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Picture special: Action from Borough Briggs where Elgin City beat Lossiemouth 9-1 in both clubs' first closed door friendly match


By Craig Christie

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ELGIN City swept aside a young Lossiemouth side in their first match in six months at Borough Briggs on Saturday.

Empty terraces as Russell Dingwall takes a corner for Elgin. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Empty terraces as Russell Dingwall takes a corner for Elgin. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

Northern Scot photographer Daniel Forsyth's photos show the best of the action from Moray's big return to football.

All part of the Covid-19 protocol at matches as Elgin City community football officer Craigh Stewart checks club chairman Graham Tatters' temperature on entry to the stadium. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
All part of the Covid-19 protocol at matches as Elgin City community football officer Craigh Stewart checks club chairman Graham Tatters' temperature on entry to the stadium. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

Lossie were without several players for the match and when Ryan Stuart was pulled out of the starting line-up due to injury just before kick-off, Fraser Forbes was drafted into their team.

Smart Osadolor scores for Elgin just seconds after kick off. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Smart Osadolor scores for Elgin just seconds after kick off. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

The Coasters conceded twice in the opening four minutes, conceded three penalties and scored two own goals on a difficult day for the Highland League outfit.

Lossiemouth keeper Stewart Black can't keep out Scott Gordon's own goal. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Lossiemouth keeper Stewart Black can't keep out Scott Gordon's own goal. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

City striker Smart Osadolor opened the home account inside the first minute before Lossie defender Scott Gordon turned into his own net.

Smart Osadolor converts his first penalty. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Smart Osadolor converts his first penalty. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

Kane Hester had a penalty saved by Lossie keeper Stewart Black before Liam Archibald fired one in at the other end to reduce the deficit.

Elgin City centre back Stephen Bronsky tries to block this effort from Lossiemouth forward Martin Charlesworth. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Elgin City centre back Stephen Bronsky tries to block this effort from Lossiemouth forward Martin Charlesworth. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

Another Elgin penalty was converted by Osadolor and Hester made it 4-1 on the stroke of half time.

Kane Hester tries to lob the ball over Lossie keeper Stewart Black. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Kane Hester tries to lob the ball over Lossie keeper Stewart Black. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

Osadolor was keen for more goals in the second half, adding three more in a ten minute spell including another penalty.

Lossiemouth goalkeeper Stewart Black pulls of a save from Conor O'Keefe. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Lossiemouth goalkeeper Stewart Black pulls of a save from Conor O'Keefe. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

The striker was subbed on the hour and his replacement, new signing Josh Peters made an immediate impact with Elgin's eighth goal on 64 minutes.

Elgin City new signing Josh Peters bears down on goal. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Elgin City new signing Josh Peters bears down on goal. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

The unlucky Ross Archibald deflected into his own net late on to complete the scoring.

Lossiemouth's Ross Archibald chases Elgin winger Conor O'Keefe. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Lossiemouth's Ross Archibald chases Elgin winger Conor O'Keefe. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

Elgin: McHale, Wilson (Cooper 46), Spark, Mailer, Bronsky (McHardy 61), Dingwall (MacEwan 46), Trialist (MacBeath 46), Sopel (Cameron 46), Hester (Loveland 73), Osadolor (Peters 61), O'Keefe.

Smiles for Elgin City's Darryl McHardy after coming on as sub. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
Smiles for Elgin City's Darryl McHardy after coming on as sub. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

Lossiemouth: Black (Dear 46), Macarthur (R Archibald 46), Kennedy (Bellingham 73), Gordon, Ure (Weir 46), L Archibald, Bellingham (Macaulay 46), Sewell (Leslie 65), Charlesworth, Forbes (B Campbell 46), Elliott (Forbes 80).

It was a quiet afternoon for Elgin City goalkeeper Tom McHale. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..
It was a quiet afternoon for Elgin City goalkeeper Tom McHale. Picture: Daniel Forsyth..

Referee: Dan McFarlane



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