Published: 29/03/2014 18:59 - Updated: 29/03/2014 19:08

Gibson heroics earn Elgin victory

Written byCraig Christie

RETURNING keeper John Gibson inspired Elgin City’s first win in seven games, a 3-0 success at Montrose.

John Gibson in action for Elgin City
John Gibson is back for another spell in goal at Elgin City.


A Shane Sutherland strike and a late double by sub Adam MacLeod helped manager Barry Wilson to his second win in charge of the club on Saturday.

Wilson sprang a surprise by bringing in Gibson on loan from Dundee for his third spell with City.

The boss said his new keeper made some good saves when the home side dominated the first half, and was delighted with Elgin’s first clean sheet since December.

“Gibby came in and did great, and it was his goalkeeping and some really good defending which made the result possible.

“We actually missed a couple of chances but although 3-0 was flattering to us in the end we’ve got to be pleased with the outcome.”

The City boss said Gibson's loan spell from Dundee will be until the season, but he is already in talks about bringing the keeper to Borough Briggs on a permanent basis.

Sutherland’s 14th goal of the season got City in front and MacLeod added his first two of the campaign after replacing player assistant Graham Bayne for the final 20 minutes.

“Graham totally outmuscled their centre half and ran himself into the ground,” Barry said. “We then took Adam on and he scored two lovely goals to show me what he can do, so I’m delighted for him.

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