Points shared at Glebe Park after late equaliser

Darren Taylor, Ray McKinnon and Grant Johnson.
Darren Taylor, Ray McKinnon and Grant Johnson.

Brechin City welcomed Peterhead to Glebe Park in their first league clash of the season.

Peterhead came out on top when the two sides met in the second round of the Petrofac Training Cup. Brechin were keen to get their revenge in the league but had to settled for a point.

The visitors almost took a surprise lead in the third minute of the match when a poor clearance by Darren McCormack allowed Jamie Stevenson to shoot, but Graeme Smith tipped the ball over the cross bar to deny the striker.

City had a chance to take the lead in the 16th minute of the match when Bobby Barr found himself in good space in the box. However, his right footed effort was well saved by Graeme Smith, and the Peterhead ‘keeper was quick to gather the loose ball.

Callum Tapping came close to taking matters into his own hands when a fine solo run saw him in great space just outside the box, but his powerful shot was just over the cross bar.

Brechin could have taken the lead in the 35th minute when they were awarded a penalty, after Tapping had been fouled in the box by Graeme Sharp. Andy Jackson stepped up to take the kick but the ‘keeper dived low to his right to make the save.

City took the lead just four minutes in to the second half after Peterhead failed to clear the danger in their box, and Paul McLean tucked the ball home.

Barr could have doubled City’s lead in the 70th minute, but Smith in the Peterhead goal pulled up of sublime save to tip Barr’s chipped shot on to the cross bar and out of a corner kick.

Peterhead hit back straight away and almost equalised from a fine free kick from Stevenson, but Smith was on top form to make the save.

Peterhead delivered a killer blow to City when they equalised though substitute Jordon Brown with just four minutes left to play.