League Two wrap: Elgin stay top despite draw, East Fife suffer blow

first_imgMark Nicolson headed over for Elgin while Hurst made saves from Craig McLeish and Duggan to earn his side a point.Montrose came from two goals down to snatch a 2-2 draw against League Two promotion chasers East Fife.Goals from Kyle Wilkie and Jason Kerr looked to have sealed a fifth successive league win for the visitors, and one that would have taken them to the top of the table, but Gary Fraser pulled one back before Terry Masson’s fierce effort from distance ensured a share of the points.The Fifers took a 10th-minute lead when Wilkie collected the ball on the edge of box before turning and curling past Montrose goalkeeper Alex Tokarczyk with aplomb. Montrose responded well and had several chances to draw level, although the closest they came was when Graham Webster struck the top of the bar from long range just after the interval.East Fife doubled their advantage shortly afterwards, with Kerr heading home from Gary Naysmith’s 58th-minute free-kick.Fraser pulled one back 12 minutes later with a smart finish before Masson’s screamer in the dying stages ensured the points were shared.East Stirling twice hit back from a goal down to draw 2-2 at Berwick, but they remain at the bottom of League Two.Jordan McGregor and then Darren Lavery put Berwick one goal to the good, but their opponents responded on both occasions, through Neil McCabe and Thomas Orr respectively, to remain two points behind their relegation rivals.It took just three minutes for the home side to open the scoring as McGregor headed home from Finn Graham, although they were pegged back on the quarter of an hour mark following McCabe’s strike from distance.John Coughlin’s men retook the lead in the 69th minute when Lavery fired in after taking advantage of East Stirling goalkeeper Richard Barnard’s poor clearance.But the Shire immediately drew level once more when substitute Orr slotted home from close range from Aron Lynas’ assist.Kane Hester’s second senior goal was not enough to get Arbroath the win as they drew 1-1 with Stirling in their mid-table clash.The 20-year-old put his side ahead with a 70th-minute strike, following up on his first career goal away to Clyde in December.He took in Greg Rutherford’s pass to open the scoring but his side could not hold on to their lead.With 14 minutes left, Darren Smith arrived in the box to finish off Steven Doris’ centre.Jamie Reid went close to winning it for Arbroath but was denied by Chris Smith, with a draw a fair outcome. Elgin remained top of League Two after holding Queen’s Park to a 0-0 draw at Hampden Park.City, who have now gone two league games without a win following a six-match unbeaten run, remained two points clear of East Fife, who lost a two-goal lead to draw with Montrose.Queen’s Park remain third, five points behind Elgin after drawing their third successive game, but had the chances to win the contest.Elgin goalkeeper Mark Hurst tipped Jamie McKernon’s cross away from danger early on before holding on to Chris Duggan’s header.last_img read more

Stratford to battle at the border

first_imgBy Hub City Times staffMARSHFIELD – The Stratford Tigers boys basketball team will play in next season’s Wisconsin/Minnesota Border Battle, set for February 1, 2020, at La Crosse-Central High School.The event will feature seven games involving Wisconsin and Minnesota schools. Stratford will play the first game of the day at 10 a.m. versus Spring Grove, MN.In other games that day, Brookfield Academy, coached by former UW-Marshfield/Wood County standout Pat Clarey, will face Lake City MN, while Kaukauna, coached by Marshfield native Mike Schalow, will meet Mahtomedi.last_img read more

NU keeps Final 4 bid alive, pulls rug from under FEU

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim “This is what I was expecting from our players. Our maturity. Like what we said, we can fast track talent, but the maturity, the experience that you cannot fasttrack so I’m just happy right now because I saw the maturity today,” said NU head coach Jamike Jarin after his team improved to 5-8.“I hope it’s not too late. I’m just very proud of all the players,” Jarin said. FEU made a run at the start and in the middle of the third, but we never bowed down and that was the maturity that we’ve always wanted.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe Bulldogs stared at a 79-64 deficit before Alejandro and Gaye willed the team back. A 3-pointer by Alejandro gave NU the lead for good, 82-81, with 4:51 remaining.The graduating guard, who also had six rebounds and nine assists, then, capped a 20-2 run by the Bulldogs with a layup. MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University stayed in Final Four contention after rallying past Far Eastern University, 87-84, in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.With the Bulldogs’ season on the line, J-Jay Alejandro took over in the fourth quarter, where he fired 11 of his 17 points.ADVERTISEMENT The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay Palace: Robredo back to ‘groping with a blind vision’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ UCF’s Tacko Fall is 7-foot-6, and his game is still growing For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LATEST STORIES Malditas save PH from shutout Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Ron Dennison finally stopped the bleeding for FEU with a 3-pointer to make it a two-point game but the Tamaraws blew several cracks at the basket and had a crucial turnover off the inbound to help the Bulldogs’ case.Arvin Tolentino misfired on a potential game-tying triple as time ran out.The Tams squandered a golden opportunity to close in on a semifinals spot. A win would’ve gotten them at least a playoff for the fourth spot.Tolentino and Dennison scored 21 points apiece for FEU, which fell to 6-7.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more