REPORT: Dull stalemate between Brechin City and Queen's Park

Brechin City gaffer Darren Dods.
Brechin City gaffer Darren Dods.

A poor League One clash at Glebe Park ended goalless between Brechin City and Queen's Park.

Clear-cut chances were few and far between as City's winning run came to an end, though they do remain unbeaten in the league.

Jackson forced a fine effort at goal through a packed defence after just three minutes, but his shot on the turn was wide of the far post.

Gareth Rodger had to turn a cross behind for a corner on 22 minutes - Ryan McGeever launched the ball to the far corner from the delivery and it sailed well wide.

The first half was a combative affair that saw from a large number of fouls from both teams, with little in the way of chances at either end.

Willie Dyer pulled a shot from 22 yards well wide of the post following Finn Graham's lay-off as both sides emerged for second half with plenty of energy about their play.

The Spiders enjoyed a good spell of possession but City should have scored on the counter, Alan Trouten crossing to Love who drew a stunning save out of Andrew Murphy in the visitors' goal.

A remarkable stramash in the Brechin box saw Queen's Park have almost half a dozen shots blocked before Graeme Smith finally got it under control.

Brechin should have taken the lead on 88 minutes when Trouten found Jackson, he controlled the ball beautifully but his acrobatic volley was right at Murphy.

And seconds later at the other end, David Galt beat Smith with a glancing header only for Gareth Rodger to hook it off the line and clear.