Stenhousemuir 2 - 1 Brechin City

Saturday 21st April 2012
I Thomson (17)
G Anderson (60)
J Lister (82)

Warriors cut down Hedgemen

Stenhousemuir boosted their Scottish Second Division play-off hopes with a 2-1 win over Brechin.

The hosts took the lead in the 17th minute when Iain Thomson was well placed to volley home from Kevin McKinlay's cross.

City struggled to find a way into the game, and had it not been for some wasteful finishing they could have been further behind.

Andy Rodgers twice went close but failed to test visiting keeper Craig Nelson.

The visitors' best chance of the half fell to Rory McKenzie who could only fire over the crossbar.

But Grant Anderson doubled the advantage on the hour mark as their dominance paid off, poking the ball over the line following a scramble in the area.

James Lister pulled a goal back eight minutes from time when he collected McKenzie's pass before finishing from close range.

OfficialDes Roache
Attendance541
VenueOchilview Park
Kick Off
Stenhousemuir 0 - 0 Brechin City
0:18
Foul on David McKenna
0:24
Free Kick taken by Garry Brady
1:19
Foul on Bryan Hodge
1:24
Free Kick taken by Michael Dunlop from the left wing
1:45
Foul on Stewart Kean
1:51
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton
2:39
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers from the left penalty area
2:59
Save made by Craig Nelson
4:33
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
4:52
Clearance by Ross McMillan
7:01
Shot taken by Andrew Rodgers using his left foot
7:16
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
10:02
Foul on Kevin McKinlay
10:19
BOOKING: Michael Dunlop of Brechin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
10:31
Free Kick taken by Brown Ferguson from the right wing
10:41
Cross from Brown Ferguson
10:45
Clearance by Michael Dunlop
14:30
Shot taken by Craig Molloy using his left foot from the left wing
14:47
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
16:47
Shot taken by Iain Thomson with his right foot from the left penalty area
16:47
Stenhousemuir 1 - 0 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Iain Thomson with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
18:57
Foul on Stewart Kean
19:05
Free Kick taken by Brown Ferguson
20:28
Foul on Rory McKenzie
20:37
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge from the left wing
20:47
Cross from Bryan Hodge
20:53
Clearance by Ross McMillan
20:55
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the left byline
24:48
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
24:53
Free Kick taken by Iain Thomson
25:52
BOOKING: Eric Paton of Stenhousemuir given yellow card for dissent
25:53
Foul on Stewart Kean
26:00
Free Kick taken by Kevin McKinlay from the left wing
26:26
Shot taken by Rory McKenzie using his left foot
26:42
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
28:46
Offside flag raised against Rory McKenzie
28:49
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
33:09
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
33:15
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton
33:43
Corner taken by Eric Paton with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
34:16
Clearance by Ewan Moyes
34:39
Shot taken by Stewart Kean with his right foot
34:49
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
36:40
Offside flag raised against Rory McKenzie
36:40
Free Kick taken by Kevin McKinlay
40:45
Foul on Craig Molloy
40:50
Free Kick taken by Scot Buist
42:05
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the left byline
42:28
Clearance by Eric Paton
43:58
Foul on Andrew Rodgers
44:03
Free Kick taken by Eric Paton
44:50
Shot taken by Stewart Kean using his left foot from the left penalty area
45:00+0:04
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
Half Time
Stenhousemuir 1 - 0 Brechin City
Second Half Started
Stenhousemuir 1 - 0 Brechin City
48:10
Foul on David McKenna
48:17
Free Kick taken by Garry Brady
49:49
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
51:16
Foul on David McKenna
51:20
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge
53:03
Foul on Iain Thomson
53:07
Free Kick taken by Kevin McKinlay
53:38
Offside flag raised against Rory McKenzie
53:41
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
54:23
Foul on Gary Fusco
54:28
Free Kick taken by Craig Nelson
56:24
Corner taken by David Crawford with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
56:49
Corner taken by Rory McKenzie with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
57:03
Substitution for Brechin City: James Lister on for David Crawford
58:03
Clearance by Iain Thomson
58:32
Shot taken by Craig Molloy
58:44
Save made by Alistair Brown
59:16
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
59:47
Shot taken by Grant Anderson using his left foot from the left penalty area
59:47
Stenhousemuir 2 - 0 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Grant Anderson using his left foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
60:43
Hand Ball taken by Gary Fusco
60:45
Free Kick taken by Kevin McKinlay
60:57
Foul on Brown Ferguson
61:04
Free Kick taken by Brown Ferguson
63:05
Corner taken by Eric Paton with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
63:24
Shot taken by Stewart Kean from the right penalty area
63:52
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
64:18
Shot taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot
64:24
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
68:35
Foul on Michael Dunlop
68:39
Free Kick taken by Garry Brady
68:46
Substitution for Brechin City: Derek Carcary on for David McKenna
69:41
Offside flag raised against Stewart Kean
69:43
Free Kick taken by Craig Nelson
70:47
Shot taken by Stewart Kean with his right foot from the right penalty area
71:07
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
71:59
Shot taken by Grant Anderson with his right foot from the left wing
72:10
Block taken by Ewan Moyes
78:38
Shot taken by Rory McKenzie using his left foot
78:50
Save made by Alistair Brown
78:52
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
79:14
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
81:26
Shot taken by James Lister with his right foot from the left penalty area
81:26
Stenhousemuir 2 - 1 Brechin City
GOAL scored by James Lister with his right foot from the left penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
82:39
Corner taken by Brown Ferguson with his right foot from the right byline to the far post
82:56
Clearance by Ewan Moyes
83:34
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
84:01
Corner taken by Eric Paton with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
85:01
Foul on Bryan Hodge
85:08
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge
86:11
Shot taken by Rory McKenzie with his right foot
86:21
Goal Kick taken by Alistair Brown
88:22
Substitution for Brechin City: Charlie King on for Rory McKenzie
88:54
Substitution for Stenhousemuir: Sean Dickson on for Grant Anderson
90:00+1:17
Corner taken by Andrew Rodgers with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
90:00+3:41
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
90:00+4:09
Foul on Nicholas Devlin
90:00+4:13
Free Kick taken by Alistair Brown
Full Time
Stenhousemuir 2 - 1 Brechin City
Result
Stenhousemuir 2 - 1 Brechin City

Stenhousemuir

vs

Brechin City

2
Goals
1
1
Assists
1
9
Shots
7
3
On Target
1
6
Off Target
6
1
Crosses
1
5
Corners
7
22
Throw Ins
30
2
Saves
1
4
Clearances
3
5
Goal Kicks
8
0
Blocks
1
14
Free Kicks
10
1
Offside
3
0
Hand Balls
1
1
Yellow Cards
1

Stenhousemuir

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Alistair Brown
02.Nicholas Devlin
03.Mike Devlin
04.Ross McMillan
05.Eric Paton (26+0: Dissent)
06.Kevin McKinlay
07.Brown Ferguson
08.Iain Thomson
09.Grant Anderson 89+0' Injury
10.Stewart Kean
11.Andrew Rodgers

Substitutes

12.Dean Shaw
13.Jamie Campbell
14.Stephen Murray
15.Sean Dickson 89+0' Injury
16.Kenny Deuchar

Brechin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Craig Nelson
02.Scot Buist
03.Ewan Moyes
04.Michael Dunlop (11+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Gary Fusco
06.David Crawford 58+0' Tactical
07.Craig Molloy
08.Garry Brady
09.Bryan Hodge
10.David McKenna 69+0' Tactical
11.Rory McKenzie 89+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.David Scott
13.Jonny Lindsay
14.James Lister 58+0' Tactical
15.Derek Carcary 69+0' Tactical
16.Charlie King 89+0' Tactical

McHale told to stay away

Stenhousemuir will be missing midfielder Paul McHale against Brechin after he was told to stay away from the club for the rest of the season by manager David Irons.

Goalkeeper Ally Brown returns after a one-week absence, but the versatile Sean Dickson remains absent with a thigh injury as the Warriors look to keep their play-off hopes alive and push Brechin closer to relegation.

Ochilview assistant manager Kevin McGoldrick said: "We looked to have a play-off place sewn up at Christmas time but have slipped back since then. But our win at Dumbarton last week means that we are still in there fighting.

"We need to pick up three points in every game to get there now, starting with the Brechin one."

Brechin will be without Gerry McLauchlan after the defender picked up an injury in training.

Glebe Park manager Jim Weir has several other absentees from his squad, as his side look for the win that will guarantee their Second Division survival.

Paul McLean, Charlie King and Paul McManus have all been ruled out and Derek Carcary only fit enough for a place on the bench.

Weir said: "We have good players at this club but we have suffered from a bad run of injuries and are continuing to do so. We need to get a win and settle things down as opposed to looking over our shoulders at the clubs below us.

"Things are in our hands and I want to keep it that way."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 34 39 69
2 Arbroath 34 25 60
3 Dumbarton 34 -3 52
4 Airdrieonians 34 6 48
5 Stenhousemuir 34 4 48
6 East Fife 34 2 48
7 Brechin City 34 -13 40
8 Up Albion Rovers 34 -18 37
9 Down Forfar Athletic 34 -18 36
10 Stirling Albion 34 -24 31

Updated 21/04/2012 at 18:36

 

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