March 30, 2013
Champions march on
Irn-Bru Second Division champions Queen of the South recorded a second win over Brechin in the space of four days as they triumphed 2-1.
The runaway leaders clinched the title in emphatic fashion with a 6-0 win over third-placed City on Wednesday night but they did not find it as easy this time around.
Mark Durnan headed the Doonhamers in front from Chris Mitchell's 16th-minute corner and that was the way it stayed until 17 minutes from time, despite Derek Lyle heading against a post.
It was Lyle, however, who grabbed the crucial second from another Mitchell corner, converting right footed into the top corner from 12 yards.
Brechin immediately pulled one back from the penalty spot to set up an interesting finale, Alan Trouten converting after Mark Durnan's foul on Andrew Jackson, but it was not to be for the visitors.
|Queen of the South||Brechin City|
|1 Lee Robinson||1 Michael Andrews|
|5 Chris Higgins||7 Alan Trouten|
|3 Marc Fitzpatrick||4 Graham Hay|
|2 Chris Mitchell||3 Paul McLean|
|4 Mark Durnan||2 Alex Pursehouse|
|6 Derek Young||5 Gareth Rodger|
|8 Steven McKenna||11 Ryan Stewart|
|10 Nicky Clark||8 Jonathan Stewart|
|11 Michael Paton||6 Aaron Murdoch|
|7 Daniel Carmichael||10 Beau Logridge|
|9 Gavin Reilly||9 Andrew Jackson|
|12 Jim Atkinson||Craig Nelson 20|
|15 Ryan McGuffie||Greg Cameron 15|
|17 William Gibson||David McKenna 12|
|14 Derek Lyle||Derek Carcary 14|
|16 Kevin Smith||Ryan Ferguson 16|
|Derek Lyle for Nicky Clark (57)||Derek Carcary for Aaron Murdoch (61)|
|William Gibson for Daniel Carmichael (57)||Ryan Ferguson for Beau Logridge (61)|
|Kevin Smith for Gavin Reilly (67)||Greg Cameron for Ryan Stewart (71)|
|Mark Durnan (74)|
|· Squads: Queen of the South | Brechin City|