Setback up north - Elgin a different kettle of fish

Last updated : 26 February 2011 By Fargone
fishswallowMalcolm returned in defence and Doris replaced McGowan in the starting lineup with new signings Strachan and Sibanda on the bench
As the game stats show, we had pressure and chances but didn't take them as well as the home side
Elgin edge past Arbroath in thriller Elgin triumphed by the odd goal in five at Borough Briggs to put the brakes on Arbroath's promotion march.

A dour first half was more than made up for by a goal-fest in the second as City got revenge for defeat in Arbroath just three days ago, triumphing 3-2.

It was the Red Lichties who opened the scoring after 52 minutes when Gavin Swankie played a free-kick into the box which he had won and Keith Gibson headed home.

kettleThe score was level nine minutes later when Jason Crooks found himself in space six yards out which he duly took advantage of with a low strike.

Elgin went ahead in the 74th minute when goalscorer Crooks turned provider with a cross for Mark Nicholson to fire in the top corner from 18 yards. City were 3-1 up just two minutes later when Ross O'Donoghue's 18-yard shot beat Arbroath goalkeeper Darren Hill at his near post.