Elgin City 5
Arbroath 7
Scottish Challenge Cup (First Round)

Elgin City 

5 - 7


Scottish Challenge Cup (First Round)
Saturday, July 28th, 2012
Borough Briggs
Attendance: 561
3:00 PM Kick-off

Craig Gunn (19)
Stuart Leslie (50)
Daniel Moore (52)
Stuart Leslie (89)
Dennis Wyness (87)
Lee Sibanda (16)
Steven Doris (21)
Lee Sibanda (28)
Lee Sibanda (43)
Darren Gribben (45)
Darren Gribben (66)
Darren Gribben (pen.) (71)

Team Managers
Ross Jack Paul Sheerin

Starting Eleven
Neil Duffy
David Niven
Sean Crighton
Jamie Duff
Paul McMullen
Ross O'Donoghue
Bryan Cameron
Ceiran McLean
Daniel Moore
Stuart Leslie
Craig Gunn
Darren Hill
Alex Keddie
Mark Baxter
Kieran Brennan
Scott Robertson
Paul Currie
Paul Sheerin
Brian Kerr
Lee Sibanda
Darren Gribben
Steven Doris

Stuart Black
Daryl McHardy
Graeme Beveridge
Lewis Halford
Dennis Wyness
Tony Bullock
Michael Travis
Joe Prince-Wright
Danny Rennie
Derek Holmes

Graeme Beveridge for Ceiran McLean (46)
Lewis Halford for Ross O'Donoghue (72)
Dennis Wyness for Paul McMullen (72)
Michael Travis for Alex Keddie (49)
Danny Rennie for Lee Sibanda (63)
Derek Holmes for Steven Doris (72)

Stuart Leslie (53) None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

Brian Colvin (Referee)
Michael McNab & Stuart Stevenson (Assistants)

Match Report

Lee Sibanda and Darren Gribben both netted hat-tricks for Arbroath as the visitors edged out Elgin in a 12-goal thriller in the first round of the Ramsdens Cup.

Midfielder Sibanda gave Arbroath a 16th-minute lead when he converted Keiran Brennan's cross from close range.

Craig Gunn equalised three minutes later but Steven Doris struck for the visitors in the 21st minute and Sibanda grabbed his second from the edge of the penalty area soon after.

Sibanda converted from inside the penalty area for his hat-trick two minutes before the interval and Gribben notched his first of the afternoon from close range to make it 5-1 to Arbroath at half-time.

Stuart Leslie and Daniel Moore struck in the space of two minutes at the start of the second half to give Elgin hope.

But Gribben despatched a sixth for the visitors in the 66th minute and sealed his hat-trick four minutes later when he converted from the penalty spot following Moore's foul on Daniel Rennie.

Elgin were not finished though, and struck twice in the final four minutes through Dennis Wyness and Leslie in an extraordinary cup tie.

Match report written by BBC

Squad Statistics (as at July 28th, 2012)

2012-13 All Time
Darren Hill (GK)30 1 - 184 -
Mark Baxter27 1 - 36 -
Alex Keddie31 1 - 1 -
Scott Robertson24 1 - 1 -
Kieran Brennan20 1 - 1 -
Brian Kerr30 1 - 42 -
Paul Sheerin37 1 - 7613
Paul Currie27 1 - 1 -
Lee Sibanda28 135212
Darren Gribben26 1313
Steven Doris23 1111647
Michael Travis (sub)19 1 - 1 -
Danny Rennie (sub)23 1 - 1 -
Derek Holmes (sub)33 1 - 1 -

League Table (as at July 28th, 2012)

No league table has been added for this season.