Monifieth Under-13’s 1
Brechin Under-13’s 4
Brechin City Youths Under-13s made one change to the starting line up for their trip to Monifieth.
In blustery conditions the first half was scrappy with Brechin struggling to get the ball down and play their usual game. Following a poor clearance by Brechin, Monifieth took the lead after about 15 minutes.
This served to wake Brechin somewhat and they equalised within a minute when Fraser Jamieson rifled a powerful shot into the top corner from 25 yards.
The rest of the first half was played out without further goals.
Half-time: Monifieth Under-13’s 1, Brechin Under-13’s 1.
The second half kicked off with Brechin playing into the wind. One substitution was made with Kieran Longmuir taking his place in the centre of midfield, a move which paid dividends within five minutes of the restart as he strode onto a loose ball to fire home to put his side ahead.
Brechin were now controlling the match and had found their passing game which had been missing in the first half. They were camped almost entirely inside the Monifieth half and the pressure paid off when Connor Scott arrived late in the box to knock home his fifth goal of the season.
The visitors continued to create chances and were denied two stone wall penalties when Longmuir firstly rounded to ‘keeper only to be brought crashing down and then minutes later was blatantly barged to the ground. To the consternation of the coaches and parents, both appeals were turned down by the ref.
With the last kick of the ball Brechin made it four as Aaron Angus ghosted in from the left and met a cross first time at an angle, crashing a beauty of a volley into the far corner.
A club spokesperson said: “This proved the be Brechin’s poorest performance of the season however a powerful second half showing saw them through and maintained the unbeaten start to the season. If this is to continue then the boys will have to get back to the play of previous games. It has to be said that despite not playing to the best of their ability it is still encouraging to leave with another three points.”