City now unbeaten in 15 league matches

Brechin City continued their unbeaten record with a 2-1 home win over Stenhousemuir on Saturday.

However, the match didn’t get off to the best start for City, with Stenhousemuir taking the lead after just three minutes of action.

Paul McMullan delivered a fine pass through the defence for Colin McMenamin, who fired in to the bottom right corner.

The visitors could have doubled their lead in the seventh minute, when Bryan Hodge unleashed a fierce shot but his effort hit the post.

Brechin created a good chance in the 11th minute, when Andy Jackson played in a good ball to Ryan Ferguson, but he couldn’t get a shot away and the ball went out for a corner.

Graeme Smith was on hand to deny the visitors four minutes later, pulling off a fine save from an Anthony Merenghi free-kick.

City were temporarily down to 10 men after Paul McLean left the pitch for treatment following a clash of heads. The reduction didn’t hamper City and Andy Jackson netted an equaliser in the 18th minute, after he picked up a pass from Ferguson and blasted a left footed shot into the back of the net.

Robert Thomson almost gave City the lead five minutes in to the second half when he got on the end of a Ewan McNeil free kick, but his header was juts over the bar.

McNeil again was creating chances in the 53rd minute, setting up McLean who shot just wide of the post.

It was McLean who eventually put City in the lead seven minutes later. Fergson delivered a corner kick that was headed in to the box by Gerry McLauchlan. Thomson then had a header blocked, before McLean blasted the ball home.

City came close to a third with Trouten playing a tantalising ball across the box, but it evaded the City players.