Brechin City 6
Dumbarton 0
League (Second Division)

Brechin City 

6 - 0


League (Second Division)
Saturday, March 26th, 2011
Glebe Park. Att. 514
3:00 PM Kick-off

David McKenna (7)
James Redman (46)
Rory McAllister (52)
David McKenna (79)
Mitch Megginson (83)
Davidf McKenna (85)

Team Managers
Unknown. Alan Adamson

Starting Eleven
Craig Nelson
Roy McBain
Gerry McLaughlan
Ewan Moyes
Andrew Cook
Kevin Byers
Neil Janczyk
Craig Molloy
James Redman
David McKenna
Rory McAllister
Stephen Grindlay
Iain Chisholm
James Creaney
Ben Gordon
Martin McNiff
Paul Nugent
Andy Geggan
Mark Gilhaney
Ryan McStay
Jon McShane
Pat Walker

David Scott
Gary Fusco
Daniel McKay
Mitch Megginson
Jordan Kirkpatrick
Michael White
Nicky Devlin
Jordan Halsman
Ross Campbell
Jordan White

Jordan Kirkpatrick for Kevin Byers (75)
Mitch Megginson for Neil Janczyk (80)
Daniel McKay for Rory McAllister (83)
Jordan White for James Creaney (56)
Ross Campbell for Pat Walker (74)
Jordan Halsman for Mark Gilhaney (84)

James Redman (31)
Roy McBain (38)
Ryan McStay (31)
Andy Geggan (54)
Ben Gordon (85)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

David Somers (Referee)

Match Report

ANY notion that an under strength Brechin City might be easy pickings after midweek Scottish Cup exertions against SPL St Johnstone were soon dispelled at Glebe Park on a chilly afternoon — as Dumbarton sunk to a crushing 6-0 defeat.

Interim manager Alan Adamson said: "I would apologise to the fans who travelled for our second half performance. They put their hard earned money towards following us and what they got in the second half was completely unacceptable. In the dressing room after the game was the first time I have had to raise my voice since I became interim manager."

Both sides started with physical determination on a battered playing surface. But the home side were quickest on the offensive, and on 7 minutes a goalmouth scramble in Dumbarton's area led to Brechin striker David McKenna placing a dipping header over Stephen Grindlay — who did well to get a hand to the ball, but could not quite keep it out. 1-0 to the Hedgemen.

Sons had a good chance to equalise minutes later. However, big Jon McShane's effort brought out a fine save from Craig Nelson in the Brechin goal. The football traffic then flowed mostly in favour of the home side up to the half hour.

Near to half time, Sons' Mark Gilhaney struck over the bar following a good move through the centre and a series of free kicks. But although they were pushing back solidly, Dumbarton could not find the necessary bite in the final third.

Minutes before the break a defensive slip up almost put Brechin through for a second goal, but the Sons back line and 'keeper recovered well.

The second period started in the worst possible way for Dumbarton, with Jamie Redman putting Brechin 2-0 up. His low, driving shot past Grindlay came just half a minute after the restart, as Sons reeled from a speedy attack.

The prolific Rory McAllister then increased the visitors' misery by making it three for the home side on 52 minutes, with another polished strike.

Andy Geggan could have pulled one back for Sons on the hour, after Jon McShane caught Brechin 'keeper Nelson off his line on the edge of the area and squared back a good, angled ball that the number 8 snatched at and ratcheted over the bar with two defenders on the goaline to beat.

But as the match drew to a close things only got worse for Dumbarton. On 79 minutes, McKenna added a fourth with his second goal of the match. The fifth Brechin goal came from Mitchel Megginson (83 minutes) after a corner, before McKenna completed his hat-trick for the sixth two minutes later.

Sons had a couple of attempts at claiming at least one goal back, but there was to be no consolation on a cheerless afternoon.

Dumbarton now head into a crucial midweek away match against Stenhousemuir on Tuesday March 29, looking for a revival of fortunes, and more points to help secure safety in the Second Division.

Match report written by Simon Barrow

Squad Statistics (as at March 26th, 2011)

2010-11 All Time
Stephen Grindlay (GK)29 29 - 219 -
Iain Chisholm25 16 - 835
James Creaney22 19 - 19 -
Ben Gordon25 27 - 1077
Martin McNiff19 251431
Paul Nugent27 27 - 27 -
Andy Geggan23 3041619
Mark Gilhaney26 228228
Ryan McStay25 282663
Jon McShane19 25102510
Pat Walker26 177177
Jordan Halsman (sub)19 9 - 9 -
Ross Campbell (sub)13 201201
Jordan White (sub)19 3 - 3 -

League Table (as at March 26th, 2011)

No league table has been added for this season.