Brechin City 2 - 1 Albion Rovers

Saturday 17th March 2012
R McKenzie (pen 54)
C King (90+1)
R Love (68)

King reigns for City

Substitute Charlie King snatched all three points for Brechin with a late winner as they beat Albion 2-1 in dramatic fashion at Glebe Park.

Chances were at a premium in the first half and neither goalkeeper looked under any real threat, with Rory McKenzie firing off target with a tame effort.

However, McKenzie did find a way past goalkeeper Derek Gaston eight minutes after the restart as the striker scored from the spot following Jack Werndly's challenge on Bryan Hodge.

Rovers hit back in the 68th minute when Robert Love rose highest to head home Ryan McStay's free-kick, and Albion took the initiative as they saw a flurry of efforts denied.

But having just arrived as a substitute, King scored with his first touch of the game as he directed home a close-range finish from David McKenna's knockdown just a few seconds after coming on in stoppage time.

OfficialMat Northcroft
Attendance421
VenueGlebe Park
Kick Off
Brechin City 0 - 0 Albion Rovers
1:20
Offside flag raised against James Lister
1:22
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
2:07
Corner taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot from the left byline
2:20
Save made by Craig Nelson
3:44
Corner taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot from the left byline
4:04
Shot taken by John Gemmell from the centre penalty area
4:18
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
9:07
Shot taken by Rory McKenzie with his right foot from the left penalty area
9:19
Save made by Derek Gaston
9:45
Corner taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot from the right byline
11:18
Foul on Todd Lumsden
11:28
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
13:59
Corner taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot from the right byline
16:31
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right byline
16:49
Clearance by John Gemmell
17:27
Offside flag raised against Rory McKenzie
17:30
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
18:14
Foul on Michael Dunlop
18:24
Free Kick taken by Craig Nelson
21:03
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
22:14
Offside flag raised against Rory McKenzie
22:16
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
24:19
Foul on Ryan McStay
24:32
Free Kick taken by Todd Lumsden
24:51
Offside flag raised against Jack Werndly
24:58
Free Kick taken by Craig Nelson
25:14
Foul on James Lister
25:22
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge
26:24
Cross from Alan Reid
26:28
Foul on Ewan Moyes
26:34
Free Kick taken by Craig Nelson
27:13
Foul on Micheal O'Byrne
27:20
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
29:25
Shot taken by Rory McKenzie using his left foot from the centre penalty area
29:39
Save made by Derek Gaston
30:06
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right byline
30:48
Shot taken by Jonny Lindsay with his right foot from the left penalty area
31:02
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
35:09
Shot taken by Craig Molloy with his right foot
35:20
Save made by Derek Gaston
36:59
Foul on Daniel Ferry
37:10
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay from the left wing
37:29
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
38:35
Offside flag raised against Rory McKenzie
38:37
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
39:22
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
39:55
Foul on Jack Werndly
40:00
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay from the right wing
40:17
Cross from Ryan McStay
40:23
Clearance by Craig Molloy
44:40
Offside flag raised against Rory McKenzie
44:42
Free Kick taken by Todd Lumsden
44:57
Foul on Jonny Lindsay
45:00+0:02
Free Kick taken by Craig Nelson
Half Time
Brechin City 0 - 0 Albion Rovers
Second Half Started
Brechin City 0 - 0 Albion Rovers
46:32
Cross from Paul McLean
46:34
Clearance by Todd Lumsden
46:40
Foul on John Gemmell
46:52
Free Kick taken by Barry Russell
47:43
Foul on Ryan McStay
47:50
Free Kick taken by Todd Lumsden from the left wing
48:25
Shot taken by Bryan Hodge with his right foot
48:46
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
51:11
Shot taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot
51:32
Offside flag raised against John Gemmell
51:33
Free Kick taken by Craig Nelson
51:42
Save made by Craig Nelson
52:38
Foul on Bryan Hodge
53:21
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Rory McKenzie and scored with his right foot to the bottom right
53:21
Brechin City 1 - 0 Albion Rovers
GOAL scored by Rory McKenzie with his right foot from the penalty spot to the bottom right of the goal.
56:03
Foul on John Gemmell
56:08
Free Kick taken by Todd Lumsden
56:42
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
58:31
Foul on Jack Werndly
58:40
Free Kick taken by Micheal O'Byrne
58:59
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
60:55
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Robert Love on for Daniel Ferry
63:01
Foul on Craig Molloy
63:14
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge
63:19
BOOKING: Anthony Stevenson of Albion Rovers given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
63:40
Shot taken by James Lister from the left penalty area
64:40
Foul on Micheal O'Byrne
64:53
BOOKING: Craig Molloy of Brechin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
65:09
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
66:44
Foul on John Gemmell
66:54
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay
67:04
BOOKING: John Gemmell of Albion Rovers given yellow card for dissent
67:27
Shot taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot
67:55
Brechin City 1 - 1 Albion Rovers
GOAL scored by Robert Love from the centre penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
69:09
Foul on Scott Chaplain
69:16
Free Kick taken by Ryan McStay
69:52
Cross from Ryan McStay
69:55
Clearance by Jonny Lindsay
71:12
Offside flag raised against Rory McKenzie
71:13
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
72:05
Shot taken by Scott Chaplain with his right foot from the centre penalty area
72:14
Block taken by Michael Dunlop
72:25
Cross from James Lister
72:27
Clearance by Todd Lumsden
72:48
Substitution for Brechin City: Paul McManus on for James Lister
73:38
Foul on Ewan Moyes
73:48
Free Kick taken by Ewan Moyes from the right wing
73:54
Cross from Ewan Moyes
73:59
Clearance by Micheal O'Byrne
74:07
Offside flag raised against Rory McKenzie
74:29
Shot taken by Robert Love with his right foot from the left penalty area
75:38
Shot taken by John Gemmell with his right foot from the centre penalty area
75:51
Save made by Craig Nelson
77:06
Offside flag raised against John Gemmell
77:11
Free Kick taken by Craig Nelson
77:38
Foul on Paul McLean
77:44
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge
77:55
Offside flag raised against Paul McManus
77:58
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
78:11
BOOKING: Paul McManus of Brechin City given yellow card for dissent
78:27
Substitution for Albion Rovers: Daniel McKay on for Jack Werndly
79:37
Cross from Alan Reid
79:42
Shot taken by Scott Chaplain from the centre penalty area
79:53
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
80:46
Shot taken by John Gemmell with his right foot
80:57
Save made by Craig Nelson
81:33
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right byline
81:42
Substitution for Brechin City: David McKenna on for Jonny Lindsay
82:15
Shot taken by Scot Buist from the centre penalty area
82:28
Save made by Derek Gaston
82:46
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
85:04
Offside flag raised against Paul McManus
85:06
Free Kick taken by Derek Gaston
85:47
Shot taken by Anthony Stevenson with his right foot
86:03
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
86:57
Corner taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot from the right byline
87:35
Corner taken by Ryan McStay with his right foot from the right byline
87:58
Shot taken by John Gemmell from the centre penalty area
88:34
Substitution for Albion Rovers: James McGowan on for John Gemmell
89:32
Goal Kick taken by Derek Gaston
90:00+0:07
Substitution for Brechin City: Charlie King on for Rory McKenzie
90:00+0:17
Shot taken by Charlie King from the centre penalty area
90:00+0:17
Brechin City 2 - 1 Albion Rovers
GOAL scored by Charlie King with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
Full Time
Brechin City 2 - 1 Albion Rovers

Brechin City

vs

Albion Rovers

2
Goals
1
1
Assists
1
8
Shots
10
4
On Target
4
4
Off Target
6
3
Crosses
4
3
Corners
6
24
Throw Ins
17
4
Saves
4
2
Clearances
4
7
Goal Kicks
5
1
Blocks
0
10
Free Kicks
20
9
Offside
3
1
Penalties
0
2
Yellow Cards
2

Brechin City

Formation: 5-3-2

01.Craig Nelson
02.Paul McLean
03.Ewan Moyes
04.Michael Dunlop
05.Scot Buist
06.Jonny Lindsay 82+0' Tactical
07.Garry Brady
08.Craig Molloy (65+0: Unsporting behaviour)
09.Bryan Hodge
10.Rory McKenzie 90+1' Tactical
11.James Lister 73+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.David Scott
13.David Crawford
14.Paul McManus (79+0: Dissent) 73+0' Tactical
15.David McKenna 82+0' Tactical
16.Charlie King 90+1' Tactical

Albion Rovers

Formation: 4-4-1-1

01.Derek Gaston
02.Barry Russell
03.Anthony Stevenson (64+0: Unsporting behaviour)
04.Micheal O'Byrne
05.Todd Lumsden
06.Alan Reid
07.Scott Chaplain
08.Daniel Ferry 61+0' Tactical
09.Jack Werndly 79+0' Tactical
10.Ryan McStay
11.John Gemmell (68+0: Dissent) 89+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Christopher Fahey
13.Christopher Fahey
14.James McGowan 89+0' Tactical
15.James Gilmartin
16.Daniel McKay 79+0' Tactical
17.Robert Love 61+0' Tactical

McManus may miss out

Brechin striker Paul McManus is struggling with a back injury as the Glebe Park side take on bottom of the table Albion aiming to get back to winning ways after last weekend's defeat at Forfar.

David McClune and Derek Carcary continue to be ruled out with knocks, however defender Gerry McLauchlan could return to the starting line-up after two months out with a knee injury.

City sit sixth in the race for a play-off place, and manager Jim Weir said: "We face two really big home games against Albion this weekend and then East Fife.

"Looking positively, winning them both would put us in a much better position to attack a play-off place in the closing weeks of the season. Beating Albion takes us halfway to that aim."

Second Division bottom club Albion travel to Brechin have lost the services of on-loan Jordan Halsman following his recall by Motherwell at the end of a month-long spell.

The Coatbridge side are looking to repeat the sparking 4-1 success they had over their hosts last November.

However they may also be without Tony Stevenson and Robert Love, who are both rated doubtful after picking up knocks in the Lanarkshire derby last weekend against Airdrie.

Manager Paul Martin said: "That 4-1 win was a great win, although the balance of play was closer than the scoreline would suggest.

"We have only won twice away from home this season and winning for a third time would be a great boost in our fight for survival."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 29 34 60
2 Arbroath 29 28 56
3 Dumbarton 29 0 45
4 Stenhousemuir 29 5 41
5 East Fife 29 -3 38
6 Brechin City 29 -7 37
7 Airdrieonians 29 -3 36
8 Forfar Athletic 29 -14 30
9 Stirling Albion 29 -19 28
10 Albion Rovers 29 -21 26

Updated 17/03/2012 at 17:01