Brechin come out on top in local derby

Edzell Youth 1

Brechin Under-17s 5

Brechin City Youths Under-17s travelled to face local rivals, Edzell Athletic Under-17s, on August 26, two days after their opening league fixture.

It was a far better start than their previous fixture. They started quickly, gaining possession from the kick off, and Cameron Watt unleashed a low drive to the keepers left, only for it to be parried past the post.

Brechin maintained possession, and pressure, in the Edzell half with first Dylan Peters heading over the bar, before Watt volleyed over.

Edzell were reeling and after 14 minutes, Cameron Stout found himself in space just outside the box and played in a ball that somehow deflected of Cameron Masson and into the back of the net.

A stray Edzell pass was intercepted by Peters on 22 minutes, who lofted the perfect pass to the advancing Stout who cheekily chipped the advancing keeper from the edge of the box.

Brechin continued to attack, using Wilson and Jamie Stephen to provide opportunities from down the right and left respectively. Despite the numerous chances, no more goals came in the first half.

Half-time: Edzell Under-17s 0, Brechin Under-17s 2

Edzell made several substitutions which saw the side increase in confidence as well as possession. A forward broke through defence partnership of Peters and Ian Black, curling the ball towards the top right, only for O’Neill to fingertip the ball away.

Edzell pulled a goal back in the 63 minute, crossing the ball into the box with an unmarked forward heading into an empty goal.

A minute later, Watt won a strong in midfield, which fell to Stout who danced around three defenders to slot his second of the match.

A free-kick from 30 yards out provided Winton with an opportunity to go for goal, and he curled the ball into the top left corner.

Brechin’s fifth came when Dye received a well taken down ball from Leitch and then cheekily played a one-two with the Edzell centre half to fire home Brechin’s fifth goal.

Team: O’Neill, Dye (man of the match), Peters, Black, Gilbert, Stephen, Watt, Mullin, Wilson, Stout and Masson. Subs: Winton, Hodds, Thomson, Leitch and McClelland.