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East Fife 2 Brechin City 2

Match Report - By John Hoey

East Fife 2 Brechin City 2

Brechin City and East Fife shared the spoils after an exciting 2-2 draw at Bayview Stadium.

City started off at a whirlwind pace and opened the scoring after only six minutes when Alan Trouten pounced onto a Johnny Brown shot which had come back off the post but the Fifers equalised against the run of play in the 28th minute when Collin Samuel headed home from a Darren Smith corner.

City then regained the advantage a couple of minutes later when Derek Carcary fired home his side's second goal of the afternoon but the Fifers came back again and a wonder strike from Bobby Barr eight minutes before the break levelled the match.

City definitely had the better of the opening 45 minutes when they were well in command but the Fifers had the bulk of pressure and possession in the second-half and although City had a couple of goal-scoring opportunities in the final ten minutes, a draw was probably a fair result.

The result means that City who have lost only one match in their last eleven games, retain third spot in the Second Division table, three points ahead of near neighbours Forfar who have played one game more.

City boss Ray McKinnon made just one change from the side that defeated Alloa at Glebe Park.

Gerry McGlauchlan moved from full-back to replace the suspended Ewan Moyes at the heart of the defence with Alan Trouten on from the start in his usual wide midfield position.

City started strongly and they grabbed the lead with a well-worked goal after just six minutes.

Brown picked up the ball deep in his own half and passed to Garry Brady who quickly moved it forward onto Jackson . Jacko, who was skipper for the day in the absence of the suspended Ewan Moyes then played it wide on the left to Brown, whose blistering shot cannoned off the post into the pat h of Trouten who made absolutely no mistake from around two yards out.

City continued to press forward and Brown and Carcary both came close to increasing City's advantage before the hosts drew level very much against the run of play in the 28th minute when Samuel headed home an in-swinging Smith corner from the right.

City though provided the perfect response just a couple of minutes later when Carcary collected a pass from Graham Hay and pushed forward before slotting the ball beyond the reach of Fifers keeper Calum Antell.

City again surged forward in search of further goals but they were shocked when the Fifers drew level again seven minutes before the break when Barr picked up the ball wide on the left and cut inside before unleashing a tremendous right-foot drive which gave Michael Andrews in the City goal absolutely no chance.

City were on the back-foot for much of the second-half with Billy Brown's men pushing forward in an effort to gain the advantage but it was City who had the best goalmouth opportunities of the half when substitute Johnny Stewart and top scorer Jackson both missed decent chances in the final ten minutes of the match.

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Forfar Athletic 2 Ayr United 1

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Stenhousemuir 0 Stranraer 0

No Goals At Ochilview


12 January 2013
Locality Hub Bayview Stadium
Attendance: 578
Collin Samuel 28
Bobby Barr 37
Alan Trouten 6
Derek Carcary 30

Brechin City

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


  • On: Scott Dalziel
    Off: David McKenna ( 71 )
  • On: Johnny Stewart
    Off: Gary Fusco ( 77 )

East Fife

1 Calum Antell
2 Darren McCormack
3 Scott Durie
4 Paul Willis
5 David White
6 Steven Campbell
7 Bobby Barr
8 Paul McManus
9 Collin Samuel
10 Darren Smith
11 Scott McBride
12 Robert Sloan
14 Jamie Pollock
15 Sean Jamieson
16 Liam Gormley
17 Michael Brown


  • On: Sean Jamieson
    Off: Collin Samuel ( 33 )
  • On: Liam Gormley
    Off: Paul McManus ( 88 )