Brechin City Football Club

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Brechin City 4 Forfar Athletic 2

Match Report - By Webmaster

Brechin produced an excellent display against their local rivals and despite scoring four times, the reds could have comfortably doubled their goal haul.

City created numerous chances with 15 goal attempts on target and should have been further ahead than their 2-1 interval lead. To Forfar's credit, they never threw in the towel and with City conceding a couple of slack goals, it meant that teh scoreline remained much closer than it should have been.

Brechin opened the scoring after 11 minutes when a delightful Grant Johnson pass put Steven Hampshire free on the right, and his cross was shot home on the near post by Chris Geddes.

City had an escape two minutes later when Darren Gribben shot against the bar and Paul Tosh couldn't fire in the rebound.

Brechin made it 2-0 after 36 minutes when a Stuart Callaghan cross was handled by Gary Lynn and Callaghan stepped up to score his third penalty of the season.

Forfar got a goal back three minutes from half time. John Ward fouled Darren Gribben, and Gribben made no mistake from the spot. At the other end, Kevin Byers sailed past two challenges and tested Sean Murdoch from distance. Then Sean Murdoch had to be alert to block a shot from inside the area.

Forfar were out of luck after 58 minutes when Paul Lunan headed against the bar following a corner. Brechin went straight upfield and stretched their lead to 3-1 when Hampshire cut inside and lashed home an early candidate for "Goal of the Season" from fully 30 yards out.

Bechin should have gone further ahead after 68 minutes. A tremendous four-man move saw Geddes crossed for substitute Iain Russell to hit the bar from close range.

Amazingly, the Loons were back to just a single goal defecit when Tosh powered home a header from a Kevin Webster corner.

City made sure of the points in the final minute. A shot from Kevin Byers was parried by Murdoch and Chris Geddes was on hand to score his second of the game and third of the season.

Other Results - Bell's League Division 2

Alloa Athletic 1 Stirling Albion 2

Stirling continue their decent start to the season.

Ayr United 0 Stranraer 2

Stranraer pick up all three points at Ayr.

Peterhead 0 Morton 4

Convincing win for league favourites Morton.

Raith Rovers 1 Cowdenbeath 3

Cowdenbeath return to winning ways.


26 August 2006
Carnegie Fuels Stadium at Glebe Park
Attendance: 622
Chris Geddes 11
Stuart Callaghan 36 (Pen)
Steve Hampshire 59
Chris Geddes 89
Darren Gribben 42 (Pen)
Paul Tosh 84

Brechin City

1 Craig Nelson
2 Richard Walker
3 Stuart Callaghan
4 John Ward
5 David White
6 Kevin Byers
7 Chris Geddes
8 Grant Johnson
9 Steve Hampshire
10 Paddy Connolly
11 Darren Smith
12 Iain Russell
14 Charlie King
15 Ryan Pow
16 Scott Devlin
17 John Hillcoat


  • On: Iain Russell
    Off: Darren Smith ( 59 )
  • On: Scott Devlin
    Off: Paddy Connolly ( 76 )

Forfar Athletic

1 Sean Murdoch
2 Craig Lumsden
3 Gary Lynn
4 David Dunn
5 Alan Rattray
6 Kevin Webster
7 Paul Lunan
8 Colin Marshall
9 Paul Tosh
10 Darren Gribben
11 Fraser Coyle
12 Michele Lombardi
14 Gavin Beith
15 Gary Fraser
16 Barry Donald
17 Sandy Wood


  • On: Michele Lombardi
    Off: Fraser Coyle ( 75 )