Scottish Championship
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Brechin City 1-3 Dumbarton

Dumbarton's Dimitris Froxylias
Dimitris Froxylias scored his sixth game of the season to earn Dumbarton a win over bottom-club Brechin City

Dimitris Froxylias provided three assists as Dumbarton earned a precious win over the Scottish Championship's bottom side Brechin City.

Calum Gallagher was the first to turn in one of the Cypriot's corners in the 10th minute, before Sean Crighton sent another into his own net.

A fine curling free-kick from Craig Storie got Brechin off the mark.

But just before the break yet another Froxylias corner caused chaos and Danny Handling bundled the ball home.

Dumbarton might have had a fourthgoal in the second half when Andrew Stirling rounded goalkeeper Patrick O'Neil and pulled back for Stuart Carswell, who could not finish.

Dumbarton remain in the relegation play-off position, four points astray of 10th-placed Inverness, who have played a game fewer.

Brechin are still without a league victory this season.

Line-ups

Brechin

  • 19O'Neil
  • 15Spark
  • 20Crighton
  • 4Fusco
  • 3Dyer
  • 25StorieSubstituted forMorrisonat 45'minutes
  • 7Tapping
  • 18Orsi
  • 8GrahamBooked at 83mins
  • 11Watt
  • 22MackinSubstituted forLayneat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2McLean
  • 6Dale
  • 10Layne
  • 16Morrison
  • 21Sinclair
  • 26Costello
  • 29Smith

Dumbarton

  • 1Gallacher
  • 12WardropSubstituted forSmithat 18'minutes
  • 4Dowie
  • 55Barr
  • 3McLaughlinSubstituted forHillat 69'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 7Gallagher
  • 6Carswell
  • 14Hutton
  • 25Stirling
  • 21Handling
  • 20FroxyliasSubstituted forBurtat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Smith
  • 8Wilson
  • 9Stewart
  • 15Hill
  • 19Ewings
  • 24Nisbet
  • 31Burt
Referee:
Alan Muir
Attendance:
445

Match Stats

Home TeamBrechinAway TeamDumbarton
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Brechin City 1, Dumbarton 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brechin City 1, Dumbarton 3.

Attempt missed. Liam Burt (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Daniel Handling (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Euan Spark (Brechin City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Calum Gallagher (Dumbarton).

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Willie Dyer.

Foul by Finn Graham (Brechin City).

David Smith (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Euan Spark (Brechin City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Daniel Handling (Dumbarton).

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Craig Barr.

Attempt blocked. Callum Tapping (Brechin City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Finn Graham (Brechin City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Calum Gallagher (Dumbarton).

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

Booking

Finn Graham (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Finn Graham (Brechin City).

Stuart Carswell (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Liam Burt replaces Dimitris Froxylias.

Booking

Dougie Hill (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Callumn Morrison (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dougie Hill (Dumbarton).

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Kalvin Orsi.

Attempt blocked. Calum Gallagher (Dumbarton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Willie Dyer (Brechin City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Kalvin Orsi (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle Hutton (Dumbarton).

Attempt missed. Stuart Carswell (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Isaac Layne (Brechin City).

Stuart Carswell (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Kalvin Orsi (Brechin City) right footed shot is close, but misses to the left. Kalvin Orsi should be disappointed.

Penalty Brechin City. Sean Crighton draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Craig Barr (Dumbarton) after a foul in the penalty area.

Finn Graham (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stuart Carswell (Dumbarton).

Finn Graham (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stuart Carswell (Dumbarton).

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Dougie Hill replaces Christopher McLaughlin.

Foul by Willie Dyer (Brechin City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1St Mirren28203552292363
2Livingston28149544281651
3Dundee Utd2513573530544
4Morton291110838281043
5Dunfermline28109940301039
6Queen of Sth28108104140138
7Falkirk28810103140-934
8Inverness CT2687113132-131
9Dumbarton2769121933-1427
10Brechin2704231960-414
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