Elgin City 6 - 1 Montrose

Saturday 13th October 2012
S Leslie (22, 45+1, 70)
D Moore (35)
M Nicolson (60)
C McLean (80)
D Gray (pen 58)

Six of the best see Elgin second

Elgin moved into second place in the Scottish Third Division after an emphatic display, beating Montrose 6-1 at Borough Briggs.

Stuart Leslie gave the home side the advantage after just 22 minutes with a left-footed strike from six yards.

The home side doubled their lead when Moore netted his fourth goal of the season on 35 minutes, finishing emphatically from close range.

Elgin all but sealed the three points before half-time with Leslie grabbing his second of the game after turning in Brian Cameron's cross inside the penalty area.

David Gray gave the visitors hope when he converted a penalty in the 58th minute following a handball from Elgin defender Sean Crighton.

But Mark Nicolson ended any hope of a Montrose revival when his left-footed strike found the top corner from 25 yards, before Leslie completed his hat-trick with 20 minutes to go after finishing from close range.

Ceiran McLean's right-footed strike from close range added gloss to the scoreline, piling more misery on Montrose, who still await their first away win of the season.

OfficialMat Northcroft
Attendance725
VenueBorough Briggs
Kick Off
Elgin City 0 - 0 Montrose
0:36
BOOKING: Richard McIntosh of Montrose given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
0:57
Foul on Brian Cameron
1:03
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
2:23
Shot taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot
2:39
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
3:19
Foul on Paul McMullan
3:24
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the left wing
5:54
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the centre penalty area
6:11
Block taken by David Gray
6:18
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline
6:24
Substitution for Montrose: Philip McGuire on for Paul Lunan
7:04
Clearance by Jonathan Crawford
8:00
Cross from Daniel Moore
8:07
Clearance by Stephen McNally
8:10
Foul on Garry Wood
8:15
Free Kick taken by Stephen McNally
8:39
Shot taken by David Niven with his right foot from the right penalty area
8:51
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
10:05
Shot taken by Leighton McIntosh with his right foot
10:18
Clearance by Jamie Duff
10:22
Corner taken by David Gray with his right foot from the left byline
10:40
Clearance by Jamie Duff
10:44
Corner taken by David Gray with his right foot from the left byline
13:45
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
15:31
Offside flag raised against Garry Wood
15:32
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
16:24
Shot taken by Terry Masson using his left foot from the centre penalty area
16:38
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
18:27
Foul on Leighton McIntosh
18:32
Free Kick taken by Craig McLeish from the right wing
19:09
Shot taken by Leighton McIntosh using his left foot from the left wing
19:22
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
19:45
Foul on Stuart Leslie
19:50
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
20:21
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
20:46
Clearance by Stephen McNally
21:02
Corner taken by Mark Nicolson using his left foot from the left byline to the near post
21:18
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie using his left foot from the centre penalty area
21:18
Elgin City 1 - 0 Montrose
GOAL scored by Stuart Leslie using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
22:05
BOOKING: Terry Masson of Montrose given yellow card for dissent
25:08
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie from the centre penalty area
25:20
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
26:20
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
28:33
Shot taken by Terry Masson with his right foot
28:45
Save made by John Gibson
28:55
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
29:05
Hand Ball taken by Richard McIntosh
29:11
Free Kick taken by Graeme Beveridge from the right wing
29:34
Shot taken by Mark Nicolson using his left foot
29:47
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
30:56
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline
31:29
Clearance by Philip McGuire
31:52
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
32:34
Corner taken by Daniel Moore with his right foot from the right byline
34:23
Shot taken by Daniel Moore with his right foot from the left byline
34:23
Elgin City 2 - 0 Montrose
GOAL scored by Daniel Moore with his right foot from the left byline to the top left of the goal.
35:34
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
41:02
Corner taken by Craig McLeish using his left foot from the right byline
41:22
Clearance by Jamie Duff
41:37
Shot taken by Lloyd Young using his left foot from the left penalty area
42:09
Cross from David Gray
42:17
Clearance by Paul McMullan
42:29
Foul on Paul McMullan
42:38
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
43:52
Shot taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot
44:04
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
45:00+0:05
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie using his left foot from the centre penalty area
45:00+0:05
Elgin City 3 - 0 Montrose
GOAL scored by Stuart Leslie using his left foot from the centre penalty area going centre high of the goal.
45:00+2:25
Shot taken by David Gray using his left foot from the centre penalty area
45:00+2:40
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
Half Time
Elgin City 3 - 0 Montrose
Second Half Started
Elgin City 3 - 0 Montrose
45:27
Foul on Leighton McIntosh
45:30
Free Kick taken by Lloyd Young from the left wing
47:04
Shot taken by David Gray with his right foot
47:18
Clearance by Sean Crighton
47:21
Corner taken by Craig McLeish using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
47:47
Foul on John Gibson
47:57
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
49:08
Cross from David Gray
49:14
Clearance by Sean Crighton
49:43
Foul on Stuart Leslie
49:47
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
50:20
Shot taken by Sean Crighton with his right foot from the right penalty area
50:32
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
50:45
Foul on Garry Wood
50:49
Free Kick taken by Craig McLeish
51:35
Foul on Jamie Duff
51:39
Free Kick taken by Sean Crighton
52:49
Corner taken by Craig McLeish with his right foot from the right byline
53:08
Clearance by John Gibson
53:20
Corner taken by Craig McLeish using his left foot from the right byline
53:44
Corner taken by Craig McLeish using his left foot from the right byline going out of play
54:30
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
55:09
Foul on Richard McIntosh
55:13
Free Kick taken by David Crawford
55:46
Foul on Garry Wood
55:51
Free Kick taken by Craig McLeish from the left wing
56:18
Hand Ball taken by Sean Crighton
57:01
PENALTY: Penalty taken by David Gray and scored with his right foot to the top left
57:01
Elgin City 3 - 1 Montrose
GOAL scored by David Gray with his right foot from the penalty spot to the top left of the goal.
58:14
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
58:37
Shot taken by Jamie Duff using his left foot from the centre penalty area
58:48
Clearance by Richard McIntosh
58:54
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline
59:21
Cross from Stuart Leslie
59:29
Clearance by David Gray
59:47
Shot taken by Mark Nicolson using his left foot
59:47
Elgin City 4 - 1 Montrose
GOAL scored by Mark Nicolson using his left foot to the top left of the goal.
60:41
Substitution for Montrose: Scott Morton on for Craig McLeish
61:33
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline
66:06
Shot taken by Brian Cameron using his left foot
66:16
Save made by David Crawford
67:18
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
67:55
Shot taken by Craig Gunn using his left foot from the left penalty area
68:05
Save made by David Crawford
68:38
Cross from Brian Cameron
68:46
Clearance by Stephen McNally
69:19
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie from the centre penalty area
69:19
Elgin City 5 - 1 Montrose
GOAL scored by Stuart Leslie from the centre penalty area to the top right of the goal.
72:14
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
72:39
Save made by David Crawford
74:07
Corner taken by David Gray with his right foot from the right byline
75:53
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline
76:09
Substitution for Elgin City: Paul Millar on for Stuart Leslie
78:38
Substitution for Elgin City: Ceiran McLean on for David Niven
79:59
Shot taken by Adam MacLeod with his right foot from the centre penalty area
79:59
Elgin City 6 - 1 Montrose
GOAL scored by Ceiran McLean with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
82:44
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the centre penalty area
82:56
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
84:01
Shot taken by Paul Millar with his right foot from the centre penalty area
84:15
Save made by David Crawford
85:41
Goal Kick taken by David Crawford
85:46
Shot taken by Daniel Moore with his right foot
85:58
Save made by David Crawford
86:33
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the left penalty area
86:43
Save made by David Crawford
88:53
Shot taken by Paul McMullan with his right foot from the centre penalty area
89:05
Block taken by Stephen McNally
89:51
Offside flag raised against Leighton McIntosh
89:52
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
90:00+0:18
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
Full Time
Elgin City 6 - 1 Montrose

Elgin City

vs

Montrose

6
Goals
1
4
Assists
0
21
Shots
7
11
On Target
2
10
Off Target
5
3
Crosses
2
12
Corners
8
9
Throw Ins
14
1
Saves
6
7
Clearances
7
7
Goal Kicks
10
0
Blocks
2
10
Free Kicks
6
0
Offside
2
0
Penalties
1
1
Hand Balls
1
0
Yellow Cards
2

Elgin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.John Gibson
02.David Niven 79+0' Tactical
03.Paul McMullan
04.Sean Crighton
05.Jamie Duff
10.Mark Nicolson
06.Graeme Beveridge
07.Craig Gunn
08.Brian Cameron
09.Stuart Leslie 77+0' Tactical
11.Daniel Moore

Substitutes

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

Montrose

Formation: 4-4-2

01.David Crawford
02.Stephen McNally
05.Paul Lunan 7+0' Injury
03.Richard McIntosh (1+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Jonathan Crawford
06.Terry Masson (23+0: Dissent)
07.David Gray
08.Craig McLeish 61+0' Tactical
11.Lloyd Young
09.Leighton McIntosh
10.Garry Wood

Substitutes

21.Sandy Wood
16.Philip McGuire 7+0' Injury
14.Jamie Winter
12.Scott Johnston
15.Scott Morton 61+0' Tactical

Wyness misses out for Elgin

Elgin striker Dennis Wyness will miss out against Montrose with a knee injury in a fixture that has been brought forward from Boxing Day.

Borough Briggs boss Ross Jack will pick his side at Saturday lunchtime as several players missed training on Thursday night due to illness.

Jack said: "We have the chance to move into third place at least if we win this game and that would be a good reward for bringing the game forward.

"In saying that, Montrose will be just as motivated to win and move above us in the table.

"They started their game really strongly against East Stirling last weekend and scored three times before half-time so we need to be on our toes from the first whistle."

Montrose have fitness doubts over defender Alan Campbell and midfielder Paul Watson as they head north looking to build on a 3-1 win over East Stirling.

A first away win of the season would lift the Gable Endies into fourth place, with manager Stuart Garden looking for consistency.

He said: "We bounced back from our horror show in the Scottish Cup against Edinburgh City to win 3-1 over East Stirling last Saturday. We showed the standard that we can reach in that game and I want us to keep delivering to that standard.

"Elgin are a strong side at home but we have the players in our squad to win there and it would be great to start stringing a run of wins together."

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As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Queen's Park 7 7 14
2 Up Elgin City 7 4 13
3 Down Peterhead 7 3 13
4 Down Rangers 7 10 12
5 Up Annan Athletic 7 -3 9
6 Down Clyde 6 -3 9
7 Down Berwick Rangers 7 2 8
8 Down Montrose 8 -7 8
9 Stirling Albion 7 -4 6
10 East Stirlingshire 7 -9 6

Updated 13/10/2012 at 17:03