Brechin Under-13s dominate first half

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Arbroath CSC Under-13’s 3

Brechin Under-13’s 8

Brechin City Youths Under-13s travelled to Arbroath for their second consecutive midweek away fixture on September 2, looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

Starting with an unchanged line-up, Brechin played a high pressure game from kick off giving ACSC’s playmakers no time on the ball.

The pace of strikers William Rattray and Finlay Keith was causing ACSC problems and it wasn’t long before Brechin scored as Rattray took a fine pass in the area from Cameron Lightly, beat his marker and slipped a left foot effort low into the net.

The goal signalled a Brechin onslaught and it wasn’t long before Connor Scott made it two, arriving late from the left wing to knock home the loose ball.

The goals were coming thick and fast and Scott added his second with a fine strike which the ‘keeper got his hand to but couldn’t keep out.

Brechin’s fourth soon followed when a dangerous corner was diverted by an ACSC defender into his own net.

Scott was causing all sorts of problems down the left and another piercing run saw him have his initial shot saved well by the ‘keeper however Scott followed up to net the rebound for a well deserved hat-trick.

ACSC were looking shell shocked and worse was to follow for them as Rattray netted his second of the game as his goal bound shot took a slight deflection but still found it’s way in to make it six.

With half time looming, James Williamson rifled into the top corner from 20 yards as ACSC continued to crumble under the sustained pressure.

Half-time: Arbroath CSC Under-13’s 0, Brechin Under-13’s 7.

ACSC came out for the second half having re-organised and after an even period of play, they scored from the penalty spot after Gareth Hynd, who had enjoyed an excellent game at right back, was harshly adjudged to have fouled in the area.

Brechin made a series of substitutions and Finlay Keith made it 8-1 when he capped a fine performance by racing onto a through ball and beating the ‘keeper.

The pace of Brechin’s play dropped a little and ACSC found some more room to play in, scoring a second from a suspiciously offside looking position before a scrappy goal gave them their third.

From that point Brechin comfortably saw out the remainder of the game to the joy of the coaches and watching parents.

A club spokesperson said: “Another devastating first half performance effectively saw the game won by half time against a side who will probably be challenging for a promotion spot come the end of the season. It has been great to see the boys lifting their game since the introduction of competitive football and all credit must go to them for taking seven points from the first three games.”

Team: Webley, Hynd, Jamieson, Duncan, Wilson, Lightly, Longmuir, Williamson, Scott, Rattray, Keith, Cameron, Robertson, Yates, Angus and McLelland.