Brechin City Youths Under-15s cruised to a fine double figures win over Montrose Vics on a wild, windy pitch at Montrose.
A strong performance by the Brechin midfield, coupled with yet another fine performance from Walker up front, saw the Brechin boys score five goals in each half.
Montrose won the toss and played with the strong diagonal wind behind them – however Brechin took the game to the home team from the kick off probing deep into the Montrose half.
Duncan and Doan in midfield controlled the game, with Duncan involved in setting up Brechin’s first goal after 12 minutes.
He chipped the ball over the defence, and Walker chased it down and slotted past the Montrose ‘keeper.
Duncan then scored a fine solo goal for Brechin’s second – a long run down the left was followed by a cut in toward goal driving the ball under the advancing ‘keeper.
Brechin’s third, on the half hour, was a fine team effort – a long ball from Somerville in defence was knocked on by Reece Campbell to Anderson who drove toward goal and easily beat the ‘keeper.
Straight from the restart, they attacked the Montrose goal and Doan was brought down in the box and was duly awarded a penalty. Stuart’s initial effort was blocked by the ‘keeper but he followed up to convert.
With two minutes to half time Doan and Duncan combined again – Doan driving at the defence and passing to Duncan who unleashed a shot from twenty yards which was unstoppable.
Half-time: Montrose Vics, 0; Brechin, 5.
Playing with the wind in the second half, the Brechin boys again took the game to Montrose and five minutes into the half Booth cut in from the left and crossed to substitute Irvine who deftly beat the ‘keeper for his first of the game.
Fifteen minutes later, Irvine was involved in Brechin’s seventh – driving down the right wing and crossing to Walker who slotted the ball home for his second of the match.
Just one minute later Brechin’s eighth, and Walkers third, came from yet another ball through from Duncan in midfield – Walker again playing havoc with the Montrose defence before driving the ball home.
A second penalty saw Doan convert for Brechin’s ninth just three minutes later.
Goal number 10 came two minutes from the final whistle- left back Smith winning the ball in midfield and passing through to Irvine who lobbed the keeper for his second of the match.
A spokesperson for the club said: “This was a fine team performance from the Brechin boys and a well-deserved win on the day and confirms Brechin’s position as third in the league.”
The Under-15s are in action this Sunday (December 22) when they travel to face St Andrews.