Home comforts can inspire Elgin City to play-off final, insists Dylan Easton

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BY IAIN COLLIN – @CCP_sport

DYLAN Easton insists Elgin City’s formidable home record can propel them into the League One play-off final.

The Borough Briggs outfit have a huge task on their hands after losing 3-1 to Clyde in Tuesday’s semi-final first-leg at Broadwood.

But the Black and Whites have lost only once on home turf in the league all season and Easton insists they are full of confidence they can turn the tie around this afternoon.

Elgin City FC

The former St Johnstone midfielder said: “Tuesday was a difficult one to take because, the way we played on the night, we didn’t deserve to be 3-1 down.

“But we’ve got another 90 minutes to go and hopefully with our home record we can get the goals back.

“We’ve only been defeated once at home in the league all season, and that was against the champions East Fife, so that’s a great record to have behind us going into this one.

“We wanted a positive result in midweek and didn’t get the result our performance deserved, but anything can happen with the home form we’ve got.”

Easton insists the two-goal deficit is not beyond City and reckons they can take heart from last month’s 2-2 draw with promotion rivals Annan Athletic.

Easton, 22, added: “It’s only half-time in the tie and with guys like Craig Gunn and Brian Cameron there’s always goals in the team.

“A few weeks ago, we were 2-0 down to Annan with less than 15 minutes to go and managed to pull it back to 2-2, so we’ve got 90 minutes this time to try and do at least the same thing.

“The lads are definitely up for it and we’re all still positive we can do it.”

@IainCollin

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