Elgin City 3 - 2 East Stirlingshire

Saturday 4th May 2013
J Duff (16)
S Leslie (39)
C McLean (89)
J Glasgow (17)
P Quinn (43)

Elgin win but miss out on play-offs

Substitute Ceiran McLean scored a last-gasp winner as Elgin beat East Stirling 3-2, but the win was not enough to seal a play-off place.

The visitors made a bright start but it was Elgin who drew first blood in the 15th minute.

Jamie Duff got on the end of Daniel Moore's searching cross to head past goalkeeper Craig Gordon from close range.

The Shire hit back two minutes later when Jamie Glasgow fired in from the middle of the area after good work from Graeme MacGregor.

City went 2-1 up in the 39th minute when Stuart Leslie rifled in from 10 yards before East Stirling's Paul Quinn poked in his third goal in two matches from close range to make it 2-2 at half-time.

Elgin dominated in the second half and stole all three points in the 89th minute when McLean blasted in from the left edge of the box but they were kept out of the play-offs on goal difference.

OfficialGreg Aitken
Attendance786
VenueBorough Briggs
Kick Off
Elgin City 0 - 0 East Stirlingshire
1:11
Foul on Paul Harkins
1:17
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
1:59
Shot taken by Daniel Moore with his right foot
2:08
Save made by Craig Gordon
2:44
Shot taken by Michael Hunter with his right foot
2:57
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
3:25
Shot taken by Jamie Glasgow from the centre penalty area
3:36
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
5:04
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline
5:27
Clearance by Michael Hunter
5:41
Foul on Chris Moffat
5:56
Free Kick taken by Craig Gordon
6:57
Shot taken by Maxwell Wright with his right foot
7:11
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
8:59
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
9:15
Shot taken by Jamie Duff from the centre penalty area
12:23
Shot taken by Paul Quinn with his right foot from the centre penalty area
12:36
Save made by Joe Malin
13:50
Hand Ball taken by Maxwell Wright
13:53
Free Kick taken by Sean Crighton from the right wing
14:33
Shot taken by Paul Harkins using his left foot
14:50
Clearance by Michael Hunter
14:53
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline
15:12
Elgin City 1 - 0 East Stirlingshire
GOAL scored by Jamie Duff from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
16:35
Shot taken by Jamie Glasgow with his right foot from the centre penalty area
16:35
Elgin City 1 - 1 East Stirlingshire
GOAL scored by Jamie Glasgow with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
18:05
Shot taken by Craig Gunn using his left foot from the centre penalty area
18:17
Block taken by Craig Gordon
18:22
Save made by Craig Gordon
18:33
Cross from Craig Gunn
18:40
Save made by Craig Gordon
19:17
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
19:52
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline
20:02
Clearance by Michael Hunter
20:39
Offside flag raised against Paul Quinn
20:41
Free Kick taken by Jamie Duff
21:39
Shot taken by Jamie Glasgow using his left foot from the right penalty area
21:55
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
22:18
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie with his right foot from the right penalty area
22:29
Clearance by Steven Jackson
23:07
Foul on Michael Hunter
23:13
Free Kick taken by Steven Jackson
23:30
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie using his left foot
23:39
Save made by Craig Gordon
24:51
Foul on Maxwell Wright
24:58
Free Kick taken by Graeme MacGregor
25:08
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
28:54
Shot taken by Dennis Wyness with his right foot
30:16
Foul on Jamie Glasgow
30:20
Free Kick taken by Michael Hunter
30:36
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
31:28
Goal Kick taken by Craig Gordon
32:12
Offside flag raised against Paul Quinn
32:13
Free Kick taken by Craig Gunn
32:38
Shot taken by Craig Gunn using his left foot
32:52
Foul on Gavin Morrison
32:57
Free Kick taken by Jamie Duff
33:34
Corner taken by David Greenhill with his right foot from the right byline
34:03
Shot taken by Michael Hunter with his right foot from the centre penalty area
34:14
Block taken by Mark Nicolson
34:29
Offside flag raised against Paul Quinn
34:31
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
35:16
Shot taken by Dennis Wyness with his right foot
35:36
Save made by Craig Gordon
36:32
Foul on Graeme MacGregor
36:37
Free Kick taken by Chris Moffat
37:05
Foul on Stuart Leslie
37:13
Free Kick taken by Jamie Duff
37:47
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie with his right foot from the left penalty area
38:01
Save made by Craig Gordon
38:31
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie with his right foot from the centre penalty area
38:31
Elgin City 2 - 1 East Stirlingshire
GOAL scored by Stuart Leslie with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
39:23
Foul on Daniel Moore
39:27
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the left wing
39:47
Cross from Daniel Moore
40:02
Clearance by Steven Jackson
41:36
Foul on Scott Maxwell
41:44
Free Kick taken by Scott Maxwell
42:29
Shot taken by Paul Quinn with his right foot from the right six yard line
42:29
Elgin City 2 - 2 East Stirlingshire
GOAL scored by Paul Quinn with his right foot from the right six yard line to the bottom left of the goal.
43:33
Shot taken by Paul Harkins using his left foot from the centre penalty area
43:53
Goal Kick taken by Craig Gordon
44:01
Corner taken by Paul Harkins using his left foot from the right byline
45:00+0:06
Clearance by Steven Jackson
45:00+0:15
Shot taken by Dennis Wyness using his left foot from the centre penalty area
45:00+0:26
Goal Kick taken by Craig Gordon
Half Time
Elgin City 2 - 2 East Stirlingshire
Second Half Started
Elgin City 2 - 2 East Stirlingshire
45:35
BOOKING: Mark Nicolson of Elgin City given yellow card for dissent
46:29
Shot taken by Maxwell Wright using his left foot
46:41
Clearance by Mark Nicolson
46:46
Corner taken by David Greenhill using his left foot from the left byline to the near post
47:18
BOOKING: Gavin Morrison of Elgin City given yellow card for dissent
47:32
Corner taken by David Greenhill using his left foot from the left byline to the near post
47:55
Clearance by Gavin Morrison
49:04
Foul on Brian Cameron
49:10
Free Kick taken by Sean Crighton
49:53
Foul on Jamie Duff
49:58
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
50:49
Goal Kick taken by Craig Gordon
51:47
Foul on Maxwell Wright
51:51
Free Kick taken by Scott Maxwell
52:33
Corner taken by David Greenhill with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
54:01
Shot taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot
54:16
Block taken by Craig Gunn
56:28
Shot taken by Paul Harkins using his left foot
56:40
Block taken by Sean Crighton
56:59
Save made by Craig Gordon
57:06
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline to the near post
57:20
Clearance by Jamie Glasgow
57:52
Goal Kick taken by Craig Gordon
58:07
Foul on Paul Harkins
58:12
Free Kick taken by Gavin Morrison
58:27
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline going out of play
59:21
Goal Kick taken by Craig Gordon
59:47
Shot taken by Graeme MacGregor using his left foot
60:00
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
61:35
Foul on Maxwell Wright
61:42
BOOKING: Paul Harkins of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
62:03
Free Kick taken by Steven Jackson
62:30
Cross from Maxwell Wright
62:37
Save made by Joe Malin
63:20
Shot taken by Maxwell Wright with his right foot
63:33
Block taken by Sean Crighton
64:21
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline
65:43
Foul on Brian Cameron
65:48
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the right wing
66:28
Goal Kick taken by Craig Gordon
66:59
Goal Kick taken by Craig Gordon
68:39
Shot taken by Jamie Glasgow with his right foot
68:58
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
70:08
Cross from Jamie Glasgow
70:14
Save made by Joe Malin
71:08
Shot taken by Dennis Wyness with his right foot from the centre penalty area
71:18
Save made by Craig Gordon
71:22
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
72:00
Substitution for East Stirlingshire: Conor Kelly on for Maxwell Wright
73:01
Goal Kick taken by Craig Gordon
73:05
Shot taken by David Greenhill with his right foot
73:25
Foul on Steven Jackson
73:29
Free Kick taken by Craig Gordon
74:27
Shot taken by Graeme MacGregor with his right foot
74:38
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
74:47
Offside flag raised against Paul Quinn
74:48
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
76:28
Shot taken by Conor Kelly with his right foot from the left penalty area
76:44
Save made by Joe Malin
77:18
Goal Kick taken by Craig Gordon
78:47
Shot taken by Craig Gunn using his left foot from the centre penalty area
78:58
Block taken by Chris Moffat
79:01
Substitution for Elgin City: Ross McKinnon on for Gavin Morrison
80:33
Substitution for East Stirlingshire: Jamie Benton on for Paul Quinn
82:29
Cross from Ross McKinnon
82:41
Save made by Craig Gordon
84:20
Shot taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot
84:39
Goal Kick taken by Craig Gordon
86:09
Offside flag raised against Craig Gunn
86:10
Free Kick taken by Craig Gordon
86:28
Substitution for East Stirlingshire: Corin Anderson on for Jamie Glasgow
87:43
Shot taken by Steven Jackson with his right foot
87:54
Block taken by Sean Crighton
88:42
Shot taken by Ceiran McLean with his right foot from the left penalty area
88:42
Elgin City 3 - 2 East Stirlingshire
GOAL scored by Ceiran McLean with his right foot from the left penalty area going centre high of the goal.
89:37
BOOKING: Ceiran McLean of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00
Offside flag raised against Conor Kelly
90:00+0:09
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
90:00+1:09
Shot taken by Sean Crighton with his right foot
90:00+1:20
Save made by Craig Gordon
90:00+1:59
Shot taken by Ross McKinnon with his right foot from the centre penalty area
Full Time
Elgin City 3 - 2 East Stirlingshire

Elgin City

vs

East Stirlingshire

3
Goals
2
3
Assists
2
21
Shots
16
14
On Target
8
7
Off Target
8
3
Crosses
2
9
Corners
4
9
Throw Ins
11
4
Saves
10
2
Clearances
7
10
Goal Kicks
11
5
Blocks
2
14
Free Kicks
10
1
Offside
5
0
Hand Balls
1
4
Yellow Cards
0

Elgin City

Formation: 3-4-3

01.Joe Malin
04.Sean Crighton
05.Jamie Duff
10.Mark Nicolson (45+0: Dissent)
02.Gavin Morrison (48+0: Dissent) 80+0' Tactical
03.Paul Harkins (62+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.Brian Cameron
07.Craig Gunn
08.Dennis Wyness
09.Stuart Leslie
11.Daniel Moore

Substitutes

21.Stewart Black
15.Ross McKinnon 80+0' Tactical
14.Paul McMullan
16.Ceiran McLean (90+0: Unsporting behaviour)
12.Graeme Beveridge

East Stirlingshire

Formation: 4-5-1

01.Craig Gordon
02.Jack Hamilton
05.Chris Moffat
03.Scott Maxwell
06.Michael Hunter
07.David Greenhill
08.Graeme MacGregor
04.Steven Jackson
09.Paul Quinn 81+0' Tactical
10.Maxwell Wright 72+0' Tactical
11.Jamie Glasgow 87+0' Tactical

Substitutes

17.Grant Hay
12.Kyle Gillespie
16.Corin Anderson 87+0' Tactical
14.Jamie Benton 81+0' Tactical
15.Conor Kelly 72+0' Tactical

Niven misses play-off chase

Elgin will be without suspended skipper David Niven as they chase a play-off place with victory against East Stirling.

The Moray men are bidding for a big win and hope that champions Rangers do likewise against Berwick.

Striker Paul Millar is out with a knee injury, but top goalscorer Stuart Leslie returns after a one-game ban to help his side's quest for goals.

Manager Ross Jack, who is preaching patience, said: "We'll have a big crowd backing us and we need to be attack-minded.

"But we also have to be respectful of the fact that East Stirling have defeated us twice so far this season.

"We'll do our utmost to get the win and the goals, but we cannot afford to lose anything at the back."

Bottom side East Stirling aim to avoid a 10th successive defeat without suspended pair Ricky Miller and Kevin Turner.

The Shire are also without injured quartet Rhys Devlin (knee), Nathan Shepherd (knee), Michael Herd (groin) and Philipp Zufle (ankle).

Head coach John Coughlin said: "Elgin have a lot to play for and everyone is expecting them to score a few against us, but hopefully we can put on a performance that can end the run we are on.

"We won 4-3 up at Elgin earlier in the season when we had a full squad and a repeat of a day like that would be terrific.

"It would be good to end a disappointing season on a positive note."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Rangers 36 58 83
2 Peterhead 36 24 59
3 Queen's Park 36 6 56
4 Berwick Rangers 36 4 49
5 Elgin City 36 -2 49
6 Montrose 36 -8 47
7 Stirling Albion 36 1 45
8 Annan Athletic 36 -11 43
9 Clyde 36 -24 40
10 East Stirlingshire 36 -48 29

Updated 4/05/2013 at 16:52