Good team display earns Brechin win

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Brechin Under-16s 1

Forfar Under-16s 0

Brechin City Youths Under-16s put in a tremendous team performance to earn a deserved second victory of the season.

The first half was evenly matched with both sides creating chances but unable to convert.

Once again, Church-Forbes stood strong in the Brechin goal, behind a solid back four and well coordinated midfield.

Thomson, playing only his second league game for Brechin, was outstanding - solid in midfield and creating chances for Irvine and Anderson.

Half-time - Brechin Under-16s 0, Forfar Under-16s 0.

Forfar came out strongly at the start of the second half - pressing up field and trying to breach the Brechin defence who stood firm to a man.

Brechin’s first opportunity came from a dropped ball situation deep in the Brechin half. Thomson won the ball and set off on a driving run, cutting through the Forfar defence and unleashing a driving a shot low and hard past the advancing ‘keeper - only to see the ball drift past the right hand post.

The breakthrough came in 20 minutes when a super piece of team play saw Somerville pass a pinpoint ball to Irvine who drove toward goal and sent a low, hard ball across the penalty area where it was met by Thomson, who beat the keeper with a low drive.

Two minutes later Brechin came close to extending their lead. Irvine picked up the ball in the middle of the Forfar half, turned, and unleashed a thunderous shot from 25 yards which, with the ‘keeper beaten, skimmed just over the bar.

Team: Church-Forbes, Somerville, Stuart, Bareirro, Alexander, Booth, Duncan, Thomson (man of the match), Walker, Anderson, Irvine, Souter, Ryan Campbell, Reece Campbell and Szyjut.

A club spokesperson said: “This was a thrilling game, keeping the parents and supporters of both sides on tenterhooks right up to the final whistle.”

Brechin’s next game is a home tie in the Scottish Cup against Kircaldy YM on September 7 at Brechin Public Park at 1 p.m.