Brechin City Youths Under-13s returned to action on February 15, after a lengthy seven week lay-off due to the wintry weather.
Brechin travelled to face Fairmuir in the Brown Cup quarter final. The two clubs’ previous encounter ended in a 4-0 defeat for Brechin.
Brechin played a composed possession game, limiting Fairmuir to long distance efforts which were either off target or dealt with by Tyler Webley in the Brechin goal.
A momentary lapse in concentration led to Fairmuir taking the lead despite a valiant attempt to clear off the line by Gareth Hynd.
Brechin kept their shape and had a great chance to level when Keith was again played through only for the last defender and ‘keeper to combine to thwart him again.
Right on the stroke of half-time, they were dealt a crushing blow as Fairmuir played a long ball behind the defence to a clearly offside striker who scored to make it 2-0. Despite protests from players, management and spectators the referee allowed the goal to stand.
Half-time: Fairmuir 2, Brechin Under-13s 0.
Within 10 minutes Fairmuir made it 3-0 with a beauty from the edge of the box which curled into the top corner.
Brechin made changes to the team to chase a goal to bring them back into the game, but this was not to happen and Fairmuir took advantage of the more open game, adding four more goals.
A club spokesperson said: “Despite the heavy scoreline, credit goes to the Brechin players who, in the first half played some excellent football, matching the best team in the league and finding themselves unlucky to be behind at half-time. Even as Fairmuir scored more goals in the second half the boys never gave up and played right to the end.”