Vics’ agony as they lose in injury time

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Brechin Vics travelled to Fife to meet Premier League opponents Dundonald in the East of Scotland Cup second round.

The game only got the go ahead after a morning inspection and although playable, the pitch was very heavy.

Vics had an early attempt when Dunn fired a shot from 25 yards, but it was just too high.

Dundonald came into the game and Robbie produced a good save from a 20 yards shot. They came even closer on 20 minutes, but Wilson was on hand to clear a header off the line with Robbie beaten.

Vics gradually got back into the game and were awarded a penalty when Renilson was upended in the box. Dunn stepped up, but his spot kick was saved by Lennox in the Dundonald goal.

The best chance of the half came on 40 minutes when Gilfillan missed from six yards with the goal gaping.

Half-time: Dundonald 
Bluebell 0, Brechin Vics 0.

Dundonald took the lead on 48 minutes when Duffy smashed a shot from 25 yards high into the corner of the net.

Vics were having to defend at this stage and Robbie saved at his near post.

The visitors continued to play their passing style and this created a chance for Strachan but his shot was deflected for a corner.

They deservedly equalised on 57 minutes when King was sent down the left before picking out Steel with a cut back and, from 18 yards, he slotted the ball into the corner of the net.

Dundonald look to retaliate and came close when they hit the bar with a 25 yards shot.

The game was flowing from end to end, but it took until the 88th minute for the next goal to come. It was Dundonald who netted when Lally smashed a shot from 20 yards past the diving Robbie.

Vics again came back at their opponents and on 90 minutes scored the best goal of the game when Strachan hit an unstoppable shot into the corner of the net from 25 yards.

Unfortunately for Vics, Dundonald scored what proved to be the winner in the dying seconds of the game, with Morrison scoring from 16 yards out in the 93rd minute.

Team: Robbie, Gourlay, Wilson, Whitworth, Young, Steel, Renilson, Strachan, Fertacz, Dunn, Burton. Subs: King, S. Eaton, McKay, Gauld, Mitchell.

A club spokesperson said: “Vics produced a good performance and just as the game looked to be heading towards penalties, they were hit by an injury time winner for Dundonald.”

The spokesperson added: “Vics held a very successful Sportsman Dinner on Saturday night and would like to express their gratitude to everyone who supported the event. Special thanks go to Kevin Mackie, Mackie Motors, Jack Souttar and Brechin City who all donated auction items. Thanks also goes to Northern Hotel and staff for a fantastic meal.”

Vics return to league action this Saturday (November 15), when they welcome Thornton Hibs. The match kicks off at 1.45 p.m.