Narrow defeat for Brechin Vics

Back row from left - Josh Main, Lewis Dunn, Ross Wilson, Martin Strachan, Barrie Gourlay, Steven Eaton and Jamie Robbie,'Middle row from left - Paul Ross, Charlie Fertacz, Ryan Young, Arran McKay, Iain Gauld and Sean Whitworth.'Front from left - Adam Renilson, Connor Mitchell, Charlie King, Norman Ross, David Steel and Andrew Ferguson.
Back row from left - Josh Main, Lewis Dunn, Ross Wilson, Martin Strachan, Barrie Gourlay, Steven Eaton and Jamie Robbie,'Middle row from left - Paul Ross, Charlie Fertacz, Ryan Young, Arran McKay, Iain Gauld and Sean Whitworth.'Front from left - Adam Renilson, Connor Mitchell, Charlie King, Norman Ross, David Steel and Andrew Ferguson.

Brechin Vics experienced a very narrow defeat to Kennoway in their latest league match on Saturday, August 23.

Vics had the first attempt in the match with a King corner going wide, but it was the visitors who netted first.

Kennoway took the lead on four minutes when a corner found its way to the back post and Gray volleyed an unstoppable shot high into the net from 12 yards.

Vics came back into the game and on 15 minutes a great move involving McKay and Strachan presented King with a chance but his shot hit the side netting.

The home side had a penalty claim on 32 minutes when the ‘keeper appeared to bring Young down but the referee waved away the appeal. They were awarded a penalty three minutes later, when Strachan was tripped in the box. King’s resultant kick was saved by the ‘keeper’s legs and cleared to safety.

Vics equalised on 38 minutes when a Dunn corner was met at the near post by Whitworth who headed past the ‘keeper from six yards.

Kennoway regained their lead on 47 minutes when Byers shot from 20 yards when in off the post, giving ‘keeper Robbie no chance.

The game was flowing from end to end and Dunn had a speculative effort from 25 yards which went over the bar.

Vics scored an equaliser midway through the half when McKay turned and shot from 16 yards into the corner of the net.

Both teams pressed for a winning goal and it was Kennoway who found it on 73 minutes when Thomson stole in at the back post to knock the ball into the net from two yards.

Vics pressed forward but could not find the goal to earn a share of the points.

Vics are next in action on Saturday (August 30), when they travel to face Lochore Welfare. Kick off is at 2.30 p.m.