City fight back falls short

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

Forfar Athletic gave their play-off hopes a massive boost on Tuesday, April 9 when they recorded a 4-3 win of Brechin City at Glebe Park, writes Amanda Taylor.

A strong first half performances, and goals from Dale Hilson and Michael Bolochoweckyj gave the visitors a two nil lead at half-time.

Forfar then increased their lead two minutes in to the second half through Gavin Malin, but City refused to lie down and put on an impressive fight back.

Goals from Graham Hay and Alan Trouten put City within one goal of a draw, but Gavin Swankie popped up with Forfar’s fourth goal of the night.

Trouten netted his second of the night, and City’s third, but the homeside ran out of time to get an equaliser.

Speaking after the match, manager Ray McKinnon said: “We gave ourselves a mountain to climb in the second half. All credit to them, they came back and they took the game to Forfar. We were very unlucky not to take something out of the game at the end there.

We can’t give away goals like that. I can accept the fourth one, fair enough, because we were pushing forward, but the first three were avoidable. Fair play to Forfar, they got the result. We are still clear of them in the league and we still have games in hand. We’re still confident where we are.”

Brechin City are set to host another Angus derby tomorrow (Saturday), when Arbroath make the short journey to Glebe Park.

For a full match report and to read more from the manager, see next week’s Brechin Advertiser.