hunter going centre low of the goal.
42:17
Foul on Kevin Turner
42:24
Free Kick taken by Kevin Turner
43:56
Shot taken by Kevin Turner with his right foot
43:56
Elgin City 1 - 3 East Stirlingshire
GOAL scored by Kevin Turner with his right foot going centre high of the goal.
43:56
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Kevin Turner and scored with his right foot going centre low
43:56
Elgin City 1 - 3 East Stirlingshire
GOAL scored by Kevin Turner with his right foot from the penalty spot going centre low of the goal.
45:00+0:04
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie with his right foot from the centre penalty area
45:00+0:04
Elgin City 2 - 3 East Stirlingshire
GOAL scored by Stuart Leslie with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre high of the goal.
45:00+1:34
Foul on Daniel Moore
45:00+1:39
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
45:00+2:37
Offside flag raised against Dennis Wyness
45:00+2:39
Free Kick taken by David Greenhill
Half Time
Elgin City 2 - 3 East Stirlingshire
Second Half Started
Elgin City 2 - 3 East Stirlingshire
46:30
Substitution for East Stirlingshire: Jamie Glasgow on for Mark Begg
47:21
Shot taken by Kevin Turner using his left foot
47:31
Block taken by Sean Crighton
49:44
Offside flag raised against Kevin Turner
49:47
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
50:08
Shot taken by Kevin Turner with his right foot from the centre penalty area
50:24
Block taken by Sean Crighton
50:28
Corner taken by Andrew Stirling with his right foot from the right byline
51:04
Clearance by Sean Crighton
51:10
Shot taken by Jamie Glasgow with his right foot
51:25
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
52:54
Foul on Scott Maxwell
53:04
Free Kick taken by Scott Maxwell from the left wing
53:38
Foul on Michael Hunter
53:44
Free Kick taken by Grant Hay
55:37
Cross from Brian Cameron
55:48
Clearance by Raymond Buchanan
55:58
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie with his right foot
56:09
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
56:39
Shot taken by Jamie Glasgow with his right foot
56:39
Elgin City 2 - 4 East Stirlingshire
GOAL scored by Jamie Glasgow with his right foot to the bottom left of the goal.
58:06
Shot taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot
58:16
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
58:50
Foul on Graeme Beveridge
58:55
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
59:19
Foul on Raymond Buchanan
59:33
Free Kick taken by Grant Hay
60:01
Substitution for Elgin City: Craig Gunn on for Mark Nicolson
60:48
Offside flag raised against Stuart Leslie
60:53
Free Kick taken by Grant Hay
61:25
Foul on Graeme Beveridge
61:33
Free Kick taken by Jamie Duff
61:35
BOOKING: David Greenhill of East Stirlingshire given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
62:18
Shot taken by Dennis Wyness using his left foot from the left penalty area
62:45
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
64:02
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the centre penalty area
64:02
Elgin City 3 - 4 East Stirlingshire
GOAL scored by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre high of the goal.
65:08
Foul on Jamie Glasgow
65:17
Free Kick taken by Andrew Stirling
65:37
Shot taken by Andrew Stirling with his right foot
66:00
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
66:47
Foul on Jamie Duff
66:54
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
67:21
Offside flag raised against Kevin Turner
67:24
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
68:52
Shot taken by Jamie Glasgow using his left foot from the centre penalty area
69:16
Foul on Ross O'Donoghue
69:21
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
69:32
BOOKING: Jamie Duff of Elgin City given yellow card for dissent
70:23
Foul on Graeme Beveridge
70:35
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
70:50
Cross from Craig Gunn
70:58
Block taken by Jordan Holt
71:01
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
71:16
Clearance by Raymond Buchanan
71:44
Foul on Brian Cameron
71:49
Free Kick taken by Jamie Duff
72:23
Shot taken by Dennis Wyness using his left foot
72:37
Goal Kick taken by Grant Hay
72:57
Foul on Daniel Moore
73:01
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
73:03
BOOKING: Michael Herd of East Stirlingshire given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
73:55
Offside flag raised against Jamie Duff
74:12
Free Kick taken by Grant Hay
75:59
Foul on Daniel Moore
76:13
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the left wing
76:21
BOOKING: Andrew Stirling of East Stirlingshire given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
76:59
Offside flag raised against Dennis Wyness
77:01
Free Kick taken by Grant Hay
78:20
Shot taken by Jamie Glasgow using his left foot
78:28
Save made by Joe Malin
79:12
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline to the near post
79:35
Save made by Grant Hay
80:08
Shot taken by Dennis Wyness with his right foot from the right penalty area
80:38
Shot taken by Jamie McKernon with his right foot
80:52
Save made by Joe Malin
80:56
Offside flag raised against Craig Gunn
81:00
Free Kick taken by Grant Hay
81:18
Substitution for Elgin City: Paul Millar on for Dennis Wyness
82:17
Foul on Daniel Moore
82:23
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
82:36
Substitution for East Stirlingshire: Richard Miller on for Andrew Stirling
83:34
Substitution for Elgin City: Ceiran McLean on for Ross O'Donoghue
86:29
Cross from Craig Gunn
86:37
Clearance by Richard Miller
86:40
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
86:53
Shot taken by Graeme Beveridge from the centre penalty area
87:21
Save made by Grant Hay
87:54
Corner taken by Jamie McKernon with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
88:38
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline
88:50
Clearance by Michael Hunter
89:12
Hand Ball taken by Michael Hunter
89:19
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the left wing
89:45
Cross from Daniel Moore
89:50
Foul on Richard Miller
90:00+0:29
Foul on Jordan Holt
90:00+0:37
Free Kick taken by Jordan Holt
90:00+0:38
BOOKING: Stuart Leslie of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+2:00
DISMISSAL: Stuart Leslie of Elgin City sent off for violent conduct
90:00+2:42
Shot taken by Scott Maxwell using his left foot from the left penalty area
90:00+2:57
Save made by Joe Malin
90:00+3:04
Corner taken by Jamie Glasgow with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
90:00+3:08
Substitution for East Stirlingshire: David McCaughie on for Jordan Holt
90:00+3:49
Corner taken by Jamie Glasgow using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
90:00+4:31
Corner taken by Jamie Glasgow with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
Full Time
Elgin City 3 - 4 East Stirlingshire

Elgin City

vs

East Stirlingshire

3
Goals
4
3
Assists
3
15
Shots
16
3
On Target
10
12
Off Target
6
10
Crosses
1
4
Corners
7
12
Throw Ins
16
5
Saves
2
1
Clearances
8
5
Goal Kicks
11
2
Blocks
2
20
Free Kicks
15
5
Offside
4
0
Hand Balls
1
0
Penalties
1
2
Yellow Cards
3
1
Red Cards
0

Elgin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Joe Malin
03.David Niven
04.Sean Crighton
05.Jamie Duff (70+0: Dissent)
10.Mark Nicolson 61+0' Tactical
08.Ross O'Donoghue 84+0' Tactical
02.Graeme Beveridge
06.Brian Cameron
07.Dennis Wyness 82+0' Tactical
09.Stuart Leslie (90+1: Unsporting behaviour) (90+2: Violent Conduct)
11.Daniel Moore

Substitutes

21.Stewart Black
12.Paul McMullan
15.Ceiran McLean 84+0' Tactical
14.Craig Gunn 61+0' Tactical
16.Paul Millar 82+0' Tactical

East Stirlingshire

Formation: 4-5-1

01.Grant Hay
04.Jordan Holt 90+4' Injury
05.Raymond Buchanan
10.Andrew Stirling (77+0: Unsporting behaviour) 83+0' Tactical
02.Michael Herd (74+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Scott Maxwell
06.Michael Hunter
07.David Greenhill (62+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Jamie McKernon
11.Mark Begg 46+0' Tactical
09.Kevin Turner

Substitutes

17.Craig Gordon
12.Richard Miller 83+0' Tactical
15.Andrew Kirkcaldy
16.David McCaughie 90+4' Injury
14.Jamie Glasgow 46+0' Tactical

Elgin aim to build on Gers point

Paul Harkins is suspended as Elgin host East Stirling looking for the three points which will lift them back into a play-off spot.

Harkins is banned after his dismissal against Rangers in last weekend's 1-1 draw, while Adam McLeod is missing due to work commitments and Ross O'Donoghue is struggling with a back injury.

Craig Gunn could return after a recent family bereavement however manager Ross Jack is leaving the decision to the frontman.

Jack said: "We have been flying in training this week after scoring late to get a point at Ibrox, however we cannot lose sight of the fact that we have slipped out of the play-off spots.

"A win over East Stirling will not be easy as they have already beaten Queens Park and Peterhead this season."

Captain Kevin Turner is available after illness as East Stirling head to the other end of the country to face Elgin.

There is not much other good news for head coach John Coughlin, with Paul Quinn and Raymond Buchanan not travelling due to illness and injuries ruling out Rhys Devlin, Alan Benton, Nathan Shepherd, Kyle Gillespie and Philip Zufle.

Coughlin said: "We are short on numbers so we will have to promote from our youth set-up. Aside from Rangers, Elgin are the best side in this division as they have a lot of pace and power as well as a lot of height in their team.

"We will have to dig deep to take something back from there."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Rangers 20 39 49
2 Queen's Park 18 9 30
3 Up Peterhead 20 4 29
4 Down Montrose 20 -2 29
5 Elgin City 20 0 28
6 Up Annan Athletic 20 -5 26
7 Down Berwick Rangers 19 -1 25
8 Clyde 19 -11 22
9 East Stirlingshire 19 -19 18
10 Stirling Albion 19 -14 14

Updated 12/01/2013 at 17:04

 

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