Scottish League One
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Scottish League One: Brechin City 1-2 Dunfermline Athletic

Dunfermline Athletic remain eight points clear at the top of Scottish League One after edging out struggling Brechin City.

Josh Falkingham's side-footed finish put the Pars ahead, but Brechin levelled when Robert Thomson headed home Willie Dyer's corner.

Ben Richards-Everton slotted in from close range following Michael Paton's free-kick just before the break.

The Pars wasted chances before City's Andy Jackson had a late effort saved.

Line-ups

Brechin

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1SmithBooked at 41mins
  • 2FuscoBooked at 63mins
  • 4McLeanBooked at 81mins
  • 5Culjak
  • 3Dyer
  • 7MontgomeryBooked at 24mins
  • 8MolloySubstituted forSmithat 85'minutes
  • 6DaleBooked at 87mins
  • 11TiffoneyBooked at 42minsSubstituted forWeatherstonat 57'minutesSubstituted forShepherdat 72'minutes
  • 9Jackson
  • 10Thomson

Substitutes

  • 12Shepherd
  • 14Smith
  • 15Johnston
  • 16Weatherston
  • 17Dods
  • 18McCormack
  • 21O'Neil

Dunfermline

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Murdoch
  • 2Reid
  • 4McKay
  • 5Richards-EvertonBooked at 61mins
  • 3TalbotBooked at 83mins
  • 7PatonSubstituted forWallaceat 82'minutes
  • 6Geggan
  • 8Falkingham
  • 11CardleSubstituted forHopkirkat 77'minutes
  • 9Moffat
  • 10El Bakhtaoui

Substitutes

  • 12Hopkirk
  • 14Byrne
  • 15Rooney
  • 16Wallace
  • 17McCabe
  • 18Crossan
  • 20Hutton
Referee:
Mike Roncone
Attendance:
1,053

Match Stats

Home TeamBrechinAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home7
Away20
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home18
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brechin City 1, Dunfermline Athletic 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brechin City 1, Dunfermline Athletic 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Willie Dyer (Brechin City).

  5. Post update

    Ben Richards-Everton (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Willie Dyer (Brechin City).

  7. Post update

    Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Booking

    James Dale (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Foul by James Dale (Brechin City).

  10. Post update

    Michael Moffat (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andy Jackson (Brechin City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Brechin City. Euan Smith replaces Craig Molloy.

  13. Post update

    Craig Reid (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Craig Molloy (Brechin City).

  15. Booking

    Jason Talbot (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jason Talbot (Dunfermline Athletic).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Ryan Wallace replaces Michael Paton.

  19. Booking

    Paul McLean (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Paul McLean (Brechin City).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dunfermline25175360184256
2Peterhead26139461313048
3Ayr24134745331243
4Airdrieonians25104113438-434
5Albion239592431-732
6Stranraer2695122738-1132
7Stenhousemuir2495103349-1632
8Cowdenbeath2474133452-1825
9Forfar2347123040-1019
10Brechin2446142543-1818
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