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Robert Linn fouled by Michael Dunlop, the ref awards a free kick. Robert Linn takes the free kick.
Foul by Robert Linn on Paul McLean, free kick awarded. Paul McLean restarts play with the free kick.
Graham Weir has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.
Long range shot by Neil Janczyk goes wide right of the goal.
Chris Innes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Crawford. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Janczyk.
Corner taken by Robert Linn played to the near post, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Matthew Park goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Paul McLean gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Smith. Free kick taken by Robert Linn.
The ball is swung over by Robert Linn, Close range header by Scott Dalziel goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Robert Linn fouled by Paul McLean, the ref awards a free kick. David Muir restarts play with the free kick.
The referee gives a free kick against Scott Dalziel for handball. Craig Nelson takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on David McKenna by David Muir results in a free kick. Free kick taken by David McKenna.
Corner taken right-footed by Robert Linn to the near post, save made by Craig Nelson.
David White gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Lister. Neil Janczyk crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James Lister on Scott Durie. The ball is crossed by Darren Smith, Robert Linn produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
David Crawford concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Park. (East Fife) makes a substitution, with Scott Dalziel coming on for Ryan Wallace. Matthew Park takes the direct free kick.
James Lister gets on the score sheet with a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. East Fife 1-1 Brechin.Assist on the goal came from David McKenna.
Corner taken by Robert Linn from the left by-line played to the near post, Paul McLean makes a clearance.
Shot by Robert Linn from outside the box goes over the target.
Robert Linn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Crawford. Indirect free kick taken by Paul McLean.
Craig Johnstone leaves the field to be replaced by Andrew Cook.
Corner taken by Craig Johnstone from the right by-line played to the near post.
A cross is delivered by Graham Weir, James Lister takes a shot. Save by Mark Ridgers.
Michael Dunlop crosses the ball, James Lister produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Graham Weir on for Gerard McLauchlan.
Ryan Wallace produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Wallace by Gerard McLauchlan. Darren Smith takes the free kick.
Foul by Darren Smith on David McKenna, free kick awarded. Craig Nelson takes the free kick.
Robert Ogleby produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Crawford by Matthew Park. Matthew Park is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Shot on goal comes in from Neil Janczyk from the free kick, David Muir makes a clearance.
Robert Ogleby is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Buist.
Craig Johnstone produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Michael Dunlop concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Linn. Mark Ridgers takes the free kick.
Ryan Wallace takes a shot. Save by Craig Nelson.
James Lister fouled by Chris Innes, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is delivered by Neil Janczyk, Header from deep inside the area by James Lister goes over the bar.
The referee gives a free kick against Neil Janczyk for handball. Strike on goal comes in from Craig Johnstone from the free kick, save by Craig Nelson.
Chris Innes challenges James Lister unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neil Janczyk has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, David Muir gets a block in.
Craig Johnstone concedes a free kick for a foul on David Crawford. Direct free kick taken by Paul McLean.
Outswinging corner taken by Neil Janczyk, clearance by Robert Ogleby.
Ryan Wallace fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. East Fife 1-0 Brechin.Darren Smith provided the assist for the goal.
The referee penalises Gary Fusco for handball. Free kick taken by Darren Smith.
Michael Dunlop fouled by Robert Ogleby, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Dunlop.
Scott Buist concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Ogleby. Darren Smith takes the direct free kick.
Foul by David McKenna on Robert Linn, free kick awarded. Mark Ridgers restarts play with the free kick.
Craig Johnstone challenges David Crawford unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Neil Janczyk, Robert Ogleby manages to make a clearance.
Paul McLean gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Johnstone. Matthew Park restarts play with the free kick.
McQuade out for East Fife
East Fife will be without recent signing Paul McQuade against Brechin as the striker has torn a muscle in his thigh.
The experienced Steven Hyslop should return for the Fifers but manager John Robertson has other challenges as flu victim Stevie Campbell and Lloyd Young (ankle) need late fitness checks.
"We are having a horrible run of luck at the moment and hopefully that will change against Brechin," Robertson said.
"We are playing well but suffered through a couple of bad decisions last Saturday.
"We know that if we play like we can we will start climbing the table and hopefully the breaks that have been against us recently will go for us in this one."
Brechin have striker Derek Carcary suspended for their trip.
He will be joined on the sidelines by defender David McClune and midfielder Craig Molloy, who are suffering from hamstring and groin problems respectively.
Brechin boss Jim Weir thinks it is a meeting between two sides that have underperformed so far this season.
He said: "We were both tipped to do a lot better but neither of us have done that well. It is early days in the season and there are a lot of games to go but we cannot afford to keep losing ground on the teams at the top.
"Hopefully we will show that we are gelling better than we have been in this game."
Lister denies East Fife
A James Lister strike meant Brechin prevented East Fife from lifting themselves off the bottom of the table in a 1-1 draw at the Bayview Stadium.
East Fife, who only have one league win this season, started well and went ahead through Ryan Wallace's composed finish from Steven Doris' pass.
Brechin rarely threatened The Fifers' goal, Craig Johnstone's free-kick being easily saved by Craig Nelson.
Their equaliser came against the run of play, when ten minutes into the second-half David McKenna slipped Lister through to slot home his first goal of the season.
The goal gave Brechin late confidence, but neither side pressed too hard for a winner, both seeming happy with a point.
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