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

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brechin City 2, Stirling Albion 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Steven Doris (Stirling Albion).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Paul McLean (Brechin City).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Brechin City. Alan Trouten replaces Andy Jackson.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Graeme Smith.

  13. Post update

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

  14. 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.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Craig Molloy (Brechin City).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Craig Molloy (Brechin City).

  19. Substitution

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

  20. Booking

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

As It Stood

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