Forfar Athletic 4 - 1 Brechin City

Saturday 10th March 2012
M Fotheringham (20, pen 67)
N Low (32)
K Byers (43)
S Buist (45)

Four-star Forfar hammer Brechin

Forfar pulled away from the bottom of the Scottish Second Division with a resounding 4-1 win over Brechin.

The first real opening led to a goal in the 20th minute, Forfar's Martyn Fotheringham running to the near post to cleverly flick Nicky Low's cross past Craig Nelson.

Low then scored himself, firing in his sixth of the season with a left-footed drive to double Forfar's lead.

Kevin Byers completed a perfect first half for the hosts, slotting Fotheringham's pass into the bottom corner just before the break.

Bryan Hodge's deep cross was headed home by Scott Buist in the first minute of the second half as Brechin threatened a revival.

But the game was put to bed when Gary Fusco fouled Low in the box and Fotheringham dispatched the penalty for his second goal.

OfficialBrian Colvin
Attendance584
VenueStation Park
Kick Off
Forfar Athletic 0 - 0 Brechin City
0:20
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
3:14
Foul on Martin Fotheringham
3:28
Free Kick taken by Martin Fotheringham
4:19
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
5:09
Cross from Kevin Motion
5:10
Clearance by Craig Nelson
5:25
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
5:49
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
6:49
Cross from Rory McKenzie
6:52
Clearance by Mark McCulloch
7:05
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
7:43
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
8:38
Foul on Garry Brady
8:43
Free Kick taken by Ewan Moyes
9:18
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
9:40
Foul on Paul McManus
9:51
Free Kick taken by Garry Brady
10:45
Foul on Rory McKenzie
10:51
Free Kick taken by Gary Fusco
11:48
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
13:15
Foul on Stephen Tulloch
13:21
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
14:56
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
16:54
Foul on Gary Fusco
17:00
Free Kick taken by Gary Fusco
19:07
Shot taken by Martin Fotheringham from the left penalty area
19:07
Forfar Athletic 1 - 0 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Martin Fotheringham from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
20:08
Foul on Martin Fotheringham
20:16
Free Kick taken by Stephen Tulloch
21:01
Foul on Craig Molloy
21:07
Free Kick taken by Craig Molloy
23:02
Free Kick taken by Nicky Low
24:09
Foul on Mark McCulloch
24:55
Corner taken by Martin Fotheringham using his left foot from the left byline
25:29
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
27:08
Cross from Jonny Lindsay
27:11
Clearance by Kevin Motion
27:31
Offside flag raised against Greg Ross
27:37
Free Kick taken by Gary Fusco
30:00
BOOKING: Garry Brady of Brechin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
31:08
Foul on Dale Hilson
31:13
Free Kick taken by Dale Hilson
31:30
Shot taken by Nicky Low using his left foot
31:30
Forfar Athletic 2 - 0 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Nicky Low using his left foot to the top right of the goal.
33:01
Cross from Nicky Low
33:06
Clearance by Scot Buist
33:12
Foul on David Mowat
33:17
Free Kick taken by Martin Fotheringham
35:18
Shot taken by Mark McCulloch with his right foot
35:42
Corner taken by Kevin Motion using his left foot from the right byline
36:11
Clearance by Ewan Moyes
36:15
Corner taken by Martin Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline
36:39
Clearance by Craig Nelson
36:50
Foul on Rory McKenzie
36:55
Free Kick taken by Gary Fusco from the right wing
38:11
Cross from Nicky Low
38:14
Clearance by Gary Fusco
38:51
Foul on Kevin Motion
38:58
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
40:16
Foul on Rory McKenzie
40:22
Free Kick taken by Garry Brady
42:14
Shot taken by Dale Hilson with his right foot
42:41
Shot taken by Kevin Byers with his right foot from the right penalty area
42:41
Forfar Athletic 3 - 0 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Kevin Byers with his right foot from the right penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
44:02
Foul on Kevin Motion
44:08
Free Kick taken by Greg Ross
44:34
Corner taken by Martin Fotheringham using his left foot from the left byline to the far post
Half Time
Forfar Athletic 3 - 0 Brechin City
45:01
Substitution for Brechin City: James Lister on for David McKenna
Second Half Started
Forfar Athletic 3 - 0 Brechin City
45:38
Foul on Garry Brady
45:43
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge from the right wing
45:56
Shot taken by Scot Buist from the left penalty area
45:56
Forfar Athletic 3 - 1 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Scot Buist from the left penalty area to the top right of the goal.
46:53
Foul on Ewan Moyes
47:08
Free Kick taken by Craig Nelson
48:44
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right byline
49:16
Hand Ball taken by Kevin Byers
49:24
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge
50:07
Corner taken by Kevin Motion using his left foot from the right byline
50:39
Shot taken by Kevin Motion with his right foot from the left penalty area
50:59
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
54:14
Corner taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
57:01
Foul on James Lister
57:07
Free Kick taken by Gary Fusco
58:44
Foul on Ewan Moyes
58:49
Free Kick taken by Craig Nelson
59:12
Shot taken by Paul McManus with his right foot from the right penalty area
59:37
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
59:47
Foul on Craig Molloy
59:53
Free Kick taken by Jonny Lindsay
61:01
Offside flag raised against Martin Fotheringham
61:03
Free Kick taken by Craig Nelson
63:10
Foul on Dale Hilson
63:16
Free Kick taken by Nicky Low from the right wing
63:56
Foul on Nicky Low
64:06
Free Kick taken by Martin Fotheringham
64:09
BOOKING: Ewan Moyes of Brechin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
65:29
Foul on Nicky Low
66:36
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Martin Fotheringham and scored with his right foot to the bottom right
66:36
Forfar Athletic 4 - 1 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Martin Fotheringham with his right foot from the penalty spot to the bottom right of the goal.
69:28
BOOKING: Scot Buist of Brechin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
71:26
Foul on Martin Fotheringham
71:30
Free Kick taken by Kevin Motion
72:03
Cross from Kevin Byers
72:09
Clearance by Scot Buist
72:48
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
73:11
Shot taken by Dale Hilson with his right foot
74:29
Cross from Craig Wilson
74:34
Save made by Craig Nelson
77:06
Foul on Craig Molloy
77:11
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge
77:15
Substitution for Brechin City: Charlie King on for Rory McKenzie
78:40
BOOKING: Greg Ross of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
79:09
Foul on Garry Brady
79:16
Free Kick taken by Gary Fusco
84:04
Corner taken by Charlie King with his right foot from the left byline
84:19
Clearance by Greg Paterson
85:04
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
85:19
Corner taken by Charlie King with his right foot from the left byline
85:45
Clearance by Mark McCulloch
86:19
Offside flag raised against Nicky Low
86:22
Free Kick taken by Craig Nelson
87:23
Offside flag raised against Paul McManus
87:25
Free Kick taken by Greg Paterson
87:31
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Duncan Reid on for Nicky Low
88:32
Hand Ball taken by Mark McCulloch
88:34
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge
88:43
Goal Kick taken by Greg Paterson
88:49
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Graham Gibson on for Martin Fotheringham
89:31
Foul on David Mowat
89:50
Free Kick taken by Mark McCulloch
Full Time
Forfar Athletic 4 - 1 Brechin City

Forfar Athletic

vs

Brechin City

4
Goals
1
2
Assists
1
7
Shots
2
3
On Target
1
4
Off Target
1
5
Crosses
2
6
Corners
3
20
Throw Ins
13
0
Saves
1
4
Clearances
6
7
Goal Kicks
8
13
Free Kicks
19
3
Offside
1
1
Penalties
0
2
Hand Balls
0
1
Yellow Cards
3

Forfar Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Greg Paterson
02.Craig Wilson
03.Stephen Tulloch
04.Mark McCulloch
05.Greg Ross (79+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.David Mowat
07.Kevin Byers
08.Kevin Motion
09.Nicky Low 88+0' Tactical
10.Martin Fotheringham 89+0' Tactical
11.Dale Hilson

Substitutes

12.Marc McCallum
13.Duncan Reid 88+0' Tactical
14.Bradley Coyne
15.Ross Campbell
16.Graham Gibson 89+0' Tactical

Brechin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Craig Nelson
02.Scot Buist (70+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Ewan Moyes (65+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Jonny Lindsay
05.Gary Fusco
06.Craig Molloy
07.Garry Brady (30+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Bryan Hodge
09.Rory McKenzie 78+0' Tactical
10.Paul McManus
11.David McKenna 45+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.David Scott
13.Michael Dunlop
14.David Crawford
15.James Lister 45+0' Tactical
16.Charlie King 78+0' Tactical

Brechin missing three

Brechin will again be without injured trio David McClune, Gerry McLauchlan and Derek Carcary when they head to Forfar looking for their first win in five games.

Manager Jim Weir admits his side need a win to ensure they are fighting to be involved in a play-off as opposed to battling relegation.

He said: "We have to win to increase our chances of getting involved in the promotion scrap but we also need to ensure we do not get sucked into things at the bottom.

"A win would give us a bit of breathing space and I saw signs in our game at East Fife in midweek that we are almost back to our best after a bad run of injuries."

Relegation-threatened Forfar are without midfielder Chris Hegarty through suspension after he was sent off during Tuesday night's 2-2 draw with Stirling Albion.

Michael Bolochoweckyj is also susppended and manager Dick Campbell will also be missing Jamie Bishop, Joe Shaughnessy, Iain Campbell, Ross Campbell and Chris Templeman through injury.

Members of the Station Park youth side will be in the squad as cover.

Campbell said: "The players that are coming in, whether they are youths or guys that have not played much recently, have the chance to make a starting jersey theirs.

"It is a real opportunity for boys to do well in a derby atmosphere and be part of helping us to climb the table throughout the rest of the season."

Shots

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 28 34 59
2 Arbroath 28 28 55
3 Dumbarton 28 4 45
4 Stenhousemuir 28 5 40
5 East Fife 28 -7 35
6 Brechin City 28 -8 34
7 Airdrieonians 28 -6 33
8 Forfar Athletic 28 -11 30
9 Stirling Albion 28 -19 27
10 Albion Rovers 28 -20 26

Updated 10/03/2012 at 17:01

 

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