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Brechin City 3 Peterhead 0

Match Report - By John Hoey

City romped home to a comfortable and well-deserved 3-0 win against Peterhead at Glebe Park.

Rory McAllister with a brace and Paul McLean were the City scorers and but for some great saves and poor finishing the margin of victory for the hosts could have been much greater.

City fired on all cylinders in this performance and the supporters must have gone home happy after watching their side dominate the game from start to finish.

Manager Jim Duffy made just one change to the side that lost narrowly against Alloa on Saturday with skipper Neil Janczyk replacing Kevin Byers in midfield.

City had the first chance of the match in the 8th minute when Rory McAllister had a shot from the edge of the box deflected for a corner and he was unlucky again just eleven minutes later when he collected a Willie Dyer pass just insdie the penalty area and elected to shoot but his low drive came off the base of the post.

Bobby Barr made ground on the right in the 24th minute when Bobby Barr made ground on the right wing and floated in a perfect cross for Mark Docherty who headed just past the post and just a minute later, Charlie King missed a golden opportunity when he blasted the ball wide of the post from around two yards out.

City were pushing forward at every opportunity and the Peterhead defence were having to work really hard to keep them at bay, but the unrelenting pressure paid dividends in the 31st minute when City opened the scoring with a good goal from Paul McLean.

Dyer swung in a cross from the left which was headed on by Docherty and McLean was on hand to fire the ball into the roof of the net from around eight yards.

With two minutes of the half remaining, King was unlucky not to double City's lead when he collected a Docherty pass and cut into the box but his shot went inches past the post.

City started the second-half where they left off the first- on the offensive, and Docherty tried a lob in the 46th minute which went tamely past the post.

However, four minutes later they were two goals in front and what a goal this second goal was.

McAllister picked up the ball around 40 yards from the Blue Toon goal and bore into the opposition box before dispatching a glorious right-foot drive into the far corner of the net.

Barr had an opportunity for City in the 61st minute when a King pass gave him a chance of scoring but the winger was denied by a diving save from Paul Jarvie.

The visitors had their first real chance of the match with 66 minutes on the clock when substitute Dougie Cameron's left-foot drive was parried by Craig Nelson.

The big keeper, who had picked up an injury in the closing stages of the first-half was replaced by David Scott just a minute later.

City though kept pushing forward and they wrapped up the points with another McAllister goal in the 73rd minute.

Barr picked up a pass on the right and swung in a pin-point cross for the striker, who was able to pick his spot in the net with a downwards header.

With eleven minutes remaining, Docherty picked up the ball 30 yards from goal and weaved past a couple of defenders, but his final shot was weak and went just past the post.

The points were certainly safe, but substitute Stevn Canning missed a sitter with just a couple of minutes left when he latched onto a Docherty cross with just the keepr to beat but he sliced the ball just past the post.

City boss Jim Duffy was delighted with his side's showing.

" We were different class tonight.

We won 3-0, but their keeper had two unbelievable saves in the first-half, we've hit the post and we've missed a couple of snips.

I can't fault the players. I felt that we played some great football and scored some really good goals.

We were solid at the back, the midfield players were really up for it and we had some great movement from the two strikers with Rory once again showing that he's a top-class striker. He not only scored a couple of goals for us, but his movement off the ball and his work-rate are absolutely top notch.

Overall, it was a top-class team performance and I don't think that the 3-0 score-line flattered us in any way. We played really well and deserved to win."

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15 December 2009
Carnegie Fuels Stadium at Glebe Park
Attendance: 417
Paul McLean 31
Rory McAllister 50
Rory McAllister 73

Brechin City

1 Craig Nelson
2 Richard Walker
3 Willie Dyer
4 Paul McLean
5 Barry Smith
6 Neil Janczyk
7 Bobby Barr
8 Gary Fusco
9 Rory McAllister
10 Charlie King
11 Mark Docherty
12 Mark Cowan
14 Kris Renton
15 Steven Canning
16 Kevin Byers
17 David Scott


  • On: David Scott
    Off: Craig Nelson ( 67 )
  • On: Steven Canning
    Off: Neil Janczyk ( 69 )
  • On: Kris Renton
    Off: Charlie King ( 90 )


1 Paul Jarvie
2 David Donald
3 Stewart Smith
4 Bobby Mann
5 Callum MacDonald
6 Neil McVitie
7 Graeme Sharp
8 Donald Ross
9 John Stewart
10 Nicky Clark
11 Ryan Strachan
12 Dougie Cameron
14 Jonathan Smith
15 Peter Bruce
16 Paul Young
17 Kieran Wilson


  • On: Dougie Cameron
    Off: Donald Ross ( 63 )
  • On: Peter Bruce
    Off: John Stewart ( 63 )