Back to back away wins for Brechin City

Graham Hay blasts a last minute penalty past David Hutton in the Ayr goal to make the score 3 - 1 to City.

Graham Hay blasts a last minute penalty past David Hutton in the Ayr goal to make the score 3 - 1 to City.

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Brechin City secured their second away win on the bounce after they left Somerset Park with a 3-1 victory over Ayr United.

City’s ranks were bolstered by the return of Gerry McLauchlan, who had been out injured, and they also welcomed trialist Ryan Ferguson to the side.

Ayr were the first to threatened just seven minutes in when Graeme Smith saved a Scott McLaughlin shot.

However it was City who netted first, with McLauchlan heading home a well delivered Bobby Barr corner. The goal forced Ayr to fight back and they came close when Kyle McAusland shot over the bar.

McLaughlin had an effort in the 22nd minute, but his 25 yard free kick was just past the post.

It was City again who made the next breakthrough when they increased their lead in the 33rd minute.

They always looked dangerous in attack, and it paid off when Barr crossed the pall to Ferguson, whose cross from the by-line into the box rebounded of McAusland and past Ayr ‘keeper David Hutton.

Despite efforts from the home side to get back into the match, the City defence absorbed the pressure well.

Half-time: Ayr United, 0; Brechin City, 2.

City started the second half as strongly as they had ended the first, and were unlucky not to be 3-0 up when Andy Jackson’s shot was tipped around the post by Hutton.

Ayr produced a good period of pressure, which finally paid off in the 78th minute, with Gordon Pope netting past Smith from 15 yards.

However, City were given the perfect opportunity to wrap up all three points when Derek Carcary was fouled in the box by Alan Lithgow in the final minutes of the match.

Graham Hay stepped up to take the penalty and fired his shot right down the middle.