Elgin City 1 - 2 Berwick Rangers

Saturday 20th April 2013
S Leslie (pen 7)D Lavery (65)
K McDonald (75)

Rangers come from behind

Kevin McDonald fired Berwick to a 2-1 win over play-off rivals Elgin at Borough Briggs.

City opened the scoring when striker Stuart Leslie stroked home a seventh-minute penalty a foul by Damian Gielty on Brian Cameron.

Berwick dominated the rest of the first half and Darren Lavery hit a post on the stroke of half-time.

In the second half Berwick's pressure finally told when Lavery buried a shot from 12 yards on 65 minutes.

They struck again 10 minutes later when midfielder McDonald headed in a Lee Currie corner from six yards.

Striker Daniel Moore nearly equalised for Elgin with a long-range effort injury time but Berwick held on.

OfficialEuan Anderson
Attendance870
VenueBorough Briggs
Kick Off
Elgin City 0 - 0 Berwick Rangers
1:12
Foul on Andrew McLean
1:21
Free Kick taken by Andrew McLean
2:08
Cross from Daniel Moore
2:13
Clearance by Andrew McLean
5:57
Foul on Brian Cameron
6:23
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Stuart Leslie and scored with his right foot to the bottom right
6:23
Elgin City 1 - 0 Berwick Rangers
GOAL scored by Stuart Leslie with his right foot from the penalty spot to the bottom left of the goal.
7:03
Foul on Daniel Moore
7:07
Free Kick taken by Paul McMullan from the left wing
8:17
Foul on Stuart Leslie
8:22
Free Kick taken by Gavin Morrison
8:58
Shot taken by Mark Nicolson with his right foot
9:08
Block taken by Neil Janczyk
10:00
Cross from Devon Jacobs
10:04
Save made by Joe Malin
10:51
Cross from Daniel Moore
11:01
Save made by Marc McCallum
11:28
Shot taken by Kevin McDonald with his right foot
11:47
Save made by Joe Malin
11:51
Corner taken by Lee Currie using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
12:03
Clearance by Stuart Leslie
12:15
Cross from Kevin McDonald
12:20
Save made by Joe Malin
12:39
Cross from Stuart Leslie
12:48
Save made by Marc McCallum
13:30
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
14:13
Foul on Darren Lavery
14:17
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie from the right wing
16:13
Shot taken by Dylan Easton with his right foot from the right penalty area
16:22
Block taken by Sean Crighton
16:24
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
17:01
Foul on Gavin Morrison
17:08
Free Kick taken by Sean Crighton
19:15
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
19:47
Foul on Paul McMullan
19:52
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
20:13
Substitution for Elgin City: Graeme Beveridge on for Gavin Morrison
24:58
Foul on Kevin McDonald
25:03
Free Kick taken by Kevin McDonald
26:36
Foul on Andrew McLean
26:40
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie
27:28
Shot taken by Darren Lavery with his right foot
27:36
Save made by Joe Malin
32:19
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
34:53
Corner taken by Lee Currie using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
35:19
Shot taken by Neil Janczyk from the centre penalty area
35:27
Save made by Joe Malin
36:32
Shot taken by Darren Lavery with his right foot
37:34
Shot taken by Darren Lavery using his left foot from the centre penalty area
37:57
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
38:41
Shot taken by Graeme Beveridge from the centre penalty area
38:52
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
39:09
Offside flag raised against Dylan Easton
39:10
Free Kick taken by Stuart Leslie
40:31
Shot taken by Darren Lavery with his right foot from the left penalty area
41:59
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
44:52
Foul on Kevin McDonald
44:55
Free Kick taken by Dylan Easton
45:00+0:01
BOOKING: Brian Cameron of Elgin City given yellow card for not retreating at a set play
45:00+0:39
Foul on Darren Lavery
45:00+0:46
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie
45:00+1:09
Cross from Lee Currie
45:00+1:16
Save made by Joe Malin
Half Time
Elgin City 1 - 0 Berwick Rangers
Second Half Started
Elgin City 1 - 0 Berwick Rangers
45:42
Foul on Jamie Duff
45:47
Free Kick taken by Stuart Leslie
46:41
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
47:39
Shot taken by Kevin McDonald using his left foot
47:51
Save made by Joe Malin
48:31
Cross from David Niven
48:40
Save made by Marc McCallum
49:02
BOOKING: Daniel Moore of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
49:46
Free Kick taken by Marc McCallum
50:00
Foul on Daniel Moore
51:35
Offside flag raised against Darren Lavery
51:36
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
53:11
Foul on Dylan Easton
53:17
Free Kick taken by Damian Gielty from the left wing
53:20
BOOKING: David Niven of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
54:33
Foul on Neil Janczyk
54:37
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie
55:38
Foul on Kevin McDonald
55:41
Free Kick taken by Lee Currie
56:18
BOOKING: Dylan Easton of Berwick Rangers given yellow card for dissent
58:13
Shot taken by Brian Cameron with his right foot
58:23
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
59:02
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
61:44
Offside flag raised against Darren Lavery
61:45
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
62:42
Shot taken by Dylan Easton with his right foot
63:22
Foul on Stuart Leslie
63:35
Free Kick taken by Paul McMullan
63:44
Foul on Andrew McLean
63:48
Free Kick taken by Marc McCallum
64:18
Shot taken by Darren Lavery with his right foot
64:18
Elgin City 1 - 1 Berwick Rangers
GOAL scored by Darren Lavery with his right foot to the bottom right of the goal.
64:58
Substitution for Elgin City: Craig Gunn on for Paul Harkins
65:55
Foul on Mark Nicolson
65:59
Free Kick taken by Paul McMullan
66:12
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie using his left foot from the centre penalty area
66:21
Block taken by Marc McCallum
66:25
Save made by Marc McCallum
67:37
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline
67:50
Clearance by Christopher Townsley
68:07
Shot taken by Sean Crighton with his right foot
68:20
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
69:39
Shot taken by Daniel Moore with his right foot
69:47
Save made by Marc McCallum
70:07
Shot taken by Fraser McLaren with his right foot
70:23
Substitution for Berwick Rangers: Scott Dalziel on for Fraser McLaren
71:56
Cross from David Niven
72:01
Save made by Marc McCallum
73:36
Corner taken by Lee Currie with his right foot from the right byline
74:23
Shot taken by Kevin McDonald with his right foot from the centre penalty area
74:23
Elgin City 1 - 2 Berwick Rangers
GOAL scored by Kevin McDonald from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
75:27
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
75:34
Substitution for Elgin City: Dennis Wyness on for Paul McMullan
77:34
Cross from Daniel Moore
77:48
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
77:51
Substitution for Berwick Rangers: Josh Morris on for Darren Lavery
79:34
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
80:11
Cross from Daniel Moore
80:16
Save made by Marc McCallum
82:07
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
82:25
Shot taken by Jamie Duff from the centre penalty area
84:23
Foul on Brian Cameron
84:28
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
85:50
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie from the centre penalty area
86:09
Clearance by Andrew McLean
87:05
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
88:28
Corner taken by Dylan Easton with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
89:10
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
89:30
BOOKING: Marc McCallum of Berwick Rangers given yellow card for time wasting
90:00+0:12
Shot taken by Daniel Moore with his right foot
90:00+0:35
Offside flag raised against Brian Cameron
90:00+0:38
Free Kick taken by Marc McCallum
90:00+0:54
Foul on Jamie Duff
90:00+0:59
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
Full Time
Elgin City 1 - 2 Berwick Rangers

Elgin City

vs

Berwick Rangers

1
Goals
2
0
Assists
2
9
Shots
12
4
On Target
7
5
Off Target
5
7
Crosses
3
2
Corners
4
20
Throw Ins
23
7
Saves
7
1
Clearances
3
9
Goal Kicks
7
1
Blocks
2
12
Free Kicks
12
1
Offside
3
1
Penalties
0
3
Yellow Cards
2

Elgin City

Formation: 4-5-1

01.Joe Malin
02.David Niven (54+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Sean Crighton
05.Jamie Duff
10.Mark Nicolson
03.Paul McMullan 76+0' Tactical
07.Paul Harkins 65+0' Tactical
08.Gavin Morrison 21+0' Injury
06.Brian Cameron (45+1: Not retreating at a set play)
09.Stuart Leslie
11.Daniel Moore (50+0: Unsporting behaviour)

Substitutes

21.Stewart Black
15.Ross McKinnon
12.Graeme Beveridge 21+0' Injury
14.Dennis Wyness 76+0' Tactical
16.Craig Gunn 65+0' Tactical

Berwick Rangers

Formation: 4-5-1

01.Marc McCallum (90+0: Time wasting)
02.Devon Jacobs
04.Christopher Townsley
08.Neil Janczyk
03.Damian Gielty
05.Andrew McLean
06.Lee Currie
07.Fraser McLaren 71+0' Injury
11.Kevin McDonald
09.Darren Lavery 78+0' Tactical
10.Dylan Easton (57+0: Dissent)

Substitutes

16.Ian McCaldon
12.Philip Addison
13.Dean Carse
14.Josh Morris 78+0' Tactical
15.Scott Dalziel 71+0' Injury

Hoskins banned for Borderers

Mark Nicolson will return to the Elgin squad for the visit of Berwick.

Nicolson is back after a ban but not such good news for manager Ross Jack is that Stuart Leslie (groin) is a doubt and Paul Millar (knee), Lewis Halford (calf), Cieran McLean (ankle) and Darryl McHardy (toe) will all miss out.

Victory would see Elgin overtake their opponents in the race for a play-off place.

Ahead of the match, Jack said: "We have worked hard to get back into the play-off race with three wins and a draw in our last four games.

"We will need to work hard again against Berwick if we are to be in with a chance of winning and keeping our charge going.

"Berwick will want to hold onto fourth place but they need a win to do that so it should be an open encounter."M

Berwick make the long trip without Dean Hoskins.

Hoskins is suspended and the Borderers are sweating on the fitness of Chris Townsley, who is struggling with a groin problem.

The Shielfield men are already without the injured Dougie Brydon (groin), Marc Lancaster (back) and Dene Droudge (knee).

Ahead of the match, manager Ian Little said: "We have to keep our fingers crossed that Chris can make it as we are down to the bare bones without him.

"This is a big game and having got ourselves into fourth spot we want to stay there and the best way to stay there is by winning.

"We did well to defeat Queen's Park last Saturday and need a similar level of performance to win this game."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Rangers 34 55 77
2 Peterhead 34 18 53
3 Queen's Park 34 8 53
4 Berwick Rangers 34 7 49
5 Montrose 34 -7 46
6 Elgin City 34 -3 45
7 Up Stirling Albion 34 0 41
8 Up Clyde 34 -20 40
9 Down Annan Athletic 34 -13 39
10 East Stirlingshire 34 -45 29

Updated 20/04/2013 at 17:03

 
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