City can’t halt Gers’ unbeaten record

Darren Taylor, Ray McKinnon and Grant Johnson.
Darren Taylor, Ray McKinnon and Grant Johnson.

Brechin City welcomed League One champions, Rangers, to Glebe Park today (Sunday), for their final league encounter of the season.

City’s afternoon didn’t get off to the best starts, when they were forced to replace Paul McLean after 18 minutes, due to an injury.

Three minutes later, it looked like City were to be awarded a penalty after Alan Trouten went down in the box after Cammy Bell rushed out to gather the ball, however, the referee, Andy Dallas, booked Trouten for simulation.

Seconds later, Rangers went up the other end and scored, with Fraser Aird slotting the ball into the bottom right corner.

Rangers continued to press for a good spell of the half, but in the final 10 minutes of the first half, City pushed back, but never really created any clear cut chances.

City continued to press at the start of the second half, and it paid off in the 50th minute, when Robert Thompson grabbed an equaliser when he slotted home a right footed effort.

Rangers brought on Nicky Clark in the 63rd minute to replace the injured Ian Black, and he immediately made his presence known when he scored with his first touch of the match to restore Rangers’ lead.