Arbroath 2 - 3 Brechin City

Saturday 31st March 2012
S Doris (pen 21, pen 58)R McKenzie (6)
P McManus (14, 65)

Arbroath undone by Hedgemen

Arbroath's promotion hopes were dealt a blow as they fell to a surprise 3-2 defeat at home to Brechin on the same day Second Division leaders Cowdenbeath also dropped points.

The visitors were ahead after only five minutes as Rory McKenzie fired in from long range.

And their lead was quickly doubled nine minutes later when Paul McManus slotted home from six yards.

Steven Doris scored from the penalty spot after Scott Buist felled Colin Samuel to give second-placed Arbroath a lifeline, and he again converted from 12 yards out early in the second half after Buist, at fault for the second time, had handled in the area.

But Brechin retook the lead when McManus powered home his second from inside the area, with the home side's hopes put to bed five minutes from time as Keith Gibson was dismissed for a foul on Craig Molloy.

OfficialDavid Somers
Attendance917
VenueGayfield Park
Kick Off
Arbroath 0 - 0 Brechin City
5:02
Shot taken by Rory McKenzie with his right foot from the right wing
5:02
Arbroath 0 - 1 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Rory McKenzie with his right foot from the right wing to the top left of the goal.
7:07
Foul on Rory McKenzie
7:12
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge from the right wing
7:32
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
11:22
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
12:11
Foul on Collin Samuel
12:16
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin from the left wing
12:32
Shot taken by Collin Samuel with his right foot
12:45
Save made by Craig Nelson
13:01
Shot taken by Paul McManus using his left foot from the right penalty area
13:01
Arbroath 0 - 2 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Paul McManus using his left foot from the right penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
14:25
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
14:39
Clearance by Mark Baxter
16:03
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
17:52
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
18:11
Clearance by Collin Samuel
18:24
Shot taken by Michael Dunlop using his left foot
18:48
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
19:54
Foul on Collin Samuel
20:30
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Steven Doris and scored with his right foot to the bottom right
20:30
Arbroath 1 - 2 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Steven Doris with his right foot from the penalty spot to the bottom right of the goal.
22:25
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
24:42
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the centre penalty area
25:13
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
26:00
Foul on Paul McLean
26:05
BOOKING: Paul Sheerin of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
26:26
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge from the right wing
26:38
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
27:19
Foul on Scot Buist
27:24
Free Kick taken by Craig Nelson
29:38
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
29:45
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr from the right wing
30:59
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
31:35
BOOKING: Michael Dunlop of Brechin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
31:47
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin
32:48
BOOKING: Rory McKenzie of Brechin City given yellow card for dissent
34:35
BOOKING: Beau Busch of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
34:50
Foul on Paul McManus
35:30
Free Kick taken by Ewan Moyes
39:07
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
41:29
Foul on Brian Kerr
41:35
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr
42:34
Corner taken by Garry Brady with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
42:57
Clearance by Collin Samuel
43:37
Foul on Collin Samuel
43:44
BOOKING: Ewan Moyes of Brechin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
43:48
Free Kick taken by Gavin Swankie
44:34
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot
44:44
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
45:00+1:00
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
45:00+1:18
Clearance by Collin Samuel
45:00+1:45
Foul on Craig Molloy
45:00+1:50
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge from the right wing
45:00+2:10
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
Half Time
Arbroath 1 - 2 Brechin City
Second Half Started
Arbroath 1 - 2 Brechin City
46:11
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
46:17
Free Kick taken by Gavin Swankie from the right wing
48:49
Corner taken by Garry Brady with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
49:12
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
50:05
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
50:25
Clearance by Ewan Moyes
51:19
Offside flag raised against David McKenna
51:21
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
53:13
Offside flag raised against Paul McManus
53:16
Free Kick taken by Stuart Malcolm
54:15
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot
54:34
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
55:00
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
55:21
Save made by Craig Nelson
55:56
Corner taken by Garry Brady with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
56:14
Save made by Darren Hill
56:53
Hand Ball taken by Scot Buist
57:53
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Steven Doris and scored with his right foot to the bottom right
57:53
Arbroath 2 - 2 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Steven Doris with his right foot from the penalty spot to the bottom right of the goal.
58:42
Substitution for Arbroath: Keith Gibson on for Brian Kerr
59:10
Foul on Paul Sheerin
59:14
Free Kick taken by Mark Baxter
59:36
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
59:56
Save made by Craig Nelson
60:00
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
60:43
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
61:37
BOOKING: Paul McManus of Brechin City given yellow card for dissent
61:56
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
62:59
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
63:16
Clearance by Craig Wedderburn
63:23
Foul on Scot Buist
63:30
Free Kick taken by Scot Buist
64:03
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie using his left foot from the left penalty area
64:21
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
64:46
Shot taken by Paul McManus using his left foot from the left penalty area
64:46
Arbroath 2 - 3 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Paul McManus using his left foot from the left penalty area going centre high of the goal.
67:07
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
67:30
Clearance by Collin Samuel
68:45
Foul on Ewan Moyes
68:49
Free Kick taken by Ewan Moyes
69:31
Corner taken by Garry Brady with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
70:02
Clearance by Stuart Malcolm
73:53
Substitution for Brechin City: Charlie King on for Rory McKenzie
75:12
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
76:18
Substitution for Arbroath: Liam Caddis on for Collin Samuel
77:56
Shot taken by Paul McManus with his right foot
78:12
Save made by Darren Hill
78:31
Substitution for Arbroath: Lee Sibanda on for Paul Sheerin
78:58
Offside flag raised against Gavin Swankie
79:01
Free Kick taken by Paul McLean
80:48
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
80:57
Substitution for Brechin City: Gary Fusco on for David McKenna
81:39
Shot taken by Steven Doris using his left foot
82:16
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
82:29
Foul on Craig Molloy
82:36
BOOKING: Joshua Falkingham of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
82:41
Free Kick taken by Charlie King
84:11
Foul on Craig Molloy
84:31
Free Kick taken by Charlie King
84:45
DISMISSAL: Keith Gibson of Arbroath sent off for violent conduct
86:34
Foul on Scot Buist
86:38
Substitution for Brechin City: James Lister on for Paul McManus
86:39
Free Kick taken by Charlie King from the right wing
90:00+0:21
Foul on Craig Wedderburn
90:00+0:26
Free Kick taken by Joshua Falkingham
90:00+1:29
Foul on James Lister
90:00+1:36
Free Kick taken by Michael Dunlop
Full Time
Arbroath 2 - 3 Brechin City
Result
Arbroath 2 - 3 Brechin City

Arbroath

vs

Brechin City

2
Goals
3
0
Assists
3
6
Shots
5
1
On Target
4
5
Off Target
1
4
Corners
9
8
Throw Ins
15
2
Saves
3
7
Clearances
1
11
Goal Kicks
7
10
Free Kicks
12
1
Offside
2
0
Hand Balls
1
2
Penalties
0
3
Yellow Cards
4
1
Red Cards
0

Arbroath

Formation: 4-3-3

01.Darren Hill
02.Beau Busch (35+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.Stuart Malcolm
04.Craig Wedderburn
05.Mark Baxter
06.Mark Baxter
07.Joshua Falkingham (83+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Brian Kerr 59+0' Tactical
09.Paul Sheerin (27+0: Unsporting behaviour) 79+0' Tactical
10.Collin Samuel 77+0' Tactical
11.Steven Doris

Substitutes

12.Gavin Swankie
13.Michael White
14.Kevin Brown
15.Liam Caddis 77+0' Tactical
16.Keith Gibson (85+0: Violent Conduct) 59+0' Tactical
17.Lee Sibanda 79+0' Tactical

Brechin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Craig Nelson
02.Paul McLean
03.Scot Buist
04.Ewan Moyes (44+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Michael Dunlop (32+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.David McKenna 81+0' Tactical
07.Garry Brady
08.Craig Molloy
09.Bryan Hodge
10.Paul McManus (62+0: Dissent) 87+0' Tactical
11.Rory McKenzie (33+0: Dissent) 74+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.David Scott
13.David Crawford
14.Gary Fusco 81+0' Tactical
15.Charlie King 74+0' Tactical
16.James Lister 87+0' Tactical

City sweat on captain King

Arbroath host Angus rivals Brechin City without the injured duo of full back Kieran McAnespie and striker Jordan Elfverson.

The Red Lichties have fallen seven points behind Cowdenbeath in the chase for the title but manager Paul Sheerin is not giving up.

He said: "We have a tough run with a derby against Brechin, Cowdenbeath away and then another derby against Forfar but if we come out of those three games with nine points we will still be in with a shout.

"This is a tough start to that quest as Brechin will be really keen to get something from this game as it is a derby and they also still have play-off aspirations."

Defender David McClune and winger Derek Carcary continue to miss out for Brechin as they look to win their first derby match of the season.

Captain Charlie King is also struggling with a calf injury ahead of the trip.

It remains uncertain which play-offs the Glebe Park side are heading for with manager Jim Weir saying: "Our inconsistency is certainly making life difficult for ourselves in terms of going for promotion and we also have to keep an eye out to ensure we do not get sucked into things at the bottom.

"We played Forfar in a derby three weeks ago and let ourselves down when we lost 4-1. We owe it to our fans to put on a much better display this time out."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 31 36 63
2 Arbroath 31 25 56
3 Dumbarton 31 -2 48
4 Stenhousemuir 31 4 42
5 Up Airdrieonians 31 1 42
6 Down East Fife 31 -1 42
7 Brechin City 31 -8 40
8 Forfar Athletic 31 -14 33
9 Albion Rovers 31 -19 32
10 Stirling Albion 31 -22 28

Updated 31/03/2012 at 17:06

 

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