December 5, 2012
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.
|David Cox (23')||Stuart Leslie (60')|
|1 Graeme Smith||1 John Gibson|
|6 Ryan Strachan||2 David Niven|
|4 Ross Smith||5 Jamie Duff|
|5 Scott Ross||10 Mark Nicolson|
|11 Scott McLaughlin||4 Sean Crighton|
|3 Steven Noble||8 Ross O'Donoghue|
|7 David Cox||3 Paul McMullan|
|2 Dean Cowie||7 Craig Gunn|
|8 James Redman||11 Daniel Moore|
|10 Robert Winters||6 Bryan Cameron|
|9 Rory McAllister||9 Stuart Leslie|
|21 Paul Jarvie||Stuart Black 21|
|16 Craig Tully||Paul Harkins 12|
|15 Greg Alexander||Dennis Wyness 14|
|12 Martin Bavidge||Paul Millar 16|
|14 Bryan Deasley||Graeme Beveridge 15|
|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)|
|Dean Cowie (74)|
|· Squads: Peterhead | Elgin City|