Scottish Cup

November 3, 2012


Elgin City

5 - 1

East Fife

Scottish Cup

11:00 EDT, November 3, 2012

Borough Briggs, Scotland

Referee: Kevin Graham

Five-star Elgin power into fourth round

Elgin eased into the next round of the William Hill Scottish Cup with an emphatic 5-1 win over East Fife.

The hosts took the lead just before the half-hour mark when Stuart Leslie finished from close range after some good work by Graeme Beveridge.

And they doubled the advantage five minutes later through Craig Gunn after Brian Cameron set up another simple finish.

Victory was all but ensured from the penalty spot 10 minutes after the restart. Daniel Moore converted the spot-kick after Cameron was fouled by David White.

Mark Nicolson scored City's fourth on 67 minutes when he found the bottom corner with a fine effort from the edge of the box.

Substitute Paul Harkins added further gloss six minutes later when Moore played him in for a simple finish inside the area.

But the visiting fans were at least given something to cheer when David Muir grabbed a consolation 12 minutes from time.

Scoring Summary

Elgin City East Fife
Stuart Leslie (27')David Muir (78')
Craig Gunn (32') 
Daniel Moore (pen 55') 
Mark Nicolson (67') 
Paul Harkins (73') 


Elgin City East Fife
John GibsonCallum Antell
Jamie Duff  David White
10 Mark Nicolson7 Craig Johnstone
Sean CrightonDavid Muir
8 Ross O'Donoghue4 Steven Campbell
Paul McMullan2 Scott Durie
7 Craig Gunn10 Jamie Pollock
11 Daniel MooreRobert Sloan
6 Bryan Cameron6 Darren Smith
2 Graeme Beveridge9 Paul McManus
9 Stuart Leslie11 Scott McBride
21 Stuart BlackMichael Brown 21
12 Paul HarkinsRobert Malcolm 14
14 Ceiran McLeanAiden Gordon 16
15 Dennis WynessRoss Brewster 15
16 Paul MillarSean Jamieson 12
Paul Harkins for Mark Nicolson (70)
Sean Jamieson for Jamie Pollock (57)
Dennis Wyness for Craig Gunn (74)
Aiden Gordon for Robert Sloan (69)
Paul Millar for Stuart Leslie (74)
Yellow Cards
Mark Nicolson (15)
David White (54)
 Scott Durie (61)
· Rosters: Elgin City | East Fife