Mixed start to new campaign

IT has been a mixed bag of a start to the new campaign for Brechin City Football Club.

Having been dumped out of two cup tourneys at the first hurdle, the Reds got off to a home flier in the league, with a victory over a stuffy Stenhousemuir side.

But, efforts to build on that floundered at Central Park on Saturday when Brechin went down by three goals to one to a promising Cowdenbeath side, who now find themselves tucked in behind pace-setters Stirling Albion at the head of the table.

Brechin didn’t play at all badly, and were well in the game after levelling an early home strike.

But further goals by the Fifers in 67 and 80 minutes made sure the points stayed at home.

Manager Jim Weir said: “Some of our defending was very ordinary and we missed a couple of really good chances, and these situations inevitably bite you back.

“I felt we were playing really well in the second half and were perhaps on top when they scored their second goal which was a bit hard to take.

“But, while we played some good football, at the end of the day it was all about goals.

“We did not defend that well but probably what caused us most headache was missing a couple of good chances at key times in the game.”

Currently sitting in mid-table, City will have a chance to bounce back this coming weekend, when they play host to struggling Dumbarton.

Then comes a trip to Albion Rovers on Saturday, August 27, before a break to allow for international football, and a derby match at home to Forfar Athletic on Saturday, September 10.