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Brechin City 2 Dumbarton 2

Match Report - By John Hoey


It was a case of honours shared at the Glebe this afternoon as City and Dumbarton shared four goals in highly entertaining game.
City went in at the interval two goals up thanks to Paul McManus and Rory McKenzie, but a Bryan Prunty penalty in the 57th minute and a superb free kick from Scott Agnew seventeen minutes from time earned Alan Adamson’s men a deserved share of the spoils.
Scot Buist was missing from City’s opening line-up because of suspension but Ewan Moyes and Jim Lister had recovered from injury and both were in manager Jim Weir’s opening eleven.
The Sons probably just had the edge in a free-flowing opening 20 minutes but City began to exert some pressure on the visitors’ defence and they deservedly grabbed the opener in the 30th minute.
Garry Brady played a good cross-field pass to Jonny Linday on the left bye-line and the young full-back pushed forward before delivering a great cross into the box for Paul McManus whose first-time volley gave Sons keeper Stephen Grindlay no chance.
City kept pushing forward and they got their reward just three minutes later when they doubled their lead.
A Gary Fusco free-kick was headed on in the opposition penalty-box by Moyes straight to McKenzie who fired home a wonderful overhead free-kick which Grindlay was absolutely helpless to stop.
City kept up the pressure at the beginning of the second-half and thry should have perhaps made it three in the 48th minute when Lister headed a Brady pass into the path of McManus who shot just wide of the post.
City were in the ascendency at this stage but Dumbarton in turn began to put some pressure on the City rearguard and it paid off in the 57th minute when they reduced the deficit from the penalty-spot.
Prunty picked up the ball just at the edge of the City penalty-box and as he tried to move closer to goal, he was impeded in the box by Lindsay and referee Paul Robertson had no hesitation in awarding a penalty.
Prunty himself stepped up to take the kick and he blasted a low drive straight past Craig Nelson into the net.
This goal gave the visitors a huge lift and they drew level in the 73rd minute when they won a free-kick at the edge of the City box.
City fans would have been apprehensive when they saw Scott Agnew lining up to take the kick and they had every right to be as he curled a magnificent drive into the top right-hand corner of the net giving Nelson no chance

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3 March 2012
Carnegie Fuels Stadium at Glebe Park
Attendance: 459
Paul McManus 30
Rory McKenzie 33
Bryan Prunty 57 (Pen)
Scott Agnew 73

Brechin City

1 Craig Nelson
2 Gary Fusco
3 Jonny Lindsay
4 Mick Dunlop
5 Ewan Moyes
6 Garry Brady
7 Rory McKenzie
8 Craig Molloy
9 Jim Lister
10 Paul McManus
11 Bryan Hodge
12 David McKenna
14 Charlie King
15 Gerry McLauchlan
16 David Crawford
17 David Scott


  • On: David McKenna
    Off: Paul McManus ( 77 )


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


  • On: Pat Walker
    Off: Tony Wallace ( 65 )
  • On: Kevin Nicoll
    Off: Ally Graham ( 65 )