Division Three

December 5, 2012

Full-time

Peterhead

1 - 0

Elgin City

Division Three

19:45 +00:00, December 5, 2012

Balmoor Stadium, Scotland

Referee: I Brines

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.

Scoring Summary

Peterhead Elgin City
David Cox (23')Stuart Leslie (60')

Teams

Peterhead Elgin City
1 Graeme SmithJohn Gibson
6 Ryan Strachan2 David Niven
Ross SmithJamie Duff
Scott Ross10 Mark Nicolson
11 Scott McLaughlinSean Crighton
Steven Noble8 Ross O'Donoghue
David CoxPaul McMullan
2 Dean Cowie7 Craig Gunn
8 James Redman11 Daniel Moore
10 Robert Winters6 Bryan Cameron
Rory McAllister9 Stuart Leslie
Substitutes
21 Paul JarvieStuart Black 21
16 Craig TullyPaul Harkins 12
15 Greg AlexanderDennis Wyness 14
12 Martin BavidgePaul Millar 16
14 Bryan DeasleyGraeme Beveridge 15
Substitutions
Martin Bavidge for Robert Winters (61)
Dennis Wyness for Craig Gunn (75)
Bryan Deasley for David Cox (78)
Paul Harkins for Bryan Cameron (80)
 Paul Millar for Paul McMullan (87)
Yellow Cards
Dean Cowie (74)
 
· Squads: Peterhead | Elgin City