Under-13s return to action with a win

Following two weeks of postponements, Brechin City Youths Under-13s returned to action in Dundee against Celtic on Sunday.

Brechin adopted a more attack minded starting line up with pace and directness deployed in the wide areas.

However it was Celtic who took an early lead when an individual error in the heart of the Brechin defence left the Celtic striker clean through on goal to open the scoring.

Brechin dominated much of the half from that point and created several chances to equalise with wasteful finishing preventing the score line changing.

With around 20 minutes played Brechin did equalise when a corner caused confusion in the Celtic defence before James Williamson turned the ball home to level the scores.

They continued to make the running and despite Celtic playing a high line and catching Brechin offside on a number of occasions, Brechin did look dangerous and likely to add to the score line.

This proved to be the case when another cross caused mayhem in the Celtic goalmouth before the ball was tucked away from close range by William Rattray.

Brechin made it 3-1 shortly afterwards when Fraser Jamieson surged forward from midfield into the box before nicking the ball past the ‘keeper.

Just before half-time, Celtic got back into the game when a long ball over the defence found the striker who ran on to fire home.

Half-time: Celtic Under-13s 2, Brechin Under-13s 3.

The second half was a fairly scrappy affair with chances falling to both sides and Brechin were thankful to keeper Tyler Webley who pulled off a great save low to his left to keep his side in front.

Some positional changes paid off with around 15 minutes to play when a fantastic through ball by Kieran Longmuir sent Finlay Keith racing in on goal and he made no mistake to make the game safe.

A club spokesperson said: “The boys seemed a little rusty following an enforced break and although they have played better, they did enough to secure the three points.

“A dominant first half display should have seen the game over by half time however the lads dug in and ground out a deserved win.”