Brechin City v Stenhousemuir

Alan Trouten celebrates with his team mates after scoring.
Alan Trouten celebrates with his team mates after scoring.

Brechin City manager Ray McKinnon said he was “pleased” with his side’s 1-0 win against Stenhousemuir on Saturday.

However, he went on to say that his side didn’t make it easy, particularly as they conceded a penalty in the 79th minute.

Speaking after the match, Mr McKinnon said: “I am pleased to get the three points today, but we made it hard work for ourselves in the second half.

“We were getting in to great areas and not shooting. We did it last week at Dunfermline.

“We really should have put that game to bed but all credit to Stenny they put us under pressure in the last 15 minutes.

“We gave away a penalty and Smith has made a great save.

“All in all, I’m really delighted.”

Speaking about the missed opportunities his side had, he added: “We should have taken the chances we had. We were getting into great areas but the final pass was shocking.

“We really need to take more composure in those areas and finishing the game off. It should have been more comfortable than it was in the end.”

Discussing the goal, McKinnon said: “It was a great pass from Tiger [Molloy]. It was a great run from Trouts and a super finish.”

Brechin were set to host Peterhead in the second round of the Petrofac Training Cup last night (Tuesday), as the Brechin Advertiser went to press.