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Elgin City's promotion dream hinges on tonight's massive League 2 clash against champions Queen's Park at Borough Briggs


By Craig Christie

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TONIGHT is the night where Elgin City's play-off credentials are laid on the line.

Elgin City's Brian Cameron is surrounded by Spiders as he tries a shot on goal during the last meeting between the teams at Borough Briggs. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Elgin City's Brian Cameron is surrounded by Spiders as he tries a shot on goal during the last meeting between the teams at Borough Briggs. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

The Black and Whites play host to League 2 champs and full-time side Queen's Park with some work to be done to guarantee a top four spot and a place in the play-offs.

A win or a draw would see Elgin through on the night.

A defeat means that the Moray side cannot afford a worse result that fifth-placed Stranraer, who play host to Edinburgh City in the night's other top half split fixture.

League 2 standings
League 2 standings

So if Elgin lost by two goals, they would need Stranraer to be defeated by at least the same margin to keep their promotion hopes alive.

Tonight's match kicks off at 7pm with fans able to purchase a live stream of the action here.

City had muscled back into the promotion race with a 4-1 win at Stranraer last Tuesday and a 3-1 success over Stirling on Thursday.

Read: Digital matchday programme for tonight's Elgin City v Queen's Park match.

A draw at Edinburgh City on Saturday would have been enough to get the Black and Whites into the play-offs but the exertion of three games in four days seemed to take its toll as Edinburgh won 2-0.

In their meetings with Queen's Park this season, Elgin lost 1-0 at Borough Briggs, while the teams drew 0-0 at the Falkirk Stadium on April 20 - a result which clinched the title for the Spiders.


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