City and Kilmarnock in eight-goal thriller

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BRECHIN City were hosts to Kilmarnock last midweek and the game ended in a thrilling four-all draw.

Brechin attacked from the outset against the Premier League side and were one-nil up within five minutes.

Paul McLean burst into the Kilmarnock penalty area and laid off to David McKenna whose shot was blocked by the visiting defence but the rebound fell to Carcary, who knocked the ball under Letheren and into the corner of the net from about ten yards out.

Kilmarnock bounced back however and equalised on the ten minute mark with a well-taken goal.

Buijs played played a through ball to Danny Racchi, catching the City defence flat footed, and the former Bury man left Nelson with no chance with his lob from inside the box.

Killie keeper Letheren then made a good save after Carcary had found McKenna in the box, but his header was well-held by the keeper.

Nelson then pulled out a good save of his own in the 20th minute from a Gary Harkins shot.

City though grabbed the lead for the second time four minutes later.

Manuel Pascali fouled Carcary in the box and, from the resulting spot-kick, Molloy made no mistake.

At half-time Kilmarnock made ten substitutions, with only defender Fowler remaining on.

Brechin swapped Nelson with Scott and Graham Weir replaced Brian Fairbrain.

Kilmarnock were quick to pressure Brechin from the start of the second half, but couldn’t find any clear chances on goal.

Brechin then made it three-one in the 70th minute with a great move and finish.

Carcary took the ball in midfield and played an excellent pass out to Weir on the left wing.

Weir cut inside and drove towards the goal before unleashing a shot into the bottom corner of the net which left substitue keeper Bell with no chance.

James Dayton pulled one back for the visitors just three minutes later however, when he curved a free-kick past the wall and beyond Scott into the top, right-hand corner of the net.

Brechin showed great determination and class throughout against their Premier Division opponents, and went four-two up, with McManus rounding the keeper well and coolly slotting home.

Kilmarnock pulled one back just a minute later, however, with trialist Ben Hutchison finishing well from inside the box.

The game ended with a dramatic equaliser with a minute left, Gary Fisher shooting past Scott to make it four-all in this highly-entertaining friendly.

Brechin City - Nelson (Scott), McLauchlan (Potter), Dunlop, McLean, Buist, Janczyk, Fusco (King), Molloy, Carcary, McKenna (McManus) and Fairbrain (Weir).

Kilmarnock - Letheren (Bell), Clancy (Fisher), Hay (Ada), Fowler (Mackay), Kelly (Silva), Buijs (Dayton), Harkins (Berntsson), Kroca (McKeown), Heffernan (Hutchison), Racchi (Gros) and Pascali (Pursehouse).