Elgin City 3-3 Montrose

Sean Crighton earned 10-man Elgin a point in a six-goal thriller with Montrose.

Montrose striker Bryan Deasley opened the scoring in the 19th minute with a steered shot into the roof of the net.

Elgin hit back either side of the hour mark. David Niven stroked the ball home before Ross McKinnon's right-footed effort gave the hosts the lead.

Montrose were right back in it just seconds later when Niven was shown a straight red. They took full advantage with a quick one-two of their own.

Lloyd Young drilled home and Deasley scored his second from close range to put Montrose in control.

But the depleted home side kept fighting and salvaged a draw 10 minutes from time courtesy of Crighton's right-footed strike.

Elgin: Black, McLean, Duff, Crighton, McMullan, Niven, Cameron, McKinnon (Mckenzie 72), Sutherland, Gunn, Wyness.

Subs Not Used: Harkins, Urqhart, McHardy, Beveridge, A Trialist, Khutsishvili.

Sent Off: Niven (62).

Booked: Crighton.

Goals: Niven 59, McKinnon 61, Crighton 79.

Montrose: McKenzie, Stephen McNally, Campbell (Crawford 49), Rodger, McIntosh, David Gray, McCord, Watson, Young (Johnston 77), Deasley, Garry Wood.

Subs Not Used: Webster, Bonar, Masson, Sturrock, Easton.

Booked: McIntosh.

Goals: Deasley 19, Young 64, Deasley 67.

Att: 577

Ref: Euan Anderson

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