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VIDEO: Elgin march into cup quarter-finals

By Craig Christie

ELGIN City will discover their quarter-final opponents in the Tunnock's Caramel Wafer Cup on Wednesday.

The Black and Whites pulled off a superb 2-0 win at League 1 Airdrie on Saturday to reach the last eight of the competition.

Two goals in the final two minutes by Kane Hester and Shane Sutherland (penalty) earned City victory.

Possible opponents include Championship title contenders and north neighbours Caley Thistle, Welsh outfit Wrexham or English side Solihull Moors, who play Rangers colts in their last 16 tie later this month.

Kane Hester opened the scoring in Elgin's 2-0 cup win at Airdrie.
Kane Hester opened the scoring in Elgin's 2-0 cup win at Airdrie.

The draw will be broadcast live on the SPFL YouTube channel and will be shown here from 1pm.

Elgin have won away from home in all four rounds of the cup so far.

They beat Hibernian's development team 4-3 at Easter Road thanks to a last minute Matthew Cooper winner, then defeated Brechin City 5-4 in an equally thrilling clash at Glebe Park.

City's biggest scalp was taken last month when they took on Championship Dundee at their Dens Park ground and pulled off a famous 2-1 success.

On Saturday at the Penny Cars Stadium in Airdrie, Elgin stoof firm against the home team's first half pressure and restricted their hosts to limited chances.

Elgin keeper Tom McHale had two good saves to help keep the scoresheet blank at half time.

The visitors grew in confidence after the interval and Caley Thistle loan player Daniel MacKay had a close range effort blocked.

City threw their bodies at every Airdrie attack and kept the game at 0-0, with a penalty shoot-out looking likely as time wore on.

However, Gavin Price's side came up trumps with a decisive breakthrough on 88 minutes as Brian Cameron headed on Andy McDonald's long ball and the pacy hester beat the Airdrie keeper to the ball and flicked it neatly into the net.

The travelling Elgin support were still celebrating when substitute Rabin Omar embarked on a determined run into the home box and was fouled for a penalty award in stoppage time.

Sutherland stepped up to fire home the kick for his 15th goal of the season to seal his team's progress into the next round.

Elgin are on cup duty this Saturday as their William Hill Scottish Cup campaign begins with a home tie against Lowland League Berwick Rangers.

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