Vics back to winning ways at Lochore

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Lochore Welfare 2

Brechin Vics 3

Brechin Vics were first to threaten in this league encounter, when Dunn saw his 25 yard free kick come crashing off the Lochore crossbar.

The game was cagey in the opening stages and it was the home side who got their noses in front on eight minutes.

Lochore were awarded a free kick some 22 yards from goal and Penman stepped up to send his shot into the corner of the net.

Vics drew level on 15 minutes when Steel sent Mckay through in on goal and he slotted the ball passed the advancing ‘keeper.

They started to dominate and for the remaining 10 minutes of the half could have went in on top with both Whitworth and Young having efforts saved by the ‘keeper.

Half-time: Lochore Welfare 1, Brechin Vics 1.

Vics took the game to their opponents and went in front for the first time on 57 minutes when Dunn intercepted a pass from the Lochore ‘keeper before advancing and slotting the ball into the empty net.

They had their tails up and created two good chances in the next 10 minutes. Firstly, King came close with a rasping shot from 25 yards before Mitchell was played in but screwed his shot from 18 yards just wide of the target.

Vics had to be on guard however, and Robbie produced a good save on 73 minutes.

The game was beginning to swing from end to end and a great King run presented McKay with a chance but his effort was high over the bar. Whitworth had a header saved by the ‘keeper with McKay sending the rebound over the bar.

Robbie kept Vics in front on 82 minutes producing a great diving save from a header.

Lochore equalised on 85 minutes when Gibson prodded home after a scramble in the box from a corner kick.

However, Vics weren’t to be denied and got a deserved winner on 89 minutes when Dunn scored from eight yards at the back post after a King free kick.

Vics have a break from League duty when they travel to meet Super League side Lochee United on September 6. kick off is at 2.30 p.m.

Brechin City have kindly agreed to provide the opposition and venue for the testimonial of two Brechin Vics’ players, Jamie Robbie and Chris Eaton.

Although both players are only 25-years-old, they have been with Vics for 10 years. Manager Charlie King has, with the help of Brechin City, arranged the fixture as recognition of both Jamie and Chris’s loyalty to the club.

The match is scheduled for Tuesday, September 9, and will kick off at 7.45 p.m.

Ticket prices are £4 for adults and £2 for children and OAP’s.