Scottish League One
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Peterhead 4-1 Brechin City

Rory McAllister's hat-trick helped promotion-chasing Peterhead to a thumping 4-1 victory over Brechin City.

McAllister converted Shane Sutherland's cross on 25 minutes and added his second on the stroke of half-time with a thunderous strike.

Liam Watt pulled one back just after the hour mark, turning in Paul McLean's cross, but McAllister and Sutherland struck in the final quarter.

Bottom side Brechin are seven points adrift of ninth-placed Forfar Athletic.

Line-ups

Peterhead

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Smith
  • 4RossBooked at 70mins
  • 6Strachan
  • 5GilchristBooked at 65mins
  • 7Stevenson
  • 8RedmanBooked at 47mins
  • 22FerryBooked at 84mins
  • 14DzierzawskiSubstituted forBlockleyat 72'minutes
  • 11RileySubstituted forBrownat 62'minutes
  • 9McAllisterBooked at 5minsSubstituted forRodgersat 80'minutes
  • 10Sutherland

Substitutes

  • 2Blockley
  • 18Brown
  • 19Lawrence
  • 20Rodgers
  • 21Jarvie

Brechin

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Smith
  • 2McLean
  • 4McCormack
  • 5Culjak
  • 3DyerBooked at 90mins
  • 7Tiffoney
  • 6FuscoBooked at 44minsSubstituted forShepherdat 59'minutes
  • 8Dale
  • 11WattSubstituted forMontgomeryat 87'minutes
  • 10Thomson
  • 9SpenceSubstituted forSmithat 53'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Molloy
  • 14Shepherd
  • 15Smith
  • 16Montgomery
  • 17Dods
  • 21O'Neil
Referee:
Gavin Duncan
Attendance:
680

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterheadAway TeamBrechin
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home17
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterhead 4, Brechin City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Peterhead 4, Brechin City 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Andy Rodgers (Peterhead).

  5. Booking

    Willie Dyer (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Shane Sutherland (Peterhead) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Willie Dyer (Brechin City).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Darren McCormack (Brechin City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Redman (Peterhead).

  10. Post update

    Jonathan Tiffoney (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Peterhead 4, Brechin City 1. Shane Sutherland (Peterhead) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andy Rodgers with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andy Rodgers (Peterhead) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Brechin City. Jamie Montgomery replaces Liam Watt because of an injury.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Stevenson (Peterhead).

  16. Post update

    Liam Watt (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Robert Thomson (Brechin City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  18. Booking

    Simon Ferry (Peterhead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Simon Ferry (Peterhead).

  20. Post update

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