|Elgin City 4
||Aberdeen XI 5
|MacLeod 40, 90
Low 54, 85
Three of Ross Jack’s summer trialists were on target in a nine-goal thriller against Aberdeen’s under-19s. City manager Jack started with five players who shone in the 3-1 Alba Cup win over Brechin 24 hours earlier.
They went behind on 15 minutes when Callum McRobbie raced through to score, but Danny MacLeod’s 30 yarder levelled before the break.
Skipper Paul Kaczan and Saturday’s scoring hero Steven Edwards both came off during the first half for a well-earned rest, while Mark Nicolson and Jason Crooks played only the first 45 minutes.
The young Dons took control of the match with three goals in a five minute burst. Full back Jonathan Crawford headed home a corner, striker Mitchell Megginson made it 3-1 and the impressive Nicky Low found the net with a delightful chip.
Trialist Kyle Macaulay slotted home a neat finish for City, only for Low to hit the goal of the game with a stunning volley.
Ex Caley Thistle thumped in City’s third at a corner and MacLeod’s low free kick in stoppage time completed the scoring.
Elgin: John Gibson (Paul Robertson), Zander Jack (Ryan Geddes), Stephen McKenzie (Duncan McPhee), Paul Kaczan (Steven Fraser), Michael Dunn (Grant Duguid), Mark Nicolson (Kyle Macaulay), Daniel MacLeod, Steven Edwards (Jake Inglis), Jason Crooks (Calum Forbes), David Calder (Murray McConachie), Brian Cameron (David Wilson).
Aberdeen: Scott Bain (Przemyslew Lukasik), Jonathan Crawford, Clark Robertson, Nicky Clark (Connor Devaney), Rogvi Holm (Joe Shaughnessy), Scott Ross (Paddy Barrett), Jamie Masson, Sammy Stewart (Nicol Gibson), Callum McRobbie (Anthony Bolger), Mitchell Megginson, Nicky Low.
Referee: Bryan Braidwood
All photos courtesy of Robert Crombie, Elgin City club photographer