Forfar Athletic 0 - 0 Brechin City

Saturday 5th November 2011

Forfar held by Brechin

Forfar continued their winless streak as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Brechin at Station Park.

Athletic are now without a win in their last six games and it was the away side that came closest to taking all three points in this hard-fought fixture.

Neil Janczyk whipped in an inviting free kick on 26 minutes which was met by Brechin striker James Lister's header from 12 yards out, forcing a brilliant save from Greg Paterson.

Forfar's best opportunity fell to Greg Ross, but his 31st-minute header was well saved by Craig Nelson following Martyn Fotheringham's cross.

Paul McManus' 25-yard effort also drew a good save from Paterson on 58 minutes but neither side could find a winner.

OfficialJohn McKendrick
Attendance661
VenueStation Park
Kick Off
Forfar Athletic 0 - 0 Brechin City
1:03
Offside flag raised against James Lister
1:05
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
2:26
Shot taken by Christopher Hegarty with his right foot
2:40
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
3:46
Corner taken by Iain Campbell using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
6:35
Foul on Neil Janczyk
6:42
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
7:09
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
7:44
Foul on Christopher Templeman
7:58
Free Kick taken by Christopher Hegarty from the right wing
11:00
Corner taken by Martyn Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline
11:33
Save made by Craig Nelson
13:29
Cross from Iain Campbell
13:36
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
14:19
Cross from James Lister
14:21
Clearance by James Bishop
14:40
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
15:13
Cross from Nicky Low
16:22
Foul on Martyn Fotheringham
16:30
Free Kick taken by Martyn Fotheringham from the right wing
17:28
Cross from Nicky Low
17:31
Save made by Craig Nelson
17:56
Cross from Nicky Low
18:02
Clearance by Scott Smith
20:14
Cross from Christopher Hegarty
23:16
Cross from Martyn Fotheringham
23:19
Shot taken by Ross Campbell from the centre penalty area
23:34
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
23:50
Cross from Gary Fusco
23:54
Shot taken by Gary Fusco from the centre penalty area
24:03
Save made by Greg Paterson
25:10
Foul on James Lister
25:17
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
25:27
Cross from Neil Janczyk
25:30
Shot taken by James Lister from the centre penalty area
25:41
Save made by Greg Paterson
25:48
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk with his right foot from the left byline
25:58
Clearance by Joseph Shaughnessy
26:19
Hand Ball taken by Gary Fusco
26:23
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
27:18
Foul on Nicky Low
27:29
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
27:58
Shot taken by Paul McManus using his left foot
28:19
Save made by Greg Paterson
29:11
Cross from Scott Smith
29:21
Clearance by Christopher Hegarty
29:24
Corner taken by Michael Dunlop using his left foot from the left byline to the far post
29:36
Clearance by James Bishop
30:01
Cross from Martyn Fotheringham
30:07
Shot taken by Greg Ross from the centre penalty area
30:17
Save made by Craig Nelson
30:25
Shot taken by Iain Campbell with his right foot
30:39
Save made by Craig Nelson
30:49
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
30:59
Foul on James Lister
31:06
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
31:14
Cross from Neil Janczyk
31:17
Clearance by Iain Campbell
31:26
Cross from Nicky Low
31:29
Clearance by Craig Molloy
32:09
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
32:32
Save made by Greg Paterson
33:39
Corner taken by Iain Campbell using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
34:08
Clearance by Scott Smith
34:22
Cross from Nicky Low
34:31
Clearance by Michael Dunlop
35:41
Corner taken by Martyn Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
36:07
Clearance by Scot Buist
36:16
Corner taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
37:44
Foul on Scott Smith
37:56
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
38:07
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
38:50
Foul on Charlie King
39:00
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
39:06
Cross from Neil Janczyk
39:16
Offside flag raised against Paul McManus
39:17
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
39:50
Cross from Charlie King
39:58
Clearance by Iain Campbell
41:09
Cross from Christopher Hegarty
41:18
Cross from Ross Campbell
42:17
Foul on James Bishop
42:28
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
43:20
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman using his left foot
43:30
Save made by Craig Nelson
Half Time
Forfar Athletic 0 - 0 Brechin City
Second Half Started
Forfar Athletic 0 - 0 Brechin City
46:03
Cross from Christopher Hegarty
46:09
Save made by Craig Nelson
46:26
Shot taken by Neil Janczyk with his right foot
46:42
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
47:44
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
48:36
Cross from Paul McManus
48:44
Clearance by James Bishop
48:50
Corner taken by Charlie King with his right foot from the right byline
49:04
Clearance by Iain Campbell
49:07
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the right byline
49:30
Shot taken by Greg Ross from the centre penalty area
49:43
Save made by Greg Paterson
49:52
Foul on Michael Dunlop
49:59
Free Kick taken by Craig Nelson
51:46
Cross from Christopher Hegarty
51:50
Save made by Craig Nelson
53:45
Foul on Kevin Byers
53:52
Free Kick taken by Martyn Fotheringham from the right wing
54:08
Cross from Martyn Fotheringham
54:15
Clearance by Craig Nelson
54:22
Cross from Martyn Fotheringham
55:05
Cross from Iain Campbell
55:08
Clearance by Scott Smith
55:29
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman with his right foot
55:45
Clearance by Gary Fusco
55:50
Corner taken by Iain Campbell using his left foot from the left byline
56:07
Clearance by Paul McManus
57:02
Shot taken by Paul McManus with his right foot
57:15
Save made by Greg Paterson
58:56
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
59:06
Substitution for Brechin City: David McClune on for Charlie King
59:40
Hand Ball taken by James Bishop
59:44
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
60:14
Cross from Neil Janczyk
60:17
Clearance by Joseph Shaughnessy
61:25
Offside flag raised against Martyn Fotheringham
61:27
Free Kick taken by Craig Nelson
63:20
Cross from Iain Campbell
63:24
Clearance by Scot Buist
65:28
Foul on James Lister
65:37
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
65:42
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Graham Gibson on for Ross Campbell
66:47
Offside flag raised against James Lister
66:50
Free Kick taken by Christopher Hegarty
67:14
Corner taken by Iain Campbell using his left foot from the right byline
67:45
Shot taken by Graham Gibson from the centre penalty area
67:59
Cross from Paul McManus
68:05
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
72:24
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Kevin Motion on for Nicky Low
73:24
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
77:03
Foul on Scot Buist
77:08
Free Kick taken by Craig Nelson
77:36
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Craig Wilson on for Kevin Byers
78:18
Cross from Iain Campbell
78:21
Clearance by Michael Dunlop
79:25
Foul on Craig Molloy
79:36
Free Kick taken by Paul McLean
80:53
Foul on James Lister
81:01
Free Kick taken by Craig Molloy
82:17
Shot taken by Greg Ross with his right foot
82:27
Clearance by Gary Fusco
82:32
Corner taken by Christopher Templeman using his left foot from the right byline
82:47
Shot taken by James Bishop with his right foot from the centre penalty area
83:06
Substitution for Brechin City: Graham Weir on for Paul McManus
83:44
Foul on Craig Molloy
83:50
Free Kick taken by Craig Molloy
86:11
Shot taken by Scot Buist with his right foot
87:01
Offside flag raised against James Lister
87:03
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
90:00+0:53
Substitution for Brechin City: Garry Brady on for Craig Molloy
90:00+1:55
Shot taken by Gary Fusco with his right foot
Full Time
Forfar Athletic 0 - 0 Brechin City
Result
Forfar Athletic 0 - 0 Brechin City

Forfar Athletic

vs

Brechin City

0
Goals
0
10
Shots
7
4
On Target
4
6
Off Target
3
18
Crosses
10
8
Corners
5
40
Throw Ins
19
6
Saves
7
9
Clearances
12
6
Goal Kicks
6
10
Free Kicks
13
1
Offside
4
1
Hand Balls
1

Forfar Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Greg Paterson
02.Christopher Hegarty
03.Iain Campbell
04.James Bishop
05.Joseph Shaughnessy
06.Kevin Byers 78+0' Tactical
07.Martyn Fotheringham
08.Greg Ross
09.Nicky Low 73+0' Tactical
10.Christopher Templeman
11.Ross Campbell 66+0' Injury

Substitutes

12.Adam McHugh
13.Craig Wilson 78+0' Tactical
14.Michael Bolochoweckyj
15.Kevin Motion 73+0' Tactical
16.Michael Bolocheweckyj
17.Graham Gibson 66+0' Injury

Brechin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Craig Nelson
02.Paul McLean
03.Scott Smith
04.Scot Buist
05.Michael Dunlop
06.Neil Janczyk
07.Craig Molloy 90+1' Tactical
08.Gary Fusco
09.Charlie King 60+0' Tactical
10.Paul McManus 84+0' Tactical
11.James Lister

Substitutes

12.David Scott
13.David McClune 60+0' Tactical
14.Garry Brady 90+1' Tactical
15.David McKenna
16.Graham Weir 84+0' Tactical

Loons hopeful over duo

Forfar manager Dick Campbell is hopeful that defender Mark McCulloch and on-loan Aberdeen midfielder Nicky Low will be passed fit to face Angus neighbours Brechin.

The Loons are looking for their first victory in six games and their resources have been stretched thin in recent weeks.

Jordan Brown has been ruled out for the season and Stevie Crawford joined Falkirk this week.

New assistant manager Ian Campbell is determined that his squad put on a show despite their depleted numbers.

Campbell said: "This is a really big game and Brechin will be coming into it after a good win over Cowdenbeath, but I have told our players that this game will be more about what we do than what Brechin do."

Brechin could spring a surprise by including Derek Carcary in their line-up.

The winger has not featured since the corresponding fixture back in September.

He has recently undergone knee surgery but returned to training this week, and boss Jim Weir is tempted to include him.

"Derek looked really good and he may just be the player to give us more of a spark up-front than we have had recently," he said.

"The last time we played Forfar we did not do ourselves justice and deserved to get beaten, but this time I am looking for us to put on a much better display and build on our success against Cowdenbeath last week."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 12 15 26
2 Arbroath 12 12 26
3 Stenhousemuir 12 6 21
4 East Fife 12 -5 16
5 Up Brechin City 12 -1 14
6 Down Dumbarton 12 -5 14
7 Up Albion Rovers 12 -5 14
8 Up Forfar Athletic 12 -5 12
9 Down Airdrieonians 12 -6 12
10 Down Stirling Albion 12 -6 12

Updated 5/11/2011 at 18:44

 

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