Injury hit Vics fall to league leaders

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Brechin Vics 0 ,

Luncarty 3

Brechin Vics, who were badly hit with injuries, entertained high flying league leaders Luncarty at Nursery Park on Saturday.

It was Luncarty who struck first when, on three minutes, they took the lead with a shot from 10 yards.

Vics tried to retaliate quickly, and King set up Barclay on five minutes but his shot was saved.

The visitors almost extended their lead when Anderson was presented with a free header but his effort was wide of the target.

Vics came very close on 25 minutes when good work by King resulted in his shot being just wide of the target.

Luncarty extended their lead on 30 minutes when a shot from 12 yards went in off the post.

Strachan replied for the homeside five minutes later, but his shot failed to hit the target.

Half-time: Brechin Vics, 0; Luncarty 2.

Vics started the half strongly and again good play from King set up Renilson and when his cross flashed across the six yards box it was just out of the reach of any Vics player.

They were on top at this stage and on 50 minutes Stephen had a header from a King corner cleared off the line with the ‘keeper beaten.

Luncarty went three up on 57 minutes when Anderson rose highest to head the ball into the net from eight yards.

They almost extended their lead two minutes later, but Robbie produced a good save with his feet.

Vics started to come more into the game and created a couple of chances. Firstly, Barclay had a header saved by the ‘keeper, and the same player was thwarted again as the ‘keeper dived at his feet.

They continued to press and another great piece of play by King teed up Steel who cross flashed across the six yard box but again there was no takers.

Team: Robbie, Stephen, C Eaton, Ross, Whitworth, Strachan, Steel, Henderson, Barclay, King and Renilson. Subs: Crowe, S Eaton, McKay and Spink.

A spokesman for the club said: “Luncarty are an experienced side and that was the main difference between the teams. Vics played some neat football when in possession and can be relatively happy with many aspects of their game. Manager King will be hoping that the injury list shows signs of improvement in the coming days as the squad is being stretched to the limits.”

Vics’ next fixture is away to Lochee Harp on Saturday, October 19, with kick off at 2.30 p.m.