Better team won says Brechin Vics

Dundee North End 3

Brechin Vics 0

Brechin Vics travelled to Dundee to play league leaders Dundee North End, It was the only game in the area to survive the overnight frost.

Conditions were almost perfect as the game kicked off with Vics taking the game to North End.

Gradually as the game progressed North End began to take control but Vics were looking dangerous on the break.

They won a succession of corners but were unable to get any attempts on target.

Robbie was brought into action on 25 minutes, making an excellent double save.

North End hit Vics with a quick one two in 34 and 36 minutes. The first came from a good passing move leaving McNaughton with only Robbie to beat at the back post.

The second chance came when a long ball caught out the Vics’ rearguard and allowed Grant the easiest of opportunities from six yards.

Vics came back from this double setback and a Fyfe free kick flashed across the six yards box just out of the reach of the on rushing Whitworth.

Just on half time Fyfe had an opportunity but screwed his shot from 16 yards wide of the target with just the keeper to beat.

Half-time: Dundee North End, 2; Brechin Vics, 0.

The second half started with much of the play confined to midfield.

North End extended their lead on the hour mark when a shot by Muckersie, from 20 yards, found the corner of the net. Vics were defending gallantly with Crowe, Buggins, Gourlay and C. Eaton working overtime to keep the North End attack at bay.

They continued to battle and had attempts from long range from Strachan, Robertson and McWilliam saved by the ‘keeper.

Team: Robbie, Crowe, C. Eaton, Buggins, Gourlay, Dunn, Whitworth, Strachan, Fyfe, McWilliam and Robertson. Subs - Smith, S. Eaton and Longmuir.

A spokesman for the Vics said: “The better team won on the day and it showed why they are top of the table and favourites for promotion. Vics worked well and showed team spirit which had been missing in their previous games.”

Saturday’s match

Brechin Vics’ next fixture is at home to Blairgowrie on Saturday, February 9.

The match kicks off at 2 p.m.