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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

Formation 5-3-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brechin City 3, Rangers 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brechin City 3, Rangers 4.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Ewan Moyes.

  4. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Alan Trouten (Brechin City).

  5. Post update

    David Templeton (Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Alan Trouten (Brechin City).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Cameron Bell.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ian Black (Rangers).

  9. Post update

    Andy Jackson (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Rangers. Kyle Hutton replaces Andrew Little.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Brechin City. Steven Jackson replaces Paul McLean.

  12. 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.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Clark (Rangers).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Rangers. David Templeton replaces Lewis MacLeod.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Little (Rangers).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Booking

    Richard Foster (Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Richard Foster (Rangers).

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