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FULL TIME WHISTLE GOES
Throw in for Pars. RyanW takes, hoofed downfield by Mvoto. On to Waters.
Higgy had run behind him for support, but the youngest decided to have a try for himself. Quite right too. He`ll get there.
Potts away with the early leaving pars fans.
From the right hand side it`s Reilly.
Elgin throw in at the south stand left hand side.
McGovern to McKinnon. Not getting forward. Higgy chases. Martin comes in between and its out for an Elgin throw in at the halfway line. Some pars fans leaving.
Foul by Mvoto. Pfft rubbish!
From the left it`s Higgy.
Long ball to Smith flicked on to Lochead. Blocked and the ball is back with Murdoch.
Long ball into the wind, down to the head of Cameron. Out to Dodd. Taks on Martin and slides as he puts the ball behind the goal. Ball to Murdoch.
Joe moves up front, Lewis Martin moves inside and Joe is about to shoot here iun the box with only Waters to beat but the purple clad keeper gets there first.
Change of direction - by the lads here - 3-5-2
Higgy from the right hand side.
Waters with the long punt. Out for an Elgin throw in.
Joe to Higgy deep in Elgin half. Cant get his cross in. Out for a pars throw in.
1,757 is the crowd today.
From the left it`s Higgy.
Lochead does well, gets the ball to Joe nearside. In to the middle through to McManus but he is blocked. Higgy takes the spre then gives to Joe. Backheel to Higgy crosses in and headed over the bar from close range by Ferguson and out for a pars corner.
Lochead tackles and it`s a throw in for the pars.
From the left hand side it`s Reilly. Right footed cross, high ball, headed down by Morris, out for an Elgin throw in at the NE.
Elgin with McKinnon, to Reid. Cooper picks up nearside, McGovern cant get past Higgy.
Long from Waters to the halfway line. Elgin cant get forward.
Joe tries a shot on goal which Waters lets go of then scoops up again. Good try Joe. He`s desperate for a goal!
Higgy to Joe, past a player, slips as he crosses, Reilly gets it away. Out to McKinnon long to Reilly. Up to Cameron and on to Morris then Murdoch.
Reilly to McGovern, up to Dodd. Does well. Nice passing between him and McGovern. Out wide to Dodd. Takes it inside. Dodd nearly tackled by Nat inside the box. Away to Lochhead, does well past two players, chips it to McManus. Now to Joe, and his shot on goal is a smidgeon past the goal mouth. Still in play.
Poor clearance by their keeper, Nat picks up the spare. Out to Higgy, corner of 18 yard box, tries a shot and tight corner save by Waters.
Higgy crosses to Lochead, cant get there. Nat cant get past McKinnon. Halfway line action for Ash short to Nat. Now to Martin nearside, McManus pulled by McLeish but ref lets play on. Oyut to RyanW does well, past two players and his shot on goal / cross is well saved at the near post by Waters.
Waters takes the free kick. Long ball and out for an Elgin throw in at the NE.
RyanW loses it to McKinnon on the far wing. Elgin sprint to our half. Throw in at the right corner flag for the visitors.
Rain off, wind still strong.
Corner taken by Higgy, crossed in and blocked, back to Higgy and shot at goal but it`s 100 mph past.
Sub for Pars off Paton to be replaced by Scott Lochead
Murdoch to Higgy, pushed over but no foul. Nat plays it out wide but out for an Elgin throw in. Short to Paton, crossed in by Martin but out for a pars corner.
Cross comes back into Waters but he saves well.
From the left hand side, it`s Reilly.
Corner from the right hand side. Curled high and Nat cleared out for another.
Sub for Elgin off Jamie Reid replaced by Callum Ferguson.
McGovern to McKinnon. Higgy got in between as does Clark but Waters clears. Only to Nat`s head, rebounds off the back of McKinnon and it`s up to Morris.
Out to Joe. In to Paton but the spare is over the byline.
Elgin cant keep it in at the byline and it`s a corner for the pars. Very silly play by Elgin defenders not even attempting to clear it from danger.
Long ball from Waters. Down to Morris over to Martin and on to Murdoch. Back to Martin long pass to McManus down to Clark in the box and outs the ball nearly past Waters with a second chance from Paton. Also saved. Cracking shots on goal from the pars.
Out wide to McKinnon, up to the head of Morris. Nat hoofs it to Clark but he is offside says the linesman as he started a run to the 25 yards area in the Elgin half.
Long to the Pars half. Out for a Pars throw in despite a good run from Dodd.
Martin returns ball to Murdoch who then hoofs it down to McManus. Over to Ash via Martin. Long ball to Waters who comes out for it, cleared t oJHoe in to Higgy turns then gives to Clark then to Higgy with a one on one with Waters but the Elgin keeper did well to come and save it.
McManus was at the near post, chipped it to Nicky who put it away so easily past Waters.
At this rate we wil have to give Nicky two match balls!
Higgy long ball to McManus, then Joe tries a shot blocked and out for a Pars corner.
Elgin City to kick off this half.
Duly noted that there is a steward in the new gym. Any ideas why?
Teams back out for this second half of the Betfred League Cup
HALF TIME RESULTS FROM THE BETFRED CUP
FT at East Kilbride - EK 1-3 HAMILTON
RyanW to Clark but its over the byline. AJ aff his behind.
Clark to Higgy who fouls McKinnon. Jeezo. Free kick Elgin City again. First one came to nothing. And this one has gone over the halfway line, and down to Murdoch and no one else.
Long punt from Waters. Higgy heads it down.
Long ball from free kick, goes nowhere in particular.
Higgy to take.
Guid craic with the chaps around me today.
HIggy to Joe, on a good run, he loses his pass and Elgin surround him. Clark was just ahead waiting for it too.
Long spare ball to Clark, down to Martin then to Ash. Paton to Murdoch via Morris chased by Reid.
McKinnon to McGovern, down to Morris, and just kept in by Murdoch at the byline.
Elgin down to the pars box, in to Paton out to Higgy and backheel to RyanW. Nice long pass to Clark who is pulled over. Nothing from ref.
Free kick Elgin with Waters to take.
Re-start, and Elgin kick off. Copper gives it away to Joe, a spare goes to Higgy but it`s Waters who gets the last touch.
They`re fair skiting aboot on the wet pitch.
Cracking sliding goal there by Michael Paton!
Elgin City deep in the pars half.
Martin hoofs it forward, and out for a NE throw in for Elgin. Cooper to Waters who punts it downfield. Out for a pars throw in. Martin to Morris, the rain is battering down now.
On to Murdoch.
Throw in for Elgin under the camera laden gantry. Down to Martin and out for another throw in, this time to the pars.
Im a poet and didnae know it...
From the left corner it`s fired in high, and into the safe hands of our green keeper - hahahaha green keeper - Murdoch.
McKinnon takes, curls to the feet of McGovern, blocked at the wall, comes back in for Reilly and out for a corner to the visitors.
Waters with the goal kick.
Higgy to take.
Higgy gets a tight ball from the Elgin City defenders.
Cooper loses it to Martin. Out wide to RyanW crosses in, and Paton cant get there despite a good leap. Back to RyanW rebounds off McKinnon and out for a pars throw in deep in the Elgin half.
Morris to Higgy but cant get in between Cameron and Reid.
Ball away downfield. Nat to Joe, ball away to Reid. Back to Nat then on to Higgy. Higgy takes it out wide, good run and a cross, McManus cant get to it and it`s cleared downfield. RyanW to Morris out to Ash and in to Joe. He misses the pass from Paton.
Re-start and Elgin City need to do something special to get back into this match. Nat stops the ball en route to Cameron. Long ball to Clark but its just a tad too far and on to the safe hands of Waters.
Cracking cross by Ryan Williamson and on to a double header by Nicky Clark.
Nice pass outwide to Joe but he is blocked even attempting a cross to the Elgin box.
High ball down to Clark, troubled by McKinnon. Out wide clearance to RyanW for a pars throw in. Short to Morris, on to Murdoch with McLeish nearby.
Long punt to the head of McKinnon. Down to Murdoch via Morris.
Elgin fire to our end. Not got the end product as yet. Having a good go though.
Murdoch long ball to Higgy, returned by McHardy.
Ash on the far wing. Over to MOrris out to RyanW. Chips it to Higgy. He is pushed over. Free kick taken by Higgy, down to Clark, turns but is tackled well by Eadie. Throw in for Elgin City on the other side of the field. Cooper troubles Martin, gets the ball off him but his colleague McGovern thrusts it past the right hand post at 90 mph.
Great goal by the way. Clark headed it into the net from close range in that sublime kinda way. Or maybe I`m just glad to see us score a goal..... ;D
Re-start and the Pars are flying once more. Up the Elgin City byline. Down to Martin, Morris to RyanW. Up to Higgy chips to RyanW but it runs off him and over the byline.
Morris to Paton but he scuffles it. Then Joe takes it, he is downed and its a free kick to the Pars.
SHort to Ash. Out to Morris. RyanW back to Morris, throw in Pars. Over to Murdoch. Long to Nat, good run over centre circle. RyanW back to MOrris. Chips it short to Ash then to Martin. No going over that halfway line.
Clark downed in the box, but the ref says nothing. He slid on his derriere. Throw in for Elgin in their own half.
He`s wearing purple and orange boots. Got changed in the dark by the looks of it.
Morris clears from the pars box after Cameron got a good touch to it. Long to Joe down in the box, no penalty says ref. Free kick Elgin after a foul from Higgy. Waters to take.
Long to Nat, in to Paton out to RyanW. Now to Morris. Back to Nat over to Ash. Out to Martin on the left. Nat takes over, but it rebounds out and it`s an Elgin throw in at the NW.
Long ball to McManus left hand post but was on his own. Elgin clear and flag up for Cameron. RyanW throw in. Ryan to take again. Down to Cameron good run by the Elgin player, out wide to Cooper but he missed it and it`s a throw in for the Pars at the NW.
Joe again with a cross, heading to McManus but he is blocked in the box and Elgin clear out wide.
Played back to Nat out to RyanW forwrd to Clark. Bounced off Cooper and in to the centre for Nat. Long ball to a running Joe on the wing, around Cooper, crosses in and a nice touch by McManus but cleared from danger.
Pars to kick off this half with Clark in the centre circle.
Great atmosphere with everyone tightly packed into the south stand.
Teams head out to a standing ovation from the crowd.
I`d guess - ye ken what my guesses are like - around 100 or so Elgin City fans have made the long journey down today. Good on em and I hope they enjoy the match.
Im in good company today - surrounded by Kiltwalkers.... and I think perhaps a young Elgin player too. He`s in the tight jeans white gutties outfit... a player for sure lol
The pitch is looking good despite a fine drizzle, the sunshine isnt likely to come oot any time soon and the crowd is packed into the main stand.
Good afternoon from a dreich East End Park for today`s BETFRED League Cup match between DAFC and Elgin City