Scottish League One
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Scottish League One: Brechin City 4-0 Forfar Athletic

On-loan midfielder Liam Watt bagged a brace as bottom-of-the-table Brechin City secured a victory over fellow League One strugglers Forfar Athletic.

Airdrieonians man Watt placed the ball in the bottom corner following good work from Robert Thomson.

He then turned provider as player-manager Darren Dods headed the second.

Watt and Thomson found the net to put the game beyond the second-bottom side before Forfar defender Gareth Rodger was sent off in the last minute.

The victory takes Brechin to within four points of Forfar, although the Loons have a game in hand over City and Cowdenbeath, who are a further three points ahead.

Line-ups

Brechin

  • 1Smith
  • 2McLeanBooked at 33mins
  • 4McCormack
  • 5DodsBooked at 20mins
  • 3Dyer
  • 7Tiffoney
  • 8Molloy
  • 9JacksonSubstituted forShepherdat 64'minutes
  • 6DaleBooked at 53minsSubstituted forSmithat 65'minutes
  • 10ThomsonBooked at 90mins
  • 11WattSubstituted forMontgomeryat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Fusco
  • 14Shepherd
  • 15Culjak
  • 16Smith
  • 17Montgomery
  • 18Johnston
  • 21O'Neil

Forfar

  • 1Hill
  • 2SparkBooked at 79mins
  • 5RodgerBooked at 90mins
  • 6O'Brien
  • 3FotheringhamSubstituted forHodgeat 75'minutes
  • 7Martin
  • 4YoungSubstituted forKaderat 72'minutes
  • 10Swankie
  • 8Denholm
  • 9Craig
  • 11Ryan

Substitutes

  • 14Hay
  • 15Hodge
  • 16Devine
  • 17Mailer
  • 18Kader
  • 21King
Referee:
Mike Roncone
Attendance:
633

Match Stats

Home TeamBrechinAway TeamForfar
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Brechin City 4, Forfar Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brechin City 4, Forfar Athletic 0.

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

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Gareth Rodger (Forfar Athletic) for a bad foul.

Foul by Gareth Rodger (Forfar Athletic).

Booking

Robert Thomson (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Bryan Hodge (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Scott Shepherd (Brechin City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Jonathan Tiffoney.

Foul by Jamie Montgomery (Brechin City).

Euan Spark (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Graeme Smith.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Darren McCormack.

Foul by Jonathan Tiffoney (Brechin City).

Gareth Rodger (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Jamie Montgomery replaces Liam Watt.

Attempt saved. Thomas O'Brien (Forfar Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Darren McCormack.

Goal!

Goal! Brechin City 4, Forfar Athletic 0. Robert Thomson (Brechin City) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Willie Dyer.

Booking

Euan Spark (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Robert Thomson (Brechin City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Euan Spark (Forfar Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Bryan Hodge replaces Martyn Fotheringham.

Attempt missed. Martyn Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Liam Watt (Brechin City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Steven Craig (Forfar Athletic) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Omar Kader replaces Derek Young.

Attempt saved. Scott Shepherd (Brechin City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Darren Hill.

Booking

Gareth Rodger (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Scott Shepherd (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gareth Rodger (Forfar Athletic).

Euan Smith (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Martin (Forfar Athletic).

Robert Thomson (Brechin City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gareth Rodger (Forfar Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Euan Smith replaces James Dale.

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Scott Shepherd replaces Andy Jackson.

Attempt saved. Andy Ryan (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Craig Molloy (Brechin City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dunfermline26185366194759
2Peterhead27149465323351
3Ayr26154750341649
4Albion26106102934-536
5Airdrieonians26104123439-534
6Stenhousemuir2696113653-1733
7Stranraer2795132844-1632
8Cowdenbeath2784153962-2328
9Forfar2667133545-1025
10Brechin2756163151-2021
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