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Brechin City 2-1 Preston Athletic
Brechin clinched a third-round Scottish Cup tie with Cowdenbeath with a narrow win over non-league Preston Athletic.

The home side breached Preston's defence in 34 minutes when Iain Russell fired home after Kevin Byres had threaded the ball through to him.

Brechin doubled their advantage in the 55th minute when John Ward headed home a Stuart Callaghan free-kick.

Preston reduced the deficit two minutes from time through Graham Newell's diving header.


Brechin: Nelson, Richard Walker (Archibald 71), Ward (Scott Walker 83), White, Callaghan, Byers, Flynn, Connolly (Geddes 77), King, Russell, Hampshire. Subs Not Used: Devlin, Hillcoat.

Goals: Russell 34, Ward 55.

Preston Ath: Gilpin, Manson, Costello, Craig Scott, Baillie, Barton (Kirk 69), MacAuley, Lockart, Wilson, Miller, Cowie (Craig Scott 81). Subs Not Used: Newall, Campbell, Trayner.

Goals: Newall 88.

Att: 452

Ref: A Boyd



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