Emphatic win for City against Stirling

Andy Jackson is congratulated after opening the scoring for City.
Andy Jackson is congratulated after opening the scoring for City.

Brechin City dominated their game against Stirling Albion on Saturday, securing an emphatic 5-0 victory at Forthbank.

Just 14 minutes had been played when City took the lead after Andy Jackson headed home a neat little cross from Callum Tapping.

Stirling fought back to try and get an equaliser, with their best effort falling to Gordon Smith, whose shot from inside the box was pushed away by Graeme Smith.

There was little in the way of chances in the rest of the first half, but Brechin more than made up for it with four goals in the second half.

Colin Hamilton could have increased City’s lead, but his headed effort hit the underside of the cross bar.

City did make it 2-0 in the 63rd minute, with a phenomenal goal from Jackson, who worked his way past Chris Smith and sent a beautiful lob over Callum Reidford and into the back of the net from almost 30 yards out.

The visitors third came from the penalty spot just four minutes later, with Alan Trouten, who replaced the injured Callum Tapping, brought down by Gordon Smith.

Trouten stepped up to take the kick and sent the keeper the wrong way as he fired low and hard in to the bottom left corner.

Ten minutes later, City made it four when Trouten broke free and shot from just inside the box and Bobby Barr directed the ball towards the goal from close range.

It was Trouten who wrapped up the scoring with his second - and City’s fifth - with two minutes left. Jamie Masson played in a great cross, and Trouten rose unchallenged to head home and round off a sensational performance for City.