Ryan Wallace netted a brace as high-flying Dunfermline beat 10-man Brechin.

The Pars opened the scoring in the third minute when Wallace steered the ball past Graeme Smith in the box.

Their lead was doubled through Ryan Thompson's right-footed drive and things worsened for City when substitute Stuart Anderson was dismissed for a foul on Wallace.

Paul McLean pulled one back for Brechin but Wallace had the final word when he tapped in from close range.

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (5)

Dunfermline

  • 01 Scully
  • 02 Williamson
  • 03 Whittle
  • 06 Geggan
  • 04 Young
  • 05 Morris
  • 07 Byrne
  • 10 Falkingham Booked
  • 09 Wallace
  • 11 Thomson (Dargo - 81' )
  • 08 Smith (Ferguson - 91' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Husband
  • 14 Dargo
  • 15 Martin
  • 16 Moore
  • 17 Ferguson
  • 18 Johnston
  • 20 Goodfellow

Brechin City

  • 01 Smith Booked
  • 02 Jackson
  • 03 McLean Booked
  • 08 Molloy (Donnelly - 68' )
  • 04 Hay
  • 05 Moyes Booked
  • 07 Trouten
  • 06 Petrie Booked
  • 09 Jackson Booked
  • 10 Carcary (Walker - 62' )
  • 11 Robb (Anderson - 54' Dismissed )

Substitutes

  • 12 Donnelly
  • 14 McLaughlan
  • 15 Anderson
  • 16 Walker
  • 17 Brown
  • 18 Cameron
  • 21 Nelson
Ref: Des Roache
Att: 2,569

Match Stats

Shots

16 12

On target

8 5

Corners

6 4

Fouls

15 19

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Brechin City 1.

90:00 +2:28 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Brechin City 1.

90:00 +1:47

Attempt missed. Ryan Donnelly (Brechin City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

90:00 +1:27

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Kerr Young.

90:00 +0:54

Foul by Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic).

90:00 +0:54

Allan Walker (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Ryan Ferguson replaces Allan Smith.

88:53

Paul McLean (Brechin City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

88:53

Foul by Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic).

86:27 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 3, Brechin City 1. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Allan Smith.

84:54

Attempt saved. Allan Smith (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top left corner.

82:17

Foul by Paul McLean (Brechin City).

82:17

Allan Smith (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:35 Booking

Booking Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

81:26

Andy Jackson (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:26

Foul by Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic).

80:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Craig Dargo replaces Ryan Thomson.

79:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 2, Brechin City 1. Paul McLean (Brechin City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andy Jackson.

79:14

Alan Trouten (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:14

Foul by Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic).

77:37

Attempt missed. Ewan Moyes (Brechin City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

77:19

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Alex Whittle.

75:54

Attempt missed. Kerr Young (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

75:38

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Ewan Moyes.

75:11

Attempt saved. Ryan Williamson (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

74:13

Foul by Darren Petrie (Brechin City).

74:13

Alex Whittle (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

71:02 Booking

Booking Darren Petrie (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card.

70:54 Booking

Booking Andy Jackson (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card.

70:49

Foul by Andy Jackson (Brechin City).

70:49

Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

70:11

Attempt saved. Ewan Moyes (Brechin City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

69:36

Darren Petrie (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69:36

Foul by Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic).

69:07

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Ryan Wallace.

68:24

Andy Jackson (Brechin City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

68:24

Foul by Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic).

67:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brechin City. Ryan Donnelly replaces Craig Molloy.

67:35

Ewan Moyes (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:35

Foul by Allan Smith (Dunfermline Athletic).

66:47

Attempt missed. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

66:17

Foul by Ewan Moyes (Brechin City).

66:17

Ryan Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:04

Attempt missed. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

63:14

Attempt saved. Andy Jackson (Brechin City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

62:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brechin City. Allan Walker replaces Derek Carcary.

60:59 Booking

Booking Ewan Moyes (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card.

60:43

Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:43

Foul by Ewan Moyes (Brechin City).

59:50

Ryan Williamson (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

59:50

Foul by Alan Trouten (Brechin City).

58:55 Dismissal

Dismissal Stuart Anderson (Brechin City) is shown the red card.

58:29

Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

58:29

Foul by Stuart Anderson (Brechin City).

56:38

Shaun Byrne (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:38

Foul by Stuart Anderson (Brechin City).

55:48

Foul by Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic).

55:48

Andy Jackson (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:24

Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:24

Foul by Steven Jackson (Brechin City).

53:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brechin City. Stuart Anderson replaces Steven Robb.

52:30

Foul by Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic).

52:30

Darren Petrie (Brechin City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

51:26

Attempt missed. Andy Jackson (Brechin City) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

50:53

Attempt blocked. Andy Jackson (Brechin City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

50:23

Foul by Alex Whittle (Dunfermline Athletic).

50:23

Alan Trouten (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:31

Attempt blocked. Andy Jackson (Brechin City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

48:37

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Steven Jackson.

48:06

Attempt saved. Ryan Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

45:00

Second Half begins Dunfermline Athletic 2, Brechin City 0.

45:00 +0:11 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 2, Brechin City 0.

44:43

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Kerr Young.

42:42

Foul by Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic).

42:42

Andy Jackson (Brechin City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

41:51

Attempt saved. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

41:34

Attempt blocked. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

40:19

Attempt missed. Derek Carcary (Brechin City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

39:08

Attempt missed. Alex Whittle (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

38:26

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Ewan Moyes.

31:02

Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:02

Foul by Andy Jackson (Brechin City).

30:05

Attempt missed. Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

28:50

Attempt missed. Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box is too high.

28:17

Alex Whittle (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:17

Foul by Alan Trouten (Brechin City).

26:48

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Alan Trouten.

26:12

Foul by Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic).

26:12

Darren Petrie (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:25

Foul by Allan Smith (Dunfermline Athletic).

25:25

Alan Trouten (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:50

Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:50

Foul by Andy Jackson (Brechin City).

22:00 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Ewan Moyes, Brechin City. Dunfermline Athletic 2, Brechin City 0.

20:49 Booking

Booking Graeme Smith (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card.

20:39

Ryan Williamson (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

20:39

Foul by Steven Robb (Brechin City).

19:09

Hand ball by Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic).

17:48 Booking

Booking Paul McLean (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card.

17:38

Ryan Williamson (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

17:38

Foul by Paul McLean (Brechin City).

15:43

Attempt saved. Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

15:33

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Graeme Smith.

15:16

Attempt saved. Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

13:09

Attempt saved. Derek Carcary (Brechin City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

12:17

Attempt missed. Alan Trouten (Brechin City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

11:42

Ryan Williamson (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

11:42

Foul by Alan Trouten (Brechin City).

11:19

Foul by Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic).

11:19

Craig Molloy (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:18

Attempt missed. Ryan Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

8:54

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Steven Robb.

8:21

Ryan Williamson (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:21

Foul by Steven Robb (Brechin City).

8:00

Alex Whittle (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

8:00

Foul by Darren Petrie (Brechin City).

5:20

Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:20

Foul by Craig Molloy (Brechin City).

2:59 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 1, Brechin City 0. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

1:43

Ryan Williamson (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:43

Foul by Steven Robb (Brechin City).

1:24

Attempt saved. Derek Carcary (Brechin City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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