Scottish Championship
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Brechin City 1-3 Dumbarton

Dumbarton's Dimitris Froxylias
Dimitris Froxylias scored his sixth game of the season to earn Dumbarton a win over bottom-club Brechin City

Dimitris Froxylias provided three assists as Dumbarton earned a precious win over the Scottish Championship's bottom side Brechin City.

Calum Gallagher was the first to turn in one of the Cypriot's corners in the 10th minute, before Sean Crighton sent another into his own net.

A fine curling free-kick from Craig Storie got Brechin off the mark.

But just before the break yet another Froxylias corner caused chaos and Danny Handling bundled the ball home.

Dumbarton might have had a fourthgoal in the second half when Andrew Stirling rounded goalkeeper Patrick O'Neil and pulled back for Stuart Carswell, who could not finish.

Dumbarton remain in the relegation play-off position, four points astray of 10th-placed Inverness, who have played a game fewer.

Brechin are still without a league victory this season.

Line-ups

Brechin

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 19O'Neil
  • 15Spark
  • 20Crighton
  • 4Fusco
  • 3Dyer
  • 25StorieSubstituted forMorrisonat 45'minutes
  • 7Tapping
  • 18Orsi
  • 8GrahamBooked at 83mins
  • 11Watt
  • 22MackinSubstituted forLayneat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2McLean
  • 6Dale
  • 10Layne
  • 16Morrison
  • 21Sinclair
  • 26Costello
  • 29Smith

Dumbarton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Gallacher
  • 12WardropSubstituted forSmithat 18'minutes
  • 4Dowie
  • 55Barr
  • 3McLaughlinSubstituted forHillat 69'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 7Gallagher
  • 6Carswell
  • 14Hutton
  • 25Stirling
  • 21Handling
  • 20FroxyliasSubstituted forBurtat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Smith
  • 8Wilson
  • 9Stewart
  • 15Hill
  • 19Ewings
  • 24Nisbet
  • 31Burt
Referee:
Alan Muir
Attendance:
445

Match Stats

Home TeamBrechinAway TeamDumbarton
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brechin City 1, Dumbarton 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brechin City 1, Dumbarton 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Burt (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Daniel Handling (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Euan Spark (Brechin City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Calum Gallagher (Dumbarton).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Willie Dyer.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Finn Graham (Brechin City).

  9. Post update

    David Smith (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Euan Spark (Brechin City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Handling (Dumbarton).

  12. Post update

    Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Craig Barr.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Callum Tapping (Brechin City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Finn Graham (Brechin City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Calum Gallagher (Dumbarton).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Isaac Layne (Brechin City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  17. Booking

    Finn Graham (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Finn Graham (Brechin City).

  19. Post update

    Stuart Carswell (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Dumbarton. Liam Burt replaces Dimitris Froxylias.

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