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Brechin City 3 Alloa Athletic 2

Match Report - By John Hoey


Brechin City came from behind to clinch all three points after a superb match against Alloa Athletic at Glebe Park this afternoon.

City got off to the perfect start after just four minutes when David McKenna volleyed home the opener, but the Wasps hit back and goals from Kevin Cawley and Ryan McCord from the penalty-spot gave them a 2-1 half-time lead.

However, City regrouped for the second-half and scored the equaliser after just five minutes when Alan Trouten slotted the ball home from close-range and they grabbed a thoroughly deserved winner just seven minutes from time when Andy Jackson collected a Scott Dalziel pass to fire the ball beyond Wasps keeper Scott Bain.

The commitment, effort and will-to-win from the players was there again for everyone to see and City have now closed the gap on the Wasps to just five points having played one game less.

Manager Ray McKinnon made just one change from the side that had swept Forfar aside on Wednesday afternoon with Garry Brady replacing the injured Craig Molloy in central midfield.

City started strongly and they grabbed the lead with a great goal after only four minutes.

The ball was played out wide to Brady on the left and when his cross came into the box, it was headed back by Jackson into the path of McKENNA whose first-time volley gave Wasps keeper Scott Bain no chance.

This goal spurred the visitors into action and they scored a deserved equaliser in the 17th minute when Cawley whose running had been causing the City defence problems picked up the ball on the left and cut inside before unleashing a tremendous right-foot drive into the roof of the net.

City though had the chance to regain the lead six minutes later when Daryl Meggat handled the ball in the penalty-box but McKenna’s spot-kick was well saved by Bain who then performed heroics to block the rebound from McKenna.

This again spurred the visitors on and they themselves were awarded a penalty eight minutes before the break after Gerry McGlauchlan had impeded Nicky Low in the penalty-box and Ryan McCord stepped up to dispatch the spot-kick well beyond the reach of Andrews.

City came out for the second-half with Trouten replacing McGlauchlan and the midfielder made an almost immediate impact when he scored the equaliser within five minutes. Jackson collected the ball in the box and fired in a shot which was well parried by Bain but TROUTEN was on hand to slot the rebound into the far corner of the net.

The match was now swinging from end to end with City having a definite edge in terms of possession and pressure and they got their reward with just seven minutes remaining when they scored a dramatic winner.

Substitute Scott Dalziel picked up the ball on the left and beat his man before passing to JACKSON who blasted a tremendous right-foot drive beyond the despairing arms of Bain.

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5 January 2013
Carnegie Fuels Stadium at Glebe Park
Attendance: 602
David McKenna 4
Alan Trouten 50
Andy Jackson 83
Kevin Cawley 17
Ryan McCord 38 (Pen)

Brechin City

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


  • On: Alan Trouten
    Off: Gerry McLauchlan ( 46 )
  • On: Scott Dalziel
    Off: David McKenna ( 78 )
  • On: Johnny Stewart
    Off: Derek Carcary ( 85 )

Alloa Athletic

1 Scott Bain
2 Jason Marr
3 Mark Docherty
4 Ben Gordon
5 Daryl Meggat
6 Stephen Simmons
7 Kevin Cawley
8 Ryan McCord
9 Edward Fearns
10 Graham Homes
11 Nicky Low
12 Ross McCord
14 Gavin Stokes
15 Martin Grehan
16 Lewis Bonar
17 Craig McDowall


  • On: Gavin Stokes
    Off: Jason Marr ( 51 )
  • On: Ross McCord
    Off: Nicky Low ( 72 )
  • On: Lewis Bonar
    Off: Graham Homes ( 76 )