Beath a four-ce for Gers

Sunday Mail (UK) - - Sport -

Cow­den­beath got a huge lift ahead of Fri­day’s Scot­tish Cup clash with Rangers by thump­ing 4-1 win at El­gin.

The Fifers closed in on a play-off spot with a Jor­dan Al­lan dou­ble and goals from David Cox and Kris Ren­ton.

Dar­ryl McHardy hit El­gin’s con­so­la­tion goal.

Beath boss Gary Bol­lan said: “It gives us a boost to score four goals as this is a place that is hard to win.”

Peter­head boss Jim McI­nally blasted the Clifton­hill pitch after his side’s 2-0 win over Al­bion Rovers.

Sec­ond-half goals from new sign­ing Ryan Dow and sub Rus­sell McClean kept the Blue Toon just three points off top spot.

McI­nally said: “We did a pro­fes­sional job but I don’t think even Pep Guardi­ola could get a team play­ing well on that sur­face.”

A mis­take by keeper PJ Mor­ri­son gifted Dow the opener in 48 min­utes and Rovers boss Kevin Harper sighed: “That cost us.”

Lead­ers Ed­in­burgh City bounced back to win­ning ways with a 4-0 de­mo­li­tion of Queen’s Park.

City had only taken a soli­tary point from their last two games but goals from Danny Gal­braith, Al­lan Smith and Blair Hen­der­son had them cruis­ing after just 15 min­utes at Ham­p­den.

Hen­der­son got his sec­ond be­fore the break and City boss James McDonaugh said: “Some peo­ple might have asked ques­tions of us after the last two games but we well and truly an­swered them.”

Spi­ders boss Mark Roberts said: “It’s not great goals from them, it’s er­rors we should be cut­ting out. It’s a bad day.”

First-half goals from David Good­willie and Chris McStay and John Rankin’s late strike se­cured a 3-0 win for Clyde at Ber­wick.

The Bully Wee dom­i­nated and boss Danny Len­non said: “If you want to nit-pick it is that we didn’t score more but over­all I am very pleased with both per­for­mance and re­sult.”

Ber­wick boss Johnny Har­vey said: “We need to im­prove.”

Peter Mac­Don­ald’s dou­ble gave 10-men Stir­ling Al­bion a 2-1 win over An­nan.

Tommy Muir’s first-half strike hauled An­nan level and Do­minic Docherty saw red for an ap­par­ent head­butt be­fore Mac­Don­ald’s 77th-minute win­ner.

Boss Kevin Rutkiewicz said: “Even with 10 men we found a way to dig in and I’m proud as punch.”

An­nan gaffer Peter Mur­phy said: “We just lacked qual­ity.”

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