Brechin City 1 - 1 Airdrieonians

Saturday 11th February 2012
P McManus (26)D Holmes (72)

Brechin grind out a draw

Ten-man Brechin held on in the final stages to earn a 1-1 draw with Airdrie.

Airdrie started the brighter and should have gone ahead in the third minute, but Sean Lynch dragged his close-range shot wide.

But it was Brechin's top scorer that broke the deadlock as Paul McManus slotted home his 12th goal of the campaign from six yards.

Airdrie pushed for the equaliser after the break and Jamie Stevenson should have done better than strike straight at Craig Nelson from the angle.

The visitors got their reward in the 72nd minute as Stevenson's cross found Derek Holmes at the near post to head low past Nelson.

Craig Molloy was soon dismissed for a second yellow card but Airdrie could not convert their pressure into goals as they had to settle with a point.

OfficialDes Roache
Attendance483
VenueGlebe Park
Kick Off
Brechin City 0 - 0 Airdrieonians
0:50
Foul on Paul McManus
0:55
Free Kick taken by Paul McLean
1:49
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
3:30
Shot taken by Sean Lynch with his right foot
7:46
Foul on Ryan Donnelly
7:54
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
9:44
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline
10:15
Clearance by Michael Dunlop
11:21
Foul on David Lilley
11:26
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
12:10
Offside flag raised against Paul McManus
12:11
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
13:26
Shot taken by Ryan Donnelly using his left foot from the right penalty area
13:47
Save made by Craig Nelson
13:55
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right byline
14:22
Save made by Grant Adam
15:08
Foul on David Lilley
15:13
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
15:52
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
16:00
Save made by Craig Nelson
17:54
Foul on John Boyle
18:01
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
18:22
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the left byline
18:35
Clearance by David McKenna
22:02
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
23:20
Foul on John Boyle
23:31
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
23:42
BOOKING: Scot Buist of Brechin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
25:22
Shot taken by Paul McManus using his left foot from the left penalty area
25:22
Brechin City 1 - 0 Airdrieonians
GOAL scored by Paul McManus using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
27:01
Shot taken by Paul McManus with his right foot from the left penalty area
34:45
Foul on Paul Lovering
34:54
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson from the left wing
37:56
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
40:31
Foul on Garry Brady
40:36
Free Kick taken by Paul McLean from the right wing
40:59
Offside flag raised against Paul McManus
43:11
Corner taken by Garry Brady with his right foot from the left byline
43:38
Clearance by Kieron Stallard
43:57
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
Half Time
Brechin City 1 - 0 Airdrieonians
45:01
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Derek Holmes on for John Boyle
Second Half Started
Brechin City 1 - 0 Airdrieonians
45:45
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
46:11
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
46:22
Save made by Craig Nelson
50:48
Foul on Sean Lynch
50:56
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
51:20
BOOKING: Craig Molloy of Brechin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
51:48
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the left byline
52:03
Clearance by James Lister
52:19
Foul on James Stevenson
53:19
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam from the left penalty area
53:22
BOOKING: James Stevenson of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
54:50
Foul on Craig Molloy
54:57
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge
55:20
Cross from Bryan Hodge
55:24
Clearance by Paul Lovering
55:32
Foul on Craig Molloy
55:40
BOOKING: Sean Lynch of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
55:48
Free Kick taken by Scot Buist
58:31
Foul on James Stevenson
58:35
Free Kick taken by William McLaren from the right wing
58:55
Goal Kick taken by Grant Adam
59:08
Substitution for Brechin City: Gary Fusco on for David McClune
60:04
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right byline
60:48
Foul on Ryan Donnelly
60:55
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
65:36
Corner taken by Garry Brady using his left foot from the left byline
66:03
Save made by Grant Adam
66:24
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Graeme Owens on for Nathan Blockley
67:15
Shot taken by Graeme Owens with his right foot
68:14
Foul on Sean Lynch
68:19
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
70:42
Foul on Ryan Donnelly
70:48
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson from the left wing
71:12
Shot taken by Derek Holmes from the right penalty area
71:12
Brechin City 1 - 1 Airdrieonians
GOAL scored by Derek Holmes from the right penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
73:30
Corner taken by William McLaren using his left foot from the left byline
75:51
Foul on Paul Lovering
75:55
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson
76:33
Substitution for Brechin City: Rory McKenzie on for James Lister
77:25
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
77:50
Hand Ball taken by Craig Molloy
78:01
DISMISSAL: Craig Molloy of Brechin City sent off for second bookable offence
78:19
Free Kick taken by Paul Lovering
78:45
Foul on Rory McKenzie
78:53
BOOKING: William McLaren of Airdrieonians given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
79:05
Free Kick taken by Paul McLean
79:44
Corner taken by Garry Brady with his right foot from the right byline
80:12
Clearance by Paul Lovering
82:09
Foul on Garry Brady
82:21
Free Kick taken by Garry Brady from the right wing
83:25
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
83:44
Substitution for Airdrieonians: Scott Sally on for Ryan Donnelly
87:43
Offside flag raised against Paul McManus
87:50
Free Kick taken by Grant Adam
89:44
Shot taken by James Stevenson with his right foot
89:59
Save made by Craig Nelson
90:00+0:17
Corner taken by James Stevenson with his right foot from the left byline
90:00+0:31
Clearance by Scot Buist
90:00+1:03
Foul on Kieron Stallard
90:00+1:10
BOOKING: Paul McLean of Brechin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
90:00+1:23
Free Kick taken by James Stevenson from the left wing
Full Time
Brechin City 1 - 1 Airdrieonians

Brechin City

vs

Airdrieonians

1
Goals
1
0
Assists
1
2
Shots
8
1
On Target
5
1
Off Target
3
1
Crosses
0
5
Corners
6
9
Throw Ins
30
4
Saves
2
4
Clearances
3
2
Goal Kicks
4
6
Free Kicks
17
3
Offside
0
1
Hand Balls
0
3
Yellow Cards
3
1
Red Cards
0

Brechin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Craig Nelson
02.Paul McLean (90+2: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Scot Buist (24+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Michael Dunlop
05.David McClune 60+0' Tactical
06.Garry Brady
07.Craig Molloy (52+0: Unsporting behaviour) (79+0: Second Bookable Offence)
08.Bryan Hodge
09.David McKenna
10.James Lister 77+0' Tactical
11.Paul McManus

Substitutes

12.David Scott
13.Ewan Moyes
14.Jonny Lindsay
15.Gary Fusco 60+0' Tactical
16.Rory McKenzie 77+0' Tactical

Airdrieonians

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Grant Adam
03.Paul Lovering
04.Kieron Stallard
04.Cameron MacDonald
05.David Lilley
06.Sean Lynch (56+0: Unsporting behaviour)
07.James Stevenson (54+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Nathan Blockley 67+0' Tactical
11.William McLaren (79+0: Unsporting behaviour)
14.John Boyle 45+0' Tactical
10.Ryan Donnelly 84+0' Tactical

Substitutes

17.Andrew Duncan
12.Jamie Bain
14.Graeme Owens 67+0' Tactical
15.Scott Sally 84+0' Tactical
16.Derek Holmes 45+0' Tactical

Brechin plot quickfire double over Airdrie

Brechin will be without Charlie King against Airdrie due to a calf knock as the hosts look to repeat December's win over the Diamonds and pull level with them in the Scottish Second Division.

Gerry McLauchlan and Derek Carcary are also out, with new recruits Jonny Lindsay and Rory McKenzie in line for debuts.

Glebe Park boss Jim Weir said: "A repeat of that win (in December) would be great but we know how dangerous Airdrie can be. They went down to 10 men that day and still scored two goals so we cannot switch off at all against them.

"We have not played for four weeks so we need to get up to speed quickly, especially against a side that will be confident after hitting four past Stirling a fortnight ago."

Midfielder Fraser Keast misses out with an ankle injury as Airdrie look for their first win against Brechin this season.

Defender Cameron MacDonald is included as a trialist for a third and final time, with manager Jimmy Boyle hoping his side can open up a six-point gap on the Glebe Park men, who boast three games in hand.

Boyle said: "This would be a big game for us to win as I am a great believer in having the points on board as opposed to games in hand.

"Brechin played really well against us down at our place when they won 3-2 but we drew 1-1 on their patch earlier in the season and have it in ourselves to win this time out."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 21 27 44
2 Arbroath 21 21 42
3 Stenhousemuir 21 4 31
4 Dumbarton 20 0 31
5 Airdrieonians 23 -2 28
6 East Fife 21 -10 27
7 Brechin City 20 -4 25
8 Up Albion Rovers 22 -13 22
9 Down Forfar Athletic 20 -7 21
10 Stirling Albion 21 -16 19

Updated 11/02/2012 at 17:04

 
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