Brechin City 3 - 0 Dumbarton

Scottish Cup - 3rd Round
Saturday, November 19th, 2011, 3:00 PM at Glebe Park
Attendance: 447
Referee: John Beaton
Brechin City v Dumbarton, Nov 19th 2011, Glebe Park
Brechin City Dumbarton 

Goalscorers
Craig Molloy (26)
Charlie King (77)
Paul McManus (90)
None.

Team Managers
Jim Weir Alan Adamson

Starting Eleven
Craig Nelson
David McClune
Michael Dunlop
Scott Buist
Paul McLean
Garry Brady
Craig Molloy
Bryan Hodge
Charlie King
David McKenna
Jim Lister
Jamie Ewings
Ross McKinnon
Martin McNiff
James Creaney
Paul Nugent
Tony Wallace
Alan Lithgow
Ryan Borris
Mark Gilhaney
David Winters
Bryan Prunty

Bench
David Scott
Michael Potter
Graham Weir
Paul McManus
Derek Carcary
Stephen Grindlay
Dominic Kennedy
Kieran Brannan
Graeme Ramage
Pat Walker

Substitutions
Derek Carcary for Craig Molloy (70)
Paul McManus for Charlie King (80)
Graham Weir for Jim Lister (90)
Graeme Ramage for Ryan Borris (69)
Pat Walker for David Winters (70)
Kieran Brannan for James Creaney (78)

Bookings
Paul McLean (31)
David McKenna (74)
Paul McManus (84)
David mcClune (90)
Paul Nugent (86)

Red Cards
None. None.

Appearances & Goals To Date
Jamie Ewings (GK) 8 apps -
Ross McKinnon 8 apps1 goal
Martin McNiff 61 apps3 goals
James Creaney 38 apps -
Paul Nugent 50 apps -
Tony Wallace 14 apps -
Alan Lithgow 15 apps1 goal
Ryan Borris 92 apps7 goals
Mark Gilhaney 46 apps13 goals
David Winters 26 apps6 goals
Bryan Prunty 16 apps7 goals
Kieran Brannan (sub) 54 apps1 goal
Graeme Ramage (sub) 8 apps -
Pat Walker (sub) 40 apps10 goals

Starting Lineup
Youngest Player:Ross McKinnon (19 years 45 days)
Oldest Player:Bryan Prunty (28 years 318 days)
Average Player Age:25 years 34 days
Domestic Players:11 (100.00 % of starting eleven)

Matchday Squad
Youngest Player:Ross McKinnon (19 years 45 days)
Oldest Player:Stephen Grindlay (29 years 258 days)
Average Player Age:24 years 189 days
Domestic Players:16 (100.00 % of matchday squad)

First Team Debuts

Milestones
Paul Nugent played his 50th major competitive game for the Club.

SONS were dumped out of the William Hill Scottish Cup following a comprehensive 3-0 defeat at Brechin City.

City continue to hold the upper hand in the national cup competition over Dumbarton in a mainly one-sided clash although they were indebted to some poor defending by Sons throughout the afternoon.

Yet it was a bright start for the away team and some early forward play certainly encouraged the large and vocal support that had gethered behind Craig Nelson's goal.

A Ross McKinnon free-kick had Prunty moving clear of his marker but his looping header evaded the on rushing David Winters and the chance to go one up was lost.

At the other end, Jamie Ewings who went on to have a superb afternoon, survived a strong penalty claim by Charlie King who was impeded by the Sons goalie - a lucky escape for Sons.

Despite Sons' early pressure, it was the home side who went in front. David McKenna's shot from the edge of the box was superbly blocked by Ewings but Craig Molly reacted to the situation faster than Dumbarton's static defence to blast home.

In attempt to get back into the game and on level terms, a Mark Gilhaney curling effort flew just wide of the Brechin goal before a stabbing effort from Prunty failed to produce the equaliser.

Jamie Ewings kept Sons in the game when he brilliantly saved a Brian Hodge blast whilst at the other end Nelson had to look alert to stop a Winters shot.

But with 18 mins remaining, Brechin wrapped up the tie through Charlie King who waltzed past Lithgow to hit a low drive beyond the despairing Ewings to double City's lead.

Sons were though given a late lifeline to get back into the match when Prunty was hauled down in the box for a penalty award. Unfortunately Gilhaney's 12-yard spot kick was easily saved by Nelson with Walkers follow-up well wide of the target.

Substitute Paul McManus rubbed salt in gaping wounds 3 mins into injury time by adding a third goal for City to complete a miserable day for Dumbarton.

Match report by Alan Findlay

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