Brechin Vics 0, Montrose Roselea 2
BRECHIN Vics lost by two goals to nil at home to Montrose Roselea on Saturday.
Vics had new signing from Arbroath Youths, Fraser Crowe, in their starting line-up.
The first chance of the match fell to Roselea but Strachan’s cross from the left was saved at the near post by Robbie.
Vics first chance came in six minutes, when McNaught failed to hit the target with a header from a cross by Crowe.
The game was even as a contest in the early exchanges and Vics almost took the lead from a corner 18 minutes in, when Russell saw his net-bound header from 14 yards cleared off the line.
D. Ross was next to have an effort for Vics but his shot was easily saved.
The best chance of the half came when McNaught blasted over from four yards with the goal at his mercy, after yet another Vics corner.
The second half was only three minutes old when Roselea took the lead.
A long ball forward was headed on by the Roselea striker and, after a defensive error, Strachan was allowed a clear run in on goal and slotted the ball past Robbie from 16 yards.
Roselea were having the better of the opening 15 minutes and extended their lead on the hour mark, when they were awarded a penalty.
Watson sent Robbie the wrong way from the spot-kick.
The remainder of the game saw play swinging from end to end, with clear cut chances at a premium.
Vics best chance again came from McNaught, this time an overhead kick just missing the target.
McNaught again had a chance but his header from six yards failed to trouble the keeper.
Brechin Vics - Robbie, Crowe, Young, P Ross, Low, Moffat, Fullarton, Russell, McNaught, D. Ross and Fyfe; Subs - Black, Easton, Archibald, S. Eaton and Gauld.
Although there wasn’t much between the sides Roselea were much more clinical in front of goal.
Vics had their chances at crucial points of the game but failed to capitalise.
Vics are at home again this Saturday when East Craigie are the visitors (kick-off 2.30 pm).