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Dumbarton 1 Brechin City 0

Match Report - By John Hoey

Brechin City's recent fine league run came to an end at Strathclyde Homes Stadium when a Scott Agnew goal just five minutes from time wrapped up the points for Dumbarton who leapfrogged City to fourth place in the Irn Bru Second Division table.
The game was fairly evenly balanced over the course of the 90 minutes but Dumbarton had the lion's share of possession particularly in the second-half, and over the piece they probably just deserved their victory.
The visitors started the game without the services of striker Jim Lister and midfielder Derek Carcary both of whom had sustained injuries at training on Thursday night so when the teams took the field, City had Craig Nelson in goal with a back four of McLean, McGlauchlan, Dunlop and McClune. David Crawford, Craig Molloy, Garry Brady and Bryan Hodge made up the numbers in midfield with David McKenna and Paul McManus leading the attack.
City were first to threaten after 11 minutes when a McManus lob went just over the bar and shortly afterwards the same player fired in a shot which came back off the base of the post after a good pass from Molloy had created the opening.
The Sons hit back and an Agnew pile-driver from 30 yards was just over the bar and an Ally Graham effort eleven minutes later went the same way.
A short McClune pass-back a couple of minutes before the break spelt danger for City but Ewan Moyes who had replaced the injured McGlauchlan in the 28th minute came to City's rescue and the threat was averted.
The Sons had the bulk of the early second-half pressure and Kevin Nicoll had a 15 yard shot well saved by Nelson six minutes into the re-start and four minutes later an Agnew fired in a drive which was well over the bar.
The hosts were enjoying a lot of possession as the half wore on, but City were defending well and the game looked to be heading for a 0-0 draw until five minutes from the end, when Dumbarton scored what proved to be the winner.
As Agnew weaved his way into the City penalty-area he was fouled in the box by Hodge. Agnew himself came up to take the resultant penalty and although Nelson did well to parry the striker's kick Bryan Prunty was on hand to blast the rebound past a helpless keeper.

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Cowdenbeath 2 Airdrie United 0

Blue Brazil Too Strong for Diamonds

East Fife 2 Arbroath 2

Honours Shared At New Bayview

Stenhousemuir 2 Forfar Athletic 3

Great Win for Loons at Ochilview


14 January 2012
C&G Systems Stadium
Attendance: 572
Bryan Prunty 85

Brechin City

1 Craig Nelson
2 Paul McLean
3 David McClune
4 Gerry McLauchlan
5 Mick Dunlop
6 Garry Brady
7 David Crawford
8 Craig Molloy
9 David McKenna
10 Paul McManus
11 Bryan Hodge
12 Charlie King
14 Gary Fusco
15 Ewan Moyes
16 Graham Weir
17 David Scott


  • On: Ewan Moyes
    Off: Gerry McLauchlan ( 28 )
  • On: Charlie King
    Off: David Crawford ( 63 )
  • On: Gary Fusco
    Off: David McKenna ( 83 )


1 Stephen Grindlay
2 Ryan Finnie
3 James Creaney
4 Alan Lithgow
5 Martin McNiff
6 Mark Lamont
7 Mark Gilhaney
8 Kevin Nicoll
9 Bryan Prunty
10 Scott Agnew
11 Ally Graham
12 Paul Nugent
14 Pat Walker
15 Tony Wallace
16 Ryan Borris
17 Arnaud Gastal


  • On: Ryan Borris
    Off: Ally Graham ( 68 )
  • On: Pat Walker
    Off: Mark Lamont ( 68 )