Under-15s dominate against Montrose

Brechin City Under-15’s cruised to victory in this midweek fixture, held on May 6, with goals for Irvine (four), Walker (two), Duncan and Barreiro.

On a sunny, but cold evening with a brisk wind blowing along the length of the park, Brechin took the game to Montrose from the start.

Szyjut took early control of the midfield and saw an opportunity to set Walker free. Walker responded by chasing the ball down and slotting home past the helpless ‘keeper with just six minutes on the clock.

Five minutes later a superb ball from Ryan Bruce set Irvine free for his first of the day - driven home from 15 yards.

Straight from the restart the boys drove forward and gained a corner. Booth floated a ball deep into the six yard box which was met by Irvine and headed on to Barreiro who glanced the ball into the net.

Brechin continued to dominate with Szyjut, Doan, Duncan and Booth in midfield driving the pace and direction of the game.

With 25 minutes on the clock Booth, who had been having a superb game, yet again started the move which set Irvine free to cross to Duncan who netted with a simple tap-in.

Irvine himself hit the scoresheet for the second time after receiving a cross ball from Doan, and chipping cheekily over the advancing ‘keeper.

Just a few minutes from half time, Montrose drew a goal back, finding a hole in the defence and driving past Sim in the Brechin goal.

Half time: Montrose Vics, 1; Brechin City Under 15s, 5.

Montrose started the second half showing that they were not giving up, pressing the Brechin defence from the start and drawing a goal back within three minutes, after a driving shot from the right glancing back off the bar and was knocked in by the Vics’ forward.

Brechin however were not to be outdone. Booth, ever present in midfield, collected the ball from the restart and sent a driving pass to Walker who turned on the ball and volleyed it into the net.

Now with their hackles up, they fought for possession from the Montrose restart.

Doan sent Duncan off and he passed across the edge of the penalty box to Irvine who drove a fierce shot home with his weaker left foot.

Montrose fought back bravely, working hard to try and break down the Brechin defence but sterling performances from Somerville, Souter, Stuart, and Hay kept them at bay.

Brechin rounded off the night with their eighth after yet another superb corner from Booth was met by Reece Campbell whose glancing header hit the post, only to be met by Irvine who netted simply for his fourth of the game.

A spokesperson for the team said: “This was one of Brechin’s best games from a team performance view. All sections working well together - even following substitutions. Booth, Szyjut, and Souter all turned in good performances as did Somerville and Hay at right and left back.

“Attention for the boys now turns toward preparing for the new season, training continuing on a weekly basis throughout the summer.”