City win penalty shoot out

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Brechin City secured a valuable bonus point last night (Tuesday), after winning a penalty shoot out following their 1-1 draw against St Johnstone at Glebe Park

It was City who took the lead in the first half, with Chris O’Neil delivering a cross into the penalty box which Andy Jackson who got in between Steven Anderson and Tom Sobbie to head home.

The visitors didn’t test Graeme Smith in the City goal often in the first half - with the keeper only tested once by a header from Joe Shaugnessy which he saved from close range.

St Johnstone upped the ante in the second half, but it wasn’t until the 84th minute that they netted an equaliser. Paul Paton’s cross into the box found Graham Cummins at the back post and he headed the ball back across goal, with Chris Kane on hand to tap in from close range to set up the penalty shoot out.

It was Brechin who took the first penalty, taken at the Cemetrey End of the ground, - with Dougie Hill the first to shoot, finding the bottom left corner with his effort.

First up for St Johnstone was Danny Swanson, who also netted. Brechin’s second penalty was taken by Willie Dyer, who scored, while St Johnstone’s second penalty, taken by Kane, hit the post.

Finn Graham took City’s third penalty kick, but had his effort saved by Saint’s ‘keeper Zander Clark. Cummins was up next for the visitors, and netted to leave the penalty score at 2-2.

It was Trouten up next for City, who scored, with Coulson hitting the post with St Johnstone’s fourth penalty kick.

It was left to Ally Love to win the shoot out for City, and he duly fired his penalty kick into the back of the net, despite Clark getting a hand to it.