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  • Date:07 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Borough Briggs
Goal!

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92:03 +2.03

Effort from 18 yards by Josh Falkingham. Clearance by Paul Kaczan.

90:17 +0.17

(Arbroath) makes a substitution, with Ian Nimmo coming on for Gavin Swankie.

89:17

Craig Gunn has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

88:49

Inswinging corner taken by Barry Wilson from the right by-line, Stuart Malcolm manages to make a clearance.

88:33

Effort on goal by Craig Gunn from 30 yards.

87:34

Barry Wilson takes a shot.

87:03

Effort from outside the penalty box by Paul Sheerin goes wide right of the target.

83:28

Darren Thomson on for Keith Gibson.

82:41

Josh Falkingham scores a headed goal from close range. Elgin 3-5 Arbroath.Assist by Marc McCulloch.

80:46

David McGowan produces a drilled right-footed shot from 25 yards. Save by Steven Dunn.

78:12

Paul Millar finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Elgin 3-4 Arbroath.Allan Dempsie provided the assist for the goal.

75:47

Jordyn Sheerin is cautioned by the ref for dissent.

72:54

Corner taken by Barry Wilson, Brian Cameron gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Elgin 2-4 Arbroath.

71:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Crooks by Josh Falkingham. Barry Wilson restarts play with the free kick. Josh Falkingham goes into the book. Craig Gunn takes a shot. Blocked by Stuart Malcolm.

70:05

Goal scored by Josh Falkingham from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Elgin 1-4 Arbroath.Assist by Jordyn Sheerin.

68:19

Daniel Griffin challenges Craig Gunn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Barry Wilson from the free kick, Daniel Griffin gets a block in.

66:45

Brian Cameron on for Neil MacDonald.

65:54

Marc McCulloch delivers the ball. Jordyn Sheerin replaces James Hamilton.

63:06

Craig Gunn takes a shot from 25 yards. Clearance by Stuart Malcolm. Inswinging corner taken by Barry Wilson from the right by-line.

60:11

The ball is crossed by Jake Inglis.

58:50

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Barry Wilson from the right by-line, Darren Hill manages to make a clearance.

57:17

Keith Gibson scores a goal from just outside the area high into the middle of the goal. Elgin 1-3 Arbroath.Assist on the goal came from Josh Falkingham.

55:45

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gavin Swankie from the left by-line.

55:31

Gavin Swankie has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

53:08

Paul Millar fires in a goal from inside the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. Elgin 1-1 Arbroath.Assist on the goal came from Craig Gunn.

52:24

David McGowan grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Elgin 0-2 Arbroath.

49:27

Marc McCulloch fouled by Jason Crooks, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Hill restarts play with the free kick.

48:29

The ball is sent over by Gavin Swankie, blocked by Jason Crooks. Inswinging corner taken by Gavin Swankie from the left by-line, clearance made by David Niven.

46:46 +1.46

David Niven sends in a cross.

45:48

Gavin Swankie produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

43:41

David McGowan is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Steven Dunn takes the indirect free kick.

41:18

Inswinging corner taken by Gavin Swankie.

40:59

Gavin Swankie crosses the ball, clearance made by Paul Kaczan.

39:53

James Hamilton is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by James Hamilton.

38:43

Gavin Swankie is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Steven Dunn.

37:45

Shot by Paul Sheerin. Save by Steven Dunn.

37:21

The ball is crossed by Neil MacDonald, save by Darren Hill.

36:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Gunn by Daniel Griffin. Free kick crossed by Neil MacDonald, clearance made by Paul Sheerin.

35:48

Effort on goal by Josh Falkingham from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

34:41

Shot on goal by Craig Gunn from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

33:25

Foul by Stuart Malcolm on Jake Inglis, free kick awarded. Stuart Malcolm receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Barry Wilson from left wing, clearance made by James Hamilton.

33:11

James Hamilton challenges Allan Dempsie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Allan Dempsie takes the free kick.

32:14

Corner taken right-footed by Barry Wilson, Darren Hill makes a clearance.

31:44

Inswinging corner taken by Barry Wilson.

30:00

Outswinging corner taken by Paul Sheerin.

29:13

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Paul Sheerin from the left by-line, Steven Dunn makes a save.

28:50

David McGowan has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

26:06

Stuart Malcolm challenges Paul Millar unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Barry Wilson.

25:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Gunn by Stuart Malcolm. Free kick taken by Ross O'Donoghue.

24:16

Centre by Barry Wilson.

20:56

Unfair challenge on David McGowan by Allan Dempsie results in a free kick. Gavin Swankie has an effort direct from the free kick, Paul Millar gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Stuart Malcolm from the left by-line, clearance by Jason Crooks.

18:57

Allan Dempsie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David McGowan. Paul Sheerin has an effort direct from the free kick, Steven Dunn makes a save.

17:42

Gavin Swankie produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.

15:30

Keith Gibson finds the back of the net with a goal from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Elgin 0-1 Arbroath.The assist for the goal came from David McGowan.

13:56

Barry Wilson takes the inswinging corner, Darren Hill makes a save.

12:52

Marc McCulloch challenges Neil MacDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Kaczan takes the free kick.

11:47

Josh Falkingham challenges Ross O'Donoghue unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Allan Dempsie.

11:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Josh Falkingham on Ross O'Donoghue. Direct free kick taken by Allan Dempsie.

10:57

Craig Gunn delivers the ball.

9:57

The ball is sent over by David McGowan.

8:52

Unfair challenge on Keith Gibson by Neil MacDonald results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Daniel Griffin.

8:13

Josh Falkingham produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

6:37

David McGowan has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left.

4:43

James Hamilton produces a drilled left-footed shot from 20 yards. Save by Steven Dunn.

1:04

Inswinging corner taken by Gavin Swankie from the right by-line, clearance made by Allan Dempsie.

0:32

Corner from the right by-line taken by Paul Sheerin, clearance made by Jake Inglis.

The match has kicked off.

The referee blows for half time.

The match restarts for the second half.

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

Match Preview


Banned pair miss out

Elgin City are without two banned players against Arbroath.

Borough Briggs boss Ross Jack has a full squad to pick from with the exception of midfielder Mark Nicolson and striker Craig Frizzell who are both suspended.

City go into their game on a high after defeating Ayr United last Saturday in The Co-operative Insurance Cup to earn a trip to face Hearts at Tynecastle in the next round.

Jack is anticipating a tough encounter saying: "Arbroath have recruited well and have brought a lot of experience on board but it is important that we build on the momentum we have created.

"Winning at home on the first day would be a great way to start the new season as it took us far too long to get three points from a home fixture last season."

Arbroath could be missing up to four players for the trip.

Defender Alan Rattray is suspended as is midfielder Jay Shields with winger David Dimilta also absent because of work commitments. The experienced Kieran McAnespie is a major doubt with injury and player/manager Sheerin will leave a decision on his inclusion until the last possible moment.

Sheerin said: "It is the real bread and butter now and we will have a better idea of where we are as a side after this game.

"Anything we had gained from the cup ties against Dunfermline would have been a bonus but we are certainly after three points from this game."

Formation:352Manager: Stevie Kirk

Elgin

Formation: 442Manager: Robbie Williamson

Arbroath

  • Steven Dunn
  • David Niven
  • Paul Kaczan
  • Allan Dempsie
  • Jake Inglis
  • Barry Wilson
  • Ross O'Donoghue
  • Neil MacDonald
  • Jason Crooks
  • Craig Gunn
  • Paul Millar
  • SUBS
  • Paul Robertson
  • Steven Edwards
  • Brian Cameron
  • Daniel MacLeod
  • Alexander Jack

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Match Report

Arbroath claim thriller Keith Gibson and Josh Falkingham netted twice as Arbroath recorded a 5-3 win at Elgin. Gibson opened the scoring with a 20-yard drive after 16 minutes before Paul Millar`s neat finish hauled the home side level seven minutes into the second half. Parity was shortlived, however, as David McGowan restored Arbroath's lead within a minute with a 12-yard drive. Gibson then grabbed his second of the afternoon with another long-range effort and Falkingham added a fourth with 20 minutes left, finding the bottom corner from 12 yards. But two goals in five minutes put Elgin back in the game as first Brian Cameron slotted home Barry Wilson`s corner before Millar headed in Allan Dempsie`s cross from close range. However, the visitors secured the points with seven minutes left as Marc McCulloch`s delivery was met by the head of Falkingham, who made no mistake from six yards.

possession


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