Six of the best on display from under-13s at Dundee

Brechin Under-13s travelled to face Dundee Thistle, encouraged by the recent away win against Celtic.

Straight from kick-off the Brechin boys took the game to their opponents, playing some excellent passing football and taking full control of the match.

Thistle were struggling to get near the ball and when they did have it Brechin soon won it back with a high pressing game. Brechin were making chances and the Thistle keeper did well to keep them at bay until about 10 minutes in when FRASER JAMIESON found himself in the box and he made no mistake, stroking the ball into the corner to put Brechin ahead.

Brechin continued the pile the pressure on and only poor finishing prevented more goals.

Jamieson took the ball to the byeline and cut it back to JAMES WILLIAMSON who finished first time, slotting the ball beyond the keeper to double the lead.

A third followed soon after when another good passing move saw FINLAY KEITH gather the ball about 20 yards from goal. As he struck the shot it took a wild deflection off a defender and despite a valiant effort from the Thistle keeper the ball found its way into the net.

A couple of Brechin substitutions followed with Aaron Angus and James McLelland entering the fray.

Half-time: Dundee Thistle 0, Brechin 3.

Two further changes were made during the interval and Brechin came out quickly again putting Thistle under sustained pressure and 
creating chance after chance. The pace of Jack Robertson was causing Thistle problems and only a 
couple of good saves stopped him from scoring early in
 the half.

Brechin added a fourth when they were awarded a free kick around 20 yards from goal. Robertson struck a great effort which came down off the underside of the bar, the rebound being headed in by CONNOR SCOTT.

Robertson got his reward for a fine second half performance when he was sent clear and as the keeper advanced, ROBERTSON clipped a shot over him which came back off the post before he rolled the rebound in to make it five-nil.

Thistle made a couple of breaks into the Brechin half and during one, poor marking led to Thistle pulling a goal back.

The goal of the game soon followed when a slick passing move involving four players saw the ball squared to JAMIESON who took a touch before rifling in a sweet strike from around 25 yards in off the far post with the keeper clawing at thin air.

Thistle kept going and pulled back another goal with around five minutes remaining.

This was a highly effective display with a lot of excellent passing football being shown throughout the game. The scoreline flattered Thistle and the complete dominance of the Brechin boys could have resulted in a much more comprehensive victory.