Brechin City welcomed Greenock Morton to Glebe Park today (Saturday), as they looked to return to winning ways.
Brechin threatened early in the match, with Alan Trouten working himself into good space on the edge of Morton’s box. However, his right footed effort was well blocked by Morton, and went out for a corner.
The visitors came close with an effort of their own, with Andrew Barrowman’s header bouncing off the ground and smacking the underside of the cross bar and back out,
City took the lead in the 11th minute, after the referee awarded a penalty following a hand ball in the box. Bobby Barr’s cross hit the hand of Sean Crighton. Trouten stepped up to take the spot kick and coolly slotted the ball in to the bottom right corner with ‘keeper Nico Caraux diving the wrong way.
City doubled their lead in the 33rd minute after a fine free-kick from Jamie Masson found Colin Hamilton who passed to Robert Thomson for a simple tap-in.
Morton came out firing after half-time, with both Paul McLean and Jamie McCormack making vital goal line clearances to keep the visitors at bay.
City netted their third goal of the match in the 62nd minute, with a fantastic pas from Bobby Barr out on the left to Kyle McAusland, who fired home from the middle of the box.
It could have been four nil minutes later, when a Barr corner found Thomson, whose header forced a fine save from Caraux to tip the ball over the crossbar.
The visitors pulled a goal back in the 70th minute, thanks to Thomas O’Ware who fired past Smith.
City looked all too likely to net a fourth in the final moments of the match, with a superb ball from Barr fining Trouten unmarked, However, his effort hit the cross bar.