Scottish League One
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Brechin City 2-1 Stirling Albion

Brechin City overcame bottom-of-the-table Stirling Albion to move into firth spot in League One despite being down to 10 men for 36 minutes.

Robert Thomson fired across goal and into the bottom corner to put Brechin ahead, but Colin Hamilton was shown a second yellow card for hand ball.

Gordon Smith's spot-kick was saved by City goalkeeper Graeme Smith.

Paul McLean's brilliant header extended the lead before Graham Weir pulled one back for the visitors late on.

Line-ups

Brechin

  • 1Smith
  • 2McNeil
  • 4McCormack
  • 5McLauchlan
  • 3HamiltonBooked at 54mins
  • 7Barr
  • 6FuscoBooked at 58mins
  • 8CameronSubstituted forMolloyat 62'minutes
  • 10Masson
  • 9JacksonSubstituted forTroutenat 89'minutes
  • 11ThomsonSubstituted forMcLeanat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12McLean
  • 14Molloy
  • 15McCormack
  • 16Trouten
  • 17Riordan
  • 18Tough
  • 21O'Neil

Stirling

  • 1Reidford
  • 2HamiltonBooked at 76mins
  • 5McGeachie
  • 6Smith
  • 3ForsythSubstituted forCreaneyat 68'minutes
  • 7WeirBooked at 66mins
  • 4Robertson
  • 8FultonSubstituted forJohnstonat 62'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 11CunninghamSubstituted forSmithat 78'minutes
  • 9Doris
  • 10Smith

Substitutes

  • 12Smith
  • 14Johnston
  • 15McClune
  • 16Wedderburn
  • 17Robertson
  • 18Creaney
  • 19Munn
Referee:
Mat Northcroft
Attendance:
408

Match Stats

Home TeamBrechinAway TeamStirling
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Brechin City 2, Stirling Albion 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brechin City 2, Stirling Albion 1.

Booking

Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion).

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

Attempt missed. James Creaney (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Steven Doris (Stirling Albion).

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

Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Paul McLean (Brechin City).

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Alan Trouten replaces Andy Jackson.

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Graeme Smith.

Attempt saved. Lee Hamilton (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Brechin City 2, Stirling Albion 1. Graham Weir (Stirling Albion) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by James Creaney with a cross.

Foul by Craig Molloy (Brechin City).

Graham Weir (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Steven Doris (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Molloy (Brechin City).

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Darren L. Smith replaces Sandy Cunningham.

Booking

Lee Hamilton (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by James Creaney (Stirling Albion).

Attempt missed. Craig Molloy (Brechin City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Lee Hamilton (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Bobby Barr (Brechin City).

Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. James Creaney replaces Ross Forsyth.

Booking

Graham Weir (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Graham Weir (Stirling Albion).

Gary Fusco (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Craig Molloy replaces Greg Cameron.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Philip Johnston replaces Dale Fulton.

Attempt missed. Dale Fulton (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Jamie Masson.

Foul by Bobby Barr (Brechin City).

Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Gary Fusco (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Gary Fusco (Brechin City).

Willie Robertson (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Brechin City 2, Stirling Albion 0. Paul McLean (Brechin City) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jamie Masson with a cross following a set piece situation.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forfar126421812622
2Dunfermline12633168821
3Morton127052014621
4Stranraer125522417720
5Brechin125342018218
6Ayr125161517-216
7Peterhead124441216-416
8Airdrieonians123451718-113
9Stenhousemuir123271520-511
10Stirling121471229-177
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