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Brechin boss Darren Dods reckons his side repaid his supporters’ efforts in getting Saturday’s game the green light.

Heavy rain put the match in doubt but loyal Brechiners turned out to fork the pitch and help drain the Glebe Park surface, and were rewarded with a sterling second half effort which took a point off the league leaders.

And it’s a valuable point for City at the bottom of League One.

Dods said: “I don’t think five or 10 years ago the game would have been in any doubt, but nowadays, pitches are inspected from every angle.

“The park itself was fine but there was just a lot of water lying on top of it. We were keen to play, Ayr were the same, it was only the match officials who had doubts. But I’m delighted we got the game on with a great help from the fans turning out too. Hopefully, we rewarded them with coming back from a goal down.

“Earlier in the season, the heads would have dropped but we came back and were strong in the second half.”

It was loan striker Isaac Layne who sealed a valuable point for the home side and Dods is looking forward to Robert Thomson and Dene Shields returning to add to his attacking options.

Dods added: “Layne has been excellent since he has come in and links well with Andy Jackson. Once the other two are back, we will have a really strong attack and that’ll be important because it’s so tight in the league.

“We have Cowdenbeath on Saturday and they’re just a point ahead of us, so that’s an important match against one of our rivals. We are doing well and it’s just a matter of taking the good work from Forfar and Ayr on Saturday into that match.”