Elgin City 3 - 2 Montrose

Saturday 13th April 2013
P McMullan (43)
P Harkins (62, pen 88)
T Masson (28)
S Johnston (51)

Harkins at the double

Paul Harkins scored twice as Elgin came from behind to beat Montrose 3-2.

After a scrappy start to the match, the visitors broke the deadlock in the 28th minute when midfielder Terry Masson stroked the ball past Elgin stopper Joe Malin from the middle of the box to score his fourth goal of the season.

Elgin equalised just prior to half-time as Paul McMullan found the bottom right-hand corner of John Gibson's goal from the left side of the area.

The Gable Endies took the lead once more in the 51st minute, Scott Johnston firing in from 10 yards before Elgin midfielder Harkins levelled things up when he found the top corner from the edge of the area.

And the hosts claimed all three points two minutes from time when Harkins kept his cool from the penalty spot after Johnston brought down David Niven in the area.

OfficialMat Northcroft
VenueBorough Briggs
Kick Off
Elgin City 0 - 0 Montrose
0:39
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
1:06
Clearance by Jamie Winter
1:11
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
1:56
Foul on Craig Gunn
2:00
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the right wing
2:11
Cross from Daniel Moore
2:20
Save made by John Gibson
2:35
Foul on Martin Boyle
2:40
Free Kick taken by Paul Watson from the right wing
3:08
Shot taken by Garry Wood with his right foot from the right penalty area
3:27
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
4:19
Foul on Terry Masson
4:23
Free Kick taken by Alan Campbell
4:53
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
6:08
Foul on Daniel Moore
6:15
Free Kick taken by Paul McMullan from the left wing
6:37
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
8:03
Offside flag raised against Martin Boyle
8:05
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
8:47
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie with his right foot from the left six yard line
8:55
Block taken by Paul Lunan
10:05
Foul on Paul Watson
10:08
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
10:51
Foul on Paul Harkins
10:55
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
11:26
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
13:21
Foul on Daniel Moore
13:26
Free Kick taken by Gavin Morrison from the left wing
13:57
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the centre penalty area
14:07
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
14:38
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
15:38
Corner taken by Terry Masson with his right foot from the left byline
16:08
Clearance by Sean Crighton
16:10
Corner taken by Terry Masson with his right foot from the left byline
16:28
Clearance by Sean Crighton
17:30
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
19:13
Shot taken by Martin Boyle with his right foot from the right penalty area
19:19
Save made by Joe Malin
19:24
Corner taken by Terry Masson with his right foot from the right byline
19:50
Clearance by Stuart Leslie
20:19
Foul on Gavin Morrison
20:24
Free Kick taken by David Niven
21:06
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
21:27
Foul on Stephen McNally
21:30
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
22:47
Shot taken by Garry Wood from the centre penalty area
23:00
Save made by Joe Malin
25:31
Foul on Craig Gunn
25:36
Free Kick taken by David Niven
26:36
Foul on Daniel Moore
26:41
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
27:46
Shot taken by Terry Masson with his right foot from the centre penalty area
27:46
Elgin City 0 - 1 Montrose
GOAL scored by Terry Masson with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
29:52
Offside flag raised against Martin Boyle
29:53
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
30:43
Shot taken by Paul Harkins using his left foot
30:52
Save made by John Gibson
31:40
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
32:42
Offside flag raised against Martin Boyle
32:43
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
33:28
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
33:34
Foul on Garry Wood
33:39
Free Kick taken by Paul Watson
34:12
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
37:41
Offside flag raised against Craig Gunn
37:48
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
39:46
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie using his left foot from the centre penalty area
39:53
Save made by John Gibson
41:29
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
42:33
Shot taken by Paul McMullan using his left foot from the left penalty area
42:33
Elgin City 1 - 1 Montrose
GOAL scored by Paul McMullan using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
44:29
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
45:00+0:28
Substitution for Montrose: Ross McCord on for Jamie Winter
45:00+0:58
Foul on Paul Harkins
45:00+1:03
Free Kick taken by Sean Crighton
Half Time
Elgin City 1 - 1 Montrose
45:01
Substitution for Montrose: Sandy Wood on for John Gibson
Second Half Started
Elgin City 1 - 1 Montrose
46:09
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
46:45
Offside flag raised against Craig Gunn
46:47
Free Kick taken by Sandy Wood
47:44
Shot taken by Lloyd Young using his left foot from the centre penalty area
48:02
Save made by Joe Malin
48:06
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
48:50
Cross from Paul Watson
48:58
Save made by Joe Malin
50:52
Shot taken by Scott Johnston with his right foot from the centre penalty area
50:52
Elgin City 1 - 2 Montrose
GOAL scored by Scott Johnston with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
52:53
Foul on Gavin Morrison
52:58
BOOKING: Terry Masson of Montrose given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
53:25
Free Kick taken by Sean Crighton
54:16
Foul on Lloyd Young
54:21
Free Kick taken by Paul Watson
58:04
Foul on David Niven
58:09
BOOKING: Scott Johnston of Montrose given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
58:29
Free Kick taken by David Niven
61:14
Shot taken by Paul Harkins with his right foot
61:14
Elgin City 2 - 2 Montrose
GOAL scored by Paul Harkins with his right foot to the top right of the goal.
63:31
Corner taken by Terry Masson with his right foot from the left byline
64:08
Clearance by Sean Crighton
64:37
Cross from Stephen McNally
64:43
Save made by Joe Malin
65:02
Goal Kick taken by Sandy Wood
67:29
Shot taken by Terry Masson using his left foot
67:41
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
68:06
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot
68:17
Goal Kick taken by Sandy Wood
69:05
Cross from Stephen McNally
69:18
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
69:42
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
70:07
Foul on Lloyd Young
70:13
Free Kick taken by Sandy Wood
70:17
BOOKING: Stuart Leslie of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
72:49
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the centre penalty area
72:56
Block taken by Alan Campbell
73:00
Shot taken by Paul Harkins with his right foot
73:11
Block taken by Ross McCord
74:07
Hand Ball taken by Gavin Morrison
74:09
Free Kick taken by Paul Lunan
75:58
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
78:06
Foul on Ross McCord
78:10
BOOKING: Paul Harkins of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
78:33
Free Kick taken by Paul Lunan
79:04
Substitution for Elgin City: Dennis Wyness on for Stuart Leslie
79:42
Cross from Dennis Wyness
81:34
Substitution for Montrose: Leighton McIntosh on for Martin Boyle
81:41
Foul on Paul McMullan
82:20
Free Kick taken by Sean Crighton
82:41
Offside flag raised against Craig Gunn
82:44
Free Kick taken by Sandy Wood
83:26
Offside flag raised against Leighton McIntosh
83:28
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
83:57
Goal Kick taken by Sandy Wood
85:56
Foul on David Niven
87:20
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Paul Harkins and scored using his left foot to the bottom right
87:20
Elgin City 3 - 2 Montrose
GOAL scored by Paul Harkins using his left foot from the penalty spot to the bottom right of the goal.
88:39
Shot taken by Paul Watson using his left foot
88:50
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
90:00+1:26
Foul on Ross McCord
90:00+1:38
BOOKING: Paul McMullan of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+1:53
Free Kick taken by Sandy Wood
Full Time
Elgin City 3 - 2 Montrose

Elgin City

vs

Montrose

3
Goals
2
3
Assists
2
9
Shots
8
7
On Target
5
2
Off Target
3
2
Crosses
3
4
Corners
4
16
Throw Ins
26
5
Saves
3
4
Clearances
1
12
Goal Kicks
9
0
Blocks
3
15
Free Kicks
13
3
Offside
4
1
Hand Balls
0
1
Penalties
0
3
Yellow Cards
2

Elgin City

Formation: 4-5-1

01.Joe Malin
02.David Niven
04.Sean Crighton
05.Jamie Duff
03.Paul McMullan (90+2: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Gavin Morrison
10.Paul Harkins (79+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Brian Cameron
07.Craig Gunn
09.Stuart Leslie (71+0: Unsporting behaviour) 80+0' Tactical
11.Daniel Moore

Substitutes

21.Stewart Black
16.Ross McKinnon
15.Ceiran McLean
12.Graeme Beveridge
14.Dennis Wyness 80+0' Tactical

Montrose

Formation: 4-4-2

01.John Gibson 45+0' Injury
02.Stephen McNally
03.Paul Watson
04.Alan Campbell
05.Paul Lunan
06.Jamie Winter 45+1' Injury
07.Lloyd Young
08.Terry Masson (53+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Martin Boyle 82+0' Tactical
10.Garry Wood
11.Scott Johnston (59+0: Unsporting behaviour)

Substitutes

21.Sandy Wood 45+0' Injury
14.David Gray
15.Ross McCord 45+1' Injury
16.Jonathan Crawford
12.Leighton McIntosh 82+0' Tactical

Elgin look to keep dream alive

Elgin have Mark Nicolson missing through suspension as they look to keep their play-off dreams alive by defeating fourth-placed visitors Montrose.

The Borough Briggs men are also without Paul Millar (knee), Darryl McHardy (toe), Fraser Forbes (hamstring) and Lewis Halford (calf), with Paul McMullen facing a fitness test after a hamstring problem.

Manager Ross Jack said: "If we win this one we pull to within a point of Montrose and that is a great incentive. A draw would not hurt them as much as it would hurt us so we will be going out for the win.

"We are a bit short of numbers but we are big on motivation and hopefully that will get us through. Win this one and things really tighten up for a play-off place."

Montrose head north with the versatile Garry Wood available after he overcame the training ground knock that kept him out of the 2-2 draw with Stirling.

The Gable Endies are at full strength with Jonathan Crawford and Phil McGuire added to the squad after knee injuries, and manager Stuart Garden is predicting goals at Borough Briggs.

He said: "They beat us 6-1 on our last visit there which was a bit sore. The two games at our place were a 2-2 draw and a 4-1 win for us so both teams know the way to goal.

"I would be quite happy with a 1-0 win or a 9-8 win this time."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Rangers 33 56 77
2 Up Peterhead 33 17 50
3 Down Queen's Park 33 4 50
4 Up Berwick Rangers 33 6 46
5 Down Montrose 33 -6 46
6 Elgin City 33 -2 45
7 Up Annan Athletic 33 -12 39
8 Down Stirling Albion 33 -1 38
9 Down Clyde 33 -21 37
10 East Stirlingshire 33 -41 29

Updated 13/04/2013 at 17:04

 

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