BRECHIN City turned in one of their poorest performances of the season as they were thumped four-one at Forfar Athletic on Saturday (today).
The visitors managed but two efforts at goal, on an afternoon when they gave the ball away far too often with sloppy passing, being soundly beaten at the end.
The injury-hit Loons were razor sharp in the first period and cruised to a three-goal lead by the interval.
Martyn Fotheringham’s deft head-flick from man-of-the-match Nicky Low’s cross opened the scoring in 20 minutes, and Low was on hand to net number two in 32 minutes, catching Craig Nelson out with a free-kick on the right after Hilson had been tugged back as he broke clear.
Forfar’s third was a real cracker, Kevin Byers lobbing his marker and fizzing a great shot high past Nelson from just inside the area.
Brechin pulled a goal back through a Scott Buist header from a free-kick a minute into the second half.
But there was to be bo come back for City as Forfar continued to give them a footballing lesson, scoring a fourth in 67 minutes.
Martyn Fotheringham was the marksman from the penalty spot after Nicky Low had been upended in the box.