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Forfar Athletic 1 Brechin City 2

Match Report - By John Hoey

Forfar Athletic 1 Brechin City 2

Brechin City ended their season on a high note and concluded what has been a fantastic run of results with a deserved 2-1 derby victory over Forfar Athletic at Station Park.

A goal from Darren McCormack in first-half injury time saw Darren Dod's men go in at the break 1-0 up and the Loons hopes of staging a comeback were dealt a severe blow early in the second half when Andy Ryan was sent off by referee for a second bookable offence. City made their extra man count and Jamie Robson wrapped up the points when he steered the ball last Darren Hill with ten minutes renaming.

City were then reduced to ten men when club captain Craig Molloy was ordered off by the referee after a tackle on Loons sub Gavin Swankie. It was an extremely cruel end to Tiger's City career as he has been such an inspirational player in his time with the club but City had hardly time to reorganise before Danny Denholm scored a late consolation for the hosts deep into injury-time.

City started the match with the same eleven players who had defeated Stranraer the previous week, knowing that three points would ensure their League One status for next season.

Both sides started the match positively and the first real chance of the game came for the Loons in the 15th minute when an Andy Ryan shot was cleared off the line by Paul McLean.

City then put pressure on the home defence and a wonderful cross-field pass from James Dale found Robson whose quickly fired in a drive which was deflected for a corner.

The visitors then had a huge let-off in the 28th minute when Ryan appeared to be impeded in the box by Euan Smith but referee Northcroft waved away claims for a penalty to the consternation of the Loons players and supporters.

Robert Thomson then missed a couple of half-chances for City before they grabbed the lead deep into injury-time.

Willie Dyer delivered a great corner from the left into the Forfar box and Darren McCormack rose high above the home defence to power a header past Hill.

City threatened again within four minutes of the re-start when McLean drove the ball across the box for Thomson who looked set to score but Hill was quickly off his line to smother the ball at the striker's feet.

The Loons hopes of staging a fightback were then dealt a body-blow when striker Ryan was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Liam Watt was then unlucky with a couple of long-range efforts before City had the ball in the net again when a McLean headed home a great cross from Dyer but the ref had already blown for an infringement.

In a dramatic final few minutes, City wrapped up the points when Robson slotted another great cross from Dyer past Hill but the players' celebrations had hardly died down when skipper Craig Molloy was ordered off for a tackle on Gavin Swankie and seconds later Danny Denholm reduced the deficit with a late consolation.

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30 April 2016
Station Park
Attendance: 928
Danny Denholm 90
Darren McCormack 45
Jamie Robson 88

Brechin City

1 Graeme Smith
2 Paul McLean
3 Willie Dyer
4 Darren McCormack
5 Gary Fusco
6 Euan Smith
7 Jamie Robson
8 James Dale
9 Andy Jackson
10 Robert Thomson
11 Liam Watt
12 Craig Molloy
14 Liam Coogans
15 Jonathan Tiffoney
16 Jamie Montgomery
17 David Weatherston
18 Darren Dods
21 Patrick O'Neil


  • On: Craig Molloy
    Off: Euan Smith ( 82 )
  • On: Jamie Montgomery
    Off: Liam Watt ( 90 )

Forfar Athletic

1 Darren Hill
2 Euan Spark
3 Michael Kennedy
4 Bryan Hodge
5 Gareth Rodger
6 Scott Smith
7 Scott Martin
8 Steven Craig
9 Andy Ryan
10 Derek Young
11 Danny Denholm
12 Gavin Swankie
14 Matthew Aitken
15 Omar Kader
16 Martyn Fotheringham
17 Frankie Devine
18 Iain Campbell
19 Jason King


  • On: Omar Kader
    Off: Derek Young ( 72 )
  • On: Martyn Fotheringham
    Off: Scott Smith ( 85 )