Deserved win for Brechin Vics

Pictured is Charlie King

Pictured is Charlie King

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Brechin Vics welcomed back player/manager Charlie King into the starting line up at the expense of the injured Lewis Dunn in what was the only change to last week’s team.

Scone were first to threaten but the Vics rear guard held firm. The game was fairly open in the early exchanges but both sides were struggling to create any chances.

Vics eventually carved an opening from a free kick, but Mustard’s effort from 25 yards was wide.

Chances were now being created and Doig of Scone shot high over the bar from 20 yards.

Robbie in the Vics’ goal produced a good save on 28 minutes tipping a shot from 30 yards over the crossbar.

The visitors had the upper hand at this stage and probably should have taken the lead on 30 minutes, but some how the effort from six yards was put high over the bar.

Vics were forced into a change on 40 minutes when the injured S. Eaton had to be replaced by Cairney.

Half-time: Brechin Vics, 0; Scone Thistle, 0.

Vics started the second half on the front foot and carved an opening on 52 minutes when Cairney sent McKay down the wing but his shot was cleared for a corner.

From the resultant kick, McKay had a header cleared off the line with the keeper beaten.

The home side were on top at this stage but Scone posted a warning on 65 minutes when Robbie had to produce a great save to turn a shot from eight yards behind for a corner.

Vics’ pressure eventually paid of on 77 minutes when C. Eaton sent a ball into the box for Ferguson to control and coolly slot the ball past Curtis in the Scone goal from 10 yards.

Team: Robbie, S. Eaton, C. Eaton, Ross, Whitworth, Strachan, McKay, Mustard, Henderson, King and Steel. Subs: Cairney, Bayfield, Ferguson, Renilson and Young.

A spokesperson for the club said: “Charlie King, was delighted with the victory and although not the prettiest at times the players dug in and fully deserved their victory.”

Vics travel to face Kennoway Star Hearts on Saturday.