City secure third successive draw

Allan Walker's late strike flashes past the left hand post.
Allan Walker's late strike flashes past the left hand post.

Brechin City recorded a draw when they welcomed Stranraer to Glebe Park on Saturday, continuing their unbeaten recorded at home.

City had the first chance of the match when Andy Jackson had an effort saved at close range after just eight minutes of play.

The home side continued to have the greater share of possession, and chances, but it wasn’t until the 37th that their domination paid off.

Alan Trouten was fouled in the box by Lloyd Kinnaird leaving referee Crawford Allan no option but to award a penalty, and Trouten coolly slotted home from the spot to give Brechin the lead.

City went close before the end of half-time, with a Johnny Brown free-kick in the 43rd minute just inches over the bar.

Stranraer made their presence known in the second half, and brought the game to City.

A sloppy challenge from Jackson on Andrew Stirling provided Stranraer with a free-kick in the 54th minute.

Mark Corcoran stepped up to take it and his shot cleared the wall before going in off the post to bring the score level.

Play then went from end to end, with chances for both sides.

It was City, however, who were creating the better chances and perhaps should have taken all three points.

Aidan Connolly had a great effort in the 72nd minute, but he couldn’t keep it on target.

Bobby Barr had a great chance in the 76th minute, when a Connolly pass found him in the box, but he opted to take a touch rather than hit it first time and his effort went wide of the target.

Allan Walker looked sure to score the winner in the 84th minute, but his drive was just agonisingly past the left hand post.