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Kevin Byers takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Jonathan Smart manages to make a clearance.
(Brechin) makes a substitution, with Mark Docherty coming on for Craig Molloy.
Kevin Byers takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Craig Johnstone.
Gary Fusco comes on in place of Neil Janczyk.
Kevin Byers joins the action as a substitute, replacing David McKenna.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Redman by Paul Tansey. Neil Janczyk restarts play with the free kick. The referee blows for offside against Rory McAllister. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Brown.
Paul Tansey comes on in place of Steven Campbell.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gerard McLauchlan by Lloyd Young. Craig Nelson takes the direct free kick.
Effort from long distance by Craig Johnstone goes wide right of the target.
Kurtis Byrne takes a shot. Blocked by Paul McLean. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Robert Linn.
Neil Janczyk gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lloyd Young. Shot on goal comes in from Robert Linn from the free kick, save by Craig Nelson. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Robert Linn, clearance made by Gerard McLauchlan.
David McKenna finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. East Fife 1-3 Brechin.Assist by Rory McAllister.
Rory McAllister takes a shot. Save made by Michael Brown. David McKenna has an effort at goal. Jonathan Smart gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Neil Janczyk from the left by-line, David Muir makes a clearance.
Foul by Steven Campbell on Rory McAllister, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Craig Nelson.
Jonathan Smart is brought on as a substitute for Robert Sloan.
Rory McAllister takes a shot. Save by Michael Brown. David McKenna takes a shot from close range clearing the crossbar.
David McKenna takes a shot. Save made by Michael Brown.
David McKenna scores a headed goal from inside the penalty box. East Fife 1-2 Brechin.James Redman provided the assist for the goal.
Craig Molloy is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Steven Campbell takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Neil Janczyk from the right by-line, Stewart Murdoch manages to make a clearance.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Neil Janczyk, clearance by Craig Johnstone.
Corner taken left-footed by Neil Janczyk, clearance by David Muir.
Steven Hislop is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Craig Nelson restarts play with the free kick.
Shot by Rory McAllister went wide right of the net.
Paul McLean shown a yellow card. Robert Sloan fouled by Craig Molloy, the ref awards a free kick. Robert Sloan takes the free kick. Paul McLean gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Hislop. Robert Linn takes the direct free kick.
Craig Molloy scores a goal from inside the box to the top right corner of the goal. East Fife 1-1 Brechin.
Rory McAllister receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Stewart Murdoch fouled by Rory McAllister, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Brown restarts play with the free kick.
Effort by Paul McLean from a long way out goes over the crossbar.
Lloyd Young is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ewan Moyes.
Corner taken left-footed by Neil Janczyk from the right by-line to the near post, Callum Booth has an effort at goal from close range that bounces off the post.
Effort on goal by Rory McAllister from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Muir by James Redman. Robert Sloan restarts play with the free kick.
Gerard McLauchlan challenges Craig Johnstone unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Robert Linn, Gerard McLauchlan makes a clearance.
Gerard McLauchlan concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Johnstone. Free kick crossed right-footed by Robert Linn from left wing, Gerard McLauchlan manages to make a clearance.
The referee books Stewart Murdoch for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Stewart Murdoch on Callum Booth. Callum Booth delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Robert Sloan manages to make a clearance. Gerard McLauchlan concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Hislop. Strike on goal comes in from Robert Sloan from the free kick.
Kurtis Byrne is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Craig Nelson restarts play with the free kick.
Shot on goal by Craig Molloy from just inside the area goes over the target.
David Muir replaces John Ovenstone.
Robert Linn finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. East Fife 1-0 Brechin.
Outswinging corner taken by Neil Janczyk from the left by-line.
Unfair challenge on Craig Molloy by Lloyd Young results in a free kick. Neil Janczyk takes the direct free kick.
John Ovenstone fouled by Rory McAllister, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Brown.
Steven Hislop takes a shot.
Robert Linn takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Ewan Moyes manages to make a clearance.
Steven Hislop is caught offside. Craig Nelson restarts play with the free kick.
The referee gets the match started.
The half-time whistle blows.
The match restarts for the second half.
The final whistle goes and the game is over.
Brechin travel to New Bayview without Smith
Brechin boss Jim Weir has seen his plans for the trip to East Fife altered after Barry Smith was confirmed as the interim manager of troubled club Dundee.
The defender, who was also youth coach at First Division Dundee, has taken up the position after Gordon Chisholm and his assistant Billy Dodds were made redundant with the Dark Blues in financial ruin.
Brechin midfielder Charlie King is also missing after he picked up a severe injury in a practice game against Stirling Albion last week to reduce Weir's options further.
Weir said: "We lost down there earlier in the season so picking up three points and staying top of the league would be a good way of putting that right."
East Fife midfielder Lloyd Young has shaken off injury to be included in manager Steven Crawford's plans for the visit of the league leaders.
The Fifer's boss is looking for his charges to repeat the 4-3 success they had over Jim Weir's side at the start of the season in the ALBA Challenge Cup.
Crawford said, "That was a good game of football and we showed that we can compete with the likes of Brechin in that game.
"I believe we can also take points off anyone at New Bayview and this would be a great game to prove it in.
"Lloyd featured in a reserve game and came through it unscathed so I am pleased he is available to us for this one."
McKenna double sinks Fifers
David McKenna netted a second-half brace as Brechin came from behind to beat East Fife 3-1 at the Bayview Stadium and stay top on goal difference.
The home side took the lead in the 14th minute when Robert Linn fired into the top corner from 12 yards.
But Brechin found the equaliser just three minutes before half-time when Craig Malloy fired into the roof of the net from 12 yards.
McKenna then took over, netting the first of his double with a header from the penalty spot in the 56th minute before heading into the opposite corner from a similar position for his second.
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