Brechin City v Forfar Athletic

Craig Molloy emphatically celebrates the opening goal of the game.
Craig Molloy emphatically celebrates the opening goal of the game.

Brechin City manager was not keen to be drawn into a discussion on the refereeing decisions made in the match against Forfar.

Referee Euan Anderson sensationally awarded a penalty to Forfar in the 89th minute, after it was deemed McLauchlan had fouled Templeman, although there seemed to be little contact.

Forfar then were awarded a second penalty in injury time when ‘keeper Smith brought down Swankie.

Speaking after the match, Mr McKinnon commented: “If we had dropped points today I would have been very disappointed, considering I thought we were excellent for 75 minutes of the game.”

On the penalty decision, and subsequent lack of a card for Smith’s challenge, he said: “If he [the referee] thinks it’s a penalty, he has to book him and he should be off the park. I’m not going to get drawn on it. We’ve won the game and on that side of things, I was disappointed with some of the decisions today, I really am. But you can’t get them all right.”

Mr McKinnon reserved his praise for his players, particularly Andy Jackson who he described as “unplayable.” He added: “It was the best game he’s played for Brechin since I’ve been here, and he’s played so brilliant games. I can’t speak highly enough of him.”

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