Brechin Vics blow chances

Sean Whitworth
Sean Whitworth

Newburgh 2

Brechin Vics 2

Matty Henderson

Matty Henderson

Brechin Vics were in Fife for the second week running for this league encounter, when they travelled to take on Newburgh.

The home side was quick out of the traps and took the lead in the first minute. A long ball over the Vics defence found Tulleth who smashed an unstoppable shot past Robbie from 12 yards.

Vics were doing most of the defending in the opening 10 minutes as they struggled to contain the Newburgh attack.

Gradually they were seen as an attacking force and C. Eaton came close when his lobbed shot from 18 yards hit the cross bar and cleared to safety.

Just when they were enjoying their best period of the half, Newburgh extended their lead on 30 minutes.

A neat pass was played in behind the defence and MacKain slammed the ball past Robbie from 10 yards.

Dunn was working hard up front and set up C. Eaton who had his shot from 20 yards saved by the ‘keeper.

Half-time: Newburgh 2, Brechin Vics 0.

Vics were a changed side in the second half and immediately had a chance, with Strachan seeing his free kick from 20 yards saved by the ‘keeper.

Buggins was next to have an effort on target but again his free kick from 25 yards was saved by the Newburgh ‘keeper.

They came closer on 60 minutes when good link play involving Steel and Dunn resulted in the latter’s shot from eight yards being smothered by the ‘keeper.

Vics were much sharper in this half and were rewarded on 72 minutes when Henderson hammered an unstoppable shot past the diving ‘keeper from 25 yards.

C Eaton again had an effort on goal running past two defenders but his shot from 25 yards was wide of the target.

Newburgh were still dangerous however and Robbie was produced a great diving save to tip over the bar a shot from the edge of the box.

Vics deservedly equalised on 89 minutes when Whitworth bundled the ball over the line from four yards after a goalmouth scramble.

Team: Robbie, Gourlay, C. Eaton, Whitworth, Ross, Steel, Buggins, Stephen, Dunn, Henderson and Strachan. Subs: Cairney, S. Eaton, Renilson, Barclay and Harrison.

A spokesman for the club said: “Vics were disappointing in the first half and never really threatened the Newburgh defence.

The second half was much better and Vics deservedly got a share of the points.”

Brechin Vics will make their third trip to Fife on Saturday (September 28) when they face Lochore Welfare.

The match kicks of at 2.30 p.m.