MARK NICOLSON TESTIMONIAL GAME

Wednesday 12th July
Borough Briggs
7.30pm Kick Off

Adult £10
Concession £5
Upgrade to Stand £2

 

Twiggy signed for Elgin, initially on a season long loan from Ross County in August 2007.

He made his City debut against Dumbarton at Strathclyde Stadium on August 4, 2007. During his debut game, he earned his first of 83 yellow cards in a City shirt.

In his season long loan, Mark made 32 appearances and scored twice.

After being released by Ross County in 2008, Twiggy signed a permanent deal with the club.

Seasons 2008/2009 and 2009/10 were tough for the City squad at the time as they finished bottom and second bottom of Scottish Division Three. In that time Ross Jack took over the reigns from manager Robbie Williamson.

Mark stayed with City and the 2010/11 term saw him make 33 appearances and score 2 goals from left midfield.

Elgin enjoyed a cup run in this season with a League Cup win over Ayr setting up a tie away against Hearts. In the Scottish Cup, wins over Brora and Livingston set up a clash with Inverness Caledonian Thistle, which City were narrowly beat 2-0.

After a successful personal season Mark was named players’ player of the year.

Elgin first reached the play-offs in 2011/12 in a season where Mark made 44 appearances and scored five goals.

A consistent name in the Elgin signed Twiggy made 37 games the following season with Rangers in Division Three.

He scored a free-kick to remember at Borough Briggs in December 2012 in a 6-2 defeat against the Ibrox side.

Injury hampered Twiggy’s season in 2013/14 and he made only 21 appearance during the season, but he was back to full fitness in 2014/15 for a campaign which began with Barry Wilson in charge before being replaced by Jim Weir.

Last season, Elgin had their best in the Scottish League finishing second to East Fife in a term which saw Mark make 40 appearances and score twice.

This season, Twiggy again came up with a free-kick in a big game as he netted the opener against Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup. It was Mark’s 24th Scottish Cup appearance for Elgin breaking Jim Gerrard’s 23 game club record which had stood for 43 years.

In Twiggy’s total 354 appearances for City he has scored 30 goals. His 30 goals have been scored against 18 different clubs, of which Berwick Rangers have been his favourite having scored six against the Borderers.

PLEASE COME ALONG AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR TWIGGY

Posted in Uncategorised.

Leave a Reply