City start season with deserved draw

Robert Thomson has his shot saved by Ryan Scully.

Robert Thomson has his shot saved by Ryan Scully.

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Brechin City started their league campaign with an encouraging performance during their 0-0 draw against Dunfermline Athletic.

If not for Pars’ ‘keeper Ryan Scully and the woodwork, City could have taken all three points at East End Park.

City’s new signing Callum Tapping had an opportunity in the eighth minute when the visitors were awarded a free kick. However, his delivery was straight at ‘keeper Ryan Scully.

Moments later, Craig Molloy came close to scoring with a long range effort, but Scully was able to comfortably gather the ball.

Dunfermline got a foothold in the match and started to have the upper hand when it came to possession, but they couldn’t break down City’s defence.

Paul McLean was on hand to head an Andy Geggan delivery for a corner, while the Pars had several chances miss the target.

Robert Thomson had two quick efforts blocked in the 31st minute, before Tapping saw his effort go over the bar.

Scully was on top form in the second half to deny Thomson, who had pounced on a great pass.

Dunfermline were denied by a top save by Graeme Smith when a Forbes free kick was topped over the bar.

The ‘keeper was on hand moments later to deny Michael Moffat, pulling of another superb save.

Thomson came agonisingly close to giving City the lead in the 77th minute when he made a great run into the box but his shot smacked of the post.

The home side fought back and created a great chance in the final minutes of the match but Chigzie Ugwu’s effort was narrowly over the bar.

City had the final chance of the match with Bobby Barr forcing a fine save from Scully.