Under-17s suffer defeat against Luncarty

Brechin City Youths Under-17s were only able to select from 11 players and endured the long trek to Luncarty.

The Tangerines scored two quick goals in succession within the first two minutes, leaving stand in ‘keeper Conor Mullin no chance.

Just when Brechin thought they were getting back into the game, a defensive mix-up saw them fail to clear their lines and the Luncarty striker slotted in a third goal.

Half-time: Luncarty Under-17s 3, Brechin Under-17s 0.

A better start was made by Brechin, Crow driving through the midfield after a one-two with Lamb, beating the defence only for his shot to be easily saved.

On 48 minutes, Jason Boyes with a lofted pass over the defence found the advancing Winton who hit a sweet shot, striking the side frame of the goal.

Five minutes later, after several substitutions by the home side they broke the offside trap to score.

Gilbert then found a loose pass and strode forward releasing the ball to Lamb, who turned the defender only to be brought down.

Up stepped Lamb for the freekick and curled the ball round the defensive wall into the ‘keepers’ hands.

Luncarty quickly broke down the left, before being brought to a halt by an innocuous Brechin challenge.

The resulting freekick was floated over to the back post, finding the home striker unmarked who headed in Luncarty’s fifth.

In the last minute of the game, Crowe was brought down in the box and the referee pointed the spot.

The consolation penalty was coolly slotted down the middle by top scorer Ewan Wilson.

Team: Mullin (man of the match), Dye, Peters, Black, Gilbert, Boyes, Wilson, Watt, Crowe, Winton and Lamb.