East Fife 2 - 2 Brechin City

Tuesday 6th March 2012
R Sloan (pen 25, 45)P McManus (21)
D McKenna (34)

Penalty agony for Sloan

Robert Sloan missed the chance to clinch victory and a hat-trick in the final minute as East Fife drew 2-2 with Brechin.

Sloan, who had bagged a first-half brace including a penalty, saw his second spot-kick saved by Brechin goalkeeper Craig Nelson.

The visitors took the lead in the 21st minute when Paul McManus was on hand to fire home Bryan Hodge's cross.

But the Fifers hit back four minutes later, Sloan scoring from the spot after Paul McLean felled Scott Dalziel.

David McKenna restored Brechin's lead in the 34th minute with a fine finish from the edge of the area.

Sloan hit back again to level things up on the stroke of half-time with a fine free-kick from distance.

Sloan could have been the hero in the closing stages but instead it was Nelson as he produced a fine save following Craig Molloy's challenge on Ryan Wallace.

OfficialDavid Somers
Attendance416
VenueBayview Stadium
Kick Off
East Fife 0 - 0 Brechin City
0:12
Foul on Ryan Wallace
0:19
Free Kick taken by Steven Hislop
3:07
Foul on Scott Dalziel
3:13
Free Kick taken by Steven Hislop from the right wing
3:36
Cross from Steven Hislop
3:47
Shot taken by Scott Dalziel from the right penalty area
3:55
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
5:15
Cross from Paul McManus
5:55
Offside flag raised against Paul McManus
6:03
Free Kick taken by Steven Hislop
9:11
Foul on Bryan Hodge
9:22
Free Kick taken by Paul McLean
9:39
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
10:00
Foul on Michael Brown
10:08
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
10:28
Foul on Craig Molloy
10:34
Free Kick taken by Michael Dunlop
11:19
Foul on Andrew Cook
11:23
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
12:03
Cross from Neil Janczyk
12:35
Cross from Jonny Lindsay
13:28
Foul on David McKenna
13:45
Free Kick taken by Craig Molloy
14:04
Shot taken by Craig Molloy with his right foot
14:19
Save made by Michael Brown
15:07
Foul on Michael Dunlop
15:17
Free Kick taken by Craig Nelson
17:02
Foul on Michael Dunlop
17:10
Free Kick taken by Craig Nelson
18:22
Foul on Paul McManus
18:28
Free Kick taken by Garry Brady
18:46
Cross from Garry Brady
18:52
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
19:21
Foul on Craig Molloy
19:25
Free Kick taken by Craig Molloy
20:05
Foul on Craig Molloy
20:11
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge
20:34
Shot taken by Paul McManus with his right foot
20:34
East Fife 0 - 1 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Paul McManus with his right foot to the top right of the goal.
22:56
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
23:13
Foul on Scott Dalziel
24:02
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Robert Sloan and scored using his left foot to the bottom right
24:02
East Fife 1 - 1 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Robert Sloan using his left foot from the penalty spot to the bottom right of the goal.
28:57
Foul on Paul McManus
29:02
Free Kick taken by Michael Dunlop
30:31
Foul on Neil Janczyk
30:35
Free Kick taken by Darren Smith
31:47
Cross from David McKenna
31:49
Block taken by Neil Janczyk
31:56
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
32:22
Save made by Michael Brown
32:34
Cross from Robert Linn
32:47
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
33:36
Cross from David McKenna
33:47
Shot taken by David McKenna with his right foot from the centre penalty area
33:47
East Fife 1 - 2 Brechin City
GOAL scored by David McKenna with his right foot from the centre penalty area to the bottom right of the goal.
36:43
Cross from Paul McManus
36:52
Shot taken by David McKenna with his right foot from the left penalty area
37:03
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
37:31
Foul on David McKenna
37:37
Free Kick taken by Craig Molloy
37:55
Cross from Craig Molloy
38:53
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
39:15
Cross from Bryan Hodge
42:35
Foul on Ryan Wallace
42:40
Free Kick taken by Robert Sloan from the right wing
43:22
Foul on Ryan Wallace
43:27
Free Kick taken by Robert Sloan
44:15
Shot taken by Robert Sloan using his left foot
44:15
East Fife 2 - 2 Brechin City
GOAL scored by Robert Sloan using his left foot to the bottom right of the goal.
44:55
Foul on Darren McCormack
44:58
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
Half Time
East Fife 2 - 2 Brechin City
Second Half Started
East Fife 2 - 2 Brechin City
47:06
Foul on Craig Molloy
47:10
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge
47:23
Cross from Bryan Hodge
47:29
Clearance by Steven Hislop
48:06
Cross from Paul McManus
48:41
Corner taken by Garry Brady with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
49:26
Cross from Jonny Lindsay
49:56
Corner taken by Garry Brady with his right foot from the right byline
52:07
Shot taken by Darren Smith with his right foot
52:16
Save made by Craig Nelson
53:12
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace using his left foot from the left penalty area
53:27
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
53:50
Corner taken by Garry Brady with his right foot from the left byline
54:19
Save made by Michael Brown
58:59
Shot taken by David McKenna with his right foot from the centre penalty area
59:19
Save made by Michael Brown
59:26
Offside flag raised against Paul McManus
59:27
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
60:23
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
60:45
Shot taken by Michael Dunlop from the left six yard line
60:54
Substitution for East Fife: David Muir on for Neil Janczyk
61:21
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
62:31
Shot taken by Robert Linn with his right foot
62:43
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
64:37
Hand Ball taken by Ryan Wallace
64:42
Free Kick taken by Michael Dunlop
65:54
Foul on Ryan Wallace
66:07
Free Kick taken by Steven Hislop
66:24
Cross from David Muir
66:30
Corner taken by Robert Linn with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
66:54
Foul on Craig Molloy
67:00
Free Kick taken by Craig Nelson
68:01
Foul on Gordon Durie
68:05
Free Kick taken by Steven Hislop
69:11
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
69:30
Foul on Scott Dalziel
69:36
Free Kick taken by Steven Hislop
70:02
Cross from Steven Hislop
70:04
Clearance by Michael Dunlop
70:57
Substitution for East Fife: Craig Johnstone on for Robert Linn
72:00
Foul on Steven Hislop
72:07
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
72:44
Corner taken by Craig Johnstone using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
73:07
Clearance by Bryan Hodge
73:11
Cross from Craig Johnstone
73:14
Clearance by Michael Dunlop
73:33
Foul on Paul McManus
73:37
Free Kick taken by Paul McLean from the right wing
75:06
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
76:04
Foul on Andrew Cook
76:15
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
76:38
Shot taken by Scott Dalziel using his left foot
77:09
Substitution for East Fife: James Martin on for Scott Dalziel
77:34
Goal Kick taken by Craig Nelson
78:53
Foul on Paul McManus
78:59
BOOKING: David Muir of East Fife given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
79:13
Free Kick taken by Michael Dunlop
81:27
Shot taken by Craig Johnstone using his left foot from the centre penalty area
81:46
Save made by Craig Nelson
82:43
Cross from Paul McManus
83:22
Substitution for Brechin City: David Crawford on for David McKenna
84:08
Offside flag raised against Paul McManus
84:09
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
85:18
Cross from David Crawford
86:11
Hand Ball taken by Darren Smith
86:14
Free Kick taken by Bryan Hodge
86:43
Shot taken by Bryan Hodge with his right foot
86:49
Block taken by Steven Hislop
86:54
Corner taken by Bryan Hodge with his right foot from the right byline short of the target
87:22
Cross from Paul McManus
88:33
Corner taken by Craig Johnstone using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
88:55
Foul on Ryan Wallace
89:50
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Robert Sloan and saved using his left foot to the bottom right
89:50
Save made by Craig Nelson
90:00+0:29
Corner taken by David Crawford with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
90:00+0:55
Clearance by Steven Hislop
90:00+1:30
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
Full Time
East Fife 2 - 2 Brechin City
Result
East Fife 2 - 2 Brechin City

East Fife

vs

Brechin City

2
Goals
2
0
Assists
2
7
Shots
7
3
On Target
5
4
Off Target
2
6
Crosses
14
4
Corners
8
23
Throw Ins
23
4
Saves
3
2
Clearances
3
7
Goal Kicks
5
2
Blocks
0
16
Free Kicks
16
0
Offside
3
2
Hand Balls
0
2
Penalties
0
1
Yellow Cards
0

East Fife

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Michael Brown
02.Darren McCormack
03.Andrew Cook
04.Scott Durie
05.Darren Smith
06.Neil Janczyk 61+0' Tactical
07.Robert Sloan
08.Ryan Wallace
09.Steven Hislop
10.Robert Linn 71+0' Tactical
11.Scott Dalziel 78+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Gordon Durie
13.Andrew Collier
14.Ryan McAllister
15.David Muir (79+0: Unsporting behaviour) 61+0' Tactical
16.Craig Johnstone 71+0' Tactical
17.James Martin 78+0' Tactical

Brechin City

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Craig Nelson
02.Paul McLean
03.Michael Dunlop
04.Ewan Moyes
05.Jonny Lindsay
06.Craig Molloy
07.Garry Brady
08.Bryan Hodge
09.Rory McKenzie
10.David McKenna 84+0' Tactical
11.Paul McManus

Substitutes

12.David Scott
13.Scot Buist
14.Gary Fusco
15.David Crawford 84+0' Tactical
16.Charlie King

White banned for Fifers

East Fife entertain Brechin with interim manager Gordon Durie without former Glebe Park defender David White after he was dismissed in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Arbroath.

Fellow centre-back Steven Campbell is struggling after picking up a knock at Gayfield but David Muir is available again to cover and John Ovenstone could also return.

Durie has targeted a win in his first home game in charge and said: "We are in fifth place just now so beating Brechin would be fantastic as it keeps the pressure on Stenhousemuir above us and opens up a gap on our opponents below us."

The former Scotland international added: "The players did really well in coming back from two goals down after 15 minutes [against Arbroath] and we could have won it."

Brechin can jump above East Fife and their depleted squad welcomes back Scott Buist from suspension to help them in their pursuit of their first win of the season over the Fifers.

David McClune, Charlie King, Gerry McLauchlan and Derek Carcary all miss out again with manager Jim Weir looking for his men to bounce back after the disappointment of losing a two-goal lead to Dumbarton on Saturday.

Weir said: "We have a real incentive to win this game and that is to get into fifth place and on the shoulders of the sides chasing a play-off spot.

"We would be there already if we had held on to our lead but we will dust ourselves down and get on with things."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 27 33 56
2 Arbroath 27 26 52
3 Dumbarton 27 6 45
4 Stenhousemuir 27 1 37
5 East Fife 27 -6 35
6 Brechin City 27 -5 34
7 Airdrieonians 27 -7 30
8 Forfar Athletic 27 -14 27
9 Stirling Albion 27 -15 27
10 Albion Rovers 27 -19 26

Updated 6/03/2012 at 21:42

 

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