Brechin City breathing down leaders' necks

Fie wins on the spin make the Highland League table increasingly good reading for Brechin City fans.

By
Scott Inglis
Tuesday, 15th March 2022, 2:02pm
Brechin City breathing down leaders' necks

Andy Kirk’s men are refusing to give up on the title without a fight and, at the time of writing, are now just one point behind second placed Buckie Thistle and leaders Fraserburgh.

Those two do have a couple of games in hand over City but Brechin are showing they’ll be ready pounce if either slips up.

At the weekend Brechin had little trouble against Nairn County, seeing off their visitors 5-0 at Glebe Park.

Julian Wade hit a hat-trick and Marc Scott a double as Brechin dominated.

Speaking to brechincity.com, manager Andy Kirk was understandably delighted with the win.

He said: “We got into some great positions in the first-half and were just a bit wasteful in front of goal.

"We could have been a lot more goals up at half-time.

"But it’s another decent enough performance, it’s a clean sheet and another five goals at home.”

It’s been a hectic spell for City who have been playing midweek as well as a Saturday over the past couple of weeks.

Kirk praised his players for how they have adapted to the schedule, saying: “There’s been heavy pitches, long travelling and midweek games and that takes its toll, sometimes physically and sometimes mentally.

"I thought we were a bit sloppy in our general play at times (against Nairn County) but we can’t grumble.

"We were a threat when we put the ball in behind and chased down.”

On Saturday City travel to Strathspey Thistle.

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