August 31, 2013
Erwin makes memorable bow
Lee Erwin scored twice on his debut as Arbroath overcame Brechin 2-1 at Gayfield Park.
The 19-year-old opened the scoring for The Red Lichties after 15 minutes with a crashing drive. The striker latched onto a long ball lumped forward by Robert Linn before lashing a shot into the top-right corner.
The pair combined again to double Arbroath's lead 15 minutes later. Erwin collected a short corner from Linn and smashed a screamer into the roof of the net.
Paul Sheerin almost added a third after 34 minutes when his left-footed shot from the middle of the box was parried away by goalkeeper Graeme Smith.
Robert Barr pulled a goal back for the visitors in the second half through a deflected right-footed strike that found the bottom corner of the net just after the hour.
The visitors almost got an equaliser too but Steven Jackson's free-kick smacked the crossbar.
|1 Scott Morrison||1 Graeme Smith|
|5 Michael Travis||4 Graham Hay|
|2 David Banjo||3 Jonathan Brown|
|6 Bradley Donaldson||5 Gerry McLaughlan|
|3 Jonathon Lindsay||2 Paul McLean|
|11 Paul Sheerin||6 Craig Molloy|
|7 Robert Linn||8 Stuart Anderson|
|8 Ross Chisholm||11 Bobby Barr|
|4 Darren Smith||7 Steven Jackson|
|10 Steven Milne||9 Andrew Jackson|
|9 Lee Erwin||10 Ryan Donnelly|
|21 Josh Gray||Craig Nelson 21|
|18 Alan Cook||Ewan Moyes 16|
|14 Graham Bayne||Alan Trouten 12|
|12 Lee Sibanda||Allan Walker 14|
|17 Christopher Scott||Greg Cameron 15|
|16 Kieran McWalter||Chris Tobin 17|
|15 Lari Yao|
|Alan Cook for Paul Sheerin (64)||Allan Walker for Graham Hay (62)|
|Lee Sibanda for Steven Milne (85)||Greg Cameron for Craig Molloy (76)|
|Graham Bayne for Lee Erwin (90)||Chris Tobin for Stuart Anderson (83)|
|Craig Molloy (34)|
|Andrew Jackson (45)|
|Stuart Anderson (68)|
|Gerry McLaughlan (82)|
|Paul McLean (89)|
|· Squads: Arbroath | Brechin City|