Craig Gunn's late goal helped Elgin City win a tightly-contested battle with East Fife at Borough Briggs.

The 27-year-old striker kept his cool when he got his chance in a game of few opportunities, placing his shot into the bottom-right corner.

Elgin goalkeeper Michael Fraser had earlier parried away a right-footed effort by Jon McShane and Steven Campbell was off target with a header.

Fraser also reacted to tip over Nathan Austin's header in the closing stages.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Elgin City

  • 01 Fraser
  • 05 Trialist
  • 03 Finlayson
  • 04 Cooper
  • 02 Beveridge
  • 08 MacPhee
  • 09 Cameron (MacKenzie - 73' )
  • 06 Nicolson Booked
  • 11 Moore
  • 10 Sutherland
  • 07 Gunn Booked (Wyness - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 12 MacKenzie
  • 14 McHardy
  • 15 Wyness
  • 16 Cooke
  • 17 Murray
  • 18 McLean
  • 21 Black

East Fife

  • 01 Fleming
  • 03 Smith
  • 04 Campbell
  • 02 Mullen
  • 05 Moyes
  • 11 Cook (Maskrey - 80' )
  • 06 Walker
  • 17 Beaton (Austin - 60' )
  • 08 Brown
  • 22 Campbell (Barr - 64' )
  • 09 McShane

Substitutes

  • 14 Austin
  • 15 Naysmith
  • 16 Barr
  • 18 Maskrey
  • 21 Rooney
Ref: Gavin Duncan
Att: 654

Match Stats

Shots

7 10

On target

3 2

Corners

6 10

Fouls

9 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Elgin City 1, East Fife 0.

90:00 +4:07 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Elgin City 1, East Fife 0.

90:00 +3:25

Daniel Moore (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +3:25

Foul by Lewis Barr (East Fife).

90:00 +2:04

Foul by Allen MacKenzie (Elgin City).

90:00 +2:04

Ross Brown (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:27

Daniel Moore (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:27

Foul by Scott Smith (East Fife).

88:44

Foul by Shane Sutherland (Elgin City).

88:44

Steven Campbell (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.

87:24

Attempt missed. Fraser Mullen (East Fife) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

86:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Elgin City. Dennis Wyness replaces Craig Gunn.

84:04

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Scott Smith.

81:33

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Scott Smith.

79:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. David Maskrey replaces Alan Cook.

79:10

Daniel Moore (Elgin City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

79:10

Foul by Alan Cook (East Fife).

77:09

Foul by Graeme Beveridge (Elgin City).

77:09

Alan Cook (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:36

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Michael Fraser.

74:15

Attempt saved. Nathan Austin (East Fife) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

73:31 Booking

Booking Mark Nicolson (Elgin City) is shown the yellow card.

73:26

Foul by Mark Nicolson (Elgin City).

73:26

Allan Walker (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.

72:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Elgin City. Allen MacKenzie replaces Brian Cameron.

72:14

Trialist (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72:14

Foul by Nathan Austin (East Fife).

70:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Elgin City 1, East Fife 0. Craig Gunn (Elgin City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Trialist.

68:35

Foul by Trialist (Elgin City).

68:35

Nathan Austin (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:50

Attempt missed. Nathan Austin (East Fife) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

66:06

Shane Sutherland (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:06

Foul by Steven Campbell (East Fife).

63:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. Lewis Barr replaces Ross Campbell.

60:12

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Ewan Moyes.

59:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. Nathan Austin replaces Jamie Beaton.

58:14

Foul by Shane Sutherland (Elgin City).

58:14

Steven Campbell (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

57:50

Attempt blocked. Shane Sutherland (Elgin City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

57:24

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Ewan Moyes.

55:59

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Matthew Cooper.

53:41

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Ewan Moyes.

53:23

Attempt blocked. Archie MacPhee (Elgin City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

52:56

Attempt saved. Daniel Moore (Elgin City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

48:31

Attempt missed. Shane Sutherland (Elgin City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

47:00

Craig Gunn (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46:48

Foul by Fraser Mullen (East Fife).

45:00

Second Half begins Elgin City 0, East Fife 0.

45:00 +0:19 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Elgin City 0, East Fife 0.

43:26

Daniel Moore (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:26

Foul by Ross Brown (East Fife).

36:44

Foul by Matthew Cooper (Elgin City).

36:44

Jon McShane (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:09

Attempt missed. Jamie Beaton (East Fife) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

31:25

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Archie MacPhee.

30:54

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Trialist.

28:19

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Michael Fraser.

28:03

Attempt saved. Jon McShane (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

27:16

Foul by Mark Nicolson (Elgin City).

27:16

Jon McShane (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:17

Foul by Ross Brown (East Fife).

26:17

Gordon Finlayson (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:55

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Michael Fraser.

24:58

Attempt missed. Alan Cook (East Fife) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

24:12

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Trialist.

20:55

Attempt blocked. Ross Campbell (East Fife) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

20:15

Attempt missed. Steven Campbell (East Fife) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

19:57

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Trialist.

18:39

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Graeme Beveridge.

16:55

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Graeme Beveridge.

15:51 Booking

Booking Craig Gunn (Elgin City) is shown the yellow card.

15:37

Foul by Craig Gunn (Elgin City).

15:37

Ross Campbell (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:44

Attempt blocked. Shane Sutherland (Elgin City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

12:40

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Scott Smith.

10:54

Attempt missed. Jon McShane (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

10:01

Attempt missed. Allan Walker (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

6:03

Attempt saved. Craig Gunn (Elgin City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

5:27

Foul by Ewan Moyes (East Fife).

5:27

Shane Sutherland (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:32

Foul by Alan Cook (East Fife).

0:32

Brian Cameron (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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