Scottish League One
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Brechin City 3-1 Greenock Morton

Brechin leapfrogged Morton and climbed into the top four thanks to a commanding victory over their League One rivals at Glebe Park.

Alan Trouten also joined Morton's Declan McManus at the top of the goalscoring charts, converting the 11th-minute penalty that put them in front after Sean Crighton was judged to have handballed in the area.

Robert Thomson doubled Brechin's advantage from Colin Hamilton's pass following a set-piece in the 33rd minute, leaving Morton with a mountain to climb in the second half.

Any hope of a comeback was ended in the 62nd minute when Kyle McAusland received Bobby Barr's pass with a supreme first touch and added a third goal.

Morton at least managed a consolation goal seven minutes later when Ricki Lamie set up Tommy O'Ware but Brechin held on comfortably.

Line-ups

Brechin

  • 1Smith
  • 2McCormackBooked at 66mins
  • 4McLean
  • 5McCormack
  • 3Hamilton
  • 6McAusland
  • 8MolloySubstituted forFuscoat 44'minutes
  • 7Trouten
  • 10MassonSubstituted forCameronat 90'minutes
  • 11Barr
  • 9ThomsonSubstituted forJacksonat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Ferguson
  • 14Jackson
  • 15Jackson
  • 16Fusco
  • 17Cameron
  • 18Tough
  • 21O'Neil

Morton

  • 1Caraux
  • 2KildaySubstituted forMilojevic Bjekovicat 28'minutes
  • 5Crighton
  • 4O'Ware
  • 3Lamie
  • 11McCluskey
  • 7McKeeBooked at 90mins
  • 8PepperSubstituted forHandsat 66'minutes
  • 6CrawfordBooked at 80mins
  • 9BarrowmanBooked at 55mins
  • 10McManusBooked at 58mins

Substitutes

  • 12Hands
  • 14Scullion
  • 15Allan
  • 16McNeil
  • 17Milojevic Bjekovic
  • 18Russell
  • 20Gaston
Referee:
Barry Cook
Attendance:
557

Match Stats

Home TeamBrechinAway TeamMorton
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away18
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Brechin City 3, Morton 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brechin City 3, Morton 1.

Kyle McAusland (Brechin City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Alan Trouten (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ricki Lamie (Morton).

Colin Hamilton (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Thomas O'Ware (Morton).

Foul by Jamie McCormack (Brechin City).

Declan McManus (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Joe McKee (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

Alan Trouten (Brechin City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Greg Cameron replaces Jamie Masson.

Bobby Barr (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Thomas O'Ware (Morton).

Attempt saved. Robbie Crawford (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Robbie Crawford (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Joe McKee (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Gary Fusco (Brechin City).

Joe McKee (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jamie McCormack (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Declan McManus (Morton).

Booking

Robbie Crawford (Morton) is shown the yellow card.

Alan Trouten (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Robbie Crawford (Morton).

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Andy Jackson replaces Robert Thomson.

Attempt missed. Stefan Milojevic (Morton) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

(Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Thomas O'Ware (Morton).

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Gary Fusco.

Corner, Morton. Conceded by Darren McCormack.

Attempt saved. Andrew Barrowman (Morton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Thomas O'Ware (Morton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Brechin City 3, Morton 1. Thomas O'Ware (Morton) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ricki Lamie.

Booking

Jamie McCormack (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Reece Hands replaces Conor Pepper.

Foul by Colin Hamilton (Brechin City).

Jamie McCluskey (Morton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jamie McCormack (Brechin City).

Declan McManus (Morton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Nicolas Caraux.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forfar8521149517
2Dunfermline8512135816
3Ayr84131311213
4Brechin83321511412
5Morton84041412212
6Peterhead832388011
7Stranraer82421314-110
8Stenhousemuir82241013-38
9Stirling8134919-106
10Airdrieonians8125815-75
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