April 9, 2013
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.
|Brechin City||Forfar Athletic|
|1 Michael Andrews||1 Darren Hill|
|7 Alan Trouten||2 Mark McCulloch|
|4 Graham Hay||4 Michael Bolochoweckyj|
|5 Gerry McLaughlan||3 Iain Campbell|
|3 Paul McLean||5 Odmar Faeroe|
|2 Alex Pursehouse||8 Martyn Fotheringham|
|6 Gary Fusco||10 Gavin Swankie|
|11 Ryan Stewart||6 Gavin Malin|
|8 Ryan Ferguson||11 Danny Denholm|
|10 Derek Carcary||9 Chris Templeman|
|9 Andrew Jackson||7 Dale Hilson|
|20 Craig Nelson||Ross Salmon 17|
|15 Greg Cameron||Jordan Brown 14|
|14 Jonathan Stewart||William Robertson 15|
|16 Aaron Murdoch||Charlie King 12|
|12 David McKenna||Omar Kader 16|
|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)|
|Alan Trouten (51)|
|· Squads: Brechin City | Forfar Athletic|