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Brechin City 2 Arbroath 0

Match Report - By Brechin City

Brechin City require just four points from their remaining five matches to make sure of clinching third position and a play-off spot after defeating near neighbours Arbroath by 2-0 at Glebe Park.

Forfar and Arbroath can still technically overcome City provided they win all of their remaining games and City fail to take any points from their next five matches but although that remains a possible scenario the odds of that happening would seem to be very unlikely given City's impressive second-half performance against the Lichties when with five first-team regulars missing they still managed to record a deserved win against a side who had to take three points if they wanted to have any realistic chance of reaching the play-offs. A home win against Albion Rovers on Tuesday night should all but ensure City a place in the play-offs with third place in the table also virtually guaranteed.

Andy Jackson and Gerry McGlauchlan scored City's goals in a very good second-half display when the hosts had the upper hand in terms of possession and pressure

The first-half was pretty much a non-event with both teams unable to create anything much in front of goal. Arbroath had a good opportunity after 12 minutes when Steven Doris outpaced McGlauchlan and bore in on goal but Michael Andrews moved quickly off his line to smother the ball at the striker's feet to avert the danger and on the stroke of half-time City had a half-chance when Ryan Ferguson moved clear in the penalty area but he shot well wide of the target.

City started the second-half with Johnny Brown replacing Graham Hay and from the outset they began to exert a lot of pressure on the Lichties defence. This paid off after 64 minutes when David McKenna who had replaced Beau Longridge just five minutes earlier collected the ball wide on the right and delivered a superb cross into the box for JACKSON who bulleted a terrific header well beyond the reach of Scott Morrison in the Arbroath goal.

City continued to push forward and they got their reward with four minutes remaining when McGLAUCHLAN blasted home from close-range after player-boss Paul Sheerin had given the ball away.

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Comfortable Home Win For Champions


13 April 2013
Carnegie Fuels Stadium at Glebe Park
Attendance: 747
Andy Jackson 64
Gerry McLauchlan 86

Brechin City

1 Michael Andrews
2 Alex Pursehouse
3 Paul McLean
4 Graham Hay
5 Gerry McLauchlan
6 Johnny Stewart
7 Ryan Ferguson
8 Gary Fusco
9 Andy Jackson
10 Beau Longridge
11 Ryan Stewart
12 Greg Cameron
14 David McKenna
15 Garry Brady
16 Jonny Brown
17 Craig Nelson


  • On: Jonny Brown
    Off: Graham Hay ( 46 )
  • On: David McKenna
    Off: Beau Longridge ( 59 )
  • On: Greg Cameron
    Off: Ryan Stewart ( 81 )


1 Scott Morrison
2 Mark Baxter
3 Colin Hamilton
4 Scott Robertson
5 Michael Travis
6 Alex Keddie
7 Danny Rennie
8 Ross Chisholm
9 Graham Bayne
10 Steven Doris
11 Paul Sheerin
12 Derek Holmes
14 Euan Smith
15 Lee Sibanda
16 Stuart Malcolm
17 Tony Bullock


  • On: Derek Holmes
    Off: Graham Bayne ( 66 )
  • On: Lee Sibanda
    Off: Danny Rennie ( 66 )
  • On: Euan Smith
    Off: Michael Travis ( 79 )