All square as City host Airdrieonians

Bobby Barr thumps the ball into the back of the net after a defensive mixup.

Bobby Barr thumps the ball into the back of the net after a defensive mixup.

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Brechin City extended their unbeaten run to seven matches when they recorded a 1-1 draw with Airdrieonians.

It was far from a thrilling match, with a draw probably the fairest outcome.

There were very few chances in the first half, although Airdrie did have the ball in the net just eight minutes in, but Jim Lister’s headed effort was deemed offside.

City had a decent chance in the 12th minute, after Kyle McAusland played a superb pass to Alan Trouten, who tried to lift the ball over the ‘keeper, with his effort just over the bar.

Graeme Smith pulled of a decent point blank save in the 16th minute to deny Kiegan Parker.

Chances were few and far between after that, and the second half continued in a similar manner.

The first decent chances came in the 71st minute, and it was the visitors who threatened when Nathan Blockely shot from just outside the box. However, Smith was able to pull off a superb save, tipping the ball over the bar.

Jamie Masson forced Andy McNeil into a great save in the 77th minute. Masson’s free kick looked destined for the top right corner, but the ‘keeper was able to palm the ball around the post and away from danger.

Just minutes later, McNeil pulled off another fantastic save to prevent Masson from converting another free kick.

It was City who finally opened the scoring in the 81st minute, with Bobby Barr capitalising on an error by Luca Gasparrotto. The defender tried to header back to his ‘keeper, but ended up heading past him, leaving Barr to prod the ball into the open goal.

However, Airdrie equalised just three minutes later after Lister’s header was fumbled by Smith, and the striker was able to tap the ball in from close range.