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Kane Hester scores 50th goal for Elgin City in 2-2 draw with Edinburgh City at Ainslie Park in League Two

By Craig Christie

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ELGIN City couldn't quite bust their Edinburgh City bogey but picked up a point in the capital in a 2-2 draw on Friday night.

Kane Hester has notched a half century of goals for Elgin City. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Kane Hester has notched a half century of goals for Elgin City. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

The Borough Briggs men twice led through a rare Matthew Cooper strike and Kane Hester's 50th goal for the club but were twice pegged back by the home side.

A point earned meant Elgin extended their unbeaten run to four games and drew level on points and goal difference with eighth-placed Albion Rovers, who host Stenhousemuir today.

League Two standings
League Two standings

Elgin manager Gavin Price brought in Daniel Hoban in goal for Tom McHale who was unavailable, while new signing Rabin Omar was handed an immediate starting appearance just a day after his switch from Stirling Albion for a second spell at the club.

Aberdeen loan teenager Evan Towler deputised for injured captain Euan Spark at left back while Archie Macphee returned to the squad as a substitute.

Cooper forced home from close range to put Elgin in front after 17 minutes before Callum Tapping scored an easy equaliser before half time.

Hester's milestone goal arrived on 58 minutes, racing through on Russell Dingwall's pass to smack home his 50th strike in three-and-a-half years at the club.

The striker has taken less than 100 games to clock up his half century, whioch he achieved from 88 starts and 8 sub appearances.

The visitors couldn't hold on for their third straight win, however, as Edinburgh trialist Michael Travis forced home an equaliser with 20 minutes left.

Elgin host Albion, the team just above them in the table, in their next match on Saturday.

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