Published: 28/11/2012 16:36 - Updated: 28/11/2012 16:39

New date for Rangers' Borough Briggs visit

Written byBy Craig Christie

ELGIN City’s home Division 3 clash with Rangers has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 22, with a 12.30pm kick off.

The original November 25 fixture was postponed on Friday in a blaze of controversy, after it was discovered Elgin officials had oversold more than a thousand tickets for the match.

The Scottish League confirmed that the new date and time had been agreed by the league board, police and both clubs.

Last Sunday’s match was due to be screened live on the ESPN channel, but it is not yet confirmed if there is TV interest in the rescheduled meeting.

The Borough Briggs club was fined £25,000 and ordered to pay Rangers’ expense for the postponed game, a decision which was confirmed at an SFL meeting attended by City directors Martyn Hunter and Ian Clark.

Chairman Graham Tatters and his board will meet on Wednesday night to discuss the matter and consider whether or not to appeal against the club’s punishment.

Elgin fans queued at the ground earlier this week to be refunded for the tickets they bought for last Sunday’s cancelled match.

Many of the supporters are now calling for the club to explain how the ticketing mess-up happened.

Rangers will also play host to Elgin in a Scottish Cup fourth round tie this Sunday, a game which kicks off at 1.15pm and is live on Sky Sports.

Don’t miss the Northern Scot print version for reports and reaction to the Elgin City’s big match postponement.

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