For the second week in succession Brechin City Youths Under-13s hosted a Dundee side at the public park, this time hosting Riverside.
Brechin were missing players and had to call on the full strength of the squad.
They started the game quickly and were ahead within five minutes. Fraser Jamieson played a superb pass forward to William Rattray and he slipped it through for Oliver Yates who fired low past the ‘keeper.
The match became very scrappy with both team struggling to find any flowing football. Out of nothing Brechin went 2-0 up as the ball fell to Rattray who accelerated into the box and shot low into the far corner to give the homeside a comfortable lead.
Riverside put Brechin under a spell of pressure towards the close of the half and poor defending allowed them to grab two goals to level the match.
Half-time: Brechin Under-13’s 2, Riverside Under-13’s 2.
The first 10 minutes was again a scrappy affair before Brechin found themselves in the lead. Connor Scott’s perfect cross was controlled at the back post by Cameron Lightly who slid the ball into the net.
This goal gave the home side more confidence and they began to play better football.
Yates played the ball into the feet of Rattray who turned his defender 30 yards out before sprinting clear and finishing well.
Riverside were still looking dangerous on the break but the central defensive pairing of Jamieson and Aarron Duncan stood strong and looked under control. On the one occasion that Riverside broke through they were denied by a top class save from Tyler Webley who, at full stretch, turned a powerful shot round for a corner.
Brechin increased their lead inside the last 10 minutes. James Williamson, who found himself in space inside the box tricked his way past a defender and scored with a cool finish.
With two minutes left, Jamieson drove at the heart of the Riverside defence, played a nice pass, took the return and finished with confidence to round off the scoring.
A club spokesperson said: “Credit must go to the boys who now go into the October break in second place, two points behind the league leaders.”