Brechin City 0 - 2 East Fife

Saturday 26th November 2011
R Linn (1)
R Ogleby (22)

Fifers end travel sickness

East Fife picked up their first away win of the season in the Division Two with a 2-0 win over Brechin.

Fife were ahead after just 27 seconds when a left-footed strike from Robert Linn found its way into the bottom corner.

They continued to press forward, with shots from Matthew Park and Robert Ogleby testing Craig Nelson in the Brechin goal.

Ogleby then beat Nelson after 22 minutes when he slotted home from 12 yards to double Fife's lead.

After half-time, Brechin created their best chance of the game when James Lister's 48th-minute shot was saved by Mark Ridgers.

Michael Dunlop also went close for Brechin after 77 minutes but saw his shot go over the bar, allowing Fife to keep their first clean sheet for 11 games.

OfficialCraig Charleston
Attendance503
VenueGlebe Park
Kick Off
Brechin City 0 - 0 East Fife
0:27
Shot taken by Robert Linn using his left foot from the centre penalty area
0:27
Brechin City 0 - 1 East Fife
GOAL scored by Robert Linn using his left foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
1:55
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot
2:06
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
3:15
Offside flag raised against James Lister
3:21
Free Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
3:44
Cross from David McKenna
3:49
Clearance by Steven Campbell
4:19
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
5:44
Cross from Darren Smith
5:48
Clearance by Michael Dunlop
6:23
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
7:13
Shot taken by Matthew Park with his right foot from the centre penalty area
7:31
Save made by Craig Nelson
11:07
Cross from Scott Durie
11:12
Block taken by Craig Molloy
12:28
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot from the centre penalty area
13:17
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
13:19
Shot taken by Robert Ogleby with his right foot
13:33
Block taken by Scot Buist
14:21
Cross from Gary Fusco
14:30
Corner taken by Garry Brady with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
14:33
Clearance by Matthew Park
15:56
Corner taken by Charlie King with his right foot from the right byline
16:10
Clearance by Andrew Cook
16:19
Shot taken by David McKenna from the centre penalty area
16:33
Save made by Mark Ridgers
16:45
Foul on Ryan Wallace
16:55
Free Kick taken by Darren Smith
17:49
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
18:20
Cross from David McKenna
18:24
Clearance by David White
18:39
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
19:20
Foul on Robert Linn
19:32
Free Kick taken by Robert Linn
20:33
Cross from David McClune
20:42
Save made by Mark Ridgers
21:45
Shot taken by Robert Ogleby with his right foot from the right penalty area
21:45
Brechin City 0 - 2 East Fife
GOAL scored by Robert Ogleby with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
23:57
Cross from James Lister
24:00
Clearance by David White
25:53
Foul on David Muir
25:55
BOOKING: David McKenna of Brechin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
26:12
Free Kick taken by David White
28:35
Substitution for Brechin City: Scott Smith on for David McClune
30:46
Cross from Ryan Wallace
30:51
Clearance by Scot Buist
33:20
Foul on Scott Durie
33:22
Free Kick taken by Scott Durie from the right wing
34:11
Cross from Robert Ogleby
34:30
Corner taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
35:30
Cross from David Crawford
35:37
Save made by Mark Ridgers
35:51
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot
36:02
Block taken by Michael Dunlop
36:34
Corner taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
36:58
Clearance by Paul McLean
38:33
Shot taken by Craig Molloy using his left foot
38:46
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
39:59
Cross from James Lister
40:10
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
41:51
Foul on James Lister
42:01
Free Kick taken by Scott Smith
42:23
Corner taken by Scott Smith using his left foot from the right byline going out of play
44:23
Foul on James Lister
44:30
Free Kick taken by Scott Smith
44:50
Shot taken by Scott Smith using his left foot
44:59
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
Half Time
Brechin City 0 - 2 East Fife
Second Half Started
Brechin City 0 - 2 East Fife
45:48
Shot taken by Robert Ogleby with his right foot from the centre penalty area
46:04
Save made by Craig Nelson
46:33
Shot taken by Robert Ogleby with his right foot from the right penalty area
46:53
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
47:51
Corner taken by Scott Smith using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
48:15
Shot taken by James Lister using his left foot from the left six yard line
48:50
Save made by Mark Ridgers
49:09
Cross from Scott Smith
49:15
Block taken by Scott Durie
50:45
Cross from Scott Smith
50:52
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
51:59
Cross from David Crawford
52:02
Clearance by David White
52:05
Corner taken by Scott Smith using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
54:06
Foul on Ryan Wallace
54:26
Free Kick taken by Robert Linn from the left wing
54:28
BOOKING: Paul McLean of Brechin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
54:58
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the right byline
55:51
Corner taken by Charlie King with his right foot from the left byline
56:10
Shot taken by Robert Ogleby from the centre penalty area
58:37
Cross from Robert Ogleby
58:42
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
59:05
Cross from Matthew Park
59:09
Clearance by Scott Smith
61:10
Cross from Matthew Park
61:14
Clearance by Scott Smith
61:25
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
63:04
Foul on Charlie King
63:12
Free Kick taken by Charlie King
63:34
Shot taken by Charlie King with his right foot
63:41
Save made by Mark Ridgers
65:57
Cross from Craig Molloy
66:12
Save made by Mark Ridgers
67:38
Shot taken by Matthew Park using his left foot from the left penalty area
68:05
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
68:09
Offside flag raised against Charlie King
68:11
Free Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
69:01
Foul on Ryan Wallace
69:05
Free Kick taken by Darren Smith from the right wing
69:44
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
70:27
Shot taken by Charlie King from the centre penalty area
70:56
Cross from Scott Smith
70:59
Clearance by Matthew Park
71:04
Corner taken by Scott Smith using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
71:28
Save made by Mark Ridgers
71:46
Substitution for Brechin City: Derek Carcary on for David McKenna
72:52
Foul on Paul McLean
72:56
Free Kick taken by Scott Smith
72:58
BOOKING: Matthew Park of East Fife given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
75:39
Cross from Steven Campbell
75:48
Shot taken by Matthew Park from the centre penalty area
76:17
Cross from Derek Carcary
76:21
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
76:57
Foul on James Lister
77:03
Free Kick taken by Scott Smith
77:29
Corner taken by Scott Smith using his left foot from the right byline
78:09
Shot taken by Michael Dunlop with his right foot from the centre penalty area
80:03
Foul on James Lister
80:10
Free Kick taken by Garry Brady
80:39
Corner taken by Scott Smith using his left foot from the right byline
81:03
Save made by Mark Ridgers
81:32
Foul on Robert Linn
81:38
Free Kick taken by Robert Linn
81:40
BOOKING: Michael Dunlop of Brechin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
82:14
Substitution for East Fife: John Ovenstone on for Andrew Cook
83:26
Corner taken by Charlie King with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
85:04
Cross from David Crawford
85:09
Clearance by Scott Durie
86:15
Substitution for East Fife: Steven Hislop on for Robert Ogleby
87:39
Cross from Robert Linn
87:42
Block taken by Michael Dunlop
88:52
Foul on Craig Molloy
88:59
Free Kick taken by Garry Brady
89:45
Foul on Matthew Park
89:48
Free Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
90:00+0:36
Shot taken by Steven Hislop with his right foot from the left penalty area
90:00+0:54
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
90:00+1:55
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
90:00+2:46
Shot taken by Paul McLean with his right foot
90:00+2:59
Goal Kick taken by Mark Ridgers
Full Time
Brechin City 0 - 2 East Fife

Brechin City

vs

East Fife

0
Goals
2
0
Assists
2
8
Shots
13
2
On Target
6
6
Off Target
7
14
Crosses
9
10
Corners
3
21
Throw Ins
22
2
Saves
8
5
Clearances
8
10
Goal Kicks
9
4
Blocks
1
7
Free Kicks
10
2
Offside
0
3
Yellow Cards
1

Brechin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Craig Nelson
02.Paul McLean (55+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Scot Buist
04.Michael Dunlop (82+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.David McClune 29+0' Tactical
06.Garry Brady
07.Craig Molloy
08.Gary Fusco
09.Charlie King
10.David McKenna (26+0: Unsporting behaviour) 72+0' Tactical
11.James Lister

Substitutes

12.David Scott
13.Scott Smith 29+0' Tactical
14.Paul McManus
15.David Crawford
16.Derek Carcary 72+0' Tactical

East Fife

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Mark Ridgers
02.Scott Durie
03.David White
04.Steven Campbell
05.Andrew Cook 83+0' Tactical
06.David Muir
07.Matthew Park (73+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Darren Smith
09.Ryan Wallace
10.Robert Linn
11.Robert Ogleby 87+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Michael Brown
13.John Ovenstone 83+0' Tactical
14.Ross Brown
15.Jack Blaikie
16.Steven Hislop 87+0' Tactical

Hibs pair back for Brechin

Brechin welcome back on-loan Hibernian duo Scott Smith and David Crawford to face East Fife.

Manager Jim Weir, who is without injured defender Gerry McLachlan, is an admirer of the Fifers.

He said: "East Fife are one of the top attacking sides in the Second Division. They excel in the middle to front areas of the pitch and their defenders are not too shabby either.

"We will need to be at our best to contain them and I really respect the way their manager sends them out to attack.

"It will be a difficult game but we won well against Dumbarton last week in the Scottish Cup after a disappointing run of results. That win gives us a good platform to build on in the league."

John Robertson will miss the match, as the East Fife boss has been laid low with flu.

His assistant Gordon Durie will be in charge and the former Rangers, Tottenham Hotspur and Scotland star has had to rule out Scott Dalziel and Craig Johnstone through injury, while Robert Sloan faces a fitness test.

Matthew Park returns after a knock and on-loan Scotland Under-21 goalkeeper Mark Ridgers available again after Hearts did not let him play in the Scottish Cup.

Manager Robertson said: "This is a tough game for us but I am sure the boys will do well. We were really good going forward against East Stirling last weekend and I looking forward to hearing that we were the same at Brechin."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 14 17 30
2 Arbroath 14 13 30
3 Stenhousemuir 14 7 24
4 Up East Fife 14 -6 19
5 Down Dumbarton 14 -2 18
6 Down Albion Rovers 14 -5 17
7 Up Airdrieonians 14 -6 14
8 Down Brechin City 14 -6 14
9 Down Forfar Athletic 13 -5 13
10 Stirling Albion 13 -7 12

Updated 26/11/2011 at 17:11

 

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