Narrow defeat at home for Vics

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Brechin Vics welcomed Lochore Welfare in a league clash on Saturday, with the visitors emerging 1-0 winners in a close match.

The first opportunity of the match fell to Vics after 15 minutes of play.

Henderson was presented with a chance but his chip shot was just too high and the ball sailed narrowly over the crossbar.

Vics did have the ball in the net on the half hour mark when Young tapped in from four yards, but the referee had deemed that the ball was out of play before the cross came in.

The homeside were on top at this stage and Young came close again - this time his free kick from 20 yards was saved by the Lochore ‘keeper.

The second half was barely five minutes old when Strachan came close for Vics, but the ‘keeper was equal to his shot.

Lochore, with the wind at their backs, were more of a force in this half and Vics’ ‘keeper, Robbie, produced a great diving save at the back post to deny a header from six yards out.

He was forced into action again in the 60th minutes, when he dived high to his right to save a free kick from 25 yards.

Lochore broke the deadlock on 77 minutes when a long ball over the Vics defence found Ferguson and although Robbie saved his initial shot the ball broke kindly for McGuire who had the easiest of tasks of slotting the ball into the net from 15 yards.

Vics pushed for the remainder of the match but could not produce the one clear cut chance to level the scores.

Lochore’s McGuire was red carded in the final minute for a rash tackle.

A spokesperson for the club said: “Although a better performance from Vics, they were unable to get at least a share of the points that they probably deserved. Vics’ next fixture is away to Lochee Harp on Saturday (March 1).”