Comprehensive win moves Vics to third in the league

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Brechin Vics moved up to third in the league with a comprehensive victory over their Fife opponents, Kirkcaldy YM.

Vics took the lead after four minutes after good play down the right played Fertacz in on goal and he made no mistake smashing the ball into the roof of the net from eight yards.

They were in control and it was no surprise when they extended their lead on 12 minutes. Good play down the left from Fertacz presented McKay with a chance and he duly slammed the ball into the net from six yards giving the ‘keeper no chance.

McKay was presented with another chance five minutes later but his header was too high.

Kirkcaldy were trying to get into the game and although they had some decent lead up play they were unable to trouble Robbie in the Vics goal.

Vics came close again on 20 minutes when Steel sent a 25 yard drive just wide of the post.

It was mostly the homeside who were creating the chances and Fertacz should have done better but his attempt from eight yards was saved by the ‘keeper.

They came even closer to a third when Whitworth had a header from six yards just miss the target.

Half-time: Brechin Vics 2, Kirkcaldy YM 0.

Kirkcaldy looked more lively in the second half and on 55 minutes had an effort from eight yards which was just wide of the target.

They came close again five minutes later when a corner kick went across the six yards box but, to the homeside’s relief, there were no takers.

Vics increased their lead on 62 minutes when McKay flicked on a Wilson free kick to Fertacz and he confidently slotted the ball past the ‘keeper from 12 yards.

They were again in control and a driving run from player/manager King set up Fertacz for his hat-trick, but this time his shot was saved by the ‘keeper.

Vics’ fourth came on 75 minutes when King scored with his trade mark free kick bending the ball round the wall from 20 yards into the corner of the net.

Two minutes later Young had an effort but his free kick was easily saved by the ‘keeper. The Kirkcaldy ‘keeper had another good save again from Fertacz who was played in on goal by King.

Vics’ fifth came on 84 minutes when a King corner was met by Young who scored with an unstoppable header from six yards.

Kirkcaldy kept going and were rewarded a minute later when a ball to the back post was met by their striker who slotted past Robbie from eight yards.

Not to be out done Vics immediately went up the field and a great Fertacz curling shot from 20 yards went high into the net giving the keeper no chance and completing his first hat trick.

Team: Robbie, Gourlay, Wilson, Whitworth, Young, Steel, Renilson, Strachan, Fertacz, McKay and Mitchell. Subs: S. Eaton, King, Trialist, Ross and Main.

A club spokesperson said: “Another good victory by Vics scoring six really good goals in the process. Vics are away to Johnston Burgh in the Scottish Junior Cup first round on Saturday, October 25.”