Airdrieonians v Brechin City

Robert Thomson is congratulated after opening the scoring for City.
Robert Thomson is congratulated after opening the scoring for City.

Brechin City suffered last-minute heartbreak when Airdrie netted in the 90th minute to take all three points on Saturday.

City started the match really well, and they deservedly took the lead after quarter of an hour when Robert Thomson hit home a right-foot drive from just within the penalty-area.

However, the Diamonds drew level a minute later when Ross Gilmour tapped in a free-kick from Caolin McAleer.

The teams were evenly matched in the second-half but Gregor Buchanan wrapped up the points for the Diamonds deep into injury-time when he headed home a McAleer free-kick.

City manager RayMcKinnon included former Dundee United defender Garry Kenneth in his starting line-up, while Robert Thomson, who scored on his home debut last Saturday against East Fife, retained his place up front.

Speaking after the match, Mr McKinnon said: “We started well and were really on fire in the opening 15 minutes and deservedly took the lead.

“I didn’t think we deserved to win the game as there was a lack of spark about us in the second half but I also didn’t think Airdrie were all that threatening, so to end up losing a goal right at the death is extremely disappointing.”