Division Two

April 9, 2013

Full-time

Brechin City

3 - 4

Forfar Athletic

Division Two

18:45 +00:00, April 9, 2013

Glebe Park, Scotland

Referee: D Roache

Forfar hold off Brechin fightback

Forfar moved into the Second Division play-offs with a 4-3 win over Brechin at Glebe Park.

Dale Hilson gave Forfar the lead in the 12th minute after firing Martyn Fotheringham's cross home with a sweet right-footed strike from the edge of the penalty area.

Michael Bolochoweckyj added a second when he headed home after 31 minutes, before the visitors notched a third just after the break - Gavin Malin slotting home from 12 yards.

Graham Hay brought Brechin back into the game in the 57th minute with a left-footed strike into the top-left corner from the edge of the box.

Alan Trouten gave the Hedgemen a fighting chance of a comeback when he pulled back a second for City with 14 minutes remaining.

Gavin Swankie added a fourth for Forfar after 84 minutes, seemingly putting the game beyond Brechin.

Trouten managed a third for Brechin after 86 minutes, but Forfar held on for a win that will be vital to their promotion aspirations.

Scoring Summary

Brechin City Forfar Athletic
Graham Hay (57')Dale Hilson (12')
Alan Trouten (76')Michael Bolochoweckyj (33')
Alan Trouten (87')Gavin Malin (47')
 Gavin Swankie (84')

Teams

Brechin City Forfar Athletic
Michael AndrewsDarren Hill
7 Alan Trouten2 Mark McCulloch
Graham Hay4 Michael Bolochoweckyj
5 Gerry McLaughlanIain Campbell
3 Paul McLeanOdmar Faeroe
Alex PursehouseMartyn Fotheringham
6 Gary Fusco10 Gavin Swankie
11 Ryan Stewart6 Gavin Malin
Ryan Ferguson11 Danny Denholm
10 Derek Carcary9 Chris Templeman
Andrew JacksonDale Hilson
Substitutes
20 Craig NelsonRoss Salmon 17
15 Greg CameronJordan Brown 14
14 Jonathan StewartWilliam Robertson 15
16 Aaron MurdochCharlie King 12
12 David McKennaOmar Kader 16
Substitutions
David McKenna for Derek Carcary (34)
Omar Kader for Dale Hilson (69)
Jonathan Stewart for Ryan Stewart (87)
Jordan Brown for Martyn Fotheringham (69)
 William Robertson for Odmar Faeroe (74)
Yellow Cards
Alan Trouten (51)
 
· Squads: Brechin City | Forfar Athletic