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Paul McManus gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Arbroath 1-1 Brechin.Derek Carcary provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Doris by Scott Buist. Booking for Scott Buist for unsporting behaviour. Shot comes in from Gavin Swankie from the free kick.
Paul Sheerin comes on in place of Josh Falkingham.
Corner taken left-footed by Scott Smith from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Kieran McAnespie.
Charlie King goes off and David McKenna comes on.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Garry Brady on Josh Falkingham. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Kieran McAnespie.
David Crawford goes off and Derek Carcary comes on.
Paul McManus on for James Lister. Lee Sibanda is brought on as a substitute for Liam Caddis.
The ball is delivered by Kieran McAnespie, clearance made by Garry Brady.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gavin Swankie, Josh Falkingham scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Arbroath 1-0 Brechin.Assist on the goal came from Steven Doris.
Gavin Swankie takes a shot.
Corner taken short by Kieran McAnespie, clearance made by James Lister.
Foul by Michael Dunlop on Steven Doris, free kick awarded. Gavin Swankie takes the direct free kick. Effort from just outside the box by Keith Gibson goes over the bar.
Liam Caddis delivers the ball, save by Craig Nelson.
Steven Doris takes a shot. Save by Craig Nelson.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gavin Swankie from the left by-line to the near post, Paul McLean makes a clearance.
Scott Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Caddis. Mark Baxter takes the direct free kick.
Craig Molloy takes a shot.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Baxter by Bryan Hodge. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Gavin Swankie from right channel, clearance made by Michael Dunlop.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kieran McAnespie played to the near post.
Corner from right by-line taken by Scott Smith.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Bryan Hodge on Brian Kerr. Direct free kick taken by Gavin Swankie. Stuart Malcolm takes a shot.
Unfair challenge on Craig Molloy by Brian Kerr results in a free kick. Scott Smith produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Effort on goal by James Lister from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.
Liam Caddis is caught offside. Craig Nelson takes the indirect free kick.
Charlie King takes a shot. Save by Darren Hill.
Corner taken by Kieran McAnespie from the right by-line to the near post, James Lister makes a clearance.
Foul by Keith Gibson on Craig Molloy, free kick awarded. Charlie King shoots direct from the free kick, Stuart Malcolm manages to make a clearance.
James Lister takes a shot.
Scott Smith takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Brian Kerr manages to make a clearance.
Scott Smith takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Brian Kerr.
Steven Doris takes a shot. Craig Nelson makes a save.
Craig Molloy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brian Kerr. Kieran McAnespie takes the direct free kick.
Weir braced for Arbroath return
Brechin boss Jim Weir returns to Arbroath for the first time since leaving the club last summer and is expecting a hot welcome when he makes the short trip to Gayfield.
City welcome back midfielder Bryan Hodge (toe) for the derby encounter, with only centre-back Gerry MacLachlan missing through injury.
Weir said: "I am sure a few fans will pass comment however I am only concentrating on Brechin City doing well. We looked good in training but need to find a consistent level when it comes to games.
"Arbroath have a great home record but if we start the game well and keep things tight this may well be the game when our strikers start converting their chances."
Arbroath player/manager Paul Sheerin looks likely to only be on the bench against their local rivals.
The 37-year-old is still easing himself back into action after knee surgery in October and is not ready to start against the Glebe Park men.
Loan signing Liam Caddis, from St Johnstone, and striker Jordan Elfverson are both doubts due to ankle knocks.
Sheerin is looking for his side to tighten things up at the back, and said: "The goals we lost at Airdrie last weekend were poor ones and, while we are a very good side going forward, we need to defend better, especially in a game that has extra spice due to the local rivalry between the clubs and our unbeaten home record."
McManus the hero
Paul McManus stepped off the bench to secure a 1-1 draw with for Brechin against Arbroath.
The striker's last-gasp goal prevented City from dropping into the bottom two.
The match started as expected with the in-form hosts inches away from taking the lead when Stuart Malcolm's header struck the bar.
Brechin, looking to avenge their 3-2 defeat in September, were valiant in defence and continued to frustrate the home side after the break.
Arbroath finally took the lead just after the hour, when Steven Doris headed into the path of Josh Falkingham, who lashed home past Craig Nelson.
The Smokies looked to be heading for a victory that would take them top of the Second Division, but with time almost up, Derek Carcary's deep cross from the left was turned in by McManus to steal a point for Brechin.
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