After a slow start, Brechin City Youth’s Under-15s eventually took control of this local derby and won comfortably on the day.
The first half started with both teams working hard in midfield to gain the advantage, with Brechin pressing home a number of attempts on goal, but to no avail.
After 15 minutes, Doan collected the ball in midfield and passed to Irvine, whose turn of speed left the defence standing and allowed him to take on the ‘keeper and slot it through at low level.
Just 10 minutes later, Irvine added another to his already growing season total. The move started with right back Somerville, passing to Doan, who again set Irvine free on a one-on-one with the Vics’ ‘keeper
Half-time: Brechin Under-15s, 2; Montrose Vics, 0.
The start of the second half saw Anderson, who replaced the hard working Walker up front, making a positive contribution within two minutes to score Brechin’s third of the day.
Doan, forever present in midfield, again started the move, passing through a ball for Anderson and Irvine to chase. In a good move, Anderson passed to Irvine who returned the ball for Anderson to drive by the helpless ‘keeper.
Two minutes later Montrose converted a penalty to liven up the match and looked to be coming back into the game.
However, Brechin were not to be outdone and extended their lead, with Irvine the scorer again, notching up a personal hat trick.
Walker re-entered the game and immediately made a difference. A kick out by the Montrose ‘keeper reached Walker who volleyed the ball straight back high into the net from 20 yards.
A move started by Watson at left back, linked Anderson and Irvine again, resulting in Irvine’s fourth, and Brechin’s sixth of the day.
Brechin rounded off the game with a fine solo run by Anderson for his second and Brechin’s seventh.
A spokesperson for the club said: “Brechin again gave a sound team performance to continue their league campaign.”
Team: Sim, Somerville, Barreiro, Church-Forbes, Ryan Campbell, Peters, Doan, Duncan, Booth, Souter, Watson, Reece Campbell, Anderson. Irvine and Walker.
Brechin are currently third in the P Gibson League, having won six of their eight matches, bring their points tally to 18, putting them three points behind joint leaders Forfar and Discovery.