Derby victory for Brechin

Arbroath Vics 3

Brechin Vics 6

After an encouraging preseason Brechin travelled to Arbroath to meet their namesakes in the first league game of the season.

Arbroath drew first blood after 10 minutes when Fotheringham, at the back post, headed them into the lead from 6 yards.

Brechin fought back and McKay had a shot from 10 yards saved by the ‘keeper. They equalised on 17 minutes, after Young sent in a delightful cross and found McKay who scored with a header from six yards.

The visitors were having the better of the game and McKay again tested the ‘keeper after being set up by new signing Fertacz.

Fertacz was in action again just before the interval, but his shot from 20 yards was just wide.

Half-time: Arbroath Vics 1, Brechin Vics 1.

Brechin came out all guns blazing and hit the hosts with a five goal burst in a 25 minute period of outstanding attacking football.

Dunn was the first to score on 50 minutes when his shot from 18 yards took a deflection and ended up in the back of the net.

Three minutes later it was 3-1 to Brechin when player/manager Charlie King steered the ball into the net from 16 yards after being set up by Dunn.

Goal number four came in the 65th minutes after Fertacz picked up the ball and glided past three players before slotting the ball past the ‘keeper.

A minute later it was five when Fertacz, again, drove forward before playing in McKay who fired an angled drive past the ‘keeper from 18 yards.

Dunn completed Brechin’s scoring in the 75th minute when he reacted to a loose ball and slotted into the net from eight yards.

Arbroath came back into the game in the last 15 minutes with two goals in the space of a minute, but Brechin easily played out the game for a deserved victory.

Team: Robbie, Gourlay, Wilson, Whitworth, Ross, Strachan, McKay, King, Fertacz, Dunn and Young. Subs: S. Eaton, Renilson, Gauld, Ferguson and Main (goalkeeper).