On Par City just fail to grab three points

Andy Jackson pokes the ball through a wall of legs to equalise for City.

Andy Jackson pokes the ball through a wall of legs to equalise for City.

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Brechin welcomed Dunfermline Athletic to Glebe Park on Saturday for their first league meeting of the season with The Pars.

And City had to come from behind to secure a point in a thrilling match.

Brechin had the first shot at goal in the seventh minute of the game, when an Andy Jackson strike from the left hand side of the penalty box, but his shot went agonisingly past the right hand post.

The homesters had a few more chances but Dunfermline looked to have taken the lead 27 minutes in to the match. However, Robert Thomson’s effort was cleared of the line by Gerry McLauchlan.

Dunfermline seemed to take control at this point and kept pressurising the City defence.

This paid of in the 38th minute when Thomson held his run perfectly to leave the City defence stranded, and netted past an oncoming Graeme Smith in the City goal.

Half-time: Brechin City 0, Dunfermline 1.

City cleared off the line again just five minutes in to the second half, this time with Graham Hay heading away a Ryan Wallace chip.

Brechin had several chances to equalise but Ryan Scully, in the Dunfermline goal, was more than a match.

Jackson provided the breakthrough in the 76th minute, when Dunfermline were unable to clear the danger from a Bobby Barr corner.

The ball bobbed around the box, leaving Jackson to tap in his first goal of the season, despite the crowd of Dunfermline defenders in front of him.

City almost grabbed all three points just minutes later when Hay headed of the bar.

The danger wasn’t cleared and Jackson’s follow-up header was finally beaten away by Scully.