Brechin City v Dunfermline

Darren Petrie slots home the winning goal for City
Darren Petrie slots home the winning goal for City

Brechin City came from two goals behind to beat Dunfermline Athletic 3-2 in a pulsating encounter at Glebe Park.

On-loan Aberdeen midfielder Lawrence Shankland fired home in the 31st minute to give the Pars a 1-0 half-time lead and when Ryan Wallace made it 2-0 nine minutes into the second-half, there seemed to be no way back for City.

However, the home players rolled up their sleeves, got stuck into the task in front of them and fought their way back into the match.

Substitute Derek Carcary reduced the deficit in the 57th minute when he blasted the ball into the roof of the net after a Bobby Barr shot had come back off the bar. An Andy Jackson shot went in off Stephen Husband four minutes later and suddenly there was all to play for.

City, urged on by an enthusiastic home support, took the game to their opponents and they got their reward with just a minute remaining when Darren Petrie fired home a superb winner from 20 yards.

It was a wonderful fightback from City and a thoroughly deserved three points which now takes them up to fifth place in the Scottish League One table and really sets them up for next Saturday’s clash against league leaders Rangers at Ibrox.

For Ray McKinnon’s post match interview comments, please turn to page 46.