Brechin City 1 - 1 Arbroath

Tuesday 14th February 2012
P McLean (81)S Doris (71)

McLean rescues Brechin

Paul McLean's late equaliser was enough to earn Brechin a point in a 1-1 draw with Arbroath.

Chances were at a premium in the first half, but Josh Falkingham came closest to giving Arbroath the lead when his effort came back off a post on the half-hour mark.

The visitors finally broke the deadlock after 71 minutes when Steven Doris was on hand to fire home Gavin Swankie's cross.

Brechin pulled level 10 minutes from time when McLean found the top corner after good work from Paul McManus.

Falkingham could have sealed all three points in the final minute but his long-range drive was well saved by Craig Nelson.

The point means second-placed Arbroath move 11 points clear of Dumbarton as they edge closer to league leaders Cowdenbeath.

OfficialJohn Beaton
Attendance703
VenueGlebe Park
Kick Off
Brechin City 0 - 0 Arbroath
4:10
Offside flag raised against Gavin Swankie
4:16
Free Kick taken by Craig Nelson
8:28
Cross from Jonny Lindsay
8:36
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
11:15
Foul on Lee Sibanda
11:34
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
14:02
Foul on Rory McKenzie
14:17
Free Kick taken by Garry Brady
14:25
Cross from Garry Brady
14:32
Clearance by Craig Wedderburn
14:54
Shot taken by Bryan Hodge with his right foot
15:09
Save made by Darren Hill
15:41
Cross from Bryan Hodge
15:45
Clearance by Stuart Malcolm
15:53
Corner taken by Garry Brady with his right foot from the left byline
16:16
Cross from Garry Brady
16:18
Clearance by Craig Wedderburn
19:37
Offside flag raised against Rory McKenzie
19:42
Free Kick taken by Mark Baxter
21:38
Shot taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot
21:46
Block taken by Scot Buist
21:53
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
22:05
Free Kick taken by Joshua Falkingham from the right wing
22:07
BOOKING: Jonny Lindsay of Brechin City given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
22:24
Cross from Gary Fusco
22:45
Clearance by Ewan Moyes
23:02
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the left byline
23:17
Shot taken by Craig Wedderburn from the left penalty area
23:29
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
23:33
Foul on Steven Doris
23:39
Free Kick taken by Brian Kerr
25:24
Cross from Rory McKenzie
26:08
Cross from Paul McLean
26:14
Clearance by Craig Wedderburn
26:48
Foul on Paul McManus
26:58
Free Kick taken by Ewan Moyes
29:31
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot
29:42
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
33:35
Shot taken by Paul McLean with his right foot
33:58
Goal Kick taken by Darren Hill
34:51
Shot taken by Bryan Hodge with his right foot
34:57
Block taken by Joshua Falkingham
37:22
Foul on Gary Fusco
37:35
BOOKING: Joshua Falkingham of Arbroath given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
37:49
Free Kick taken by Jonny Lindsay from the left wing
39:18
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline
39:40
Clearance by Michael Dunlop
40:20
Foul on Paul McManus
40:25
Free Kick taken by Ewan Moyes from the right wing
Half Time
Brechin City 0 - 0 Arbroath
Second Half Started
Brechin City 0 - 0 Arbroath
45:53
Cross from Gavin Swankie
45:56
Clearance by Scot Buist
52:50
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
55:39
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin with his right foot from the right byline
56:01
Clearance by Scot Buist
57:10
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
57:52
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
58:09
Free Kick taken by Paul Sheerin
58:16
Cross from Paul Sheerin
59:23
Substitution for Brechin City: James Lister on for Jonny Lindsay
61:31
Substitution for Arbroath: Collin Samuel on for Lee Sibanda
63:43
Corner taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the right byline
64:19
Clearance by Paul McLean
65:49
Foul on Stuart Malcolm
65:55
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
69:10
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right byline
69:32
Clearance by Stuart Malcolm
69:37
Cross from Bryan Hodge
69:40
Clearance by Stuart Malcolm
70:36
Offside flag raised against James Lister
70:37
Free Kick taken by Darren Hill
70:55
Shot taken by Steven Doris with his right foot from the right six yard line
70:55
Brechin City 0 - 1 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Steven Doris with his right foot from the right six yard line going centre low of the goal.
73:05
Shot taken by Steven Doris with his right foot from the centre penalty area
73:25
Save made by Craig Nelson
73:48
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
75:47
Foul on Garry Brady
75:56
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge
76:12
Cross from Bryan Hodge
76:28
Save made by Darren Hill
76:52
Substitution for Arbroath: Liam Caddis on for Steven Doris
78:00
Foul on Gavin Swankie
78:15
Free Kick taken by Mark Baxter
79:31
Substitution for Brechin City: David McKenna on for Rory McKenzie
80:04
Shot taken by Paul McLean with his right foot from the right penalty area
80:04
Brechin City 1 - 1 Arbroath
GOAL scored by Paul McLean with his right foot from the right penalty area to the top left of the goal.
81:59
Foul on Paul McManus
82:08
Free Kick taken by Paul McLean
83:01
Foul on Paul McManus
83:08
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge from the right byline
83:22
Cross from Bryan Hodge
83:33
Clearance by Stuart Malcolm
83:37
Shot taken by David McKenna with his right foot
83:53
Save made by Darren Hill
84:38
Shot taken by Paul Sheerin with his right foot from the left penalty area
85:20
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
88:38
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot
88:47
Save made by Craig Nelson
89:10
Substitution for Brechin City: David Crawford on for Paul McManus
90:00+0:36
Foul on Bryan Hodge
90:00+0:55
Free Kick taken by Michael Dunlop
90:00+1:47
Foul on Liam Caddis
90:00+2:05
Free Kick taken by Mark Baxter
90:00+2:23
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin using his left foot from the right byline
90:00+2:42
Clearance by Michael Dunlop
90:00+2:53
Shot taken by Gavin Swankie with his right foot from the centre penalty area
90:00+3:04
Save made by Craig Nelson
90:00+3:37
Block taken by Scot Buist
90:00+3:41
Shot taken by Collin Samuel with his right foot from the centre penalty area
90:00+3:54
Save made by Craig Nelson
Full Time
Brechin City 1 - 1 Arbroath

Brechin City

vs

Arbroath

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

Brechin City

Formation: 5-3-2

01.Craig Nelson
02.Paul McLean
03.Ewan Moyes
04.Michael Dunlop
05.Scot Buist
06.Jonny Lindsay (23+0: Unsporting behaviour) 60+0' Tactical
07.Gary Fusco
08.Garry Brady
09.Bryan Hodge
10.Rory McKenzie 80+0' Tactical
11.Paul McManus 90+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.David Scott
13.David McClune
14.David Crawford 90+0' Tactical
15.James Lister 60+0' Tactical
16.David McKenna 80+0' Tactical

Arbroath

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Darren Hill
02.Craig Wedderburn
03.Stuart Malcolm
04.Chris Innes
05.Mark Baxter
06.Mark Baxter
07.Joshua Falkingham (38+0: Unsporting behaviour)
08.Brian Kerr
09.Lee Sibanda 62+0' Tactical
10.Paul Sheerin
11.Gavin Swankie

Substitutes

12.Steven Doris 77+0' Tactical
13.Darryl Burns
14.Liam Caddis 77+0' Tactical
15.Keith Gibson
16.Kieran McAnespie
17.Collin Samuel 62+0' Tactical

Molloy misses out

Brechin midfielder Craig Molloy misses out on the Angus derby against Arbroath as a result of his sending-off against Airdrie at the weekend.

Injuries continue to keep Gerry McLauchlan, Charlie King and Derek Carcary out of manager Jim Weir's squad, with the Glebe Park boss looking for his first win over his former employers since swapping sides in the summer of 2010.

Weir said: "It is always a big game for the fans when these sides play each other.

"They will be on a high after winning in another derby at Forfar on Saturday. We haven't beaten them this season and this would be a great game for that to happen in and it would also move us closer to the play-off zone."

Arbroath's Australian defender Beau Busch is a doubt for the clash.

Experienced new signing Chris Innes is likely to start for a second time if Busch does not make it.

An ankle injury continues to keep back-up goalkeeper Michael White out, with striker Jordan Elfverson's back problem still not fully resolved, meaning he misses out as well

Player-manager Paul Sheerin said: "We will need to battle hard to take all three points home with us.

"This is a massive time for the club as we face a demanding schedule and we have started it positively and long may that continue.

"We have won our last three games after a bit of a barren run and it would be great to make it four."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 22 30 47
2 Arbroath 22 21 43
3 Up Dumbarton 21 0 32
4 Down Stenhousemuir 21 4 31
5 Airdrieonians 23 -2 28
6 East Fife 21 -10 27
7 Brechin City 21 -4 26
8 Up Forfar Athletic 21 -7 22
9 Down Albion Rovers 23 -16 22
10 Stirling Albion 21 -16 19

Updated 14/02/2012 at 21:39

 

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