Elgin City 3 - 5 Queen's Park

Tuesday 5th March 2013
P Millar (69)
C Gunn (80)
B Cameron (90+2)
S Burns (12, 66)
L Shankland (14)
B Spittal (32)
M Keenan (58)

Burns brace settles eight-goal thriller

Sean Burns' brace proved decisive as Queen's Park resisted Elgin's second-half fight back to earn a 5-3 victory at Borough Briggs.

Burns was on target to open the scoring with a low left-footed drive after 12 minutes before setting up Lawrence Shankland to tap in from close range as Gardner Speirs' men raced into an early two-goal lead.

Burns was again the creator after 32 minutes, teeing up Blair Spittal who made no mistake with a neat finish.

Michael Keenan swept home Anthony McParland's corner after the break before Burns notched his second with a fine long-range strike to give the Spiders a seemingly unassailable five-goal advantage.

Having lost four consecutive games, the Black and Whites seemed down and out when Paul Millar was on target with a left-footed finish to reduce the arrears.

But Craig Gunn's clinical strike from 12 yards and Brian Cameron's finish from the edge of the area in the final 10 minutes restored some pride for Ross Jack's side.

Attendance352
VenueBorough Briggs
Kick Off
Elgin City 0 - 0 Queen's Park
0:48
Offside flag raised against Stuart Leslie
0:50
Free Kick taken by Andrew Robertson
3:39
Shot taken by Lawrence Shankland with his right foot
3:50
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
4:55
Shot taken by Gavin Morrison using his left foot
5:12
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
6:08
Foul on Lawrence Shankland
6:12
Free Kick taken by Richard Little
6:43
Offside flag raised against Daniel Moore
7:06
Free Kick taken by Paul Gallacher
7:38
Corner taken by David Anderson with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
7:55
Clearance by Joe Malin
8:05
Shot taken by Michael Keenan using his left foot from the left six yard line
8:24
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
9:15
Foul on Blair Spittal
9:21
Free Kick taken by Richard Little
11:05
Shot taken by Sean Burns using his left foot from the centre penalty area
11:05
Elgin City 0 - 1 Queen's Park
GOAL scored by Sean Burns using his left foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
12:47
Offside flag raised against Craig Gunn
12:48
Free Kick taken by Neil Parry
13:45
Shot taken by Lawrence Shankland with his right foot from the centre penalty area
13:45
Elgin City 0 - 2 Queen's Park
GOAL scored by Lawrence Shankland with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the top right of the goal.
14:53
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
15:44
Foul on Andrew Robertson
16:13
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland
18:43
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
20:33
Shot taken by Blair Spittal with his right foot
20:42
Save made by Joe Malin
21:53
Offside flag raised against Michael Keenan
22:02
Free Kick taken by Mark Nicolson
22:32
Cross from Lawrence Shankland
22:38
Save made by Joe Malin
24:52
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie with his right foot
25:02
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
26:08
Cross from Graeme Beveridge
26:13
Clearance by Lawrence Shankland
29:41
Shot taken by Sean Burns using his left foot from the right penalty area
30:06
Corner taken by David Anderson with his right foot from the right byline
30:19
Foul on Joe Malin
30:23
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
31:30
Shot taken by Blair Spittal with his right foot from the centre penalty area
31:30
Elgin City 0 - 3 Queen's Park
GOAL scored by Blair Spittal with his right foot from the centre penalty area going centre low of the goal.
32:46
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
33:08
Clearance by Richard Little
33:35
Foul on Brian Cameron
33:39
Free Kick taken by Paul McMullan
33:55
Foul on David Anderson
34:01
Free Kick taken by David Anderson
35:28
Foul on Anthony McParland
35:34
Free Kick taken by James Brough
36:28
Shot taken by Blair Spittal using his left foot
36:39
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
37:38
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the left byline to the far post
38:31
Shot taken by Brian Cameron using his left foot from the centre penalty area
38:42
Save made by Neil Parry
39:24
Shot taken by Lawrence Shankland with his right foot from the right penalty area
39:38
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
42:17
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
42:46
Foul on Craig Gunn
42:51
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
43:16
Cross from Daniel Moore
43:22
Save made by Neil Parry
44:00
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie from the centre penalty area
44:20
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
Half Time
Elgin City 0 - 3 Queen's Park
Second Half Started
Elgin City 0 - 3 Queen's Park
47:01
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
47:19
Shot taken by Sean Crighton from the centre penalty area
47:35
Clearance by Paul Gallacher
51:08
Shot taken by Stuart Leslie from the centre penalty area
51:15
Save made by Neil Parry
52:31
Shot taken by Michael Keenan with his right foot
52:40
Block taken by Ross O'Donoghue
53:18
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
53:34
Shot taken by Sean Crighton from the centre penalty area
53:43
Save made by Neil Parry
54:14
Corner taken by Sean Burns using his left foot from the right byline
54:40
Shot taken by Paul Gallacher with his right foot from the centre penalty area
54:55
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
56:36
Corner taken by Anthony McParland with his right foot from the left byline
57:07
Shot taken by Michael Keenan with his right foot from the left six yard line
57:07
Elgin City 0 - 4 Queen's Park
GOAL scored by Michael Keenan with his right foot from the left six yard line to the bottom left of the goal.
57:48
Substitution for Elgin City: Paul Harkins on for Gavin Morrison
58:48
Foul on Lawrence Shankland
58:52
BOOKING: Paul Harkins of Elgin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
59:02
Free Kick taken by Anthony McParland
59:47
Substitution for Elgin City: Paul Millar on for Ross O'Donoghue
61:18
Foul on Stuart Leslie
61:22
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
62:12
Foul on Stuart Leslie
62:18
Free Kick taken by Sean Crighton
62:40
Foul on Paul Millar
62:45
Free Kick taken by Daniel Moore
63:41
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
64:08
Foul on James Brough
64:14
Free Kick taken by Andrew Robertson
65:28
Shot taken by Sean Burns with his right foot
65:28
Elgin City 0 - 5 Queen's Park
GOAL scored by Sean Burns with his right foot to the bottom right of the goal.
68:27
Shot taken by Paul Millar using his left foot from the centre penalty area
68:27
Elgin City 1 - 5 Queen's Park
GOAL scored by Paul Millar using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
69:08
Substitution for Elgin City: Ceiran McLean on for Stuart Leslie
70:31
Foul on Lawrence Shankland
70:47
Free Kick taken by Paul Gallacher
72:23
Shot taken by Paul Millar with his right foot
72:39
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
74:49
Shot taken by Paul Harkins from the centre penalty area
75:22
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
75:25
Foul on Andrew Robertson
75:30
Free Kick taken by Andrew Robertson
76:14
Corner taken by Daniel Moore using his left foot from the right byline
76:23
Shot taken by Paul Millar from the centre penalty area
77:40
Goal Kick taken by Neil Parry
79:55
Shot taken by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the centre penalty area
79:55
Elgin City 2 - 5 Queen's Park
GOAL scored by Craig Gunn with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
80:31
Substitution for Queen's Park: Lee Davison on for Blair Spittal
82:06
Foul on Sean Burns
82:10
Free Kick taken by Andrew Robertson from the left wing
82:38
Substitution for Queen's Park: Peter Bradley on for Paul Gallacher
84:03
Goal Kick taken by Joe Malin
87:20
Corner taken by Anthony McParland with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
88:05
Foul on Paul Harkins
88:15
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
88:18
Substitution for Queen's Park: Conor McVey on for Lawrence Shankland
90:00+0:45
Offside flag raised against Michael Keenan
90:00+0:46
Free Kick taken by Joe Malin
90:00+1:28
Shot taken by Brian Cameron with his right foot from the right penalty area
90:00+1:28
Elgin City 3 - 5 Queen's Park
GOAL scored by Brian Cameron with his right foot from the right penalty area going centre low of the goal.
Full Time
Elgin City 3 - 5 Queen's Park

Elgin City

vs

Queen's Park

3
Goals
5
3
Assists
4
13
Shots
13
7
On Target
7
6
Off Target
6
2
Crosses
1
5
Corners
5
18
Throw Ins
14
2
Saves
4
1
Clearances
3
7
Goal Kicks
9
1
Blocks
0
9
Free Kicks
13
3
Offside
2
1
Yellow Cards
0

O'Donoghue doubt for Elgin

Elgin midfielder Ross O'Donoghue is a major doubt for the visit of Queen's Park due to a back problem, with the Borough Briggs' resources already stretched.

Knee injuries keep Cameron MacDonald, David Niven and Cieran McLean out, an ankle problem means Ross McKinnon will be absent and Dennis Wyness is again missing due to his hamstring injury.

Ross Jack's side have slipped from second spot into fifth and the Elgin boss knows they have to arrest their slide to get back into the play-off zone.

He said: "The Third Division is tight and no-one can predict who the play-off teams will be. We are not out of things but we need to start winning games again.

"Queen's Park will be tough opponents but we can win this game."

Second-placed Queen's Park will be without striker Jamie Longworth for the trip due to work commitments, with the Spiders looking to bounce back from Saturday's 2-1 home defeat to Montrose.

Tony Quinn is missing due to a hip injury and the Hampden side are also missing Aidan Connolly due to a family bereavement.

Sean Burns is a doubt after he sustained a knock at the weekend.

Head coach Gardner Speirs said: "I am not getting taken in by the disappointing run that Elgin have been on. They are a very strong team at home and all runs, good or bad, come to an end.

"This would be a great game to win as it would put space between us and the rest of the play-off chasing teams."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Rangers 27 51 66
2 Queen's Park 26 14 46
3 Montrose 27 4 41
4 Peterhead 27 1 35
5 Up Berwick Rangers 26 -2 34
6 Down Elgin City 27 -6 32
7 Stirling Albion 27 -9 29
8 Annan Athletic 27 -13 29
9 East Stirlingshire 27 -20 29
10 Clyde 27 -20 28

Updated 5/03/2013 at 21:40

 

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