Dumbarton 1 - 0 Brechin City

Saturday 14th January 2012
B Prunty (89)

Prunty puts Sons beyond Brechin

Bryan Prunty's late strike handed Dumbarton a 1-0 victory which saw them leapfrog Brechin in the table.

The striker pounced to ram home the rebound from Scott Agnew's saved penalty with just a minute left to play.

Striker Paul McManus went close for the visitors inside the opening 10 minutes but his powerful right-footed effort struck a post.

The Sons responded positively to give themselves a foothold in the game, with Agnew narrowly firing over from 25 yards.

There was still time before the break for Ally Graham to hit the crossbar with a shot from the edge of the box.

It looked to be heading for a draw until Bryan Hodge brought down Agnew in the box and, although Craig Nelson palmed away the midfielder's spot-kick, Prunty was on hand to rifle in the winner from 12 yards.

OfficialSteve Conroy
Attendance572
VenueStrathclyde Homes Stadium
Kick Off
Dumbarton 0 - 0 Brechin City
0:11
Shot taken by Paul McManus with his right foot
0:25
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
1:50
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
4:02
Foul on James Creaney
4:08
Free Kick taken by James Creaney
5:07
Foul on David McKenna
5:17
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge
5:39
Cross from Bryan Hodge
5:40
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
5:44
Corner taken by Garry Brady with his right foot from the left byline
6:03
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
9:30
Shot taken by Paul McManus with his right foot from the centre penalty area
9:48
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
11:30
BOOKING: Gerard McLauchlan of Brechin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
12:25
Offside flag raised against Paul McManus
12:27
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
17:10
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left byline
17:27
Save made by Craig Nelson
17:53
Foul on David McClune
17:57
Free Kick taken by David McClune
18:49
Shot taken by David Crawford with his right foot from the centre penalty area
19:05
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
19:36
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
20:26
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
21:16
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
21:32
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
22:13
Offside flag raised against Ally Graham
22:14
Free Kick taken by Gerard McLauchlan
23:11
Foul on Michael Dunlop
23:16
Free Kick taken by David McClune
23:55
Foul on Ally Graham
24:02
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
25:01
Shot taken by Garry Brady with his right foot
25:14
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
27:14
Substitution for Brechin City: Ewan Moyes on for Gerard McLauchlan
30:47
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
31:24
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
31:53
Shot taken by Ally Graham with his right foot
32:07
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
33:28
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
35:53
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
36:58
Shot taken by David Crawford with his right foot from the centre penalty area
37:10
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
37:15
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right byline
37:32
Clearance by James Creaney
38:05
Shot taken by Paul McManus from the centre penalty area
38:19
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
38:58
Offside flag raised against David Crawford
39:00
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
40:07
Foul on Mark Gilhaney
40:11
Free Kick taken by Alan Lithgow
42:48
Shot taken by Ally Graham with his right foot from the right penalty area
43:12
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
Half Time
Dumbarton 0 - 0 Brechin City
Second Half Started
Dumbarton 0 - 0 Brechin City
46:04
Shot taken by Mark Lamont with his right foot
46:18
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
50:45
Foul on Kevin Nicoll
50:50
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
51:54
Foul on Mark Lamont
51:59
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the left wing
52:29
Shot taken by Kevin Nicoll with his right foot
52:38
Save made by Craig Nelson
53:04
Foul on Mark Lamont
53:11
Free Kick taken by Ally Graham
54:53
Corner taken by Garry Brady with his right foot from the left byline
55:19
Clearance by Martin McNiff
56:49
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
56:58
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
58:33
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
60:15
Foul on Bryan Prunty
60:21
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
60:52
Shot taken by Alan Lithgow from the centre penalty area
60:54
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline
61:07
Save made by Craig Nelson
63:39
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
63:48
Substitution for Brechin City: Charlie King on for David Crawford
64:34
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
65:18
Shot taken by Paul McLean with his right foot
65:26
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
65:39
Offside flag raised against Paul McManus
65:48
Free Kick taken by Alan Lithgow
67:04
Offside flag raised against Bryan Hodge
67:06
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
67:45
Hand Ball taken by Ally Graham
67:46
Free Kick taken by Craig Nelson
68:55
Shot taken by David McKenna with his right foot from the centre penalty area
69:08
Substitution for Dumbarton: Patrick Walker on for Ally Graham
69:53
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
70:08
Shot taken by Patrick Walker using his left foot from the centre penalty area
70:25
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
71:42
Offside flag raised against Paul McManus
71:44
Free Kick taken by Martin McNiff
75:11
Foul on Bryan Prunty
75:25
BOOKING: Michael Dunlop of Brechin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
75:30
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
75:44
Cross from Scott Agnew
76:12
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
80:26
Offside flag raised against Paul McManus
80:27
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
81:43
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right byline
82:13
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
83:17
Substitution for Brechin City: Gary Fusco on for David McKenna
84:14
Foul on Mark Gilhaney
84:18
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
84:58
Foul on Paul McManus
85:04
Free Kick taken by David McClune
87:20
Foul on Scott Agnew
88:33
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Scott Agnew and saved using his left foot to the bottom right
88:33
Save made by Craig Nelson
88:40
Shot taken by Bryan Prunty with his right foot from the right six yard line
88:40
Dumbarton 1 - 0 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Bryan Prunty with his right foot from the left penalty area going centre high of the goal.
90:00+0:12
Corner taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
Full Time
Dumbarton 1 - 0 Brechin City

Dumbarton

vs

Brechin City

1
Goals
0
10
Shots
8
3
On Target
3
7
Off Target
5
1
Crosses
1
4
Corners
4
29
Throw Ins
18
3
Saves
4
5
Clearances
0
9
Goal Kicks
11
15
Free Kicks
6
1
Offside
6
1
Penalties
0
1
Hand Balls
0
0
Yellow Cards
2

Dumbarton

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Stephen Grindlay
02.Ryan Finnie
03.James Creaney
04.Alan Lithgow
05.Martin McNiff
08.Kevin Nicoll
08.Kevin Nicoll
10.Scott Agnew
06.Mark Gilhaney
09.Bryan Prunty
14.Mark Lamont

Substitutes

15.Ally Graham 70+0' Tactical
13.Arnaud Gastal
14.Paul Nugent
15.Anthony Wallace
16.Ryan Borris
17.Ryan Borris
18.Patrick Walker 70+0' Tactical

Brechin City

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Craig Nelson
02.Paul McLean
03.Gerard McLauchlan (12+0: Unsporting behaviour) 28+0' Tactical
04.Michael Dunlop (76+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.David McClune
06.Craig Molloy
07.Garry Brady
08.Bryan Hodge
09.David Crawford 64+0' Tactical
10.Paul McManus
11.David McKenna 84+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.David Scott
13.Ewan Moyes 28+0' Tactical
14.Gary Fusco 84+0' Tactical
15.Graham Weir
16.Charlie King 64+0' Tactical

Rookie Ryan ready for Brechin

Dumbarton have added rookie defender Ryan Finnie to the squad to face Brechin.

The 17-year-old full-back has joined on a loan deal until the end of the season from Hamilton.

Martin McNiff remains out with a foot problem and fellow midfielder Kevin Nicol will be absent due to a groin injury as the Sons look to climb back over their visitors in the table.

Manager Alan Adamson said: "We scored a last-minute goal to defeat Arbroath in our last game on January 2 and we have been itching for a game ever since.

"Brechin gave us a bit of a bloody nose when we played them in the Scottish Cup back in November and it would be good to make up for that."

Brechin winger Derek Carcary misses out against his former club after he was injured in training on Thursday night.

Manager Jim Weir has delayed naming his side as he has four other players facing fitness tests with the participation of Scott Buist, David McClune, Sandy Hodge and Jim Lister all in doubt.

Despite going out of the Scottish Cup last week at the hands of SPL St Johnstone, Weir is looking for his men to carry on where they left off.

He said: "We lost poor goals at the start of each half last week but the players deserve a lot of credit for the way they battled back.

"If we start this one in the manner we finished at Perth we will do okay."

Shots

Saves

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 19 25 41
2 Arbroath 18 12 33
3 Stenhousemuir 19 4 28
4 Up Dumbarton 18 -2 25
5 Down Airdrieonians 20 -4 24
6 Down Brechin City 19 -4 24
7 Albion Rovers 19 -6 21
8 East Fife 17 -12 20
9 Stirling Albion 16 -7 18
10 Forfar Athletic 17 -6 17

Updated 14/01/2012 at 16:59

 

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