Scottish League One
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Dunfermline Athletic 3-1 Brechin City

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.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Scully
  • 2Williamson
  • 3Whittle
  • 6Geggan
  • 4Young
  • 5Morris
  • 7Byrne
  • 10FalkinghamBooked at 82mins
  • 9Wallace
  • 11ThomsonSubstituted forDargoat 81'minutes
  • 8SmithSubstituted forFergusonat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

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

Brechin

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1SmithBooked at 21mins
  • 2Jackson
  • 3McLeanBooked at 18mins
  • 8MolloySubstituted forDonnellyat 68'minutes
  • 4Hay
  • 5MoyesBooked at 61mins
  • 7Trouten
  • 6PetrieBooked at 72mins
  • 9JacksonBooked at 71mins
  • 10CarcarySubstituted forWalkerat 62'minutes
  • 11RobbSubstituted forAndersonat 54'minutesBooked at 59mins

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamBrechin
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home16
Away12
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Brechin City 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Kerr Young.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Ryan Ferguson replaces Allan Smith.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic).

  10. 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.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Paul McLean (Brechin City).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Booking

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Craig Dargo replaces Ryan Thomson.

  18. 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.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic).

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