Elgin City’s loaded Gunn shortening for League 2 top scorer gong


Not only did Craig Gunn’s 90th minute equaliser help Elgin City avoid becoming detached from the principals at the head of Ladbrokes League 2, but it also kept a healthy goalscoring run going.

The 28-year-old striker has now netted six goals in his eight games in the bottom tier of the SPFL and currently shares the lead at the head of the goalscoring ranks in the division.

Available to back at 6/1 to come out on top before a ball was kicked at the start of August, the former Peterhead man now leads the betting at 5/2 after a show of support from punters.

If he is to deliver for backers he will likely have to have his best season yet at Borough Briggs, with his haul of 18 goals in 2009-10 and 2011-12 unlikely to be enough to out-score his contemporaries.

Continue at this rate of return though, and he will likely do just that.

He has been the main focus of attack for the Moray side for the past six years, reaching double figures in every season since joining, totalling 105 goals in 241 appearances in all competitions.

With two of his club’s next three games in League 2 coming against sides he has excellent records against, Gunn’s odds could yet contract further.

East Stirling, City’s opponents on October 17 have found the forward a nuisance to the extreme in recent years, with seven goals in his last 11 matches against The Shire.

Arbroath will be dreading their visit in equal measure on October 31, Gunn netting five in eight against them.

While the strikers’ goals have been free-flowing this season and look set to continue, the bookmakers still believe the season will be an ultimately unsuccessful one for Elgin.

Jim Weir’s side have only made the promotion play-offs on one occasion since the structure was altered in 2005-06.

Their season has started off well, with four wins from their eight games putting them in fourth place, but at 15/8 to stay in those spots until the end of the campaign, the odds are against them.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Ben Stones

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