Brechin City 2 - 1 Forfar Athletic

Monday 2nd January 2012
P McManus (51, 59)C Templeman (39)

McManus at the double

Paul McManus' second-half brace helped Brechin come from behind to beat Forfar 2-1.

Christopher Templeman netted six minutes before half-time to give the visitors the lead at the break, but McManus turned the game on its head with his eighth and ninth goals of the season.

Forfar, now without a win in 10 league games, led after Templeman headed in Ross Campbell's cross.

But the hosts responded six minutes after the interval when McManus kept his cool to slot home from 12 yards.

And the striker doubled his tally, firing in from the edge of the box just eight minutes later.

James Lister nearly extended Brechin's advantage but his effort came back off a post and the striker came close again before the end, forcing a smart save out of Forfar keeper Greg Paterson.

OfficialFrank McDermott
Attendance776
VenueGlebe Park
Kick Off
Brechin City 0 - 0 Forfar Athletic
1:17
Offside flag raised against Paul McManus
1:18
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
2:31
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
3:48
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
6:59
Foul on Christopher Templeman
7:03
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
8:06
Foul on James Lister
8:11
Free Kick taken by Garry Brady
8:37
Foul on Paul McManus
8:44
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge
8:55
Cross from Bryan Hodge
8:58
Clearance by Joseph Shaughnessy
9:25
Foul on Ross Campbell
9:36
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
10:48
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
12:36
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman using his left foot
12:47
Save made by Craig Nelson
16:44
Foul on Dale Hilson
16:48
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
18:30
Foul on Paul McLean
18:36
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge
18:55
Cross from Bryan Hodge
19:33
Foul on David Mowat
19:38
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
25:39
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right byline
26:13
Corner taken by Garry Brady with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
26:31
Clearance by Iain Campbell
28:36
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
29:37
Offside flag raised against Paul McManus
29:37
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
29:52
Substitution for Brechin City: Gerard McLauchlan on for Scot Buist
33:51
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman with his right foot
34:10
Corner taken by Kevin Motion with his right foot from the right byline
34:24
Clearance by Michael Dunlop
34:32
Clearance by David McClune
35:10
Save made by Craig Nelson
35:53
Foul on Paul McManus
36:03
Free Kick taken by Michael Dunlop
36:21
Corner taken by Garry Brady using his left foot from the left byline
38:11
Cross from Ross Campbell
38:16
Brechin City 0 - 1 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Christopher Templeman from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
40:07
Shot taken by Ross Campbell with his right foot from the centre penalty area
40:18
Save made by Craig Nelson
40:30
Corner taken by Kevin Motion with his right foot from the right byline
40:40
Clearance by Michael Dunlop
41:02
Foul on Kevin Motion
41:09
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
43:58
Foul on Garry Brady
44:06
Free Kick taken by Michael Dunlop
44:37
Cross from Paul McLean
44:39
Shot taken by Paul McManus with his right foot from the centre penalty area
45:00+0:50
Shot taken by Paul McLean with his right foot
Half Time
Brechin City 0 - 1 Forfar Athletic
Second Half Started
Brechin City 0 - 1 Forfar Athletic
45:43
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
46:41
Offside flag raised against Paul McManus
47:43
Shot taken by Bryan Hodge with his right foot
47:58
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
48:48
Foul on Gerard McLauchlan
48:53
Free Kick taken by Garry Brady
49:14
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
49:45
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
50:35
Cross from Bryan Hodge
50:39
Shot taken by Paul McManus with his right foot from the centre penalty area
50:39
Brechin City 1 - 1 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Paul McManus with his right foot going centre high of the goal.
53:45
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
54:29
Foul on James Lister
54:36
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge
54:47
Cross from Bryan Hodge
54:48
Clearance by Ross Campbell
55:23
Foul on Dale Hilson
55:31
BOOKING: Gerard McLauchlan of Brechin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
55:44
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
56:09
Cross from Iain Campbell
56:11
Clearance by Gerard McLauchlan
58:52
Shot taken by Paul McManus with his right foot
58:52
Brechin City 2 - 1 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Paul McManus with his right foot going centre low of the goal.
60:54
Shot taken by James Lister with his right foot from the right penalty area
61:55
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge with his right foot from the right byline
62:25
Foul on Michael Bolochoweckyj
62:31
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
62:57
Offside flag raised against Paul McManus
62:58
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
64:39
Foul on Ross Campbell
64:46
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
65:01
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
67:39
Foul on Greg Ross
67:44
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
71:55
Corner taken by Kevin Motion with his right foot from the right byline
72:11
Clearance by Paul McManus
73:29
Shot taken by Kevin Motion using his left foot
73:42
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Kevin Byers on for Iain Campbell
76:58
Substitution for Brechin City: Graham Weir on for Paul McManus
77:29
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
79:37
Foul on Dale Hilson
79:41
Free Kick taken by Kevin Byers
80:00
Cross from Kevin Byers
80:15
Shot taken by Michael Bolochoweckyj from the right six yard line
80:22
Save made by Craig Nelson
80:30
Offside flag raised against James Lister
80:31
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
81:18
Substitution for Brechin City: Gary Fusco on for David McKenna
84:30
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right byline
85:02
Shot taken by James Lister from the centre penalty area
85:11
Save made by Greg Paterson
86:34
Corner taken by Martyn Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline
88:13
Foul on Greg Paterson
88:17
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
88:53
Corner taken by Ross Campbell with his right foot from the right byline
89:10
Cross from Ross Campbell
90:00+0:12
Shot taken by Kevin Byers with his right foot
90:00+0:34
Save made by Craig Nelson
90:00+1:24
Foul on Craig Molloy
90:00+1:34
Free Kick taken by Paul McLean
90:00+1:59
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
90:00+3:21
Corner taken by Kevin Byers with his right foot from the left byline
90:00+3:36
Clearance by Bryan Hodge
Full Time
Brechin City 2 - 1 Forfar Athletic
Result
Brechin City 2 - 1 Forfar Athletic

Brechin City

vs

Forfar Athletic

2
Goals
1
2
Assists
1
7
Shots
6
3
On Target
4
4
Off Target
2
5
Crosses
4
6
Corners
6
21
Throw Ins
26
5
Saves
1
6
Clearances
3
5
Goal Kicks
5
8
Free Kicks
16
5
Offside
0
1
Yellow Cards
0

Brechin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Craig Nelson
02.Paul McLean
03.Scot Buist 30+0' Injury
04.Michael Dunlop
05.David McClune
06.Garry Brady
07.Craig Molloy
08.Bryan Hodge
09.David McKenna 82+0' Tactical
10.James Lister
11.Paul McManus 77+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.David Scott
13.Gerard McLauchlan (56+0: Unsporting behaviour) 30+0' Injury
14.Gary Fusco 82+0' Tactical
15.Derek Carcary
16.Graham Weir 77+0' Tactical

Forfar Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Greg Paterson
02.Mark McCulloch
03.Joseph Shaughnessy
04.Iain Campbell 74+0' Tactical
05.Greg Ross
06.David Mowat
07.Kevin Motion
08.Michael Bolochoweckyj
09.Michael Bolocheweckyj
10.Ross Campbell
11.Christopher Templeman

Substitutes

12.Dale Hilson
13.Marc McCallum
14.Stephen Tulloch
15.Craig Wilson
16.Martyn Fotheringham
17.Kevin Byers 74+0' Tactical

Weir aims to break derby duck

Brechin manager Jim Weir has ruled out injured pair Gerry McLachlan and Charlie King as he looks to secure his first ever Angus derby success over Forfar.

City welcome back Gary Fusco after work commitments however they have seen on-loan Scott Smith return to Hibs, although Easter Road team-mate David Crawford could return to Glebe Park on another temporary deal if a new agreement can be arranged in time for kick-off.

Weir said: "I have yet to win a derby as manager of Brechin and it would be great to put that right against Forfar and keep our recent run of good results going but I know how tough it will be.

"Forfar will be desperate to start climbing the table."

Forfar are hopeful of securing goalkeeper Marc McCallum and midfielder Dale Hilson on loan from Dundee United ahead of the short trip to Glebe Park as they look for their first win in 10 games.

On-loan Aberdeen goalkeeper Jamie Langfield has returned to Pittodrie and midfielder Chris Hegarty misses out due to suspension to reduce manager Dick Campbell's options

Campbell said: "We really need to stop losing bad goals as we cannot fall much further in the table. I do however remain confident that we have the potential here to turn things around by going on a run of wins.

"We won at Brechin earlier in the season and a repeat of that success would be an excellent start to 2012."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 18 23 38
2 Arbroath 17 12 32
3 Stenhousemuir 18 5 28
4 Airdrieonians 19 -2 24
5 Up Brechin City 18 -3 24
6 Up Dumbarton 17 -3 22
7 Down Albion Rovers 18 -5 21
8 East Fife 16 -12 19
9 Up Stirling Albion 15 -8 15
10 Down Forfar Athletic 16 -7 14

Updated 2/01/2012 at 17:05

 

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