Elgin City midfielder Rabin Omar scored what could well have been one of the most bizarre goals of his career but in the end it counted for nothing as the Black and Whites eventually lost 4-1 to high flying Edinburgh City at Ainslie Park.
The visitors were a goal down following a first half strike from Edinburgh’s in-form marksman Blair Henderson at the break but, with just over an hour played, they were handed a lifeline as a result of a bizarre error from the home team’s normally reliable goalkeeper Calum Antell which was similar to Craig Gordon’s howler during Celtic’s midweek defeat to Salzburg in the Europa League.
With the ball at his feet, Antell tried to dribble his way to safety but the inrushing Omar dispossessed the embarrassed keeper before guiding his close range shot over the line to level the scores.
Edinburgh recovered and a fine strike from Allan Smith supplemented by two late goals from hat-trick hero Henderson gave the Citizens the victory which keeps them at the top of League Two.
Omar said: “I saw the keeper taking a touch and instead of kicking it out of the park he has tried to do me and I’ve managed to get it into the net.
“At that point I thought we were on top and in my eyes I felt we could have gone on to score two or three more but the way Edinburgh City fought back is testament to their character and shows why they are top of the league.
“I actually thought we were the better side today and created better chances.
“It was two high pressure teams going at each other so it would have been good to watch from the sidelines but at the end of the day it’s been a lack of communication at the back which has cost us.
“I thought we did well to create the number of chances we did against one of the best defences in the league but defensively it’s just not coming together for us.
“I played alongside Blair Henderson when I was at Annan. He didn’t score so many goals then but it’s plain to see that the service he’s getting now is paying off for him.
“In the end, Edinburgh City played better than we did.”