Brechin City Youths Under-16s travelled to St Andrews for the second round of the Queens Jubilee Cup.
There was a 20 minute delay due to a mix up in home and away strips – both teams having red socks – however some quick thinking by the St Andrews’ coaches saw a suitable alternative found with just five minutes left before the game was due to be called off.
The wait made both teams eager to get a good start, and straight from the kick off Brechin made all the pressure trying to take the advantage of the following wind.
Efforts by Walker, Anderson, and Thomson all came close but Brechin could not hit the back of the net.
St Andrews had efforts end up just wide of the target, with one calling for a superb diving save from Sim.
Half-time: St Andrews U16s 0, Brechin City U16s 0.
Playing against the wind, Brechin set off the second half at a frantic pace and, after four minutes, took the lead. A long throwout from Sim in the Brechin goal was picked up by Anderson, who drove toward goal before passing to Walker, whose initial shot was parried by the ‘keeper but Walker drove the rebound into the back of the net.
Brechin’s second came six minutes later – Duncan winning the ball in midfield before passing to Anderson on the right wing. Anderson then cut across the penalty box and unleashed a fierce shot high across goal which left the St Andrews ‘keeper no chance.
A club spokesperson said: “Brechin were definitely stronger in the second half – fine performances by Thomson in midfield and Anderson up front making a major difference.
Walker who also played havoc with the St Andrews defence and Souter, in Brechin’s defence also played a strong part in the game.”