Late winner strikes a blow for Brechin

Andy Jackson volley's the ball just over the bar.
Andy Jackson volley's the ball just over the bar.

A dramatic last-minute goal denied Brechin City a share of the spoils against Airdrieonians at Excelsior Stadium on Saturday.

City started the match really strongly and put pressure on the Diamonds’ defence straight from the kick-off.

City were getting forward in numbers and they were unlucky not to open the scoring three minutes later when a Bobby Barr lob was headed off the goal-line by Stefan Milojevic.

Jackson did really well after 14 minutes when he broke free of the Airdrie rearguard and fired in a shot which cannoned off Grant Adam’s right-hand post.

A goal just had to come given the pressure and it arrived a minute later. Paul McLean picked up the ball midway in the Airdrie half and played a good pass forward to Thomson who kept his composure to fire home a beauty from just inside the box.

The home side dramatically levelled the match in their first attack a minute later with Ross Gilmour grabbing the equaliser from close range.

The Diamonds created the first opportunity of the second-half when they broke quickly from defence to attack with Keighan Parker firing in a shot from just within the penalty-box which Graeme Smith managed to palm away.

City responded straight away with Jackson showing great control in the box to move away from his marker and driving in a shot which Adam held at his near post.

Both sides were finding it difficult to create anything clear-cut in front of goal with most of the action contained to the midfield area.

However with time running out the Diamonds scored a dramatic late winner.

They won a free kick wide on the right and McAller delivered a great cross into the City box for Gregor Buchanan who headed the ball past Smith.