Scottish League One
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Brechin City 1-0 Ayr United

Scottish League One bottom side Brechin City moved to within a point of Forfar Athletic with victory over Ayr United.

The hosts started brightly in a half of few chances, Liam Watt shooting over and player-manager Darren Dods heading straight at goalkeeper Greg Fleming.

Brechin keeper Graeme Smith fumbled an effort from Jamie Adams before tipping away Jordan Preston's strike.

They proved crucial interventions as Robert Thomson headed home Watt's cross for the winner.

Line-ups

Brechin

  • 1Smith
  • 2McLean
  • 4McCormackSubstituted forCuljakat 15'minutes
  • 5Dods
  • 3Dyer
  • 7TiffoneyBooked at 69mins
  • 6Dale
  • 8Molloy
  • 10Thomson
  • 9SpenceBooked at 55mins
  • 11Watt

Substitutes

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

Ayr

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Devlin
  • 4Murphy
  • 5McLauchlan
  • 3BoyleBooked at 37mins
  • 10TroutenBooked at 40minsSubstituted forForrestat 45'minutes
  • 7McCrorieSubstituted forAdamsat 45'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 6Stevenson
  • 8DochertyBooked at 90mins
  • 9Preston
  • 11GilmourSubstituted forMooreat 78'minutesBooked at 81mins

Substitutes

  • 12Forrest
  • 14Moore
  • 15Crawford
  • 16Donald
  • 17Wardrope
  • 18Adams
  • 19Newman
Referee:
David Munro
Attendance:
491

Match Stats

Home TeamBrechinAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home5
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Brechin City 1, Ayr United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brechin City 1, Ayr United 0.

Booking

Ross Docherty (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Ross Docherty (Ayr United).

Attempt missed. Liam Watt (Brechin City) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left misses to the right.

Lewis Spence (Brechin City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Nicky Devlin (Ayr United).

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

Foul by Ross Docherty (Ayr United).

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Nicky Devlin.

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Gerry McLauchlan.

Attempt missed. Robert Thomson (Brechin City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Patrick Boyle.

Booking

Jamie Adams (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Jamie Adams (Ayr United).

Foul by Liam Watt (Brechin City).

Nicky Devlin (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Craig Moore (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card.

Craig Moore (Ayr United) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Foul by James Dale (Brechin City).

Gerry McLauchlan (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Craig Moore replaces Brian Gilmour.

Attempt missed. Ryan Stevenson (Ayr United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by James Dale.

Goal!

Goal! Brechin City 1, Ayr United 0. Robert Thomson (Brechin City) header from the left side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Watt.

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Nicky Devlin.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Darren Dods.

Booking

Jonathan Tiffoney (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jonathan Tiffoney (Brechin City).

Alan Forrest (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Jamie Adams.

Lewis Spence (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Adams (Ayr United).

Attempt saved. Jordan Preston (Ayr United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Jamie Adams (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Darren Dods (Brechin City).

Jamie Adams (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Stevenson (Ayr United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dunfermline27195371195262
2Peterhead281410466333352
3Ayr27154850351549
4Airdrieonians27114123740-337
5Albion27107103035-537
6Stranraer28105132944-1535
7Stenhousemuir2796123658-2233
8Cowdenbeath2884164065-2528
9Forfar2767143546-1125
10Brechin2866163251-1924
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