Brechin Vics, 3
Kirrie Thistle, 4
BRechin Vics were back in action for the first time since November 24. Vics were caught cold on four minutes when RUSSELL shot past Robbie from 20 yards.
Vics retaliated and equalised two minutes later when an Easton through ball found McWILLIAMS who coolly lobbed the Kirrie ‘keeper from 20 yards.
The game was flowing from end to end and it was Vics who took the lead on 15 minutes. McWilliam found Easton who in turn played the ball wide to SMITH who strode forward before hammering an unstoppable shot past the ‘keeper from 18 yards.
They extended their lead on 25 minutes when McWilliam held off his marker before cutting the ball back to WHITWORTH who scored from six yards.
Kirrie were awarded a penalty on 32 minutes and although Robbie got a hand to RUSSELL’S spot kick he couldn’t keep the ball out.
Half-time: Brechin Vics 3, Kirrie Thistle 2.
In the second half both sides looked to attack at every opportunity. Kirrie drew level on 53 minutes with another controversial goal.
Easton looked to have been fouled on the half way line but play was allowed to continue and the ball reached FARQUHARSON who slotted past Robbie from a suspiciously offside position.
The referee failed to give Vics the decision and the goal stood.
Easton had a free kick just wide of the target before Robbie produced another good save on 61 minutes.
Chalmers of Kirrie was sent off for an elbow on McWilliam on 65 minutes, giving Vics a numerical advantage but, as often happens, the 10 men had the best of the next 15 minutes.
Robbie again kept Vics in the game with a great save before Smith hit the post from a 20 yard free kick.
Kirrie took the lead on 75 minutes when a breakaway presented SIEVEWRIGHT with a chance and he scored from six yards.
Vics went on all out attack for the last 10 minutes with efforts from Buggins, Trialist and Smith were all blocked and cleared to safety.
Team - Robbie, Gourlay, C Eaton, Buggins, Cairney, Trialist, Smith, Easton, McWilliam, Whitworth, Fyfe. Substitutes - S Eaton, Trialist, Gauld and Longmuir.
Vics can count themselves unlucky not to get a share of the points with a fighting performance.
Seventeen year old McWilliam had an encouraging debut and will be a good addition to the squad.
Vics’ next fixture is home to Forfar West End on Saturday, January 5. The match kicks off at 1.30 p.m.