Brechin lose out to their Angus rivals

Craig Molloy and Stephen Husband challenge for the ball at the edge of the box.

Craig Molloy and Stephen Husband challenge for the ball at the edge of the box.

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Brechin City suffered a defeat in their league clash with local rivals, Forfar Athletic at Station Park on Saturday, September 27.

City came close to conceding early in the game, with Graeme Smith pulling off a decent save to prevent Gavin Swankie.

However, the Loons made no mistake in the 12th minute when an Omar Kader cross was fired home by Danny Denholm.

City could have gotten level in the 20th minute when Gary Fusco, who had a spell at Station Park, had an effort from 25 yards out, but it was just wide of the target.

Alan Trouten was the next to threaten for City, with a decent effort in the 28th minute, but it was just over the cross bar.

Forfar increased their lead in the 35th minute, with Kader again playing the provider, with a ball across the goal finding Dale Hilson, who converted from five yards out.

City didn’t let the goal dishearten them and immediately fought back, with Trouten prevented by the cross bar.

A goal did come for the visitors in the 44th minute, with Trouten setting up Colin Hamilton, who sent the ball into the top corner.

The goal spurred City on in the second half, with Hamilton just shooting wide in the 53rd minute.

They could have gotten level in the 55th minute, but Andy Jackson’s header was just over the bar

Forfar were handed the perfect opportunity to wrap up all three points in the 81st minute, when they were awarded a penalty after Paul McLean impeded Hilson.

He stepped up to take the kick himself, and made no mistake from the spot as he secured his second of the afternoon.