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Brechin City 3-4 Rangers

Substitute Nicky Clark headed the winner as Scottish League One leaders Rangers came from two goals down to beat Brechin City at Glebe Park.

Graham Hay's header and Jonny Brown's free-kick put the hosts in command before Jon Daly pulled one back.

Alan Trouten's strike sent Brechin in 3-1 up at the break.

Bilel Mohsni and Nicky Law fired home to level the match and Clark nodded in late on to maintain Rangers' winning start to the league season.

Ally McCoist's side have maximum points from their opening nine matches in the division while Brechin slip to second bottom.

However, Brechin had looked on course to end Rangers' record after three first-half goals.

Captain Hay rose unmarked to head Trouten's corner past Cammy Bell and Brown's free-kick from the edge of the box doubled the hosts' advantage.

Andy Little headed narrowly wide for the visitors but Daly did halve the deficit when he raced on to a long ball and slotted past Graeme Smith.

Rangers could have levelled when Ian Black's free-kick was fumbled by Smith and fell kindly for Lee McCulloch but the skipper fired wide.

And Brechin were soon celebrating again as Trouten pounced on a loose ball and drilled it past Bell.

Smith denied Little early in the second half but Mohsni converted following another free-kick delivery from Black.

The leveller soon arrived with Law's cross evading the goalkeeper and finding its way into the net.

Clark had replaced Robbie Crawford at the interval and the striker met fellow sub David Templeton's cross to put Rangers ahead for the first time.

And there was more disappointment for the hosts when Trouten was dismissed in injury time for picking up a second yellow card.

Line-ups

Brechin

  • 1SmithBooked at 54mins
  • 2McLeanBooked at 22minsSubstituted forJacksonat 86'minutes
  • 3Brown
  • 5Moyes
  • 4Hay
  • 6McLaughlan
  • 8AndersonBooked at 44minsSubstituted forMolloyat 76'minutes
  • 7TroutenBooked at 90mins
  • 11RyanSubstituted forBarrat 69'minutes
  • 9Jackson
  • 10Petrie

Substitutes

  • 12Robb
  • 14Jackson
  • 15Molloy
  • 16Donnelly
  • 17Barr
  • 18Cameron
  • 21Nelson

Rangers

  • 1Bell
  • 2FosterBooked at 78mins
  • 3SmithBooked at 17mins
  • 10MacLeodSubstituted forTempletonat 80'minutes
  • 5MohsniBooked at 15mins
  • 6McCullochBooked at 55mins
  • 4CrawfordSubstituted forClarkat 45'minutes
  • 8BlackBooked at 16mins
  • 9DalyBooked at 60mins
  • 7LittleSubstituted forHuttonat 86'minutes
  • 11LawBooked at 11mins

Substitutes

  • 12Templeton
  • 14Clark
  • 15Faure
  • 16Simonsen
  • 17Sanchez Cribari
  • 18Hutton
  • 19Aird
Referee:
Craig Charleston
Attendance:
3,237

Match Stats

Home TeamBrechinAway TeamRangers
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home8
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Brechin City 3, Rangers 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brechin City 3, Rangers 4.
Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Ewan Moyes.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Alan Trouten (Brechin City).
David Templeton (Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Alan Trouten (Brechin City).
Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Cameron Bell.
Foul by Ian Black (Rangers).
Andy Jackson (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rangers. Kyle Hutton replaces Andrew Little.

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Steven Jackson replaces Paul McLean.

Goal!

Goal! Brechin City 3, Rangers 4. Nicky Clark (Rangers) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Templeton.
Alan Trouten (Brechin City) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.
Foul by Nicky Clark (Rangers).
Alan Trouten (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Rangers. David Templeton replaces Lewis MacLeod.
Foul by Andrew Little (Rangers).
Alan Trouten (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Richard Foster (Rangers) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Richard Foster (Rangers).
Bobby Barr (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nicky Clark (Rangers).
Stuart Anderson (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Craig Molloy replaces Stuart Anderson.
Attempt missed. Bobby Barr (Brechin City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Lewis MacLeod (Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Darren Petrie (Brechin City).

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Bobby Barr replaces Andy Ryan.
Foul by Nicky Law (Rangers).
Stuart Anderson (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Brechin City 3, Rangers 3. Nicky Law (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Steven Smith.
Foul by Bilel Mohsni (Rangers).
Gerry McLaughlan (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Paul McLean.
Lewis MacLeod (Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Stuart Anderson (Brechin City).
Paul McLean (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jonathan Daly (Rangers).
Foul by Richard Foster (Rangers).
Darren Petrie (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Darren Petrie (Brechin City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Booking

Lee McCulloch (Rangers) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Ian Black (Rangers).
Alan Trouten (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Graeme Smith (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Brechin City 3, Rangers 2. Bilel Mohsni (Rangers) from a free kick with a header to the bottom right corner.
Steven Smith (Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Andy Jackson (Brechin City).
Attempt saved. Lewis MacLeod (Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Graham Hay.
Andrew Little (Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Darren Petrie (Brechin City).
Attempt missed. Jonathan Daly (Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by Jonathan Daly (Rangers).
Darren Petrie (Brechin City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Second Half

Second Half begins Brechin City 3, Rangers 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Rangers. Nicky Clark replaces Robert Crawford.

Half Time

First Half ends, Brechin City 3, Rangers 1.
Andrew Little (Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Gerry McLaughlan (Brechin City).
Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Ewan Moyes.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rangers99003327
2Stenhousemuir10523-517
3Ayr10442416
4Dunfermline9513316
5Stranraer10424-214
6Arbroath10406-612
7Forfar10316-110
8East Fife10316-1210
9Brechin10235-59
10Airdrieonians10226-98
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