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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Brechin City 1, Dunfermline Athletic 2.

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Willie Dyer (Brechin City).

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

Foul by Willie Dyer (Brechin City).

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

Booking

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

Foul by James Dale (Brechin City).

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Euan Smith replaces Craig Molloy.

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

Foul by Craig Molloy (Brechin City).

Booking

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

Foul by Jason Talbot (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Ryan Wallace replaces Michael Paton.

Booking

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

Foul by Paul McLean (Brechin City).

Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Lukas Culjak.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. David Hopkirk replaces Joe Cardle.

Attempt missed. Michael Paton (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

James Dale (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic).

Lukas Culjak (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic).

Attempt saved. Robert Thomson (Brechin City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Scott Shepherd (Brechin City).

Craig Reid (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andy Jackson (Brechin City).

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

Foul by Andy Jackson (Brechin City).

Brad McKay (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Scott Shepherd replaces David Weatherston because of an injury.

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

Foul by Brad McKay (Dunfermline Athletic).

Attempt missed. Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Gary Fusco (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

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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