Stranraer v Brechin City

Colin Hamilton heads City into the lead after 18 minutes.
Colin Hamilton heads City into the lead after 18 minutes.

Brechin City had to settle for a draw after Stranraer scored a late minute equaliser in their league clash on Saturday.

City took the lead at Stair Park after 17 minutes when Colin Hamilton rose up to head home a Bobby Barr corner.

The visitors were spurred on from the goal and increased their lead just seven minutes later, when Alan Trouten let the ball run through to Craig Molloy who fired low into the bottom left corner to make it 2-0.

Barr came close to netting a goal of his own in the second half, when a fine run down the wing saw him cut into the box and shoot from a tight angel. However, his effort went just past the post.

The home side got back into the game in the 56th minute when Adam Forde prodded the ball home from close range during a goal mouth scramble.

City looked likely to take all three points, but in the 94th minute, Stranraer won a corner and piled their players into the box. However, Stephen Stirling’s delivery soared straight into the back of the net to earn Stranraer a point.

City manager, Ray McKinnon, said: “Football can be cruel like that. Disappointing that we didn’t take the three points.

“We had chances to kill the game and go 3-1 up and we never took them.

“It’s just a huge sucker punch.”