Points shared in Angus derby clash

Bobby Barr's volley flys into the back of Rab Douglas' net to double City's lead.
Bobby Barr's volley flys into the back of Rab Douglas' net to double City's lead.

Alan Trouten scored a late equaliser to give Brechin City a deserved point against derby rivals Forfar Athletic.

Forfar threatened first, with Graeme Smith saving a Gavin Swankie shot from 20 yards after five minutes.

City came close in the 15th minute when Bobby Barr looked to play in Robert Thomson, but his cross was dealt with by Aaron James, who prevented Thomson knocking the ball into an empty net.

Four minutes later, they took the lead with Barr beating James and crossing for Andy Jackson to head home past Rab Douglas.

Swankie almost equalised within three minutes but Smith covered his near post shot from the edge of the box well.

Dale Hilson flashed a shot past the post before Brechin doubled their advantage with a fantastic goal in the 33rd minute. A cross was headed towards Barr outside the box and his first time volley flew past Douglas.

The visitors grabbed a goal back five minutes before half time with Scott Smith sending a cross into the box for Omar Kader to prod home.

Two minutes in to the second half Thomson rounded Douglas only to see his effort cleared off the line by Swankie.

With 20 minutes to go, the visitors equalised after Kader’s low cross found Swankie and he fired past Smith, despite the best efforts of the defenders to block the shot.

The Loons then took the lead in the 76th minute. Kader had the ball on the right wing, Dale Hilson overlapped him, Kader gave him the ball and his cross was headed home by Chris Templeman for his ninth goal against his former club in Forfar colours.

Alan Trouten netted an equaliser with eight minutes to go, poor defending allowing him to round the keeper before slotting home into the empty net.