Published: 11/01/2014 18:26 - Updated: 11/01/2014 19:12

Dons youngster helps Elgin to victory

Written byCraig Christie

ABERDEEN youngster Jamie Masson kicked off his Elgin City loan spell by helping them to a 3-1 win over Clyde.Borough Briggs - home of Elgin City

Saturday’s success for City ended a three-match losing streak, and Masson was happy to play his part in centre midfield.

“I wanted to come out on loan because the (under) 20s wasn’t really doing it for me,” he said. “I’ve played first team at Aberdeen but with the likes of Baz (Barry Robson) and Willo (Flood) there now, I’m not really expecting to get in.

“So it’s good to come out here to Elgin. It’s a good set-up and I like that the team get the ball down and play it. That suits me.”

Elgin found things tough against the wind, but stayed on terms and struck through top scorer Craig Gunn just before half time.

Shane Sutherland added a second early in the second half, and within minutes he added another with a wickedly deflected strike to floor Clyde.

Scott Ferguson pulled one back on 62 minutes but City comfortably held on to the delight of manager Ross Jack.

Jack was pleased with teenage keeper Stewart Black’s performance, as the Lhanbryde youngster came in for suspended regular Ray Jellema.

“Stewart came of age today. He showed a lot of maturity and was really comfortable,” Jack said.

“But there wasn’t a failure in the team.”

One big blow for Elgin was news that skipper David Niven is set for a spell on the sidelines. The defender limped off at the break and was in crutches at full-time with a suspected broken big toe.

The win wasn’t enough to take Elgin out of the bottom two as they trail eighth-placed Berwick on goal difference.

Next week they travel to play bottom side Queen’s Park away, with the match being played at Airdrie’s Excelsior Stadium with Hampden Park current under construction for the Commonwealth Games.

Elgin: Black, Niven (Beveridge), McMullan, Crighton, Duff, Nicolson, Gunn, Masson, Wyness (Urquhart), Sutherland, MacKenzie.

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