Delight as Vics cruise to victory

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Brechin Vics attacked from the start in this home league fixture, and this set the pattern for the whole of the first half.

They were playing some neat football, passing the ball from one side of the park to the other which created space for them to get behind the Coupar defence, but they were finding the defence very resolute.

On numerous occasions, Vics got themselves into good areas, but the final ball was lacking.

They came close to scoring on 30 minutes, when a Dunn header came crashing off the crossbar, with Strachan just wide with the follow-up.

It was Strachan who had the next attempt when he was put clear in on goal, but the ‘keeper made a good save.

The home side deservedly took the lead on 37 minutes, when a long ball from Ross found Dunn who flicked the ball to Steel, who smashed the ball high into the net from eight yards.

Vics extended their lead on 42 minutes, and again Steel was the scorer, this time stealing in at the back post to slot the ball into the net from six yards.

Half-time: Brechin Vics, 2, Coupar Angus 0.

Vics continued to attack at the start of the second half, and within two minutes, Whitworth headed over a Henderson corner from six yards.

They extended their lead on 57 minutes when Strachan headed on a corner kick to Dunn, who headed past the ‘keeper and into the net from six yards out.

Vics completed the scoring on 80 minutes, when Young took advantage of a deflection to proceed into the box before rounding the ‘keeper and slotting the ball into the empty net from 10 yards.

Vics could have conceded in the 85th minute, after Whitworth was adjudged to have committed a foul in the box and a penalty kick was awarded to Coupar. Buist stepped up, but Vics ‘keeper Robbie made a good save.

Team: Robbie, S. Eaton, Young, Ross, Whitworth, Mustard, McKay, Strachan, Dunn, Henderson, Steel, Cairney, C. Eaton, King and McWilliam.

A spokesperson for the club said: “It was a good victory for Vics, although they will feel that they should have won by a bigger margin.

“Manager King, although delighted with back-to-back victories, stressed the need for them to be more ruthless in front of goal.”

Brechin Vics are next in action on Saturday (March 15), when they travel to take on Luncarty.