Elgin City eased into the next round of the Scottish Cup with an emphatic win over Second Division East Fife.

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

City 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 his sides 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.

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

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Elgin

  • 01 Gibson
  • 04 Crighton
  • 05 Duff
  • 10 Nicolson Booked (Harkins - 70' )
  • 03 McMullan
  • 08 O'Donoghue
  • 02 Beveridge
  • 06 Cameron
  • 07 Gunn (Wyness - 74' )
  • 09 Leslie (Millar - 74' )
  • 11 Moore

Substitutes

  • 21 Black
  • 12 Harkins
  • 14 McLean
  • 15 Wyness
  • 16 Millar

East Fife

  • 01 Antell
  • 00 White Booked
  • 02 Durie Booked
  • 04 Campbell
  • 07 Johnstone
  • 08 Muir
  • 03 Sloan (Aiden - 69' )
  • 06 Smith
  • 10 Pollock (Jamieson - 57' )
  • 09 McManus
  • 11 McBride

Substitutes

  • 21 Brown
  • 14 Malcolm
  • 16 Aiden
  • 15 Brewster
  • 12 Jamieson
Ref: Kevin Graham
Att: 748

Match Stats

Shots

9 5

On target

4 1

Corners

7 10

Fouls

4 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +1:56 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +0:37

Foul by David Muir on Jamie Duff, free kick awarded. Graeme Beveridge takes the free kick.

87:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean Crighton by Sean Jamieson. Free kick taken by Ross O'Donoghue.

86:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Moore by Darren Smith. Free kick taken by Daniel Moore.

86:12

The ball is swung over by David Muir.

85:44

Paul Harkins takes a shot. Save by Calum Antell.

84:50

Headed effort on goal by Paul Millar from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

83:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Moore by Darren Smith. Free kick taken by Daniel Moore.

82:34

Corner taken left-footed by Craig Johnstone from the left by-line, Paul Millar makes a clearance.

81:43

Jamie Duff concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean Jamieson. Scott McBride restarts play with the free kick.

80:02

Unfair challenge on Steven Campbell by Paul Millar results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Calum Antell.

77:32

The assist for the goal came from Craig Johnstone.

77:32 Goal scored

Goal! - David Muir - Elgin 5 - 1 East Fife David Muir finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Elgin 5-1 East Fife.

76:26

Graeme Beveridge challenges Scott McBride unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Johnstone.

73:24 Substitution

Substitution Paul Millar comes on in place of Stuart Leslie.

73:24 Substitution

Substitution Dennis Wyness is brought on as a substitute for Craig Gunn.

72:16

Assist on the goal came from Daniel Moore.

72:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Paul Harkins - Elgin 5 - 0 East Fife Paul Harkins fires in a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Elgin 5-0 East Fife.

71:04

Outswinging corner taken by Daniel Moore.

69:53

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Craig Johnstone, clearance by Sean Crighton.

68:59 Substitution

Substitution (Elgin) makes a substitution, with Paul Harkins coming on for Mark Nicolson.

68:59 Substitution

Substitution Gordon Aiden on for Robert Sloan.

66:52

Assist by Daniel Moore.

66:52 Goal scored

Goal! - Mark Nicolson - Elgin 4 - 0 East Fife Mark Nicolson finds the net with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Elgin 4-0 East Fife.

66:22

Short corner taken by Daniel Moore from the right by-line,

64:39

Paul McMullan produces a cross, save made by Calum Antell.

63:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Smith on Craig Gunn. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Daniel Moore, clearance made by David White.

62:28

David Muir handles the ball and concedes a free kick. John Gibson takes the free kick.

60:28

Free kick taken by Daniel Moore.

60:28 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Scott Durie for unsporting behaviour.

60:10

Scott Durie challenges Daniel Moore unfairly and gives away a free kick.

58:21

Centre by Craig Johnstone, John Gibson makes a clearance.

56:43 Substitution

Substitution Sean Jamieson replaces Jamie Pollock.

55:59

Stuart Leslie takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

54:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Daniel Moore - Elgin 3 - 0 East Fife Power penalty scored by Daniel Moore. Elgin 3-0 East Fife.

53:44 Booking

Booking The referee shows David White a yellow card.

53:30

Penalty awarded for a foul by David White on Brian Cameron.

51:50

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Robert Sloan, Daniel Moore makes a clearance.

50:35

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Robert Sloan.

48:41

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Daniel Moore, clearance made by David White.

48:18

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Daniel Moore.

46:12

A cross is delivered by Robert Sloan, Sean Crighton manages to make a clearance.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +1:03 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +0:12

David White challenges Craig Gunn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Nicolson takes the direct free kick.

44:21

Daniel Moore takes a shot. Blocked by Scott Durie.

42:09

Corner taken by Robert Sloan.

41:49

The ball is delivered by Robert Sloan, Sean Crighton makes a clearance.

41:24

Mark Nicolson takes a shot. David Muir gets a block in.

38:28

Corner taken left-footed by Robert Sloan.

35:09

Corner taken by Daniel Moore from the left by-line.

31:27

Assist on the goal came from Brian Cameron.

31:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Gunn - Elgin 2 - 0 East Fife Craig Gunn scores from his cross. Elgin 2-0 East Fife.

30:49

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Daniel Moore,

29:15

Daniel Moore crosses the ball, Calum Antell makes a save.

26:04

Assist on the goal came from Graeme Beveridge.

26:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Stuart Leslie - Elgin 1 - 0 East Fife Stuart Leslie finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Elgin 1-0 East Fife.

24:50

Corner taken left-footed by Robert Sloan from the right by-line, save made by John Gibson.

24:09

Short corner worked by Craig Johnstone, clearance by Graeme Beveridge.

23:54

Paul McManus sends in a cross, Graeme Beveridge manages to make a clearance.

22:35

Outswinging corner taken by Robert Sloan. Robert Sloan takes a outswinging corner.

20:26

The assistant referee signals for offside against Paul McManus. John Gibson takes the direct free kick.

19:00

Daniel Moore takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, save by Calum Antell.

18:15

David Muir challenges Stuart Leslie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Daniel Moore takes the direct free kick.

17:54

Paul McManus has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

16:56

The ball is crossed by Brian Cameron, clearance by Scott Durie.

16:20

A cross is delivered by Paul McMullan, save by Calum Antell.

14:07 Booking

Booking Mark Nicolson shown a yellow card.

13:57

Mark Nicolson challenges David Muir unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Darren Smith.

13:12

Unfair challenge on Jamie Duff by Jamie Pollock results in a free kick. Free kick taken by John Gibson.

11:47

Scott McBride takes a shot.

10:43

The offside flag is raised against Scott McBride. John Gibson restarts play with the free kick.

7:08

Scott McBride takes a shot. Save by John Gibson.

6:12

David Muir takes a shot.

1:28

Craig Gunn is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. John Gibson takes the direct free kick.

0:50

Centre by Daniel Moore.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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