Brechin City Football Club

Glebe Park, Brechin, Angus DD9 6BJ

Tel : 01356 623344
Email :

Brechin City 3 Forfar Athletic 4

Match Report - By John Hoey

John Hoey Brechin City 3 ForfarAthletic 4

Forfar Athletic gave their play-off hopes a massive boost after winning an enthralling and exciting derby match by 4-3.

Dale Hilson, Michael Bolochoweckyj, Gavin Malin and Gavin Swankie were all on the mark for the Loons while Graham Hay and Alan Trouten with a double scored City's goals.

Trailing by 3-0 early in the second-half it looked at that stage as if City were going to be on the end of a hammering but the players fought back magnificently to reduce the deficit to 3-2 and even when the visitors made it 4-2, City fought backs again to score a third goal and they were definitely unfortunate not to get a share of the spoils at the end of the day.

The result sees Forfar close the gap on City to just three points having played two games more.

The Loons pushed forward from the outset and grabbed the opener after 12 minutes.

Templeman laid the ball off superbly for Hilson whose right-foot drive sailed into the top corner of the net.

The visitors continued to put a lot of pressure on the City defence and they deservedly doubled their lead after 33 minutes when Michael Bolochoweckyj rose above the home defence to head home Iain Campbell's corner.

The Loons started the second-half as they finished the first and they went 3-0 up three minutes into the half.

Hilson picked up the ball on the right and raced clear of the home defence before squaring the ball across the face of the goal for Malin who wasted no time in despatching a left-foot drive into the bottom corner of the net.

City tried to get themselves back into the game and they were unlucky not to reduce the deficit when a Ryan Ferguson shot came back off the bar after 52 minutes but they made the breakthrough five minutes later when Graham Hay blasted home from close-range.

The hosts continued to press and they got their reward after 76 minutes when a Ferguson shot was parried by Darren Hill into the path of Trouten who made no mistake from around five yards out.

However the Loons wrapped up the points in style with six minutes remaining when Jordon Brown played a great pass through to Gavin Swankie who fired home a beauty from the edge of the box.

City came back again though and a Trouten drive from the edge of the box with three minutes remaining reduced the deficit to just one goal again but try as they might City were unable to grab a late equaliser.

Other Results - Irn Bru 2nd Division

East Fife 1 Stranraer 1

All Square At Bayview


9 April 2013
Carnegie Fuels Stadium at Glebe Park
Attendance: 581
Graham Hay 57
Alan Trouten 76
Alan Trouten 87
Dale Hilson 12
Michael Bolochoweckyj 33
Gavin Malin 47
Gavin Swankie 84

Brechin City

1 Michael Andrews
2 Alex Pursehouse
3 Paul McLean
4 Graham Hay
5 Gerry McLauchlan
6 Gary Fusco
7 Alan Trouten
8 Ryan Ferguson
9 Andy Jackson
10 Derek Carcary
11 Ryan Stewart
12 David McKenna
14 Johnny Stewart
15 Greg Cameron
16 Aaron Murdoch
17 Craig Nelson


  • On: David McKenna
    Off: Derek Carcary ( 34 )
  • On: Johnny Stewart
    Off: Ryan Stewart ( 87 )

Forfar Athletic

1 Darren Hill
2 Mark McCulloch
3 Iain Campbell
4 Michael Bolochoweckyj
5 Odmar Faeroe
6 Gavin Malin
7 Dale Hilson
8 Martyn Fotheringham
9 Chris Templeman
10 Gavin Swankie
11 Danny Denholm
12 Charlie King
14 Jordon Brown
15 Willie Robertson
16 Omar Kader
17 Ross Salmon


  • On: Omar Kader
    Off: Dale Hilson ( 69 )
  • On: Jordon Brown
    Off: Martyn Fotheringham ( 69 )
  • On: Willie Robertson
    Off: Odmar Faeroe ( 74 )