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Forfar Athletic 1 Brechin City 4

Match Report - By John Hoey

Forfar Athletic 1 Brechin City 4

Brechin City kept up their impressive run of form with an emphatic 4-1 victory over local rivals Forfar Athletic at Station Park this afternoon.

All of the goals came in a second-half which City totally dominated.

David McKenna fired home the opener in the 47th minute with Johnny Brown doubling his side's lead eleven minutes later. Derek Carcary added a third goal in 64 minutes and although Forfar pulled a goal back through Gavin Swankie with ten minutes remaining, any hopes they had of staging a late fight-back were quashed a minute later when substitute Scott Dalziel scored goal number four.

City totally dominated the second-half and the result means that they have leapfrogged the Loons to move into third place in the Irn Bru Second Division table.

With Kurtis Byrne having left the club and Alan Trouten still unavailable through injury, manager Ray McKinnon shuffled the pack for the third game of the season against the Loons.

Michael Andrews remained in goal with a back-four of McGlauchlan, Hay, Moyes and McLean. McKenna, Fusco, Molloy and Brown were in midfield with Carcary up front with Jackson playing just behind him.

Forfar had the edge in terms of possession and pressure during an opening 45 minutes where clear-cut chances for both sides were at a premium.

Dale Hilson, Chris Templeman and James Craigan all had early half-chances for the Loons but Michael Andrews in the Brechin goal saved easily on each occasion.

Brechin's only opportunity in the first-half came after 20 minutes when a McKenna 20 yard drive was well held by Jack Hamilton.

City started the second-half on the offensive and they grabbed the lead with a great goal from McKenna in the 48th minute. The ex St Mirren and Stirling Albion striker picked up the ball 25 yards from goal and fired a screamer into the top corner of the net giving Hamilton no chance.

City should have made it two just four minutes later when Brown played in Jackson but City's top scorer scooped the ball over the bar with the goal at his mercy.

City were piling on the pressure in the early stages of the second-half and they doubled their lead six minutes later when Brown was on hand at the far post to fire home a Gary Fusco cross from the right and they wrapped up the points in style six minutes later when Carcary collected a pass from Brown and slotted the ball into the bottom corner of the net.

Swankie pulled a goal back for Forfar with ten minutes remaining when he fired home from just outside the box, but any thoughts the Loons had of a late fight-back were quashed a minute later when substitute Dalziel who had come on for Carcary just four minutes earlier, picked up a pass from Jackson and fired home a beauty from around 20 yards out.

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2 January 2013
Station Park
Attendance: 903
Gavin Swankie 80
David McKenna 47
Jonny Brown 58
Derek Carcary 64
Scott Dalziel 81

Brechin City

1 Michael Andrews
2 Paul McLean
3 Jonny Brown
4 Graham Hay
5 Ewan Moyes
6 Gerry McLauchlan
7 Gary Fusco
8 Craig Molloy
9 Andy Jackson
10 David McKenna
11 Derek Carcary
12 Scott Dalziel
14 Garry Brady
15 Johnny Stewart
16 Ryan Stewart
17 Craig Nelson


  • On: Garry Brady
    Off: Craig Molloy ( 50 )
  • On: Scott Dalziel
    Off: Derek Carcary ( 77 )
  • On: Ryan Stewart
    Off: David McKenna ( 84 )

Forfar Athletic

1 Jack Hamilton
2 Willie Robertson
3 Iain Campbell
4 Michael Bolochoweckyj
5 Jamie Bishop
6 James Craigan
7 Dale Hilson
8 Mark McCulloch
9 Chris Templeman
10 Gavin Swankie
11 Danny Denholm
12 Martyn Fotheringham
14 Ross Campbell
15 Charlie King
16 Gavin Malin
17 David Scott


  • On: Martyn Fotheringham
    Off: James Craigan ( 68 )
  • On: Gavin Malin
    Off: Willie Robertson ( 68 )
  • On: Charlie King
    Off: Chris Templeman ( 77 )