Brecin City 3-0 Dumbarton

William Hill Scottish Cup Round 3, Glebe Park, Brechin, 19/11/11.

We dominated the early stages of this without looking like scoring. Then Brechin took the lead after a deflection meant Jamie Ewings could only parry the ball and the rebound fell to an attacker player. For the rest of the first half we weren’t in it.

The second half wasn’t much to write home about either, and we only threatened when David Winters brought out a splendid save from Craig Nelson in Brechin’s goal. Brechin’s second clinched things and our penalty award was only ever going to be too little too late. It turned out not even to be that as Mark Gilhaney’s penalty was too near the keeper. Brechin then added insult to injury by scoring a third right at the death.

Without Jamie Ewings it might have been 6-0 as we pushed up looking for an equaliser and were left stretched at the back – but then without Nelson in Brechin’s goal Winters might have scored to make a game of it.

It was alarmingly obvious in this game that our creativity and goal scoring threat depends too much on Scott Agnew; suspended for this game.

But at least now we can concentrate on the league.

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