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Elgin City goalkeeper Tom McHale’s heroics can’t stop his team from sliding to second bottom spot with a 2-0 defeat at Albion Rovers


By Craig Christie

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Elgin City slipped to second bottom in League Two after a 2-0 defeat at Albion Rovers.

Ross Draper and Jaime Wilson made their starting debuts for Elgin City in the 2-0 defeat at Albion Rovers. Photo: Bob Crombie
Ross Draper and Jaime Wilson made their starting debuts for Elgin City in the 2-0 defeat at Albion Rovers. Photo: Bob Crombie

Manager Gavin Price handed Cove Rangers loan midfielder Ross Draper his City debut in midfield and gave Falkirk loanee Jaime Wilson his first start in attack.

Elgin had keeper Tom McHale to thank for a fine save from David Wilson midway through the first half.

Cammy Binnie denied Tom Grivosti at the other end as Elgin chased a first half opener.

McHale saved once again from Corey O’Donnell before the break, and made a third stop of the half from Michael Mullen.

Albion were doing most of the pressing and McHale continued his heroics by turning away an O’Donnell effort on the stroke of half time.

The home side had the upper hand in the second period, McHale denying Aron Lynas and Kyle Doherty in quick succession.

The Elgin keeper was producing a one-man defence against Rovers’ attacking forays but the pressure eventually told with an opening goal with 15 minutes to go.

McHale kept out a strike by sub Jordon Morton and got a hand to Callum Wilson’s follow-up but the ball dropped into the net.

Four minutes later Albion doubled their lead from a superb strike by Morton into the top corner, and there was no way back for the visitors.


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