Following a free week last week Brechin City Youths under 14s returned to league action with a narrow win on a cold, damp, Montrose pitch.
The game was hampered by a strong wind blowing end to end on the Montrose pitch - Brechin playing into the wind in the first half.
Brechin started well with the midfield holding up and servicing the forwards - a couple of early chances unable to be converted due to determined defending by Montrose Vics.
A lapse of concentration in the midfield allowed Montrose to break through and score after just thirteen minutes.
Brechin fought back and came close to equalising in the 25th minute with a shot from Billy Irvine just going past the left hand post.
Further pressure continued and was rewarded two minutes later with a well taken opportunity by Sean Duncan.
End to end play continued at a fast pace with opportunities for both sides - finally resulting in a Montrose attack down the left culminating in a shot skimming in below the ‘keeper.
Half-time: Montrose Vics 2, BCYFC under-14s 1.
Following the restart, and with the wind now behind them, Brechin pushed forward on both flanks, trying to level the scores.
Five minutes into the half Brechin were awarded a penalty - Billy Irvine made no mistake driving the spot kick high past the keeper.
This appeared to spur the Brechin boys on to an even greater series of attacks - winning two corners in quick succession and keeping Montrose on the back foot.
Finally, the pressure was rewarded from another corner floated in by Conor Doan, cleared off the line but only into the path of Cameron Booth who drove the ball into the net to give Brechin the lead - Montrose Vics 2, BCYFC under 14s 3.
The game was still evenly matched with both teams having chances and trying to gain the advantage. Brechin missed the opportunity to go further ahead when Sean Duncan drove a shot past the right hand post, and minutes later Keagan Church-Forbes had a drive just turned past the post by the Montrose keeper.
Montrose fought back valiantly to try and even the scores but were held at bay by a strong performance by the defence and a fine performance by stand-in ‘keeper Bartosz Kumkowski.
BCYFC under-14s are at home against Broughty on Sunday (December 2). All parents/carers etc are urged to come along and support the boys. 12.30 kick-off.