10 January 2019
Brechin City v Dumbarton - Match Preview
City welcome Jim Duffy's Dumbarton side to Glebe Park tomorrow for a crucial League One clash as 9th take on 8th.
It may be too early to be throwing around the term 'six-pointer', however both sides will be acutely aware of the significance tomorrow's match could have on their season.
A win for City will bring them level on points with the Sons in the table and could even leapfrog them in the table on goal difference. A defeat meanwhile would see the Reds fall six points adrift of automatic safety, albeit with a game in hand.
Brechin City have entered the transfer market for the second time in this January window, this time securing the services of striker Ross Kavanagh who has signed for The Club from Peterhead. All terms have been agreed and he comes into the Manager's thoughts for tomorrow's game, subject to confirmation of registration with the Scottish FA. There are no new injury concerns, leaving Ryan McGeever, Callum Tapping and Dene Shields as the only definite absentees.
The Club has also confirmed that Livingston youngster Cameron Blues has returned to his parent club at the end of his loan period. The midfielder made 3 starts and 4 substitute appearance, scoring once, that being in the memorable 4-0 victory over Forfar Athletic at The Glebe in November. In addition, Harvey Dailly, has also left Glebe Park, with an agreement now in place to convert his loan agreement with Carnoustie Panmure into a permanent transfer. He started once for City and made one substitute appearance in early season Cup Ties at Peterhead and Dundee. We wish both players well.
City fans at Gayfield last weekend were generally in agreement that the 1-0 defeat to runaway league leaders Arbroath brought with it a hugely more encouraging performance than in recent weeks. Manager Barry Smith commented: "There were a lot of positives to take from last weekend, even in defeat. We were delighted to have added the experience of Scott Robertson, and now we're equally pleased to attract striker Ross Kavanagh to Glebe Park. He is a hardworking attacker with an eye for goal and both players will be very good additions to the squad. We are trying hard to bring in another few faces which will add quality and competition."
Tomorrow's match referee is Gavin Duncan who will be assisted by Gary Hilland and Mat Northcroft. Gavin has shown 1 red card in 12 matches this season and officiated in the 2-1 defeat to Montrose at Links Park in August.
Standard league admission prices apply for this fixture, they are as follows:
- Adult Ã?£15
- Concession Ã?£8
- Parent & Child Ã?£18
The City Club bar (situated within the David H Will Stand) will be open, free entry as usual, to both sets of supporters from 1pm until 2:55pm and again after the match until approximately 8pm. The bar will be showing live BT Sport coverage of the Premier League clash between Chelsea and Newcastle United from 5pm.
Sponsoring the match tomorrow is Margaret Will whilst the match ball has been sponsored by BCFC Honorary Life Member Ian Jardine. Many thanks go to both for their continued support.
Brechin City 3-2 Dumbarton - 25th August 2018
A spirited second half comeback culminating in a dramatic stoppage time winner from Frenchman Boris Melingui earned City all three points against Dumbarton at Glebe Park in August. City were trailing 2-0 on the hour mark - but goals from Melingui and Callum Tapping brought City level before Melingui's late winner.
Dumbarton 4-1 Brechin City - 1st December 2018
There was less joy for City in the return fixture at the C&G Systems Stadium at the start of last month. Despite going in goalless at the break, the home side turned on the style in the second half with goals from Calum Gallagher, Ross Forbes and Dom Thomas putting the Sons 3-0 up before Jordan Sinclair pulled a goal back for City. With seven minutes remaining, Calum Gallagher added gloss to the win with a 4th goal.