Scottish League One
Brechin1Stranraer3

Brechin City 1-3 Stranraer

A first-half hat-trick from Martin Grehan gave Stranraer their first win in five matches as they beat Brechin.

Grehan scored his first in the 26th minute after Mark Docherty set him up from six yards.

The second came from a penalty, after Paul McLean fouled Andrew Stirling in the area and picked up a yellow card.

Grehan completed his treble when he fired home from just inside the area, and Andrew Jackson's second-half reply proved only to be consolation.

Line-ups

Brechin

  • 1Smith
  • 2McLeanBooked at 66mins
  • 3RobbBooked at 20minsSubstituted forCarcaryat 56'minutes
  • 8PetrieSubstituted forBrownat 46'minutes
  • 4Hay
  • 5Kenneth
  • 7FergusonSubstituted forMolloyat 45'minutesBooked at 67mins
  • 6WalkerBooked at 45mins
  • 9Jackson
  • 10Thomson
  • 11BarrBooked at 82mins

Substitutes

  • 12Jackson
  • 14McLauchlan
  • 15Moyes
  • 16Molloy
  • 17Brown
  • 18Carcary
  • 21Nelson

Stranraer

  • 1Mitchell
  • 2Robertson
  • 3Docherty
  • 6BellBooked at 84mins
  • 4Rumsby
  • 5McKeown
  • 7WinterSubstituted forStirlingat 73'minutes
  • 8Gallagher
  • 10McKennaSubstituted forFordeat 86'minutes
  • 9GrehanSubstituted forLongworthat 76'minutes
  • 11Stirling

Substitutes

  • 12Longworth
  • 14Stirling
  • 15MacGregor
  • 16Kinnaird
  • 17Borris
  • 18Forde
  • 20Fahey
Referee:
Barry Cook
Attendance:
452

Match Stats

Home TeamBrechinAway TeamStranraer
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home5
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Brechin City 1, Stranraer 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brechin City 1, Stranraer 3.

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Garry Kenneth.

Attempt missed. Adam Forde (Stranraer) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Adam Forde replaces David McKenna.

Foul by Craig Molloy (Brechin City).

Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Steven Bell (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

Bobby Barr (Brechin City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Steven Bell (Stranraer).

Graham Hay (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrew Stirling (Stranraer).

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

Booking

Bobby Barr (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Graham Hay.

Mark Docherty (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Garry Kenneth (Brechin City).

Robert Thomson (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Rumsby (Stranraer).

Attempt missed. Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Jamie Longworth replaces Martin Grehan.

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Garry Kenneth.

Foul by Bobby Barr (Brechin City).

Stephen Stirling (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Jackson (Brechin City).

Mark Docherty (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Stephen Stirling replaces Sean Winter.

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Graeme Smith.

Attempt saved. Martin Grehan (Stranraer) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner.

Jonathan Brown (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steven Bell (Stranraer).

Attempt saved. Bobby Barr (Brechin City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Craig Molloy (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Craig Molloy (Brechin City).

Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Paul McLean (Brechin City).

Foul by Paul McLean (Brechin City).

Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Sean Winter.

Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers25232081146771
2Dunfermline25162757411650
3Stranraer23116643311239
4Ayr2510694046-636
5Brechin2694134251-931
6Forfar2485113838029
7Stenhousemuir2578103649-1329
8East Fife2574142146-2525
9Airdrieonians2556142748-2121
10Arbroath2553173556-2118
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