Brechin City v Cowdenbeath

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Brechin City will go into the draw for the second round of the Petrofac Training Cup after an exciting 3-1 extra-time victory over Cowdenbeath at Central Park.

The first chance of the match came City’s way after just three minutes when Andy Jackson fired in a shot from just out with the penalty area but unfortunately it was over the bar.

The Blue Brazil led 1-0 at half-time after former Stenhousemuir striker Sean Higgins found the net after 13 minutes. City came out for the second half very much on the offensive and they scored a deserved equaliser 19 minutes into the half when Robert Thomson, who had replaced Gary Fusco just seconds earlier swept home the leveller with his first touch of the ball.

City then pushed forward at every opportunity in an effort to grab the winning goal but at the end of the regulation 90 minutes, both sides were locked together at 1-1.

City made the vital break through within three minutes of the start of extra-time when a drive from the left from trialist Ross Brash was parried by Cowdenbeath ‘keeper Robbie Thomson into the path of Alan Trouten and ‘Trouts’ made no mistake around a yard out. Ryan Ferguson sealed the victory when he collected a short pass from Trouten and blasted home goal number three.