Victory for Brechin as they host Forfar

Brechin Under-17s 3

Forfar Under-17s 2

The Brechin City Youths Under-17’s welcomed Forfar to a rain soaked Brechin on August 28.

Forfar were looking for their first points against a triumphant Brechin side following a recent derby win against Edzell.

Brechin dominated from the start but despite several shots on target from Cameron Stout and Oliver McLelland, nothing really tested the Forfar ‘keeper.

Ewan Wilson then pounced on a defensive mistake, to side step both the ‘keeper and centre half, before blasting home from close range to give Brechin the early lead.

On 11 minutes, Stout used his trickery to take on the full back, before being sandwiched by the Forfar centre backs. Craig Winton stepped up for the free kick, curling the ball just over the bar. Moments later, a Brechin corner lofted into the back post by STOUT, found his strike partner McLelland who tapped in with ease.

Further chances came begging for Brechin, but the temptation to take that extra touch allowed Forfar to clear.

On 32 minutes, with an obvious tactical formation change the Forfar winger broke down the right to find their unmarked striker easily score past a stranded Gregor O’Neill.

Half-time: Brechin Under-17s 2, Forfar Under-17s 1.

Conor Mullin won the ball on the centre circle of his own half, strode towards the Forfar goal, and went on to score.

The rain sodden pitch allowed for tremendous slide tackling, however was leg zapping on both teams.

With tiredness creeping in Forfar found a loose ball broke through the new defensive partnership of Ian Black and Mullin, leaving O’Neill with no chance and Forfar reducing the deficit.

Brechin had one final effort on goal with Stout managing to lob the keeper from the right sideline, narrowly missing the crossbar.

Team: O’Neill, Winton, Peters, Black, Gilbert (man of the match), Dye, Watt, Mullin, Wilson, Stout and McLelland. Subs: Masson, Boyes, Hodds, Thomson and Stephen.