James Dale hails valiant Brechin City effort

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Dynamo midfielder James Dale said Brechin City gave a good account of themselves against Leagu One leaders Dunfermline on Saturday.

City were beaten 2-1 by the Pars but Dale believes the hosts did well against their full-time opponents, especially given the same fixture in the season’s opening quarter ended 6-1 to the Fife team.

Dale said Brechin did everything they could against their high-flying visitors.

He said: “They’re a good team and I thought we did everything we possibly could. At the end of the day we battled hard, dug deep and I think them being a full-time team got the better of us in the end.

“But overall I think we produced a valiant effort that just came short.

“I honestly thought there wasn’t that much difference between the sides on Saturday and we finished much stronger.

“They had a few good opportunities like the open goal they missed, but again apart from that I didn’t think there was that much separation. But look back to the start of the season, we got battered by them so we have progressed.

“I don’t think it’s a goal for their second. Richards-Everton has got the high foot, McLean tried to head it and he’s got a foot in the face. It finishes up as a goal but surely it’s a foul for the high foot.

“That’s a game-changer, right on half time they’re 2-1 up which they’ve held on to. It’s a killer but it’s happening to us every week almost.

“Albion Rovers away is a hard game and I think they’ve had a few games called off. In recent weeks we’ve played well, for the first time for the majority of the season. We’re looking to take three points. We’ve had quite a few draws in the last few games. We’re just a point behind Forfar now.”