City all level with Airdrie

Darren Taylor, Ray McKinnon and Grant Johnson.

Darren Taylor, Ray McKinnon and Grant Johnson.

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Brechin City welcomed Airdrieonians to Glebe Park today (Saturday) with the sides level on points and goal difference.

A strong wind made conditions a trifle tricky on occasions, with neither side creating many chances.

It was Airdrie who got a better foot hold in the match, and took the lead in the 36th minute, when a free kick for City was delivered straight to Airdrie, with James Lister beating Hay to the ball and knocking it past Smith to take the lead.

Airdrie appealed for a penalty in the final few minutes of the first half, but the referee correctly waived away the appeals. The protests from Gregor Buchanan saw him get put in the referee’s book.

City were determined to get themselves back in to the game in the second half, and it paid off in the 52nd minute when Craig Molloy scored his second goal in as many games to bring City level.

City created several decent chances, but Airdrie stood firm in defence, and Adam saved well from close range to deny Thomson later in the match.