Brechin City v Stenhousemuir

Andy Jackson's headed goaln the first half is adjudged to have been offside

Andy Jackson's headed goaln the first half is adjudged to have been offside

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Brechin City manager Ray McKinnon praised his players performance after the side suffered an unlucky defeat at home to Stenhousemuir.

Speaking after the match, Mr McKinnon commented: “That is probably the best performance we’ve played for a good few weeks now.

“To lose that game is cruel. It’s cruel on the players because we dominated that game from start to finish. Chances wise, I think they [Stenhousemuir] had once chance in the game and scored from it.

“I am really gutted for the players because that was a great performance going forward. We just couldn’t put the ball in the net, which isn’t like us.”

City created some great chances, but couldn’t find an equalising goal. Mr McKinnon said: “It just maybe wasn’t meant to be for us today. That has been the story of our season.

“We have played some brilliant football today. We have created so many great chances, missed penalties and missed so chances it just wasn’t meant to be.

When asked about Trouten’s missed spot kick, he added: “It wasn’t a great penalty, but Trouten was outstanding today. Even after the penalty miss he still went and took the ball and drove on, drove the team on. That’s the character of player. He has been a fantastic player for us.”