|Annan Athletic 4
||Elgin City 2
McBeth 43 og
Elgin City lost out to Annan in the Alba Challenge Cup today after the home side came back from being two nil down to win 4-2.
Elgin City were two up after dominating the opening half, but Annan came out fired up after the break and blew their visitors away. Brian Cameron gave Elgin a sixth-minute lead when he slammed home the rebound after a Craig Gunn's shot had been parried by Greg Kelly.City doubled their lead two minutes before the break through a John MacBeth own-goal.
But Bryan Gilfillan sparked the fightback with a 57th minute free-kick. Graeme Bell levelled when he slotted home in the 75th minute minute before fellow sub Alan Inglis fired the hosts ahead from the angle of the box. Phil Storey capped a stunning second-half display with a solo effort two minutes from the end.
Annan Athletic: Kelly, Jack Steele, McBeth (Inglis 46), Watson, Neilson (Steven Sloan 72), Jack, Muirhead, Gilfillan, Cox, Storey, Lewis Sloan (Bell 46). Subs Not Used: Summersgill, Jardine.
Booked: Gilfillan, Neilson, Storey.
Elgin City: Gibson, Dempsie (David A Craig 57), Niven, Kaczan, David W Craig, Edwards, Gunn (Crooks 63), MacAulay, Frizzel, Nicolson, Cameron. Subs Not Used: Robertson, Calder, Inglis.
Referee: S McLean.
All photos courtesy of Robert Crombie, Elgin City club photographer