Forfar West End come to life after the break to ease past Vics

Brechin Vics…….……….....0Forfar West End…………...3

Victoria Park in Brechin was the location for the derby match and a closely contested game was anticipated, writes Alan Samson.

With little between the sides in the table it was always going to be a hard result to call and it was no surprise that the first 45 minutes failed to see either side take a grip on the game.

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Forfar had the bulk of the play but the pacey Brechin forwards were causing concern on the break.

Whatever was said in the West End the half-time teamtalk, clearly had a positive effect on the team and they came out on the front foot.

With some calm and assured passing, Forfar began to take a genuine stranglehold on proceedings.

It came as no surprise that, with about 70 minutes on the clock, Forfar took the lead.

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The willing Aiden Benvie was released into the box and he made no mistake.

Off came the shirt, but instead of swooning admiration, all he got was a yellow card.

Forfar were now in full flow.

A short while later there was a shout from the visiting bench for a penalty which was duly awarded.

Abi Njie stepped up and calmly slotted it away to double his side’s advantage.

With the forwards tiring, it was time for fresh legs.

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Off went the impressive Keir Balfour to make way for a new signing, Ryan Corbitt.

And sure enough, minutes later Corbitt scored the killer third.

This ended the scoring and gave Forfar West End a much needed win and three points to take with them back down the road.

The visitors’ man-of-the-match could not be split so was shared between Dale Riddell and Ethan Samson.

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The victory sees Forfar West End sit in a healthy seventh position in the Midlands League.

Brechin Vics sit just a couple of places behind them but have played one game less than Saturday’s visitors.

This weekend West End are at home as they welcome Arbroath Vics to Strathmore Park.

Brechin Vics will aim to recover when they travel to face Blairgowrie.