Home victory for City

Brechin City’s first home league game of the season ended in a 2-0 victory against East Fife.

Despite several chances for both sides in the first half, the teams went in level at the break. Both Bobby Barr and Andy Jackson both narrowly missing the target for the homesters.

City, however, were forced to make a change before the break with Ryan Donnelly replacing Derek Carcary, who picked up what appeared to be a hamstring complaint.

It was Donnelly who broke the deadlock when he headed home an Alan Trouten cross in the 66th minute to hand City the lead.

Trouten himself then doubled City’s lead in the 83rd minute, when the ball hit off an East Fife defender and rolled into his path.

Just minutes later, Trouten almost scored again, but his effort hit the left hand post and trickled across the face of goal and into the grateful arms of East Fife’s ‘keeper.

East Fife didn’t look likely to get back in to the game, and Ray McKinnon’s men secured all three points comfortably in the end.

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