Brechin City 2 - 3 Arbroath

Saturday 24th September 2011
S Buist (29)
P McManus (pen 82)
L Sibanda (36)
S Doris (pen 78)
G Swankie (88)

Swankie finish settles thriller

Arbroath remain top of the Irn-Bru Scottish Second Division following a 3-2 victory at Brechin, their fifth-straight league victory.

The away side fell behind on 29 minutes after defender Scott Buist struck Neil Janczyk's corner into the back of the net before substitute Lee Sibanda's header from Mark Baxter's cross levelled the scores.

Paul Sheerin's men then seized the advantage from the penalty spot with 12 minutes remaining thanks to Steven Doris' confident penalty kick after Brechin midfielder Gary Fusco had upended Sibanda.

Brechin were then themselves awarded a penalty just four minutes later when Stuart Malcolm fouled Janczyk in the area, leaving substitute Paul McManus to equalise from the penalty spot.

A curling right-footed effort from Gavin Swankie earned all three points for Arbroath two minutes before full-time, a great effort from just outside the area settling an action-packed fixture.

OfficialGary Hilland
Attendance911
VenueGlebe Park
Kick Off
Brechin City 0 - 0 Arbroath
0:48
Foul on Gavin Swankie
1:01
Free Kick taken by Keith Gibson
1:32
Foul on Gavin Swankie
1:38
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin from the right wing
1:50
Cross from Paul Sheerin
2:07
Save made by Craig Nelson
2:15
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the right byline going out of play
3:22
Foul on Neil Janczyk
3:26
Free Kick taken by Michael Dunlop
4:12
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the right byline
4:35
Clearance by Kieran McAnespie
4:57
Foul on James Lister
5:02
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk from the left wing
5:21
Cross from Neil Janczyk
5:25
Clearance by Beau Busch
5:42
Cross from Scot Buist
5:50
Shot taken by James Lister from the left penalty area
6:05
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
6:18
Foul on Gavin Swankie
6:33
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr from the left wing
6:36
BOOKING: Scot Buist of Brechin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
7:18
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
9:27
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline
9:50
Clearance by Craig Nelson
10:04
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
12:06
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the right byline
12:43
Clearance by Steven Doris
12:49
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk with his right foot from the left byline
13:16
Clearance by Beau Busch
17:02
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot
19:51
Foul on Steven Doris
19:59
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr
20:13
Cross from Brian Kerr
20:20
Clearance by Paul McLean
20:35
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
21:23
Shot taken by James Lister from the left penalty area
22:41
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
23:35
Foul on David Crawford
23:40
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
24:04
Shot taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot
25:07
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline
25:54
Foul on Craig Nelson
26:03
Free Kick taken by Craig Nelson
27:50
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the right byline
28:32
Clearance by Beau Busch
28:36
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the right byline
28:50
Shot taken by Scot Buist with his right foot from the left penalty area
28:50
Brechin City 1 - 0 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Scot Buist with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
31:53
Substitution for Arbroath: Lee Sibanda on for Paul Sheerin
33:56
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the right byline
34:30
Clearance by Steven Doris
34:45
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
35:30
Shot taken by Lee Sibanda from the left penalty area
35:30
Brechin City 1 - 1 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Lee Sibanda from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
37:20
Foul on Scott Smith
37:28
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk from the left wing
37:52
Cross from Neil Janczyk
37:54
Clearance by Keith Gibson
39:14
Shot taken by David McKenna with his right foot from the left penalty area
39:43
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
41:16
Foul on Lee Sibanda
41:26
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
41:41
Cross from Kieran McAnespie
41:45
Clearance by Michael Dunlop
41:58
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham using his left foot
42:34
Corner taken by David McKenna with his right foot from the left byline
43:03
Save made by Darren Hill
43:37
Foul on Graham Weir
43:45
BOOKING: Kieran McAnespie of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
44:03
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk from the right wing
44:11
Cross from Neil Janczyk
44:16
Clearance by Joshua Falkingham
44:43
Shot taken by Graham Weir with his right foot
Half Time
Brechin City 1 - 1 Arbroath
Second Half Started
Brechin City 1 - 1 Arbroath
46:51
Foul on Steven Doris
46:57
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
49:29
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the left byline
49:55
Clearance by Brian Kerr
55:27
Foul on James Lister
55:35
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
55:52
Cross from Neil Janczyk
55:53
Clearance by Mark Baxter
57:00
Foul on Scott Smith
57:04
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
59:51
Foul on Gavin Swankie
59:55
Free Kick taken by Kieran McAnespie
60:28
Cross from Kieran McAnespie
60:37
Clearance by Gary Fusco
60:43
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left byline
61:21
Clearance by Scott Smith
61:28
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie with his right foot from the right byline
61:52
Clearance by Michael Dunlop
62:08
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left byline
62:28
Clearance by Scot Buist
64:12
Offside flag raised against Gavin Swankie
64:16
Free Kick taken by Michael Dunlop
66:44
Foul on James Lister
66:52
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
67:11
Cross from Neil Janczyk
67:19
Shot taken by James Lister from the left penalty area
67:41
Save made by Darren Hill
69:41
Substitution for Arbroath: Pedram Ardallany on for Keith Gibson
71:00
Hand Ball taken by Gavin Swankie
71:12
Free Kick taken by Craig Nelson
71:50
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the right byline
72:25
Clearance by Pedram Ardallany
76:29
Foul on Lee Sibanda
77:21
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Steven Doris and scored with his right foot to the top right
77:21
Brechin City 1 - 2 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Steven Doris with his right foot from the penalty spot to the top right of the goal.
78:53
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the left byline
79:08
Substitution for Brechin City: Bryan Hodge on for David McKenna
79:35
Substitution for Brechin City: Paul McManus on for Graham Weir
80:37
Foul on Neil Janczyk
81:35
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Paul McManus and scored with his right foot to the bottom left
81:35
Brechin City 2 - 2 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Paul McManus with his right foot from the penalty spot to the bottom left of the goal.
82:36
Foul on Darren Hill
82:44
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
82:56
Foul on Paul McManus
83:02
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
83:30
Foul on Stuart Malcolm
83:34
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
84:36
BOOKING: Stuart Malcolm of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
86:19
Foul on Gary Fusco
86:28
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
86:37
Cross from Neil Janczyk
86:39
Clearance by Stuart Malcolm
87:12
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left penalty area
87:12
Brechin City 2 - 3 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left penalty area to the top right of the goal.
88:33
Substitution for Arbroath: Kevin Brown on for Kieran McAnespie
Full Time
Brechin City 2 - 3 Arbroath

Brechin City

vs

Arbroath

2
Goals
3
0
Assists
2
7
Shots
4
2
On Target
2
5
Off Target
2
7
Crosses
4
11
Corners
6
24
Throw Ins
14
1
Saves
2
7
Clearances
12
1
Goal Kicks
5
13
Free Kicks
9
0
Offside
1
1
Penalties
1
0
Hand Balls
1
1
Yellow Cards
2

Brechin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Craig Nelson
02.Paul McLean
03.Scott Smith
04.Scot Buist (7+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Michael Dunlop
06.David Crawford
07.Gary Fusco
08.Neil Janczyk
09.David McKenna 80+0' Tactical
10.James Lister
11.Graham Weir 80+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.David Scott
13.Garry Brady
14.Bryan Hodge 80+0' Tactical
15.Charlie King
16.Paul McManus 80+0' Tactical

Arbroath

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Darren Hill
02.Kieran McAnespie (44+0: Unsporting behaviour) 89+0' Tactical
03.Stuart Malcolm (85+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Beau Busch
05.Mark Baxter
06.Mark Baxter
07.Joshua Falkingham
08.Brian Kerr
09.Keith Gibson 70+0' Tactical
10.Paul Sheerin 32+0' Injury
11.Steven Doris

Substitutes

12.Gavin Swankie
13.Michael White
14.Graham Girvan
15.Graham Girvan
16.Lee Sibanda 32+0' Injury
17.Pedram Ardallany 70+0' Tactical
18.Kevin Brown 89+0' Tactical

Carcary missing again

Brechin will again be without Derek Carcary for their derby clash with Arbroath.

The winger was set to return to the fold following suspension but has now sustained a hamstring injury and, subsequently, will miss out once again.

Defender Gerry McLachlan and midfielder Craig Molloy will also be unavailable to manager Jim Weir as the Glebe Park men chase their second home win of the season.

Weir said: "We lost our last derby match at home to Forfar so we need to do better in this one. We have been slow to get going recently and then playing well to get back into games.

"It is time for us to live up to the expectations we had for the squad at the start of the season and start turning in 90-minute performances that bring wins."

Arbroath frontman Jordan Elfverson is available for the first time in five weeks.

Elfverson has endured a long spell on the sidelines due to an ankle injury but, despite being back to fitness, may have to settle for a place on the bench due to the form of Gavin Swankie and Steven Doris.

Manager Paul Sheerin has no injury or suspension worries and is looking forward to the encounter.

He said: "It is the first of eight local derbies for us this season and this one will have a bit of an extra edge as Jim Weir was the manager here before moving to Brechin.

"It will be a real test for us as they are a well-established side that usually compete at the top end of the table."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Arbroath 7 11 18
2 Cowdenbeath 7 10 16
3 Stenhousemuir 7 4 14
4 Forfar Athletic 7 0 10
5 Stirling Albion 7 1 9
6 Brechin City 7 -1 8
7 Airdrieonians 7 -2 7
8 Up Dumbarton 7 -4 7
9 Down Albion Rovers 7 -9 5
10 East Fife 7 -10 4

Updated 24/09/2011 at 17:00

 
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