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Brechin   2 - 2   St Johnstone

Brechin City v St Johnstone

Highlights - Brechin City 2-2 St Johnstone

By Andy Campbell

Brechin City claimed a Scottish Cup replay against St Johnstone after an enthralling match at Glebe Park.

Rory McAllister opened the scoring for the hosts with a re-taken penalty just before the interval.

Substitute Chris Millar volleyed Saints level before Danny Invincibile headed his first goal for the Perth club to give them the lead.

But McAllister prodded home his second of the day on 78 minutes to ensure the sides will meet again later this month.

That replay will take place at McDiarmid Park on Tuesday, 22 March where Brechin will bid again to reach their first ever Scottish Cup semi-final.

The match, which survived a morning pitch inspection, got off to a lively start and it was the Second Division side who threatened first.

Craig Molloy received the ball inside the box, turned away from Liam Craig and fired in a shot that deflected into the arms of goalkeeper Peter Enckelman.

Saints responded and Craig's shot from the left-hand side of the box rattled the crossbar.

Brechin, managed by former St Johnstone defender Jim Weir, should have taken the lead in the sixth minute.

McAllister squared for the unmarked Kevin Byers and, although the midfielder's low shot had the beating of Enckelman, the ball clipped the base of the post on its way out.

The visitors were struggling to cope with the pace and enthusiasm of the Brechin attack and Jamie Adams was booked for a late tackle on Molloy before David McKenna flashed a shot over Enckelman's bar.

Invincibile almost grabbed the opener after getting in behind the Brechin defence, goalkeeper Craig Nelson saving well from the Australian.

McAllister's earlier claims for a spot-kick after he had been nudged by Graham Gartland had fallen on deaf ears, but Brechin were awarded a penalty four minutes before the break.

Neil Janczyk played a one-two with McKenna and went to ground as Murray Davidson slid across to make the tackle.

Referee Steve Conroy pointed to the spot despite furious protests from the St Johnstone players, who felt Janczyk had dived.

Janczyk stepped up to net from 12 yards, but the referee ordered a re-take for encroachment.

Second time round, it was McAllister who took the responsibility and the striker stroked home to give Brechin a lead their first-half play just about deserved.

Millar replaced Adams as the Scottish Premier League outfit looked for a fresh impetus after the interval.

But Brechin looked the more determined side at the start of the second period and a well-worked break ended with Jamie Redman's shot bringing out the best in Enckelman.

The save proved to be a turning point as St Johnstone went up the park almost straight away and equalised.

A headed clearance from Craig's cross fell to Millar on the run and midfielder's volley trundled into the net.

Brechin went back on the attack and on-loan Hibernian defender Ewan Moyes connected well with Jaczyck's corner only for his his header to be cleared off the line by Steven Anderson.

McAllister had another penalty appeal turned away after he was challenged in the right-hand corner of the box by Anderson.

Invincibile curled a left-foot shot narrowly wide of the post after making space on the edge of the Brechin box.

St Johnstone came close again when Peter MacDonald volleyed over from inside the six-yard box.

Nelson made a superb save to tip MacDonald's header over, but the goalkeeper could do little to stop Saints taking the lead from the corner.

Danny Grainger's near-post delivery was headed powerfully by Invincibile, Nelson getting a hand to the ball as it flew into the net.

Collin Samuel set up MacDonald for a shot as St Johnstone looked to make sure of the win and Nelson again came to Brechin's rescue with the save.

Nelson's heroics were rewarded when Brechin gabbed their equaliser.

McAllister turned Grainger to latch on to Molloy's lofted pass and slammed the ball across Enckelman and in off the far post.

Both sides had chances to claim victory, McAllister firing over from the right angle of the box before Samuel's replacement, Stephen Reynolds, missed a gilt-edged chance inside the Brechin six-yard box, the striker blasting over from MacDonald's knock down.

However, in the end, there was to be no winner at the end of a thoroughly entertaining cup tie.

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Saturday, 12 March 2011

Scottish Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Brechin 2-2 St Johnstone FT
(HT 1-0)
  • McAllister (pen) 42
  • McAllister 78
  • Millar 48
  • Invincibile 62

Brechin

  • 01 Nelson
  • 02 McLean
  • 03 Cook
  • 04 McLaughlan
  • 05 Moyes
  • 06 Janczyk
  • 07 Redman yellow card
  • 08 Molloy
  • 11 Byers (Fusco 82)
  • 09 McAllister
  • 10 McKenna (McKay 71)

Substitutes

  • 17 Scott,
  • 16 White,
  • 12 Fusco,
  • 14 McKay,
  • 15 Archdeacon

St Johnstone

  • 01 Enckelman
  • 02 MacKay
  • 03 Grainger
  • 12 Anderson yellow card
  • 17 Gartland
  • 10 Craig
  • 20 Davidson
  • 22 Invincibile
  • 24 Adams yellow card (Millar 45)
  • 16 MacDonald
  • 21 Samuel (Reynolds 72)

Substitutes

  • 15 Smith,
  • 19 Maybury,
  • 07 Millar,
  • 32 May,
  • 26 Reynolds
Ref: ConroyAtt: 3,472
BRECHIN
ST JOHNSTONE

Possession

  • Brechin 52%
  • St Johnstone 48%

Attempts on target

  • Brechin 6
  • St Johnstone 8

Attempts off target

  • Brechin 4
  • St Johnstone 6

Corners

  • Brechin 5
  • St Johnstone 5

Fouls

  • Brechin 6
  • St Johnstone 12
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:04 The referee ends the match.
  • 90:00+2:21 Paul McLean crosses the ball, save by Peter Enckelman.
  • 88:54 The assistant referee flags for offside against Stephen Reynolds. Craig Nelson takes the free kick.
  • 86:01 Shot on goal by Rory McAllister from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 82:40 Murray Davidson fouled by Craig Molloy, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Craig crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 81:50 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Grainger from the right by-line, Neil Janczyk manages to make a clearance.
  • 81:29 Substitution Gary Fusco comes on in place of Kevin Byers.
  • 77:22 GOAL - Rory McAllisterBrechin 2 - 2 St Johnstone Rory McAllister scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Brechin 2-2 St Johnstone.
  • 76:08 The ball is crossed by Daniele Invincibile, James Redman manages to make a clearance.
  • 74:50 Free kick awarded for a foul by Graham Gartland on Rory McAllister. Strike on goal comes in from Rory McAllister from the free kick, save made by Peter Enckelman.
  • 74:35 Stephen Reynolds takes a shot. Blocked by Ewan Moyes.
  • 73:20 Liam Craig takes a shot. Save by Craig Nelson.
  • 72:28 Andrew Cook sends in a cross.
  • 71:32 Substitution Stephen Reynolds on for Collin Samuel.
  • 71:01 Kevin Byers takes a shot. Graham Gartland gets a block in.
  • 70:27 Substitution Daniel McKay joins the action as a substitute, replacing David McKenna.
  • 69:25 Peter MacDonald takes a shot. Save made by Craig Nelson.
  • 67:46 The assistant referee signals for offside against Peter MacDonald. Ewan Moyes restarts play with the free kick.
  • 67:08 Foul by Collin Samuel on Gerard McLauchlan, free kick awarded. Gerard McLauchlan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 66:08 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Neil Janczyk, clearance by Daniel Grainger.
  • 65:34 Steven Anderson challenges Rory McAllister unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gerard McLauchlan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 65:34 Booking Steven Anderson receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 64:59 Daniel Grainger produces a cross, Ewan Moyes makes a clearance.
  • 63:48 Shot from just outside the box by Liam Craig goes over the crossbar.
  • 61:52 Inswinging corner taken by Daniel Grainger, assist on the goal came from Daniel Grainger.
  • 61:52 GOAL - Daniele InvincibileBrechin 1 - 2 St Johnstone Daniele Invincibile finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Brechin 1-2 St Johnstone.
  • 61:26 Peter MacDonald takes a shot. Save made by Craig Nelson.
  • 59:06 Effort from deep inside the area by David McKenna misses to the right of the goal.
  • 56:14 The ball is swung over by Daniel Grainger, Peter MacDonald produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.
  • 54:58 Corner taken by Neil Janczyk from the right by-line, save made by Peter Enckelman.
  • 54:25 Shot from just outside the area by Daniele Invincibile misses to the left of the target.
  • 53:18 Daniel Grainger challenges Rory McAllister unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neil Janczyk delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Murray Davidson manages to make a clearance.
  • 52:26 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gerard McLauchlan by Peter MacDonald. Craig Nelson takes the free kick.
  • 50:25 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Neil Janczyk from the right by-line.
  • 49:45 Corner from the left by-line taken by Neil Janczyk, Ewan Moyes takes a shot. Daniel Grainger gets a block in.
  • 47:57 GOAL - Chris MillarBrechin 1 - 1 St Johnstone Chris Millar fires in a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Brechin 1-1 St Johnstone.
  • 46:44 James Redman takes a shot. Peter Enckelman makes a save.
  • 45:47 Murray Davidson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neil Janczyk. Free kick taken by Neil Janczyk.
  • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+0:03 The ref blows to end the first period.
  • 45:00 Substitution Chris Millar comes on in place of Jamie Adams.
  • 42:47 Steven Anderson challenges Rory McAllister unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Andrew Cook.
  • 41:07 Craig Molloy fouled by Steven Anderson, the ref awards a Penalty.
  • 41:07 GOAL - Rory McAllisterBrechin 1 - 0 St Johnstone Penalty scored by Rory McAllister. Brechin 1-0 St Johnstone.
  • 36:35 Unfair challenge on Daniel Grainger by James Redman results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Daniel Grainger.
  • 36:35 Booking James Redman receives a caution.
  • 34:32 Inswinging corner taken by David MacKay.
  • 34:24 Daniel Grainger sends in a cross, Neil Janczyk makes a clearance.
  • 34:05 Liam Craig takes a shot. Gerard McLauchlan gets a block in.
  • 31:48 Effort on goal by David MacKay from long distance goes over the crossbar.
  • 31:15 Daniele Invincibile takes a shot. Save made by Craig Nelson.
  • 28:09 Effort from deep inside the area by David McKenna clears the bar.
  • 26:53 Effort from just outside the box by Liam Craig goes over the bar.
  • 26:24 Unfair challenge on Daniele Invincibile by Craig Molloy results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by David MacKay from right channel, clearance by Ewan Moyes.
  • 24:58 Rory McAllister gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Graham Gartland. Free kick taken by Peter Enckelman.
  • 23:11 Kevin Byers concedes a free kick for a foul on David MacKay. Peter Enckelman takes the direct free kick.
  • 22:21 Unfair challenge on Craig Molloy by Jamie Adams results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Cook.
  • 22:21 Booking Jamie Adams is booked.
  • 20:54 The ball is swung over by James Redman, save made by Peter Enckelman.
  • 19:48 The ball is sent over by Neil Janczyk, clearance made by Jamie Adams.
  • 19:20 Graham Gartland concedes a free kick for a foul on Rory McAllister. Gerard McLauchlan takes the direct free kick.
  • 16:06 Foul by Neil Janczyk on Murray Davidson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Peter Enckelman.
  • 15:28 Peter MacDonald is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Nelson.
  • 14:09 Neil Janczyk takes a outswinging corner.
  • 12:59 Corner from the right by-line taken by Daniel Grainger, clearance by Craig Molloy.
  • 11:50 Collin Samuel handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Craig Nelson takes the direct free kick.
  • 11:12 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Adams on Neil Janczyk. Neil Janczyk restarts play with the free kick.
  • 10:15 The ball is swung over by Collin Samuel.
  • 9:06 Andrew Cook sends in a cross, clearance by Graham Gartland.
  • 7:55 The ball is swung over by Steven Anderson, save made by Craig Nelson.
  • 5:34 Effort from just inside the area by Kevin Byers strikes the post.
  • 4:45 Shot by Liam Craig.
  • 4:06 The assistant referee signals for offside against David McKenna. Steven Anderson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 3:27 Craig Molloy takes a shot. Peter Enckelman makes a save.
  • 2:28 Daniel Grainger takes the inswinging corner, Rory McAllister makes a clearance.
  • 1:29 David MacKay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rory McAllister. Free kick taken by Andrew Cook.
  • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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