On back burner

Members of the Brechin City committee look on as the referee carries out Saturdays pitch inspection, which resulted in the game being postponed.'The photo shows the committee stood on the area of the pitch that was ok since it had covers on it and beyond them (centre circle and up towards the David Will Stand) the frosted part of the Glebe. (Picture by Derek Watt, Brechin).

Members of the Brechin City committee look on as the referee carries out Saturdays pitch inspection, which resulted in the game being postponed.'The photo shows the committee stood on the area of the pitch that was ok since it had covers on it and beyond them (centre circle and up towards the David Will Stand) the frosted part of the Glebe. (Picture by Derek Watt, Brechin).

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IT was another day of frustration for Brechin City Football Club on Saturday.

All week there were high hopes that the derby encounter at home to Arbroath would get the go-ahead.

But, then came a dip in temperatures on Friday evening, resulting in a heavy frost in the area.

And, despite City’s best efforts to get the game on, by covering the areas of Glebe Park that tend to be worst affected by heavy overnight frost, there was still a bit of bone in areas of the pitch inspected by local referee William Ferguson mid-morning on Saturday.

Eventually, the decision was made to put the game on the back-burner, adding to the fixtures that will require to be played in midweek later this month.

The Scottish Football League will shortly be issuing a re-arranged fixture list for outstanding midweek games.

But, for now, the focus will be on this coming Saturday’s trip to East Fife, with the next Saturday fixture at the Glebe on Saturday, February 11, when Airdrie United are visitors.

Other news to come out of the Glebe over the past week is that striker Graham Weir has left the club to join fellow second division side Stirling Albion.

But the reds have added to the striker department by snapping up Kilmarnock’s Rory McKenzie on loan until the end of the season.

While there may have been no first team action, the under-19s did get a game on Sunday.

The youngsters made the long trip to Greenock where they lost to Morton by two goals to nil.

Morton got off to the perfect start and scored the opening goal after just three and a half minutes play.

City had a chance to equalise shortly afterwards but Marc Walker fired over the bar.

The reds kept plugging away but fell further behind later in the half.

After the break, City had the bulk of pressure but an injury to striker Charlie Fertacz meant that they had to change things around.

Even allowing for this, they still had the lion’s share of possession and despite creating a number of goal-scoring opportunities, the team just couldn’t finish and Morton ran out winners by two goals to nil.