Brechin City 3 - 3 Dumbarton

Saturday 20th August 2011
G Fusco (46)
P McManus (pen 52)
D McKenna (56)
S Agnew (11, 89)
J Lyden (28)

Agnew earns Sons point

Scott Agnew smashed in a 30-yard free-kick a minute from time to ensure 10-man Dumbarton grabbed their first point of the season in a pulsating 3-3 draw with Brechin.

Midfielder Agnew got the first of the six goals in the 11th minute when he found the top corner from just inside the area.

The Sons went 2-0 up before half-time when Agnew's cross was headed in by James Lyden.

But Brechin grabbed three goals and Dumbarton's Alan Lithgow was sent off within the first nine minutes of the second half.

Substitute Gary Fusco started the fightback, blasting home from 18 yards within 40 seconds of the restart. Then Lithgow saw red for hauling down Derek Carcary in the penalty area and Paul McManus stepped up to draw City level.

David McKenna put Brechin in front for the first time before Agnew's last-gasp free-kick meant Dumbarton snatched a draw.

OfficialDes Roache
Attendance427
VenueGlebe Park
Kick Off
Brechin City 0 - 0 Dumbarton
0:44
Foul on Martin McBride
0:50
Free Kick taken by Alan Lithgow
1:15
Shot taken by Derek Carcary using his left foot
1:25
Save made by Jamie Ewings
1:33
Offside flag raised against Paul McManus
1:34
Free Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
5:05
Offside flag raised against Paul McManus
5:07
Free Kick taken by Alan Lithgow
5:20
Offside flag raised against David McKenna
5:22
Free Kick taken by Alan Lithgow
7:31
Hand Ball taken by Neil Janczyk
7:34
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
8:00
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
8:31
Save made by Craig Nelson
9:08
Offside flag raised against Paul McManus
9:11
Free Kick taken by Martin McNiff
10:46
Shot taken by Scott Agnew with his right foot from the centre penalty area
10:46
Brechin City 0 - 1 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by Scott Agnew with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the top right of the goal.
11:57
Cross from Patrick Walker
12:01
Clearance by Michael Dunlop
12:24
Foul on Kevin Nicoll
12:29
Free Kick taken by Kevin Nicoll
12:50
Corner taken by Scott Agnew with his right foot from the right byline
15:43
Offside flag raised against Derek Carcary
15:44
Free Kick taken by Alan Lithgow from the left wing
18:32
Corner taken by Martin McBride with his right foot from the left byline
19:00
Clearance by David McKenna
19:05
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
19:57
Shot taken by Derek Carcary with his right foot
20:10
Save made by Jamie Ewings
21:22
Shot taken by Paul McManus from the left penalty area
21:31
Save made by Jamie Ewings
21:34
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the left byline
21:45
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
22:09
Shot taken by Mark Gilhaney using his left foot from the left wing
22:34
Save made by Jamie Ewings
23:06
Shot taken by Charlie King using his left foot from the left byline
23:19
Clearance by Patrick Walker
26:36
Cross from Paul McLean
26:46
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
27:14
Foul on Derek Carcary
27:18
Free Kick taken by David McKenna
27:45
Shot taken by James Lyden from the centre penalty area
27:45
Brechin City 0 - 2 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by James Lyden from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
29:19
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk with his right foot from the left byline
29:35
Shot taken by Derek Carcary with his right foot from the centre penalty area
32:05
Shot taken by Kevin Nicoll using his left foot
32:14
Block taken by Derek Carcary
33:09
Substitution for Brechin City: Gary Fusco on for Charlie King
34:11
Shot taken by David McKenna with his right foot from the centre penalty area
34:21
Save made by Jamie Ewings
34:52
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
34:57
Corner taken by Martin McBride with his right foot from the left byline
35:29
Save made by Craig Nelson
36:03
Cross from Neil Janczyk
36:08
Shot taken by Paul McManus with his right foot
36:18
Save made by Jamie Ewings
37:30
Shot taken by Craig Molloy using his left foot
37:44
Save made by Jamie Ewings
39:24
Cross from David McKenna
39:35
Clearance by Mark Gilhaney
40:28
Foul on Neil Janczyk
40:57
BOOKING: Martin McNiff of Dumbarton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
41:00
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
41:32
Shot taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot
42:37
Save made by Craig Nelson
43:29
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty with his right foot
44:18
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
44:39
Clearance by Martin McNiff
45:00+0:06
Offside flag raised against Patrick Walker
45:00+0:08
Free Kick taken by Craig Nelson
Half Time
Brechin City 0 - 2 Dumbarton
45:01
Substitution for Brechin City: David McClune on for Scot Buist
Second Half Started
Brechin City 0 - 2 Dumbarton
45:40
Corner taken by Craig Molloy using his left foot from the right byline
46:22
Shot taken by Gary Fusco with his right foot from the centre penalty area
46:22
Brechin City 1 - 2 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by Gary Fusco with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the top right of the goal.
49:26
Shot taken by Patrick Walker using his left foot
49:36
Save made by Jamie Ewings
50:48
Foul on Derek Carcary
50:58
DISMISSAL: Alan Lithgow of Dumbarton sent off for serious foul play
51:59
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Paul McManus and scored with his right foot to the bottom left
51:59
Brechin City 2 - 2 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by Paul McManus with his right foot from the penalty spot to the bottom left of the goal.
53:01
Substitution for Dumbarton: Paul Nugent on for Bryan Prunty
53:53
Foul on Paul McManus
54:02
Free Kick taken by Derek Carcary from the right wing
54:42
Shot taken by David McKenna using his left foot from the centre penalty area
55:17
Shot taken by David McKenna with his right foot from the left penalty area
55:17
Brechin City 3 - 2 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by David McKenna with his right foot from the left penalty area to the top right of the goal.
58:10
Cross from James Lyden
58:14
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
58:53
Offside flag raised against Gary Fusco
58:54
Free Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
60:40
Cross from Neil Janczyk
60:42
Block taken by Paul Nugent
62:17
Shot taken by Paul Nugent using his left foot
62:25
Block taken by Gerard McLauchlan
62:41
Foul on Patrick Walker
62:54
Free Kick taken by Martin McBride from the left byline
63:10
Cross from Martin McBride
63:12
Clearance by Paul McLean
63:30
Foul on Derek Carcary
63:35
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
65:17
Shot taken by Craig Molloy with his right foot from the centre penalty area
65:20
Block taken by Martin McNiff
65:27
Corner taken by Derek Carcary using his left foot from the left byline short of the target
66:23
Cross from Neil Janczyk
69:25
Cross from James Lyden
69:28
Clearance by Gerard McLauchlan
70:52
Cross from James Lyden
71:00
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
71:32
Substitution for Brechin City: Graham Weir on for Paul McManus
72:46
Substitution for Dumbarton: Kieran Brannan on for Martin McBride
73:52
Foul on Mark Gilhaney
73:58
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the left wing
74:35
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
74:40
Clearance by Gerard McLauchlan
75:38
Foul on Craig Molloy
75:43
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
76:03
Cross from Graham Weir
76:05
Clearance by Martin McNiff
76:15
Offside flag raised against Derek Carcary
76:16
Free Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
76:43
Offside flag raised against Derek Carcary
76:45
Free Kick taken by Paul Nugent
76:50
Shot taken by Paul Nugent with his right foot
77:50
Foul on Kieran Brannan
78:00
Free Kick taken by James Lyden
79:54
Cross from Mark Gilhaney
80:01
Substitution for Dumbarton: David Winters on for Patrick Walker
80:42
Shot taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot
81:33
Foul on Craig Molloy
81:38
Free Kick taken by Michael Dunlop
81:49
Shot taken by James Creaney with his right foot
81:57
Block taken by Neil Janczyk
83:32
Shot taken by Paul Nugent using his left foot
83:42
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
86:10
Cross from Gary Fusco
87:25
BOOKING: Michael Dunlop of Brechin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
87:28
Foul on Kevin Nicoll
87:42
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
88:03
Shot taken by Scott Agnew with his right foot
88:03
Brechin City 3 - 3 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by Scott Agnew with his right foot to the top right of the goal.
Full Time
Brechin City 3 - 3 Dumbarton
Result
Brechin City 3 - 3 Dumbarton

Brechin City

vs

Dumbarton

3
Goals
3
1
Assists
2
13
Shots
13
10
On Target
6
3
Off Target
7
7
Crosses
8
5
Corners
4
20
Throw Ins
20
3
Saves
8
5
Clearances
5
2
Goal Kicks
2
3
Blocks
2
7
Free Kicks
15
8
Offside
1
1
Hand Balls
0
1
Penalties
0
1
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
1

Brechin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Craig Nelson
02.Paul McLean
03.Michael Dunlop (88+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Gerard McLauchlan
05.Scot Buist 45+0' Tactical
06.Neil Janczyk
07.Craig Molloy
08.Charlie King 34+0' Injury
09.Derek Carcary
10.Paul McManus 72+0' Tactical
11.David McKenna

Substitutes

12.David Scott
13.David McClune 45+0' Tactical
14.Garry Brady
15.Gary Fusco 34+0' Injury
16.Graham Weir 72+0' Tactical

Dumbarton

Formation: 4-4-2

19.Jamie Ewings
02.James Lyden
03.James Creaney
04.Alan Lithgow (51+0: Serious Foul Play)
05.Martin McBride 73+0' Tactical
06.Martin McNiff (41+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.Kevin Nicoll
08.Kevin Nicoll
09.Scott Agnew
10.Scott Agnew
11.Mark Gilhaney

Substitutes

12.Bryan Prunty 54+0' Tactical
13.Patrick Walker 81+0' Tactical
14.Ross Meldum
15.David Winters 81+0' Tactical
16.Paul Nugent 54+0' Tactical
17.David Winters
18.Ryan Metcalf
19.Kieran Brannan 73+0' Tactical

Brechin look to pile misery on Sons

Brechin striker Graham Weir is a fitness doubt ahead of the meeting with Dumbarton at Glebe Park as he struggles with a thigh strain.

Fellow frontman Jim Lister, meanwhile, has been ruled out following hernia surgery.

Brechin boss Jim Weir is looking at things positively despite his men losing to Cowdenbeath last weekend.

Weir said: "If we can take the three points from this game we will be better off points-wise than we were at the same stage last season, so there is no point in being downbeat after one defeat.

"We played well at Central Park but need to tighten things up a bit at the back. If we do that I am sure we will do well in this game."

Midfielder Martin McBride returns from suspension for Dumbarton.

Boss Alan Adamson is hoping McBride can plug the gaps in his midfield that were exploited by Stirling in a game the Sons lost 5-1.

Adamson said: "We were drawing at half-time and then had a collapse at the start of the second half which no-one saw coming. We will be looking to bounce back and having Martin available will hopefully stiffen up the midfield that got overrun during that time."

Despite propping up the Second Division table after just two games, Adamson is being resolute and said: "There is no need to panic and we will start bouncing back up the way soon."

Summer recruit Ryan Borris remains out with a groin injury.

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Up Cowdenbeath 3 6 7
2 Down Stirling Albion 3 5 7
3 Arbroath 3 5 6
4 Up Stenhousemuir 3 1 6
5 Up Brechin City 3 0 4
6 Up Albion Rovers 3 -3 4
7 Down East Fife 3 -2 3
8 Down Airdrieonians 3 -3 3
9 Forfar Athletic 3 -2 1
10 Dumbarton 3 -7 1

Updated 20/08/2011 at 16:58

 

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