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VIDEO: Five goals from Smart Osadolor give Elgin City a comfortable win over Lossiemouth in their first match in six months


By Craig Christie

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SMART Osadolor scored five goals as Elgin City marked their return to action with a 9-1 win over Highland League neighbours Lossiemouth.

And the Black and Whites have completed the signing of striker Josh Peters, who scored within five minutes of coming on for his debut in Saturday's match at Borough Briggs.

City boss Gavin Price was pleased with his team's performance.

"Today was just about finding our feet and getting going again," he said.

"For the first game back I thought there was a lot of good things in the game and a lot of things to be positive about."

Osadolor forced home a first minute opener and when Lossie defender Scott Gordon turned a Conor O'Keefe cross into his own net three minutes later, the writing was on the wall for a young visiting side.

Former Elgin keeper Stewart Black denied the home side a third on 14 minutes when he saved a Kane Hester penalty following Jared Kennedy's foul on Aiden Sopel.

Lossie were denied a spot kick when Stephen Bronsky appeared to push Gordon in the box, but the away side did score on 24 minutes when skipper Liam Archibald caught Euan Spark in possession in front of his own goal and fired home.

A minute later Elgin were given a second penalty for Ally Bellingham's foul on Hester, and this time Osadolor took the kick and scored.

Hester netted from Spoel's reverse pass right on half time to make it 4-1.

Osadolor then beat Lossie sub keeper Trevor Dear from 25 yards for his hat-trick, and quickly added his fourth from the spot after he was fouled trying to round Dear.

The striker added his fifth of the afternoon from an O'Keefe cross, before going off on the hour to be replaced by new boy Peters.

Peters took just three minutes to force home a goal of his own, making it 8-1 on 64 minutes.

The final goal came five minutes from the end, another own goal as Lossie sub Ross Archibald diverted Peters' cross in at the wrong end.

City have arranged another friendly on Tuesday night against Forres Mechanics at Borough Briggs.



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