Another midweek match frozen out

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BUOYED by a three-two away victory at Airdrie United on Saturday, Brechin City had hoped to keep up the good work when lowly Stirling Albion were due at the Glebe on Tuesday evening (last night).

Alas, the weather intervened yet again, the match being called off the previous day due to a frozen pitch (see page 23).

The victory at Airdrie - one of the matches to survive the frozen conditions on Saturday - took City on to the 18-point mark for the season.

The result takes them four points clear of Forfar Athletic and six ahead of Stirling, but both these clubs have two games in hand.

More importantly though, the Reds are only three points off fourth spot in a very tight table - so every result counts.

There are a number of very important matches coming up over the festive season and, with temperatures due to go up a notch or two over the next few days, there will be high hopes at least of action on Monday, December 26.

City are due to travel to take on Albion Rovers that day, the game at Cliftonhill Stadium kicking off at 2 pm.

Then comes the latest of the derby fixtures, Forfar Athletic making the short trip east to the Glebe as first-footers on Monday, January 2.

City then get another attempt to put one over premier league St. Johnstone in a national cup tourney. The joust with the Saints in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup at McDairmid Stadium takes place on Saturday, January 7.

Saturday, January 14 has City at Dumbarton - before two successive Saturdays at the Glebe.