Peterhead 1 - 1 Elgin City

Wednesday 5th December 2012
D Cox (23)S Leslie (60)

Elgin denied top spot

Elgin missed the chance to go above Rangers at the top of the Third Division after being held to a 1-1 draw at Peterhead.

The mid-table hosts went ahead midway through the first half through David Cox, but Stuart Leslie's ninth goal of the season on the hour ensured it ended all-square.

The Blue Toon began found their groove early and Scott McLaughlin fired a 25-yard effort into the post and Rory McAllister brought a fine save out of John Gibson.

But they deservedly went ahead in the 23rd minute when Cox drilled a low effort in from the edge of the area.

Elgin immediately piled on the pressure in search of an equaliser and Leslie twice headed off target before half-time.

The second period followed a similar pattern and Ross Jack's side finally levelled in the 60th minute when Leslie converted Daniel Moore's cross.

Leslie had a chance to win it as in the final 15 minutes but he was denied by a brilliant save from Graeme Sharp.

OfficialIain Brines
Attendance225
VenueBalmoor Stadium
Kick Off
Peterhead 0 - 0 Elgin City
1:31
Foul on Craig Gunn
1:40
Free Kick taken by Paul McMullan from the left wing
1:49
Cross from Paul McMullan
1:55
Clearance by Ross Smith
2:28
Shot taken by Rory McAllister using his left foot
2:41
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
3:13
Cross from Rory McAllister
3:16
Clearance by Jamie Duff
3:46
Offside flag raised against Rory McAllister
3:46
Free Kick taken by David Niven
4:12
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Sharp
5:57
Foul on Dean Cowie
6:04
Free Kick taken by Graeme Sharp
6:40
Offside flag raised against Rory McAllister
6:42
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
7:26
Cross from Daniel Moore
7:37
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Sharp
8:13
Foul on Sean Crighton
8:17
Free Kick taken by Sean Crighton
10:26
Cross from Steven Noble
10:31
Clearance by Jamie Duff
10:36
Foul on Stuart Leslie
10:41
Free Kick taken by David Niven
12:43
Cross from Rory McAllister
12:48
Save made by John Gibson
13:49
Foul on Daniel Moore
13:53
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the left wing
14:13
Cross from Daniel Moore
14:18
Clearance by Scott Ross
14:23
Shot taken by Jamie Duff using his left foot from the right penalty area
14:41
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Sharp
15:17
Offside flag raised against Rory McAllister
15:17
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
15:50
Foul on Craig Gunn
15:55
Free Kick taken by David Niven from the right wing
16:12
Cross from David Niven
16:16
Clearance by Ryan Strachan
16:41
Shot taken by Dean Cowie with his right foot
16:56
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
18:11
Cross from David Cox
18:16
Clearance by Brian Cameron
18:31
Shot taken by Scott McLaughlin using his left foot
18:52
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
20:46
Shot taken by Rory McAllister with his right foot from the left penalty area
20:56
Save made by John Gibson
22:30
Shot taken by David Cox with his right foot from the left penalty area
22:30
Peterhead 1 - 0 Elgin City
GOAL scored by David Cox with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
23:46
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
24:29
Clearance by Scott Ross
24:34
Shot taken by Jamie Duff with his right foot from the centre penalty area
24:56
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Sharp
25:08
Foul on Jamie Duff
25:12
Free Kick taken by Jamie Duff
25:41
Offside flag raised against Robert Winters
25:43
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
27:08
Offside flag raised against Rory McAllister
27:10
Free Kick taken by John Gibson
27:55
Foul on Daniel Moore
27:59
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the left wing
28:34
Cross from Daniel Moore
28:41
Clearance by David Cox
28:51
Cross from Daniel Moore
28:55
Clearance by Scott Ross
29:08
Cross from Ross O'Donoghue
29:13
Clearance by Scott Ross
29:51
Cross from Daniel Moore
29:55
Clearance by Ryan Strachan
30:02
Foul on Rory McAllister
30:06
Free Kick taken by Ryan Strachan from the right wing
30:54
Foul on Stuart Leslie
31:00
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the right wing
31:36
Cross from Daniel Moore
31:41
Clearance by Scott McLaughlin
31:46
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
32:56
Cross from Ross O'Donoghue
33:00
Clearance by Scott Ross
33:12
Cross from Craig Gunn
33:20
Save made by Graeme Sharp
34:55
Cross from Paul McMullan
35:01
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie from the centre penalty area
35:13
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Sharp
36:14
Foul on James Redman
36:20
Free Kick taken by Graeme Sharp
36:50
Cross from David Cox
36:56
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
38:33
Cross from Rory McAllister
38:38
Clearance by Mark Nicolson
38:49
Cross from Dean Cowie
38:54
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
40:38
Foul on Stuart Leslie
40:42
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the left wing
40:57
Cross from Daniel Moore
41:01
Shot taken by Mark Nicolson from the centre penalty area
41:12
Save made by Graeme Sharp
41:50
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
42:19
Clearance by James Redman
42:45
Cross from Mark Nicolson
42:51
Save made by Graeme Sharp
44:17
Cross from Steven Noble
44:22
Clearance by David Niven
44:46
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the right penalty area
44:57
Save made by Graeme Sharp
45:00
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
Half Time
Peterhead 1 - 0 Elgin City
Second Half Started
Peterhead 1 - 0 Elgin City
45:44
Shot taken by Rory McAllister using his left foot
46:00
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
46:52
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Sharp
48:09
Cross from Brian Cameron
48:13
Clearance by James Redman
48:16
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
48:34
Save made by Graeme Sharp
49:19
Foul on Rory McAllister
49:34
Free Kick taken by Ryan Strachan from the left wing
49:40
Cross from Ryan Strachan
49:45
Save made by John Gibson
49:48
Corner taken by Ryan Strachan with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
50:05
Clearance by Brian Cameron
51:47
Cross from Craig Gunn
51:52
Block taken by Ryan Strachan
52:15
Cross from Paul McMullan
52:19
Clearance by Scott Ross
53:16
Shot taken by Brian Cameron with his right foot
53:27
Save made by Graeme Sharp
54:00
Cross from Steven Noble
54:04
Clearance by Sean Crighton
57:29
Shot taken by Mark Nicolson using his left foot
57:49
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Sharp
58:19
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Sharp
58:50
Foul on Stuart Leslie
58:56
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore from the right wing
59:29
Cross from Daniel Moore
59:36
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie with his right foot from the left six yard line
59:36
Peterhead 1 - 1 Elgin City
GOAL scored by Stuart Leslie with his right foot from the left six yard line going centre low of the goal.
60:25
Substitution for Peterhead: Martin Bavidge on for Robert Winters
60:55
Cross from James Redman
60:59
Clearance by Jamie Duff
61:02
Corner taken by Scott McLaughlin using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
61:18
Save made by John Gibson
61:26
Cross from Ryan Strachan
61:31
Save made by John Gibson
62:00
Foul on Scott Ross
62:03
Free Kick taken by Graeme Sharp
63:15
Cross from Brian Cameron
63:19
Clearance by Ryan Strachan
65:57
Shot taken by Rory McAllister with his right foot from the left penalty area
66:11
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
67:36
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Sharp
68:06
Offside flag raised against Rory McAllister
68:07
Free Kick taken by Sean Crighton
69:25
Foul on Mark Nicolson
69:29
Free Kick taken by Ross O'Donoghue
70:24
Cross from Daniel Moore
70:30
Save made by Graeme Sharp
70:41
Foul on Mark Nicolson
70:46
Free Kick taken by Ross O'Donoghue
71:53
Shot taken by Rory McAllister using his left foot from the left penalty area
72:12
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
72:54
Cross from Steven Noble
72:58
Shot taken by Rory McAllister from the centre penalty area
73:07
Save made by John Gibson
75:48
Shot taken by Rory McAllister using his left foot from the left penalty area
75:57
Save made by John Gibson
76:03
Corner taken by Ryan Strachan with his right foot from the left byline
76:17
Clearance by Stuart Leslie
77:10
Substitution for Peterhead: Bryan Deasley on for David Cox
78:03
Cross from Dennis Wyness
78:08
Block taken by James Redman
78:11
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline
78:27
Clearance by Ross Smith
78:39
Cross from Martin Bavidge
78:43
Clearance by David Niven
78:47
Cross from Steven Noble
78:53
Clearance by Paul McMullan
79:15
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie with his right foot from the right penalty area
79:30
Save made by Graeme Sharp
79:44
Substitution for Elgin City: Paul Harkins on for Brian Cameron
80:20
Foul on Jamie Duff
80:25
Free Kick taken by David Niven
81:14
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline
81:38
Save made by Graeme Sharp
82:58
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
83:36
Corner taken by Bryan Deasley using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
83:53
Clearance by David Niven
84:00
Cross from Ross Smith
84:06
Save made by John Gibson
86:06
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Sharp
86:14
Substitution for Elgin City: Paul Millar on for Paul McMullan
87:02
Foul on Rory McAllister
87:06
Free Kick taken by Ryan Strachan from the left wing
87:26
Cross from Ryan Strachan
87:29
Clearance by Mark Nicolson
88:28
Cross from Paul Millar
88:29
Goal Kick taken by Graeme Sharp
89:42
Shot taken by Rory McAllister with his right foot
89:56
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
90:00+0:28
Cross from Bryan Deasley
90:00+0:39
Goal Kick taken by John Gibson
90:00+1:33
Corner taken by Ryan Strachan with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
90:00+1:59
Clearance by Jamie Duff
90:00+2:24
Shot taken by James Redman using his left foot from the right penalty area
90:00+2:37
Save made by John Gibson
Full Time
Peterhead 1 - 1 Elgin City
Result
Peterhead 1 - 1 Elgin City

Peterhead

vs

Elgin City

1
Goals
1
1
Assists
1
12
Shots
9
5
On Target
5
7
Off Target
4
18
Crosses
22
5
Corners
7
17
Throw Ins
30
9
Saves
9
15
Clearances
14
11
Goal Kicks
11
2
Blocks
0
6
Free Kicks
19
6
Offside
0

Peterhead

Formation: 3-5-2

01.Graeme Sharp
04.Ross Smith
05.Scott Ross
06.Ryan Strachan
02.Dean Cowie
03.Steven Noble
07.David Cox 78+0' Tactical
08.James Redman
11.Scott McLaughlin
09.Rory McAllister
10.Robert Winters 61+0' Tactical

Substitutes

21.Paul Jarvie
15.Greg Alexander
16.Craig Tully
12.Martin Bavidge 61+0' Tactical
14.Bryan Deasley 78+0' Tactical

Elgin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.John Gibson
02.David Niven
04.Sean Crighton
05.Jamie Duff
10.Mark Nicolson
03.Paul McMullan 87+0' Tactical
08.Ross O'Donoghue
06.Brian Cameron 80+0' Tactical
07.Craig Gunn
09.Stuart Leslie
11.Daniel Moore

Substitutes

21.Stewart Black
12.Paul Harkins 80+0' Tactical
14.Dennis Wyness
15.Graeme Beveridge
16.Paul Millar 87+0' Tactical

McAllister boost for Peterhead

Peterhead have striker Rory McAllister back to full fitness after recent illness and he will lead the line against promotion rivals Elgin.

McAllister has been restricted to a substitute's role recently after illness, however he has been firing on all cylinders in training to impress boss Jim McInally.

The Blue Toon boss will without new signing Ryan McCann who serves a suspension from his Ayr United days with Stephen Maguire missing out through work commitments and Graeme Sharp along with Davie Ross absent with knocks.

McInally said: "Rory has been working really hard to show his strength and looks ready for a return.

"This is a big game as it is a Derby match and also a win takes to within two points of Elgin with a game in hand."

Elgin manager Ross Jack adds fit-again Lewis Halford to the squad that lost 3-0 to Rangers on Sunday as they look to top the Third Division table.

Halford's availability has given Jack a full squad to choose from and he will decide on his line-up after checking out some minor injuries picked up at Ibrox.

He said: "There are a few boys still feeling the effects of that game which is not surprising as we put a lot into it.

"Both sides will want to win this game for local pride and also to establish themselves in the promotion-chasing pack.

"We could go top and it is a goal to aim for but I know it would only be temporary."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Rangers 11 20 24
2 Elgin City 13 9 23
3 Montrose 14 1 22
4 Queen's Park 12 5 19
5 Berwick Rangers 13 1 18
6 Peterhead 13 -1 18
7 Annan Athletic 12 -1 16
8 Clyde 12 -6 13
9 East Stirlingshire 12 -15 12
10 Stirling Albion 12 -13 7

Updated 5/12/2012 at 21:39

 

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