City win Angus derby

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Brechin City welcomed Forfar Athletic to Glebe Park for the first Angus derby of the 2013/14 season.

It was City who took the three points from an incredible match with most of the action coming in the final five minutes.

City took the lead after 18 minutes of play through a Craig Molloy goal.

The goal was the only highlight of a somewhat low key first half, with only a few of chances for both sides.

The second half started much more sprightly, and City extended their lead in the 54th minute through a Trouten goal.

Forfar had a great chance later in the game when the were awarded a free kick, but Smith was on hand to deny Iain Campbell.

Forfar pulled a goal back in what was seen by many as a soft penalty decision in the 89th. Gerry McLauchlan was deemed to have fouled Chris Templeman and Iain Campbell made no mistake from the spot.

Forfar were soon awarded another penalty when Smith was deemed to have fouled a Forfar player. Many were mystified as to why the player was not sent off, having picked up a booking in the aftermath of the earlier penalty.

However, the ref didn’t send Smith off and he was able to save Campbell’s effort and keep the scoreline at 2-1 to City.

Please see next week’s Brechin Advertiser for a full match report.