East Stirlingshire 3-2 Elgin City

Scott Maxwell's first goal since September earned East Stirling victory in a topsy-turvy encounter at home to Elgin.

The visitors went ahead in the 15th minute when Cameron McDonald rose highest to head in Daniel Moore's free-kick.

Ross Jack's side had won 4-1 at Ochilview in August but were pegged back this time when Paul Quinn netted from the penalty spot after Brian Cameron brought down Michael Hunter in the 40th minute.

Two minutes after the break Hunter was again involved, this time releasing Michael Herd to put John Coughlin's men ahead with a clinical finish.

The Black and Whites were not behind for long however, as Craig Gunn tucked away his 11th goal of the campaign from close range five minutes later.

The game looked to be heading for a draw, only for Maxwell's late header to clinch the Shire their third win in a week to keep their faint play-off hopes alive.

East Stirling: Hay, Jackson, Miller, Buchanan, Maxwell, Greenhill, Hunter, Herd (Turner 56), Glasgow (Shepherd 46), Stirling (Wright 85), Quinn. Subs Not Used: Gordon, Benton.

Booked: Buchanan, Miller, Turner.

Goals: Quinn 40 pen, Herd 47, Maxwell 84.

Elgin: Malin, Morrison, McMullan, McDonald, Millar (O'Donoghue 78), Cameron, Harkins, Nicolson, Moore, Gunn (Forbes 85), Leslie. Subs Not Used: Black, McLean, McHardy.

Goals: McDonald 15, Gunn 52.

Att: 277

Ref: Barry Cook