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17/10/16

East of Scotland Cup

Brechin Vics 1 Sauchie 4

Vics were a match for their Premier league opponents and for 60 mins more than held their own. Sauche hit Vics with a quick four goal before Manager King converted a penalty after Crowe was brought down.

Team - Davidson, Hendry, King, Ferrar, Stephen, Lawson, Steel, Mckay, S Eaton, Crowe, Renilson, Subs- Tosh, Ferries, Black, O'Neill

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 10/12/16

League

Brechin Vics 0 East Craigie 6

A game to forget for Vics who were 4-0 down at the interval. East Craigie went on to score a further 2 goals to complete the scoring

Team - Davidson, Renilson, Mitchel, King, Ferrar, Young, Steel, Ferries. S Eaton, Black, Crowe, Subs- Tosh, Cargill (t) Lawson, Hendry, O'Neill

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03/12/16

League

Kinnoull 3 Brechin Vics 1

The game started at a furious pace with both sides attacking at every opportunity. The first chance came on 9 mins but Vics keeper Davidson saved well from a 20 yard shot. Vics came close on 15 mins when a good passing move down the right found Mitchell at the back post but his effort was high and wide. Vics were having a good spell mid way through the half with their sharp passing causing problems for the Kinnoull defence and from one of these moves Eaton had a shot from 20 yards which was just too high. Vics created another chance on 25 mins this time down the left and again Eaton had a shot from a Mitchell pass. Vics came very close to taking the lead on the half hour mark when Eaton's lob from 30 yards almost caught the back peddling keeper out but he was able to tip it round the post for a corner. The resultant corner found Ferrar and his header from 8 yards came back off the crossbar before being cleared to safety. Vics spell of pressure continued and a Black effort from 6 yards on the stretch went agonisingly over the crossbar. Kinnoull came back at Vics in the closing 10 mins of the half and twice Davidson was called upon to make two good diving saves to keep the scoreline blank.

Half time 0-0

Kinnoull came storming out of the blocks in the second half and had Vics pinned back. There pressure paid off on 55 mins when Donald blasted an unstoppable shot into the corner of the net from 18 yards after Vics had failed to clear. Kinnoull were looking to add to their tally and only the post stopped Norrie from scoring. Kinnoull did extend their lead on 59 mins when Norrie found space in the box and slotted past Davidson from 10 yards. Kinnoull went three goals up on 68 mins when a cross come shot from Norrie found Davies at the back post and he had the easiest of tasks of tapping the ball into the empty net. Vics did keep plugging away and reduced the deficit on 73 mins when a good run and cross from McKay found Young sliding in at the back post to score. Vics kept pressing and Eaton had a header from 10 yards tipped over the cross bar by the keeper. The game continued to flow from end to end but there was no further scoring.

Final score 3-1

Team - Davidson, McKay, Mitchell, Johnston, Ferrar, King, Steel, Lawson, Eaton, Black, Crowe, Subs- Young, Renilson, O'Neill

A disappointing result for Vics with game resting on a poor start to the second half. There was enough to show that positive results are not far away. Vics are at Home on Saturday 10th December when opponents East Craigie visit Victoria Park. Kick off is 1.30pm

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26/11/16

League

Brechin Vics v Kinnoull

For the second week running Brechin Vics league was postponed because of a frozen pitch. Vics have received an amendment to the original fixture and will now travel to meet Kinnoull in Perth on Saturday 3rd December. kick off is 1.30pm

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19/11/16

League

Thornton Hibs v Brechin Vics

The cold weather caused the postponement of this league game which will now be played at a future date.

Vics are at Home on Saturday 26th November when they entertain Kinnoull. Kick off is 1.45pm

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12/11/16

League

Brechin Vics 1 Kirrie Thistle 3

Vics started brightly and McKay was just to high with an angled drive on 7 mins. The game was settling down with both sides looking to attack at every opportunity. Kirrie opened the scoring on 11 mins when Russell played a neat one two before slotting the ball into the corner of the net giving Davidson no chance. Vics were playing some neat football and again came close on 17 mins when a Steel shot was parried by the Kirrie keeper with Eaton's follow up effort being blocked and cleared. Kirrie came back at Vics and on 30 mins hit the post with a shot from 12 yards. Kirrie extended their lead on 35 mins when Duell was allowed to turn and toe poked the ball passed Davidson into the corner of the net.

Half time 0-2

Vics were almost level on 46 mins when a Steel shot was blocked before falling into the path of Young who's shot was just wide of the target. Two mins later another good move by Vics presented Young with a chance at the back post but this time his header was just too wide. VIcs were on top and it was no surprise when they deservedly pulled a goal back on 64 mins. An excellent move down the right seen Crowe slip a great ball inside the defender to McKay and when his cross came into the box it was turned into the net by the unfortunate Kirrie defender. Vics were well on top and another similar move on 66 mins created a scramble in the Kirrie 6 yard box but Vics were unable to force the ball over the line and the danger was cleared. A minute later and Vics came even closer. A King free kick from 25 yards was parried by the Kirrie keeper only for Black's rebound to narrowly miss the target. Kirrie came more into the game in the last 10 mins and Davidson produced a good save at his near post. Kirrie completed the scoring on 82 mins when Tosh was on hand to smash the ball into the net form 10 yards after an initial shot was blocked.

Full time 1-3

Team - Davidson, Stephen, Ferrar, King, Steel, Lawson, McKay, Eaton, Black, Crowe, Young. Subs - Tosh, Ferries, Hendry, O'Neill

Vics produced an encouraging performance against 2nd placed Kirrie and with a bit more luck could have come away with a share of the points. Vics have an away fixture next week, Saturday 19th November, when they travel to meet Thornton Hibs. Kick off is 1.45pm

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05/11/16

League

Forfar Albion 1 Brechin Vics 5

Albion were first to threaten and Davidson was forced to make a good save from a 20 yard free kick. Vics gradually settled and began to play there passing game finding success down the flanks. Vics came close on 7 mins when an Eaton header was touched onto the cross bar from the Forfar keeper before being cleared to safety. Vics were dominant and another good move sent Black down the right but his cross into the box eluded everyone. Vics deservedly took the lead on 21 mins when a King free kick was knocked on by Eaton for Young to apply the finishing touches at the back post. Vics continued to press and almost made it two when a Mitchell free kick produced a great save from the Albion keeper. Vics did get the second goal on 30 mins when a Hendry centre caused problems for the keeper and ended up in the back of the net.

Half time 0-2

Vics came quickly out of the blocks in the second half and scored a third on 50 mins. Trialist McKay played a through ball to Eaton who kept his composure before slotting the ball into the net from 8 yards. A minute later an it was four,  Mitchell was played through the middle and slipped the ball under the advancing keeper from 18 yards. Forfar then had their best spell of the match and pulled goal back on 60 mins when the ball was bundled into the net at the back post despite the efforts of Davidson. The Vics keeper was again brought into action 2 mins later producing a good save from a 20 yard shot. Normal service was restored with Vics in the ascendancy and Crowe came close on 68 mins with shot from 20 yards just over the cross bar. Vics deservedly scored the fifth on 80 mins when Black progressed into the box before rounding the keeper to slot the ball into the empty net. Vics final effort came on 85 mins when Tosh came close but his effort was too wide.

Full time 1-5

Team - Davidson, Hendry, Ferrar, King, Stephen, Steel, Crowe, Black, Eaton, Young, Mitchell, Subs- Wood, Tosh, Lawson, Trialist, Milne

A comfortable and deserved victory for Vics . A harder task awaits next Saturday 12th November with a Home game against high flying Kirrie Thistle. Kick off 2.00pm

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29/10/16

League

Brechin Vics 1 Newburgh 6

Vics produced a very disappointing performance in this league match. Vics got off to a great start when Gourlay scored in the 1st minute from the penalty spot. Their lead was short lived however an Newburgh equalised on 4 mins  again from the spot. Newburgh all but won the game on midway through the half scoring 3 goals in a 5 min spell. The second half was much more even but it was Newburgh who were the more lethal in from of goal scoring a further 2 goals on 70 and 75 mins to complete the scoring.

Team - Davidson, Eaton, Mitchell, Gourlay, Johnston, Stephen, Steel, Lawson, Black, King, Crowe. Subs- Hendry, Ferries, Ferrar, Wood, O'Neill

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22/10/16

Scottish Cup

Brechin Vics 1 Sauchie 4

Vics went out at the 2nd round stage of the Scottish Cup at the expense of Sauchie who have won 11 out of 11 of their previous games. A good crowd was in Victoria Park and they were treated to an entertaining Cup tie. Vics started brightly and Black had an early chance but rushed his attempt. Vics were not overawed by their opponents and took the lead on 20 mins when a Young shot from a Crowe corner was squeezed in at the near post. Vics held this lead until 34 mins when Sauchie hit them with 2 goals in 2 minutes. Firstly Cumming curled a good shot into the top corner from 18 yards and then ex Brechin City player Diack was on hand to head into the net from 6 yards. Vics Young had a shot from 30 yards well saved on 43 mins before Sauchie were awarded a penalty kick as a result of a hand ball infringement. Cummings scored from the spot with the last kick of the half.

Half time 1-3

 Vics gave an excellent account of themselves in the second half playing some good passing football on what was, because of the heavy rain, becoming a difficult surface. Vics were having a good spell of pressure but were finding it difficult to create that one chance that would pull them back into the game. It was Sauchie who were to score next when mid way through the half they were awarded another penalty. Cummings stepped up and scored from the spot to complete his hat trick. Vics to their credit battled hard and Black again had a chance when played in on goal but the keeper saved at his feet. Sauchie did cause a few problems for the Vics defence but found keeper Davidson in good form making three very good saves to prevent any further scoring.

Full time 1-4

Team - Davidson, King, Eaton, Gourlay, Johnston, Steel, Lawson, Stephen, Black, Young, Crowe. Subs-Renilson, Mitchell, Hendry, Ferrar, Ferries

Although out of the Cup there was many positives to be taken from the game. The challenge for the team  is to carry forward this type performance into the league fixtures starting with the Home game on Saturday 29th October against Newburgh. Kick off is 2.30pm

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15/10/16

League

Brechin Vics v East Craigie

Game postponed - water logged pitch

Vics have a Home Scottish Cup Tie against Sauchie on Saturday 22nd October, kick off 2.30pm

Supporters please note that Season Tickets are not valid for this game

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08/10/16

League

Blairgowrie 4 Brechin Vics 0

Vics found themselves 2-0 down at the interval. The defining moment of the second half and the final result was on 75 mins when Vics missed a glorious chance to pull a goal back only for Blairgowrie to progress up field an score their third. The fourth goal was scored with the last kick of the game.

This was a much improved performance and continued hard work team spirit will see them come out of this bad run.

Team - Davidson, Hendry, Milne, Gourlay, Johnston, Steel, Renilson, Eaton, Black, Stephen, Ferries. Subs- Ferrar, Young, King, O'Neill, Lawson

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01/10/16

League

Brechin Vics 0 Luncarty 6

Vics put in their worst performance of the season. They found themselves 2-0 down at the interval and a further 4 goals in the second half completed a totally miserable afternoon for the home side.

Team - Davidson, Hendry, Milne, Gourlay, Ferrar, Steel, King, Stephen, Black, Ferries, Renilson. Subs Johnston, Eaton , O'Neill, Trialist

Vics next 3 fixtures are Saturday 8th October Away versus Blairgowrie, Saturday 15th October Home versus East Craigie, Saturday 22nd October Scottish Cup Home versus Sauchie

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24/09/16

GA Engineering Cup

Brechin Vics 1 Broughty Athletic 5

Vics faced Super League Broughty in this preliminary round cup tie. It was Vics who first threatened when on 4 mins Steel shot wide after good set up play. Broughty gradually took control of things and their slick passing kept Vics on the defensive. The rear guard held out comfortable until 21st min when Collier was on hand to head past Davidson from 6 yards. Vics tried hard to get back into the game but it was Broughty who extended their lead on 33 mins when Collier was on hand to head a miss guided overhead attempt into the net from 4 yards. It was 3-0 on 36 mins when Suttie was played in on Vics goal and slotted the ball past Davidson from 20 yards. Broughty made it four on 41 mins when Collier completed his hat trick with a back post header from 10 yards.

Half time 0-4

Vics pulled a goal back on 51 mins when Black was played in on goal and tucked the ball past the advancing Broughty keeper from 18 yards. Any hope of a Vics comeback was ended when on 55mins Yates fired an unstoppable shot into the corner of the net . Vics were showing up much better in the second half but it was Broughty who continued to look most dangerous and Davidson was forced to make couple of good saves to prevent any further goals. Vics came agonisingly close on 80 mins when Tosh had a close range effort deflected narrowly over the cross bar. Vics came even closer a minute later when Steel had a shot blocked on the goal line. The final effort of the game came on 85 mins when Ferrar was wide with a shot from 18 yards.

Full time 1-5

Team - Davidson, Hendry, Milne, Gourlay, Ferrar, Steel, Ferries, Stephen, Black, King, Mitchell. Subs-Tosh, Renilson, Johnston, O'Neill

As expected Broughty provided very difficult opponents and ran out deserved winners. Vics had a disappointing period in the first half when they conceded four goals but gave a much better account of themselves in the second half. Vics next match is a Home League encounter on 1st October against Luncarty. Kick off is 2.30pm

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17/09/16

League

Brechin Vics 3 Arbroath Vics 4

Arbroath had the better of the opening exchanges and took a deserved lead on 7 mins when Gillespie was on hand at the back post to slam the ball past Davidson from 5 yards. Arbroath almost went further ahead on 11 mins when Jones hit the post from a 20 yards shot. The same player had an attempt on 14 mins but Davidson saved his shot. Brechin gradually worked their way back into the game and equailsed on 35 mins when Steel was on hand at the back post to fire the ball into the net from 12 yards. Brechin were on top now and MItchell came close 2 mins later with a shot that hit the post. A sweeping move on 44 mins led to Brechin taking the lead. King picked up the ball in the centre of the park, played a ball wide to Mitchell and when his cross came into the middle Black seen his effort from 6 yards saved by the keeper, Arbroath's defence only half cleared the ball and when it landed to Ferries 25 yards out he fired the ball into the corner of the net.

Half time 2-1

Brechin looked the more likely at the start of the second half and on 55 mins Ferries headed a Mitchell cross just wide of the target. Brechin then endured a poor period of the game losing 2 goals in a 10 mins spell. Firstly on 62 mins the referee controversially awarded a penalty after Ferries appeared to have made a good tackle in the box. Jones of Arbroath stepped up and sent Davidosn the wrong way from the spot. Penalty number two was awarded on 70 mins when Davidson brought down the advancing Arbroath forward. Jones again stepped up and scored with the resultant kick. Davidson in the Brechin goal made a good save from a 25 yard free kick to keep Brechin in the game. Brechin tried hard to equalise and some how the Arbroath goal survived on 76 mins when an almighty goal mouth scramble was eventually cleared to safety. Arbroath scored a fourth goal on 84 mins when Hester met a cross to head into the net from 8 yards. Brechin weren't finished and pulled a goal back on 86 mins when Black headed a Mitchell cross into the net from 6 yards.

Full time 3-4

Team - Davidson, Johnston, Milne, Gourlay, Stephen, Steel, Ferries, King, Black, Lawson, Mitchell. Subs- Renilson, Ferrar, Rausch, Hendry, O'Neill

Brechin Vics will have to pick themselves up for Saturday 24th Septembers Home GA Engineering Cup Tie against Super League side Broughty Athletic. Kick off 2.30pm

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10/09/16

League

North End 5 Brechin Vics 1

Vics were brought back down to earth after two good wins. Vics could not have wished for a better start when on 5 mins Black scored with a diving header from a Ferries cross after an excellent flowing move. North end came back strongly and Eaton had to clear a header off the line. O'Neill then produced a good save from a shot from 12 yards. North End did grab an equaliser on 24 mins with a header from 8 yards. Vics responded however and a good through ball from King found Rausch who produced an good save from the North End keeper. North End took the lead on 43 mins with a 30 yard strike which flew into the roof off the net.

Half time 2-1

Vics again started the half brightly and Rausch shot narrowly over the bar from a Ferries cross. Vics were having a good spell and on the hour mark a Ferries diving header from a Black cross produced a great save from the North End keeper. North End extended their lead on 65 mins when their striker had an easy tap in form 6 yards. Vics continued to try an attack down the flanks but were frustrated with their final ball going astray. O'Neill produced a couple of good saves before North End completed their scoring on 80 and 89 mins with two headed goals to complete a miserable afternoon for Vics.

Final 5-1

Team - O'Neill, Eaton, Mitchell, Johnston, Ferrar, Steel, Ferries, King, Black, Rausch, Crowe. Subs- Gourlay, Stephen, Milne, Hendry, Davidson

Manager King will be looking to his team for a positive response on Saturday 17th September with a Home game against Arbroath Vics  Kick off 2.30pm

  

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03/09/16

D J Laing East of Scotland Cup

Oakley United 2 Brechin Vics 3

Vics progressed to the second round with a good away victory. Vics started on the front foot and a King free kick was headed narrowly wide only for the referee to blow for offside. Oakley were adopting a physical approach to the game and as a result the game was unable to flow and was constantly halted. Black of Vics had an effort on 13 mins cutting in from the left but his shot from 18 yards slipped wide of the goal. Vics came even closer on 18 mins when Ferries had a header from 8 yards just too high. Oakley did show on attack and O'Neill made a good save from a shot from 20 yards. Vics eventually took the lead on 28 mins when a cross from Rausch was bundled into the net by a combination of Ferries and an Oakley defender. Vics were having the better of the chances and King came close on 38 mins when his goal bound drive from 25 yards was blocked on route. It was almost two on 39 mins when Ferrar headed a corner against the cross bar before somehow the Oakley defence managed to clear to safety.

Half time 0-1

Vics came storming out of the blocks at the start of the second half and added two goals in the space of 2 mins. Firstly on 51 mins a Rausch flick to Black was followed by a neat pass into the path of Crowe who ran on to slot the ball past the advancing keeper from 12 yards. Secondly on 52 mins great pressure from Black created an opportunity for Rausch who from 25 yards sent an unstoppable shot into the corner of the net. Oakley however gave themselves a lifeline on 56 mins when Ferrar was adjudged to have pushed an Oakley player in the box and a penalty kick was awarded. Celentano stepped up and sent O'Neill the wrong way from the spot. Oakley then adopted route one football and were beginning to cause Vics rear guard some problems. Vics keeper O'Neill was called into action a couple of times saving a shot from 25 yards and making an even better save from a 22 yard free kick. Oakley did pull back a further goal on 75 mins when Rennie scored with a well taken free kick from 25 yards out. Vics themselves came back into it and after a good King break from defence Gourlay was only a fraction too high with his shot from 20 yards.

Full time 2-3

Team - O'Neill, Eaton, Mitchell, Ferrar, Johnston, Steel, Ferries, King, Black, Rausch, Crowe. Subs- Stephen, Gourlay , Hendry

Vics squad was stretched to the limits but they stood up well to the task and deservedly progressed to the next round. Vics are back to League business next Saturday 10th September when they travel to meet Dundee North End. Kick off is 2.30pm

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27/08/16

League

Brechin Vics 3 Lochee Harp 1

Vics recored their first victory of the season in what was an improved performance and deserved three points. Vics were looking for a quick start and took the game to their visitors. Harp however had similar plans and the opening moments spread from end to end. Vics came agonisingly close on 20 mins when Mitchell's angled drive from 16 yards was tipped past for a corner. The resultant corner was easily cleared by the Harp's defence. Vics eventually took the lead on 22 mins with a flowing move from back to front which sent Mitchell clear down the left wing. Mitchell progressed and sent in a great low cross which was met by Rausch who slotted the ball past the Harp keeper from 8 yards. Vics were looking fairly comfortable at this stage and continued to apply pressure to Harp's defence. Harp shocked Vics on 32 mins with an equalising  goal. A corner kick was played in from the right and Gowans stooped low to head past Davidson from 8 yards. Harp again came close 2 mins later but Davidson made a good save

Half time 1-1

Vics came flying out of the blocks in the second half and Black was presented with a chance from a King pass but shot weakly at the Harp goal. Harp were still a danger and Davidson was called to make a save this time with his feet after the forward was sent in on goal. Vics again took the lead on 62 mins when Crowe played in Black and he was able to poke the ball past the advancing Harp keeper. Vics went further ahead on 64 mins when they were awarded a penalty after a coming together in the box. Gourlay stepped up and hammered the ball past the keeper. Vics were in control of the game and another move seen Rausch play in Crowe but his 18 yard shot was saved by the keeper. Crowe then became provider and played in Ferries but his effort on the angle was blocked. Johnston was next to have an attempt but his shot from 20 yards was a fraction too high.

Full time 3-1

Team - Davidson, Johnston, Milne, Gourlay, Stephen, Steel, Crowe, King, Black, Rausch, Mitchell. Subs- Eaton, Ferries, Ferrar, Renilson, Tosh

A deserved 3 points for Vics in what was an improved performance from last weeks disappointing draw. Vics have a break from league duty on Saturday 3rd September when they travel to meet Oakley United in the East of Scotland Cup. Kick off 2.30pm

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20/08/16

League

Coupar Angus 1 Brechin Vics 1

Vics started smartly and the first opportunity fell to Rausch in the opening minute with shot which the keeper saved well. Coupar angus showed their menace on 4 mins when Davidson had to save a shot from 20 yards. Vics came close to opening the scoring after good play involving Rausch and Black presented Crowe with a chance but his effort from 8 yards hit the post and went behind for a goal kick. Coupar angus took the lead on 17 mins when Grimes was played in and he slotted the ball past Davidson from 18 yards. Vics equalised 2 mins later with a well worked goal. Crowe played a good pass through the middle of the Coupar defence for Rausch to run onto and smash a shot from 20 yards past the advancing keeper. Coupar came very close to taking the lead on 30 mins but Davidson produced a good save tipping an effort onto the cross bar before King was on hand to clear the danger. Vics finished the half strongly when Crowe fired over from 16 yards before Steel had a header from 8 yards saved by the keeper.

Half time 1-1

The second half was a much more cagey affair with chances being at a premium. Coupar Angus again brought Davidson in to action on 50 mins and again he saved well. Vics came close on 60 mins when player manager King had a shot from 25 yards sail over the cross bar. A minute later Coupar had a similar chance and once again the shot was wayward. Both teams were struggling to find that moment of individual skill which would provide the winner although Vics came agonisingly close on 80 mins. Vics were awarded a free kick 25 yards from goal and King stepped up but his well struck shot hit the post and went behind for a goal kick.

Full time 1-1

Team - Davidson, Gourlay, Milne, Stephen, ferrar, Steel, King, Lawson, Black, Rausch, Crowe. Subs-Eaton, Renilson, Ferries, Johnston, O'Neill

Vics struggled to get any fluency into their game but came  away with a deserved point. Vics are at Home on Saturday 27th August when Lochee Harp are the visitors to Victoria Park. Kick off is 2.30pm

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13/08/16

League

Brechin Vics 2 Scone Thistle 3

Vics started there league campaign on Saturday in what turned out to be  a disappointing afternoon. Vics started brightly and good play down the left wing presented Milne with a chance and his shot from 18 yards was turned round the post by the Scone keeper. Vics took the lead on 20 mins when Steel was brought down by the Scone keeper in the box and a penalty kick was awarded. Gourlay stepped up and sent the keeper the wrong way from the spot. The game was fairly even possession wise but it was Vics who created another opportunity on 35 mins, Rausch producing a good save from the keeper with a shot on the angle from 12 yards after a mazy run. Vics came close on 38 mins when a Ferries header was cleared off the line. A minute later Scone were level after a breakaway which seen Mitchell hit the goal line before crossing to Mills who scored from 6 yards. Scone took the lead on 44 mins when Mills again was on hand to score from 8 yards after a Davidson save.

Half time 1-2

Scone created the first chance of the second half when Gourlay was required to clear an attempt off the line. Vics came back and Renilson came agonisingly close on 55 mins with a shot from 20 yards. The game settled into a midfield battle for the next 20 mins or so with little in the way of goal chances. Scone however extended their lead on 75 mins when the unfortunate Stephen headed a cross past his own keeper from 6 yards. Vics to their credit came back immediately and Black took advantage of a fortunate block before advancing past the keeper and slotting into the corner of the net form 10 yards. Vics attempted to get back on level terms but were unable to carve out a goal scoring opportunity

Full Time 2-3

Team- Davidson, Eaton, Milne, Gourlay, Johnston, Lawson, Renilson, Steel, Ferries, Rausch, Crowe. Subs - Stephen, Ferrar, Black, Hendry, O'Neill

Vics will be looking for better next week when they travel to meet Coupar Angus on Saturday 20th August. Kick off 2.30pm

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16/05/15

League

Brechin Vics 4 Forfar Albion 0

Vics completed their league season with a comprehensive victory over their near rivals. Vics dominated from the start and in the first 10 mins King had a shot which was just over the bar, then next he had an attempt which hit the cross bar before being cleared. Black also got in the act but his effort was cleared of the line. Vics continued to attack and it was not until the 20 min before Robbie was brought into action making a comfortable save from a 20 yard shot. Vics took the lead on 39 mins when Stephen rose highest to head a King corner into the net from 6 yards. Vics extended their lead on 44 mins when a great run from Wood resulted in him being upended and a penalty kick was awarded. Gourlay stepped up and scored with the resultant kick.

half time 2-0

Vics increased their lead on 48 mins when Black met a King corner at the near post to flick the ball past the keeper from 4 yards. it was all Vics at the start of the half with chances being created at ease and the Forfar defence struggling to contain the home side. Vics completed the scoring on 65 mins when King sent an unstoppable shot from 30 yards high into the corner of the net giving the keeper no chance. Vics continued to take the game to Forfar but were unable to add to their tally.

Full time 4-0

Team - Robbie, Stephen, Barclay, Gourlay, Dickson, Steel, Smith, Wood, Bailey, Black, King, Subs- S Eaton, Milne, Mitchell, O'Neill

This was a satisfactory way to end what has been a hard season. Although disappointed with their overall points total there was some very good performances most memorably cup ties against Super League sides Penicuik and Broughty Athletic. Manager King has been able to retain most of his young squad and will be looking for them to push on and improve their league position in the season 2016/17

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14/05/16

League

Blairgowrie 6 Brechin Vics 2

Vics were up against promotion chasing Blairgowrie and almost took the lead on 5 mins when a Bailey shot was deflected into the path of Eaton who's shot from 10 yards was blocked by the advancing keeper. Blairgowrie started to have the share of possession and scored two similar goals on 7 and 15 mins with shots from distance high into the corner of the net. Robbie was brought into action on 20 mins making a good block from a shot from 4 yards. Vics pulled a goal back on 37 mins when Black unleashed a great shot from 30 yards which gave  the Blairgowrie keeper no chance. Just as half time approached Robbie made two great saves to keep Vics in the match

Half time 2-1

Blairgowrie came smartly out of the blocks at the start of the second half and extended their lead on 49 mins with a low shot into the corner of the net from 20 yards. Vics continued to plug away and Mitchell had a shot on 60 mins but was just too high. Blairgowrie got a fourth on 62 min with another well taking goal with a shot from 18 yards high into the corner of the net. Vics then had a decent spell of possession and were getting success down the wings. It was form one of these moves that they pulled another goal back on 77 mins when a Mitchell cross was met by Black at the near post who sent his header from 6  yards passed the helpless keeper. Vics created a couple of half chances and should have had a penalty when Black appeared to be brought down as he progressed into the box but the referee waved away Vics appeals. Blairgowrie completed the scoring with too late strikes on 86 and 88 mins to complete the scoring.

Full time 6-2

Team - Robbie, Stephen, Barclay, King, Gourlay, Steel, Wood, Eaton, Black, Bailey, Mitchell. Subs-Milne, Dickson, O'Neill

Blairgowrie showed why they are at the top end of the league with a good display topped off with some excellent finishing. Vics had their moments in the game but could not put together a sustained period of good possession. One bright mark was two excellent goals scored by Scott Black

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07/05/16

League

Brechin Vics 2 Scone Thistle 0

A good crowd was inside Victoria Park for this East Region North League match. Manager King had to shuffle his team as Jordan Rausch, Sam Wood, Jamie Young, Matty Johnston and  Hugh Dickson were all unavailable while Liam Scott had ended his loan spell and returned to Carnoustie. The match started fairly evenly with both sides trying to master the hard pitch and gusty wind. Vics came close on 10 mins when King had a free kick turned away by the keeper for a corner. Vics continued to play their usual passing game but were being frustrated by a slack final pass. Vics came close a couple of times firstly on 20 mins Eaton had shot saved by the keeper and then Smith had a goal bound shot blocked by the defender. Vics appeared to be getting the upper hand and a great cross from Mitchell on 36 mins found Black at the back post but the defender made a good block. Scone were still a danger however and Robbie was on hand to make a competent save from a header from 8 yards. Scone again came close on the half time mark but the header from Doig was just wide of the target.

Half time 0-0

Vics started the second half brightly and on 50 mins Mitchell came agonisingly close with angled drive from the left. Vics pressure paid off on 60 mins when Steel gained possession of the ball in the midfield playing the ball wide to Black who beat his marker before cutting the ball back to Eaton who slotted into the net past the keeper from 6 yards. Vics were on top and extended their lead on 62 mins. Eaton received the ball in midfield and slipped the ball to Black who was brought down by the keeper and a penalty kick was awarded. Gourlay stepped up and made no mistake from the spot kick. Vics continued to look the more likely to score again but had to be on their guard and Robbie comfortably saved an effort form 8 yards. Scone had a chance on 80 mins but Robbie made a great save pushing a Doig volley onto the crossbar before being cleared. Vics were still in control and an excellent passing move produced a shooting chance for Smith but his shot was blocked by the defender.

Full time 2-0

Team - Robbie, King, Barclay, Gourlay, Stephen, Steel, Renilson, Smith, Black, Eaton, Mitchell. Subs-Bailey, Milne, O'Neil

This was a welcome 3 points which came as a result of a good competent performance. Vics stuck to their game plan and defended as a team when required to do so. Vics final two games of the season are on Saturday 14th May, Away to Blairgowrie kick off 2.30pm. This is followed by a Home game on Monday 16th May against Forfar Albion. kick off is 7.15pm and admission is Free

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30/04/16

League

Newburgh 2 Brechin Vics 1

Vics pushed forward and in 7 mins had two attempts cleared of the line. Keeper Robbie was brought into action on 15 mins making a save from a shot by Samson. Vics deservedly took the lead on 20 mins when Scott chased a through ball and when the keeper attempted to clear the ball it rebounded of Scott and into the empty net. Newburgh came back at Vics and in 24 mins Robbie made a good diving save from a 20 yard shot. Vics then had a period of domination for the next 10 mins creating a number of chances. Firstly a good run from Black down the right seen his cut back find Bailey but his effort was saved. Two mins later Bailey was played through on goal but the keeper blocked his effort only for the ball to fall to Scott who smashed the rebound high over the crossbar. Gourlay was next to have an effort but his header from 10 yards was just wide of the goal. Newburgh came close to an equaliser on 41 mins when Samson hit a shot from 25 yards off the Vics crossbar.

Half time 0-1

Vics should have extended their lead on 52 mins when a great mazy run from King presented Black with a chance but his diving header from close range hit the post before being cleared to safety. Vics were struggling to get a grip on the game as Newburgh pushed for an equaliser. The equaliser eventually came on 75 mins when Vics defence failed to clear and Maxwell despatched the ball passed Robbie from 8 yards. Newburgh scored what proved to be the winner in controversial circumstances. A shot at goal from a Newburgh player struck Young at point blank range and the referee awarded a penalty kick for handball. Reade stepped up an although Robbie guessed the correct way he could do nothing to stop the ball hitting the back of the net.

Full time 2-1

Team - Robbie, Stephen, Barclay, Gourlay, King, Steel, Black, Scott, Bailey, J Young, Smith , Subs-Renilson, Mitchell, Wood, O'Neill

Vics were the team on top in the first half and should have gone in with a bigger lead. Unfortunately Vics had a disappointing second half performance and a controversial penalty decision prevented a share of the points. Vics are at Home on Saturday 7th May when Scone Thistle are the visitors, kick off 2.30pm. Admission for the game will be free of charge.

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23/04/16

League

Brechin Vics 2 Kirrie Thistle 3

Vics were looking to bounce back from last weeks disappointing display. The opening exchanges were quite even but Kirrie were looking the slightly more dangerous in attack. It took until 17 mins before the first attempt on target when Kirrie hit the cross bar. Kirrie took the lead a minute later when Scott chased a long ball and squeezed his angled shot in at the O'Neill's near post. Vics were struggling to create an opening but Smith had an attempt on 28 mins but his shot from 30 yards was wide.

Half time 0-1

O'Neill made a good save with his feet on 55 mins. Kirrie extended their lead on 56 mins when Duell headed unchallenged ,the ball into the net from 8 yards. Kirrie scored again on 58 mins when Cox was allowed to shot past O'Neill from 10 yards. Kirrie at this stage were looking to run away with the match and Barclay was forced to make a great goal line clearance to keep Vics in the game. Kirrie again came close on 67 mins but a good O'Neill save pushed the ball over the bar from a 20 yard shot. Vics grabbed a lifeline on 75 mins when a Black cross into the box was met by Gourlay who guided a header from 10 yards into the corner of the net. Vics had their tails up at this stage and pulled a further goal back on 81 mins when a Black shot came crashing off the post to King who smashed an unstoppable shot from 18 yards into the corner of the net. Vics pushed for the elusive equaliser but time was against them.

Full time 2-3

Team 0 O'Neill, Stephen, Barclay, Gourlay, R Young, Smith, Renilson, Smith, Bailey, J Young, Black, Subs- King, Mitchell, Trialist, Trialist, Robbie

The lose of two goals within 3 mins in the second half proved Vics downfall. Although they battled hard and scored two good goals they left themselves with just too much to do. Vics are away on Saturday 30th April when they travel to meet Newburgh. Kick off 2.30pm

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16/04/16

League

Lochee Harp 6 Brechin Vics 36

Vics had a shocking first half performance and found themselves 5-0 down at the interval. Manager King had a few choice words at half time and Gourlay replied on 48 mins with a drive from 18 yards. Vics were much better this half but a moment of slack play on 68 mins gifted Lochee their sixth. Vics added two further goals on 77 and 83 mins from J Young and King respectively to complete the scoring.

Team - O'Neill, Stephen, Milne, Gourlay, R Young, Steel, Renilson, Scott, J Young, King, Barclay. subs-Mitchell, Smith, Black Bailey, Robbie

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09/04/16

League

Brechin Vics 0 Downfield 2

Vics were up against table topping Downfield on Saturday. Downfield were first to threaten and O'Neill saved with his feet. O'Neill was brought into action again on 10 mins and made a good save from a Downfield free kick. Vics were gradually getting themselves into the game and a good driving run from Black produced a chance but his cut back was fractionally behind Bailey and the chance was gone. The game was very competitive with no quarter given by either side. Downfield came close on 37 mins when a header struck the post before being cleared to safety. Downfield took the lead on 39 mins when Milne found room in the box and slipped the ball passed O'Neill and into the corner of the net.

Half time 0-1

Vics found themselves two goals down within 2 mins of the restart when Milne found room at the back post and headed past the helpless O'Neill in the Vics goal. Vics continued to work hard in order to get back into the game and some good play down the wings produced a couple of good passages of play. Renilson and J Young combined down the right creating a chance for Renilson but his shot from the edge of the box was high and wide. Downfield created a couple of chances themselves as Vics pressed but on both occasions their attempts were wide of the target. Vics had a chance to pull a goal back on 75 mins when they were awarded a penalty for a hand ball in the box. King stepped up but the Downfield keeper saved the player managers spot kick. Vics continued to take the game to their opponents in the final minutes but were unable to create a clear cut opportunity.

Full time 0-2

Team- O'Neill, Stephen, Milne, Gourlay, Dickson, Steel, Renilson, Scott, Black, Bailey, Smith, Subs- King, J Young, Mitchell, Barclay, Robbie

Vics produced a spirited performance against the league leaders but came up short in front of goal. Vics are away on Saturday 16th April when they travel to meet Lochee Harp. Kick off 2.30pm

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26/02/16

League

Arbroath Vics 0 Brechin Vics 1

Brechin were looking to get back to winning ways when they travelled to there near neighbours. It was Brechin who took the game to there opponents and looked the more dangerous from the off. Brechin took the lead on 15 mins with an excellent goal. They played the ball out of defence and a through ball found Black wide on the left. Black in turn fed Bailey in the box who turned his marker before unleashing an angled drive into the corner of the net. Arbroath still posed a threat but were finding the Brechin defence in good form. The closest Arboath came was a header from a cross which hit the post before going wide. Brechin were looking the more dangerous team and on two occasions crosses to the back post found Smith but on both occasions there was just to much pace on the ball and he failed to make proper contact.

Half time 0-1

The second half started in the same fashion with Brechin giving there opponents no time on the ball with there high pressing game. Renilson had a chance on 47 mins when he worked an opening but his shot from 20 yards was wide of the target. The game was beginning to get bogged down in the middle of the park as both sides began to cancel one another out. Arbroath fashioned an opportunity on 75 mins when a shot came crashing off the crossbar before being cleared. This stung Brechin into action and King should have added a second when he rounded the keeper but his shot from 20 yards only just missed the target with the goal gaping. Brechin continued to attack and Smith came close on 80 mins with a shot which was just wide. Brechin comfortably held out for a well earned victory.

Full time 0-1

Team -  O'Neill, Stephen, Barclay, Gourlay, R Young, Steel, Renilson, Scott, Black, Bailey, Smith, Subs-King, Mitchell, Milne

This was a good performance and a well deserved victory for Brechin Vics. Youngster O'Neill in the Vics goal produced another fine performance capped off with a clean sheet. Vics have a free week Saturday 2nd April. Further fixtures to be announced in due course.

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19/02/16

League

Lochore Welfare 2 Brechin Vics 1

Youngster Gregor O'Neill made his competitive debut in goal for Vics at the expense of the injured Robbie. The young keeper was brought into early action making a couple of good saves in the opening 5 mins. Lochore took the lead on 10 mins when a Renton shot from 18 yards eluded everyone and ended up in the corner of the net. Vics retaliated and King came close from a shot from 25 yards after some good play. Lochore pressed again and once more O'Neill was brought into action saving with his feet. Lochore almost made it two when in 26 mins Young had to clear off the line. A minute later Lochore increased their lead when Renton headed a back post corner into the net giving O'Neill no chance. Vics were finding it difficult to make an opening with  Bailey and Young having half chances both of which went wide of the goal.

Half time 2-0

O,Neill was brought into action on 60 mins making a good save from an angled shot. Vics were performing better in this half and Scott was just wide with an 18 yards shot. Vics pulled a goal back on 65 mins when they were awarded a penalty kick for a hand ball in the box. Manager King stepped up and sent the goal keeper the wrong way from the resultant kick. Vics were greatly improved in this half and although having the lions share of the possession were finding it difficult to break down a resolute Lochore defence. King again came close on 70 mins but shot wide from 20 yards. Vics continued to push for the equaliser and were denied another penalty again for hand ball but this time the referee waved away their appeals.

Full time 2-1

Team - O'Neill, Stephen, R Young, Gourlay, Dickson, Scott, Smith, King, Black, Bailey, Barclay. Subs-Renilson, Rausch, J Young, Eaton

Another disappointing day for Vics with the only bright note being the performance of O'Neill on his debut. Vics will need to pick themselves up for Saturday 26th March when they travel to meet Arbroath Vics. Kick off 2.30pm

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12/03/16

League

Brechin Vics 1 Glenrothes 2

Glenrothes made the brighter start and put immediate pressure on the vics defence. The rear guard stood firm and dealt comfortable with the attacks. Vics gradually crept their way into the game and on 10 mins Scott was wide with an effort from 25 yards. The game settled down as both sides attempted to win the midfield battle. Glenrothes took the lead on 20 mns when a clearance was blocked 40 yards from goal with the ball falling kindly to Napier who ran on unchallenged to slot the ball past Robbie in the Vics goal. Vics tried to hit back and came close when both Dickson and Bailey just failed to get on the end of cross into the box. Robbie kept the deficit to one on 30 mins making a good save from a Glenrothes corner kick.

Half time 0-1

Vics made the start  to the second half which they were looking for when Smith sent a great shot from 20 yards high over the keeper into the net for the equaliser. Glenrothes were still dangerous however and Robbie was called to save a free kick from 20 yards out. Vics were beginning to have more of the play and almost took the lead on 70 mins but the cross was a fraction too high for Young at the back post. Vics kept plugging away and Scott had a couple of efforts on 75 and 80 mins but both his shots from 25 yards were too high and sailed over the crossbar. The match looked to be heading for a draw until the referee awarded a free kick to Glenrothes on the edge of the box. Martin stepped up and sent an unstoppable shot high into the roof of the net to secure the points for the visitors.

Full time 1-2

Team - Robbie, Stephen, Barclay, Gourlay, Dickson, Steel, Renilson, Scott, Black, Bailey, Smith. Subs- Eaton, Johnston, King, Young, O'Neill

Vics looked to be heading to a deserved point until the award of a soft free kick. Vics were naturally down heartened at the end but will need to pick themselves up for Saturday 19th March away fixture against Lochore Welfare. Kick off 2.30pm

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05/03/16

League

Coupar Angus 2 Brechin Vics 0

Vics had one of their poorest performances on Saturday never getting near the standards set in their recent games. Coupar took the lead on 7 mins when Aitken ran clear of the defence before slipping the ball under the advancing Robbie. Coupar almost doubled their lead on 23 mins but King was on hand to clear off the line. Vics best efforts came from Black who had a shot from 20 yards saved by the keeper and Young who's shot went high and wide. Coupar should have gone two up when their striker some how missed from 4 yards with the goal gaping.

Half time 1-0

Vics showed an improvement in the early stages of the second half but could not produce the clear cut chance they were looking for. The best of the efforts were a Young cross which just failed to find its target and a Dickson long range effort which was just too high. Vics continued to plug away and good work from Scott set up a half chance for Steel but his effort was high and wide. Coupar put the game out of Vics reach on 70 mins when Aitken again was allowed in on goal and slotted past Robbie.

Full time 2-0

Team - Robbie, Eaton, Barclay, Gourlay, Johnston, Dickson, Scott, Steel, Black, King, Young. Subs-Renilson, Bailey, Smith, Stephen, O'Neill

This was a game Vics will want to forget quickly. Manager King will need to rally the players for Saturday 12th March's Home league game against Glenrothes. Kick off 2.30pm

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27/02/16

League

Brechin Vics 2 Newburgh 0

Vics included loan signings Liam Scott and Morgan Smith in their squad but were minus Dickson, Rausch, Mitchell, Wood and Manager King. Vics started in their usual positive manner and immediately earned a corner. The resultant kick was cleared to safety. Newburgh came close on 5 mins when a Johnston headed pass back  had to be touched round the post by Robbie. The match was fairly even in the early exchanges with Stephen coming close for Vics on 15 mins with a header from a Barclay corner which was saved by the keeper and then Robbie had to be on his toes to save a shot from 18 yards. Vics took the lead on 24 mins. Eaton sent a low free kick into the box which was met by Steel who slid in to force the ball into the back of the net from 8 yards. Vics extended their lead 2 mins later when a through ball found Bailey who had the vision to play in Black who slid the ball into the net from 25 yards.

Half time 2-0

The second half started in much the same fashion with both sides attacking at every opportunity but both sides were guilty of careless passes. Vics came very close to a third goal on 60 mins when Eaton picked out Black 8 yards from goal but he failed to get a proper connection and the ball was cleared. Newburgh were still dangerous and again Robbie was called into action a shot from a wide angle. Vics should have extended their lead on 70 mins when Black was sent clear on goal and although he rounded the keeper his effort was blocked  on the 6 yard line before falling to Renilson who blasted high over the crossbar from 12 yards. Newburgh had one final chance on 88 mins when a shot from 10 yards came back off the post before being cleared to safety.

Full time 2-0

Team - Robbie, Eaton, Milne, Gourlay, Johnston, Stephen, Renilson, Steel, Black, Bailey, Barclay. Subs- Scott, Young, Smith, King, O'Neill

Vics were worthy of the 3 points and although their level of play did not match the last couple of games their work rate and determination to keep a clean sheet was exceptional . Vics face Coupar Angus away on Saturday 5th March. Kick off 2.30pm

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20/02/16

League

Dundee North End 1 Brechin Vics 0

Vics made a good positive start to the match taking the game to their opponents. It wasn't until 10 mins before North End had an attack and Lunan came close with a header which scraped the post before going behind. Vics came storming back and an Eaton through ball found Renilson but his cross was fractionally too high for Black in the box. Robbie was called into action making a good stop from a cross come shot. North End took the lead on 15 mins when Hunter scored from a 20 yard free kick low into the corner of the net. For the next 20 mins North End had their best spell of the game but Vics defending kept them at bay restricting any chances to shots from outside the box which posed no threat. Vics had a chance on 37 mins but Black shot wide. A minute later a good run from W Johnston created another chance for Black but this time his effort was deflected over the bar. Vics best chance of the half fell on 43 mins when King played Bailey in on goal but his effort from 16 yards went agonisingly wide of the target

Half time 1-0

Vics again started on the ascendancy and Black came close on 51 mins but his shot was tipped behind for a corner. The resultant kick caused a scramble in the North End box but somehow it was cleared to safety. Vics were dominating possession and playing some attractive football but were finding the North End defence a difficult nut to crack. Vics continued to play the ball on the floor to work openings down both wings but on numerous occasions the final cross into the box failed to create the opening Vics were looking for. Vics won a number of corner kicks and although they created scrambles in the box North End defence were resolute and were able to clear the danger. Vics Keeper Robbie was a virtual spectator but had to be on his guard with a deflected clearance narrowly went wide of the upright. Vics continued to attack for the full 90mins but were unable to create that elusive chance.

Full time 1-1

Team - Robbie, Eaton, Milne, Gourlay, Dickson, King, Renilson, Steel, Black, Bailey, Mitchell. Subs- W Johnston, Barclay, M Johnston, Stephen, O'Neil

The Vics Management team cannot believe that they never at the very least came away with a  share of the points in what was a very good team performance. Their inability on the day to turn possession into goals was the only downside. The Management will be demanding a similar level of performance for their Home  league game on Saturday 28th February against Newburgh. Kick off is 2.30pm

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13/02/16

League

Brechin Vics 4 Coupar Angus 1

Brechin Vics game was one of only two games that survived in the Tayside Region and a healthy crowd was in attendance. Vics started the brighter and took the lead on 2 mins when a King cross found Bailey in the box and he took the ball down on his chest before slipping it past the keeper and into the net from 8 yards. Vics were in control in the early part and came close again on 15 mins when a Black shot was parried by the keeper but Mitchell failed to hit the target with a header from the rebound. Vics again came close 5 mins later but Bailey somehow missed from 4 yards. Vics were dominant and Bailey this time turned provider but no-one was in the box to meet his cross. Bailey again was involved on 23 mins this time his header from 6 yards was saved by the keeper. Coupar angus equalised against the run of play on 26 mins when a ball into the box was punched by keeper Robbie only to find Aitken who slotted the ball into the net form 20 yards. Coupar had their tails up for the next 10 mins or so but without troubling the Vics defence. Vics came back into the game in the closing stages of the half and King had a couple of efforts saved by the keeper. Just as half time approached Coupar had a chance but the header from 10 yards went over the cross bar.

Half time 1-1

Vics started strongly again and came close on two occasions in the first 5 mins of the half. First Renilson came close direct from a corner kick before Bailey scooped over from 6 yards. Vics again were in control and King came close with a free kick from 22 yards. Vics retook the lead on 58 mins when Bailey headed in a Mitchell cross virtually on the line after the Coupar keeper had made a mess of the original cross.It was all Vics at the stage and they extended their lead on 65 mins with an excellent goal. A good passing and link up move in the middle of the park created space for Renilson wide on the right and he sent in a great near post cross for W Johnston to score from 6 yards. Coupar still posed a threat however and Robbie had to be alert to save a free kick. Vics completed the scoring on 75 mins when a long ball from defence found Black who from 25 yards expertly lobbed the advancing keeper for the ball to hit the empty net. Vics quite comfortably saw the game out and probably should have added to their total but for some last ditch defending from the Coupar defence.

Full time 4-1

Team - Robbie, Eaton, Milne, Gourlay, Dickson, Steel, Renilson, King, Black, Bailey, Mitchell, Subs-Stephen, Wood, Barclay, W Johnston, M Johnston.

This was a thoroughly deserved victory for Vics which came as a result of some good passages of play and hard work. It was pleasing to see the strikers hitting the back of the net which will hopefully give them confidence for the weeks ahead. Vics are away to Dundee North End on Saturday 20th February. Kick off 2.15pm

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23/01/16

League

Brechin Vics 1 Kinnoull 3

Vics were in action for the first time since 19th December and didn't take long to put their visitors under pressure. Vics were having the best of the opening exchanges but were unable to test the Kinnoull keeper. Against the run of play Kinnoull took the lead. A free kick from the left wing was swung into the 6 yard box and despite Steel's efforts to clear the danger the ball found the corner of the net. This gave Kinnoull a lift and they dominated proceedings for the next 25 mins  and extended their lead on 26 mins with a well worked goal. Vics did gradually get back into the game and Steel came close with a shot from 18 yards. Black was next to try his luck on 40 mins but his angled shot was saved by the keeper.

Half time 0-2

Kinnoull came charging out of the blocks at the start of the second half and Robbie had to be alert and produced a good save on 48 mins. Vics were a changed side in this half and Mitchell came close on 55 mins after a good passage of play. Vics were doing what they do best and were controlling the game at this point playing some good football. Their play however was failing to create the necessary chances they required but they continued to get the ball into wide areas and were causing Kinnoull problems. Another good move on 74 mins gave Bailey a chance but his effort was wide. Vics were getting closer and a Renilson header from 12 yards was just too high and sailed over the crossbar. Vics eventually got a reward on 82 mins when after a another good passage of play Jamie Young hit a sweet shot from 25 yards high into the corner of the net. It was all Vics at this point and Bailey again came close but his efforts was blocked. Kinnoull but the game out of reach on 90 mins from a breakaway they were awarded a penalty which was duly dispatched past keeper Robbie.

Full time 1-3

Team - Robbie, Eaton, Milne, Dickson, Gourlay, Steel, Lewis, Bailey, Black, King, Mitchell, Subs-Wood, Barclay, Renilson, Young, O'Neill

This was a tale of two halves with Kinnoull having the best of the first half and Vics the second. Vics need to be more ruthless in the final third if they are to get reward for their good play. Vics are away to Lochee Harp on Saturday 30th January, kick off 1.45pm

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`19/1215

League

East Craigie 2 Brechin Vics 1

Vics travelled to Dundee in their last fixture before the festive break. Vics made a bright start and a good Lewis run almost presented Black with an opportunity but the cross was fractionally too high. Vics were holding the upper hand and looked the more likely to score. It was almost 15 mins before East Craigie created anything but Robbie easily saved a shot from 18 yards. Vics were hit by a sucker punch on 16 mins when Geekie shot into the corner of the net when Vics failed to clear a corner kick. East Craigie had a spell of pressure for the next 15 mins but Vics defence held firm. Vics gradually got back into the game and came agonisingly close to getting an equaliser when Black had a shot from 18 yards come crashing back off the crossbar with the Craigie keeper beaten.

Half time 1-0

The second half started evenly with both sides looking to attack. Robbie was brought into action on 10 mins making a great save from a long range effort. Robbie was again brought into action two mins later tipping a shot over the crossbar. Vics were continuing to use the wide areas and were having success down the right flank but crosses into the box were failing to find their intended targets. Lewis was presented with a chance but took too long to get his shot away and his effort was blocked. The match began to get untidy with East Craigie using every tactic to disrupt the flow of the game. Vics were beginning to look dangerous and were rewarded on 73 mins when Dickson scored with an overhead kick from 16 yards from a King corner. Vics were now looking to push for the winner and but were almost caught out on the break when a shot from Mann hit the post. East Craigie got what proved to be the winner on 86 mins when a long ball sent Mann in the clear and he duly dispatched past Robbie in the Vics goal.

Full time 2-1

Team - Robbie, Stephen, Milne, Dickson, Gourlay, Wood, Steel, King, J Young, Black, Lewis. Subs-Barclay, Mitchell, Sturrock, Bailey, O'Neill

Vics were disappointed not to come away without at least a point especially after getting themselves back on level terms. Vics would like to wish all Supporters and sponsors a very Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year

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12/12/15

League

Brechin Vics v Forfar Albion

Match postponed because of waterlogged pitch

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05/12/15

League

Brechin Vics v Scone Thistle

Match postponed because of a waterlogged pitch. Brechin Vics are at HOME again on Saturday 12th December when Forfar Albion are the visitors to Victoria Park. Kick off is 1.30pm

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28/11/15

League

Brechin Vics 2 Arbroath Vics 2

It was the battle of the Vics on Saturday on a what was a very heavy pitch. Brechin were the first to threaten on 10 mins when a good move down the right wing resulted in a Stephen cross being met by Bailey who headed into the net from 8 yards. Too everyones amazement and confusion the referee disallowed the goal and awarded a penalty kick. Fortunately for Brechin Rausch stepped up and scored the resultant kick. Brechin's lead was short lived however when on 12 mins Arbroath were awarded a penalty after Dickson had adjudged to have fouled in the box. Njie stepped up and sent Robbie the wrong way from the spot. The game got bogged down in the middle as both sides struggled with the conditions. Brechin came close again on 35 mins when Rausch had a good shot from 25 yards saved by the Arbroath keeper. Arbroath took the lead on 38 mins when Nije was allowed to run unchallenged through the heart of the defence before slotting past the helpless Robbie.

half time 1-2

Brechin came out for the second half looking to get back into the game. Brechin dominated possession in the second half but were finding it difficult to break down a stubborn Arbroath defence. Wood came close for  Brechin but his effort was just too high. Further good wing play by both King and Rausch looked to have created the opening but last ditch challenges cleared the danger. Another surging run from Rausch resulted in him being upended in the box and another penalty kick was awarded. Rausch again stepped up for Brechin but this time the Arbroath keeper guessed correct and saved his effort. Brechin kept pushing and were rewarded on 84 mins when a free kick was awarded 25 yards from goal. King stepped up and expertly bent the ball round the wall and into the corner of the net giving the keeper no chance.

Full time 2-2

Team - Robbie, Stephen, Barclay, Dickson, Sturrock, Steel, Rausch, King, Bailey, Black, Wood. Subs- S Eaton, Mitchell, Hendry-Kyle, Smith, O'Neill

A draw was no more than Brechin deserved. A better final pass or cross in the final third would have produced the win which their overall play merited. Brechin are at HOME again on Saturday 5th December when Scone Thistle are the visitors to Victoria Park. Kick off is 1.45pm

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21/11/15

League

Kirrie Thistle 4 Brechin Vics 0

Vics produced one of their poorest performances of the season in this league encounter. Robbie was brought into action on 8 mins and saved well from a shot from 18 yards. Vics had their first real attempt on 10 mins when Stephen sent a 25 yards shot just wide of the target. Vics fell behind on 22 mins when a Kirrie striker scored with an overhead kick from 12 yards. Vics did try hard to pass the ball but a combination of the heavy pitch and careless passes resulted in most of their attacks breaking down. Kirrie were well up for the game and their direct approach was causing problems for the Vics defence with keeper Robbie produced two good saves on 32 and 33 mins to keep Vics in the match. A minute later however Kirrie extended their lead when Cox cut in from the left to shoot low into the net from 18 yards. Before Vics could regroup Kirrie scored their third with a headed goal from 8 yards.

Half time 3-0

The second half was a much quieter affair with regards to attempts on goal. Rausch came close for Vics on 55 mins with a well struck shot from 20 yards which was just too high before Renilson headed wide from 6 yards with the goal gapping this time from a Rausch cross. Kirrie completed the scoring on 85 mins when  their striker got in front of the defence to slot into the net from 8 yards.

Full time 4-0

Team - Robbie, Stephen, Milne, Gourlay, Dickson, King, Strachan, Steel, Black, Sturrock, Barclay. Subs- Renilson, Bailey, Wood, Rausch, O'Neill

Vics will have to pick themselves up for their HOME game on Saturday 28th November when local rivals Arbroath Vics are the visitors to Victoria Park. Kick off is 1.45pm

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14/11/15

League

Brechin Vics 0 Lochore Welfare 2

Vics were back in action after last weeks postponement. It was lochore who started the brightest and had Vics pinned back. Credit to the defence they managed to limit Lochore to long range efforts which posed no problem for keeper Robbie. It wasn't until 15 mins that Vics created their first opportunity when Lewis had a shot from 20 yards saved by the keeper. A minute later Vics came closer when Black was played in on goal but the keeper was quickly out and saved with his feet.  Lochore came back and should have taken the lead on 18 mins when Adam some how shot wide from 6 yards. Vics were having a good spell midway through the half and again Black came close this time his effort from a Bailey cut back was blocked for a corner. From the resultant kick Black unleashed a great volley from 10 yards only to be denied by an equally good save. Vics were hit by a sucker punch on 43 mins when Adam was allowed to shoot from 18 yards into the corner of the net giving Robbie no chance.

Half time 0-1

Lochore again started quickly and on 49 mins hit the Vics post before being cleared to safety. The match settled down with both sides looking for the next goal. It was Lochore again who came close on 64 mins but Robbie was able to save with his feet. Vics were finding it difficult to get any rhythm to their play and it took until the 73rd minute to have an attempt on goal when a King shot was deflected for a corner. The resultant kick almost gave Vics the equaliser but Strachan seen his net bound shot headed for another corner. This time the corner created mayhem in the Lochore box and again Strachan came close but his effort was cleared off the line. This was the nearest Vics came to scoring and despite plenty of effort they were unable to get that elusive goal which would have brought them back into the game. Lochore completed the scoring on 80 mins when despite the efforts of Robbie they managed to squeeze the ball over the line

Full time 0-2

Team - Robbie, Stephen, Milne, Gourlay, Dickson, Steel, Rausch, Strachan, Black, Bailey, Lewis. subs-King, Renilson, Wood, Sturrock, Young

Vics were disappointed with their overall performance and although they dominated certain periods of the game they failed to score when on top. Vics next game is on Saturday 21st November when they travel to meet Kirrie Thistle. kick off is 1.45pm

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07/11/15

League

Brechin Vics v Arbroath Vics - Match Postponed

Vics home game against their Arbroath neighbours was postponed after a pitch inspection deemed the pitch unplayable because of a waterlogged surface.

Vics were able to arrange training facilities at Laurencekirk Community Campus and although disappointed with the game being off Manager King was delighted with the ninety minute session.

Vics will be hoping for better weather next Saturday 14th November for their HOME league game against Lochore Welfare. Kick off is 2.00pm

Brechin Vics are holding a Sportsman Dinner at the Northern Hotel on Saturday 5th December . Guest speakers are Willie Allan and George McNeil, two of the very best on the after dinner speaker circuit. Tickets cost £30 per person and tables of 10 can be booked. To confirm booking e mail eaton32@btinternet.com or phone Brian Eaton on 07740861898

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31/10/15

D J Laing East of Scotland Cup

Broughty Athletic 5 Brechin Vics 0

Vics fell behind in 2 mins when McConnachie reacted quickest to slot the ball into the empty net after a Robbie save. Broughty came close 2 mins later when on loan Brechin City striker Buchan shot wide when played in on goal. Vics were finding it hard to create any chances and it was Broughty who again came close on 15 mins when Cameron shot wide. Broughty made it two nil on 20 mins when Buchan was played in and he slotted past Robbie from 10 yards. It took Vics until the 23rd minute for their first opportunity when Strachan had an attempt from 30 yards which was just too high.Broughty went three up on 26 mins when Cameron slotted into the empty net again after Robbie had produced a diving save. Robbie was again called into action on 40 mins making a good save before Stephen blocked an effort on 42 mins.

Half time 3-0

Vics opened the second half brightly and Black had a header saved by the keeper. Broughty came back and Robbie again produced a good save. Vics had a good opportunity on 55 mins when Black was played in on goal but he screwed his shot just wide of the target. Vics were better in this half and Steel came close with a shot from 20 yards. Rausch came close on 70 mins when he beat his marker on the right wing but his shot was high and wide. Broughty came back into it and only a great Robbie save prevented them from extending their lead. Broughty continued to press and increased their lead on 77 mins when Buchan shot into the corner of the net from 20 yards. The scoring was complete on 87 mins when Buchan completed his hat trick slotting a cut back into the back of the net from 6 yards.

Full time 5-0

Team - Robbie, Stephen, Milne, Gourlay, Dickson, King, Renilson, Wood, Black, Strachan, Barclay. Subs - Lewis, Rausch, Steel, Sturrock, Mitchell

A disappointing performance from Vics especially in the first half when Broughty had them pinned back. Vics must pick themselves up as they are back in league action on Saturday 7th November with a HOME game against Arbroath Vics. Kick off is 2.00pm

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24/10/15

Scottish Cup 2nd Round

Brechin Vics 1 Penicuik Athletic 2

Vics faced Super League leaders Penicuik in this 2nd round match. Vics were first to threaten when Bailey won the ball from the Penicuik defence before setting up Steel who's effort from 20 yards was wide of the target. Penicuik were awarded a free kick on 12 mins but Robbie easily saved McCallums effort. Penicuik had a further attempt on 17 mins but Ross's shot was high and wide. Vics had an excellent chance on 20 mins Bailey was in on goal but his shot from 18 yards was saved at the second attempt by the keeper. Vics were giving as good as they were getting against their opponents who are two divisions above them and should have taken the lead on 30 mins when Lewis was clean through on goal but his attempt went agonisingly wide of the goal with the keeper beaten. Vics had a final attempt of the half when a Strachan goal bound free kick was blocked by an outstretched leg.

Half time 0-0

Penicuik created the first chance of the second half when Somerville was one on one with Robbie but he poked his effort wide. Vics responded however and on 57 mins King had a free kick just wide of the post. The game was flowing from end to end and Robbie was brought into action making a good save from a shot from Montgomery. Vics took the lead on 63 mins. Good play involving King, Rausch and Bailey ended with the latter laying the ball back to King who from 22 yards sent a beauty of a shot high into the corner of the net giving the keeper no chance. As expected Penicuik were stung into action and Robbie produced an excellent save from Somerville to keep Vics in front. Vics were dealing adequately with the pressure with the only real scare coming on 73 mins when Dickson was required to clear off the line. Penicuik equalised on 76 mins when a speculative cross from the right wing eluded everyone in the box and the ball ended up in the corner of the net. Vics were still very much in the game and were continually taking the game to their opponents. Penicuik took the lead on 86 mins when Lough cut in from the right and sent a lovely shot high into the net from 20 yards. Vics were not done however and had a chance in the last minute but a King free kick form 25 yards was just too high.

Full time 1-2

Team - Robbie, Stephen, Gourlay, Sturrock, Dickson, King, Rausch, Steel, Bailey, Strachan, Lewis. Subs-Barclay, Black, Renilson, Milne, O'Neil

Although bitterly disappointed at not being in the 3rd round draw Vics can be proud of how they played and can count themselves very unlucky not to have had at least a replay. Things are just as hard next Saturday 31st October when Vics travel to once more meet Super League opponents Broughty Athletic in the DJ Laing East of Scotland Cup. Kick off is 2.00pm

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17/10/15

League

Kinnoull 0 Brechin Vics 1

Vics were back on league duty with a trip to Perth to meet Kinnoull. The game was very even at the start with both sides showing their intentions with attack being the order of the day. Vics were having more of the early possession but were finding it difficult to create any opportunities. Kinnoull were much more direct and some stout defending kept Kinnoull at bay. Vics came close on 24 mins when a good run from Lewis down the left resulted in his near post cross being turned behind for a corner. From the resultant kick Dickson had a header from 8 yards saved by the keeper. Vics were having a good spell at this point and on 30 mins a Lewis pass found Black but his shot from 12 yards was blocked by a last ditch tackle. Kinnoull came back into the match and in a 10 min period created a couple of good chances but on both occasions they failed to hit the target. Vics almost took the lead a minute before half time when Black was in on goal but his lob over the advancing keeper went wide of the goal.

Half time 0-0 

Kinnoull came out where they had finished the first half and had a couple of corners which came to nothing. Another attack from Kinnoull required a good block from Stephen to clear the danger. Vics gradually worked their way back into the match and Black should have done better on 55 mins with a shot from 18 yards which was saved by the keeper. Vics kept plugging away and Lewis had an angled shot from 16 yards hit the side net. Kinnoull again got the upper hand and on 75 mins should have taken the lead. a ball from the right across the 6 yards box found Smith at the back post but he somehow put the ball over the bar with the goal at his mercy. Further attcks from Kinnoull seen Dickson and then Barclay clear efforts off the line. Vics were working hard however and their efforts were rewarded on 82 mins when Lewis played in Bailey who ran on to poke the ball under the advancing keeper and into the net. Vics were dealt a blow on 85 mins when Strachan received a second yellow card and was sent off. Vics showed their character however and despite the referee playing an addition 5 mins injury time they comfortable held out for the 3 points.

Full time 0-1

Team - Robbie, Stephen, Gourlay, Sturrock, Dickson, Steel, Rausch, Strachan, Black, Bailey, Lewis, Subs- Barclay, Eaton, Wood, Mitchell, Renilson

Vics although not at their best worked very hard to win the 3 points. There was a determined attitude from the players not to give anything away and they were duly rewarded for their efforts. Vics have a Scottish Cup tie at HOME against Penicuik Athletic on Saturday 24th October, kick off is 2.30pm. Supporters please note that Season Tickets are not valid for this game

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10/10/15

GA Engineering Cup

Brechin Vics 0 Broughty Athletic 0

(Broughty won 4-3 on pens)

Vics were up against their Super League opponents and produced an excellent performance. Vics started on the attack and showed their intent on 5 mins when Lewis had a shot deflected for a corner. From the resultant kick Bailey had an attempt cleared off the line. Rausch was next to have a shot and again it was deflected for a corner kick. It was all Vics at this stage and on 10 mins Steel tried his luck from 20 yards but his shot was saved by the keeper. Vics produced an excellent piece of football which resulted in Black setting up Bailey but unfortunately he screwed his shot wide of the target. Another well worked passing move ended with Lewis playing in King but the player managers angled shot slipped past the far post. Vics were buoyant and on 25 mins Rausch produced a good save from the Broughty keeper with a shot from 18 yards. Black was next to be presented with a chance when he was played in on goal but only a last ditch tackle stopped him from slotting the ball past the keeper.

Half time 0-0

Broughty as expected came quickly out of the blocks and only a great Mustard clearance kept the scoreline blank. Vics came back however and Black forced the keeper to make a diving save. Vics then worked a corner when Rausch picked up King at the edge of the box and only a desperate block prevented another shot on target. The match settle mid way through the half with Broughty have more possession but not really troubling the Vics rear guard. Broughty did have the ball in the net but the effort was ruled out for offside. Robbie was then called into action to make a good diving save from a 20 yard shot. Broughty were having their best spell at this time and came close when their striker screwed his shot wide of the target from close range. Vics came very close 15 mins from time when a Black cross come shot was saved by the finger tips of the Broughty keeper which took the ball off the toes of the waiting Lewis at the back post. Vics came close again and Steel had an excellent run and shot which Mitchell just failed to convert at the back post from an acute angle. The game ended all square and went into penalty kick which Broughty edged 4-3

Final 0-0

Team - Robbie, Stephen, Gourlay, Mustard, Sturrock, Steel, Rausch, King, Black, Bailey, Lewis, Subs- S Eaton, Mitchell, Wood, Deans, O'Neill

 This was an excellent Vics performance one that should have seen them win the game in 90 mins. A quote from Broughty Athletic's web site " Despite a battering from the home side in the first half it was Fed keeper Iain Ross keeping his side in the game with several saves before halftime, when the home side could easily of been ahead ". Vics would like to thank all those spectators who turned up to make a good atmosphere and hope they enjoyed the game and look forward to seeing them in the future. Vics next fixture is an away League game against Kinnoull on Saturday 17th October this is followed by a HOME Scottish Cup tie against Penicuik on Saturday 24th October. Both kick offs 2.30pm

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03/10/15

League

Brechin Vics 0 North End 2

Vics were hoping to bounce back from last weeks defeat but knew that their opponents would provide stiff opposition. Vics opened strongly and took the game to North End from the off. Vics were definitely having the better of the early possession but were unable to carve out any chances. It was North End who came closest when on 10 mins Lunan headed narrowly wide. Vics were playing some nice football and another good passing move on 20 mins seen King release Lewis down the left but his cross was blocked at the near post. Vics had a succession of corner kicks as they applied pressure to the North End defence but again the clear cut chances that they were looking for eluded them. Vics did have a good chance on 42 mins but Black miss timed his shot from 6 yards and the danger was cleared.

Half time 0-0

A minute after the restart and North End took the lead. A neat passing move in the middle of the park sent Cameron in on goal and he duly dispatched his shot into the net past the helpless Robbie. Vics almost got level on 50 mins when Black did good work in closing down a North End defensive clearance presenting Lewis with a chance but his shot from 20 yards was too high. North End extended their lead on 55 mins when Wilson shot low into the corner of the net from a 20 yard free kick. Vics refused to admit defeat and continued to have their fair share of the play. Another shooting chance for Lewis on 62 mins was presented but again his effort was too high. Vics created another half chance on 72 mins when trialist Bailey had a shot form 20 yards but the keeper dived to turn it round the post. A minute later only and instinctive save from the North End goal keeper foiled Rausch's effort from 10 yards. Try as they might Vics were unable to get the goal that would bring them back into the game and it was North End who almost got a third on 85 mins when a Wilson shot hit the post before being cleared to safety.

Full time 0-2

Team - Robbie, Stephen, Gourlay, Mustard, Dickson, King, Steel, Strachan, Black, Rausch, Lewis, Subs-S Eaton, Mitchell, Bailey, Wood, O'Neil.

Vics were the better side in the first half but they were unable to turn possession into goals. Although the second half was more even a bad 10 min spell from Vics resulted in North End scoring the two goals which ultimately won them the match. Vics are at Home again on Saturday 10th October when Super League team Broughty Athletic are the vistitors. Kick off for this GA Cup tie is 2.30pm

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26/09/15

League

Downfield 2 Brechin Vics 0

The game started slowly with both sides cautious in their approach. vics first attempt came on 7 mins when Strachan tried his luck from 40 yards but his shot was too high. Downfield had an attempt on 10 mins but Robbie saved the effort. Downfield again came close on 20 mins when Timmons was through on goal but shot wide. Vics were working hard but were finding it difficult to create opportunities with play breaking down in the final third. Downfield were looking the more dangerous and created a couple of chances on 22 and 25 mins but Robbie was up to the challenge and made a couple of good saves. Vics did come back into it towards the end of the half and Steel should have done better but shot wide after being set up by King.

Half time 0-0

Vics came quickly out in the second half and Lewis went bursting through the Downfield defence but shot high and wide of the target. The game started to get disrupted with a number of fouls but it was Downfield who produced another effort and again Robbie was on hand to save a shot from 3o yards. Vics were very much still a force and Steel again had an attempt but again his shot was wide. Downfield took the lead mid way through the second half when a cross from the left wing was met  in the box by Rigden who slotted past Robbie from 6 yards. Downfield had their tails up at this point and only a great Robbie safe from Clark shot kept Vics in the game. Vics thought they had equalised on 85 mins when a King run and shot from 18 yards was parried by the keeper only for Mitchell to react quickest to slot the rebound into the corner off the net. To Vics despair the referee disallowed the goal claiming Mitchell was in an offside position. Vics continued to push forward for the remaining 5 mins and Strachan came close but his shot from 16 yards was saved. Just on full time Vics were caught out when Connell beat the offside trap before rounding Robbie and slotting into the empty net.

Full time 2-0

Team - Robbie, Stephen, Deans, Dickson, Mustard, King, Rausch, Steel, Black, Strachan, Lewis, Subs- Barclay, S Eaton, Wood, Mitchell, O'Neill

Vics put up a good spirited performance but lacked a cutting edge to their play. Vics have another difficult game on Saturday 3rd October with a HOME game against Dundee North End. Kick off is 2.30pm

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19/09/15

League

Brechin Vics 2 East Craigie 1

Vics looked the more likely side from the kick off taking the game to their opponents. Vics were trying to get the ball down and were having success down the flanks. It was from one of these moves down the left wing between Strachan and Milne from which Vics took a deserved lead on 13 mins. Strachan laid the ball back to Milne who sent in an inviting cross for Black to react and knock the ball passed the keeper from 6 yards. Vics were in control and came close to increasing their lead on 18 mins when Steel had a shot from 20 yards saved after some good build up play. East Craigie did have their share of possession but they failed to trouble the Vics defence who dealt comfortably with their attacks.

Half time 1-0

East Craigie came out for the second have in determined fashion and came close on 48 mins but the shot went wide. East Craigie were certainly putting themselves about but this was being matched by and equally determined Vics side. As a result the game was continually interrupted with a succession of free kicks affecting the flow of the game. Vics were dealt a blow on 68 mins when East Craigie equalised. Walls cut in from the left and sent a shot from 18 yards past Robbie into the corner of the net. Vics responded quickly and two mins later a great run from Steel saw his cut back go across the 6 yard box but to Vics agony their was no takers. Both teams were striving for the next goal and Millar came close for East Craigie but his free kick from 25 yards clipped the bar before going behind for a goal kick. The game continued to be niggely and Sturrock of Vics was sent off on 78 mins after a coming together with an East Craigie player. 10 man Vics continued to press for the winner however and Barclay came close from a Lewis cut back but the keeper saved his shot. Vics deservedly took the lead on 87 mins when King was adjudged to have been pushed in the box and a penalty was awarded. Strachan stepped up and sent the keeper the wrong way to give Vics the 3 points.

Full time 2-1

Team - Robbie, Stephen, Milne, Dickson, Gourlay, Mustard, Mitchell, Steel, King, Black, Strachan. Subs-Rausch, Barclay, Wood, Lewis, Sturrock

After last weeks 3 points it was vital that Vics followed this up with a home victory. This was achieved with a good first half performance followed by a workman like second half which gave Vics a deserved win. Vics have a very difficult League fixture next Saturday 26th September when the travel to face promotion favourites Downfield. Kick off is 2.30pm

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 12/09/15

League

Scone Thistle 0 Brechin Vics 1

Vics came back from two heavy defeats to record a good and deserved victory. Vics had the best of the first half with a number of efforts on the Scone goal. Strachan came close with a header after 10 mins and 5 mins later a Mitchell cross took a deflection and hit the crossbar before going behind for a corner kick. In between these chances Robbie in the Vics goal produced a good save. Vics again came  close and it was Dickson who on two occasions had headers cleared off the line and saved by the keeper respectively. Just before half time Robbie made another save from a 20 yards shot.

Half time 0-0

Vics best chance of the match came on 55 mins when Strachan was clean through on goal but the keeper saved his effort. The game then developed into a cagey affair with both sides being careless with their final passes. King and Stephen both had long range shots which didn't trouble the keeper before VIcs took the lead on 83 mins. A Rausch corner from the left was met at the back post by Dickson who's header crept in at the post. Vics comfortable held on for the deserved victory.

Full Time 0-1

Team - Robbie, Stephen, Milne, Gourlay, Dickson, Mustard, Wood, Steel, King, Strachan, Mitchell. Subs-Rausch, Black, Barclay, Renilson, Sturrock

An important victory for Vics who can now look to build on the performance. Vics are at HOME on Saturday 19th September when East Craigie are the visitors to Victoria Park. Kick off is 2.30pm

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05/09/15

League

Brechin Vics 0 Lochee Harp 5

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29/08/15

League

Brechin Vics 1 Blairgowrie 4

Vics had a disappointing game against 2nd top Blairgowrie. After an encouraging start where Vics were unlucky not to have taken an early lead they found themselves a goal down on 18 mins. Vics continued to plug away but were struggling to find any fluency to there play. Vics fell further behind on 40 mins after a defensive mix up.

Half time 0-2

Vics got themselves back in the game on 47 mins when Strachan scored from a Lewis pass. This recovery was short lived however when on 50 mins Blairgowrie scored their third. Although Vics pushed to try and get back in the game they failed to create any clear cut chances and it was Blair who completed the scoring on 86 mins to complete a miserable afternoon for Vics.

Full time 1-4

Team - Robbie, Stephen, Milne, Gourlay, Dickson, Steel, Rausch, Strachan, King, Lewis, Barclay. Subs - S Eaton, Renilson, Deans, Wood, O'Neill

Vics are at Home on Saturday 5th September when Lochee Harp are the visitors and Manager King will be looking for a vast improvement in order to secure a victory. Kick off is 2.30pm

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22/08/15

League

Glenrothes 3 Brechin Vics 2

Glenrothes were first to threaten but Robbie saved easily. Glenrothes took the lead on 6 mins when Scarborough scored with a free header from 6 yards from a corner kick. Vics almost got level on 10 mins when a good passing move presented Strachan with a chance but his shot from 18 yards was wide of the target. The same player came close again 5 mins later but again his effort was wide of the goal. Glenrothes went two up on 20 mins when Napier advanced through the middle of Vics defence and slotted the ball past keeper Robbie from 12 yards. Vics were struggling to get any fluidity to their game but still managed to create chances. King had a shot from 12 yards saved by the keeper and once again Strachan had a chance but from 10 yards screwed his effort wide. Glenrothes were the better side at this point and went further ahead on the stroke of half time when again Napier was allowed to progress before hitting a shot high into the roof of the net from 16 yards.

half time 3-0

Manager King made three changes at half time with the introduction of Lewis, Black and Rausch. This made an immediate difference with Vics showing more fight and intensity to their play. It was still Glenrothes who looked the more likely to score and only a good Robbie save from a free kick kept Vics in the game. Vics gradually worked themselves back into things and Steel came close with a shot from 12 yards. Vics resurgence continued and they pulled a goal back on 72 mins when Stephen scored from 6 yards after a King cross. Vics had their tails up and pulled a further goal back on 75 mins when a long ball from Stephen found King who shot high into the corner of the net from 18 yards. Vics comeback was almost complete on 82 mins but Lewis saw his angled shot from 10 yards saved by the keeper. Vics came even closer on 88 mins when Strachan headed narrowly over the cross bar from 10 yards. In between these chances Glenrothes had a couple of chances but both were wide of the target.

Full time 3-2

Team - Robbie, Stephen, Deans, Dickson, Milne, Steel, Renilson, Sturrock, King, Strachan, Barclay. Subs - Black, Rausch, Lewis, Wood, O'Neil

Although Vics showed a marked improvement in the second half their first half showing was well below par and left them with too much to do. Vics now have 2 Home matches starting on Saturday 29th August when they entertain Blairgowrie, kick off is 2.30pm. This is followed on 5th September when they play Lochee Harp again with a 2.30pm kick off

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08/08/15

League

Forfar Albion 1 Brechin Vics 5

Vics were on the attack from the start and a good run from King along the touch line almost created a chance for Strachan but the ball was cleared. Vics came close on 6 mins when another King cut back was sliced just wide of the goal by the Forfar defender. Dickson was next to try his luck but his shot from 8 yards from a King corner was saved by the keeper. It was all Vics in the opening exchanges and King should have done better but his shot from 16 yards was wide of the target. Vics deservedly took the lead on 19 mins when a Strachan cross was brought down by King before he expertly smashing the ball into the corner of the net from 12 yards. Vics continued to press and King again had an effort saved after a cross from Sturrock. Vics were playing some neat football but at times the final ball was letting them down. Albion rarely threatened but when they did they were restricted to long range efforts. Vics came close on 43 mins when a Strachan shot from 18 yards was saved. A minute later Vics went two up. Good play down the right involving Renilson and Steel allowed the latter to square the ball to the back post where Strachan was on hand to slot into the corner of the net from 6 yards.

Half time 0-2

Black replaced the injured King at the break and he made an immediate impact. Strachan was played down the right wing and sent in a delightful cross to Black who dived to head narrowly over the crossbar from 8 yards. Vics were relentless and Steel produced a good save by the keeper with a shot from 25 yards. Strachan was next to try his luck but his shot came off the crossbar and was cleared to safety. Vics extended their lead on 72 mins when new signing Black progressed down the right, slipped the ball past the on rushing keeper before slotting into the empty net from an acute angle. Vics fourth goal came courtesy off a penalty kick. Strachan was impeded in the box and the same player stepped up to send the keeper the wrong way from the spot kick. Vics weren't finished and continued to attack with Black again having a chance but this time his shot came off the post before fellow new signing Rausch hit the rebound over the bar. Rausch himself had an attempt on 83 mins but the keeper parried his shot with Barclay hitting the rebound wide of the target. Vics added a fifth on 88 mins when Sturrock fired home an unstoppable shot into the corner of the net from 16 yards. Forfar Albion still had time to score a consolation when Davidson headed a corner into the net at the back post.

Full time 1-5

Team - Robbie, S. Eaton, Deans, Dickson, Milne, Sturrock, Renilson, Steel, King, Strachan, Barclay. Subs - Black, Rausch, Stephen, Wood, Harrison

Manager King was happy to come away with a convincing victory having endured a disrupted preseason because of injury and the weather. New signings Michael Deans, Harry Barclay, Scott Black and Jordan Rausch have settled in well and all contributed to Vics winning start. Vics have a free week Saturday 15th August as a result of Luncarty going into abeyance. Vics next game is Saturday 22nd August when  they travel to meet Glenrothes in the League, kick off 2.30pm

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09/05/15

Brechin Vics 2 Blairgowrie 4

Vics suffered their fifth defeat in a row when they went down 2-4 to Blairgowrie. Blair took the lead mid way through the first half and although Vics equalised through Steel Blair scored again before half time to lead 2-1 at the break.

Vics had a better second half and had more pressure but it was Blair who extended their lead courtesy of a dubious penalty award against keeper Robbie. Vics again pulled a goal back with McKay the scorer and although Vics tried hard for the equaliser it was Blair who scored again near the end to complete the scoring.

Team - Robbie, Gourlay, Wilson, Dickson, Sturrock, Steel, King, Young, McKay, Strachan, Lewis. Subs-Mitchell, Whitworth, S Eaton, Milne, Stephen

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02/05/15

Brechin Vics 0 Lochore Welfare 2

Vics started off strongly and Sturrock came close with a 25 yard shot. Play settled with chances at a premium. Lochore took the lead on 18 mins. Vics lost the ball in the middle of the park presenting Celentano with a chance and he sent an unstoppable shot from 22 yards high over Robbie. Vics came back and Lewis was close with a shot but the keeper saved his effort. Vics fell further behind on 23 mins when again they lost the ball in the middle of the park, the ball was played to McGuire on the right and he slammed the ball past Robbie from 16 yards. This stunned Vics and they almost fell three goals behind but a great diving save from Robbie kept Vics in the game. Lewis for Vics again came close on 38 mins but this time his effort was just wide of the target. McKay came even closer on 42 with a free kick but the keeper made a good diving save.

Half time 0-2

Vics Lewis came close again on 48 mins but his shot was saved by the keeper. Strachan presented Lewis with another chance on 56 mins but this time he was wide of the target. Vics kept pressing and had Lochore pinned back in their own half but were finding the Lochore defence a hard nut to crack and when  they did beat the defence the keeper was on hand to deal with any efforts on goal. Cargill had an attempt but his shot was just wide of the goal. S Eaton was next to have a shot but he screwed his angled drive wide of the post. Vics dominated the final 20 mins with crosses into the box but they were unable to find that elusive goal that would have pulled them back into the game.

Full time 0-2

Team - Robbie, Strachan, Milne, Dickson, Ross, Stephen, Renilson, Sturrock, Mckay, Cargill, Lewis. Subs - Gourlay, Mitchell, S Eaton, Wilson, O'Neill (gk)

Vics are finding goals hard top come by at the moment. The performance was an improvement on previous weeks but they were unable to turn chances into goals. Vics are at Home on Saturday 9th May when they entertain Blairgowrie, Kick off 2.30pm. Vics are having a Pay As Much as You Want admission day where all accompanied children will receive a free juice and packet of crisps.

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25/04/15

Scone Thistle 2 Brechin Vics 0

Manager King rang the changes as Vics tried to get back onto the winning track. Vics started on the front foot and Stephen tried his luck from 30 yards but his effort was just too high. Vics were having most of the play at this point and Dickson came close with a header from a Lewis corner. Scone did have their moments with a couple of shots both of which were high and didn't trouble Robbie. Scone took the lead on 38 mins when Ayton was played through on goal and his shot from 25 yards clipped the heal of Dickson which was enough to deflect it past the diving Robbie. A minute later and it was two for Scone. A cross to the back post was met by the unfortunate Strachan  who headed into his own net in an attempt to clear for a corner.

Half time 2-0

Vics almost pulled a goal back 6 mins into the second half but S Eaton was agonisingly wide with a free kick from 20 yards. Robbie kept Vics in the game with a great save from 8 yards although the striker looked at least 4 yards offside. The game developed into a midfield battle until the last 10 mins when Vics pushed hard to get back into the game. Steel was first to have an  attempt but his effort from an acute angle was cleared off the line. Vics next two attempts came from headers, the first from McKay and the second from Dickson both of which produced good saves form the Scone keeper.

Full time 2-0

Team - Robbie, Strachan. C Eaton, Ross, Dickson, Stephen, S Eaton, Cargill, Whitworth, McKay, Lewis, Subs- Sturrock, Mitchell, Steel, Milne, Wilson

Another disappointing result for Vics who are struggling to recapture their form. There is no easy solution just hard work and togetherness. Vics have a HOME game on Saturday 2nd May against Lochore Welfare. kick off 2.30pm. This is followed on Sunday 3rd May with their Annual Fundraising RACE DAY at Hudsons Bar. Entry is free and everyone is welcome. Races start from 2.00pm

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18/04/15

Brechin Vics 0 Lochee Harp 2

Team - Robbie, Milne, Wilson, Dickson, Ross, Steel. Strachan, Young, Whitworth, McKay, Mitchell. Subs- Renilson, S Eaton, Cargill, Sturrock, Lewis

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11/04/15

League

Brechin Vics 0 Arbroath Vics 2

The battle of the Vics produced little in the way of action in the opening 20 mins with both sides struggling to control play in the strong wind. Brechin had more of the possession but could not break down a resolute Arbroath defence. Brechin's first chance of note came on 29 mins when a McKay cross was met by the head of Lewis but the Arbroath keeper saved easily. Arbroath took the lead on 43 mins when a Mowatt shot from the left found the corner of the net.

Half time 0-1

Brechin almost equalised a minute after the restart but the keeper saved a McKay effort with his legs and the ball was cleared to safety. Brechin again came close on 57 mins but Young was too high with his shot from 22 yards. Both sides continued to struggle to master the conditions and as a result chances were at a premium. Arbroath secured their victory on 89 mins when Mowatt was allowed to shoot into the net unchallenged from 8 yards.

Full time 0-2

Team - Robbie, Strachan, C Eaton, Stephen, Ross, Steel, McKay, Young, Whitworth, Sturrock, Lewis. Subs- S Eaton, Renilson, Mitchell, Wilson, Cargill

A disappointing performance from Vics who never got going and were beaten by a hungrier Arbroath outfit. Vics are at Home again on Saturday 18th  April when Lochee Harp come visting Victoria Park. Kick off is 2.30pm

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04/04/15

League

Thornton Hibs 2 Brechin Vics 3

Vics included new signings Hugh Dickson and David Sturrock in their line up. Manager King was also able to include Chris Eaton for the first time in 12 months as he continues his recover from a groin operation. Thornton started brightly and had a couple of early attacks which Vics dealt with. Vics first attempt came on 8 mins when Steel was wide with a shot. Thornton had a great chance on 15 mins when Thomson was in on goal but shot wide. Vics had another effort on goal and again it was Steel but this time his shot from 25 yards was too high. Vics came close on 33 mins when McKay flicked a King corner at the near post but the keeper saved. Thornton came very close 2 mins later when Gourlay was on hand to clear a header off the line. As half time approached both sides had efforts with Crighton having a shot saved by Robbie and Mitchell of Vics having an angled shot saved by the Thornton keeper.

Half time 0-0

Vics started the second half on attack but a King free kick was too high. Thornton had the ball in the net on 57 mins but the goal was disallowed for offside. Thornton were reduced to 10 men on 59 mins when Adam was sent of for a reckless and dangerous tackle. Almost immediately 10 man Thornton took the lead. Thomson was brought down in the box by Dickson and Ireland stepped up to give Robbie no chance from the spot. Vics were struggling at this point and fell further behind on 63 mins when Thomson ran in on goal and placed the ball passed Robbie from 12 yards. Vics stuck to their task however and and were rewarded on 70 mins when new signing Sturrock shot into the roof of the net from the edge of the box. Vics had their tails up at this stage and equalised on 78 mins. A Chris Eaton cross was over hit however it deceived the keeper and came back off the cross bar for the alert King to smash the ball into the net from 8 yards. Vics were now going for the winner and this duly came on 84 mins when a King corner was flicked on at the near post by McKay for Whitworth to score at the back post with  a header  from 6 yards for what proved to be the winner.

Full time 2-3

Team - Robbie, Strachan, C Eaton, Gourlay, Dickson, Steel, Renilson, Sturrock, Mckay, King, Mitchell, Subs - S Eaton, Cargill, Whitworth, Wilson, Lewis

Vics showed courage to come back from two goals down to record an important victory. After three weeks on their travels Vics have a HOME game on Saturday 11th April when they entertain Arbroath Vics. Kick off is 2.30pm

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28/03/15

League

Kennoway 8 Brechin Vics 1

Vics suffered a heavy defeat on Saturday. A combination of a very good performance from Kennoway and poor performance from Vics resulted in Vics heaviest defeat of the season. The only high point was a penalty scored by Whitworth.

Team - Robbie, Milne, Wilson, Stephen, Gourlay, Steel, McKay, Young, Whitworth, Strachan, Lewis, Subs - S Eaton, Cargill, Renilson, Mitchell, King

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21/03/15

League

Downfield 3 Brechin Vics 0

The game burst into life on 10 mins when King was on hand in the 6 yards box to clear a Downfield attack. Almost immediately King had a shot at the other end of the park saved by the Downfield keeper. The game at this stage was flowing from end to end and on 18 mins Clark of Downfield should have given them the lead but hit the crossbar from 6 yards out. Vics were having their moments and a great Mitchell cross from the left just failed to find its intended target Strachan in the box. Downfield took the lead on 26 mins when Clark was on hand to score from close range despite the best efforts of Robbie. Downfield were having a good spell at this point and Connell had a header cleared of the line by Wilson, Vics were not out of things however and Mitchell went close on 40 mins with a shot which went just wide of the target. King was next to have an attempt but his free kick from 25 yards produced a diving save from the keeper. Downfield increased their lead on 44 mins when Lunan advanced down the left and crashed a shot past Robbie from 12 yards.

Half time 2-0

Two mins after the restart Strachan came close with a header from a Mitchell corner. Downfield had a chance to increase their lead on 55 mins but Robbie made a good save from a Clark penalty. Downfield were turning the screw at this point and Robbie made another good save. Vics were struggling to create any clear cut chances and once again had Robbie to thank midway through the half when he produced a good double save on 63 and 67 mins to keep Vics in the game. The game was effectively over on 70 mins when Anderson shot past Robbie from 16 yards to score Downfields third. Vics continued to play their part however and a McKay head flick from 12 yards was narrowly wide of the target.

Full time 3-0

Team - Robbie, Milne, Wilson, Stephen, Gourlay, Steel, Renilson, Young, Strachan, King, Mitchell. Subs-S Eaton, McKay, Cargill, Whitworth, Sturrock

Downfield showed why they are top of the table and runaway leaders. Vics must regroup and focus themselves for another tough game on Saturday 28th March when they travel to take on 2nd placed Kennoway Star Hearts. Kick off 2.30pm

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14/03/15

League

Forfar Albion 0 Brechin Vics 3

Vics were hoping to get back to winning ways in this local derby. Vics took the game to Albion and Young was first to have an effort but his shot from 30 yards was too high. It was all Vics in the opening exchanges and King was next to have a attempt but his shot from 16 yards was easily saved. Vics were in control and decent lead up work was let down by the final ball. Vics came really close to taking the lead on 25 mins when Lewis cut in from the left only for his shot from 20 yards come crashing off the crossbar and cleared to safety. Vics eventually took the lead on 35 mins when Steel was impeded in the box and a penalty kick was awarded. Strachan stepped up and sent the keeper the wrong way from the spot. Vics continued to press and had further attempts before half time from Young, Mitchell and Strachan all coming close.

Half time 0-1

The second half had the same pattern with Vics in full control but struggling to add to there total. Mitchell came close on 48 mins when played in on goal but the Albion keeper saved well. Vics were awarded another penalty midway through the half when Mitchell was manhandled in the box. Strachan again stepped up but this time the keeper made a good diving save. Vics eventually made it two on 75 mins when a King corner was headed into the roof of the net by Albion player Cormack for an own goal. King almost made it three with a great volley from 25 yards which produced a good save by the keeper. Strachan was next to try his luck but headed a King cross wide of the target. Vics completed the scoring on 83 mins when another King corner was headed into the net by an Albion player under pressure from Whitworth.

Full time 0-3

Team - Robbie, Milne, Wilson, Stephen, Gourlay, Steel, Renilson, Young, Strachan, King, Lewis. Subs - S Eaton, Mitchell, Cargill, Whitworth, O'Neill (gk)

A very comfortable victory for Vics but they will face much more difficult games in the next 2 weeks when they travel to face Downfield on Saturday 21st March and Kennoway on Saturday 28th March. Both kick off are 2.30pm

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07/03/15

League

Brechin Vics 1 East Craigie 4

Vics were under pressure right from the kick off but survived Craigie's early attacks. Vics were finding it difficult to get into their passing game with the blustery wind not helping their cause. Robbie was brought into action on 10 mins tipping over a shot from 20 yards. East Craigie took the lead on 12 mins when Mann reacted quickest to a ball in the box and slotted into the net. East Craigie were causing problems for Vics and went further ahead when Mann scored with a shot from 20 yards which went in off the post. Vics were huffing and puffing but had a great chance to pull a goal back when Strachan was played in on goal but his attempt went narrowly wide of the target.

Half time 0-2

Robbie was once again called into action saving a shot from 20 yards. East Craigie made it three on 67 mins when Small scored with a free kick from 25 yards. Vics then began to show a threat and were awarded a penalty on 70 mins when Strachan was fouled in the box and a penalty was awarded. Whitworth stepped up and converted the penalty kick. Vics tried to reduce the leeway  further but were caught out on 78 mins when Mann completed his hat trick again reacting quickest in the box to smash the ball past Robbie.

Full time 1-4

Team - Robbie, S Eaton, Wilson, Cargill, Stephen, Ross, Renilson, Steel, Whitworth, Strachan, Lewis. Subs - Gauld, Mitchell, Gourlay, Milne, O Neil (gk)

A very disappointing afternoon for Vics in a game that the visitors deserved their victory. Vics are struggling to get consistency to their performances since the  weather enforced a 5 week break. They will have to pick themselves up for next weeks game, Saturday 14th March when they travel to meet Forfar Albion. Kick off 2.30pm

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28/02/15

League

Kirkcaldy YM 2 Brechin Vics 3

Vics made the long journey to Fife on Saturday in the hope to get back on winning ways. Vics got off to the worst possible start when on 10 mins Gauld was red carded for preventing a goal scoring opportunity. This was very harsh on the player as there appeared to be no contact on the opposing player. Kirkcaldy had their tails up and Robbie had to produce a good diving save on 15 mins. Robbie again was called into action on 20 mins saving well a header from 12 yards. The 10 men of Vics were by no means out of the game and were looking dangerous although there final ball was lacking. Kirkcaldy went ahead on 25 mins when a head flick played Robertson in on goal and he coolly slotted the ball past the advancing Robbie. Vics came more into the game after this and Lewis was causing the Kirkcaldy defence problems and it was from one of his runs that created the equaliser on 35 mins when he was upended in the box and a penalty kick was awarded. Whitworth stepped up and sent the goalkeeper the wrong way from the spot kick.

Half time 1-1

The second half was very much bogged down in the middle of the park with flowing football very difficult on an uneven playing surface. Vics were looking dangerous on the counter with Whitworth causing the Kirkcaldy defence problems in the air. Renilson had a good run down the right but his centre failed to pick out its intended target. The 10 men of Vics were battling bravely and were rewarded on 75 mins when Lewis cut in from the left and fired a low shot into the corner of the net from 18 yards. Kirkcaldy came back at Vics and equalised on 82 mins when a cross created a scramble in the box before Kinninmonth slammed the ball into the net from 8 yards. Vics were not happy to settle for a draw however and scored what proved to be the winner on 86 mins when an S Eaton free kick found Whitworth who scored at the second attempt slotting the ball into the net from 6 yards.

Full time 2-3

Team - Robbie, S Eaton, Milne, Stephen, Gauld, Ross. Renilson, Steel, Whitworth, Strachan, Lewis. Subs - Gourlay, Cargill, King, McKay, O'Neil (gk)

Vics showed a real hunger and desire to secure the 3 points. After being down to 10 men for 80 mins of the match their battling qualities and team work was exceptional. Vics have a HOME league game on Saturday 7th March when East Craigie visit Victoria Park. Kick off is 2.30pm

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21/2/15

League

Brechin Vics 0 Newburgh 1

Vics were at home for the first time since 10th January when Fife outfit Newburgh were the visitors. Both sides started cautiously with much of the play concentrated in the midfield. Vics were first to come close when Lewis was played in on goal but the keeper made a good diving save. Vics were on the ascendancy and good passing movements created opportunities down both flanks but the final ball into the box was failing to find their intended targets. Newburgh were dangerous on the break and Robbie was called into action to save a header from 12 yards. Vics came agonisingly close on two occasion in 30 and 32 mins when first Whitworth's head flick found Lewis and his angled shot from 8 yards was again saved by the keeper. Two minutes later Whitworth had a free header from 8 yards which was just too high and went over the crossbar. Vics came close again towards the end of the half when a Milne cross went across the 6 yard box with no takers.

Half time 0-0

The second half was a much more even affair as both sides began to cancel one another out. Vics had a chance on 55 mins when again Lewis had an attempt with a shot which the keeper spilled but to his relief went behind for a corner. Strachan was next to have an attempt but his shot was wide of the target. Newburgh were as much on the attack but the Vics defence held firm and kept any attempts at long range. Vics again came close on 60 mins when a Whitworth header from 10 yards was saved by the keeper. Newburgh took the lead on 70 mins with what proved to be the winning goal. There striker was tripped in the box and a penalty kick was awarded. Harris stepped up and slammed the ball past Robbie. Vics pushed forward and on 78 mins Whitworth again came close when played in on goal but although he rounded the keeper Newburgh somehow managed to scramble the ball clear and the chance was lost. Vics pushed for the remainder of the game but were unable to break a stubborn Newburgh defence.

Final score 0-1

Team - Robbie, S Eaton, Milne, Stephen, Gauld, Steel, Renilson, Strachan, Whitwroth, King, Lewis. Subs- Ross, Wilson, Mitchell, Dunn, Main (gk)

Vics dominated the first half but the second was very much even with Newburgh grabbing the all important goal. Vics haven't yet reached the standards set before the enforced break but self belief, hard work and togetherness will soon see them get back too winning ways. Vics are on their travels on Saturday 28th February when they travel to meet Kirkcaldy. kick off 2.30pm

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14/02/15

League

Blairgowrie 3 Brechin Vics 1

Vics were back in action for the first time since 10th January. It was Blairgowrie who posed the first threat on 2 mins when a shot from Maloney from 16 yards went wide of the target. It was Maloney again who had a chance on 5 mins but Robbie made a great save to deny the attempt. From the resultant corner Maloney headed unchallenged into the net from 6 yards giving Robbie no chance. Things turned worse for Vics on 8 mins when a poor defensive clearance fell to the feet of Menzie who from 30 yards sent an unstoppable shot high into the corner of the net. Vics were struggling to make an impression on the match but Dunn did have an attempt on 17 mins with a shot from 20 yards which was just wide of the target. Blairgowrie scored no 3  on 26 mins when a cross to the back post from Auxworthy found the unmarked Kelly who had the easiest task of slotting into the net from 6 yards. Vics pulled a goal back on 30 mins when Steel played in Lewis who run in on goal before confidently slotting the ball past the keeper from 18 yards. Blairgowrie almost made it four with a couple of chances when Kelly should have done better when put in on goal and Robbie once again produced a good safe to deny a Duncan header.

Half time 3-1

Vics came out in determined fashion and immediately Steel had an effort from 25 yards saved by the keeper. Vics were seeing more of the ball and good work from King down the right wing produced an chance for Steel but he screwed his attempt wide of the goal. The game was getting bogged down in the middle of the park with play being interrupted by numerous fouls and frustrating offside decisions. Vics were huffing and puffing and Strachan had a shot from 25 yards sail over the cross bar. Vics thought they had pulled a goal back when Whitworth slotted into the back of the net but to everyone's amazement the referee disallowed the goal for an infringement. Vics continued to press but were unable to create any clear cut chances. With Vics pushing forward Blairgowrie did have a couple of good chances with Robbie saving with his feet and another chance seen the striker blast high over the bar from 12 yards.

Full time 3-1

Team - Robbie, Stephen, Wilson, Whitworth, Ross, Steel, McKay, King, Dunn, Renilson, Strachan. Subs-S Eaton, Lewis, Mitchell, Gauld, Main (gk)

Vics were slow out of the blocks and were second best for the first half. Although they improved in the second half their performance level was well short of the standards that they had been achieving before the enforced break. Vics have a HOME game on Saturday 21st February when Newburgh visit Victoria Park. Kick off is 2.15pm

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31/1/15

Postponed

Blairgowrie v Brechin Vics

This game was postponed for the third time on Saturday again because of a frozen pitch. As all League games in the area were postponed it is the same fixtures once more for Saturday 7th February. Kick off is 2.00pm

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24/1/15

Postponed

Blairgowrie v Brechin Vics

The weather was once again the winner with Saturdays game being postponed. The fixture has again been carried forward to next Saturday 31st January. The kick off at Blairgowrie is 1.45pm

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17/1/15

Postponed

Blairgowrie v Brechin Vics

The wintry weather hit the North League with a vengeance with all games being postponed. This has resulted in the fixtures being carried forward to next Saturday 24th January. The kick off at Blairgowrie is 1.45pm.

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10/01/15

League

Brechin Vics 2 Kirrie Thistle 1

Vics moved up to 3rd position in the league with another hard fought victory. Conditions were far from ideal with a heavy pitch and a strong gusty wind making flowing football difficult. Vics were first to threaten when on 8 mins McKay came close with a header from a KIng cross. Kirrie were gradually getting into the game and took the lead on 12 mins when Young was adjudged to have committed a foul 22 yards from goal. Morrice of Kirrie stepped up and sent great free kick past the helpless Robbie in the Vics goal. Vics were finding Kirrie stubborn opposition and were finding it hard to trouble their goal. King did have an attempt after 20 mins but his free kick from 25 yards was wide of the target. Mitchell was next to have an effort when he sent an angled shot from 18 yards just wide of the goal. The game then descended into a midfield battle with chances at a premium. Vics almost grabbed an equaliser on 44 mins when Dunn hit the post with a drive from 20 yards.

Half time 0-1

Vics started the second half in determind fashion taking the game to Kirrie. Renilson was first to threaten when on 56 mins his angled shot from 12 yards was saved by the keeper. A minute later Vics equalised when Strachan progressed down the right and slammed an angled drive from 15 yards past the diving keeper and into the net. Vics were buoyant at this point and came close to taking the lead on 60  mins when King laid the ball to McKay who's turn and shot from 12 yards was just wide of the target. Kirrie came back into the game and had a good spell of possession but failed to trouble the Vics rear guard. The game once again turned into a midfield battle with both sides playing neat enough football but neither was able to seriously trouble the respective goal keepers. Vics thought they had taken the lead when on 80 mins Mitchell headed the ball into the net from 8 yards but his effort was disallowed for offside. Vics eventually took the lead on 89 mins when a Whitworth header from 8 yards was only parried by the Kirrie keeper with Young reacting quickest to squeeze the ball into the net from 6 yards.

Full time 2-1

Team - Robbie, Strachan, Wilson, Whitworth, Young, King, Renilson, Steel, Dunn, McKay, Mitchell. Subs Ross, Stephen, Gauld, Watt, Main (gk)

Another excellent 3 points for Vics who showed great character to come from a goal down and keep going right to the final whistle. Next Saturday 17th January sees Vics travel to meet league leaders Blairgowrie. Kick off 1.45pm

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03/01/15

League

Luncarty 2 Brechin Vics 5

Vics started the New Year with a hard earned victory against their Perthshire opponents. Vics started brightly and Mitchell had a shot from 18 yards saved by the keeper. Both sides were finding the heavy conditions difficult to master with many of the moves breaking down before any chances were created. Luncarty came close on 18 mins when Robbie produced a good save from a header from 10 yards. A minute later Robbie again was brought into action saving a shot from 20 yards. Vics came back and again Mitchell had a shot from a Dunn cut back saved by the keeper. Vics came close on 25 mins when both Steel and Mitchell had shots blocked by last gasp Luncarty defending. Luncarty were dealt a blow when McKinlay was sent off for remarks made to the referee. Being down to 10 men seemed to galvanise Luncarty and they took the lead on 36 mins when a Kelly chip came back off the crossbar for Cook to tap home the rebound from 5 yards.

Half time 1-0

Vics were on level terms on 56 mins when a King corner was flicked on at the near post by Strachan to Whitworth who from 8 yards smashed the ball into the net. Vics had their tails up and started to play some neat football and took the lead on 60 mins when a King through ball found McKay who advanced forward before shooting high into the corner of the net from 22 yards giving the keeper no chance. Luncarty's discipline was letting them down and were reduced to 9 men on 75mins when Gray was sent off for two yellow cards. As often happens Luncarty rallied and long balls into the Vics box were causing problems for the Vics defence. Luncarty eventually equalised on 85 mins when Carle slotted past Robbie from 12 yards after another long ball into the box. This set back seemed to wake up Vics and on 88 mins a great move down the left involving Mitchell and Wilson resulted in the latter sending over a cross to Renilson who headed into the empty net from 6 yards. A minute later Vics made it four when Dunn and Young exchanged passes before playing in Mitchell who from 18 yards sent the ball high into the roof of the net. Vics weren't finished however and scored a fifth in stoppage time when Mitchell was brought down in the box and a penalty kick was awarded. In the aftermath a further 2 Luncarty players were red carded. After the delay Whitworth stepped up and slotted the ball into the net to complete the scoring.

Final Score 2-5

Team - Robbie, Strachan, Wilson, Whitworth, Young, King, Renilson, Steel, McKay, Dunn, Mitchell. Subs- S Eaton, Milne, Watt, Main (gk)

Although not at their best this was an excellent victory for Vics which moves them up to 4th in the table. Vics are at HOME on Saturday 10th January when Kirrie Thistle are the visitors. Kick off 1.45pm

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13/12/14

League

Brechin Vics v Blairgowrie

Vics home league fixture against Blairgowrie was postponed because of a frozen pitch. Vics have another HOME game on Saturday 20th December when Lochee Harp are the visitors to Victoria Park. Kick off is 1.30pm

Manager King has arranged a friendly against Premier league outfit Broughty Athletic on Saturday 27th December. The game is to be played at the DISC Sports Centre in Dundee. Kick off is 12.15pm

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06/12/14

League

Brechin Vics 2 Downfield 3

This fixture was rearranged to be played at Victoria Park after Downfield had a fire in their changing rooms. The match was preceded with a minute silence in respect of Tommy Gilmartin. Vics started well and were rewarded with a goal after 10 mins. Gourlay broke from defence down the right wing, played the ball to King before advancing and slotting King's cut back into the corner of the net from 12 yards. Vics probably just about deserved their lead at this point with both teams struggling to cope with the very heavy conditions. Much of the play was contained in the middle of the park with clear cut chances at a premium. Downfield were beginning to put pressure on Vics defence and equalised on 29 mins when Robbie produced a great instinctive save only for the ball to spin high into the air and was headed into the net by Clark form 2 yards. Vics came back at Downfield and on 42 mins Burton had a shot from 18 yards saved by the keeper. Robbie again was brought into action on 42 mins when he saved well from Lunan

Half time 1-1

Downfield almost took the lead a minute after the restart but Lunan's effort was wide of the target. Vics came back well and both Renilson and Young had efforts from 18 yards and 25 yards respectively both saved by the keeper. Downfield took the lead on 62 mins when Lunan advanced down the left before cutting in and slotting a 16 yard shot passed the diving Robbie. Vics were fighting hard to get back into the game but their final ball was lacking. Downfield went further ahead on 77 mins after a bit of a scramble in the box which Vics failed to clear and the ball was prodded over the goal line from 3 yards. Vics retaliated and King had an effort cleared off the line before Ross was too high with an effort from 10 yards. Vics kept plugging away and were rewarded with a penalty kick on 85 mins when Steel was felled in the box. Whitworth stepped up an sent the keeper the wrong way from the resultant kick. Vics had another couple of changes in the final 2 mins when Whitworth had an effort from 8 yards deflected over the crossbar before King had a 30 yards effort well saved by the keeper.

Full time 2-3

Team - Robbie, Gourlay Wilson, Whitworth, Ross, Young, Strachan, Steel, Dunn, King, Burton. Subs-    S Eaton, Renilson, Mitchell, Gauld, Main (gk)

Vics ran promotion favourites Downfield close but just failed to get a share of the points. Vics are at HOME on Saturday 13th December when Blairgowrie are the visitors to Victoria Park. Kick off is 1.45pm

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29/11/14

League

Brechin Vics v Arbroath Vics

Another week of very wet weather again caused the postponement of Vics game. Vics are scheduled for an away game on Saturday 6th December when they travel to meet second placed and promotion favourites Downfield. Kick off is 1.45pm

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22/11/14

League

Brechin Vics v Blairgowrie

Vics match was postponed on Saturday because of a waterlogged pitch

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15/11/14

League

 Brechin Vics 3 Thornton Hibs 2

 Vics moved into 3rd place with this hard fought victory over Thornton Hibs. Vics took an early lead on 4 mins when a great Strachan cross was met by King who from 8 yards sent a side foot volley past the stranded Hibs keeper. Vics were having the better of the half and came close again on 22 mins when King set up Fertacz but his effort was cleared off the line to safety. Vics should have extended their lead a minute later when a good break from McKay down the right presented Mitchell with a chance but he sent his effort side of the target from 6 yards.

Half time 1-0

Vics came storming out in the second have and increased their lead on 52 mins when Fertacz sent a great shot from 22 yards past the helpless Hibs keeper and into the corner of the net. Fertacz had a chance a couple of mins later when Mitchell set him up but his effort from 10 yards hit the side netting. Hibs had a chance on 57 mins but Robbie was on hand to safe a header from 6 yards. Vics came back up field and Fertacz again had an attempt this time his over head kick from 8 yards was saved by the keeper. The match wasn't over however and Robbie had to produce a good save from a Hibs free kick. Vics looked to have put the game beyond Hibs on 70 mins when Young drove along the 18 yards line past two players before smashing a low drive into the corner of the net. 3 mins later Hibs pulled a goal back when Thomson cut in from the left and sent an angled drive past the diving Robbie from 16 yards. The scoring wasn't over when on 86 mins Hibs scored a further goal when Gay sent and unstoppable shot past Robbie from 20 yards. This ensured a hectic finish to the match but Vics held out for a deserved victory.

Full time 3-2

Teams 

Brechin Vics - Robbie, S Eaton, Burton, Whitworth, Gourlay, Young, McKay, Strachan, Fertacz, King, Mitchell. Subs- Wilson, Ross, Main

Thornton Hibs - Rowbottom, Gordon, Drummond, Shields, Shanks, McGowan, McNab, Hepburn, Ireland, Gay, Thomson. Subs - Clark, Wilson, Forbes, Young

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08/11/14

East of Scotland Cup 2nd round

Dundonald Bluebell 3 Brechin Vics 2

Vics travelled to Fife to meet Premier League opponents Dundonald. The game only got the go ahead after a morning inspection and although playable was very heavy. Vics had an early attempt when Dunn fired a shot from 25 yards which was just too high. Dundonald came into the game and Robbie produced a good save from a 20 yards shot. Dundonald came even closer on 20 mins but Wilson was on hand to clear a header off the line with Robbie beaten. Three minutes later Carr was too high from 10 yards. Vics gradually got back into the game and were awarded a penalty when Renilson was upended in the box. Dunn stepped up but his spot kick was saved by Lennox in the Dundonald goal. The best chance of the half came on 40 mins when Gilfillan missed from 6 yards with the goal gaping.

Half time 0-0

Dundonald took the lead on 48 mins when Duffy smashed a shot from 25 yards high into the corner of the net. Vics were having to defend at this stage and Robbie saved at his near post. Vics continued to play their passing style and this created a chance for Strachan but his shot was deflected for a corner. Vics deservedly equalised on 57 mins when King was sent down the left before picking out Steel with a cut back and from 18 yards he slotted the ball into the corner of the net. Dundonald retaliated and and hit the bar with a 25 yards shot. The game considering the conditions was flowing from end to end but it took until the 88 min for the next goal when Lally smashed a shot from 20 yards past the diving Robbie. Vics again came back at their opponents and on 90 mins scored the best goal of the game when Strachan hit an unstoppable shot into the corner of the net from 25 yards. Incredibly their was another goal when on 93 mins and unfortunately for Vics it was Dundonald who scored what proved to be the winner when Morrison scored with an angled drive from 16 yards.

Full time 3-2

Team - Robbie, Gourlay, Wilson, Whitworth, Young, Steel, Renilson, Strachan, Fertacz, Dunn, Burton. Subs - King, S Eaton, McKay, Gauld, Mitchell

Vics produced a good performance and just as the game looked to be heading towards penalties were hit by an injury time winner for Dundonald . Vics are at Home on Saturday 15th November on League business when Thornton Hibs are their opponents. Kick off is 1.45pm.

Vics held a very successful Sportsman Dinner on Saturday night and would like to express their gratitude to everyone who supported the event. Special thanks go to Kevin Mackie, Mackie Motors, Jack Souttar and Brechin City who all donated auction items. Thanks also goes to Northern Hotel and staff for a fantastic meal.

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01/11/14

League

Kirrie Thistle 1 Brechin Vics 0

Vics travelled to Kirrie and were welcomed by a very heavy and uneven surface. Vics were immediately on the attack and Steel just failed to pick out Fenby with a through ball. Kirrie showed their menace and Millar hit the crossbar with a shot from 18 yards. Both sides were finding the conditions difficult and it wasn't until 18 mins before the next chance was created when Fertacz had a turn and shot cleared for a corner kick. Vics came even closer on 26 mins when Fenby flicked on a King corner which was met at the back post by the sliding Strachan but his effort from 6 yards was wide of the target. Vics had a couple of attempts on 40 and 41 mins when firstly S Eaton's free kick was wide of the target and then King had a shot from 20 yards saved with Young knocking the rebound again wide of the target.

half time 0-0

Kirrie had the first attempt of the second half on 48 mins when Robbie produced a good diving save from an 18 yard shot. Vics came back and Fertacz was next to have an attempt but his shot from 18 yards was wide of the goal. Kirrie took the lead on 61 mins when Robbie parried a shot at the near post with McBride reacting to prod the ball into the net from 6 yards. Vics almost equalised immediately when Gourlay's cross come shot eluded the Kirrie keeper and scraped the far post before going behind for a goal kick. Vics were struggling to get any flow into the their game but still had further chances when Fertacz had a shot from 8 yards saved before King had an effort from 20 yards just wide of the target. With 15 mins remaining Fertacz should have done better with a header from 8 yards but the attempt was wide of the goal. Kirrie were still dangerous and Robbie was forced into a good save from a 25 yard shot from Massie. With time running out Vics had one final attempt when a King free kick from 20 yards produced a diving save from the keeper before Whitworth crashed the follow up wide of the target.

Full time 1-0

Team- Robbie, S Eaton, Wilson, Whitworth, Gourlay, Steel, Strachan, Young, Fertacz, Fenby, King. Subs - Gauld, Mitchell, Dunn, Ross, Trialist

Vics never got going and produced a below par performance. Although they produced many chances the disappointing factor was how they failed to work the opposing keeper. Vics have no time to feel sorry for themselves as the travel to meet Premier League side Dundonald Bluebell on Saturday 8th November in the East of Scotland Cup. kick off 2.00pm. In the evening Vics will be holding their Sportsman Dinner. Tickets are still available at a cost of £30. Contact eaton32@btinternet.com

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25/10/14

Scottish Cup

Johnstone Burgh 5 Brechin Vics 2

Vics travelled to Renfrewshire with a very depleted squad having only 12 fit players which included 2 keepers. The first 20 mins was played at a very fast pace with play swinging from end to end. Johnstone twice hit the bar in this period and Vics came close on a couple of occasions with Strachan and McKay having shots on target. Johnstone took the lead on 23 mins with a well hit shot from 18 yards. Their lead was doubled 5 mins later with a similar goal when their striker made his way across the 18 yards box before scoring from 20 yards. Vics were not out of it however and had a chance to pull a goal back when they were awarded a penalty after King had been upended. King himself took the resultant kick but saw his effort come crashing off the crossbar before being cleared to safety.

Half time 2-0

Vics came out in determind fashion at the start of the second half and took the game to Johnstone. Vics were rewarded when on 55 mins, King scored with a header from 6 yards after McKay had headed a cross back across the 6 yard box. Vics were very much the team on the ascendancy with King, Fenby and McKay causing all sorts of problems for the Johnstone defence. McKay had a rasping shot from 16 yards turned over by the keeper before King weaved his way into the box but his shot was easily saved. Disaster struck Vics mid way through the half when Johnstone  scored with a free kick from 22 yards. This didn't deter Vics and 5 mins later they were awarded another penalty after Fenby was upended. Strachan stepped up but his kick for 12 yards was saved by the diving keeper. The last 10 mins saw manager King push players forwarded in an attempt to rescue the game but were caught on the counter twice in the last 5 mins before Whitworth popped up in stoppage time to score with a shot from 6 yards to complete the scoring.

Full time 5-2

Team - Robbie, S Eaton, Wilson, Whitworth, Gourlay, Steel, McKay, Strachan, Fenby, King, Mitchell. Subs- Main, Ross, C Eaton

Although down to the bare bones Vics were below par especially in the first half. Vics showed spirit in the second half and with a bit of luck may have levelled the match before Johnstone scored their third to effectively kill the game. Vics are looking forward to getting back into league action on Saturday 1st November when they travel to meet Kirrie Thistle. Please note that kick off is 2.00pm

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18/10/14

League

Brechin Vics 6 Kirkcaldy YM 1

Vics moved up to 3rd in the league with a comprehensive victory over their Fife opponents. Vics took the lead on 4 mins after good play down the right played Fertacz in on goal and he made no mistake smashing the ball into the roof of the net from 8 yards. Vics were in control and it was no surprise when they extended their lead on 12 mins. Good play down the left from Fertacz presented McKay with a chance and he duly slammed the ball into the net from 6 yards giving the keeper no chance. McKay was presented with another chance 5 mins later but his header was to high. Kirkcaldy were trying to get into the game and although they had some decent lead up play they were unable to trouble Robbie in the Vics goal. Vics came close again on 20 mins when Steel sent a 25 yard drive just wide of the post. It was mostly Vics who were creating the chances and Fertacz should have done better but his attempt from 8 yards was saved by the keeper. Vics came even closer to a third when Whitworth had a header from 6 yards just miss the target.

Half time 2-0

Kirkcaldy looked more lively in the second half and and on 55 mins had effort from 8 yards which was just wide of the target. They came close again 5 mins later when a corner kick went across the 6 yards box and to Vics relief there were no takers. Vics increased their lead on 62 mins when McKay flicked on a Wilson free kick to Fertacz and this time he confidently slotted the ball past the keeper from 12 yards. Vics were again in control and a driving run from King set up Fertacz for his hat trick but this time his shot was saved by the keeper. Vics fourth came on 75 mins when player manager King scored with his trade mark free kick bending the ball round the wall from 20 yards into the corner of the net. Two mins later Young had an effort but his free kick was easily saved by the keeper. The Kirkcaldy keeper had another good save again from Fertacz who was played in on goal by King. Vics fifth came on 84 mins when a King corner was met by Young who scored with an unstoppable header from 6 yards. Kirkcaldy to their credit kept going and were rewarded a minute later when a ball to the back post was met by their striker who slotted past Robbie from 8 yards. Not to be out down Vics immediately went up the field and a great Fertacz  curling shot from 20 yards went high into the net giving the keeper no chance and completing his first hat trick.

Full time 6-1

Team - Robbie, Gourlay, Wilson, Whitworth, Young, Steel, Renilson, Strachan, Fertacz, McKay, Mitchell. Subs- S Eaton, King, Trialist, Ross, Main (gk)

Another good victory by Vics scoring six really good goals in the process. Vics are away to Johnston Burgh in the Scottish Junior Cup 1st round on Saturday 25th October.                                                            

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11/10/14

League

Lochee Harp 1 Brechin Vics 2

Vics were looking to get back to winning ways after last weeks set back and immediately took the game to Harp with McKay advancing down the right only for his cut back to be out of the reach of Fertacz. Harp showed their intent on 4 mins but the shot from 20 yards was high and wide. Harp came closer on 6 mins when a Scrimgeour free kick was saved by Robbie. Vics almost took the lead on 10 mins when a Young effort from a Renilson corner was cleared off the Harp line. The game was flowing from end to end and Robbie was again called into action but made a routine save from an 18 yard shot. Fertacz had an attempt on 15 mins but shot wide after drifting past two Harp defenders. Vics next chance came on 22 mins when Strachan had a header on target but his effort was easily saved. Scrimgeour of Harp once again had a free kick 25 yards out and only a great Robbie saved prevented the opening goal. The opening goal was not long in coming it was Vics who took the lead on the half hour mark when a Wilson cross was met at the back post by McKay who headed powerfully into the net from 4 yards.

Half time 0-1

Vics had an attempt on 46 mins when McKay played in Fertacz but again his effort was wide of the target. Vics extended their lead on 52 mins when Young thundered a 25 yard shot high into the corner of the net giving the keeper no chance. Vics were in control of the game at this point and a great passing move involving King, McKay and Fertacz resulted in the latter bringing out a good save from the Harp keeper with a header from 8 yards. The game settled down for the last 20 mins with chances at a premium. Harp did come close on 75 mins when again Scrimgeour came close with a shot but this time his effort from 20 yards was high over the bar. Harp pulled a goal back on 90 mins when Blair scored with a header from 12 yards after a cross from the right.

Full time 1-2

Team - Robbie, Gourlay, Wilson, Whitworth, Ross, Steel, Renilson, Young, Fertacz, McKay, Mitchell. Subs- S Eaton, King, Strachan, Trialist, Main (gk)

Manager King was delighted to get back to winning ways and although disappointed to a lose last minute goal was pleased with the overall performance. Vics are at home on Saturday 18th October when Kirkcaldy are the visitors to Victoria Park where Vics will be looking to continue their good start to the season. Kick off is 2.30pm

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04/10/14

League

Brechin Vics 1 Scone Thistle 3

Vics started brightly forcing an early corner which came to nothing. Vics first attempt on target came on 4 mins when Dunn set up Young but his shot was saved. Two mins later King worked a chance for Dunn but his efforts from 20 yards was too high. It was all Vics and King was next to try his luck but shot wide from 16 yards. Scone did have half a chance on 11 mins but Robbie easily saved Ayton's flick from 6 yards. Vics continued to attack and Young failed to get a proper connection and his effort from 6 yards was saved. Next to try his luck was S Eaton but he screwed his volley from 16 yards wide of the target. Against the run of play Scone took the lead on 22 mins when Boucher-Myers was allowed to head unchallenged a free kick from the right, high over Robbie. The pattern of play continued with Vics on the ascendancy and King was presented with a chance from a long Robbie kick out but the keeper made a finger tip save from his volley from 8 yards. Steel was next to try his luck with a shot and turn from 16 yards but failed to trouble the keeper. Another bright move by Vics came on 42 mins when S Eaton's cross into the box found Mitchell but his shot was just too high. There was still time for one more chance but Young's lob went over the cross bar.

Half time 0-1

Vics started the half in attack and King produced a save form the Scone keeper. Next to try his luck was Young with a driving run with his shot from 18 yards producing another save by the Scone keeper. Scone showed a bit more intent in this half and Robbie produced a good save from a shot from 20 yards. Vics deservedly eqaulised on 65 mins when a Whitworth free kick was headed on by Ross to the alert King who slotted the ball past the advancing keeper from 8 yards. The game was more balanced in the second half with both sides looking to attack. Vics almost took the lead on 73 mins when McKay found space in the box but his shot was brilliantly saved by the Scone keeper. From the resultant corner Whitworth had a header again saved by the keeper. Vics were hit with a sucker punch when Simms scored from 12 yards from cross from the left. Vics were pushing for the equaliser for the remainder of the match but were unable to create a clear cut chance. Scone again hit Vics on the break in injury time when Mitchell scored in a goalmouth scramble.

Full time 1-3

Team - Robbie, Gourlay, Wilson, Whitworth, Ross, Steel, S Eaton, Young, Dunn, King, Mitchell, Subs- Fertacz, Renilson, McKay, Trialist, Trialist (GK)

Vics were made to pay for the number of missed chances especially in the first half. Manager King will have them working hard in training this week as they prepare for an away League fixture on Saturday 11th October against Lochee Harp. Kick off 2.30pm

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27/09/14

GA Engineering Cup

Brechin Vics 0 Forfar West End 3

Vics were up against Premier League opponents in this cup tie. It took West End only 2 mins to take the lead. Vics lost the ball 20 yards from goal and when Reynolds played in Fullarton he rounded Robbie before placing the ball into the empty net. After a nervy start Vics settled and began to put West End under pressure. On 11 mins Fertacz had a chance but his lob from 22 yards was just too high. Vics continued to have their share of the game and King had a great chance on 24 mins but screwed his shot from 12 yards wide of the target. Another good run from Fertacz saw him bring out a save from the keeper. Another chance for Vics came on 30 mins when a great King free kick was missed by everyone as the ball flashed across the 6 yards box. Vics final effort of the half came a minute later but Young's lob was saved by the keeper.

Half time 0-1

West End came out all guns blazing in the second half and Robbie produced a good safe from a one on one with Reynolds. West End had the ball in the net on 10 mins but Reynolds was pulled up for offside. Robbie again was brought into action on 60 mins making a good save from a Fullarton shot. Vics almost got on level terms a minute later when a shot from Steel produced a great diving save by the West End keeper. West End extended their lead on 66 mins when Hart slotted the ball into the net from 12 yards after Robbie had saved Ramsay's initial shot. Goal number 3 came on 75 mins when Fullarton again was played in and he beat Robbie with an angled drive. Vics didn't give up and King had an effort saved after a good move down the left.

Full time 0-3

Team - Robbie, S Eaton, Wilson, Whitworth, Ross, Steel, McKay, Young, Fertacz, King, Strachan, Subs-Renilson, Mitchell, Dunn, Gourlay, Main (gk)

After a fairly even first half West End ran out worthy winners after they dominated the second period. Vics are back in league action on Saturday 4th October with a HOME game against Scone Thistle. Kick off 2.30pm

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20/09/14

League

Newburgh 1 Brechin Vics 2

Vics were back In action after being idle last week and travelled to Fife to meet second placed Newburgh. Vics started on the ascendency and Strachan produced a save form the keeper in the second minute. Another good move from Vics seen McKay progress down the wing and his cross just failed to find the diving Strachan at the back post. Vics came very close on 10 mins when Dunn played King in on goal but his lob from 25 yards hit the cross bar and went behind for a goal kick. Newburgh came back and almost scored on 14 mins when a Ferguson shot from 20 yards hit the cross bar and bounced on the line before keeper Robbie grabbed the loose ball. The game was now turning into a midfield battle with some meaty challenges being put in. Vis best chance of the half came on 30 mins when Dunn laid the ball of to King who's shot from 18 yards flew wide of the target.

Half time 0-0

Newburgh started brightly and Harris should have done better but screwed his shot high over the bar. Vics worked a chance on 52 mins when King sent McKay down the right and when he played it into Dunn the keeper made a diving save at his feet. Vics took the lead on 57 mins when McKay intercepted a pass before squaring to Dunn who from 16 yards slotted the ball past the advancing keeper. Newburgh were still dangerous and Gow should have done better from a corner but from 6 yards headed the ball over the bar. The game was flowing from end to end and Young was next to try his luck on 75 mins but his shot from 30 yards was high over the bar. Fertacz had a chance a minute later when sent in on goal but the keeper made a good save. Vics were looking the more likely to score and Young again came close this time heading a corner wide from 16 yards. Vics second goal eventually came on 80 mins when a strong run from Strachan create a chance for Fertacz who beat a couple of players before slotting the ball into the net from 12 yards. Another attempt from Fertacz resulted in the keeper saving his header from a McKay cross. Newburgh ensured a nervy finish for Vics when on 87 mins Gray sent a shot, which took a wicked bounce, past Robbie from 18 yards.

Full Time 1-2

Team - Robbie, Gourlay, Wilson, Whitworth, Ross, Strachan, McKay, Steel, Dunn, King, Young. Subs- Fertacz, S Eaton, Renilson, Gauld, Main(gk)

This was another good away victory for Vics. In a hard fought game they always looked the more likely team and deserved the three points. Vics are at HOME on Saturday 27th September when they meet Forfar West End in the GA Engineering Cup. Kick off is 2.30pm

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06/09/14

D J Laing East of Scotland Cup

Lochee United 1 Brechin Vics 2

Vics were up against Super League opponents Lochee United in this 1st round match and produced a magnificent performance to progress to the next round. Young was first to threaten when he sent a shot from 25 yards just wide of the target. Lochee had a great chance on 5 mins when Sturrock failed to connect properly and Robbie smothered his effort. A mistake in the Vics defence allowed Lochee another chance but this time it sailed over Robbie's cross bar. The game settled down and was very even and it wasn't until 18 mins until the next chance was created. This time it was Mckay who had a chance but his angled shot hit the post and went behind for a goal kick. A long Robbie clearance on 24 mins gave Young a chance but Gray in the Lochee goal got a foot to the shot before it was cleared. Young again came close this time from a speculative 30 yard shot. Lochee showed how dangerous they could be when Robbie was required to make a good save from Kirk. Vics took a deserved lead on 35 mins when a McKay header came back off the cross bar and Young reacted quickest to prod the ball past the keeper from 6 yards. Vics almost extended their lead when McKay saw his goal bound shot blocked  before Steel smashed the follow up over the bar.

Half time 0-1

Lochee came quickly out of the traps in the second half and Robbie saved with his feet from Martin. Vics settled again with the next 20 mins being played in the middle of the park and chances were at a premium. Lochee thought they had equalised on 65 mins but Robbie produced a great double save to thwart Martin. Lochee did equalise on 67 mins when Kirk slotted into the net after Robbie made another good save from an angled drive. The set back didn't affect Vics and McKay should have done better on 70 mins when he was set up by Young. The game was flowing from end to end and a goalmouth scramble almost gave Lochee the lead but the Vics defence stood up manfully to clear the danger. Vics introduced Fertacz for Dunn on 75 mins and almost immediately he was in action when his shot from 20 yards produced a great save from Gray in the Lochee goal. King took the resultant corner kick and Strachan met his kick at the near post to head high into the corner of the net giving the keeper no chance. Lochee had the ball in the net on 85 mins but rightly the referee ruled out the goal due to a foul on the keeper. It was Vics who finished the stronger and thought they had scored a third when King teed up Fertacz who scored from 8 yards only for the goal to be ruled out for offside.

Full time 1-2

Team - Robbie, Gourlay, Wilson, Whitworth, Ross, Steel, McKay, Strachan, Dunn, King, Young                  

Subs - S Eaton, Fertacz, Renilson, Mitchell, Main (gk)

A excellent performance from Vics with every player playing their part. Manager King got his tactics spot on and they fully deserved their victory against a team who play in 2 divisions higher. Vics have a free week on Saturday 13th September. Their next fixture is an away league game against Newburgh on Saturday 20th September. Kick off 2.30pm

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30/08/14

League

Lochore Welfare 2 Brechin Vics 3

Vics were first to threaten when Dunn saw his 25 yard free kick come crashing off the Lochore crossbar with the keeper beaten before being cleared to safety. The game was cagey in the opening stages and it was the home side who got their noses in front on 8 minutes. Lochore were awarded a free kick some 22 yards from goal and Penman stepped up to send his shot into the corner of the net. Vics responed and began to put their opposition under pressure and eventually they drew level on 15 mins when Steel sent Mckay through in on goal and he slotted the ball passed the advancing keeper to bring the scores level. The game settled down into a midfield battle for the next 20 mins but it was Vics who started to dominate and for the remaining 10 mins of the half could have went in on top with both Whitworth and Young having efforts saved by the keeper.

Half time 1-1

Vics came out for the second half and took the game to their opponents. Vics went in front for the first time on 57 mins when Dunn intercepted a pass from the Lochore keeper before advancing and slotting the ball into the empty net. Vics had their tails up and created two good chances in the next 10 mins. Firstly King came close with a rasping shot from 25 yards before Mitchell was played in but screwed his shot from 18 yards just wide of the target. Vics had to be on guard however and Robbie produced a good save on 73 mins. The game was beginning to swing from end to end and a great King run presented McKay with a chance but his effort was high over the bar. Whitworth had a header saved by the keeper with McKay sending the rebound over the bar. Robbie kept Vics in front on 82 mins producing a great diving save from a header. Lochore equalised on 85 mins when Gibson prodded home after a scramble in the box from a corner kick. Vics weren't to be denied however and got a deserved winner on 89 mins when Dunn scored from 8 yards at the back post after a King free kick.

Full time 2-3

Team - Robbie, Gourlay, Wilson, Whitworth, Ross, Steel, Mckay , King, Dunn, Mitchell, Young. Subs, Renilson, S Eaton, Strachan, Harrison, Main (gk)

Vics got back to winning ways with a hard fought but deserved victory. Vics have a break from League duty when they travel to meet Super League side Lochee United on Saturday 6th September. kick off 2.30pm. Vics have a Testimonial game against Brechin City at Glebe Park on Tuesday 9th September, kick off 7.45pm

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23/08/14

League

Brechin Vics 2 Kennoway 3

Steel had the first attempt for Vics but shot wide from a King corner. Kennoway took the lead on 4 mins when a corner found its way to the back post and Gray volleyed an unstoppable shot high into the net from 12 yards. Vics came back into the game and on 15 mins a great move involving McKay and Strachan presented King with a chance but his shot hit the side netting. Kennoway were looking dangerous and should have extended their lead on 17 mins but Gray shot high and wide with the goal at his mercy. McKay came close on 20 mins but just failed to connect with a King cross. Vics began to push and had a penalty claim on 32 mins when the keeper appeared to bring Young down but the referee waved away Vics appeal. Vics were awarded a penalty on 35 mins when Strachan was tripped in the box. King's resultant kick was saved by the keepers legs and cleared to safety. Vics eventually equalised on 38 mins when a Dunn corner was met at the near post by Whitworth who headed past the keeper from 6 yards.

Half time 1-1

Kennoway regained the lead on 47 mins when Byers shot from 20 yards when in off the post giving keeper Robbie no chance. The game was flowing from end to end and Dunn had a speculative effort from 25 yards which went over the bar. Vics found the equaliser midway through the half when McKay turned and shot from 16 yards into the corner of the net. Both teams were pressing for the next goal and Robbie had to be alert with a good save. Kennoway took the lead again on 73 mins when sub Thomson stole in at the back post to knock the ball into the net from 2 yards from a Gray header. Vics pushed everything forward for the final 10 mins of the match but could not create the one chance that would have gained hem a share of the points.

Final Score 2-3

Team - Robbie, Gourlay, Wilson, Whitworth, Ross, Steel, McKay, Strachan, Dunn, King, Young. Subs, S Eaton, Renilson, Mitchell, Ferguson, Main (gk)

Vics manager was disappointed with the manner of the defeat and will be looking for an improvement next Saturday 30th August when they travel to Fife to meet Lochore Welfare. Kick off 2.30pm

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16/08/14

League

East Craigie 3 Brechin Vics 2

Vics suffered a set back when recent signing Charlie Fertacz failed a fitness test. East Craigie were first to threaten when  Robbie saved well from a shot by McNally. East Craigie took the lead on 8 mins when Young was adjudged to have fouled the striker and a penalty kick awarded. Wilson stepped up and scored from the resultant kick. Vics were struggling to get their passing game together but came close to an equaliser when Dunn smashed a great shot from 25 yards off the crossbar. East Craigie extended their lead on 18 mins when Wilson converted at the front post from 6 yards. Young had an attempt on 24 mins but the keeper saved his free kick easily. The gusty wind was playing havoc as the teams tried to control the game and it was East Craigie who scored again when Wilson completed his hat trick from the spot after McKay had handled a cross into the box.

Half time 3-0

Vics came out after the break and dominated the second half. First to threaten was King when his run and shot hit the side netting. Vics pulled a goal back on 55 mins when Dunn headed past the keeper from 10 yards. Vics were pushing for a further goal but were finding it difficult to create a clear cut chance. Eventually that chance came in 77 mins when Whitworth was upended in the box and player manager King stepped up scored from the resultant penalty. Vics pushed everything forward n the remaining 13 mins but the nearest they came was on 83 mins when McKay headed narrowly past the post from a corner kick.

Full time 3-2

Team - Robbie, S Eaton, Gourlay, Young, Ross, Steel, McKay, Strachan, Ferguson, Dunn, King. Subs- Renilson, Mitchell, Whitworth, Fertacz, Main (gk)

A disappointing performance by Vics who never got their passing game going. Although they had a spirited second half the overall performance was below previous games and an improvement will be necessary for Saturday 23rd August Home fixture against Kennoway Star Heart.s Kick off 2.30pm

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09/08/14

League

Brechin Vics 7 Forfar Albion 2

Vics attacked from the start and Fertacz had a shot saved in the first minute. Dunn came close on 3 min but his header was just wide. Vics took the lead on 5 mins when Young headed a King corner into the back of the net from 6 yards. Two minutes later Strachan came close when through on goal but the keeper saved with his feet. Vics extended their lead on 8 minutes when Young scored with an identical goal this time from a Dunn corner. It was al Vics and again Fertacz was denied by a good save by the Albion keeper. Vics scored number 3 on 27 mins and again it was Young who headed a King corner into the net past the helpless keeper. Vics were dominant and number 4 came on 35 minutes when a King run down the left created a chance for Fertacz who this time was able to find the back of the net. Five minutes before half time Dunn almost made it five but he was just wide with his attempt.

Half time 4-0

2 minutes into the second half and Vics made it 5. Strachan drove through the heart of the Albion defence before being brought down for a penalty. Strachan duly despatched the spot kick sending the keeper the wrong way. It was 6-0 on 50 mins when a lofted ball by Wilson found King who made no mistake in placing the ball past the keeper from 12 yards. McKay was next to try his luck on 60 mins when he sent a great shot from 18 yards crashing off the crossbar. A moment of slack play allowed Albion a chance and Black duly scored past the helpless Robbie. Another great move produced Vics seventh goal on 75 min when Dunn squared to Fertacz who slammed the ball into the corner of the net from 10 yards. The scoring wasn't over however as Albion's Milne scored with an excellent free kick from 20 yards with 5 mins remaining.

Full time 7-2

Team- Robbie, Gourlay, Wilson, Whitworth, Ross, Strachan, McKay, King, Fertacz, Dunn, Young,  Subs-S Eaton, Renilson, Ferguson, Mitchell, Main (gk)

Vics have had an excellent start to the new season scoring 13 goals in the two games so far. Manager King is under no illusions however and knows that harder games are just around the corner starting on Saturday 16th August when Vics travel to meet Dundee East Craigie. Kick off 2.30pm

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06/08/14

League

Arbroath Vics 3 Brechin Vics 6

After an encouraging pre season Brechin travelled to Arbroath to meet their namesakes in the first league game of the season. It was Arbroath who drew first blood on 10 mins when Fotheringham at the back post headed Arbraoth into the lead from 6 yards. Brechin fought back and McKay had a shot from 10 yards saved by the keeper.  Brechin equalised on 17 mins when Young sent in a delightful cross and found McKay who scored with a header from 6 yards. Brechin were having the better of the game and McKay again tested the keeper after being set up by Fertacz. New signing Fertacz was again in action just before the interval but his shot from 20 yards was just wide of the target.

Half time 1-1

Brechin came out all guns blazing and hit Arboath with a 5 goal burst in a 25 min period of outstanding attacking football. Dunn was the first to score on 50 mins when his shot from 18 yards took a deflection and ended up in the back of the net. Three minutes later it was 3 when King steered the ball into the net from 16 yards after being set up by Dunn. Another good passing move presented Young with a chance but his shot was saved by the keeper. Goal number 4 came on 65 min when Fertacz picked up the ball and glided past three players before slotting the ball past the keeper. A minute later it was 5 when Fertacz again drove forward before playing in McKay who fired an angled drive past the keeper from 18 yards. Dunn completed Brechin's scoring on 75 mins when he reacted to a lose ball and slotted into the net from 8 yards. Arbraoth came back into the game in the last 15 mins with 2 goals in the space of a minute but Brechin easily seen the game out for a well deserved victory.

Full time 3-6

Team, Robbie, Gourlay, Wilson, Whitworth, Ross, Strachan, McKay, King, Fertacz, Dunn, Young. Subs,S Eaton, Renilson, Gauld, Ferguson, Main (gk)

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05/07/14

Friendlies

Saturday 19th July, away versus Glentaner Juniors, kick off 2.00pm

Tuesday 22nd July, Home versus Menzieshill AFC, kick off 7.15pm

Saturday 26th July, Home versus Forfar Athletic U20's, kick off 1.00pm

Friday 1st August, Home versus Montrose Roselea, kick off 7.15pm

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05/07/14

Fixtures

Vics start their League campaign with an away game on Wednesday 6th August against Arbroath Vics. Kick off is 7.00pm.

This is followed on Saturday 9th August with a Home match against Forfar Albion. This match will have a 2.30pm kick off

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05/07/14

New Signing

Manager King is delighted to announce the signing of Charlie Fertacz from Premier League side Kinnoull. Charlie is a young striker who has had previous junior experience with Scone Thistle prior to his move to Kinnoull back in March. Fertacz is no stranger to Brechin having played with Brechin City Under 19's a couple of seasons ago.

Further signing to be announced

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07/05/14

League

Downfield 3 Brechin Vics 1

Vics finished their season with an away defeat. Although Vics were the better team in the first half they went in on level terms thanks to an Andy Ferguson equalising goal. Downfield edged the second half scoring two further goals to give a score line which slightly flattered them.

Manager King was happy with the progress made by the squad and looks forward to the new season with anticipation and confidence

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03/05/14

League

Coupar Angus 0 Brechin Vics 7

Vics were back in action on Saturday when they travelled to Perthshire to meet Coupar Angus. Vics dominated proceedings from start to finish but were finding the bumpy surface difficult to master. It took Vics 32 mins to open the scoring when a Henderson free kick from the left found Mustard who headed his first goal for the club high into the roof of the net from 6 yards. This seemed to settle Vics and they came close on 38 mins but Steel's shot was saved by the keeper. Vics extended their lead on 40 mins when Henderson played in Dunn who's cross into the box found Steel who tapped in at the far post.

Half time 0-2

Vics went 3 nil up on 57 mins when the hard working Ferguson blocked a clearance from the Coupar defence and the ball fell kindly for Dunn who smashed the ball past the keeper from 10 yards. Vics fourth came on 61 mins and it was Dunn again who scored this time heading a Henderson corner into the net at the back post from 6 yards. Vics were looking dangerous with every attack but it wasn't until the 80 min mark before they added to their tally. McKay was the scorer smashing the ball past the Coupar keeper from 8 yards. Dunn completed is hat trick and Vics sixth when he converted a penalty which was awarded after the same player was tripped in the box. Dunn stepped up an placed the ball into the corner of the net giving the keeper no chance. The scoring was completed on 89 mins when an excellent move involving Mustard and Mckay gave Henderson a chance an he slotted the ball passed the keeper from 12 yards.

Full time 0-7

Team - Robbie, S Eaton, Whitworth, Ross, Cairney, Henderson, Mckay, Mustard, Dunn, Ferguson, Steel Subs - Renilson, Gourlay, Bayfield, Stephen, King

This was a comfortable victory for Vics who dominated the game. Vics will find things much more difficult in their final league game of the season when they travel to meet Downfield on Wednesday (tonight) 7th May. Kick off is 7.00pm

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19/04/14

League

Brechin Vics 0 East Craigie 0

Manager King as a result of injuries and holidays was without 6 players for this league meeting and had to reshape his side. East Craigie were first to threaten when a shot from 20 yards came back off the post and cleared to safety. The game was being played at pace with both sides using contrasting styles on a hard bumpy surface. Vics were trying to get the ball down and play their passing game while East Craigie were more direct. It took Vics a while to settle and it was the 24th min before they had their best chance of the game. Dunn  sent a 25 yard free kick crashing off the crossbar with the keeper well beaten. A good passing move on Vics right set Mckay down the line but his cut back was just out of the reach of the on rushing Steel.

Half time 0-0

The second half was very much a midfield battle with both sides cancelling one another out and chances were at a premium. Vics had a number of attempts from shots from long range from Henderson Dunn and Steel but neither had enough power to trouble the East Craigie keeper. Vics defence were kept on their toes with the direct approach of the opposition but they handled things competently and as a result keeper Robbie had no real saves of note to deal with. Both teams battled right to the end but neither were able to find that elusive goal

Full time 0-0

Team = Robbie, S Eaton, Whitworth, Mustard, Cairney, Steel, McKay, Stephen, Dunn, Henderson, Bayfield.

Subs - Renilson, Gourlay, McWilliam, King, Trialist

Manager King was pleased with the clean sheet especially with so many players missing. The game although lacking goal mouth action was intriguing to watch because of the contrasting styles of the teams. Vics have two away league games remaining, dates to follow.

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12/04/14

League

Brechin Vics 2 Forfar West End 3

Vics entertained Forfar West End who after six straight wins were still in with a chance of promotion. It was Forfar who drew first blood when McKenzie headed unchallenged past Robbie from 8 yards from a Fullerton free kick. Vics took time to recover from this set back but deservedly drew level on 16 mins when King played in Steel who produced a neat finish to slot the ball past the advancing keeper. Vics were having the upper hand at this stage and a cross cum shot from Strachan hit the cross bar before going behind. McWilliam came close on 30 mins producing a good save from the Forfar keeper. Brechin Vics took the lead on 35 mins when a long ball down the left found player manager King who produced a great lob from 25 yards to beat the Forfar keeper.

Half time 2-1

Forfar started with the wind behind them in the second half and equalised within 8 mins of the restart. A long ball played into the box was not dealt with and Reynolds nipped to head past Robbie from 10 yards. The game developed into a midfield battle with Forfar looking the more dangerous and Vics finding the strong wind difficult to deal with. Forfar took the lead on 78 mins when a corner from the left found McDonald who headed unchallenged past Robbie from 12 yards. Vics tried gainfully to get level but were unable to create a clear cut chance. The nearest they came was on 80 mins when McKay made a good run down the right wing but his cut back was cleared before reaching Strachan in the penalty box.

Full time 2-3

Team - Robbie, Cairney, C Eaton, Mustard, Young, McKay, Renilson, Strachan, McWilliam, King, Steel. Subs - S Eaton, Whitworth, Bayfield, Ross, Stephen

Vics Manager King was left frustrated with the manner that Vics lost goals. There are many positives to take from the game but the players must learn to be more ruthless and see out games after taking the lead. Vics have their final HOME of the season next Saturday 19th April when East Craigie visit Victoria Park. Kick off 2.30pm

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05/04/14

League

Kennoway Star Hearts 3 Brechin Vics 1

Vics made their first every appearance at Treaton Park, Star. The host came flying out of the blocks and took the lead on 2 mins when a along cross to the back post broke to Craig who smashed a shot past Robbie from 6 yards. Vics were finding it difficult playing up the steep slope and showed very little in attack. Their first real attack came on 16 mins when Young and C Eaton combined to create a chace for McWilliam  but he shot wide of the target.  Vics were gradually getting back into the game and deservedly equalised on the half hour mark. C Eaton won the ball in defence played a neat one two with Young before sending Ferguson clear on goal before coolly slotting the ball past the Kennoway goal keeper.

Half time 1-1

Vics were caught cold at the start of the second half when another ball into the box eventually found Anderson who had the easiest of tasks of placing the ball into the empty net from 10 yards. Vics were very much in the game but it took until the 67 min before they came close when a Strachan cross was headed narrowly over the crossbar by the Kennoway defender. Two mins later Ferguson played in McWilliam but his shot from 20 yards was wide of the target. Just as Vics were having a dominant period of the game they were hit with a sucker punch when Thomson beat the defence and slotted the ball past the advancing Robbie from 10 yards. Vics continued to attack for the remainder of the game but could only muster a couple of chances with McKay and King having attempts saved.

Full time 3-1

Team - Robbie, Cairney, C Eaton, Ross, Whitworth, Strachan, Steel, Mustard, Ferguson, McWilliam, Young.

Subs - McKay, King, Renilson, Dunn, Bayfield

Vics were punished at the start of each half for their errors and that appeared to be the difference between the teams. The squad should not feel desponded as they competed against a team which is in pole position for the second promotion spot. Vics are at HOME on Saturday 12th April when they entertain Forfar West End. Kick off is 2.30pm

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29/03/14

League

Brechin Vics 1 Scone Thistle 0

Vics welcomed back Manager King into the starting line up at the expense of the injured Lewis Dunn in what was the only change to last weeks team. Scone were first to threaten but the Vics rear guard held firm. The game was fairly open in the early exchanges but both sides were struggling to create any chances. Vics eventually carved an opening from a free kick but Mustard's effort from 25 yards was wide. Chances were now being created and Doig of Scone shot high over the bar from 20 yards. Robbie in the Vics goal produced a good save on 28 mins tipping a shot from 30 yards over the crossbar. Scone were having the upper hand at this stage and probably should have taken the lead on 30 mins but some how the effort from 6 yards was put high over the bar. Vics came back at Scone and McKay had a header from 8 yards saved by the keeper. Vics were forced into a change on 40 mins when the injured S Eaton had to be replaced by Cairney

Half time 0-0

Vics started the second half on the front foot and carved an opening on 52 mins when Cairney sent McKay down the wing but his shot was cleared for a corner. From the resultant kick McKay had a header cleared off the line with the keeper beaten. Vics were on top at this stage but Scone posted a warning on 65 mins when Robbie had to produce a great save diving high to turn a shot from 8 yards behind for a corner. Manager King freshened things up with Ferguson replacing Henderson and Bayfield replacing Steel. Vics pressure eventually paid of on 77 mins when C Eaton sent a ball into the box for Ferguson to control and coolly slot the ball past the Curtis in the Scone goal from 10 yards. Vics continued to press and Mustard had a shot from 20 yards go just wide of the target. Vics almost increased their lead on 85 mins when King played in McKay but his angled shot was saved by the keeper.

Full time 1-0

Team - Robbie, S Eaton, C Eaton, Ross, Whitworth, Strachan, McKay, Mustard, Henderson, King, Steel. Subs - Cairney, Bayfield, Ferguson, Renilson, Young

Manager King was delighted with the victory and although not the prettiest at times the players dug in and fully deserved their victory. Things get tougher for Vics next Saturday 5th April when they travel to Fife to face 3rd placed and promotion chasing Kennoway Star Hearts. Kick off 2.30pm

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22/03/14

League

Brechin Vics 2 Newburgh 3

Vics were again up against promotion contenders in the form of Fife outfit Newburgh. The game started slowly with both sides having their share of possession but little in the way of chances. The game burst into life on 12 mins when Newburgh were awarded a corner kick. From the resultant kick the ball was played into the box and Ferguson met the ball 8 yards out and powered a header passed the helpless Robbie. Vics retaliated immediately and McKay came close but his effort was cleared off the line. Newburgh increased their lead on 17 mins in fortunate circumstances. They were awarded a free kick some 25 yards from goal from which Finlay's driven shot took a wicked deflection off the Vics defensive wall wrong footing Robbie who could only watch as the ball crept into the corner of the net. Vics to their credit continued to try and play football and attack at every opportunity and were rewarded when McKay's looping header from 8 yards sailed into the corner of the net.

Halt time 1-2

Vics started the second half strongly and determinedly  and within 2 mins of the restart they drew level. A ball was played into the box to McKay and when he tried to go past the defender the ball was handled and a penalty was awarded. Dunn stepped up and smashed the ball high into the top corner past the keeper. The game seemed to be turning Vics way when on 50 mins Finlay was shown a red card for reckless and dangerous tackle on McKay. The game as often happens after a sending off turned into a midfield battle with play being disjointed and broken up with a serious of free kicks and interuptions. Vics best effort came on 65 mins when Strachan's free kick from 25 yards was saved by the keeper. Vics were reduced to 10 men on 75 mins when Ferguson was sent off for reacting to a challenge. The game was swinging from end to end for the last 15 mins with the best chance landing to Newburgh but some how C Eaton managed to block an effort when it looked easier for the striker to score. Disaster struck Vics for the second week running when Newburgh scored with virtually the last kick of the game when Elder turned in the box and shot into the corner of the net from 10 yards.

Full time 2-3

Team- Robbie, S Eaton, C Eaton, Ross, Whitworth. Strachan, McKay, Mustard, Dunn, Henderson, Steel. Subs- McWilliam, Stephen, Ferguson, Renilson, Bayfield.

Another good performance by Vics against another promotion challenging side only for them to lose to a last minute goal for the second week running. Although despondent Manager King will lift them up at training in preparation for their next HOME game on Saturday 29th March when Scone Thistle visit Victoria park. Kick off is 2.30pm

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15/03/14

League

Luncarty 1 Brechin Vics 0

Vics were in Perthshire on Saturday against promotion seeking Luncarty. It was a bright sunny day but a strong wind was blowing. It was Luncarty who had the wind advantage in the first half and they had Vics pinned back from the kick off. They almost took the lead on 2 mins but Fowler's shot came back of the post and cleared to safety. Vics were defending resolutely and gradually they got into the game with Steel coming close on 20 mins , his shot from an S Eaton free kick going narrowly wide. Luncarty came back at Vics and Anderson was high over the bar from a speculative 30 yard shot. Robbie in the Vics goal produced a great diving save on 28 mins blocking a shot from 6 yards. The wind was a major factor and further efforts from Luncarty on 36 and 42 mins again produced good saves from keeper Robbie.

Half time 0-0

Vics came out quickly in the second half and Mustard tried his luck from 20 yards but his shot was easily saved. Whitworth tried his luck from a 30 yard free kick but it sailed over the bar. Vics were having the better of the half and Young was next to try his luck but his free kick from 20 yards was saved by the keeper. Vics came even closer on 77 mins when good play down the right produced a shooting change for King but his shot took a deflection and went narrowly wide of the target with the keeper stranded. Vics were having a good period of pressure at this stage and twice within 2 mins Young went close from corner kicks the first his header was cleared off the line and the second his header was just wide of the goal. Although Vics were looking the more likely team to score it was Luncarty who got the winner on 89 mins when Kelly hooked a shot from 18 yards into the corner of the net giving Robbie no chance.

Final score 1-0

Team- Robbie, S Eaton, Young, Ross, Whitworth, Strachan, Steel, Mustard, Dunn, Henderson, McKay. Subs - C Eaton, King, Bayfield, Renilson, McWilliam

This was a hard to take for Vics with a last minute sucker punch. Although Luncarty had the better of the first half it was Vics who dominated the second and looked the more likely to score. A draw would probably have been the fairest outcome. Vics are at HOME on Saturday 22nd March when Newburgh are the visitors to Victoria Park. Kick off is 2.30pm

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08/03/14

League

Brechin Vics 4 Coupar Angus 0

Vics attacked from the start and this set the pattern for the whole of the half. Vics were playing some neat football passing the ball from one side of the park to the other which created space for them to get behind the Coupar defence but were finding their defence very resolute. On numerous occasions Vics got themselves into good areas but the final ball was lacking. Vics came close to scoring on 30 mins when a Dunn header came crashing of the crossbar with Strachan just wide with the follow up. It was Strachan who had the next attempt when put clear in on goal but the keeper made a good save. Vics eventually and deservedly took the lead on 37 mins when a long ball from Ross ball found Dunn who head flicked the ball onto Steel who smashed the ball high into the net from 8 yards. Vics extended their lead on 42 mins and again Steel was the scorer when he stole in at the back post to slot the ball into the net from 6 yards.

Half time 2-0

Vics continued to attack at the start of the second half and within 2 mins Whitworth headed over a Henderson corner from 6 yards. Vics extended their lead on 57 mins when Strachan headed on a corner kick to Dunn who headed into the net past the keeper from 6 yards. Manager King made a return from injury when on 65 mins he replaced Dunn. Vics should have scored again on 70 mins when  Henderson shot over from 6 yards. Vics completed the scoring on 80 mins this time Young took advantage of a deflection to proceed into the box before rounding the keeper and slotting the ball into the empty net from 10 yards. The drama wasn't over however when on 85 mins Whitworth was adjudged to have committed a foul in the box and a penalty kick was awarded to Coupar. Buist stepped up but Vics keeper Robbie made a good save from the spot kick.

Full time 4-0

Team - Robbie, S Eaton, Young, Ross, Whitworth, Mustard, McKay, Strachan, Dunn, Henderson, Steel. Subs Cairney, C Eaton, King, McWilliam

A good victory for Vics although they will feel that they should have won by a bigger margin. Manager King although delighted with back to back victories stressed the need for them to be more ruthless in front of goal. Vics will find Saturday 15th March away fixture to Luncarty more of a challenge but one that they are looking forward too. Kick off is 2.30pm

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01/03/14

League

Lochee Harp 2 Brechin Vics 3            

Vics were still without injured manager King and Stephen along with the unavailable Young. Strachan was only fit enough for a place on the bench however Steel returned from suspension. Vics started really positively and took the game to Harp. The uneven surface was making passing very difficult with many moves breaking down. Vics took a deserved lead on 12 mins. Steel sent McKay down the right wing and when his cross came into the box Ferguson beat his marker before crashing a low shot past the Harp keeper from 12 yards. Harp demonstrated their attacking play on 15 mins when McDonald surged forward before seeing his swerving shot from 20 yards clip the post before going behind for a goal kick. Vics almost extended their lead on 25 mins when McKay played a short free kick to S Eaton who smashed a shot from 20 yards just wide of the target with the Harp keeper beaten. Just as half time approached Harp equalised. A driven ball across the Vics 6 yard line found Blair who side footed the ball into the empty net.

Half time 1-1

Vics started the second half on the offensive and a neat one two involving Dunn and Steel at the edge of the box presented Steel with a chance but his shot from 10 yards was saved. Vics took the lead again on 50 mins. S Eaton played an excellent free kick into the box for Dunn who headed an unstoppable ball into the corner of the net for his first goal of the season. Harp again retaliated and equalised for a second time on  56 mins when McBride scored from the penalty spot and despite Robbie getting a hand to it the ball hit the back of the net. The game developed into a midfield battle with the game being broken up with a succession of fouls. It wasn't until the 75 mins before the next chance was created with Ferguson being sent in on goal but the keeper made a good block. The game erupted a minute later when Millar of Harp was sent off for a reckless tackle. Strachan was next to have a shot at goal but the keeper saved his shot from 25 yards. Harp were reduced to 9 men on 82 mins when McHugh received a second yellow and was ordered off. Harp's indiscipline continued 2 mins from time when McBride also received a second caution. Vics deservedly got the winner on 89 mins when a Strachan corner was met by Whitworth and he sent an unstoppable header from 10 yards high into the roof of the net.

Full time 2-3

Team - Robbie, S Eaton, C Eaton, Whitworth, Ross, Henderson, McKay, Mustard, Ferguson, Dunn, Steel.  Subs - Cairney, Bayfield, Strachan, Renilson,

Lochee Harp - Brown, McKay, Allan, McHugh, Fotheringham, Paterson, Blair, Millar, McDonald, McBride, McKillen.  Subs - Mullen, Gormley, Dack

Vics got a deserved 3 points although they made life hard for themselves. The pitch was not conducive for good football but Vics stuck to their task and worked hard for their victory. Vics have a home game on Saturday 8th March when Coupar Angus visit Victoria Park. Kick off is 2.30pm

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22/02/14

League

Brechin Vics 0 Lochore Welfare 1

The match was very even in the opening exchanges and it took 15 mins before the first real opportunity arose. It fell to Vics when Henderson was presented with a chance but his chip shot was just too high and the ball sailed narrowly over the crossbar. Lochore was next to create a chance but keeper Robbie easily saved the shot. Vics did have the ball in the net on the half hour mark when Young tapped in from 4 yards but the referee had deemed that the ball was out of play before the cross came in. Vics were on top at this stage and Young again came close this time his free kick from 20 yards was saved by Inglis in the Lochore goal. Vics continued to press as half time approached with both Strachan and Ferguson coming close with a shot and header respectively.

Half time 0-0

The second half was barely 5 mins old when Strachan again came close for Vics but Inglis was equal to the shot. Lochore with the wind at their backs were more of a force in this half and Vics keeper Robbie produced a great diving save from a header at the back post from 6 yards. Robbie was again brought into action on 60 mins when he dived high to his right to save a free kick from 25 yards. The game began to get bogged down in the middle of the park with play broken up with a succession of free kicks. Lochore broke the deadlock on 77 mins when a long ball over the Vics defence found Ferguson and although Robbie saved his initial shot the ball broke kindly for McGuire who had the easiest of tasks of slotting the ball into the net form 15 yards. Vics pushed for the remainder of the match but could not produce the one clear cut chance to level the scores. McGuire of Lochore was red carded in the final minute for a rash tackle in the middle of the park.

Full time 0-1

Team - Robbie, Stephen, C Eaton, Whitworth, Ross, Mustard, McKay, Strachan, Ferguson, Henderson, Young. Subs - S Eaton, Renilson, Bayfield, Cairney, Trialist

Although a better performance Vics they were unable to get at least a share of the points that they probably deserved. Vics are on League duty again on Saturday 1st March when they travel to Dundee to meet Lochee Harp. Kick off is 2.30pm

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15/02/14

League

Dundee North End 6 Brechin Vics 0

Vics were under strength for their visit to league leaders North End. It was the home side who dominated the opening period and took the lead on 12 mins. Vics were struggling to get into the game and conceded further goals on 20 and 27 mins to go in at half time 3 goals down,

The second half followed the same pattern with North End having the lions share of possession and added further goals on 60, 70 and 88 mins to complete a totally miserable afternoon for Vics.

Team  Robbie, S Eaton, Young, Cairney, Ross, Whtworth, McKay, Stephen, Dunn, Ferguson, Strachan. Subs - C Eaton, Renilson, Bayfield, Henderson, R Mustard

This was an unacceptable performance from Vics and a vast improvement will be demanded for their Home League game on Saturday 22nd February when they entertain Lochore Welfare. Kick off is 2.15pm

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08/02/14

League

Arbroath Vics 2  Brechin Vics 0

The battle of the Vics was played on a heavy pitch with a very strong wind blowing straight down the pitch. Brechin were first to threaten when Mustard sent Strachan away but a well timed tackle prevented him from getting his shot away. Arbroath threatened but S Eaton cleared at the back post. Brechin threatened again on 23 mins when a Whitworth shot from a Strachan free kick was saved by the Arbroath keeper. The deadlock was broken by Arbroath on 38 mins. Robbie punched clear a Johnston free kick and when the ball was returned into the area Warren drilled the ball across the face of the goal and Kenny stabbed the ball into the net at the back post.

Half time 1-0

Brechin almost equalised a minute into the second half when Robbie sent a huge clearance up field to Dunn who in turn set up Whitworth  who was crudely sent crashing to the ground just outside the box. Dunn's resultant free kick was well saved by the Arbroath keeper. Dunn again came close on 53 mins when his curling shot from 18 yards beat the keeper but was just wide of his right hand post. Both sides were struggling to master the conditions and although Arbroath edged possession it was Brechin who again came close when an S Eaton cross was fumbled by the keeper but just fell out of the reach of Ross and was cleared to safety. Arbroath made the game save on 86 mins when Watson was put in on goal and squeezed his shot past Robbie just inside the far post.

Full time 2-0

Team - Robbie, S Eaton, C Eaton, Ross, Cairney, Mustard, McKay, Stephen, Dunn, Whitworth, Strachan. Subs - Bayfield, Henderson, Renilson, Smith, Reekie (gk)

A disappointing performance from Brechin who never really got their passing game going. Vics will need to improve for next Saturday's (15th February) game when they travel to meet league leaders Dundee North End. Kick off 2.15pm

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25/01/13

League

Forfar Albion 1 Brechin Vics 2

This was one of only three games that survived in the East Region North League. Vics were stung in 2 mins when Forfar took the lead. A long ball was played into the corner and when the wingers cross came into the box McIntosh rose to head the ball past Robbie from 8 yards. Vics were stung by Albions quick fire start and King's reply from a free kick from 20 yards sailed over the cross bar. Vics were finding the soft pitch difficult to master and although they were playing some neat football it was in areas that wasn't  hurting the opposition. Forfar were more direct and the Vics defence were getting to grips with the long ball tactics. Vics were dealt a blow on 25 mins when the injured Gourlay had to leave the field of play. S Eaton was his replacement making his return from a long term injury. Forfar almost increased their lead on 30 mins but Robbie produced a good save from a header from 6 yards. Vics were now more like themselves and should have equalised when King was clear on goal but the Albion keeper stood up well and saved his effort. Mustard was next to try his luck but shot wide from 18 yards.

Half time 1-0

Vics had the best move of the game on 50 mins when good passing and movement presented Dunn with a chance but he screwed his shot wide from 12 yards. Vics were having most of the play in the second half and Steel had an attempt on 60 mins but his shot was saved. Five mins later a short corner from King gave C Eaton a chance but his shot from 18 yards produced a diving save by the keeper. It was all Vics at this stage and they deservedly equalised on 75 mins. King picked the ball up in midfield before releasing Ferguson who drove in on goal and placed the ball past the advancing keeper from 18 yards. Vics introduced Henderson, who was also making his return from a long term injury, for Mustard. Forfar gave Vics a scare 3 mins later when a header from a corner which went just passed the upright. Vics were reduced to 10 men when Steel was harshly sent off for a tackle in the middle of the park. Vics 10 men continued to press however and although they got themselves in good areas their final ball failed to pick out anyone in the oppositions box. Henderson had an opportunity from a corner but his shot from 16 yards went wide of the target. Vics eventually got the winner they deserved on 89 mins when player manager King glided past three Forfar defenders before placing a shot from 18 yards into the corner of the net past the diving keeper.

Full time 1-2

Team - Robbie, Gourlay, Young, Ross, Cairney, Mustard, Steel, Strachan, Dunn, King C Eaton. Subs - S Eaton, Henderson, Ferguson, Renilson, Harrison (gk)

This was a hard earned victory for Vics against a hard working Forfar side. Vics stuck to their task of trying to play football on what was a tricky surface and got their deserved rewards. Manager King was also pleased to see the return of injured duo Henderson and S Eaton who have both been missing for the last 2 months. Vics are at Home on Saturday 1st February when Lochore Welfare are the visitors. Kick off 1.45pm

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18/01/13

Brechin Vics v East Craigie

The game was abandoned at half time because of a waterlogged pitch. The pitch was very soft to start with and continuous heavy rain falling and no signs of an improvement in the weather the referee called a halt to the proceedings. Vics were the happier of the two teams with the decision as a very poor first half performance so them three goals behind.

Manager King will be demanding a vastly improved performance on Saturday 25th January when they travel to meet near neighbours Forfar Albion. Kick off 1.45pm

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11/01/14

League

Brechin Vics v Scone Thistle

Vics Home game on Saturday 11th January failed a morning inspection because of a frozen pitch. Manager King although disappointed about the game being postponed held an afternoon training session and was delighted that the full squad of 21 players were able to take part.

Vics are at HOME on Saturday 18th January when Dundee East Craigie are the visitors to Victoria Park. Kick off is 1.45pm

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04/01/14

League

Coupar Angus v Brechin Vics

Vics game was postponed on Saturday 4th January because of a waterlogged pitch. Vics are at HOME on Saturday 11thJanuary when Scone Thistle are the visitors to Victoria Park. Kick off is 1.30pm

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28/12/13

League

Brechin Vics 3 Lochee Harp 0

The match was given the green light after a morning inspection. The game started evenly with both sides getting used to the very soft surface. It took Vics 15 mins to have their first attempt on goal when Gourlay had an effort saved. Next it was C Eaton who had an attempt but the Harp keeper saved easily. Vics were now passing the ball well and had Harp pinned back in their own half. Just as Vics looked to be beginning to dominate Harp had the best chance of the game but Robbie produced a great diving save from a Miller shot from some 18 yards. Vics deservedly took the lead on 23 mins when McKay latched on to a long Robbie clearance and played a neat exchange with Dunn before advancing and slotting the ball into the corner of the net from 18 yards. Vics were dominant and extended their lead  5 mins later when player manager King charged down a Harp clearance before travelling 40 yards and expertly rounded the keeper and slotted the ball into the empty net. It was all Vics for the last 15 mins of the half with Ross having an effort just wide of the target before and incredible passage of play that saw Strachan have 2 attempts cleared off the goal line and Mckay have a similar effort cleared off the line with the keeper well beaten.

Half time 2-0

Vics started where they finished the first half dominating proceedings and playing some flowing football in the process. Vics worked the wide areas very well and crosses into the box created chances for S Mustard and C Eaton but both their efforts were blocked by defenders. Mid way through the half Harp had their best period of play and put Vics under pressure but some resolute defending by the back four of Gourlay, Ross, Cairney and Young kept any efforts to long range shots. Vics made a substitution mid way through the half with Renilson replacing Mckay. Vics sealed the 3 points on 75 mins when Young sent in a freekick from 20 yards which deceived the keeper and ended up in the back of the net. Vics continued to press for the remainder of the match but despite coming close were unable to add to the tally and ran out deserved 3 nil winners.

Full time 3-0

Team- Robbie, Gourlay, Young, Ross, Cairney, Strachan, McKay, S Mustard, Dunn, King, C Eaton. Subs- Renilson, Stephen, R Mustard, S Eaton, Harrison (gk)

This was a well deserved victory for Vics playing some excellent football in the process on what was a very difficult surface. The two early goals gave them a platform and it was vitally important for moral and confidence that the defence kept a clean sheet. Vics are on their travels on Saturday 4th January when they travel to meet Coupar Angus. Kick off 1.30pm

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21/12/13

League

Brechin Vics 1 Kennoway Star Hearts 2

For the third week in a row Vics had a home league fixture. The game started very evenly with both sides finding it very difficult on a very wet and soft pitch. Vics first real chance came after a good run from trialist resulted in his cross finding Dunn but his shot from 8 yards was saved on the goal line by the keeper. Kennoway were a force going forward and almost took the lead on 30 mins but Trialist cleared the ball off the line with Robbie beaten. Kennoway took the lead a minute later when their striker curled a beauty into the top corner giving Robbie no chance. Robbie again was brought into action producing a good save from a header from 10 yards.

Half time 0-1

Vics came out in determined fashion and Ferguson had an attempt saved after he beat two defenders. Ferguson again came close on 50 mins when his shot from 8 yards was only inches high. The game was flowing from end to end and Robbie again produced a save from a shot from 18 yards. Vics were pushing hard and had attempts from Ross and Dunn saved. Kennoway were dangerous however and Vics rearguard had to be on their toes to prevent them from increasing their lead. Vics got back on level terms when Trialist rose highest to head a Cairney  free kick into the net from 12 yards. Vics lead unfortunately only lasted  two mins when Kennoway were controversially awarded a penalty kick on 89 mins for an apparent handball. Their player stepped up and although Robbie got his hand to the kick couldn't prevented it from hitting the back of the net.

Full time 1-2

Team- Robbie, Gourlay, Trialist, Ross, Whitworth, Strachan, Renilson, S Mustard, Dunn, Ferguson, C Eaton.

Subs - Cairney, S Eaton, R Mustard, Trialist, Harrison (gk)

Vics played some  reallygood football on a very bogey pitch but again lady luck deserted them with the award of a penalty in the last minute. Vics are again at home on Saturday 28th December when Lochee Harp are the visitors to Victoria Park. Kick off 1.30pm

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14/12/13

League

Brechin Vics 0 North End 8

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07/12/13

Brechin Vics v Coupar Angus

Game Postponed - Frozen Pitch

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30/11/13

League

Blairgowrie 2 Brechin Vics 1

Vics included new signing Sean Mustard in their starting line up. Vics started well having the bulk of the possession but it was Blairgowrie who created the first chance when on 6 mins Robbie saved before C Eaton completed the clearance. Vics almost scored on 11 mins when Stephen came close with a header and then King had a shot from 18 yards saved. Another good piece of play from Brechin created a chance but the danger was cleared. Vics pressure paid off on 21 mins when a McKay header found Strachan who from 10 yards smashed an unstoppable shot passed the Blair keeper. The game erupted on 26 mins when Pirie of Blairgowrie was sent off after kicking out at McKay. Two minutes later the referee again was involved this time having cause to send off McKay after he had a high tackle on Brash which was deemed to be dangerous play. Another good piece of play involving King and C Eaton presented Strachan with a chance but his effort was saved. Steel was next to try his luck but again his shot was saved. Blair were always dangerous and should have equalised on 40 mins but the striker pulled his shot wide with only Robbie to beat.

Half time 0-1

Vics almost increased their lead within 2 mins of the restart but C Eaton's shot from a Stephen cross was just wide of the target. Blair were looking dangerous and on 55 mins Robbie was required to save instinctively from 6 yards. Blairgowrie equalised on 62 mins when an Axworthy shot from 18 yards went in off the post with Robbie beaten. Vics continued to have their share of the game and C Eaton saw a shot from 25 yards deflected for a corner. Disaster struck Vics on 68 mins when the unfortunate Ross scored an own goal as he attempted to cut out a dangerous cross. King had a lung busting 40 yard run but was crudely brought down just outside the box. King's free kick was saved by the keeper. Robbie was brought into action when he produced a great save from a shot from 22 yards. Vics had a great chance to equalise on 88 mins when Stephen was played in on goal but the keeper dived bravely at his feet to thwart the danger.

Full time 2-1

Team- Robbie, Stephen, Gourlay, Ross, Whitworth, Steel, Strachan, Mustard, McKay, King, C Eaton. Subs - Renilson, Cairney, S Eaton, Spink (gk)

A much improved performance by Vics who at least deserved a share of the points. Another hard week a training is in order as Vics attempt to kick start their season. Vics are at HOME on Saturday 7th December when Coupar Angus are the visitors. kick off 1.45pm

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23/11/13

League

Thornton Hibs 4 Brechin Vics 0

Vics were on their travels into Fife and came up against a well drilled Thornton outfit. Vics should have taken the lead on 9 mins when a Henderson corner found Whitworth whose header from 6 yards hit the cross bar. Vics carved out another chance 5 mins later but Steel put his effort from 14 yards over the crossbar. Vics were having a good spell at this stage of the match and McKay was next to have an attempt but his header was just wide. Thornton got back into the game and came close on 3 occasions within a 10 min period. Firstly a header was just wide of the target before Robbie produced a couple of routine saves from shots. Vics came close again on 30 mins but again McKay was just wide of the target with a header. Thornton took the lead on 35 mins when White won a header at the back post leaving Robbie with no chance.

Half time 1-0

Thornton extended their lead 10 mins into the second half when Thomson stole in at the near post to beat Robbie. Vics tried their best to get back into the game and King produced a good save from the keeper from his 25 yard free kick. The game was swinging from end to end and Robbie had to be on his toes to save a shot from 10 yards. Eaton had an effort from 25 yards but his shot sailed over the bar. Gourlay was next to have an attempt but his shot from 20 yards hit the side netting. The game was over as a contest on 80 mins when again a header at the near post gave Robbie no chance. Thornton scored a fourth on 89 mins when a shot from 18 yards was deflected leaving Robbie no chance.

Full time 4-0

Team - Robbie, Gourlay, C Eaton, Whitworth, McCulloch, Ross, Steel, Stephen, Mckay, Henderson, Strachan. Subs Dunn, King, Renilson, Barclay, Spink (gk)

A poor performance from Vics who will need to pick themselves up for next weeks away league fixture against Blairgowrie. Kick off is 1.45pm

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16/11/13

League

Brechin Vics 2 Downfield 3

Vics started brightly and McKay came close after 2 mins when his shot from 20 yards was just wide of the target. The game then settled into a midfield battle with very little in the way of chances being created. Vics were having the maturity of the possession and were controlling most of the play but were finding it difficult to break down a stubborn Downfield defence. Vics rear guard were also on form restricting Downfield to long range efforts that failed to trouble keeper Robbie. The only action Robbie had was to dive to cut out a low cross ball. Vics patience paid off on 40 mins when Strachan finished off a McKay cross shooting high into the net from 12 yards.

Half time 1-0

Downfield came out in determined fashion and Robbie saved a shot from 18 yards. Vics came close on 52 mins when Steel just failed to connect with a Stephen through ball and the keeper gathered. A minute later Downfield had equalised when Scott smashed an unstoppable shot in off the post from 20 yards. Vics were still very much in the game and Barclay came close when in on goal but was pushed wide by keeper and the chance was lost. Downfield had a great chance on 63 mins but Bremner missed the target from 6 yards with the goal gaping. Downfield took the lead on 73 mins when Bremner converted a penalty after Whitworth gave away a foul. Vics were pushing for the equaliser but were dealt a cruel blow on 88 mins when Robbie miss hit his clearance only to find ball land at the feet of the Downfield player who slotted into the empty net. Vics weren't finished however when in injury time King slotted past the keeper from 8 yards.

Full time 2-3

Team - Robbie, S Eaton, Gourlay, Whitworth, McCulloch, Ross, Stephen, Steel, McKay, Henderson, Strachan.

Subs - King, Barclay. Trialist, Dunn, Spink (gk)

Vics failed to build on their deserved half time lead. Downfield came out with more purpose and began to ask questions of Vics. Although disappointed there were many pluses but again they ended up pointless. Vics are travel to meet Thornton Hibs on Saturday 23rd November, kick off is 1.45pm

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09/11/13

League

Scone Thistle 3 Brechin Vics 0

Vics travelled to Perthshire on a bright but cold afternoon. Gourlay was first to threaten for Vics but his shot was saved. Vics had a good passage of play involving Ferguson and King which presented Renilson with a chance but his shot from 18 yards was saved. Scone were proving a handful and were causing the Vics defence problems but they restricted them to long range efforts. Scone took the lead on 22 mins when McCallum was allowed to turn and shoot low into the corner of the net from 18 yards. Vics tried to retaliate immediately and Strachan had a good chance but his cross come shot went wide of the far post. Vics continued to look for the equaliser and had further efforts from a Gourlay shot and an effort from McKay who was put through in on goal but both effort were saved by the keeper. Scone again came close on 40 mins when McCallum headed over form 10 yards.

Half time 1-0

Robbie was brought into action within 2 mins of the restart saving a shot from 18 yards. Strachan came close with a header from a King free kick on 60 mins. The game was swinging from end to end but with very little being created by the way of chances. Scone extended their lead on 75 mins when Gourlay was adjudged to have committed a foul and a penalty kick was awarded. Ballingall sent Robbie the wrong way from the spot kick. As Vics pressed to get back into the game they were caught by a sucker punch on 85 mins when Hynd was put clear in on goal and slotted the ball passed Robbie to complete the scoring.

Full time 3-0

Team- Robbie, Gourlay, C Eaton, Cairney, McCulloch, Strachan, McKay, Steel, Ferguson, King, Renilson> Subs- S Eaton, Dunn, Barclay, Henderson, Harrison (gk)

A disappointing performance from Vics especially the second half. Improvement is a must starting on Saturday 16th November with their home League fixture against Downfield. Kick off 2.00pm 

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02/11/13

League Game Abandoned

Brechin Vics 3 Kennoway 3

Vics game was abandoned at half time because of a waterlogged pitch. The players deserve great credit for serving up an exciting first half which was played in continuous heavy rain. The pitch held up very well but because of flooding at the home dugout area the referee had no option but to stop the game. Vics took the lead on 2 mins when King was sent clear to round the keeper and slot into the empty net. Kennoway replied with a quick one two on 15 and 16 mins to go into a 2-1 lead. Vics levelled on 26 mins when Whitworth converted a King free kick at the back post. Vics took the lead on 35 mins courtesy of an own goal before Kennoway completed the scoring on 40 mins.

The game will now have to be rescheduled for a later date.

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26/10/13

Scottish Cup

Brechin Vics 1 Aberdeen East End 2

Vics were back in action after last weeks postponement when they entertained Super League side East End in the Scottish Cup. Vics started brightly and a good run and cross from King had no takers. The match was settling down with Vics playing the passing game from the back which created a  chance for Barclay but his shot from 25 yards went wide of the target. Vics were having the lions share of possession and took a deserved lead on 20 mins again after a good passage of play. Good passing form the back through the midfield resulted in Barclay being sent down the right wing and when his centre came in Strachan smashed an unstoppable shot past the keeper from 20 yards. Vics were buoyant at this stage and Steel was next to try his luck but his shot was saved. Vics had to be on their guard however when a good run and shot on 30 mins produced a save by Robbie.

Half time 1-0

East End came storming out of the blocks at the start of the second half and were level within 2 mins of the restart. A high cross from the right found an East End player at the back post whose header across the 6 yards box found Rose who forced the ball into the net. Robbie was again brought into action on 53 mins when he saved a shot from 30 yards. Vics were a shadow of the side from the first half and were finding it difficult to create any chances. Robbie had to be alert on 65 and 70 mins producing two good saves to keep Vics cup hopes alive. Vics eventually showed something in attack when a good run from King saw his shot blocked before falling to S Eaton who's cross come shot was saved by the keeper. Vics thought they had been awarded a penalty when Ross was upended but the referee deemed the offence to be just outside the box. King's free kick was just wide of the target with the keeper beaten. The game looked to be heading for a replay when Connon was sent clear on goal and slotted the ball past Robbie and into the net in the final minute

Full time 1-2

Team - Robbie, Stephen, C Eaton, Ross, Whitworth, Henderson, Steel, Strachan, Barclay, King, McKay, Subs - S Eaton, Cairney, Dunn, Renilson, Spink (gk)

Vics produced a Jekyl and Hyde performance which saw them deservedly holding a one goal half time lead. However a disappointing second half allowed East End to progress to the third round. Vics will need to pick themselves up for their home league game on Saturday 2nd November when newcomers Kennoway Star Hearts are the visitors. Kick off is 2.00pmSEASON 2012/2013

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12/10/13

League

Brechin Vics 0 Luncarty 3

Vics who were badly hit with injuries entertained high flying league leaders Luncarty. It was Luncarty who struck first when on 3 mins they took the lead with a shot from 10 yards. Vics tried to retaliate quickly and King set up Barclay on 5 mins but his shot was saved. Luncarty almost extended their lead when Anderson was presented with a free header but his effort was wide of the target. Vics came very close on 25 mins when good work by King resulted in his shot being just wide of the target. Luncarty extended their lead on 30 mins when a shot from 12 yards went in off the post. Strachen replied for Vics 5 mins later but his shot failed to hit the target.

Half time 0-2

Vics started the half strongly and again good play from King set up Renilson and when his cross flashed across the 6 yards box it was just out of the reach of any Vics player. Vics were on top at this stage and on 50 mins Stephen had a header from a King corner cleared off the line with the keeper beaten. Luncarty went three up on 57 mins when Anderson rose highest to head the ball into the net from 8 yards. Luncarty almost extended their lead 2 mins later but Robbie produced a good save with his feet. Vics started to come more into the game and created a couple of chances. Firstly Barclay had a header saved by the keeper and the same player was thwarted as the keeper dived at his feet. Vics continued to press and another great piece of play by King tee'd up Steel who cross flashed across the 6 yard box but again there was no takers.

Full time 0-3

Team - Robbie, Stephen, C Eaton, Ross, Whitworth, Strachan, Steel, Henderson, Barclay, King, Renilson. Subs- Crowe, S Eaton, McKay, Spink (gk)

Luncarty are an experienced side and that was the main difference between the teams. Vics played some neat football when in possession and can be relatively happy with many aspects of their game. Manager King will be hoping that the injury list shows signs of improvement in the coming days as the squad is being stretched to the limits. Vics are on League duty on Saturday 19th October when they travel to meet Lochee Harp. Kick off 2.30pm. The following Saturday 26th October, Vics are at Home in the Scottish Cup when Aberdeen East End are the visitors. Kick off 2.30pm

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05/10/13

GA Engineering Cup

Brechin Vics 2 Blairgowrie 2   (Blairgowrie won 4-3 on penalties)

Blair were the first to threaten when a dangerous ball across the Vics 6 yard line was scrambled to safety. Much of the play was confined to midfield with Vics having more of the ball. Vics played some neat passing from the back but were struggling to create any clear cut chances as the final ball was lacking. A good run by C Eaton on the 25 mins saw him impeded and a free kick awarded 25 yards from goal. King took the kick but his shot lacked power and was saved by the Blairgowrie keeper. Strachan was next to have an attempt for Brechin but his shot hit the side netting after being set up by King. Vics were now creating chances and a neat head flick from Strachan went across the Blair goal but there was no takers for Vics. Vics continued to press and came even closer on 32 mins when Barclay was sent clear on goal but the Blair keeper was quick off his goal line and saved his shot. Vics keeper Robbie had little to do.

Half time 0-0

Blairgowrie took the lead on 49 mins when a corner from the right was met at the back post by the Blair No 4 who headed high into the corner of the net. This stunned Vics into action and a Barclay cross was met by the head of King but his attempt was saved. Blair extended their lead on 60 mins after Vics failed to clear their lines properly. The ball was played out wide and when the cross came in the No 8 smashed the ball past Robbie from 8 yards. Vics reply was instant when within a minute of the restart pulled a goal back. A good through ball from Strachan found Manager King who expertly lobbed the advancing keeper from some 25 yards. Vics had their tails up at this point and Barclay twice went close within 5 mins first with a shot which went over the bar and the second when he was just wide from a cross from King. Vics were reduced to 10 men when Barclay was sent off for a second yellow card. The sending off didn't effect Vics as they pressed for the leveller. Renilson set up Manager King after a good run from Stephen but his shot was well saved by the Blair keeper. Vics came even closer on 42 mins but Strachan's attempt was cleared off the line. With time running out Vics got a deserved equaliser and again Manager King was heavily involved. He held the ball up in the box before slipping in Strachan who from 12 yards slammed an unstoppable shot past the keeper.

The game then went into penalties and despite Robbie saving 2 of Blairs spot kicks it was the away team who progressed to the next round.

Full time 2-2

Team- Robbie, Stephen, C Eaton, Cairney, Whitworth, Ross, Steel, Henderson, Barclay, King, Strachan Subs Renilson, Dunn, S Eaton, Crowe, Spink (gk)

Vics showed a bit of character to come back from two goals down but need to stop losing relatively soft goals. Vics dominated possession for long periods but failed to make the possession count especially in the first half. Vics entertain high flying Luncarty on Saturday 12th October, kick off 2.30pm

Brechin Vics are offering a special invitation to all Sponsors to come and join them on Saturday 12th October when high flying Luncarty are the visitors to Victoria Park. The day consists of pre match drinks, the game, half time refreshments and post match drink all at the reduced cost of £10.00 per person.

Please contact Brian Eaton mobile 07740861898 or John Cairney on 01356 623942 to book your place

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28/09/13

League

Lochore Welfare 3 Brechin Vics 1

Vics were first to threaten on 2 mins when C Eaton came close from a Buggins long throw. Vics were very much in control of the early stages of the game and although they had the majority of possession they were failing to create any clear cut chances. Lochore posted a warning on 17 mins when Robbie brought off a good save from a free kick from 25 yards. Vics took a deserved lead on 21 mins after a neat passage of play. It was Gourlay who played the final ball into the box and Steven Eaton ghosted in at the back post to slot the ball passed the keeper from 8 yards. It was Vics who continued to probe and looked the more likely to score but were almost caught on the break but Robbie produced a good save from a shot from 14 yards. Against the run of play Lochore equalised on 43 mins. The ball broke at the edge of the box and a speculative lob from Goodwin from 22 yards beat Robbie high into the corner of the net. Vics almost regained the lead on the stroke of half time but Strachan headed over the crossbar from 8 yards.

Half time 1-1

Four minutes after the restart Lochore took the lead when Devaney was allowed a run in on goal and he cleverly beat Robbie from 16 yards. Lochore had their tails up and only a great Robbie save from a 25 yards free kick kept Vics in the game. Vics were dealt a further blow on 74 mins when Buggins was involved in a tussle and received a red card. Robbie produced another good save diving high to tip over a header at the near post. Vics were gradually dragging themselves back into the game and on 80 mins King had an effort from 10 yards cleared off the line. Vics were looking more dangerous at this stage but again the final pass just eluded them. Lochore completed the scoring on 88 mins when Fyfe headed a corner into the net from 6 yards. Vics weren't  finished however and Renilson came close when he hit the post with a shot from 18 yards.

Full time 3-1

Team- Robbie, Gourlay, C Eaton, Ross, Whitworth, S Eaton, Stephen, Steel, Dunn, Buggins, Strachan. Subs - Cairney, Renilson, King, Barclay

A disappointing afternoon for Vics who after having the best of the first half were well below par for the second and can have no complaints about the final outcome. Hard work will be required at training this week as they gear up for a Home tie in the GA Engineering Cup on Saturday 5th October when they entertain Blairgowrie . Kick off 2.30pm

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21/09/13

League

Newburgh 2 Brechin Vics 2

Vics were in Fife for the second week running for this league encounter. Newburgh were quick out of the traps and took the lead in the first minute. A long ball over the Vics defence found Tulleth who smashed an unstoppable shot past Robbie from 12 yards. Vics were doing most of the defending in the opening 10 mins as they struggled to contain the Newburgh attack. Gradually Vics were seen as an attacking force and C Eaton came close when his lobbed shot from 18 yards hit the cross bar and cleared to safety. Just when Vics were enjoying their best period of the half Newburgh extended their lead on 30 mins. A neat pass was played in behind the defence and MacKain slammed the ball past Robbie from 10 yards. Dunn was working hard up front and set up C Eaton who had his shot from 20 yards saved by the keeper.

Half time 2-0

Vics were a changed side in the second half and immediately had a chance. Strachan seeing his free kick from 20 yards saved by the keeper. Buggins was next to have an effort on target but again his free kick from 25 yards was saved by the Newburgh keeper. Vics came closer on 60 mins when good link play involving Steel and Dunn resulted in the latters shot from 8 yards being smothered by the keeper. Vics were much sharper in this half and were rewarded on 72 mins when Henderson hammered an unstoppable shot past the diving keeper from 25 yards. C Eaton again had an effort on goal running past two defenders but his shot from 25 yards was wide of the target. Newburgh were still dangerous however and Robbie was produced a great diving save to tip over the bar a shot from the edge of the box. Vics deservedly equalised on 89 mins when Whitworth bundled the ball over the line from 4 yards after a goalmouth scramble.

Full time 2-2

Team- Robbie, Gourlay, C Eaton, Whitworth, Ross, Steel, Buggins, Stephen, Dunn, Henderson, Strcahan. Subs- Cairney, S Eaton, Renilson, Barclay, Harrison (GK)

Vics were disappointing in the first half and never really threatened the Newburgh defence. The second half was much better and Vics deservedly got a share of the points. Vics are again in Fife on Saturday 28th September when they visit Lochore Welfare. kick off 2.30pm

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14/09/13

East of Scotland Cup

Glenrothes 3 Brechin Vics 1

Vics travelled to Fife to meet Premier League opponents Glenrothes . Vics first real opportunity came in 6 mins when Whitworth headed over a Henderson corner. Glenrothes had a great chance on 10 mins but keeper Robbie stood up and pushed the striker wide. Glenrothes were having more possession and had a shot from 20 yards go wide of the target. Vics took the lead on 23mins when a long clearance from Robbie found Strachan who slipped the ball past the advancing keeper and into the empty net. Vics almost increased their lead 5 mins later when good wing play and cross from C Eaton was met by Strachan but he headed over the crossbar from 6 yards. Strachan had to be replaced on the half hour mark with a head injury, Stephen was his replacement. Robbie produced a magnificent diving save to turn the ball round the post from a shot from 25 yards.

Half time 0-1

Glenrothes were first to attack in the second half and again Robbie saved after a goalmouth scramble. Robbie produced another save 2 mins later saving as the striker progressed in on goal. Henderson tried his luck on 57 mins but his freekick was just wide of the target. Glenrothes drew level in controversial circumstances. Henderson tried to pass the ball wide when in the midfield but unfortunately it struck the referee and landed in the path of a Glenrothes player who threaded the ball through to the striker who raced in on gaol and lobbed the helpless Robbie. Glenrothes had their tails up at this point and added a further two goals on 68 and 72 mins. The first was a shot from 20 yards and the second a shot from 10 yards giving Robbie no chance. Vics settled for the last 10 mins and although played some neat football but failed to create any clear cut chances.

Full time 3-1

Team- Robbie, Gourlay, C Eaton, Cairney, Whitworth, Ross, Steel, Henderson, Dunn, Buggins, Strachan. Subs - S Eaton, Barclay, Stephen Renilson, Harrison (gk)

Vics showed that progress is being made having matched and led their opponent from a higher league right up until the last half hour. A fortunate Glenrothes goal aided by a deflection off the referee gave them the impetus to go on and win the game. The management although delighted with the first half felt that a great chance for a cup win against higher league opponents was missed. Vics are back on League duty on Saturday 21st September when they travel to meet Newbugh. Kick off 2.30pm

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07/09/13

League

Brechin Vics 3 Forfar Albion 1

Vics started the brighter and should have taken the lead on 14 mins but a Buggins thunderbolt from 12 yards struck the keeper in the face and cleared to safety. The keeper was able to continue after lengthy treatment. Vics were looking the more dangerous and in control of the game and deservedly took the lead on 20 mins. Vics trialist did well down the right and as when his cross came in Whitworth rose to head the ball into the net from 8 yards. The game was held up for 25 mins just after the goal as a Forfar player injured his neck in a bad fall and had to be taken by ambulance to Ninewells Hospital. The delay failed to affect Vics as they extended their lead on 25 mins. C Eaton advanced forward and his cross into the box was handled and a penalty kick awarded. Buggins duly dispatched the resultant kick high into the net. It was all Vics at this stage and they almost scored a third when a Henderson free kick produced a good double save by the Albion keeper.

Half time 2-0

Vics almost scored a minute into the second half when a great Ross cross evaded everyone and was cleared. Four minutes later a good move involving trialist and Barclay resulted in the latter smashing a shot from 8 yards off the post with the keeper beaten. Vics created 2 chances within quick succession firstly a Buggins header being saved by the keeper and a trialist shot just over the bar from 12 yards. Forfar had there moments but failed to trouble Robbie who was having a relatively quiet afternoon. Vics should have extended their lead on 60 mins when a Henderson cross was met by Dunn but his header from 12 yards was saved by the keeper. Dunn had a great run beating 3 players but his shot from 20 yards was just wide of the target. Vics eventually got the goal their play deserved on 82 mins when another good Dunn run seen him brought down in the box and another penalty was awarded. Buggins again stepped up and smashed the spot kick high past the keeper.  The scoring was completed by Forfar on 86mins when a cross into the box was met by Haldane who managed to squeeze his shot at the back post into the net from 6 yards.

Full time 3-1

Team- Robbie, Gourlay, C Eaton, Cairney, Whitworth, Ross, Trialist, Buggins, Dunn, Henderson, Barclay. Subs - Strachan, Stephen, Steel, Renilson, Spink (gk)

A well deserved victory for Vics who for the most part were in control of the game. Vics can confirm that the Forfar player was released from hospital wearing a neck brace and a full recovery is anticipated.

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31/08/13

League

East Craigie 1 Brechin Vics 1

Vics who were minus the injured Charlie King and Fraser Crowe were dealt a further blow when Strachan pulled up in the warm up. Vics fielded a trialist in the midfield. East Craigie were first to threaten when there striker shot over from 12 yards. The wind and hard pitch was making football difficult and as a result chances were at a premium. East Craigie came even closer on 14 minutes when Salisbury hit the crossbar from a 20 yards with a chip shot. Vics gradually got back into the game and Renilson had a shot from 18 yards on the 20 min mark but the strike lacked power and was saved by the keeper. Robbie was brought into action on the half hour mark when he saved a header from 8 yards. Five minutes later Buggins had a 25 yards free kick saved by the keeper.

Half time 0-0

Vics were dealt a blow at half time when a reoccurrence of a groin injury resulted in Eaton being unable to continue. Stephen was his replacement. Vics drew first blood and took the lead on 50 mins. Dunn challenged the keeper to a high ball into the box and when the ball dropped Trialist smashed the ball into the corner of the net from 20 yards. Vics lead lasted only 8 mins. Salisbury was played in on the Vics goal and he slipped the ball passed the advancing Robbie from 12 yards to bring the scores level. The play was now raging from end to end but both sides were finding it difficult to create any clear cut chances. Vics Barclay had a header from a Buggins cross sail over the bar and an excellent Stephen cross from the right was missed by 3 players and drifted away to safety.

Full time 1-1

Team - Robbie, Gourlay, C Eaton, Cairney, Whitworth, Ross, Trialist, Henderson, Buggins, Dunn, Renilson. Subs - S Eaton, Stephen, Steel, Barclay, Spink (gk)

A draw was a fair result in a game which could have gone either way. Both sides struggled to master the swirling wind and hard surface. Vics will be hoping their injury list shortens as they prepare for Saturday 7th Septembers home game against Forfar Albion. Kick off 2.30pm

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 24/08/13

League

Forfar West End 4 Brechin Vics 0

Vics were forced into a couple of changes with C Eaton being ruled out with and injury and Strachan was only fit enough for a place on the bench. On the plus side Ross and Henderson returned from injury and holiday repectively. Vics created the first opportunity when a King free kick was flicked on by Barclay and was just out of the reach of Stephen at the back post. The next 15 mins play was mainly focused in the midfield although Forfar were at this stage looking the more likely to score. Vics defence however was holding out reasonably comfortably. Vics next chance came on 20 mins when Buggins had a header from 12 yards saved by the keeper. Forfar took the lead on the half hour mark when a Cox cross was finished neatly by Hart from 6 yards. Vics were dealt a further blow just before half time when player manager King had to be replaced because of injury.

Half time 1-0

Forfar came at Vics early in the second half and had a shot just wide in the first minute. Forfar extended their lead on 50 mins when Vics lost the ball in the middle of the park and Cox was allowed to progress in on goal and although looking clearly offside he slotted the ball past Robbie from 12 yards. Vics almost got a goal back on 60 mins when Buggins had a free kick from 25 yards coming crashing back  off the bar before being cleared to safety. Forfar went further ahead on 62 mins when Hart again scored from 6 yards after a cross from the right. Vics tried to get back into the game and Gourlay had attempt from 25 yards go just wide of the target. Forfar completed the scoring on 86 mins when Cox outstripped the Vics defence and scored with a shot which went in off the post.

Full time 4-0

Team- Robbie, S Eaton, Gourlay, Cairney, Whitworth, Stephen, Steel, Buggins, Barclay, King, Ross. Subs- Dunn, Henderson, Renilson, Strachan, Spink (gk)

This was a very disappointing performance by Vics. A hard week on the training ground lies ahead for the players as they prepare for Saturday 31st August's away game against Eats Craigie. Kick off 2.30pm

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17/08/13

League

Brechin Vics 2 Blairgowrie 1

Vics were playing their third home league game in 7 days and were desperate to claim the 3 points. King made a number of changes as he attempted to get his first competitive victory. It was Blair who had the first chance when on 4 mins their striker headed over the crossbar from 6 yards. Vics fought back and should have taken the lead on 10 mins when Buggins played Barclay in on goal but the latter shot wide of the target. The game was end to end and Blair had a chance on 15 mins but Robbie saved the 20 yard free kick. Vics were next to have a chance when Stephen went close with an overhead kick, the keeper saving with his feet. it was Vics who opened the scoring on 25 mins when a good run along the goal line by Comiskey resulted in his shot being blocked but Buggins was sharp to latch on to the loose ball and smashed the ball into the net from 8 yards. Blair retaliated and put Vics under pressure for a 10 mins period but good defending kept Vics in front. Blair equalised on 42 mins when a run and cross from the right found Murison who from 8 yards slotted the ball past Robbie. Vics had a chance to regain the lead a minute before the interval when Dunn picked out King in the box but his shot went wide of the target.

Half time 1-1

Blair started the brighter in the second period and had a great chance to take the lead on 55 mins but their striker shot wide with just Robbie to beat. This stirred Vics into action and Buggins found Dunn with a delightful cross but he failed to hit the target. Two mins later Stephen was just wide of the target as he stretched to meet a King free kick. Vics were well on top at this stage and went even closer on 70 mins when Buggins played in Dunn who from 20 yards curled the ball round the keeper only for the ball to hit the post and rebound to safety. Vics eventually took a deserved lead on 76 mins after good work by King on the right his cross was met by Whitworth who bundled the ball into the net as the keeper challenged him. Vics continued to press and should have extended their lead on 87 mins when King was played in on goal, he rounded the keeper but saw his shot hit the post and rebound to safety.

Full time 2-1

Team - Robbie, Strachan, C Eaton, Gourlay, Whitworth, Stephen, Steel, Buggins, Barclay, King, Comiskey. Subs - S Eaton, Dunn, E Cairney, Renilson, Spink (gk)

This was a well deserved and important victory for Vics. Brechin played some neat football but just as importantly should real fight and determination to achieve the desired result. Vics are away on League duty on Saturday 24th August when they travel to meet Forfar West End. Kick off is 2.30pm 

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13/08/13

League

Brechin Vics 0 Arbroath Vics 1

Manager King made two changes to Saturdays side with Barclay and E Cairney replacing Dunn and Trialist. Arbroath were first to threaten in the 1st minute and keeper Robbie saved well from a 25 yards shot. Brechin were next to have an attempt in a frantic opening period when Strachan shot just wide also from 25 yards out. The tempo began to settle and it was Brechin who had the next attempt when a Buggins shot from the wide area was saved by the keeper. Buggins again had an attempt on 15 mins but his header after an excellent passing move was saved by the keeper. Arbroath had their fair share of possession and had a succession of corner kicks but Vics rear guard held firm and defended well. Brechin had the final attempt of the half when Strachan shot wide from 20 yards.

Half time 0-0

Arbroath took the lead 4 mins into the second half when Watson although looked in an offside position was allowed to stride in on goal and slip the ball past the diving Robbie. The game in the second half was seeing some excellent passing play by both sides but predominantly Brechin however chances on goal were at a premium as a combination of poor final ball and good defensive play restricted attempts. Brechin had a penalty claim turned down on 70 mins when Barclay was bundled to the ground in the box but the referee waved away his appeals. Brechin had a great chance in the last minute when Buggins did well to beat 3 defenders before squaring to Steel who's attempt went narrowly past the post with the keeper beaten.

Full time 0-1

Team - Robbie, S Eaton, C Eaton, E Cairney, Gourlay, Ross, Steel, Buggins, Barclay, King, Strachan. Subs - Comiskey, Renilson, Dunn, S Cairney, Spink (gk)

This was a much improved Vics performance from Saturday with some excellent passing play. The final ball and lack of a real goal threat let them down in the end but much encouragement can be taken from this performance.

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10/8/13

League

Brechin Vics 0 Thornton Hibs 2

Charlie King's reign started with a first ever meeting between the two sides. The game started very evenly with both sides looking to get the ball down and passed on a good surface. Thornton were more direct with their play and Robbie produced a good save diving low to his right to save a shot from 6 yards. Vics had their first real chance on 12 mins but Gourlay headed over the bar form 12 yards. Vics had a lucky escape from a corner kick with C Eaton clearing off the line with Robbie beaten. Vics should have taken the lead on 22mins but Buggins screwed his shot wide from 8 yards, King was next to have an attempt but his shot from 20 yards was high and wide. Thornton took the lead on 40 mins when a cut back from the goal line was met by Maxwell who smashed the ball into the net from 12 yards. Thornton extended their lead two mins later when a speculative shot from 25 yards from Maxwell which beat Robbie and landed in the back of the net.

Half time 0-2

Gourlay had a shot from 25 yards saved by the keeper within the first minute of the restart. The game was flowing from end to end and Robbie made another good save from 8 yards. Thornton almost extended their lead on 57 mins but the ball rebounded of the post before being cleared by S Eaton. Vics were having their share of possession but were finding it very difficult to create any chances. It was Thornton who created the best chances but found Robbie in good form and he kept them at bay making a couple of good saves. Vics introduced Comisky, Barclay and Renilson in an attempt to get back into the game but were unable to clear cut chances.

Full time 0-2

Team - Robbie, S Eaton, C Eaton, Trialist, Gourlay, Steel, Strachan, Ross, King, Buggins, Dunn. Subs E Cairney, Renilson, Barclay, Comisky, Spink (GK)

A disappointing start for manager King with the players producing a below par performance. Charlie will be looking for a marked improvement on Tuesday evening when Arbroath Vics are the visitors to Victoria Park, kick off 7.00pm. Vics are at HOME on Saturday 17th August when they face Blairgowrie, kick off 2.30pm

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20/4/13

League

Forfar West End 4 Brechin Vics 1

Vics travelled to meet promotion hopefuls Forfar West End in what proved to be a difficult afternoon. Forfar started quickly and had Vics pinned back. They took the lead on 4 mins when a ball played in over the defence found Scott who coolly slotted past the helpless Robbie. Forfar went two up on 8 mins again with a very soft goal. A long ball from their defence caught out Vics and Irons was on hand to score from 6 yards as the ball was squared along the 6 yard box. Vics gradually got themselves back into the game after the whirlwind start and McWilliam was unlucky on 19 mins when his hook shot just missed the target. Vics came even closer two mins later when Whitworth was presented with a chance but the keeper saved his effort from 6 yards. Vics were caught out for a third time on 26 mins when they failed to clear a ball into the box and Ramsay scored from 10 yards. Vics kept plugging away and were rewarded on 30 mins with a penalty kick when Fullerton was brought down in the box as he was about to shoot. Buggins stepped up and scored with the resultant spot kick. Vics went close on 34 mins when a Fullerton corner caused mayhem in the box before being cleared for another corner. From the resultant kick Strachan saw his shot from 20 yards smash of the post with the keeper beaten before being cleared to safety. Vics were caught with a sucker punch on 41 mins when Scott scored with and unstoppable shot from 16 yards.

Half time 4-1

Robbie produced a great save in the 1st min of the second half. Vics were having an equal share of the spoils in this half and had a couple of efforts from Fyfe scrambled clear by the West End defence. McWilliam worked a good chance for himself but he was just crowded out as he looked to shoot at goal. Vics changed things midway through the half pushing three up front but this failed to create the chances and goals that Vics required. As Vics pushed everything into attack for the last 5 mins they were caught out on the break and were reliant on Robbie to produce three great saves to prevent any further scoring.

Full time 4-1

Team - Robbie, Buggins, Crowe, Cairney, Gourlay, S Eaton, Fullerton, Strachan, McWilliam, Fyfe, Whitworth. Subs, Smith, Barker, Robertson, Trialist

Slack play in the first half resulted in Vics downfall losing four very soft goals. Vics did create a number of chances but their finsihing was off the boil. The second half was much more even. Vics are away to Downfield on Saturday 27th April which is their final game of the season. kick off 2.30pm.

Vics are holding a fundraising RACE DAY on Sunday 5th May at Hudsons Bar. Everyone is welcome to attend with the first race starting at 2.30pm prompt.

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16/03/13

League

Brechin Vics 0 Montrose Roselea 6

Vics had a very disappointing performance on Saturday losing heavily to their local rivals. Vics trailed by four first half goals, two from defensive errors and a couple of strange refereeing decisions meant Vics were up against it.

Two further goals early in the second half completed the scoring. Vics closest effort was when a Barker header from 6 yards came back off the post.

Vics are at HOME on Saturday 23rd March when North End are the visitors to Victoria Park. kick off 2.30pm

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09/03/13

League

Forfar Albion 1 Brechin Vics 4

Vics were involved in the only game in region to have survived the weather.  The pitch was in good condition considering the heavy rain of the last couple of days. Vics were first to threaten when C eaton set up Barker but his shot was wide of the target. Barker had another attempt on 4 mins but this time his shot was too high after being set up by Strachan. Albion were dangerous on the break and had a couple of chances but poor finishing by their strikers failed to test Robbie. Vics had another chance on 15 mins when good link play between McWilliam and Barker gave Dunn a chance but his shot was wide. Vics were getting to grips with Albion style and were beginning to dominate and had attempts from Barker and Dunn saved. Vics eventually took the lead on the stroke of half time when C Eaton played a corner to Fullerton inside the box and he duly dispatched the ball into the net from 12 yards at the second attempt after his first shot had been blocked.

Half time 0-1

Vics extended their lead 2 mins into the second half after another good move. C Eaton and Barker combined down the left to set up Strachan who saw his shot blocked into the path of Dunn who slammed the ball into the corner of the net from 18 yards. Vics were rampant at this stage and a minute later Barker had a shot saved by the Albion keeper before a Buggins follow up shot was blocked for a corner. C Eaton took the resultant corner and sent the ball high over the keeper and into the roof of the net. McWilliam was next to have an attempt on goal on 52 mins when sent clear but his shot was saved by the keeper. Vics scored their fourth on 60 mins when McWilliam played in Barker who form 12 yards coolly slotted the ball into the net past the advancing keeper. Two mins later it should have been five when McWilliam played in Barker but he was pushed wide as he rounded the keeper and shot into the side netting. Robertson had a great chance to extend their lead but his shot was well saved by the Albion keeper. Vics did score a fifth when C Eaton scored from 5 yards but his effort was ruled offside. Albion got a consolation on 82 mins when Easton scored from the penalty spot after Darar was adjudged to have fouled in the box.

Full time 1 - 4

Team - Robbie, Buggins, Darar, Gourlay, Cairney, Dunn, Fullerton, Strachan, McWilliam. Barker, C Eaton. Subs - S Eaton, Fyfe. Robertson, Crowe, Fyfe

After a fairly even first half Vics dominated proceedings in the second half and ran out worthy winners. Vics had chances to add to their tally but failed to do so. The only disappointment was the conceding of a late penalty which resulted in their failure to keep a clean sheet. Vics have a much harder game next week, Saturday 16th March,  when they at home to Montose Roselea at Victoria Park. Kick off 2.30pm

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02/03/13

League

Arbroath Vics 2 Brechin Vics 0

Brechin Vics were again on their travels when they faced Arbroath Vics. The match started in almost perfect conditions and it was a fairly even beginning. Brechin's first chance came on 7 mins when a Strachan cross just failed to pick out McWilliam at the near post. The game was flowing from end to end without either side creating a clear cut chance. Arbroath took the lead on 15 mins when a ball into the box found Mowatt who from a suspisously offside position hammered the ball past Robbie. Brechin tried to get back into the game but were finding their more experinced opposition difficult to break down. Arbroath went two goals up on 26 mins when their winger was allowed to progress even although the ball appeared to be out of play, and cross for the unmarked striker to slot into the empty net from 2 yards. Robbie produced a great safe on 30 mins to keep Brechin in the game. Brechin's best move of the half came on 35 mins when C Eaton and Barker combined to create a chance for Robertson but his shot from 18 yards was blocked and cleared to safety.

Half time 2-0

Robbie produced a great diving save in the first minute of the second half. Brechin were having more of the play in this half and almost pulled a goal back on 55 mins when a Buggins header hit the crossbar before being cleared to safety. Brechin were much better in the second half and had a succession of free kicks. Barker had  an effort well wide of the target before a Strachan free kick produced a scramble in the Arbroath box before being cleared to safety. Another free kick from 25 yards by Buggins went high over the crossbar. Brechin continued to have the larger share of possession but could not work to contrive a clear cut opening. Vics introduced Fyfe, S Eaton and Darar during the half but the pattern of the game remained the same with Brechin looking the more likely to score but without the cutting edge that was required.

Full time 2-0

Team - Robbie, Duff, C Eaton, Buggins, Gourlay, Dunn, Smith, Strachan, McWIlliam, Barker, Robertson. Subs - S Eaton, Fyfe, Crowe, Cairney, Darar.

Brechin Vics never really got going until the second half and although they had a fair share of possession they could not create a clear cut chance. The goals conceded although both controversial should have been defended better. Vics are away to Forfar Albion on Saturday 9th March, kick off 2.30pm

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23/02/13

League

Lochee Harp 2 Brechin Vics 2

Vics welcomed back Buggins but were still minus the suspended Crowe. Vics started the game on top and had Harp pinned in their own half. Some excellent posssession had Vics in total control but the lack of a cutting edge was apparent. Vics created a chance after 12 mins when Strachan had a shot from 18 yards saved by the keeper with Barker hitting the side netting from the rebound. Vics were still in control when on 22 mins a neat flick from Fyfe to Barker saw the latters effort saved by the keeper. Harp were only seen as a threat on the break but the defence of Buggins, C Eaton, Gourlay and Whitworth were in full control. Vics were dealt a blow on 30 mins when Gourlay had to be replaced because of injury. Duff slotted in at right back with Buggins moving to centre half. This change seemed to unsettle Vics with Harp coming more into the game. Harp took the lead on 44 mins when a neat one two at the edge of the box allowed Williamson to progress before slotting past Robbie in the Vics goal.

Half time 1-0

Two minutes after the restart Vics were on level terms. Duff was brought down in the box and Buggins expertly scored the resultant penalty kick. The game started to get bogged down in the middle of the park with the game being constantly broken up with a serious of free kicks. Vics were dealt a further blow on 60 mins when Strachan had to leave the field of play again through injury. S Eaton was his replacement. Harp once again took the lead mid way through the half after when Paterson was allowed to prod the ball into the  net after a defensive mix up. Harp were on top at this stage and keeper Robbie had to produce a great diving save from a 25 yards free kick. Harp were reduced to 10 men on 70mins when Starky was sent off as a result of 2 yellow cards. Five minutes later Vics Whitworth was shown a straight red after a strong challenge in the middle of the park. Vics pushed forward in the last 10 mins in attempt to get on level terms with S Eaton having a shot from 10 yards producing a great save from the Harp keeper. With time running out Vics deservedly drew level  with the last kick of the game when Barker squeezed the ball in at the near post from a Buggins cross.

Full time 2-2

Team - Robbie, Buggins, C Eaton, Gourlay, Whitworth, Dunn, Fullerton, Strachan, Fyfe, Barker, Robertson. Subs - S Eaton, Smith, McWilliam, Duff, Cairney

Vics got a deserved draw and played some really good possession football especially in the opening 25 mins. Vics took time to recover from loosing Gourlay and Strachan to injury and showed fight to recover twice and gain a share of the points. Vics find themselves away from home for the third week running when on Saturday 2nd March they travel to meet Arbroath Vics. kick off is 2.30pm

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16/02/13

League

East Craigie 2 Brechin Vics 1

Vics had to reshuffle there defence as they were missing the unavailable Buggins and suspended Crowe. East Craigie started the brighter and had a couple of efforts which were just wide of the target. Barker had a chance on 7 mins but shot wide. Vics make shift defence was taking a while to get settled and hesitancy allowed East Craigie to take the lead on 8 mins. East Craigie increased their lead on 12 mins when Vics failed to react to a cross and the ball was slotted into the net from 12 yards. Robbie then produced a great save on 17 mins to touch over a header from 6 yards. Vics had settled at this stage and began to take the game to their hosts. S Eaton shot over from a corner on 35 mins before Vics eventually pulled a goal back on 40 mins. McWilliam received the ball in the middle before playing in Barker who's shot from 18 yards took a deflection and sailed high over the keeper and into the net.

Half time 2-1

Vics started the half the way they finished the first well on top and McWilliam was first to have an attempt but his shot was saved by the keeper. Vics thought they had drew level on 55 mins when a Robertson header was met by McWilliam at the back post and he slotted home from 6 yards. To Vics dismay the referee disallowed the goal for offside. It was all Vics at this stage and Fullarton was next to have shot but again the keeper saved. Fyfe was next to have an effort on 75 mins but again the Craigie keeper was on hand to save the shot. Vics should have levelled matters on 82 mins when Barker headed narrowly wide form 8 yards. Vics continued to press for the remainder of the match and despite having 3 attempts blocked on the goal line they could not get the deserved equaliser.

Full time 2-1

Team - Robbie, S Eaton, C Eaton, Gourlay, Whitworth, Dunn, Fullarton, Strachan, McWilliam, Barker, Robertson.  Subs, Smith, Duff, Fyfe, Gaud, Longmuir

After Vics domination of the last hour of the game a share of the spoils was the minimum they deserved. This was a vast improvement from last week with a fine team performance and some good individual performances. The average age of the Vics team on Saturday was just 20 years and this can be a contributing factor to the inconsistency of performances. Vics are in Dundee again on Saturday 23rd February when they travel to meet Lochee Harp. Kick off is 2.30pm

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09/02/13

League

Brechin Vics 1 Blairgowrie 5

Blairgowrie had the best of the opening exchanges but without troubling keeper Robbie. Vics first real opportunity came on 12 mins when Fullerton played in Whitworth but his shot was straight at the keeper who cleared to safety. Blair took the lead on 27mins when their left back was allowed to travel unchallenged and unleashed an unstoppable shot passed Robbie from 16 yards. Vics fell further behind when they failed to clear a corner and the ball was fired into the net from 6 yards.

Half time 0-2

Vics came out with determination in the second half and were awarded a penalty on 57 mins. Fyfe's spot kick was saved by the Blair keeper. Vics continued to press and were awarded another penalty when Strachan was fouled in the box. This time Buggin's stepped up and sent the keeper the wrong way from the spot. Vics were back into the game for only a minute when a shot from the edge of the box was deflected and although Robbie got his hand on it he couldn't stop the ball hitting tthe post and crossing the line. The game was over as a contest when Crowe was shown a straight red for a reckless tackle on 70 mins. Blair were able to add a further 2 goals on 85 and 89 mins to complete a miseable afternoon for vics.

Full time 1-5

Team - Robbie, Gourlay, C Eaton, Buggins, Gourlay, Dunn, Fullerton, Strachan, Fyfe, Whitworth, Robertson. Subs - S Eaton, Smith, Longmuir

The turning points were when Vics got themselves back into the game with Buggins penalty and could only hold onto the lead for 2 mins and the sending off of Crowe. The overall performance was well below par. Vics are in Dundee on Saturday 16th February when they meet East Craigie. Kick off 2.00pm

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02/02/13

League

Dundee North End 3 Brechin Vics 0

Vics travelled to Dundee to play league leaders North End in the only game in the area that survived the overnight frost. Conditions were almost perfect as the game kicked off with Vics taking the game to North End. Gradually as the game progressed North End began to take control but Vics were looking dangerous on the break. Vics won a succession of corners but were unable to get any attempts on target. Robbie was brought into action on 25 mins making an excellent double save. North End hit Vics with a quick one two on 34 and 36 mins. The first came from a good inter passing move presenting McNaughton with only Robbie top beat at the back post and the second a long ball caught out the vics rearguard and allowed Grant the easiest of opportunities from 6 yards. Vics came back from this double set back and a Fyfe free kick flashed across the 6 yards box just out of the reach of the on rushing Whitworth. Just on half time Fyfe had an opportunity but srewed his shot from 16 yards wide of the target with just the keeper to beat.

Half time 2-0

The second half started with much of the play confined to midfield. North End always had the bulk of possession as Vics struggled to work any openings. North End extended their lead on the hour mark when a shot from Muckersie from 20 yards found the corner of the net. Vics were defending gallantly with Crowe, Buggins, Gourlay and C Eaton working overtime to keep the North End attack at bay. Vics continued to battle and had attempts from long range from Strachan, Robertson and McWilliam being saved by the keeper.

Full time 3-0

Team - Robbie, Crowe, C Eaton, Buggins, Gourlay, Dunn, Whitworth, Strachan, Fyfe, McWilliam, Robertson Subs - Smith, S Eaton, Longmuir

The better team won on the day and it showed why they are top of the table and favourites for promotion. Vics worked well and showed team spirit which had been missing in their previous games. Vics are at Home on Saturday 9th February when Blairgowrie are the visitors. The game has a 2.00pm kick off

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12/01/13

East of Scotland Cup

Luncarty 4 Brechin Vics 3

Vics travelled to perthshire for this cup tie and found themselves a goal down after 1 min when a cross from the right found the Luncarty striker who slammed the ball past the helpless Robbie. Vics gradually settled into the game and started to dominate possession. Dunn had a shot from 25 yards sail wide of the target and the same player had another shot this time saved by the keeper after good link play involving Fyfe. It was all Vics at this point and on 17 mins a Buggins shot from 20 yards was deflected wide for a corner. Vics fell further behind when Luncarty hit them on the break and a cross from the left was squeezed in at the back post. Vics continued to have most of the play and a neat one two involving Smith and McWilliam saw the latters shot saved by the keeper. Fyfe came even closer on 35 mins but his free kick from 25 yards was saved. Vics pulled a goal back on 40 mins when great individual play from Fyfe saw him beat four players before picking out McWilliam who scored from yards.

half time 2-1

Vics started quickly and a Smith shot from 18 yards was just wide of the target. The second half was much like the first with Vics have most of the possession but unable to create clear cut chances. Vics went 3-1 down on 62 mins when a quick break by Luncarty resulted a chance for the striker who seen his first effort blocked by Robbie but the keeper could do nothing to stop the follow up shot. Vics dug deep and reduced the leaway on 73 mins when Fyfe scored direct from a free kick from 25 yards. Vics pushed for the equaliser but were caught out again on 83 mins with a similar goal to the third. Vics to their credit continued to drive forward and scored a third on 85 mins when a Gourlay strike from 25 yards took a deflecion and ended up in the back of the net. Robbie produced a brilliant save on 88 mins diving to his right to touch a shot form 18 yards round the post. Buggins had an attempt on 89 mins but the keeper managed to get his finger tips on the ball to send it wide for a corner.

Full time 4-3

Team - Robbie, Gourlay, C Eaton, Crowe, Cairney, Dunn, Smith, Buggins, Fyfe, McWilliam, Robertson. Subs, Clews, Duff, Longmuir.

Vics had the majority of possession and played some neat football but there inability to defend Luncarty's breakaways cost them dearly. Its back to the training ground to shore up the defence in time for the visit to high flying Dundee North End on Saturday 19th January. Kick off 1.45pm

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29/12/12

League

Brechin Vics 3 Kirrie Thistle 4

Vics were back in action for the first time since 24th November. Vics were caught cold on 4 mins when Russell shot passed Robbie from 20 yards. Vics retaliated and equalised 2mins later when an Easton through ball found McWilliam who coolly lobbed the Kirrie keeper from 20 yards. The game was flowing from end to end and it was Vics who took the lead on 15 mins. McWilliam found Easton who in turn played the ball wide to Smith who strode forward before hammering an unstoppable shot past the keeper from 18 yards. Kirrie were still looking very dangerous and Robbie produced a great save from a free kick from 25 yards. Vics extended their lead on 25 mins when McWilliam held off his marker before cutting the ball back to Whitworth who scored from 6 yards. Kirrie came back at Vics but Vics defended well and restricted Kirrie's chances to long range shots. Kirrie were awarded a soft penalty on 32 mins and although Robbie got a hand to Russell's spot kick he couldn't keep the ball out. Vics had a couple of attempts late in the first half from Fyfe and Gourlay but both efforts were saved.

Half time 3-2

The second half started the same as both sides looked to attack at every opportunity. Kirrie drew level on 53 mins with another controversial goal. Easton looked to have been fouled on the half way line but play was allowed to continue and as the ball reached Farquharson he slotted past Robbie from a suspiciously offside position. The referee failed to give Vics the decision and the goal stood. Easton had a free kick just wide of the target before Robbie produced another good save on 61 mins. Chalmers of Kirrie was sent off for an elbow on McWilliam on 65mins. Vics had a numerical advantage but as often happens the 10 men had the best of the next 15 mins. Robbie again kept Vics in the game with a great save before Smith hit the post from a 20 yards free kick. Kirrie took the lead on 75 mins when a breakaway presented Sievewright with a chance and he scored from 6 yards. Vics went on all out attack for the last 10 mins with efforts from Buggins, Trialist and Smith were all blocked and cleared to safety.

Full time 3-4

Team - Robbie, Gourlay, C Eaton, Buggins, Cairney, Trialist, Smith, Easton, McWilliam, Whitworth, Fyfe Subs - S Eaton, Trialist, Gauld, Longmuir

Vics can count themselves unlucky not to get a share of the points with a fighting performance. Seventeen year old McWilliam had an encouraging debut and will be a good addition to the squad. Vics are at HOME on Saturday 5th January when Forfar West End visit. Kick off is 1.30pm

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24/11/12

League

Blairgowrie 3 Brechin Vics 0

The game eventually got the go ahead after a late inspection. The pitch was playable although conditions were far from ideal. This resulted in the game being lacking of real constructive football with the majority of the play being bogged down in the middle of the park with very little in the way of goalmouth action. The first real attempt on goal came on 20 mins when a shot fromn 18 yards went narrowly wide of the target. Vics only chance of note came when C Eaton played Barclay in on goal but his shot was blocked and cleared to safety.

Half time 0-0

Vics started brightly and almost took the lead on 46 mins. Good play down the right involving Gourlay and Fyfe resulted in the latters cross findin S Eaton who saw his header from from 10 yards producing a great diving save from the Blair keeper. Robbie was called into action 3 mins later producing a good save to keep the scorelines blank. The game then settled back into the first half pattern and looked as though a 0-0 scoreline was to be the outcome. Blairgowrie however had other ideas and a couple of defensive errors created two chances for Blair on 61 and 63 minutes which they gratefully accepted. Blair had their tails up at this stage and another couple of good saves by Robbie kept Vics in the match. Whitworth was next to have an attempt for Vics but his header from 12 yards was just too high. Blairgowrie completed the scoring on 40 mins when C Eaton was adjuged to have handled on the goal line and a penalty awarded and Eaton sent off.

Full time 3-0

Team - Robbie, Crowe, C Eaton, Buggins, Cairney, S Eaton, Gourlay, Easton, Fyfe, Barclay, Robertson Subs - Whitworth, Smith, Strachan

A disappointing and unacceptable performance from Vics. Vics will have to pick themselves up quickly as they face a HOME game against league leaders Dundee North End on Saturday 1st December. Kick off is 1.45pm

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17/10/12

Emirates Scottish Cup

Rosyth 4 Brechin Vics 0

Vics were on their travels on Saturday and were expectant of a very difficult cup tie. A low blinding sun was proving troublesome for boths sides as the their passes struggled to find their intended destinations. Rosyth were first to threaten with Robbie saving a free kick from 25 yards. Vics first effort came on 12 min when an S Eaton free kick only narrowly missed the target with the Rosyth keeper stranded. Rosyth were looking the more dangerous and should have taken the lead on 20mins when their striker was clean through on goal but the combined efforts of Robbie and Gourlay pushed him wide. Robbie was again called into action two minutes later making a good save with his feet. Vics were working hard but were finding it difficult to create any clear cut chances. Rosyth took the lead on 35 mins when McMillan was allowed to head a corner unchallenged tnto the net from 12 yards giving Robbie no chance.

Half time 1-0

Vics started the second half in determind fashion and Robertson came close with a shot but his effort was saved by the keeper. Rosyth came back into the game and extended their lead on 58 mins when Graham's shot from 25 yards took a deflection and finished high into the corner of the net. Robbie produced a great save from a 25 yard free kick. Vics came back strongly with Whitworth having two efforts on goal. The first saw his shot blocked by a last ditch tackle and the second a header from a corner which went just wide ofd the target. S Eaton had another free kick but this time the keeper saved easily his effort from 20 yards. Vics best chance fell to Fyfe on 75 mins when he was played in on goal by Young but his effort was saved by the Rosyth keeper. Vics pushed forward in the last 10 minutes but were picked off on the break when Rosyth scored two late goals on 80 and 88 minutes to complete the scoring.

Full time 4 -0

Team - Robbie, Gourlay, C Eaton, Buggins, Cairney, S Eaton, Robertson, Dunn, Fyfe, Whitworth, Young. Subs - Barclay, Fotheringham, Smith, Laing, Longmuir

Although the two late goals flattered Rosyth they deserved their victory and everyone at Vics wishes them well in the next round. Vics were not at their best and can have no complaints. Vics are away from home on League duty on Saturday 24th November when they travel to meet Blairgowrie. Kick off is 1.45pm

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10/11/12

Coupar Angus 1 Brechin Vics 2

Vics welcolmed back C Eaton from injury and included new signings Steven Barclay and Fraser Crowe signed from Kirrie Thistle and Arbroath respectively. Vics started brightly with Gourlay having a shot from 25 yards saved in the first minute. Easton and Dunn combined to create a chance but Easton's effort was wide of the target. Vics dominance was rewarded on 10 mins with a goal from Fotheringham. He progressed down the right before cutting inside and hitting a low shot passed the keeper from 18 yards. Vics almost increased their lead 5 mins later after a good passing move presented Robertson with a chance but he shot wide. Two mins later a long clearance from keeper Robbie gave Easton a chance but he shot over from 18 yards. It was all Vics at this stage and further chances fell to Easton and Whitworth but both efforts were well saved by the Coupar keeper. Vics thought they had increased their lead on 27 mins when a quick C Eaton free kick from 25 yards was saved by the keeper only for Robertson to follow up and slot the rebound into the back of the net. To everyone's amazment the referree  disallowed the goal for offside. Disaster hit on 30 mins when a Coupar breakaway presented Marecek with a chance and he coolly slotted the ball passed Robbie from 8 yards. Robbie produce a great save on 35 mins to keep the scores level at the break.

Half time 1-1

Vics again came out of the blocks quickly at the start of the second half and took the lead on 50 mins. A S Eaton free kick was played into the box with the Coupar defender handling which prevented an attempt on goal and  a penalty was awarded. Easton stepped up and put the keeper the wrong way from the resultant spot kick. Vics continued to dominate creating many chances but without finding the back of the net. Efforts from Fyfe and Easton went wide of the target before another good move involving both created another chance for Easton but this time the keeper saved his effort. Fyfe was tee'd up by S Eaton but he screwed his shot from 20 yards wide of the target. Dunn then produced a piece of skill to beat his marker but this time the keeper made a good save to keep Coupar in the game. Vics inability to kill the game almost came back to haunt Vics as Coupar put Vics under pressure in the final 10 mins but some excellent defending and two crucial blocks from Cairney and  S Eaton ensured Vics returned with the 3 points.

Full time 1-2

Team - Robbie, Gourlay, C Eaton, Buggins, Cairney, S Eaton, Fotheringham, Dunn, Easton, Whitworth, Robertson,

Subs - Fyfe, Barclay, Crowe

This was a welcome 3 points for Vics although their inability to convert the chances created almost came back to haunt them. The posistive are that they defended well when required and continued to create numerous good chances. Vics are on Emirate Scottish Cup duty on Saturday 17th November when they travel to meet Rosyth. Kick of 1.45pm. Vics are running a bus to the game and would invite any supporter wanting to attend to contact Brian Eaton on 01356 623534 to book their

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27/10/12

League

Brechin Vics 1 Lochee Harp 2

Vics were at home for the 3rd week running and were back on league duty. Vics ceated the first chance when Laing played a great ball to Buggins and when his cross came into the box it was just out of the reach of Whitworth. Robbie was brought into action 2 mins later when he saved well at his near post. The game was being played mainly in the midfield but Vics came close after a great Young run gave S Eaton a chance but his shot from 20 yards was saved. Vics came even  closer on 25 mins when a Gourlay shot from 18 yards was cleared off the Harp line with the keeper beaten. Harp had the better of the closing 15 mins of the first half and took the lead on 42 mins when  Miller was allowed a free header from 10 yards from a corner kick.

Half time 0-1

Vics came out in determind fashion and came close on 5 mins when a Buggins shot from 25 yards came crashing off the crossbar and cleared to safety. Harp shocked Vics on 60 mins when a cross into the box wasn't cleared and Miller was allowed to prod the ball into the net. Vics pushed forward for the remainder of the match and although having plenty possession they failed to create any clear cut chances. Vics did get a goal back on 80 mins when Easton made ground down the left before crossing to Robertson who swept the ball past the keeper from 6 yards. Try as they did Vics were unable to get on level terms.

Full time 1 - 2

Team - Robbie, Gourlay, Stark, Easton, Cairney, S Eaton, Buggins, Laing, Fyfe, Whitworth, Young, Subs, Robertson, Dunn, Reilly.

This was a dissappointing perfromance by Vics with them never achieving the standards that are expected of them. Vics take a break from League business when the travel to meet Luncarty on Saturday 3rd November in the East of Scotland Cup. Kick off is 2.00pm

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20/10/12

Emirates Scottish Cup 2nd round

Brechin Vics 4 Coupar Angus 3

Vics started strongly with Buggins shooting wide from 18 yards in the 1st min. Vics were dominant and Easton should have done better on 12 mins but his effort from 8 yards went wide of the target. Buggins again came close a minute later but his cross come shot found no takers. Whitworth then had an effort but his shot was high and wide. Vics were shocked when Coupar took the lead on 16 mins. A slack defensive header found McKillen wide on the right who's miss hit his cross resulted the ball sailing high over Robbie in the Vics goal. Vics continued to press and got a deserved equaliser on 25 mins. The ball was played into the box and found S Eaton who from 8 yards took a touch before placing the ball past the keeper. Disaster hit Vics on the half hour mark when a defensive mix up presented Falganon with the easiest of chances of tapping into the empty net. Vics pushed until the half time with Fyfe having a great run and shot which went just over before the same player seeing another effort deflected over the cross bar.

Half time 1-2

Vics started the second half in determind fashion with Fyfe again just wide with his shot. Vics got back on level terms on 57 mins when a great Gourlay cross to the back post found Robertson who dived to head into the goal from 6 yards. Vics were in total command at this point and should have gone in front on the hour mark when another Gourlay cross found Whitworth who just failed to get the necessary touch on the ball. Vics took the lead for the first time on 60 mins when a great Buggins run into the box seen him body checked and a penalty was awarded. Easton scored with the resultant kick. Fyfe got back into the action but again his effort was just wide of the target. Robertson produced a good save from the Coupar goalkeeper as Vics tried to secure the tie. Vics scored their fourth on 81mins after good link up play between Buggins and Fyfe resultant in Buggins being played iin on goal and he smashed an unstoppable shot past the keeper from 12 yards. Fyfe came close on 86 mins this time seeing his shot hit the post with the keeper beaten. Vics were made to sweat when on 89 mins Coupar had a breakaway with McKillen breaking clear and slotting past the helpless Robbie.

Full time 4-3

Team - Robbie, Gourlay, Stark, Laing, Cairney, S Eaton, Buggins, Easton, Fyfe, Whitworth, Robertson. Subs - C Eaton, Longmuir, Dunn,

Although not at their best Vics progressed to the 3rd round of the Emirates Scottish Cup some thing they have failed to do for many seasons. Vics created numerous chances but poor finishing and some slack defending gave Coupar encouragement and hope. Vics are back on league business on Saturday 27th October with a HOME game against Lochee Harp. Kick off 2.30pm

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13/10/12

Brechin Vics 1 Downfield 3

Vics welcomed back Cairney, C Eaton and Fyfe but were minus Stark, Fotheringham and long term injury victims Gauld and Ross. The pitch was in good condition considering the flooding on Friday and both sides started strongly.In the first minute a long Robbie clearance found Reilly but his effort was blocked. Vics came even closer on 10 minutes when an S Eaton free kick from 25 yards came crashing back off the crossbar before being cleared to safety. Five minutes later Easton headed narrowly wide from 8 yards from a S Eaton corner. Downfield were dangerous however and Robbie had to be at his best making a great save on 25 mins. Downfield took the lead on 30 mins when a 20 yard freekick was samshed low into the corner of the net. Downfiled were now on top and extended their lead on 42 mins when there striker was played in and slotted past the advancing Robbie. Only a great Robbie save on the stroke of half time prevented Vics from falling further behind.

Half time 0 - 2

Downfield again had the upper hand at the start of the second half and only another great Robbie stop prevented another goal. A moment of poor defending by Vics presented another chance for Downfiled and this time the striker had the easiest of finishes to score from 6 yards. Vics made a couple of changes on 60 mins with C Eaton and Whitworth replacing Dunn and Laing. Vics started to believe and began to pose a threat themselves. Great play from Whitworth presented Buggins with a chance but from 6 yards he managed to screw his shot wide of the target. A corner caused mayhem in the Downfield box and somehow their defence was able to clear after an almighty sramble. Whitworth was in the thick of the action again but this time his shot was cleared off the line. Vics eventually got a goal back on 80 mins when a Whitworth cross was met by Robertson who headed home from 4 yards. It was all Vics at this stage and try as they might they could not get back into the game.

Full time 1-3

Team - Robbie, Gourlay, Young, Easton, Cairney, S Eaton, Laing, Dunn, Reilly, Buggins, Robertson. Subs  C Eaton, Whitworth, Fyfe

Vics dominated the last 25 mins but it was a case of too little too late. The ability is there it is just a case of believing. Vics have a HOME Scottish Cup game against Coupar Angus on Saturday 20th October. Kick off 2.30pm

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06/10/12

Brechin Vics 2 Forfar Albion 3

Vics welcomed back Young, Duff, Fotheringham and Buggins but were minus C Eaton and Fyfe from last weeks squad. They also included new loan signing Keir Reilly from Tayport. Albion started the brightest and their quick wing play had Vics on the back foot. Albion took the lead on 3 mins after a Vics clearance was blocked only for the ball to drop at the feet of Reynolds who rounded Robbie before placing into the empty net. Vics responded and Buggins had an attempt but his shot from 20 yards was saved. Vics were beginning to look dangerous and a good move down the left gave Duff a chance but his header from 8 yards came back off the crossbar and cleared to safety. Albion were the more dangerous and went further ahead on 18 mins. Vics failed to clear a corner kick and the ball was prodded into the net by Ferer form 10 yards. Vics were finding Albions movement hard to contain and fell further behind on 31 mins when Reynolds scored with a shot from 18 yards.

Half time 0-3

Young replaced Duff at the interval as Vics tried to get back into the game. Vics were far better in this half but still had to be wary of Albion as they continued to look very dangerous on the break. Vics replaced Whitworth with new signing Reilly on 60 mins and he made an immediate impact. Good play by Vics enabled Reilly to be played in on goal and he coolly smashed the ball past the keeper from 12 yards. Vics were pressing hard at this stage and pulled another goal back on 75 mins. Young was the playmaker who headed on for Reilly who once again progressed into the box to finish confidently from 10 yards. Vics were almost caught out when Albion broke but their striker was adjudged to be in an offside position as he put the ball into the net. Laing was next to try his luck but his shot from 20 yards was saved by the keeper. Reilly almost claimed his hat trick on 83 mins after Fotheringham played him in on goal but this time the keeper saved his effort.

Full time 2-3

Team - Robbie, Gourlay, Stark, Dunn, Easton, S Eaton, Robertson, Laing, Whitworth, Buggins, Duff, Subs - Reilly , Young, Fotheringham

This was an unacceptable result and performance by Vics especially their first half display. A huge improvement will be required for Saturday 13th October League fixture against Downfield. Kick off is 2.30pm

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29/09/12

League

Kirrie Thistle 4 Brechin Vics 2

Vics travelled to Kirrie minus no fewer than 8 players through various reasons. Vics included new loan signing from Highland league side Huntly FC, Lewis Robertson. The game was fairly even for the first 15 mins at which time Robbie was called into action saving well from a shot from 12 yards. Vics retaliated and Fyfe had effort but his shot went narrowly over the crossbar. Kirrie had a great chance on the half hour mark but their striker missed with a header from 6 yards. Vics were dealt a blow on 35 mins when the injured C Eaton had to be replaced by Longmuir. Kirrie took the lead on 40 mins with a simply worked goal. Vics failed to clear their lines on the right and when the cross came into the box Scott at the back post was on hand to slot the ball into  the net from 6 yards. Vics came more into the game and Fyfe equalised on 44 mins. A great through ball from Dunn found Fyfe in the clear and he rounded the keeper before slotting the ball into the empty net. Vics almost took the lead a minute later but Robertson's header was touched onto the crossbar by the Kirrie keeper before being cleared.

Half time 1-1

Vics took the lead on 52 mins when Whitworth beat two players before advancing into the box and shooting passed the keeper from 12 yards.Robbie had to be on his toes when he saved a shot from 25 yards. Kirrie equalised on 60 mins in fortunate circumstances. Vics defence tried to clear their lines but the ball rebounded off a couple players before landing at the feet of Russell who had the easiest tasks of scoring from 10 yards. Vics then lost Fyfe in what looked a serious ankle injury. Robbie was again brought into action producing a great save to keep the score level. Kirrie took the lead on 75mins when Lunan turned and scored from 12 yards out. Vics kept plugging away but it was Kirrie who scored again on 83 mins with a tap in from Lunan.

Full time 4-2

Team - Robbie, Gourlay, Stark, Dunn, Easton, S Eaton, Laing, Robertson, Fyfe, Whitworth, C Eaton. Subs- Longmuir, Cooper,

Vics showed a great deal of fight but their every increasing injury list proved to be their downfall. Fyfe and C Eaton join the list and both will miss next weeks , ( Saturday 6th October, kick off 2.30pm ) HOME League game against Forfar Albion. On the plus side Young, Duff, Fotheringham and Buggins will all be available

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22/09/12

GA Engineering Cup

Brechin Vics 1 Carnoustie 4

Vics were up against Super League outfit Carnoustie and knew they were in for a very difficult afternoon. Vics started positively and took the game to Carnoustie. It was the visitors who drew first blood on 8 mins when a sweeping move down the right resulted in a Scott cross being met by McILravey who smashed an unstoppable shot past Robbie from 10 yards. Vics responded immediately when Buggins beat 2 Carnoustie defenders but his shot from 18 yards was saved by the keeper. A poor defensive header presented Carnoustie with a chance but the combined efforts of Robbie and C Eaton  cleared the danger. Robbie then had to produce a good save on 20 mins from a corner. Vics were still in the game and another good run by Buggins presented Whitworth with a chance but the ball went wide and was cleared. Carnoustie extended their lead on the half hour mark when a long ball caught out the Vics defence and mix up presented M Scott with the easiest tasks of scoring into the empty net. Vics were presented with an opportunity to reduce the leaway when Buggins was fouled in the box and a penalty was awarded. Cairney stepped up but his spot kick was saved by the keeper.

Half time 0-2

Within 2 mins of the restart Robbie was called into action and made a great save. Vics pulled a goal back on 50 mins when  a good attacking move resulted in Dunn's shot being saved before C Eaton followed up to slot the ball into the net from 12 yards. Vics were dealt a blow on 55mins when P Ross was injured with what looked  a serious injury. S Eaton was his replacement. Before Vics could reorganise they found themselves 3-1 down when Perera headed a near post corner into the net from 5 yards. The next period of play was confined to midfield with little in the way of chances. It wasn't until 75 mins before the next chance came about when a Carnoustie ball into the box caused an almighty scramble before eventually being cleared. Two mins later Robbie produced a great diving save at his near post. Vics should have pulled a goal back on 80 mins when a C Eaton cross was met by Young at the back post but his header went wide of the tatget.  Fyfe was next to try his luck but after beating three defenders his shot from 18 yards was saved by the keeper. Carnoustie completed the scoring in stoppage time when they were awarded a penalty kick which was duly dispatched by sub Neave.

Full time 1-4

Team - Robbie, Gourlay, Stark, Ross, Cairney, Easton, Laing, Dunn, Whitworth, Buggins, C Eaton. Subs- S Eaton, Fyfe, Young, Gauld

Although a better performance than previous weeks Vics are still giving away soft goals. Vics battled bravely but a lack of composure and luck at crucial periods of the game was their downfall. Vics are on League business on Saturday 29th September when they travel to meet Kirrie Thistle. Kick off 2.30pm

Todays game was sponsored by James Lammond Ltd Plumbers. The Vics Committee and Players would like to thank them for their support.

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15/09/12

Brechin Vics 2 East Craigie 4

Vics were minus goalkeeper Jamie Robbie and top scorer Kevin Barker and were further reduced when C Eaton pulled up in the warm up.. On the plus side Ryan Young and Paul Ross were available for selection for the first time this season after recovering from injury. Vics fell behind on 4 mins when a free kick from 20 yards took a deflection off the wall giving trialist keeper no chance. Before Vics could recover they found themselves two goals down. A mistake was made by a Vics defender allowing the East Craigie striker a clear run on goal and he slipped the ball passed the advancing keeper. Vics were finding it hard to get out of their own half and found themselves three nil down on 15 mins when a shot from 18 yards flashed into the corner of the net. Eventually the shellshocked Vics made themselves a chance and it was Easton who had his shot from 18 yards saved by the keeper. Vics did get a goal back on 24mins when Stark launched a 40 yard freekick into the box which somehow deceived the East Craigie keeper and the ball landed in the back of the net. This gave Vics some hope and they should have pulled a further goal on the stroke of half time but Easton blasted high and wide from 10 yards.

Half time 1-3

Unfortunately for Vics they found themselves further behind on 50 mins when a back post cross was headed across goal with the striker reacting quickest to smash the ball into the net from 10 yards. Vics to their credit continued to try and build attacks and were rewarded on the hour mark when Easton scored with a free kick from 25 yards hitting the ball high into the roof of the net. Vics continued to plug away for the remainder of the game and created a number of opportunities but there seemed to be a reluctance to shot at goal when the opportunity arourse. Buggins and Fyfe both had chances but they failed to pull the trigger and the chances were lost. East Craigie were still posing a considerable threat and themselves created a couple of opportunities that were dealt with by the Vics defence.

Full time 2-4

Team - Trialist, Ross, Stark, Easton, Cairney, S Eaton, Gauld, Laing, Fyfe, Buggins, Young.

Subs  - Whitworth, Fotheringham, Dunn, C Eaton

The game was effectively over within the first 15 mins when Vics conceded three relatively soft goals. Although the remainder of the game was fairly even Vics again got caught napping early in the second half. This is something the management will need to sort before Saturday's GA Engineering Cup tie against Super League outfit Carnoustie Panmure. Kick off on Saturday 22nd September at Victoria Park is 2.30pm

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08/09/12

Montrose Roselea 5 Brechin Vics 0

Vics decimated squad was boasted by the loan signing of Graham Stark from Highland League outfit Huntly FC. Graham will be with Vics for an initial 1 month although this may be extended. On a bright but windy day Vics held there own in the early exchanges but without creating any chances. Roselea playing with the wind behind them gradually began to take control of proceedings putting Vics under considerable pressure. It took Roselea until the 28 min for them to take the lead. Watson received the ball in the penalty box spun Gauld before shooting through the unfortunate defenders legs and into the corner of the net. Roselea extended their lead on 40 mins when a near post cross was met by Collier who was allowed to get in front of the defender stooping low to head the ball past the helpless Robbie. Vics were still in the game until virtually the last kick of the half saw Roselea extend thier lead. A breakaway from a Vics attack saw Watson in on goal and although Robbie and C Eaton combined to save the initial effort the ball rebounded off the defender right into the path of Watson who tapped into the empty net.

Half time 3-0

Although Vics looked a bit more dangerous in the second half the pattern was much the same with Roselea looking the more likely team to score. They did extend the lead on 60 mins when Cairney was very harshly adjudged to have handled and a penalty kick was awarded. Watson completed his hat trick by dispatching the ball low into the corner. Vics huffed and puffed and created a few half chances from a succession of corner kicks but nothing that was going to trouble the Roselea keeper. Roselea completed the scoring on 85 mins with another break down the left and when the cross came in at the back post Riach was on hand to score from 5 yards.

Full time 5-0

Team - Robbie, Gauld, C Eaton, Easton, Cairney, S Eaton, Myles, Laing, Fyfe, Barker, Buggins.

Subs - Stark, Fotheringham, Dunn, Young, Trialist

This was a very poor and disappointing performance from Vics with very little in the way of positives coming from the game. Vics will have a chance to get thid result out of their system on Saturday 15th September with a Home league fixture against East Craigie. Kick off is 2.30pm

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01/09/12

League

Brechin Vics 8 Coupar Angus 0

Vics recorded an emphatic victory in their opening league game. Vics welcomed back Joe Myles but were still minus the injured Paul Ross, Ryan Young,Gavin Cooper and the unavailable David Fotheringham and David Easton. Chris Laing although not fully fit took a place on the subs bench. Vics were tense at the start and it took them 8 mins to create the first chance when Duff headed over from 6 yards. Gourlay was next to create a chance for Buggins but he just failed to get a touch on the ball. Buggins came even closer 2 mins later when his shot from 25 yards was just wide of the target with the keeper beaten. Vics eventually took the lead on 19 mins with a well worked goal. C Eaton started the move from the back when he played Duff down the touchline, Duff in turn sent a cross to the back post and when Aitken squared to Buggins he made no mistake from 10 yards as he smashed the ball passed the helpless keeper. Vics doubled their lead 4 mins later when great interplay between Fyfe and Barker, including a cheeky Fyfe back heel, gave Barker the chance and he coolly slotted home from 6 yards. Vics were playing excellent football and increased their lead on 26 mins. Again it was C Eaton who played a through ball to Barker and he progressed to score easily after dummying the Coupar keeper. Duff played S Eaton in with a cross but he just failed to make enough contact and his shot was saved. Fyfe was next to have an effort but his near post shot from a 22 yards free kick was saved at the near post. C Eaton picked up a clearance and smashed a 30 yards shot which was saved by the keeper. Vics made it four on 40 mins when Barker played in Aitken on goal and his shot from 18 yards went in off the post. Vics continued to press and Gauld should have scored just before half time but fired over from 6 yards.

Half time 4-0

Vics continued on the offensive and Aitken and Buggins combined but the latters effort was saved. Barker was next to try his luck but his shot from 20 yards went over the bar. Barker had another chance from a S Eaton pass but the keeper saved his effort. Barker completed his hat trick on 60 mins with another well worked goal. Duff played a couple of one two's before passing to Barker who from 18 yards sent an unstoppable shot past the Coupar keeper. Another great passage of play from Vics created a chance for Fyfe but his shot was wide of the target. Myles replaced the impressive Fyfe mid way through the half and it took Myles only 2 mins to show his worth when he made good progress down the left before sending in a delightful cross for Buggins to head past the keeper from 8 yards. Vics intorduced Whitworth and Dunn for Aitken and Gourlay. Vics extended their lead on 75 mins from a free kick. S Eaton sent a 20 yards free kick into the corner of the net giving the keeper no chance. Vics scored their eighth and final goal on 77 mins when Cairney played a great ball through the heart of the Coupar defence for Duff to run on and finish from 30 yards as he passed the ball round the advancing keeper for a cool finish. Vics continued to dominate the closing stages and should have scored a ninth when Buggins played in Barker but his effort went wide of the target. Although Vics rearguard had a quiet afternoon it should not be forgotten of the contribution made by Robbie, Gourlay Cairney and C Eaton as most of the play started from the back plus they thwarted any Coupar attacks before they reached Robbie in the goal.

Full time 8-0

Team - Robbie, Gourlay, C Eaton, Gauld, Cairney, S Eaton, Aitken, Buggins, Fyfe, Barker, Duff, Subs-Myles, Whitworth, Dunn, Laing

This was a pleasing performance from Vics with some very well worked goals scored. Vics however are under no illusions that much harder tests are ahead of them starting on Saturday 8th September with an away league game against Montrose Roselea. Kick off 2.30pm

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25/08/12

League Cup

Brechin Vics 1 Forfar West End 0

Vics were minus no fewer than 7 players for this encounter against previously undefeated Forfar West End and were dealt a further blow when Dunn pulled up in the warm up due to an achillies injury. The game started at a furious pace with both sides adopting all out attack. Forfar who only needed a point to progress to the semi final were looking for an early goal to settle their nerves but it was Vics who took the lead on 12 mins. Duff and Fyfe combined down the left and when Fyfe danced past two defenders he unleased an unstoppable shot high into the roof of the net from 25 yards. Vics probably just about deserved the lead at this point but it stung Forfar into some concerted pressure. First Robbie was made to produce a terrific diving save form a shot from 20 yards and and from the resultant corner S Eaton produced two blocks in succession to thwart efforts from 10 yards. Vics gradually got back into the game and Buggins was presented with a couple of chances but both were blaoked by last ditch challenges. Forfar were having more of the possession but Vics were well disciplined and cretaed another chance when a S Eaton shot went narrowly over the crossbar. Forfar showed their menance again on the half hour mark but Robbie produced another good save to maintain Vics lead.

Half time 1-0

The second half continued in a similar fashion with Forfar having more of the play but with Vics looking more dangerous on the break. The back three of Gauld, Cairney and C Eaton were matching up against the three Forfar attackers and for the most dominated proceedings. On the rare occasion they were breached Forfar found keeper Robbie in inspired form saving comfortably anything thown at him. It was Vics again who created a half chance when Fyfe latched onto a Cairney pass but was crowded out as he progressed into the 18 yards box. Fyfe again was in the thick of the action when he presented Buggins with a chance but his header was cleared to safety. Easton in the heart of midfield was having a good game in a disciplined holding role.Trialist Aitken on the right was having a great game and put in a dangerous cross which was cleared just as Barker was to pull the trigger. Forfar to their credit continued to push and had Vics defending for large parts of the half but Vics were resolute and determind. Robbie again was brought into action but again was up to the task and saved a shot from 12 yards. Vics were able to give Laing a run out as he recovers from injury whihc has seen him miss the last 3 weeks. The last fifteen minutes were tense but Vics comfortable held out for a deserved victory.

Full time 1-0

Team - Robbie, Gauld, C Eaton, Easton, Cairney, S Eaton, Aitken, Buggins, Fyfe, Barker, Duff,      Subs - Laing, S Cairney, Dunn

This was an excellent victory against an undefeated Forfar West End. Despite being down to the bare bones player wise Vics showed real unity and worked as a team. The squad have been working hard in training with results not matching their ability. The standards have now been set and Vics will be hoping to kick off the league season with a victory on Saturday 1st September with a HOME game against Coupar Angus. kick off 2.30pm

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18/08/12

League Cup

Coupar Angus 1 Brechin Vics 9

Vics squad was stretched to the limit on Saturday with Cooper, Laing, Ross, Young and Myles all missing due to injury. Vics have secured Lewis Dunn on loan from Montrose FC and he took up a position on the bench along with a trialist. The match past a late pitch inspection and it was Vics who dominated from the kick off.  Gourlay was making great runs down the right producing good crosses into the box but without any takers. C Eaton also had an effort but his free kick from 25 yards was easily saved. It was Coupar who shocked Vics when with a breakaway when striker Harieck chipped over Robbie from 20 yards. This stung Vics into more action and a Duff cross found Barker but his header was just to high. Vics equalised on 21 mins and it was a free kick from 22 yards from Barker that brought them level. Vics should have took the lead 2 mins later when a Gourlay cross was met by Buggins but he could not find the target from 10 yards. Gourlay was again in the thick of the action and brought out a good save from the keeper with a strike from 25 yards. Vics took the lead on the half hour mark when Cairney converted a penalty after Buggins was brought down after he had rounded the keeper and was about to put the ball into the empty net. Vics made it 3 on the stroke of half time. Good inter play involving Gourlay, Buggins and Barker presented Easton with a chance at the back post and he scored easily from 6 yards.

Half time 1 - 3

Vics continued where they left off and immediately both Gauld and Duff ahd efforts saved by the keeper. Vics made it 4 on 57 mins after C Eaton ahd played in Duff who slotted calmly past the advancing keeper. The pressure was relentless from Vics and S Eaton had a free kick saved by the keeper. Vics scored again on 65 mins when a Gauld cross from the right found Duff who's shot on goal was saved by the keeper but Fotheringham reacted quickiest to smash the ball into the net from close range. Two mins later it was 6 when a Fotheringham cross found Barker who headed to Buggins and from 6 yards he smashed an unstoppable shot into the back of the net. Vics continued to get the ball down and play football and the momentum continued when on 75 mins Barker played in Fyfe who from 12 yards was able to place the ball past the advancing Coupar keeper. Two minutes later it was roles reversal when good wing play by Fyfe presented Barker with a chance and he coolly scored from 8 yards. Barker was able to complete his hat-trick 10 mins from time with this goal being created by debutant Dunn who progressed in the middle of the park before threading  a great pass to him and he did the rest from 16 yards. It was Barker again who came close with minutes left but his header from a Fyfe cross went wide of the target.

Full Time 1-9

Team, Robbie, Whitworth, C Eaton, Gauld, Cairney, Fotheringham, Gourlay, Easton, Barker, Buggins, Duff

Subs- S Eaton, Dunn, Fyfe, Trialist.

This was a pleasing victory for Vics and it was good that we were able to score a numebr of goals. Vics will come up against much stronger oppositionon Saturday 25th August in their final League Cup match when the undeated Forfar West End are the visitors. Kick off is 2.30pm 

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11/08/12

League Cup

Brechin Vics 1 Kirrie Thistle 6

Vics were minus the injured duo of Paul Ross and Chris Laing. Vics started the brighter and Easton and Duff combined to give Buggins a chance but his shot went wide of the target. Vics took the lead on 7 mins when a Duff cross wasn't cleared allowing Fyfe to pounce and smash the ball passed the keeper from 10 yards. Kirrie equalised on 20 mins when a shot from 20 yards went high past Robbie into the top corner of the net. Easton had a couple of attempts on 30 and 35 mins. The first saw his deflected  free kick from 25 yards saved by the keeper and his second effort a 30 yard shot came crashing off the crossbar before being cleared to safety. Robbie produced a great save on 40 mins when he thwarted the Kirrie striker as he raced in on goal.

Half time 1-1

Vics again started the half on top and good combination play between Barker and Fyfe gave Barker a shot but this was saved by the keeper. The same pairing worked another opening for Barker 2 mins later but again his shot was saved. Fyfe produced a good save from the Kirrie keeper when he cut in from the right and shot was saved at the near post. Kirrie took the lead on 65 mins when slack marking at a corner allowed the kirrie striker to ghost in at the back post and give Robbie no chance. Vics still looked the more likely to score and came very close on 70 mins when a Fyfe free kick came back of the post with the keeper beaten. Vics fell further behind on 75 mins when the referee missed a blantant hand ball in the box from the Kirrie striker as he controlled the ball before beaten Robbie from 8 yards. Vics then lost Young to injury and the remaining 12 mins was forgetable as Vics lost a further 3 goals without reply.

FInal score 1 - 6

Team - Robbie, Gourlay, C Eaton, Easton, Cairney, Gauld, Duff, Buggins, Barker, Fyfe, Young,      Used Subs - S Eaton, Myles, Whitworth.  Unused - Fotheringham

The scoreline was rather harsh on Vics as even when 2-1 down it was Vics who looked the more likely to score. A shocking refereeing decision gave Kirrie a two goal cushion. The last 12 mins however was unacceptable as Vics conceded a further three goals. Vics must pick themselves up for another League Cup game away to Coupar Angus on Saturday 18th August. kick off 2.30pm

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League Cup

08/08/12

Carnoustie Panmure 4 Brechin Vics 0

Vics travelled to face their Super League opponents and knew they were in for a hard game. The opening 20 mins was fairly even with both sides coming close. Myles had an effort saved for Vics on 16 mins with Robbie making a good save from a header from 6 yards. Gradually Carnoustie began to take control and scored the opener on 25 mins when a back post header found the unmarked Robertson who scored from 10 yards. They made it two on 30 mins when Vics failed to clear and Scott scored from 6 yards. Robbie produced a great save on 35 mins to keep Vics in contention.

Half time 2-0

Vics again took the game to Carnoustie at the start of the half but could not produce a clear cut chance. Vics fell further behind on 61 mins when a shot was cleared off the line and Scott followed up to score the rebound. Vics were not giving up and on 65 mins Duff had a shot saved by the keeper. Vics replaced S Eaton and Myles with Gauld and Barker. C Eaton set up Barker on 75 mins but his header was saved by the keeper. C Eaton was next to try his luck for Vics but his shot was wide of the target. Carnoustie completed the scoring on 82 mins when Clark curled a shot from 20 yards passed the helpless Robbie.

Full time 4-0

Team - Robbie, Gourlay, Young, Easton, Cairney, S Eaton, Duff, Buggins, Myles, Fyfe, C Eaton.    Subs, Gauld, Barker, Whitworth, Laing

Although disappointed with some aspects of the game Vics can have no complaints having been beaten by the better side. Vics have another difficult game on Saturday when Kirrie Thistle visit Victoria Park again in a League Cup Section match

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04/08/12

Friendly

Sunnybank JFC 1 Brechin Vics 1

Vics were in Aberdeen for their final pre season friendly. The game was very even in the opening exchanges with both sides looking to play passing football. Vics had an attempt after 8 mins when C Eaton drilled a shot just wide of the target. Fyfe and Barker were next to combine with the latters shot just too high. Robbie was brought into action but saved easily, a shot from 18 yards.  Much of the play was confined to midfield with neither side able to produce a clear cut chance. Easton came close for Vics on 30 mins but his header from a Duff corner was just over the crossbar.

Half time 0-0

Sunnybank took the lead 10 mins into the second half after their striker was put clear and he beat Robbie from 16 yards. Buggins almost equalised midway through the second half but his shot from 25 yards was just wide of the target. Gauld came even closer 2 mins later when he cut inside his marker only to see his shot come back off the crossbar with the keeper well beaten. Vics got back on level terms on 70 mins. Good wing play from Myles resulted in his cross finding Buggins who from 8 yards headed past the Sunnybank keeper. Both sides strived to get the winner but neither team was able to carve out any further chances.

Full time 1-1

Squad - Robbie, Gourlay, Young, Ross, Cairney, S Eaton, Duff, Easton, Barker, Fyfe, C Eaton, Gauld, Laing, Buggins, Gauld, Whitworth

The serious business starts on Wednesday 8th August when Vics travel to meet Super League side Carnoustie Panmure in the D J Laing League Cup. Kick off is 7.00pm. This is followed by a HOME game on Saturday 11th August again in the League Cup against Kirrie Thistle. Kick off 2.30pm

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Friendly

28/07/12

Brechin Vics 4 Cruden Bay 1

Vics welcomed their North Junior opponents to Brechin for their first home game of the pre season. Vics started quickly and produced the first chance on 4 mins. Good link up play between Fyfe and Trialist presented the latter with a chance but his shot was blocked. Cruden Bay almost took a shock lead when they broke up field but Gourlay was on hand to block the shot. More good play between Fyfe and Trialist gave Easton a chance but his effort was saved by the keeper. C Eaton presented Trialist with another chance on 16 mins but this time his effort was cleared off the line. It was all Vics at this stage with some excellent passing producing numerous chances. One of these chances came to Young who after a neat one two with trialist  saw his chip shot scrambled clear by the keeper. On 20 mins Vics produced their best chance when good wing play by Fyfe gave Gauld a chance but unfortunately his effort went over the cross bar from 8 yards. Ross in the middle of the park was setting off many of the attacks an another good ball down the wing to Fyfe created another chance but his cross just failed to pick out Trialist. Vics domination eventually pad off on 35 mins. Easton hit a 25 yards freekick off the Cruden Bay crossbar with C Eaton reacting quickest to beat the keeper and head into the net from 6 yards.

Half time 1 - 0

Vics continued on the attack in the second half again with good wing play by Duff and Fyfe but once again the final ball was lacking. Trialist had a great chance on 60 mins when played in on goal but the keeper saved his effort. A minute later Myles was played through on goal but again his shot was saved by the keeper. From the resultant Eaton corner Trialist was first to react and fired the ball into the net from 4 yards. Vics made it three on 68 mins when Ferguson progressed down the wing before picking out Myles in the box who took one touch before placing the ball past the keeper from 8 yards. It was all Vics at this stage and their best goal came on 70 mins when Young ran some 50 yards past at least 6 players before rounding the keeper and placing the ball into the empty net. Vics seemed to relax after this and although they continued to create chances they did give Cruden Bay some hope and conceded a goal on 88 mins. A ball into the box found the Cruden Bay striker in a suspisiously offside position and he slotted past the helpless Robbie.

Full Time 4-1

Team - Robbie, Gourlay, Young, Gauld, Cairney, Ross, Duff, Easton, Trialist, Fyfe, C Eaton.           Subs all used - Laing, Myles, Ferguson, Whitworth, Robertson

This was a good perfromance with some excellent passing and some good goals scored. Things are gradually coming together but a lot off work is still required to convert a higher percentage of chance created. Vics have a HOME friendly Wednesday 1st August against Montrose Youths, kick off 7.15pm. On Saturday 4th August Vics travel to Aberdeen to meet Sunnybank Juniors. Kick off 2.00pm

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14/04/12

Coupar Angus 3 Brechin Vics 6

Vics travelled to Perthshire for their final League game of the season. Vics made two changes with C Eaton and Gauld replacing the not fully fit duo of Fyfe and Laing who were able to take their place on the bench. Vics took the game to Coupar from the kick off and took the lead after 2 mins. S Eaton layed the ball off to Scott who from 20 yards smashed an unstoppable shot past the diving keeper. Vics had another chance a minute later when Easton played McNaught in on goal but the keeper made a diving save at his feet. It was all Vics in the early exchanges and another S Eaton cross found Buggins but his shot at the near post was blocked. The resultant corner found Gauld who's header from 12 yards produced an excellent save from the Coupar keeper. Vics were dealt a blow when on a rare Coupar attack they  were awarded a free kick some 25 yards from goal. A great McBride effort high into the corner of the net left keeper Robbie with no chance. Vics responded and Gourlay was just wide from a header from an S Eaton cross. Slack play from Vics almost resulted in Coupar taking a shock lead on 25 mins. A long clearance was missed by the defence and when the striker lobbed Robbie, C Eaton just managed to get back and clear the ball off the goal line and away for a corner. Vics settled again and further long range efforts from P Ross and Easton produced saves by the Coupar keeper. Vics took a deserved half time lead when on 43 mins Gourlay was brought down in the box and a penaltly kick was awarded. Cairney stepped up and sent the keeper the wrong way from the spot.

Half time 1-2

Vics continued on the offensive at the start of the second half when Easton had a 30 yard effort saved by the keeper. McNaught was next to try his luck but shot wide after being set up by Easton. Vics extended their lead on 55 mins. S Eaton beat his man in the box and squared for Easton to score from 5 yards. Three minutes later it was 4-1, this time Buggins was the provider playing a great through ball to McNaught who slotted past the keeper from 18 yards. Vics should have extended their lead on 62 mins when a McNaught effort hit the post only for S Eaton to knock the rebound over the bar. Vics were dominant at this stage and Easton tried his luck from 25 yards but his shot was easily saved. Vics made it five on 70 mins with a carbon copy of the fourth goal. This time S Eaton played McNaught in on goal and again he finished with a shot from 18 yards into the corner of the net. Vics replaced Gauld with Cooper. Coupar pulled a goal back on 72mins after Gourlay was adjuged to have fouled the Coupar striker in the box and a penalty was awarded. McBride beat Robbie from the spot. Coupar pulled another goal back to make the score 3-5 on 80 mins when Easton was harshly penalised for a foul in the box and another penalty was awarded. McBride again did an excellent job and scored from the spot. Vics still pressed forward and again Easton had a shot saved by the keeper. McNaught should have completed his hat trick on 88 mins but headed an S Eaton cross wide of the target from 8 yards. Vics completed the scoring on 89 mins when Cooper smashed a volley high past the keeper from an Easton cross from the left.

Full time 3 - 6

Team- Robbie, Gourlay, C Eaton, P Ross, Cairney, S Eaton, Gauld, Easton, McNaught, Buggins, Scott. Subs - Cooper, Laing, Fyfe, Rodger, Robertson

It has been a good finish to the season with Vics winning four of their last five league games. Vics win on Saturday would have been more decisive but for the award of two soft penalties. Players must learn not to give referee's the opportunity to award penalties by making unnecessary challenges. Vics deserved their victory and but for a couple of slack moments they dominated the game.

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07/04/12

Arbroath Vics 3 Brechin Vics 1

Arbroath were first to threaten in 2 mins when Robbie had to be at his best diving to his right to save a shot from 18 yards.  Arbroath were dominating the opening exchanges and took the lead on 8 mins from the penalty spot. Gourlay brought down Fotheringham in the box and a penalty was awarded. Gray sent Robbie the wrong way from the resultant kick. Brechin were finding it hard to get into the game and had to wait until 20 mins before creating an opportuntity. Buggins headed on to Fyfe but the Arbroath keeper just got to the ball as Fyfe closed in on goal. Ten minutes later Scott had an attempt but the keeper saved his 25 yards free kick quite comfortably. Arbroath were continuing to look dangerous and extended their lead on 34 mins when Simpson headed the ball past Robbie from some 8 yards. Just on the stroke of half time Gourlay had an effort but his looping header was easily saved by the Arbroath keeper.

Half time 2-0

Vics came out in determind fashion in the second half and immediately created an opportunity. Paul Ross and Steven Eaton combined to create a chance for Scott but his shot from 18 yards was just wide of the target with the keeper beaten. Vics pulled a goal back on 49 mins when Fyfe unleashed a shot from 25 yards which took a slight deflection and sailed over the Arbroath keeper. Vics were looking more like themselves as they strived to get the equalising goal but were finding it hard to create any clear cut chances. Arbroath continued to look dangerous and caused the Vics rearguard many problems. Vics made a double substitution on 65 mins with C Eaton and D Ross replacing Laing and S Eaton. Arbroath extended their lead on 72 mins and again it was ex manager Simpson who did the damage. Brechin were on attack when Buggins was accidently blocked by the referee as he made his way inside the penalty box. Arbroath gained possession and broke quickly, the ball was played to Simpson who from a suspisiously offside postion rounded Robbie before finishing from 6 yards. Try as they might Brechin could not get into the game and Arbroath ran out deserved winners.

Full time 3-1

Team - Robbie, Gourlay, Cairney, P Ross, Easton, S Eaton, Laing, Buggins, McNaught, Fyfe, Scott. 

Subs - Gauld, C Eaton, Cooper, D Ross,  Robertson

Brechin never got going in what was a very disappointing performance. Full credit to their opponents who deservedly gained the three points. Brechin must pick themselves up for their final league game away to Coupar Angus on Saturday 14th Arpil. Kick off 2.30pm 

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31/03/12

League

Brechin Vics 1 Lochee Harp 0  

Vics were dealt a blow when C Eaton failed a late fitness test. Buggins and Fyfe were the only changes to last weeks starting eleven as Vics looked for their third victory in a row. Vics started the brighter and had the first chance of the game when Fyfe had a shot from 25 yards saved by the keeper. Vics were on top for the first 20 mins and came close on 12 mins when a S Eaton volley from 25 yards was just wide of the post. Eaton again created a chance for Fyfe two mins later but his shot was wide of the target. Although Vics were on top a break a way from Harp on 20 mins produced a good save by Robbie in the Vics goal. Gourlay, Easton and Cairney were defending comfortably against Harp's attack. The Vics midfield of Gauld, P Ross, S Eaton, Buggins and Scott were dominating their opponents but were finding the Harp defence difficult to break down. As the interval approached Vics were able to create a couple of chances. The first came when S Eaton dispossed the Harp centre half and as he drove in on goal his shot was saved by the Harp goal keeper. There was still time for Fyfe to have a chance but his shot from 20 yards sailed over the crossbar.

 Half time 0 - 0

The second half continued with Vics on top with Fyfe having a shot spliied by the keeper but the ball was cleared to safety. Vics next chance came on 58 mnins when P Ross played a great ball to Buggins inside the box but the ball was cleared of his toe just as he was about to shoot. Vics had another chance on 65 mins when McNaught played Fyfe in on goal but he screwed his shot wide. Midway through the half Harp were reduced to 10 men when their right back was sent off for comments to the referee. Fyfe again had an effort on 65 mins but this time his goal bound shot was deflected for a corner. The resultant corner was met by Scott but his header was just wide of the target. Harp were still in the game however and only a great Robbie save kept the scoreline level. Scott again tried his luck on 71 mins but his shot was saved by the keeper. Vics eventually took the lead on 75 mins. S Eaton hit a 20 yard free kick which was turned behind by the keeper for a corner kick. When the corner came in it was cleared by the Harp defence as far as Gauld who hooked the ball back into the box for Scott to send a looping header over the Harp keeper and into the back of the net. Vics made a couple of changes at this point with Cooper and Laing replacing Gauld and Eaton. The pattern of play did not alter with Vics pressing for a further goal. Harp were getting more and more frustrated and ended up having a further two players sent off in the closing 10 mins. Rodger replaced Buggins on 80 mins. Vics continued to press but could not add to their tally. The best effort came from McNaught who had a free kick saved by the keeper.

 Full time 1 - 0

Team - Robbie, Gourlay, S Eaton, P Ross, Cairney, Easton, Gauld, Buggins, McNaught, Fyfe, Scott, Subs, C Eaton, Cooper, Laing, Rodger, Robertson This was a deserved victory by Vics and should have been by a greater margin. Hard work has been the key to the players achieving three victories in a row and they can progress with confidence to next weeks, 7th April, away League fixture against Arbroath Vics, kick off 2.30pm

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24/03/12


Forfar Albion 2 Brechin Vics 4


Vics travelled to Forfar on Saturday and were able to field the same side as last week. Vics welcomed back Danny Ross after a two months injury lay off. Vics took the game to Albion from the start and showed their intent within 2 mins when a long range P Ross shot was just wide of the target. Vics took a deserved lead on 6 mins when McNaught took a pass from Scott and unleashed an unstoppable shot from 25 yards giving the Albion keeper no chance. McNaught again came close on 10 mins but he shot over from an S Eaton corner. Another S Eaton corner picked out Gauld who's header from 12 yards was saved by the keeper. Vics extended their lead on 15 mins when another Eaton cross picked out Gourlay who saw his header from 8 yards stopped on the goal line before Gauld pounced to volley home the rebound from 6 yards. Vics were on top at this stage but a moment of slack play allowed Albion's striker in on goal but his effort went wide of the target. Vics almost extended their lead on 25 mins when a McNaught free kick just failed to pick out Easton in front of goal. Albion gradually crept back into the game and for the last 10 mins of the half had Vics under pressure. Albion pulled a goal back with the last kick of the half when Vics failed to clear a free kick allowing Reynolds the chance to score from 6 yards.

 
Half time 1 - 2 

 D Ross replaced the injured S Eaton at the start of the second half. The half was only 4 mins old when Vics again opened up a two goal lead. Good play down the Vics right by McNaught resulted in his cross picking out Scott who was able to beat the Albion keeper with a shot from 18 yards which found the top corner of the net. Vics were caught out a minute later when a ball into the box found Black who shot passed Robbie from 10 yards. Vics replaced Rodger with Fyfe on 60 mins. Keeper Robbie had to be on his toes and produced a good save to keep Vics in front. Vics almost extended their lead but a D Ross shot from a McNaught lay off missed the target. The game was flowing from end to end as both sides went all out for the next goal. Buggins replaced Gauld on 70 mins and he had an immediate impact. C Eaton played Scott down the left and when his cross came into the box Buggins was first to react but his effort was saved by the keeper and scrambled clear. Robbie in the Vics goal produced a great save on 80 mins blocking a shot from 8 yards. Vics eventually secured the points with a well worked goal. C Eaton won a tackle on the half way line played a neat one two with Scott before slipping Fyfe clear on goal and he was able to beat the keeper with an angled shot into the corner of the net.

Full time 2 - 4

Team- Robbie, Gourlay, C Eaton, P Ross, Cairney, S Eaton, Gauld, Easton, McNaught, Scott, Rodger. Subs - Buggins, Fyfe, Cooper, D Ross, Laing, Valentine, Robertson

Vics dug out a hard earned but deserved victory against Albion. Vics twice held a two goal lead during the game but failed to kill off the game and had to wait until the 83rd min to secure the points. Although the points are very welcome and the battling qualities were excellent the team can play better. Vics are at HOME on Saturday 31st March when Lochee Harp are the visitors. Kick off 2.30pm

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17/03/12

Blairgowrie 0 Brechin Vics 3

Vics travelled to Perthshire minus the injured Young who damaged an ankle in their midweek friendly win over Montrose Roselea and will miss the rest of the season. Rodger was his replacement. Vics dominated from the start and had a great chance after 2 mins when Scott was played in on goal but his shot from 14 yards was high and wide. McNaught was next to try his luck but his shot from 18 yards was saved by the keeper. From the resultant corner kick from an Easton header was cleared off the line with the keeper beaten. Vics were dealt a reminder of Blair's threat when they had to clear a dangerous back post free kick. Vics took a deserved lead on 22 mins. A long Robbie goal kick cleared the Blair defence allowing McNaught to run thorugh and slot the ball passed the advancing keeper from 16 yards. Vics extended their lead two minutes later. A McNaught cross was met on the volley by Rodger which the keeper could on parry allowing Scott the easiest chances of scoring from 4 yards. Vics almost extended their lead when a ball into the Blair box caused a scramble in the 6 yards box but somehow Blair were able to clear. Vics came even closer on 35 mins when a C Eaton cross from the left found S Eaton but his header some 6 yards went just wide of the target. P Ross was pulling the strings in midfield and created another chance for Scott but his effort failed to test the keeper. Just as half time was approaching Robbie produced a good double save.

Half time 0-2

Vics started the second half on top and had a great chance to extend their lead 2 mins in after Rodger was bundled in the box and a penalty kick was awarded. McNaught's spot kick however was saved by the Blair keeper. Vics were still the dominant team in the second half and the defence of Cairney, Gourlay and C Eaton were keeping the Blair attack to long range efforts and long balls into the box which were being dealt with by Robbie. The second half was very stop start as Blair began to lose their discipline with some hefty challenges being made in the middle of the park. Vics were working hard to retain their own discipline and to continue to focus on playing football. Vics introduced Fyfe and Buggins for Rodger and S Eaton midway through the half. Vics were still the better team but could not get that elusive third goal which would have killed the game. Cooper came on for Gauld with 15 mins remaining and made an immediate impact when he smashed the ball past the keeper from 14 yards after Blair had failed to clear an Easton free kick. Vics saw out the remaining 10 mins to record an well deserved victory.

Full time 0-3

Team- Robbie, Gourlay, C Eaton, P Ross, Cairney, S Eaton, Gauld, Easton, McNaught, Scott, Rodger.

Subs - Buggins, Fyfe, Cooper, Robertson, laing

This was a good performance from Vics as they pressured Blairgowrie from the first minute and recored a deserved 3 points. Vics played with a desire and hunger which has been missing over the last few weeks. Vics are on their travels on Saturday 24th March when the meet Forfar Albion and will require the same level of performance in order to gain the three points. Kick off 2.30pm

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10/03/12

Brechin Vics 1 Dundee North End 2

Vics were without Mckenzie, McNaught and Valentine due to injury and work commitments. Vics drafted in S Eaton, Easton and Buggins into the starting line up.  North End started the brighter and had Vics pushed back for the first 15 mins.Vics defence of Gourlay, Cairney and C Eaton were getting to grips with the North End attacks and restricted any attempts to long range which failed to trouble Robbie in the Vics goal. Vics first chance was created from Easton but his dangerous cross from the left just failed to pick out Scott at the back post. Easton again tried his luck on 18 mins but his shot from 25 yards was just wide. The play had settled down at this point with Vics midfield of Gauld , S Eaton, Easton and Young being well marshalled by the experienced Ross beginning to get the upperhand. Vics were caught out on 25 mins when a break down the left caught out the Vics defence and the North End striker touched the ball into the net from 5 yards. Vics again came close on 25 mins when excellent play down the left from Young resulted in his cross being cleared as Buggins looked to pounce.

Half time 0-1

Vics were in a determind mood at the start of the second half but were shocked to lose a second goal on 47 mins when again a cross into the box found the unmarked striker who volleyed past Robbie from 8 yards. Vics to their credit continued to try and play passing football and take the game to North End and it almost paid dividends when on 60 mins Scott crashed a great shot off the crossbar with the keeper well beaten. Easton had a couple of efforts on 65 and 70 mins but both just failed to find the target. Vics intoduced Rodgers and Fyfe for S Eaton and Buggins. It was Fyfe who should have pulled a goal back for Vics but his volley from 12 yards after a good Rodger cross was just too high and went over the cross bar. Cooper replaced Young as Vics went all out to get back in the game. Robbie produced an excellent save to turn over a shot from 16 yards to keep Vics in with  a chance. Vics again came close on 80 mins when a Cooper cross caused a scramble in the North End box with first Scott seeing his shot blocked before an Easton header was saved by the keeper. Vics eventually pulled a goal back with 5 mins remaining when an Easton free kick from 25 yards squirmed past the keeper and into the corner of the net. Vics attacked for the remainder of the game but could not muster a clear cut chance to draw level.

Full time 1-2

Team - Robbie, Gourlay, C Eaton, Cairney, P Ross, S Eaton, Gauld, Easton, Buggins, Scott, Young, Subs - Cooper, Rodger, Fyfe, Robertson

Vics put in another encouraging perfromance against third placed and promoition hopefuls North End and there are signs that positive results are just round the corner. Although North End had the beter of the first half Vics were stronger in the second and looked as if they might get a share of the points but it wasn't to be. Vics travel to Blairgowrie on Saturday 17th March with a kick off of 2.30pm

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25/02/12

Kirrie Thistle 2 Brechin Vics 0

Vics travelled to high flying Kirrie at the weekend and can feel unfortunate not to come away with a share of the points. The game started very evenly with both sides trying to play football on a sunny but very windy afternoon. First chance fell to Vics on 10 mins when Valentine unleashed a shot from 40 yards which skimmed the crossbar. It was Valentine again who had a chance after good play from McKenzie but his shot from 25 yards went well over the bar. Chances were at a premium as most of the play was confined to the midfield but Robbie had to be on his toes to cut out a dangferous cross from the right. McNaught had a great 40 yard run but his cross failed to pick out anyone in the box. Kirrie retailiated and Robbie had an easy save from a shot from 20 yards. Vics were a match for the opponents and Young should have done better from a shot from 18 yards but again failed to hit the target.

Half time 0-0

Seven minutes into the second half Young produced a great piece of skill  to leave his marker stranded but his cut back was cleared for a corner. Vics almost took the lead on 57 mins when a McNaught free kick from 25 yards was parried by the diving keeper before being cleared by the Kirrie defence. Kirrie came even closer 3 mins later when a mishit Taylor shot fell to their striker 10 yards from goal but a great Ross block kept the scorelines level. It was becoming evident that the team that scored first would probably win the game and McNaught did his best for Vics with a couple of efforts which failed to trouble the keeper. Kirrie took the lead on 83 mins when a cross into the box found Russell who from 12 yards headed the ball high over Robbie and into the corner of the net. Vics changed formation in attempts to get an equaliser and were caught on the break. A Gourlay tackle was deemed a free kick 20 yards out and he was subsequently sent off as he was last man. The resultant free kick was saved by Robbie. Kirrie again hit on the break on 89 mins this time breaching the Vics defence down the right before crossing to Sievewright who tapped home from 4 yards.

Full time 2-0

Team - Robbie, Goulay, C Eaton, P Ross, Cairney, Valentine, Gauld, McKenzie, McNaught, Scott, Young, Subs, Buggins, S Eaton, Easton, Fyfe, Rodger, Robertson

Vics in their last two games have proved more than a match for their promotion chasing opponents but the truth is that they have failed to pick up any points. A bit more believe in their abilty together with a bit of luck will see Vics turn results around. Vics have a free week this Saturday 3rd March but have been able to arrange a friendly away to Luncarty. Kick off is 2.00pm

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18/02/12

League

Brechin Vics 2  Montrose Roselea 3

Vics entertained 2nd placed Roselea on a bright but very gusty afternoon. Roselea were first to threaten and Aitken should have done better but blasted over the crossbar from 10 yards.Vics gradually got into the game and were awarded a free kick 25 yards out but wasted the situation with a weak effort. Vics took the lead on 12 mins.A long ball from Cairney cleared the Roselea defence allowing Young to run through on goal and coolly clip the ball over the advancing keeper and into the empty net. The game was swinging from end to end with both sides attempting to play football in the difficult conditions. Vics extended their lead on 18 mins with an excellent goal. Young beat two players on the right before slipping in McKenzie who from 20 yards smashed an unstoppable shot high into the roof of the net. Vics were on top at this stage and almost increased their lead afrer C Eaton played McNaught down the left and his cross just failed to find the unmarked Scott. Young was next to try his luck but his free kick from 25 yards was saved by McLeod at the second attempt. Roselea pulled a goal back on 28 mins through Collier. Vics lost possession in midfield which allowed Collier a run in on goal and he scored from 8 yards. This gave Roselea a lift and only a great Robbie save from a Whyte header on 40 mins ensured Vics led a the interval.

Half time 2-1

Rosele came at Vics in the second half playing with the wind and sun at their backs. Robbie again kept Vics in the game with another great save on 57 mins. Vics weren't out of it and McNaught had a shot from 20 yards saved by McLeod after good play down the right involving Scott and Gauld. Robbie again was called into action on 65 mins when he saved with his feet after Webster was put in on goal. Roselea were dominating possession at this stage but the Vics rearguard of Gourlay, P Ross, Cainey and C Eaton were holding firm. Roselea eventually got on level terms on 81 mins when Collier was allowed to turn in the box and smash a shot into the corner of the net from 8 yards. Both sides set about getting the winner and it was Roselea who scored on 85mins with Whyte getting the final touches on a freekick into the box although the Vics defence were claiming the use of an arm. Vics still had time to create a chance when an Easton cross into the box just failed to find a Vics striker with the Roselea defence at sixes and sevens.

Full time 2-3

Team - Robbie, Gourlay, C Eaton, P Ross, Cairney, Valentine, Gauld, McKenzie, McNaught, Scott, Young.  Subs - S Eaton, Cooper, Easton, Buggins, Robertson, Fyfe

This was a much improved perfromance from Vics and were a match for their promoition chasing opponents. With a bit more luck they may have been able to get a share of the points which they probably deserved. Vics have another very difficult game next Saturday 25th February when they travel to meet Kirrie Thistle. Kick off is 2.15pm

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11/02/12

League

Dundee Violet 10 Brechin Vics 1

Vics travelled to meet League leaders and undefeated Violet on Saturday knowing that they were in for a very tough afternoon. Their cause wasn't help after 5 mins when Gourlay was adjuged to have fouled the Violet striker in the box, a penalty was awarded and Gourlay was sent off. Violet scored from the spot kick. Violet after this point were relentless in their attacking and ruthless with their finishing. They led 5-o at half time and scored a further 5 goals in the second half. The only bright spot was a goal by Gavin Cooper who rounded the keeper and finished well.

Team - Robbie, Gauld, Cairney,P Ross, Gourlay, Valentine, McKenzie, S Eaton, McNaught, Buggins, Strachan. Subs Trialist, C Eaton, Cooper, Young Easton, Robertson

The referee vitually ended the game as a contest with a very harsh decision after only 5 mins. The Violet management didn't even think it was a penalty never mind a penalty and sending off. Although Vics battled bravely the class and experience of Violet was evident throughout. Vics have no time to feel sorry forthemselves as they have a home fixture on Saturday 18th February against local rivals Montrose Roselea, kick off 2.15pm

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14/01/12

East Of Scotland Cup 1st Round

Whitburn 1 Brechin Vics 1  (Whitburn won 5-4 on pens)

Vics made the long journey to Whitburn on Saturday minus long term injury victim Young and the unavailable Easton. The game started at a frantic pace with both sides showing their intent with attacking football. Vics first effort came on 9 mins when D Ross had a shot from 25 yards sail over the crossbar. Vics next effort came on 15 mins with a good move down the right, Mckenzie played in Gauld who beat his marker before crossing to Buggins who in turn saw his effort from 12 yards go wide of the target. Vics were forced into a change on 20 mins when D Ross suffered an accidental elbow in the eye and was unable to continue. He was replaced by S Eaton. Whitburn came more into the game and were pushing Vics back but their rearguard of Robbie, Gourlay, P Ross and Cairney were defending confidently. Whitburn did breach the Vics defence and keeper Robbie had to produce a great double save from headers to keep the scoreline blank. Vics took the lead on 44 mins with a well worked goal. Strachan swung a freekick from the left finding Paul Ross at the  back post and he rose highest to head into the net from 6 yards.

Half time 0-1

Whitburn came storming out of the traps in the second half and King had an effort from 25 yards which went wide of the target. Whitburn equalised on 50 mins after Vics failed to clear a corner. The ball broke to Mooney who smashed the ball high into the roof of the net from 6 yards. Whitburn almost took the lead on 60 mins when Mooney crashed a free kick off from 25 yards off the Vics crossbar. Vics came back into the game and a Gauld cross found Buggins who's header from 12 yards was saved by the keeper. Another good move on 65 mins saw Strachan play McNaught in on goal but his shot from 18 yards narrowly went wide of the target. With the game heading towards penalties both sides produced chances that could have won the game. Robbie produced a good save on 82 mins before McNaught again was put clear this time by McKenzie but his shot from 20 yards sailed wide of the target. Whitburn had the final chance on 88 mins but Valentine was on hand to clear the ball to safety.

Final score after 90 mins 1 - 1

Strachan, Mckenzie, McNaught and Cairney all scored for Vics before Valentine had the chance to win it but his penalty went just wide of the target after sending the keeper the wrong way. On to sudden death with Whitburn scoring before Cooper had his effort saved by the keeper.

Team - Robbie, Gauld,Cairney,P Ross, Gourlay, Valnetine, McKenzie, Buggins, McNaught, D Ross, Strachan, Subs S Eaton, Cooper, Robertson, C Eaton

Although disappointed to be out of the Cup Vics can be satisfied with their performance. The team defended brilliantly as a unit with no failures. There is still room for improvement especially when in possession of the ball something that will be worked on at training. Vics are at home on league business when promotion chasing North End visit Victoria Park. kick off is 1.45pm

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07/01/12

Brechin Vics 1 East Craigie 2

Vics were back in action after a 5 week lay off and apart from long term injury victims Young and C Eaton Vics had a full squad available. It was East Craigie who had the better start and produced four corners in the opening 10 mins. Vics defended  competently and eventually began to be an attacking force themselves. D Ross should have put Vics in front when from 10 yards he screwed his shot wide of the target. It was the same player who had Vics next attempt on 15 mins when a Gauld cross was cleared to D Ross and his shot from fully 25 yards was just too high with the Craigie keeper well beaten. East Craigie had a chance on 20 mins but their freekick from 20 yards sailed over Robbie's crossbar. Vics took a deserved lead  on 25 mins when a cross from D Ross was headed down by Buggins too McNaught who swivelled before placing his shot into the corner of the goal from 12 yards. East Craigie responded and Gourlay had took look lively to clear a shot of the line with Robbie beaten. East Craigie equalised on 35 mins when a shot from Scrimgeour from 25 yards rebounded off the post before hitting keeper Robbie and ending up in the back of the net.

Half time 1-1

Within 4 mins of the restart Robbie had to produce a great save form a shot from some 25 yards out. The match was swinging from end to end but without any team creating a clear cut chance. Vics were next to try their luck and McKenzie had an effort that went just wide from 20 yards. Craigie responded and an effort from 22 yards came crashing off the post before being cleared to safety. Vics replaced Buggins and Gauld with Easton and McKellar on 70 mins. McKenzie again had a long range effort for Vics but again his shot went wide of the target. With 10 mins remaining East Craigie should have taken the lead but for a brilliant P Ross block some 8 yards from goal. The game looked like it was to end in a draw before last minute drama. There was a coming together in the box from a corner with P Ross have been adjudged to have fouled the Craigie player and a spot kick was awarded. Adam sent Robbie the wrong way from the resultant kick. Try as they did Vics threw everything into the attack but were unable to create a chance.

Full time 1 - 2

Team - Robbie, Gauld, Cairney, P Ross, Gourlay, Valentine, McKenzie, Buggins, McNaught, D Ross, Strachan. Subs, S Eaton, Easton, McKellar, Cooper, Low, Robertson

This was a disappointing way to lose the game with probably a draw being a fairer result. The management team were not too disappointed with the performance especially after having such a long break since their last game on 3rd December. The only concern was the lack of chances created especially in the second half. Vics are on their travels on Saturday 14th January when they face Whitburn Juniors in the East of Scotland Cup. Kick off is 1.45pm. Vics are running a bus to the game and any spectators wishing to come please phone 01356 623534.

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03/12/11

Brechin Vics 3  Coupar Angus 2

Vics away league fixture was changed to Brechin after the Coupar Angus pitch failed a Friday evening pitch inspection. Vics were along the same lines as last week with only McNaught missing from the line up. His place was taken by Easton. Vics took the game to Coupar right from the kick off. It took Vics 6 mins to take the lead. Gauld and Gourlay cobined on the right to send Buggins through on goal and from 18 yards out he send an unstoppable shot high into the roof of the net giving the keeper no chance. Vics continued to attack and on 8 mins McKenzie had a shot from 20 yards which was just wide of the target. A minute later Vics came even closer. Easton was played in by Strachan only to see his shot come back off the post before hitting D Ross and going out of play. It was all Vics at this stage and another great move involving Buggins and Strachan presented the later with a chance but only a great save from the Coupar keeper prevented Vics from extending their lead. Coupar were only seen in very rare attacks but found the Vics defence of Cairney, P Ross and Gourlay in top form. D Ross went close for Vics on 32mins his free kick from 20 yards producing another good save by the keeper. Strachan produced another chance for Ross but this time his header from 12 yards went over the crossbar. Vics were then hit by a bizzare double from Coupar on 44 and 45 mins. The first goal came as the Coupar attacker was played in and although he looked suspiciously offside he was allowed to progress and although Robbie made a good save to block the initial shot the follow up ended in the back of the net. The second goal was even more controversial. the Coupar player appeared to run the ball over the goal line before crossing with his cross being turned into the vics net from 6 yards. Too everyones amazement the referee allowed the goal.

Half time 1-2

Vics came out in determind fashion in the second half and dominated the half from start to finish. Apart from a couple of corners that Robbie dealt with Coupar produced very little in the way of chances. Easton wnet close for Vics on 52 mins but his strong header went wide of the target. P Ross was next to try his luck but his shot on 60 mins  from some 35 yards was saved by the keeper. Vics although dominating possession were finding it difficult to create any clear cut chances. Vics did eventually equalise on 70 mins. D Ross made his way into the Coupar penalty box and as he danced his way passed a number of defenders he was brought down and a penalty was awarded. Strachan stepped up and sent the keeper the wrong way from the resultant spot kick. Vics continued to press for the winner and Gauld was next to have an attempt but his 22 yard shot was saved by the keeper. Vics eventually took a deserved lead on 80mins. Buggins was sent clear down the left by Valentine and as he drew the keeper he comfortably slipped the ball into the corner of the net. Coupar claimed for offside but the goal stood. S Eaton replaced the Easton to freshen things in attack. Vics continued to have the lions share of possession in the remaining 10 mins but were unable to add to the score and ran out worthy winners.

Full time 3-2

Team - Robbie, Gauld, Cairney, P Ross, Gourlay, Valentine, McKenzie, Buggins, Easton, D Ross, Strachan, Subs - S Eaton, Cooper, Matthews, C Eaton,

Vics had a deserved victory but made matters hard by a combination of not taking more of their chances and not playing to the referees whistle. Although the pitch was very soft Vics played some neat football and that combined with a great work ethic enabled them to turn round the half time deficit. Vics have a very difficult game next Saturaday 10th December when they travel to meet Arbroath Vics, kick off 1.45pm

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26/11/11

Brechin Vics 4  Kirrie Thistle 3

Vics were back on League business after a free week last Saturday. The game passed a morning inspection and although playable the pitch was very heavy. Vics started the brighter and had a chance after 3 mins when D Ross worked his way into the box before forcing the Kirre keeper into a good save from his shot from 8 yards. The game was settling down with both sides attacking at every opportunity. Vics rearaguard of P Ross, Cairney and Gourlay were organised and coping with the Kirrie attacks. Vics took the lead on 12 mins with an excellent goal. Robbie threw the ball out to Strachan on the left. Strachan progressed forward before playing in McNaught who laid the ball off to Valentine who in turn switched play to Gauld. Gauld took the ball in his stride and crossed to pick out Buggins who slotted the ball past the Kirrie keeper. It was all Vics at this stage and they extended their lead on 17 mins. McKenzie won the ball in the middle of the park and drove past two defenders before unleashing a shot from 22 yards low into the corner of the net past the diving Kirrie keeper. Kirrie were still dangerous on the break and only excellent blocks from Cairney and Gourlay maintained Vics lead. Vics almost extended their lead when a D Ross shot from 30 yards sailed high over the crossbar. Strachan came closer still but this time the Kirrie keeper saved his 20 yards shot. Vics did increase their lead on 44 mins when McNaught won the ball on the right and crossed for Buggins to score from 6 yards.

Half time 3 - 0

Vics were expecting a Kirrie onslaught with the benefit of the strong wind and they weren't disappointed. Robbie produced a brilliant save from a shot from 25 yards which took a big deflection. Kirrie were piling forward but the Vics defence were handling quite comfortably anything that was thrown at them. Kirrie eventually pulled a goal back on 64 minutes when a ball into the box found Russell who was able to gather and slot the ball past the helpless Robbie from 10 yards. Vics responded to this set back and two minutes later restored their three goal advantage. Buggins was played in down the right and when his cross came in it found McNaught who took one touch before firing the ball past the Kirrie keeper from 18 yards. Kirrie were continuing to drive forward but creating little in the way of chances. Vics intorduced fresh legs replacing Buggins, Gauld and McNaught with Stewart, S Eaton and Cooper. The game was almost over when Kirrie gave Vics a very nervous injury time. On 88 mins Kirrie pulled a goal back when Atigan scored from an overhead kick from 6 yards and a minute later Russell pounced to head in a near post cross. Although the referee played an additional 5 mins injury time Vics held out for an excellent and deserved victory.

Full time 4 - 3

Team - Robbie, Gauld, Cairney, P Ross, Gourlay, Valentine, McKenzie, Buggins, McNaught, D Ross, Strachan

Subs - Cooper, S Eaton, Stewart, Matthews, Low

This was a very good performance from Vics in difficult conditions with a heavy pitch and a strong wide blowing down the pitch. Vics played some neat football with the first goal coming from a Robbie throw out and was as good as anything you would see in the professional game. Vics team spirit and determination seen them see out some nervous moments in the closing stages. Vics have an away League game next Saturday 3rd December when they travel to meet Coupar Angus. kick off 1.45pm

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12/11/11

Brechin Vics 2  Arbroath Vics 3

Brechin were without the injured duo of Low and Colquhoun and were also missing the unavailable McKellar. The pitch was very heavy after a week of wet weather. A healthly crowd turned up and they certainly weren't disappointed as both sides contributed to a very competitive encounter. Brechin were the first to threaten on 7 mins after good play from Strachan gave D Ross a chance but he shot over from 20 yards. Another good passing move from Brechin 2 mins later involving Gauld and Strachan sent McNaught through in on goal but the keeper was able to block his effort. Arbroath were coming more into the game and began to put the Brechin defence under pressure. Arbroath took the lead on 18 mins after an uncharateristic mistake from keeper Robbie. A high ball into the box was dropped and Watson reacted quickest to fire the ball into the net from 8 yards.  Before Brechin had a chance to get back into the match they found themselves two down. It was another bad goal to loose as Watson was presented with a free header 6 yards out and although Robbie got a hand to the ball he was unable to prevent it from crossing the line. Brechin came back at Arbroath and McNaught went close with a great strike from 25 yards which sailed narrowly over the cross bar. Worse was to follow for Brechin when on 28 mins they fell further behind. Again it was the dangerous Watson who got his head to a cross an although Robbie produced a great diving save Warren was on hand to knock the rebound into the back of the net. Brechin kept plugging away and were presented with a life line on 40 mins when a McNaught free kick was parried by the Arbroath keeper with Gauld reacting quickest to scramble the ball into the net from 6 yards.

Half time 1 - 3

Brechin approached the second half in determind fashion and had thie first attampt after 3 mins of the restart when Valentine shot just wide. Brechin came even closer on 50mins when a McNaught effort was cleared of the line and the danger was cleared. Although Brechin were having the lions share of the possession Arbroath were still dangerous and Robbie was on had to produce a great save from a Mcleish free kick. Robbie produced an even better save on 58 mins when he somehow managed to turn a Watson effort over his crossbar. This seemed to inspire Brechin and for the rest of the game they were looking the more likely team to score. This they did on 70 mins when McNaught saw his header from 18 yards beat the Arbroath keeper and the ball ended up in the back of the net. Brechin were denied a stonewall penalty kick when D Ross was brought down 8 yards from goal just as he was about to shoot. Too everyone's amazement the referee waved play on. Brechin pushed everyone forward as they endeavoured to get level but despite being camped in the Arbroath half for the last 10 mins they were unable to score.

Full time 2 - 3

Tean - Robbie, Gauld, Young, Cairney, P Ross, Valentine, Gourlay, McKenzie, McNaught, D Ross, Strachan

Subs - Buggins, Cooper, Trialist, S Eaton, Stewart, Matthews

Although Brechin produced a much improved performance from last week and should have had at least a share of the points a mad 15 minute spell in the first half was their downfall. It was pleasing to see a better attitude but the team must concentrate for the full 90 mins especially when opponents are on top. Vics have a free Saturday 19th November.

Vics next game is Saturday 26th Novemeber when they are at HOME to Kirrie Thistle, kick off 1.45pm

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05/11/10

East Craigie 5 Brechin Vics 0

Vics had two call offs on the morning of the game with James McKellar and Fraser Stewart both missing because of a sickness bug. Vics were able to feild the same team that had perfromed so well the previous week against Forfar Alb. Vics found East Craigie a different proposition however and produced a very poor performance. East Craigie took the lead after 11 mins with a simple ball over the Vics defence allowing their striker to run in on goal before slipping the ball past Robbie. This was the score at half time and although Vics started the second half on the offensive they were hit on the break on 50 mins when a shot from 16 yards was deflected past Robbie. McNaught and D Ross produced saves from the Craigie keeper but it was the home team who ended the match as a contest on 60 mins with a great strike from 20 yards although the chance came after a poor defensive header. Two further goals from East Craigie in the last 10 mins completed the scoring. Vics did have a couple of chances with McNaught hitting the bar and a Strachan header drifting wide.

Team - Robbie, Gauld, Young, Cairney, Low, P Ross, Buggins, McKenzie, McNaught, D Ross, Strachan Subs- Valentine, Gourlay, Cooper, Matthews, S Eaton, Colquhoun

Although Vics came up against a good East Craigie side this was a below par and unacceptable perfromance. No-one hit the heights of last week and an improvement is required for Saturdays home game against Arbroath Vics. kick off is 2.00pm

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29/10/11

League Game

Brechin Vics 3 Forfar Albion 2

Vics had a full squad available with only broken leg victim Chris Eaton missing. Good news is that he has resumed light training. Vics also included trialists in ex players Ewan Cairney, Paul Ross and Callum Valentine. Vics took the game straight to Albion in the opening minutes but were unable to create a clear cut chance. Albion were giving as good as they were getting and were causing problems down the Vics right. Both teams were giving their all with strong challenges going in all over the park. Vics took the lead on 19 mins. McNaught raced clear into the box and as he rounded the keeper he was brought down and a penalty awarded. McNaught saw his spot kick saved by the keeper but the alert D Ross was on hand to volley the rebound into the net from 18 yards. Vics had their tails up at this point and almost extended their lead when Buggins did well down the right but his shot was well saved by the keeper. Vics had another chance on 27 mins when a great McKenzie cross found D Ross who headed narrowly over from 12 yards. The ever dangerous Albion got on level terms a minute later and it was a bad goal to lose. A cross from the right found Reynolds unmarked in the 6 yards box and he headed past the helpless Robbie. Vics continued to attack and went close with a Gauld header from as Strachan corner. Next to try his luck was D Ross with a shot from 20 yards but the keeper saved the effort. Albion came very close just before half time when a tremdous shot from 25 yards seemed to be heading for the top corner before Robbie produced a magnificant diving save to send the ball for a corner.

Half time 1 - 1

The second half started with the same pattern with both sides playing attacking football. Albion took the lead on 55 mins. Again it was a poor goal to lose, Vics lost possession in the middle of the park and when the ball was played over the defence McIntosh was allowed to run through and slot passed the diving Robbie. Vics replaced Buggins with McKellar. Vics continued to look dangerous and Strachan had a run and shot saved by the keeper. Gauld again had an effort from a corner this time seeing his header cleared off the line. Strachan again produced a bit of skill when he set up McNaught but this time his shot was caught between the keepers legs. Vics eventually equalised on 60 mins with a well worked goal. Cairney found Young who advanced into the Albion half before releasing Strachan who beat his man before crossing for McKellar to head the ball into the back of the net from 8 yards. Vics were having more of the play at this point and Gauld created a chance for McNaught but his shot produced a good save from the Albion keeper. D Ross was next to try his luck but his header from 12 yards sailed over the cross bar. Vics deservidly took the lead with 10 mins remaining with D Ross scoring his second of the afternoon. A good Gauld cross into the box found Ross who powerfully headed the ball past the diving Albion keeper. Albion came back into the match and Robbie produced a good save from a free kick. Both sides continued to attack but the match came to an end with no further chances.

Full time 3 - 2

Team - Robbie, Gauld, Young, Cairney, Low, P Ross, Buggins, McKenzie, McNaught, D Ross, Strachan Subs - McKellar, S Eaton, Valentine, Nicoll, Cooper, Matthews, Colquhoun, Stewart

Vics just about deserved the victory in what was a very competitive and entertaining game. Vics players showed a desire and hunger which has been missing in previous weeks and can be pleased with their efforts. The trialists provided the team much needed junior experience helping the younger and less experinced players through the game. Vics have an away league game next Saturday 5th November when they travel to Dundee to meet East Craigie. Kick off is 2.00pm

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22/10/11

League Game

Brechin Vics 0 Dundee Violet 7

Vics had a day to forget on Saturday when they were well beaten by a very good Violet side. Violet stormed into a two goal lead within the first 10 mins. A further Violet goal on 24 mins resulted in them having a 3 goal interval lead.

The second half saw Violet again dominate and they added a further four goals to complete a truely miserable day for Vics.

Vics must somehow find form as they have an important home game on Saturday 29th October when Forfar Albion are the visitors to Victoria Park. Kick off is 2.30pm

15/10/11

GA Engineering Cup

Kinnoull 3 Brechin Vics 1

Vics welcomed back McKellar but Gauld was missing due to work commitments. It was Kinnoull who started on the offensive but Vics dealt well with their early attacks. It was Vics who took the lead on 6 mins. Strachan made good progress down the left and when his cross was played into the box ex Montrose defender Sean Fleming sliced his clearance and the ball flew past the helpless keeper. Kinnoul first attempt on target came from ex Brechin City midfielder Daryn Smith who saw his shot  scrambled clear by Robbie. Vics were playing some neat football and this produced a chance for McKellar but his shot from 18 yards sailed over the bar. Kinnoull unsuprisingly were having more of the possession but Vics were holding out. Kinnoull eventually equalised with a very controversial goal. A corner kick was won by Doig who headed towards goal, Buggins stopped the ball on the goal line before it hit the post and Buggins completed the clearance. Too everyones amazement the referee awarded a goal claiming that the ball had crossed the line. This injustice affected Vics and for the next 20 mins Kinnoull dominated but withouit carving out any clear cut chances. Vics came close on 40 mins when Cooper produced a tremendous effoirt from 25 yards but the keeper dived to turn the ball round the post for a corner kick. With the last kick off the first half Kinnoull took the lead. A Webster header hit the post before rebounding and hitting the diving Robbie on the back which resulted in the ball ending up in the back off  the net.

Half time 2 - 1

Vics were quick on the attack and McKenzie had the keeper scrambling with a shot from 30 yards. Kinnoull extended their lead on 56 mins when a long ball forward eluded the Vics rearguard and Webster was allowed to progress before lobbing Robbie fom 20 yards. Vics replaced Colquhoun with McNaught on 65 mins. It was McNaught who had Vics next effort but his freekick from 25 yards was easily saved. McKenzie again had a long range effort but this time the ball was well over the crossbar. Kinnoull were in control at this stage dominating possession but creating little by the way of chances. They did however have a chance on 85 mins when Robbie had to make a good save from a shot from 12 yards. It was Vics who had the last chance when they were awarded a free kick some 25 yards from goal. Young took the kick and fired the ball past the helpless Kinnoull keeper into the top corner of the net. Vics joy was short lived however as the referee chopped off the goal as he had deemed the free kick as indirect.

Full time 3 - 1

Team - Robbie, Cooper, Young, Low, Buggins, S Eaton, Mihaylov, McKenzie, Colquhoun, McKellar, Strachan. Subs  McNaught, Matthews, Nicoll, Longmuir

Vics acquited themselves well against Kinnoull who are leaders of the Central Division and have experience with ex seniors Daryn Smith, Sean Fleming and Alex Bone in their ranks. Vics have another very difficult game on Saturday 22nd October with a Home game against league leaders Dundee Violet . Kick off is 2.30pm

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08/10/11

Lochee Harp 4  Brechin Vics 3

Vics travelled to Dundee and had McNaught and Low back in the squad. New signing Strachan however was held up in traffic coming from Edinburgh and had to be content with a place on the bench. Vics had their first chance in the opening minute when Eaton sent Colquhoun clear but his cross was smothered by the keeper. The next 10 mins was dominated by Harp. Their first chance came in 4 mins when Vics failed to clear their lines but the Harp forward shot over. Robbie produced a good save 2 mins later when he dealt with a shot from 20 yards. Harp took the lead on 8 mins when they hit Vics on the break after a Vics corner. The Harp winger broke down the right and when his cross came in it was slotted into the back of the net from 8 yards giving Robbie no chance. Vics responded well and equalised on 12 mins. Mihaylov played trialist Colquhoun clear on goal and he confidently drew the keeper before firing a shot past him from 12 yards. The play settled for a period before Vics created another chance on 25 mins after Eaton had played in Cooper who crossed for McNaught but the Harp keeper made a smart double save to keep the scorelines level. Vics had a chance a minute later when McKenzie presented Cooper with a half chance but his sliding shot was easily saved. Robbie produced another good save to touch over a shot before Mihaylov had a header from a Cooper corner  sail narrowly over the crossbar.

Half time 1 - 1

Robbie produced a great one handed save 5 mins after the break diving high to his right to tip over the bar. Good play from McNaught and Colquhoun presented Young with a chance but his effort went narrowly over the bar. Vics again came close on 55mins when Mihaylov's header from a McNaught free kick hit the post and went behind for a goal kick. Harp went in front again on 65 mins after Robbie had blocked the first effort but could do nothing about the rebound as the striker scored from 12 yards. Harp's lead lasted only 3 minutes as Vics equalised in unusual circumstances. Keeper Robbie launched a huge kick out which seen the ball take one bounce before sailing over the keeper and hitting the back of the net to give Vics a deserved equaliser. The game was very even at this stage as both teams strived to get in front. Vics took the lead for the first time on 80 mins when McNaught converted a penalty kick after he had been brought down as he closed in on goal. Vics suffered a double blow on 90 and 92 mins when Harp scored twice in controversial circumstances. Their third goal came from a corner kick which saw Robbie impeded as he attempted to go for the ball allowing their player a free header at the back post and despite Vics protests the referee allowed the goal to stand. Harps  fourth goal  came from a shot from 20 yards which took a deflection on its route to goal leaving Robbie with no chance.

Final Score 4-3

Team- Robbie, Gauld, Young, Low, Buggins, S Eaton, Mihaylov, McKenzie, McNaught, Trialist, Cooper, Subs- Strachan, Trialist

This was an entertaining game with Vics just failing to get a deserved draw. It probably should have been 3 points but their failure to hold onto a lead and see out the game came back to haunt them. Vics will be hoping that a couple more players will be back for next weeks (15th October) GA Engineering Cup Tie away to Kinnoull. Kick off 2.30pm 

24/09/11

Montrose Roselea 5  Brechin Vics 0

Vics were back in action after a two week enforced lay off because of the weather and were up against local rivals Montrose Roselea. The match was fairly even in the opening exchanges with both sides looking to play attacking football. It took Roselea only 10 mins to take the lead after good play on their right presented Collier with a chance who from 6 yards slipped the ball past Robbie. Vics were in disarray at this point and Roselea extended their lead on 14 mins, this time Fletcher being presented with the easiest of chances and scored from 6 yards.Vics had a chance on 20 mins when Mihaylov shot just wide after being set up by Cooper. McNaught then had a chance for Vics but his shot fromn 20 yards was saved by the keeper. Roselea were still having more of the play but it was Vics who came closest on 35 mins when Mihaylov's shot was parried and scrambled clear after good play from Young. Vics keeper Robbie produced a great one handed save on 43mins from a shot from 12 yards to keep Roselea at bay

Half time 2-0

The second half was only 10 mins old when Roselea scored their third and effectively ended the game as a contest. Whyte was the scorer heading the ball into the net at the back post. Much of the second half was played in the middle of the park with little in the way of clear cut chances. Roselea did increase their lead on 75mins when Rae sent a scorching drive from 25 yards high past the helpless Robbie in the Vics goal. Little was seen of Vics as an attacking force and it was no surprise when Kennedy popped up to complete the scoring slotting home from 8 yards.

Full time 5-0

Team - Robbie, Gauld, Young, Low, Buggins, Gourlay, Mihaylov, D Ross, McNaught, Nicol, Cooper, Subs - S Eaton, Trialist, Trialist, Trialist

This was a very poor and unacceptable Vics performance. Things must improve quickly as Vics are away from home to Maybole next Saturday 1st October in the first round of the Emirates Scottish Cup. Kick off 3.00pm

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03/09/11

Brechin Vics 3  Blairgowrie 1

Vics first home league game of the season resulted in them gaining a deserved victory. Vics started off strongly with Low having an effort cleared off the line in the first minute. Mihaylov was next to have an attempt but the Blair keepr saved at his feet. Two mins later Vics should have scored when Nicol's speculative effort came  back off the crossbar only for McNaught to volley the rebound high over the bar from 6 yards. It was all Vics at this stage with Mihaylov again doing well down the left but his cross just failed to pick out McNaught in the box. Blair came more into the game and keeper Robbie produced a great diving save from a shot from 20 yards. Vics eventually took the lead midway through the half when McNaught drove past three defenders before coolly placing the ball past the onrushing keeper. Blair keeper produced an excellent stop 5 mins later this time from a Moffat shot. Moffat again tried his luck this time from 25 yards but again the keeper produced a fine save. With half time approaching Vics keeper Robbie again was called into action comfortably saving a long range effort.

Half time 1 - 0

Blair put Vics under pressure and within 1 min of the restart Robbie was forced into a good diving save. Almost immediately Vics broke up field and Ross unleashed a great drive from 25 yards into the corner of the net giving the keeper no chance. Vics were bouyant at this stage and went three up 5 mins into the second half after Ross had played a great ball to McNaught who coolly rounded the keeper before placing the ball into the empty net. Vics survived a scare on 55 mins when a shot from 20 yards took a deflection off Low and hit the post with Robbie beaten. Vics were controlling the second half with some excellent play down the right involving Black and Mihaylov. These two presented an opportunity for Moffat but his shot was easily saved by the keeper. Blair almost got back into the game on 80 mins but only a great last ditch block from Gauld kept them at bay. Blair were looking dangerous at this point and again a deflected shot hit the Vics woodwork. Blair eventually pulled a goal back on 86mins when they were awarded a penalty kick which was duly dispatched past Robbie.

Full Time 3 -1

Team - Robbie, Gauld, Young, Low, Gourlay, Moffat. Mihaylov, Ross, McNaught, Milne, Nicol, Subs-Black, Trialist, Trialist,

This was an excellent result for Vics considering the number of players unavailable. Only slack play in the last 10 mins gave Blairgowrie a consolation goal. Vics start on a run of four away games when they travel to meet Coupar Angus on Saturday 10th September, Kick off 2.30pm

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27/08/11

Dundee North End 4  Brechin Vics 0

Vics first league match was against this years title favourites and last year runners up. Vics started brightly enough and only a good save by the North End keeper on 5 mins prevented Gourlay from giving Vics an early lead. Gourlay again tried his luck 3 mins later but his 25 yards shot was wide of the target. The game was flowing from end to end with Vics more than holding their own. Ross had a great effort but his goal bound shot from 25 yards was deflected wide for a corner. Although Vics were looking the more likely team to score they were hit by a sucker punch on 26 mins when North End's McAvoy headed a corner past Robbie from 12 yards. Vics continued to attack and Mihaylov should have scored on 30 mins after ghosting past three defenders his shot was weak and saved by the keeper. Vics keeper Robbie was called into action on 40 mins when he saved well from a shot from 12 yards. Vics had another great chance after Young made a lung busting run from his own half only to see his shot saved by the keeper before Ross put the rebound over the cross bar.

Half time 1-0

Vics were dealt a blow when payer manager Longmuir had to be replaced by Nicol with what look like a serious injury. The second half started again with Vics on the attack with Low seeing his hook shot come back off the crossbar and cleared to safety. North End extended their lead on 50 mins when McComskie cut in from the left and unleashed a shot into the corner givng Robbie no chance. Robbie was agin brough into action as North End began to dominate this time saving a header from a corner kick. Vics replaced Mihaylov with Milne on 60 mins. North End effectively killed the game as a contest on 65 mins when Hutchison slide in from 6 yards from a cross from the left. Vics kept plugging away and Milne went close beating two men before seeing his shot saved by the keeper. Vics made a further change with Black replacing Mckellar. North End completed the scoring on 75 mins again from McComskie giving Robbie no chance with a shot from 20 yards.

Full time 4 - 0

Team - Robbie, Gauld, Longmuir, Low, Buggins, Gourlay, McKellar, Ross, McNaught, Mihaylov, Young, Subs- Black, Milne, Nicol

Vics competed well in the first half and should have gone in at least level. The second have however belonged to North End and last years runners up showed why they are favourites for promotion . Vics are at home on Saturday 3rd September when Blairgowrie are the visitors to Victoria Park. Kick off is 2.30pm.

17/08/11

D J Laing League Cup Section

Brechin Vics 2  Coupar Angus 0

Coupar Angus were the visitors in what was Vics final league cup section match. Vics started stongly and forced a succession of corner kicks in the first 5 mins but without troubling the Coupar defence. Vics first real chance came in 10 mins when Young was played in on goal but he screwed his shot wide of the target. Vics came even closer on 15 mins when a great Longmuir shot from 25 yards came crashing back off the cross bar and was cleared to safety. Coupar rarely threatened but on 18 mins Robbie had to look lively to cut out a dangerous cross. Mihaylov was next to try his luck on 20 mins but his effort was easily saved by the Coupar keeper. Vics were in control of the game and it was no surprise when they took the lead on 29 mins. Nicol's persistence down the left saw him put in a great cross which was met by Black in the 6 yards box and he was able to force the ball over the line past the despairing keeper. Vics keeper Robbie was brought into action 5 mins later when he was forced to tip over the bar a freekick from 20 yards. McNaught then produced a good save from the Coupar keeper with a well executed free kick from some 25 yards.

Half time 1 - 0

Vics were forced into a change early in the second half when Milne replaced the injured Lonmuir. Vics were under pressure for the first 15 mins of the second half but the defence held firm. Vics made a further change on 65 mins when McKellar replaced Black. McKellar made an immediate impact when he crossed for Milne who headed narrowly wide with the keeper well beaten. Vics created another chance when Milne laid the ball back to McNaught but his shot from 20 yards sailed high over the bar. Vics deservedly extended their lead on 76 mins with a well worked goal. Mihaylov beat his man before passing to McKellar who played a great slide rule pass to Milne who in turn slotted the ball beyond the advancing keeper and into the net. Vics dominated the closing stages but were unable to add to their tally.

Final score 2 - 0

Team - Robbie, Gauld, Longmuir, Buggins, Low, Young, Mihaylov, Gourlay, McNaught, Nicol, Black. Subs - Milne , McKellar

This was a competent performance by Vics and they throughly deserved their victory. Vics next fixture is on Saturday 27th August when they travel to meet Dundee North End in their first league game of the season. Kick off 2.30pm

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13/08/11

D J Laing League Cup Section

Forfar West End 0  Brechin Vics 1

Vics travelled to Forfar in their penultimate league cup section match looking for a moral boosting victory. West End started the brigher and Robbie was forced into a save on 5 mins. After this initial Forfar pressure Vics settled and began to dominate the game. McNaught had a chance on 8 mins when played in but failed to get any power in his shot and it was easily saved by the keeper. Vics were having most of the possession and almost took the lead on 20 mins but D Ross shot from 20 yards went narrowly over the crossbar. Mihaylov was next to have an attempt but his header from 8 yards was cleared of the line with the West End keeper beaten. Longmuir was next to come close this time the Forfar keeper tipped the free kick from 30 yards over the bar.

Half time 0-0

The second half followed the same pattern with Vics on the offensive. Nicol made a great run down the left and when his cross came in McNaught just failed to make contact. A goalmouth scramble on 50mins saw both Gauld and Buggins have efforts blocked on the Forfar goal line and eventually cleared to safety. Forfar came storming back howevrer and Vics keeper Robbie had to look lively and saved a close range effort. Vics made a change on 65 mins with Young replacing Nicoll. Young made an immediate impact when he tee'd up McNaught but his shot from 20 yards was just too high. Black was next to try his luck on 75mins but again his shot from 18 yards was just too high. Vics made a further change with Milne replacing Black. With 5 mins remaining it was all Vics, first a Gourlay shot from 25 yards was parried by the keeper with McNaught just failing to connect with the rebound. 3mins later Gourlay, Longmuir and Milne combined with the latters effort hitting the post with the keeper well beaten. Vics finally scored a deserved goal with virtually the last kick of the game. S Eaton picked out Mihaylov wide on the right who then dribbled his way passed three players before slipping in Longmuir who squared the ball to McNaught who bundled the ball over the line from 5 yards.

Full Time 0-1

Team - Robbie, Gauld, Longmuir, Buggins, Low, Gourlay, Mihaylov, D Ross, McNaught, Black, Nicol. Subs- Young, Milne, S Eaton, McKellar

This was a deserved victory for Vics and which will hopefully prove to be a moral boasting victory. Vics are at Home tonight Wednesday 15th August when Coupar Angus are the visitors. Kick off is 6.45pm

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14/05/11

Brechin Vics 3 Dundee Violet 2

Vics played their last game of the season against third placed Violet and recorded an excellent victory. Vics pitch was looking in great condition and suited both sides as they both like to get the ball down and play their passing game. Vics started the stronger and created their first chance on 3 mins when a Buggins shot produced a good save from the Violet keeper. Vics deservedly took the lead on 6 mins when McNaught pressured the Violet defender into a mistake and was able to progress before slotting the ball past the keeper from 12 yards. This appeared to stir Violet into action and Robbie was required to produce a diving save from a shot from 25 yards. Vics responded and a McNaught lay back produced a shot from Archibald but his effort went wide. Violet equalised on 10 mins when a shot from 22 yards beat Robbie .  Violet were now on top and took the lead on 20mins after a neat one two the Violet striker shot passed Robbie from 10 yards. It was all Violet at this stage and they contrived to miss a host of chances. Vics were hanging on but almost equalised when a McNaught free kick produced a diving save from the keeper.

Half time 1-2

The second half was a much more even affair  with much of the game being played in the midfield. Vics were closing down much better and restricted Violet to very little in the way of clear cut chances. Vics first chance of the second half fell on 52 mins when McNaught rounded the keeper but he was pushed wide and his effort failed to hit the target. Vics eventually got on level terms on 75 mins when a great McNaught threw ball found Fullarton who coolly from 12 yards slipped the ball past the advancing keeper and into the net. Vics were having a decent spell of pressure at this point and took the lead 5 mins later when McNaught somehow lobbed the keeper from 6 yards. Violet were hurt at this point and again put Vics under pressure for the remaining 10 mins but Vics defence held out comfortable to record an excellent victory.

Full time 3-2

Team- Robbie, Gauld, Young, P Ross, Low, Archibald, Buggins. Trialist, McNaught, Easton, Nicoll. Subs- Russell, S Eaton, Black, Crowe, Fullarton

Vics once again got off to a great start but there inability to hold onto a lead for any length of time was again evident. The importance of keeping themselves in the game when under considerable pressure paid dividends when in the second half they were able to take a couple of the chances that fell their way to record an excellent victory. Vics would like to thank all sponsors and supporters during the season and look forward to their continued support for next season

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07/05/11

Blairgowrie 2 Brechin Vics 1

Vics were on their travels on Saturday in their search for League points. The first half was fairly uneventful with both teams finding the bumpy pitch and gusty conditions difficult to master. As a result much of the play was bogged down in the middle of the pitch with very little in the way of goalmouth action . Vics keeper Robbie did produce a good diving save from a shot from 10 yards to keep the scorelines blank.

Half time 0 -0

The second half was only 3 mins old when Blairgowrie took the lead. A good run down the right by the Blair winger resulted in his low cross being met at the near post by the striker who gave Robbie no chance from 5 yards. This appeared to waken Vics up and at last they began to look dangerous. Fyfe was unlucky on 62mins when he ran through on goal but his effort from 12 yards went narrowly past the post with the Blair keeper beaten. Blairgowrie retaliated and Robbie produced a good save from a shot from 20 yards. Vics spell of pressure finally paid off when D Ross played a ball to Buggins who ran unchallenged to coolly slot the ball beyond the diving keeper. Vics could only hold onto their lead for 5 mins when they lost a bizarre goal. A conbination of the gusty wind and bumpy pitch resulted in a free kick from far out deceiving keeper Robbie and the ball bouncing high over his head and into the net. Try as Vics did they were unable to create any further chances.

Full time 2-1

Team - Robbie, Gauld, Young, P Ross, Low, Archibald, Buggins, D Ross, McNaught, Fyfe, Nicol, Subs-Black, Russell, Crowe, S Eaton, Fullarton

This was definately an end of season game with very little in the way of excitement. Vics were well below par but with a bit of luck could have escaped wth a share of the points. Vics final league game of the season is on Saturady 14th May when Dundee Violet are the visitors to Victoria Park. Kick off is 2.30pm

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02/05/11

Brechin Vics 2 North End 2

Vics second game in 3 days was against promotion favourites Dundee North End. A good crowd turned out and they weren't disappointed.

Vics took the lead on 2 minutes when Archibald scored with a great strike from 22 yards after North End had failed to clear a Fyfe free kick. The game had started at break neck speed and North End had their fiurst chance on 5 mins but Robbie blocked with his feet and the ball was cleared to safety. In an evenly contested opening spell Vics next chance came on 15 mins when Easton had a shot from a D Ross cross but the keeper saved his effort. Low was next to try his luck for Vics but his header went just over the bar. Vics defence well marshalled by P Ross was holding firm and keeping North End's efforts to long range. Only a good diving save by the North End keeper from a Buggins shot prevented Vics from increasing their lead. North End equalised on 42 mins when a long ball eluded the Vics defence allowing the striker a run in on goal and he slotted the ball passed the diving Robbie.

Half time 1-1

The second half followed the same pattern as the first with both sides looking to attack at every opportunity. Vics keeper Robbie made a breathtaking double save on 51 mins the second a brilliant diving save to turn the ball over the bar. Vics took the lead on 59 mins after a good turn in the box by Fyfe who left his marker and slotted the ball passed the diving keeper. Vics were only able to hold the lead for 2 mins when a shot from 25 yards flew passed the unsighted Robbie and into the corner of the net. Fyfe had another good run but his cut back caught Easton in two minds and his shot from 12 yards went wide of the target. The last 15 mins seen North End push forward to try and get the winner with Vics defending bravely and looking dangerous on the break. Robbie had another great save in the last minute tipping a shot over the bar.

Full time 2-2

Team - Robbie, Gauld, Young, P Ross, Low, Buggins, Archibald, D Ross, Easton, Fyfe, Nicol, Subs-Black, S Eaton, Crowe, Longmuir

A share of the points was probably the correct result. North End as expectantly pushed forward for the last 15 mins but the Vics defence held out comfortably. North End will be promoted if they win their last 3 games. Vics have played the 2 promotion hopefuls in the last 2 games and have more than held their own. Killer instinct and consistency are the missing elements. Vics remaining fixtures are Saturday 7th May away to Blairgowrie, Saturday 14th May home to Dundee Violet, both kick offs 2.30pm

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30/04/11

Downfield 1  Brechin Vics 0

Vics travelled to Dundee on Saturday to meet League leaders Downfield and can feel agrieved not to return with full points.

Vics started very brightly and dominated the early exchanges. First attempt fell to Fyfe on 6 mins who latched onto a D Ross pass but his shot was saved. Vics next attempt on 8 mins came from a long throw in from Gauld with the ball breaking to Archibald who shot narrowly wide from 18 yards. Vics continued to look dangerous with every attack and on 10 mins Fyfe played McNaught clear on goal but his lob over the advancing keeper went wide of the target. McNaught had another chance 5 mins later but again missed the target. Vics were dominant and on 20 mins Fyfe ran clear of the Downfield defence but he also missed the target. 5 mins later McNaught@s shot from 25 yards sailed narrowly over the cross bar. Downfield had their first venture forward on 25 mins and Robbie produced a good save from a shot from 25 yards. Downfield again caused a problem for the Vics defence on 32 mins but again Robbie dealt with the shot. Vics continued to look very dangerous and further efforts from Fyfe had the Downfield keeper srambling across his goal. Downfield almost took the lead from a corner but the strikers header went narrorly over the cross bar. Just as half time approached a Fyfe free kick from 25 yards smashed against the cross bar and cleared to safety

Half time 0-0

Vics started where they left off and a Fyfe shot from 20 yards went just passed the post. Downfield in a rare attack took the lead on 51mins after the ball fell to the feet of their striker and from 12 yards smashed an unstoppable shot passed Robbie. The remainder of the match was much more even with both sides looking to attack at every opportunity. Vics had a few half chances but again failed to hit the target then on 66 mins Robbie produced a great save at the feet of the Downfield player. Vics continued to press but were struggling to create the one chance that would bring them level. That chance finally came on 89 mins when McNaught was played clear on goal but the Downfield keeper made a great diving save to keep Vics out.

Final score 1-0

Team,- Robbie, Gauld, Young, P Ross, Low, Archibald, Black, D Ross, McNaught, Fyfe, Nicol. Subs-Crowe, Buggins, S Eaton, Fullarton

Vics dominated the first half and should have been at least 3 goals to the good at half time. A combination of poor finishing and a lack of composure in front of goal kept the soreline blank at half time. The second half was much more even but even then Vics had opportunities to gain a point. Positives must be taken however that Vics were by far the better team against a club whoare  top of the league and looking for promotion

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27/04/11

Brechin Vics 2 Kirrie Thistle 5

A good crowd turned up to see this midweek fixture and weren't dissappointed with plenty goals and incidents. Vics got off to the best of starts when on 9 mins they took the lead. Vics were awarded a free kick 20 yards from goal and Fyfe hit a tremendous shot high into the corner of the goal giving the keeper no chance. The match settled down with much of the play in the midfield. Vics had the next chance on 20 mins after a great move involving Young, D Ross and Fullarton presented Archibald witrh a chance but his shot was saved by the keeper. Kirrie were gradually getting back into the game and it came as no surprise when they equalised on 38 mins. The ball was played into the box and when the ball broke to the Kirrie striker he crashed the ball passed the diving Robbie.

Half time 1-1

Kirrie took the lead 3 mins into the second half when Vics failed to deal with a corner allowing the striker score from 4 yards. It was all Kirrie at this stage and they extended their lead on 60mins again from a corner this time the Kirrie player scoring with a free header from 12 yards. Vics at last began to look dangerous and pulled a goal back on 75 mins. Archbald was crudely brought down in the box as he looked to score. McNaught coolly sent the keeper the wrong way from the spot. Vics anticipated come back failed to materalise and it was Kirrie who scored a quick fire double on 80 and 83 mins to complete the scoring.

Full time 2-5

Team - Robbie, Buggins, Young, P Ross, Low, Fullarton, Archibald, Russell, McNaught, D Ross,  Fyfe, Subs, Gauld S Eaton, Easton, Black, Crowe, Nicol

Vics got off the best possible start but could not build on it.  A very disappointing second half perfomance enabled Kirrie to run out worthy winners

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 20/04/11

Arbroath S C  0  Brechin Vics  1

Vics had keeper Robbie back in the team and were at full strength. The game started brightly for Vics when on 7 mins they created a great chance. Easton played a great through ball to Fyfe but from 25 yards his shot sailed high over the crossbar. ASC then dominated the next 20 mins and Vics were fortunate to stay on level terms. Firstly on 14 mins a shot from the ASC striker hit both posts before being cleared to safety. Vics were defending for most of this period but on 15 mins Easton almost deflected a McNaught shot into the net but the ball narrowly missed the far post. Robbie's goal survived another scare when again ASC hit the post on 25 mins. The last 15 mins of the half was more even but with little in the way of chances

Half time 0 - 0

Vics made 2 changes at half time with Buggins and Fullarton replacing Black and the injured Young. The second half was only minutes old when Vics were awarded a penalty after Archibald was brought down in the box. Easton's spot kick was saved by the ASC keeper. Vics were now dominating possession but were finding the ASC defence difficult to break down. Vics were almost caught out on the break but Robbie made a great diving save to keep ASC at bay. Vics pressure at last paid off on 81 mins. A long ball from defence by Buggins was knocked on by Archibald to D Ross who from some 12 yards slotted the ball past the advancing keeper. Vics were now in control and almost went further ahead on 88 mins when McNaught closed down the keeper and when he went past him the keeper crudely brought him down and was correctly sent off. The resultant free kick came to nothing. Although the referee played an additional 6 mins Vics comforably held out for a deserved victory.

Full time 0 - 1

Team- Robbie, Crowe, Young, P Ross, Low, Russell, Black, Archibald, Easton, McNaught, Fyfe. Subs-Gauld, Buggins, Fullarton, S Eaton, Moffat, D Ross, Trialist

Manager Longmuir was delighted to take all 3 pts after a very disappointing first half. Vics were much better in the second half and although keeper Robbie made a couple of good saves Vics should have won by a bigger margin. Vics next match is a Home  game on Wednesday 27th April when Kirrie Thistle visit Victoria Park. kick off 6.45pm

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16/04/11

Forfar Albion 1 Brechin Vics 3

Vics travelled to Forfar on Saturday with a full squad apart from keeper Robbie who was attending a wedding and long term injury victim Chris Eaton. The game was very even in the opening stages with both sides having difficulty in mastering the bumpy pitch. It took 20 mins before Vics threatened and it was McNaught who had a chance but his effort from 18 yards was saved by the keeper. Vics were on top at this stage and deservedly took the lead on the half hour mark. Vics were awarded a free kick and from 22 yards McNaught smashed an unstoppable shot high into the roof of the net giving the keeper no chance. Archibald was next to try his luck but his shot came back off the cross bar an cleared to safety. Another Vics chance a minute later saw a Low header from 8 yards go over the bar when he should have done better.

Half time 0-1

Vics extended their lead a minute into the second half with a well worked goal. D Ross played Fullarton down the right and when his cross came into the box McNaught saw his first effort saved by the keeper but reacted quickest to smash the rebound in off the post and into the net. Vics were dominant at this stage and looked the more likely team to score. Stand in keeper S Archibald was brought into action but was quick off his line to clear the danger. Albion reduced the deficit on 75 mins against the run of play. Vics lost a challenge in the middle of the park and when the ball was played over the defence Albion's striker ran clear to lob Archibald from 25 yards. Vics regrouped after this set back and restored their two goal advantage on 80mins when a great Young through ball found D Ross who reached the ball first to head over the advancing keeper to score from 12 yards. McNaught had a coupe of chnaces in the last 3 mins to complete his hat-trick but saw his header saved by the keeper and then saw his shot from a G Archibald pass come back off the post with the keeper beaten.

Full time 1 - 3

Team- S Archibald, Crowe, Young, P Ross, Low, Moffat, Fullarton, G Archibald, McNaught, D Ross, Trialist.

Subs- Black, Easton, Fyfe, S Eaton, Russell, Gauld

This was a well deserved victory against an improved Forfar team. Vics responed well to the set back of losing a goal against the run off play and probably should have won by a greater margin. Vics are back in League action tonight Wednesday 20th April awy to Arbroath S C. kick off 6.45pm. Vics have no fixture on Saturday 23rd April

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09/04/11

Brechin Vics 3 East Craigie 1

Vics were at home for the second week running and were looking for an improved performance. Vics started the match brightly taking the game to East Craigie. It took only 4 mins for Vics to take the lead. McNaught was played clear down the left and when his cut back was cleared back to him he smashed the ball passed the divng keeper to score from 8 yards. Vics inability to hold onto a lead almost resurfaced but Robbie made a great diving save to turn the ball round the post for a corner. East Craigie's equaliser came on 11 mins when D Ross was ajudged to have handled the ball in the box and a penalty kick was awarded. Robbie was sent the wrong was from the resultant spoy kick. The game was an even contest for the remainder of the half with the best effort coming from Vics's Archibald who saw his free kick on 30 mins saved  by the keeper.

Half time 1 - 1

Vics again started brightly in the second half and came close on 51 mins when Moffat's shot went narrowly wide. Vics were dominating the half but keeper Robbie had too look lively on two occasions to race from his line and clear the danger. The first kicking clear a through ball the second diving bravely at the feet of the Craigie striker. Vics pressure paid off on 62mins when McNaught again was on the scoresheet this time heading home from 6 yards after a great Archibald freekick was played into the box. Vics extended their lead a minute later with a great goal. McNaught combined with D Ross who's cut back was backheeled into the net from 4 yards by Fyfe. Vics were still having the best of the play for the remainder of the match with Moffat having another effort this time producing a good save from the Craigie keeper. In the closing minutes Robbie again produced the necessary when he tipped a header over the crossbar.

Full time 3 - 1

Team - Robbie, Crowe, Young, P Ross, Low, Moffat, Fullarton, Archibald, McNaught, D Ross, Trialist. Subs- Fyfe, Russell, Easton, Black, S Eaton, Skelly

This was a much better performance with Vics thoroughly deserving their victory. Another tough game next week when Vics travel to meet Forfar Albion, kick off is 2.30pm

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02/04/11

Brechin Vics 0 Montrose Roselea 2

Vics had new signing from Arbroath Youths Fraser Crowe in their starting line up. The first chance of the match fell to Roselea but Strachan's cross from the left was saved at the near post by Robbie. Vics first chance came on 6 mins when McNaught failed to hit the target with a header from a cross by Crowe. The game was even as a contest in the early exchanges and Vics almost took the lead from a corner on 18 mins when Russell saw his net bound header from 14 yards cleared off the line.D Ross was next to have an effort for Vics but his shot was easily saved. The best chance of the half came when Mcnaught blasted over from 4 yards with the goal after yet another Vics corner.

Half time 0-0

The second half was only 3mins old when Roselea took the lead. A long ball forward was headed on by the Roslea striker and after a defensive error Strachan was allowed a clear run in on goal and slotted the ball past Robbie from 16 yards. Roselea were having the better of the opening 15 mins and extended their lead on 60 mins when they were awarded a penalty. Watson sent Robbie the wrong way from the spot kick. The remainder of the game saw play swinging from end to end with clear cut chances at a premium. Vics best chance again came from McNaught this time an overhead kick just missing the target. McNaught again had a chance but his header from 6 yards failed to trouble the keeper.

Full time 0-2

Team - Robbie, Crowe, Young, P Ross, Low, Moffat, Fullarton, Russell, McNaught, D Ross, Fyfe, Subs-Black, Easton, Archibald, S Eaton, Gauld.

Although there wasn't much between the sides Roselea were much more clinical in front of goal. Vics had their chances at crucial points of the game but failed to capitalise. Vics are at home again on Saturday 9th April when East Craigie are the visitors. Kick off is 2.30pm 

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26/03/11

Dundee Violet  3  Brechin Vics  2

Vics were left rueing missed chances as they let a 2 goal lead slip in the last 15 minutes of the match. Violet had the better of the opening exchanges with keeper Robbie saving well from a header from 10 yards. Vics took the lead on 15 mins when Fullarton played McNaught down the right and when his cross came in Fyfe had the easiest of chances from 5 yards slotting the ball into the empty net. Vics continued to look dangerous with both Young and Fullarton having efforts. Young had a fine run and shot which was saved by the keeper while Fullarton saw his shot across the face of the goal evade everyone and was cleared to safety

Half time 0 - 1

Violet were more prominant in the second half but it was Vics who were looking the more dangerous on the breakaway. McNaught should have increased Vics lead when he was put clear and although he rounded the keeper he was pushed wide and unable to find the target. Robbie ahd a save on 57mins to keep Vics in the lead. Vics increased their lead on 65 mins when Fullarton was brough down in the box after a beating his marker. McNaught did the needful from the resultant spot kick. Vics had two great chances to kill the game, the first on 70 mins when McNaught raced clear of his marker but the keeper was able to block his effort with his feet. Fyfe was next to try his luck when played in on goal but his lob sailed narrowly over the cross bar with the keeper beaten. Disaster struck Vics when Violet responded with 3 goals in the final 15mins. The first was from the penalty spot after Low had tripped the striker, the second when Vics failed to clear a corner and after a scramble th ball broke to the Violet striker who from 8 yards smashed the ball into the corner of the net. The final and winning goal was a free header from 10 yards from a cross from the left.

Full time 3 - 2

Team- Robbie, Skelly, Young, P Ross, Low, Russell, Fullarton. Archibald, McNaught, Easton, Fyfe, Subs - Black, S Eaton, Trialist, Gauld

For the second week running Vics failed to hold onto a winning lead. Although many positive points came out of the match its worring that they cannot see the game out. Things don't get any easier when Montrose Roselea are the visitors to Victoria Park on Saturday 2nd April. Kick off is 2.30pm

Ticket are still on sale for the VIcs Stovie Dance on Saturady 2nd April at Northern Hotel. They can be obtained from any committee memeber or by contacting 01356 623534

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19/03/11

Lochee Harp 2  Brechin Vics 1

Vics travelled to Dundee on Saturday hopeful of continuing their good run. Things started well for Vics when they took the lead after 3 minutes. Good play down the left involving Young and Fyfe saw the later send in a great cross into the box and from 16 yards Archibald vollyed high into the roof of the Lochee net giving the keeper no chance. Vics continued to dominate the early exchanges with some neat play carving open the Harp defence. Shots from Fyfe, Easton and Fullarton tested theHarp keeper who was up to the challenge. At the other end the Vics defence were holding firm with Robbie a virtual spectator in the Vics goal.

Half time 0 - 1

Vics again started on top but without carving out any clear cut opportunities. Harp were beginning to look dangerous especially fro set pieces and it was from a free kick that they equalised. Although Robbie made a great save from the initial header from 8 yards he could do nothing about the rebound which was smashed into the net from 3 yards. Manager Longmuir was looking for a response but it failed to materialise and Harp took the lead after 64 mins when there striker was put clear after Vics lost the ball in midfield and he was able to beat Robbie from 20 yards. Vics huffed and puffed after this and had a great chance to equalise when Fyfe rounded the keeper but put his shot from an acute angle went just wide of the goal.

Full time 2-1

Team - Robbie, Skelly, Young, P Ross, Low, Russell, Fullarton, Archibald, Easton, D Ross, Fyfe. Subs-Black, S Eaton, McNaught, Trialist, Gauld.

After such an encouraging opening half Vics failed to turn up for the second half. Manager Longmuir was bitterly disappointed with the performance. Vics will need to improve quickly as they have a difficult away fixture on Saturday 26th March when they again travel to Dundee to meet Violet. Kick off is 2.30pm

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12/03/11

Brechin Vics 3 Coupar Angus 1

Coupar Angus were the visitors in a game played in terrible conditions although the pitch was in good condition, at the start at least. The game was even in the opening exchanges and swung from end to end with both sides trying to play football. Vics gradually began to dominate possession and a couple of efforts from Fyfe and Easton had the Coupar keeper scrambling the ball to safety. It wasn't until the 40 min that Vics finally took the lead. A long ball into the Coupar box from Fullarton looked to be heading into the keepers arms before the centre half inadvertantly headed the ball over the advancing keeper and into the empty net. Vics however failed to hold onto the lead and 2 mins later Archbald was harshly adjudged to have pushed the Coupar player in the box and a penalty kick was awarded. Vics keeper Robbie produced a great save from the spot kick but could do nothing about the rebound which was  smashed high into the roof of the net.

Half time 1 - 1

Manager Longmuir was far from hapy with the first half performance and what every he said at the interval appeared to work as Vics dominated from the kick off. Vics scored two early goals in the second half the first on 54 mins. A great move involving Archibald and Fyfe saw the latter progress down the left and when his cross came in Fullarton coolly took a touch before expertily placing the ball passed the keeper from 8 yards. Vics continued to press and were rewarded 5 mins later when a Skelly cross cum shot deceived the Coupar goalkeeper and ended up in the back of the net. A scirmish involving the keeper and D Ross as they tried to retrive the ball after the goal resulted in the keeper being shown a straight red card. Vics were in full control after this and played some good football on an ever worsening surface but the final ball and finishing lacked a cutting edge.

Full time 3-1

Team - Robbie. Skelly, Young, P Ross, Low, Fullarton, Archibald, Russell, Easton, D Ross, Fyfe. Subs,McNaught, S Eaton, Trialist, Gauld, Trialist

A very welcome 3 points for Vics against a team that they were expected to beat. The condition were dreadfull but Vics were always in control and should have won by a bigger margin. Vics hope to continue their good run when tne travel to Dundee on Saturday 19th March to to meet Lochee Harp. Kick off is 2.30pm. Tickets for the Vics Stovie Dance on Saturday 2nd April are selling well. To book yours phone 01356 623534

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05/03//011

Arbraoth Vics 2  Brechin Vics  2

Brechin were on their travels on Saturaday they  met second in the league Arbroath Vics. Brechin produced a battling performance to come away with a well earned draw. Arbroath had the biggest share of the possession in the first half and only some resolute defending by Skelly, P Ross, Low and Young backed up some excellent goal keeping from Robbie kept Brechin in the game. Probably against the run of play Brechin took the lead on 40 mins when McNaught was played clear and as he raced away from the Arbroath defence he coolly placed the ball past the keeper from 20 yards.

The second half was much the same with Arbroath having more possession but Brechin looking dangerous on the break. Brechin increased the lead midway through the half with a well worked goal. McNaught received the ball at his feet in the box and was able to lay the ball off to Russell who sent a great shot from 20 yards passed the diving keeper. Arbroath were now throwing caution to the wind but Brechin held out until the final 15 mins when Arbroath hit them with two goals in a 5 minute spell. Tthe first came with a header  from a corner kick the second from a sweeping move down the right with the cross being placed passed Robbie from 8 yards.

Full time 2 - 2

Team- Robbie, Skelly, Young, P Ross, Low, Russell, Fullarton, Archibald, Easton, D Ross, McNaught Subs- Bell, S Eaton, Gauld, trialist, trialist, Hutchison gk

Although it felt like two points lost after getting themselves into a 2 goal lead a share of the points was the least Brechin deserved. They defended as a team for 75 mins as good as they have done all season. Brechin look to be turning the corner after a torrid period and will be looking to collect maximum points on Saturday 12th March when Coupar Angus are the visitors to Victoria Park. Kick off is 2.15pm

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13/11/10

East of Scotland Cup 2nd round

Brechin Vics 3 Arbroath S C 1

Vics included new signing Terry Masson in their starting eleven. Terry has been signed on a 1 month loan deal from Montrose F C and will provide much needed experience and strength to the midfield. Vics started the better and dominated the opening 20 mins. Vics took the lead as early as the 4 min when McNaught headed onto Fyfe who from 20 yards unleashed an unstoppable shot high into the roof of the net. Vics continued to dominate and it was no surprise when on 8 mins they increased their lead. Good play involving Archibald and Masson sent Fullarton clear on the right and when his cross came into the box it found McNaught who shot low past the keeper from 12 yards. Robbie in the Vics goal had to look smart saving low at his near post from an ASC half chance on 14 mins. It was all Vics and they looked to have increased their lead on 29 mins when debutant Masson's header appeared to cross the line. Too everyone's amazement instead of awarding the goal the referee pointed to the penalty spot for an early infringement. Bell stepped up but his spot kick came crashing off the crossbar and cleared to safety. Vics appeared to let this injustice effect them and it was ASC who had the better of the last 15 mins of the half but without causing too much problem to the Vics rear guard of Robbie,P Ross, Russell and Eaton. It was Vics who had another chance on 45 mins when Fullarton danced his way passed 4 challenges before seeing his shot saved by the keeper.

Half time 2 - 0

ASC got themselves back into the game 1 min into the second half. The ball went out for an obvious Vics throw in but the ref awarded it to ASC. From the resultant long throw Vics failed to clear and the ball was headed high over the diving Robbie and into the net. This was the wake up call Vics needed and on 53 mins Masson had a 25 yard free kick saved by the keeper. Two mins later Fyfe had a great run down the left but his cross found no takers at the back post. Vics restored their two goal advantage on 60 mins when Fyfe layed the ball of to Bell who from 20 yards smashed the ball low into the corner of the net.. Robbie produced a good save to tip over the cross bar in a rare ASC shot on goal. The game started to be confined to the midfield as play become scrappy. It was Vics who came nearest in the closing stages when a great move involving Masson and Fyfe presented McNaught with a chance but he was called offside as he was about to shoot into the empty net. Vics easily seen ou the remaiing minutes to advance into the third round.

Full time 3 - 1

Team - Robbie, P Ross, Russell, C Eaton, Fullarton, Bell, Masson, Archibald, Fyfe, McNaught, D Ross. Subs - Skelly, Easton, S Eaton, Longmuir, Hutcheson (gk)

This was a good team performance with everyone working hard for one another. The first half produced some excellent attacking football while the second apart from the early lapse produced a professional perfromance to control the game and see it out to its conclusion. New signing Masson made an impact with his experience at senior level and will play a big part in the weeks to come. Vics are at home on Saturday 20th Nov in the League when they entertain Dundee Violet. Kick off is 2.00pm

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30/10/10

Scottish Cup

Brechin Vics 2  Dunbar Utd 3

Dunbar were the visitors for this second round Emirates Scottish Cup match. It was the visitors who started the brightest and produced 3 corners in the first 5 mins but the Vics defence held firm. Vics gradually got themselves back into the match and on 10 mins Skelly had a chance after being put in on goal after good play from D Ross and Fyfe but his effort was blocked by the defender. The resultant corner was cleared. Play was bogged down in the midfield and although both sides were playing some neat football the final pass was missing. Vics took the lead on 24 mins again after good play down the left. Eaton and Fyfe combined to set D Ross in on goal and from some 8 yards he managed to squeeze the ball in at the near post past the diving keeper. Vics were having their best spell at this point and again good link play involving Eaton, Fyfe and D Ross presented Archibald with a chance but the cross was just a fraction high and the ball was cleared. Vics extended their lead on 38 mins when a cross come shot from Eaton from 40 yards deceived the Dunbar keeper and the ball sailed high into the net.

Half time 2 - 0

Vics expected an onslaught from the vistors and Dunbar did not disappoint. Vics had a chance on 55 mins however when Skelly and Fyfe combined but Fullartons effort from 6 yards was saved by the keeper. Dunbar pulled a goal back on 58mins when a corner kick was met at the back post by the Dunbar striker and he smashed the ball passed the helpless Robbie. Robbie again was in action 3 mins later making a great diving save at the far post. Vics suffered a major blow on 70mins when Easton received a red card for a tackle deemed dangerous play by the referee. One minute later Dunbar were level when their striker was played in on goal and his shot into the corner of the net gave Robbie no chance. It was all Dunbar at this time and only two great saves from Robbie on 72 & 75 mins kept Vics level. Dunbar took the lead for the first time on 83 mins when Vics lost the ball in the middle of the park allowing their player space on the left and he slotted past Robbie. Vics had a good penalty claim in the final minute when McNaiught appeared to be held down by the keeper when trying to get to a loose ball but the referee waved play on.

Final score 2 - 3

Team - Robbie, Russell, Young, P Ross, Easton, Archibald, Fullarton, Skelly, Fyfe, D Ross, C Eaton Subs - McNaught, Bell, S Eaton, Black, Longmuir, Hutcheson (gk)

Vics were bitterly disappointed with their second half performance. After putting themselves in a commanding position they failed to turn up for the second half. The sending off was a turning point as Dunbar equalised within a minute of Vics going down to 10 men. In the end Dunbar deserved their victory and we wish them well for the next round. Vics are away from home on Saturday 6th November when they travel to meet Kirrie Thistle in a league encounter. Kick off is 2.00pm

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23/10/10

Brechin Vics 2  Forfar Albion 2

Vics entertained local rivals Forfar Albion in this league encounter. Apart from long term injury victim Gauld, Vics had a full squad available. Both sides attacked from the off in what looked like being an open game. Albion drew first blood when on 7 mins they took the lead. Robbie failed to hold a shot from 25 yards and the Albion striker reacted quickest to slot the ball into the net from 6 yards. Worse was to follow for Vics when after 10 mins they conceded a penaty after Easton had brought down the Albion striker. The spot kick was duly dispatched sending Robbie the wrong way.  Vics dusted themselves down and at last began to build some meaningful attacks. It was from one of these attacks that Vics got back into the game. Fyfe was brought down some 22 yards from goal on the 15 mins mark and Archibald hit an unstoppable free kick past the helpless Albion keeper. Vics had a good chance for the equaliser on 25 mins but a D Ross shot from 25 yards just sailed past the post.

Half time 1-2

Vics replaced D Ross with Mcnaught at that start of the half. It was McNaught who on 50 mins almost got Vics level when he latched on to a great Skelly pass but only to see his effort from 8 yards saved by the keeper. Vics at last got on level terms on 55 mins when Fyfe was brought down in the box after a great dribbling run. Easton stepped up and although the keeper guessed correctly the ball was smashed into the back of the net. P Ross replaced the injured Roy on 60 mins. Vics were in charge at this point and on 70 mins Fullarton had a chance but the keeper was out quickly to smother his shot. Eaton replaced Bell on 75 mins and was involved immediately. Fyfe and Eaton exchanged passes before Eaton's shot from 10 yards came crashing off the inside of the post and somehow failed to cross the line and was cleared to safety. Vics had a couple of anxious moments in the last 5 mins when only great  sliding blocks by P Ross and Easton prevented efforts being on target

Full time 2 - 2

Team- Robbie, Easton, Young, Russell, Fullarton, Bell, Archibald, Skelly, Fyfe, D Ross, Roy. Subs-P Ross, C Eaton, McNaught, Valentine, S Eaton, Black, Hutcheson gk

Although Vics did well to come back into the game it feels like 2 points lost. Vics started very poorly and lost two very bad goals from a defensive point of view. Albion had the  best of the first half but Vics were the better side in the second and had chances to win the game. Vics must improve on Saturday 30th Oct when Dunbar Utd are the visitors in the 2nd round of the Scottish Cup. kick off is 2.00pm

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16/10/10

Blairgowrie 3 Brechin Vics 3 (Blairgowrie won 5-4 on penalties)

Brechin travelled to Blairgowrie with 7 players missing,Brechin started well getting a free kick on the edge of the box after 2 minutes ,G archibald came close,Lewis Fyfe had a good shot saved after 8 minutes.,Brechin kept pressing and it was danny ross who tested the keeper after a neat cut-back from Fullerton,Jamie robbie made a good save with his feet,Brechin went straight up the park and Scot fullerton hit the post from 20 yds out.after 28 minutes Russel kept the score at 0-0 clearing the ball off the line after a good Blairgowrie move.Blair took the lead right on the half time whistle R Robertson scoring from a corner.

Half time Blairgowrie 1 Brechin 0

2 minutes into the second half Brechin equalized  along ball through the middle was missed by the Blair defence and Danny ross ran on to equalize.the Brechin goal seemed to spur Blair on and Brechin soon found themselves 2 behind with goals from Ewan Murray and Mark Brash.Brechin fought back and Danny Ross got his second of the game after 75 minutes .Blair went down to 10 men after 80 minutes.Brechin continued to press and got a deserved equalizer in 84 minutes,a scramble in the goal mouth after a corner and Kevin longmuir finished from about 2 yds out.Brechin earned a penalty with only 2 minutes left unfortunately Danny Ross missed from the spot to take the game into a penalty shoot out.Blair won the penalty shoot out 5-4 but Brechin had 2 chances to win it.

final score Blairgowrie 3 Brechi 3 (Blairgowrie won 5-4 on penalties)

Coupar Angus 1 Brechin Vics 3

Brechin travelled to coupar Angus with several players missing,Brechin started well and had  a couple of good attacks before taking the lead in the 10th minute,a good move up the right saw Lewis fyfe score from 15 yards.Jamie Robbie made a fine save from Coupar free kick to keep Brechin ahead,despite both teams loking for another goal the score remained the same at half-time

half-time coupar 0 Brechin 1

Coupar started well in the second Half and had most of the early play but brechin defence held out and increased their lead after 60 minutes,again a fine move up th right was finished by lewis fyfe 6 yds out,although coupar fought hard to to get back into the game hitting the bar and the post Brechin held on and scored a third with 15 minutes left scot black finishing after good work from Mcnaught and fullerton.Coupar Angus scored a consolation goal from a deflection five minutes from the end.this was a much improved performance from the vics and will need to continue against Blairgowrie in the cup this week.

Final score Coupar Angus 1 Brechin Vics 3

2/10/10

Brechin victoria 0 ASC 4

Brechin faced an Arbroath team for the second week running,Brechin had four changes to their line-up due to injuries and holidays,Dave easton was presented with an early chance but the keeper made a good save from his effort,the second chance of the game fell to Brechins trialist but his shot was easily saved.Brechin fell behind in the 17th minute losing a goal from a corner,Brechin fell 2 behind in 20 minutes,dave easton had a another good effort saved in 35 minutes only for ASC to go straight up field to score their third.Brechin again came close in 37 minutes a free kick 25 yds out,but it was ASC who scored their fourth right on the half-time whistle.

Half time o- 4

Although Brehin came out in the second half and fought harder and played some better football they could not breakdown the ASC defence who held out for the game to finish4 nil to ASC.

Full time Brechin 0 ASC4

Brechins next game is away to coupar angus Saturday 8th october 2.30 pm kick-off.

25/09/10

Brechin Victoria  2  Arbroath Vics  3

It was the  battle of the Vics on Saturday when Arbroath were the visitors to Victoria Park. Brechin made one change from the previous week with Valentine replacing Fyfe. It was Brechin who started brightly and Gauld had a shot from 25 yards which keeper Cargiill saved well. Brechin had another effort on 10 mins when Easton had a shot from 18 yards but failed to trouble the keeper. Brechin were having the better of the opening exchanges and on 20 mins should have taken the lead. A cross into the box was headed on to Black from Easton but the ball got stuck under his feet and the chance was lost. Arbroath began to creep into the game and Robbie made a great diving save to keep out a Lawson shot from 20 yards. On the half hour mark Arbroath had a great chance when McKenzie some how missed the target from a cross from some 6 yards out. Brechin again dominated the play in the last 10 mins with Skelly testing the keeper from a 25 yards shot. Brechin deservedly took the lead on 42 mins when Valentine cracked in a great 25 yards shot leaving Cargill with no chance

Half time 1 - 0

Brechin started brightly in the second half when Black had a chance from an Eaton cross but he failed to trouble the keeper. 2 mins later Black again had a chance when played in by Archibald but his shot was well saved by the keeper. Arbroath then had their best spell of the game with P Ross sliding to block a shot from 20 yards. Brechin rearguard was under pressure at this point and Arbroath got the equaliser on 56 mins. Brechin failed to clear a corner and McKenzie poked the ball past Robbie from 6 yards. Brechin were forced into a change when Trailist replaced the injured Gauld on 63mins. Brechin almost took the lead on 67 mins when a great Easton header from a Mcnaught cross produced a good save from Cargill before the ball was scrambled to safety.Fyfe replaced Black on 80 mins and was immediately involved in the play. Fyfe was played in down the left by Eaton and when the cross came into the box McNaught was on hand to sidefoot the ball past the dving keeper. Brechin could only hold onto the lead for 4 mins when a long ball was palyed over the Brechin defence allowing Gove to race in and head over the advancing Robbie. More bad luck was to follow for Brechin when on 87 mins a Gove cross from the right deceived Robbie and the ball somehow ended up in the back of the net.  Try as they could Brechin failed to get the equaliser that their overall play deserved.

Full Time 2 - 3

Team - Robbie, Gauld , Eaton, P Ross, Russell, Archibald, Black, Skelly, Easton, Valentine, McNaught, Subs - D Ross, Fyfe, S Eaton, Trialist, Fullarton,  Longmuir, Hutcheson (gk)

Poor goals conceded took away from a good overall performance. When you score 2 goals at home you expect to come away with some reward however it was not to be. The standard of play from Brechin has shown a marked inmprovement this season and the squad must remain positive. Vics are at home again on Saturday (2nd Oct) when Arbroath S C visit Victoria Park. Kick off 2.30pm

Vics held a very successfully fundraising Dance on Saturday night. Thanks goes to all those who attended with a special thanks to the Northern Hotel for their help

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18/09/10

East Craigie 2 Brechin Vics 3

Vics were back in League action on Saturday when they travelled to Dundee. Vics were forced into one change from the previous weeks good result when Black came in to replace the unavailable D Ross. The match started in a furious fashion with both sides showing their attacking intent from the word go. Eaton progressed down the left on 2 mins and his near post cross was cleared before reaching the unmarked McNaught. East Craigie responded on 5 mins when a cross from the left picked out a striker but his shot went wide of the target.  Vics again created a chance on 12 mins after good play involving Fyfe and Archibald which created a shooting chance for the later but again his shot failed to trouble the keeper. Vics were looking the more likely and this time P Ross had an effort but his header from a McNaught corner was easily saved by the keeper. Vics eventually took the lead on 26 mins with a scrambled goal. Good play down the left saw Fyfe's cross cause panic in the East Craigie box before the ball eventually broke to Black who slammed a shot off the cross bar from 10 yards. The referee agreed with Vics appeals that the ball had crossed the line and awarded the goal. Vics should have increased their lead on 44 mins after some more good play down the left involving Eaton, Fyfe and McNaught. Fyfe's centre picked out Easton who saw his shot blocked on the line with the keeper beaten.

Half time 0 - 1

The second half started in the same fashion with both sides attacking. East Craigie drew level 2 mins into the second half in controversial circumstances when a shot struck Archibald (who was standing 2 yards from the striker) on the arm and the referee awarded a penalty kick. Robbie was sent the wrong way from the kick. Vics were struggling to find any rythme to their play and were posing little threat at this point to the Craigie defence. East Craigie took the lead on 60 mins from a breakaway after a poor Vics free kick. There striker got behind the defence before rounding Robbie and slotting into the empty net. This spurred Vics into action and they were on level terms 5 mins later. Easton chased a through ball which he knocked passed the rushing keeper before being brought down and a penalty was awarded. Archibald stepped up and although his kick was saved by the keeper he was on hand to slam the rebound into the roof of the net. Vics almost took the lead 3 mins later after Eaton put Fyfe clear down the left and when his cross came in it was just out off the reach of both McNaught and Black. Bell replaced Fyfe on 75 mins. Play was becoming increasingly srappy with both sides making misstakes. Vics took the lead with 4 mins remaining when Easton slotted home a cross from 10 yards giving the keeper no chance.

Full time 2 - 3

Team - Robbie, Gauld, Eaton, P Ross, Russell, Archibald, Black, Skelly, Easton, McNaught, Fyfe. Subs,Bell, Valentine, S Eaton, Hutcheson gk, Longmuir

Although not at their best this was a very well victory and the first 3pts of the new campaign. Vics showed a bit of character to come back after losing the lead and dug out a deserved win. Vics are back in league action next week Saturday 25th September with a home game against Arbroath Vics. Kick off 2.30pm

Tickets are still available for their fund raising Dance at the Northern Hotel on Saturday 25th September. Music is by the sensational Jason Porter who caters for every age group. For ticket information contact Brian Eaton tel 01356623534

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11/09/10

Brechin Vics 3  Fauldhouse Utd  2

Vics entertained their undefeated opponents in this East of Scotland Cup match. Fauldhouse are managed by former Brechin City striker Sandy Ross. Vics started strongly and took the lead in 5 mins. Good play in the middle of the park from Archibald sent McNaught down the right who in turn picked out Easton who from 16 yards saw his shot saved by the keeper only for Skelly to react quickest to slide the ball into the net from 6 yards. Vics lead unfortunately didn't last long when on 7 mins Fauldhouse equalised. A long ball into the box was met with hesitancy  by the defence and Gallagher was allowed to nip in and score from 10 yards. Vics responded immediately when Easton cut the ball back for D Ross who saw his shot well saved by the keeper. Vics were dominant at this stage and again went close on 15 mins when Easton saw his 20 yard shot deflected wide for a corner with the keeper beaten. The middle part of the half saw the pace of the game reduce and much of the play got bogged down in the midfield. Robbie didn't have much to do in the Vics goal with the defence of Gauld, P Ross, Russell and Eaton restricting any Fauldhouse chances to a minimum. Vics goal escaped on 40 mins when a shot from 18 yards after a corner was cleared off the line by D Ross.

Half time 1-1

The second half started in the same manner as the first with Vics on attack. Vics again took the lead on 47 mins when McNaught drove through the middle of the park before playing in Easton who from 12 yards smashed an unstoppable shot into the corner of the net giving the keeper no chance. Vics lead only lasted 8 mins when on the 55 min mark Fauldhouse levelled. The ball was played down the Vics left and when the cross came in McLenaghan found himself free in the box and from 10 yards slotted past the diving Robbie. Vics responded and another good move involving Russell and Easton presented D Ross with a chance but his shot from 20 yards was saved by the keeper. Vics regained the lead on 62 mins. D Ross was played in on goal and when he centred to Skelly his shot was blocked before falling to the feet of McNaught who from 22 yards smashed a great shot into the corner of the net. For the first time the game started to boil over with Vics Russell and Archibald receiving yellow cards. Eaton played a great 50 yard pass to Easton but his shot was saved by the keeper. Fauldhouse started to pressure Vics in the closing 10 mins but it was Vics who had the best chances. Ferguson replaced Fyfe and it was Ferguson who created a couple of chances for Ross and Easton but again both efforts were saved by the keeper.

Full time 3 - 2

Team - Robbie, Gauld, Eaton, P Ross, Russell, Archibald. McNaught, Skelly, Easton, D Ross, Fyfe, Subs - Ferguson, Bell, Valentine, S Eaton, Black, Hutcheson (gk)

This was a deserved victory for Vics not just in the effort category but also in some of the good football played. Fauldhouse came with a good reputation having not lost a game in the League this season but were second best on the day. Vics must now carry this form into the league campaign starting next Saturday 18th Sept away to East Craige, kick off 2.30pm

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04/09/10

Brechin Vics 1  Lochee Harp 3

Vics were back in action after their free week the previous Saturday. Vics started brightly enough with Longmuir and McNaught looking lively up front. Fyfe was next to look dangerous for Vics but his effort from 18 yards was easily saved by the Harp keeper after Fyfe had danced his way passed 3 players. Harp had their fair share of attacks but the defence marshalled by Ross was handling things comfortably. Vics should have taken the lead on 20 mins when McNaught was played through on goal and with only the keeper to beat he was met by a crunching tackle by the keeper and the ball was cleared. Much to everyones supprise no free kick was awarded to Vics. McNaught was injured in the collision and was replaced by Gauld. This proved to be a turning point with Harp taking the lead on the half hour mark when their striker smashed the ball high into the net from 12 yards givng Robbie no chance in the Vics goal.

Half time 0 - 1

Vics came out in determined fashion in the second half and took the game to Harp. Vics pushed forward at every opportunity as they looked to get level. D Ross had a free kick from 20 yards but his effort went over the bar. Longmuir was next to have an attempt but again his effort from 12 yards was saved. Vics were having the majority of the play but were caught out midway through the half when Harp extended their lead with a well placed shot out of the reach of the diving Robbie. Minutes later Robbie again was in action this time with a great point blank save from 10 yards. Another good move down the  Vics right resulted in Longmuir's cross just too high for the unmarked Easton in the box. Vics eventually pulled a goal back with 5 mins remaining when Easton was played in and his shot was adjudged, correctly by the referee, to have crossed the line despite Harp's attempts to clear. Vics should have drawn level after Eaton played in Longmuir and from 10 yards his shot went high over the bar. Harp increased their lead in a breakaway vitually with the last kick of the ball with their striker tapping into the net from 6 yards as Vics pushed for the equaliser

Full time 1 - 3

Team Robbie, D Ross, Eaton, P Ross, Russell, Archibald, Skelly, Easton, Longmuir, McNaught, Fyfe. Subs - Gauld, Lawson,.S Eaton, Black, Hutcheson

Vics were certainly not at their best on Saturday but the scoreline some what flatters Lochee Harp. Turning point was the McNaught challenge by the keeper with no award given and Vics losing their pacey striker to injury. Vics had their chances but failed to take them. Vics are at Home on Saturday 11th September when Fauldhouse Utd are the vistors in the East of Scotland Cup. Kick off 2.30pm

Brechin Vics 1  Lochee Harp 3

Vics were back in action after their free week the previous Saturday. Vics started brightly enough with Longmuir and McNaught looking lively up front. Fyfe was next to look dangerous for Vics but his effort from 18 yards was easily saved by the Harp keeper after Fyfe had danced his way passed 3 players. Harp had their fair share of attacks but the defence marshalled by Ross was handling things comfortably. Vics should have taken the lead on 20 mins when McNaught was played through on goal and with only the keeper to beat he was met by a crunching tackle by the keeper and the ball was cleared. Much to everyones supprise no free kick was awarded to Vics. McNaught was injured in the collision and was replaced by Gauld. This proved to be a turning point with Harp taking the lead on the half hour mark when their striker smashed the ball high into the net from 12 yards givng Robbie no chance in the Vics goal.

Half time 0 - 1

Vics came out in determined fashion in the second half and took the game to Harp. Vics pushed forward at every opportunity as they looked to get level. D Ross had a free kick from 20 yards but his effort went over the bar. Longmuir was next to have an attempt but again his effort from 12 yards was saved. Vics were having the majority of the play but were caught out midway through the half when Harp extended their lead with a well placed shot out of the reach of the diving Robbie. Minutes later Robbie again was in action this time with a great point blank save from 10 yards. Another good move down the  Vics right resulted in Longmuir's cross just too high for the unmarked Easton in the box. Vics eventually pulled a goal back with 5 mins remaining when Easton was played in and his shot was adjudged, correctly by the referee, to have crossed the line despite Harp's attempts to clear. Vics should have drawn level after Eaton played in Longmuir and from 10 yards his shot went high over the bar. Harp increased their lead in a breakaway vitually with the last kick of the ball with their striker tapping into the net from 6 yards as Vics pushed for the equaliser

Full time 1 - 3

Team Robbie, D Ross, Eaton, P Ross, Russell, Archibald, Skelly, Easton, Longmuir, McNaught, Fyfe. Subs - Gauld, Lawson,.S Eaton, Black, Hutcheson

Vics were certainly not at their best on Saturday but the scoreline some what flatters Lochee Harp. Turning point was the McNaught challenge by the keeper with no award given and Vics losing their pacey striker to injury. Vics had their chances but failed to take them. Vics are at Home on Saturday 11th September when Fauldhouse Utd are the vistors in the East of Scotland Cup. Kick off 2.30pm

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21/08/10

 Montrose Roselea 1 Brechin Vics 0

Vics travelled to local rival Montrose for their first league game of the seaon with a depleted squad because of injury. The match started a break neck speed with both sides showing their attacking intent. Vics were first to threaten when McNaight was plyed through on gaol but McLeod in the Roselea goal saved well diving to his right. Vics were looking threatening and a couple of good crosses from Eaton on the left were just out of the reach of Longmuir and McNaught. Ross made a great block at the edge of the box as Roselea put pressure on Vics defence. Roselea took the lead on 12 mins when Vics failed to defend a long ball and Riach managed to squeeze the ball past Robbie. Vics responed well when McNaught played in Longmuir but his effeort was saved. Robbie in Vics goal made a couple of good saves the first from a header from 8 yards and the second a great one handed diving safe after a wind assisted shot from Reoch from 25 yards. Vics started the second half on top and dominated proceedings from there on. Apart from one save to cut out a cross Robbie had very little to do. Vics best chances came from Mcnaught who on 55mins and 85 mins was put in on goal but on both occasions McLeod did enough. Longmuir did have the ball in the Roselea net when he side footed home for 6 yards after a Archibald shot was deflected into his path. The referee to Roselea's relief pointed for offside. Longmuir again tried his luck but his shot from 20 yards sailed over the bar. Vics were dominant and Fyfe had a couple of attempts both saved by the keeper. Archibald was next to have a shot from 25 yards which McLeod saved at the second attempt. Vics continued to play all the football but failed to get the elusive equaliser.

Team- Robbie, Gauld, C Eaton, Ross, Russell, Skelly, McNaught, Archibald, Longmuir, Easton, Fyfe, Subs - Valentine, S Eaton, Fullarton

Vics can hardly believe that they came away pointless. The first half was fairly even but Vics dominated the second and a share of the spoils was the least that they deserved. Although it was difficult conditions with a strong wind blowing, Vics continued to try and pass the ball with a degree of success. Roselea are expeienced with these conditions and their long ball game although not pretty to watch proved to be enough to secure them the points. Vics have a free week on Saturady because of an uneven number of teams in the league. This will hopefully allow some injured players to come back into the squad

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 14/08/10

League Cup Section

Arbroath S C  2  Brechin Vics 1

Vics travelled to Arbroath for the second week running this time to face ASC in the final section match. Vics still had an outside chance of qualfying from the group. ASC started the brighter and had Vics under pressure. Vics rearguard were coping until the 10th min when ASC played a short corner and their player curled a good shot high into the net with keeper Robbie well beaten. Vics rallied and the remainder of the half was much more even. Ferguson had a chance for Vics but he headed a Gauld cross just wide of the target. Vics should have equalised on 25 mins when Fyfe was played in on goal. The ASC keeper made a good first save and Fyfe could only watch agonoisingly as his second effort sailed just over the crossbar. In between these Vics efforts keeper Robbie produced a tremendous divng save from a header from 10 yards.

Vics were a much more determind team in the second half and equalised on 50 mins when Ferguson headed the ball past the keeper from 12 yards after a good Longmuir cross. Vics were now dominant and only some disappointing final balls from the wide areas prevented Vics from taking the lead. The match threatend to boil over when a couple of hefty ASC challenges went unpunished by the referee. Vics changed things with Valentine and Eaton replacing Longmuir and Lawson. Vics continued to have most of the play at this stage but had to wait until 3 mins from the end to create a clear cut chance. Good play down the left between Russell and Fyfe saw Russell in on goal but his shot from 8 yards went across goal with no takers and just past the post. The match appeared to be heading for a draw until almost the last kick of the game saw the ASC striker go past two players before crashing an unstoppable shot high inot the roof of the net.

Final 2 - 1

Team - Robbie, Gauld, Longmuir, P Ross, Russell, Archibald, Lawson, Skelly, Easton. Ferguson, Fyfe Subs - C Eaton., Valentine, S Eaton, D Ross, Hutcheson

A disappointing end to the league Cup section after such a promising start. Vics League campaign starts on Saturday 21st August when they travel to meet Montrose Roselea, kick off is 2.30pm

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07/08/10

 League Cup Section

Arbroath Vics 4 Brechin Vics 0

This was a very disappointing performance from Brechin with probably no player gaining pass marks. Although the first 25 mins was failry even with regards to possession Brechin were rarely a threat in front of goal. McNaught had a good chance when he run into the box past 3 defender but his attempt on goal was well over the bar. Vics had a spell of pressure and after succession of corner kicks failed to hit the target. Arbroath took the lead on 25 mins when a drive from 25 yards beat the diving Robbie. A response Brechin was expected but failed to materalise and they fell further behind on the stroke of half time when slack marking at a throw in allowed the striker to score from 10 yards.
Brechin were caught cold early in the second half when the defence was outjunped and the Arbroath player headed into the net from 8 yards. Brechin cntinued to huff and puff but were unable to create any clear cut chances. Vics lost a further goal on 60 mins and the game was effectively over as a contest. Brechin played some neat football in the remaining half an hour but without any real purpose and drive and never really troubled the Arbroath goalkeeper
Full time 4 - 0
Team - robbie, Gauld, Longmuir, P Ross, Easton, Archibald, D Ross, Skelly, Fyfe, McNaught, Young
Subs, Bell, Eaton, Russell, Lawson, Valentine, Hutcheson

Good as Vics were on Wed in beating Montrose Roselea poor as they were on Saturday with no one performing as they can. Vics still have an outside chance of progressing but they must convincingly beat Arbroath S C on Saturday 14th Aug in Arbroath kick off 2.30pm and depend on Roselea defeating Arbroath Vics

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04/08/10

D J LAING LEAGUE CUP

Brechin Vics 2  Montrose Roselea  1

Roselea started the brighter and had Vics pinned back from the start. Robbie was called into action in the third minute when he brilliantly tipped over a header from Hood. Vics were gradually getting themselves into the match and had a great chance to take the lead when McNaught was put through on goal but shot straight at Mcleod in the Roselea goal and the chance was lost. Roselea were looking dangerous however and only a great P Ross block kept the scorelines blank. Hood had another chance for Roselea but his shot came back off the bar with Robbie well beaten. Vics were now finding their feet and the attack force of Fyfe and McNaught were begining to cause Roselea trouble. Vics period of pressure paid off on 34 mins when McNaught was again put in on goal and this time he lobbed keeper Mcleod from 12 yards to give Vics the lead. Just on half time Whyte should have equalised but headed wide from 3 yards.

Half time 1 - 0

Vics started the quickly in the second half and took the game to Roselea. Vics extended their lead 5 mins into the second half. A free kick from Roselea was blocked by Fyfe and the ball fell into the path of McNaught who ran through to slot the ball past Mcleod from 18 yards. Roselea pulled a goal back on 60 mins when Hood outjumped the Vics defence to head the ball high into the net from 12 yards. Roselea dominated possession in the last 20 mins put some resolute defending kept their attack out. The best chances fell to Vics who were looking very dangerous on the break. Fyfe had a great chance on 80 mins when he ran past the Roselea goal only to see his chipped shot just slide the wrong side of the post. D Ross then produced a good Mcloed save from a free kick from 30 yards.

Full Time 2 - 1

Team - Robbie, Gauld, Longmuir, P Ross, Easton, Archibald, Paton, Skelly, Fyfe, McNaught, Young. Subs - Eaton,. Young, Bell, Valentine, Ferguson, Lawson, Hutcheson(gk)

This was an excellent victory for Vics who over the peace deserved the victory. Manager Lawson was quick to stress that this is only one result form the section and they face another couple of very difficult games against Arbroath Vics and Arbroath SC if they want to proceed past the group stages, Vics are away from home on Saturday 14th August when they travel to meet ASC, kick off 2.30pm

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 MATCH R EPORTS 2009/10

08/05/10

Brechin Vics  0  Broughty Athletic  3

This was Vics last game of the season and they were looking to finish on a high. Vics knew that they were in for a hard game as Broughty are firm favourites to gain promoition. Broughty started the brighter side and Robbie had to look lively to block at the feet of the Broughty striker. Vics were looking well organised and Eaton and Ross combined in the tenth minute but Bell screwed his shot wide. Broughty took the lead on 15 mins. A through ball beat the Vics defence with Broughty's Smith running on to slot the ball past the diving Robbie. Vics continued to play their passing game but were finding that their final passing was lacking. Vics should have levelled when Hart was played in on goal but took a touch 14 yards out which gave the Broughty defender time to block his shot. Broughty then hit the bar from an indirect freekick from 10 yards after Robbie was adjudged to have picked uop a pass back, Vics came back into the game and should have been awarded a penalty when trialist McNaught was brought down. The referee decided the initial foul was outside the box and awarded a freekick.

Half time 0 - 1

Broughty took the game to Vics at the start of the half and only a great Robbie save turning a shot from 18 yards round his post kept the scoreline the same. Broughty did however extent their lead on 60 mins when Craik headed a cross from the left  past the helpless Robbie. Vics continued to work hard with Moffat and Ross combining to send Longmuir in the clear but effort was wide of the target. The game was very much played in the middle of the park but once again Broughty were looking very dangerous when they did attack. Robbie was injured after he collided with the post after making another great save. He was able to continue after lengthy treatment to a cut eye. Vics introduced Barclay and P Ross for Hart and Bell. Broughty extended their lead further when on 85 mins Perera slotted home from 14 yards after he had breached the Vics defence

Full time 0 - 3

Team-  Robbie, Forbes, Young, Cairney, Gauld Eaton, Moffat, McNaught, Hart, Bell, D Ross. Subs-Barclay, P Ross, S Eaton, Lawson, Longmuir, Massie

Broughty ran out deserved winners and now have to win their last 3 games to gain promotion. Although Vics competed well throughout the game their was a lack of a cutting edge to their play something that teams like Broughty have in abundance. Vics are holding their Presentation Dinner Dance at the Northern Hotel on 22nd May. The tickets cost £20 per person and the night consists of a 3 course meal and live music. Any supporter interested in attending should contact Brian Eaton tel 01356 623534

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28/04/10

Tayside/Fife Cup

Forfar West End 3  Brechin Vics 0

Manager Lawson had to shuffle his team on Wednesday with Cairney, Barclay , Bell and Paton replacing P Ross, Longmuir, Hart and Gauld. Vics were more than a match against their undefeated Premier League opponents and could have taken the lead themselves when Lawson had a chance but the keeper saved. Forfar took the lead midway through the when a mistake at the back allowed ex Vics manager Simpson the easiest tasks to score from 8 yards. Vics fell further behind on 30 mins when a Forfar striker headed past Robbie from a corner kick. The second half was fairly even with regards to possession although Forfar were looking the more dangerous on attack. Vics again created a number of chances but the final ball lacked accuracy. Lawson again had a couple of half chances both which were saved by the keeper. Forfar completed the scoring on 88mins with a stunning volley from 20 yards giving Robbie no chance.

Team - Robbie, Paton, Young, Cairney, Easton, Eaton, Lawson, D Ross, Bell, Moffat, Barclay, Subs-Longmuir, Hart, P Ross, Skelly, Massie

Although getting beat this was still a very encoraging performance by Vics. They retained excellent possession for long periods and gave the Forfar defence some uncomfortable moments. Vics are at Arbroath on Saturday 1st May when they take on Arbraoth Vics. Kick off is 2.30pm

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24/04/10

Brechin Vics 1  Arbroath S C  0

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Brechin Vics won a close derby match against Arbroath S C on Saturday, reaffirming they will not finish bottom of the division. Overall Arbroath had more of the possession but the Vics defence was strong throughout, not letting them near the goal often. When they did, Jamie Robbie stood up well in goal. Each time Brechin went forward they looked dangerous. The first chance of the match went to the Vics, in the first minute, Danny Ross delivering a good free kick and Paul Ross's shot going just wide, Later in the half the ball was played over the top of the Arbroath defence and Kevin Longmuir, on his own, hit his shot straight at the keeper who held on to it. A few minutes later Brechin's Iain Gauld made a good run and put in a dangerous kooking cross but Grahan Hart failed to make contact. The slightest touch would have put the ball into the net. The first chance of note for Arbroath came in the 28th minute when Sievewright put a ball across the goal that was begging to be touched in but Robbie in the Vics goal got a superb hand to it putting it out of reach of any of the Arbroath players. Midway through the half Chris Eaton's ball from the half way line was easily saved by Logie in the Arbroath goal. Towards the end of the half Arbroath's Sievewright made a good run amd slid the ball to Owbridge whose cross was blocked.

Half time 0 - 0

Just after the restart a good move by Vics ended when Longmuir putting the ball across to Ryan Young who had his shot brilliantly saved by the diving Logie. Arbroath then had Damien Jones booked for kicking the ball away when the Vics were awarded a free kick. Midway through the half Arbroath's Owbridge shot hit the bar. The follow up from Mudie was brilliantly saved by Jamie Robbie. A few minutes later the ball fell to Owbridge a yard away from goal after a scramble in the box. He had to stretch to make contact with the ball and as a result his shot went wide. Vics Ryan Young limped off beng replaced by Steven Barclay. In the dying moments of normal time Brechin's Longmuir had the ball in the net. The referee gave the goal but then after consideration disallowed it for impeding the goal keeper, much toi the fury of the Vics players. In the last minute of normal time Brechin's Danny Ross gat a slight knock and was replaced by Ewan Cairney. Four minutes into injury time Moffat was brought down for the Vics. The free kick taken quickly by Longmuir was easily saved as there was no power in the shot at all. A minute later Moffat was brought down again. This time the free kick was taken by Graham Hart who hit the post. The rebound was put in by Moffat who was in the right place at the right time. The celebrations by the Vics players and staff were huge with all the players running to the dugout. The Vics player-manager Derek Lawson said his team deserved a hard fought victory. He said that the goal was reward for not giving up. He was happy with the the way that the whole team defended from the strikers to the keeper and the way that the team has improved massively over recent months. He says that the team is determind and that win means a lot to the players emphasised by the celebration of the goal. This win puts the Vics eighth in the table with 24pts. They can now get a maximum of 30pts this season.

Team - Robbie, Gauld, Young, Easton, P Ross, C Eaton, Lawson, D Ross, Moffat, Hart, Longmuir   Subs, Cairney,Barclay, Forbes, S Eaton, Massie

Vics are away to Arbroath Vics on Saturday 1st May. Kick off is 2.30pm

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17/04/10

Dundee North End  0   Brechin Vics  2

Vics made a change to the starting line up with Manager Lawson finding a place for himself in the starting line up. Vics were minus Hattersly and Skelly who are long term injury casualties and will not feature again this season. Vics started brightly enough playing against a very strong and blustery wind. Players were finding the conditions difficuilt to master with much of the play bogged down in the middle of the park. Vics first real chance fell to Longmuir when clear in on goal he decided to pass instead of shooting and the chance was lost. North End had a decent spell of pressure  but the defence of Eaton, P Ross and Easton were dealing with anything thrown at them. It took some 25 mins before keeper Robbie was called into action saving well with his feet after the striker had breached the defence. North End should have taken the lead on the half hour marked but the striker blasted over the  crossbar from 10 yards. Vics dominated the closing 15 mins of the half and Hart should have scored from a Longmuir cutback but the North end defence scrambled the ball clear. Hart had another effort this time a header from a corner which was cleared off the line with the keeper beaten.

Half time 0 - 0

Vics came out in determined fashion with the wind at their backs. The play still raged from end to end but very little in the way of chances was created. Vics began to look dangerous and a shot from D Ross from 25 yards was tipped over the bar by the keeper. Barclay replaced Lawson on 60 mins. Vics were looking to shoot at any opportunity and D Ross had another effort which the keeper saved. Vics made another change midway through the half when Paton replaced Longmuir. Vics had to be on their toes at the back however as North End were still dangerous. A good block tackle from P Ross stopped another effort from troubling Robbie. Hart worked another chance for himself when he cut in from the right before his shot was scrambled clear in an unorthodox manner by the keepers feet. This was Hart's last action as he was replaced by Bell. Vics took the lead with 10 mins remaining. Vics won the ball 30 yards from the North End goal. D Ross played the ball to Bell who slipped in Moffat and from 12 yards he placed the ball wide of the diving keeper. Vics were now dominant and scored a further goal on 88 mins after Young played in Paton who from some 45 yards unleashed a tremendous dipping shot into the net leaving the keeper helpless. Vics comfirtably played out the remaining minutes to record a good victory.

Full time  0  -  2

Team - Robbie, Gauld, Young, Easton, P Ross, Eaton, Lawson, D Ross, Hart, Moffat, Longmuir.   Subs-Barclay, Bell, Paton, Cairney, S Eaton, Massie

This was an excellent victory with Vics responding from a poor performance the previous week. Vics had to dig deep in the first half playing against a very strong gusty wind but probably had the best chances. Vics as a team defended excellently restricting Robbie to only a couple of saves. The second half saw Vics play in a more controlled manner and deserved their win. The players now have to believe in themselves and start to bring a level of consistency to their game. Vics are at home on Saturday 24th April when Arbroath S C visit Victoria Park. Kick off is 2.30pm

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10/04/10

Brechin Vics 0  East Craigie  1

Manager Lawson had to change his team again on Saturday with D Ross replacing the unavailable Easton. The first half produced very little in the way of changes with much of the play bogge down in the middle of the park. Robbie in the Vics goal produced a mnagnificant diving save to turn  the ball run the post. Vics were finding things tough with there usual build up play very srappy to say the least

The second half followed much the same pattern but with slightly more action on goal. Longmuir produced an excellent save from the East Craigie keeper. The resultant corner saw a scramblke in the 6 yards box with both Gauld and Eaton failing to contect with the ball. P Ross was next toi have an effort buit his header was well wide of the target. East Craigie scored what proved to be the winner when on 70 mins their striker's shot found the corner of the net giving Robbie no chance. Vics introduced Barclay and Lawson but there was no further scoring

Final Score 0 - 1

Team - Robbie, Gauld C Eaton, Cairney, P Ross, Bell, Moffat, Longmuir, D Ross, Young,  Subs, Barclay, Lawson, S Eaton, Skelly, Massie

This was a below par performance with Vics posing any threat to the East Craigie goal. Vics must pick themselves up when they travel to meet Dundee North End on Saturday 17th April. Kick off 2.30pm

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03/04/10

Forfar Albion 1 Brechin Vics 2

Vics travelled the short journey to Forfar in their quest for more league points. Manager Lawson made changes form last week with Longmuir and Hart coming into the starting line up for Gauld and the unavailable D.Ross. Vics started positively and with their first attack Longmuir's effort from 25 yards went wide. Albion came back into the game and for a period of about 20 mins had Vics pinned back into their own half. Vics keeper Robbie produced a stunning treble save firstly diving to his left to save a header followed by a point blank save from a shot from 10 yards and finally he was able to grasp the ball from a header from 12 yards. This period at last seemed to waken Vics up and at last they began to look a force. Hart had a shot from 20 yards saved by the keeper before on 24mins Vics took the lead. Good play down the right saw Longmuir beat his marker before sliding a great ball into the path of Young who expertly slid the ball into the corner of the net from 20 yards givng the keeper no chance. Vics lead was short lived however as Albion came storming back and levelled on 30 mins. Vics failed to clear their lines and when the ball broke to the Albion striker some 25 yards from goal his shot with the aid of a slight deflection flew high into the net passed Robbie. Vics were forced into a change when the injured Paton was replaced by Gauld. Vics had the better of the closing 10 mins and a goal mouth scramble form a corner kick saw Eaton's effort blocked before Gauld also had an effort cleared as he slid in.

Half time 1 - 1

Manager Lawson was unhappy with the first half performance and made a tactical change at half time reverting back to their normal formation. This had the desired effect with Vics dominating the second half although they had some scray moments being hit on the break by the enthausiastic and sprited Albion side. On a two occasions Robbie produced excellent saves at the feet of the Albion striker. The new back four oif Gauld, P Ross, Cairney and Eaton looked far more comfortable and were able to start attacks from the back. Vics were looking more dangerous and Hart had a good effort on the turn but the keeper saved at his right hand post. Bell and Gauld were working well down the right and from one of these moves Easton had a chance but his effort was blocked on the edge of the box. Vics scored what proved to be the winning goal on 75 mins and again it was good controlled play this time down the left. Young , Eaton and Longmuir combined and when Eaton's cross picked out Hart his shot was blocked and was cleared back to Eaton who this time went past his marker before putting in another good cross this time a conbination of Longmuir and Hart squeezed the ball to Moffat who backheeled the ball into the net from 5 yards. Vics introduce Barclay for Bell. Vics continued to be in control for the remainder of the game restricting Albion to long range efforts which caused no problem for the Vics rearguard. Lawson replaced the injured Hart with 5 mins to go.

Full; time 1 -  2

Team - Robbie, Moffat, Young, Cairney, P.Ross,C Eaton, Hart, Paton, Bell, Easton, Longmuir, Subs,Barclay, Lawson, Gauld, S Eaton, Massie

Vics were glad to get a victory against a very spririted Albion side. Manager Lawson altered formation at the start of the game but this did not have the desired effect and he was forced to revert back to their usual formation at the start of the secoind half. Vics dominated possession from then on and looked far more comfortable. Although missing a few players for various reasons their is a good team spirit at the moment and when not playing at their best they showed real determination to get a result. Vics are at home on Saturday 10th April when East Craigie visit Victoria Park. kick off is 2.30pm. Vics have fundraising Deal or No Deal the same night 10th April at the Northern Hotel, 7.30pm start. All welcome tickets £5 each which includes stovies

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27/03/10

Brechin Vics 1  Lochee Harp 2

Vics were looking forward to this league encounter especially after last weeks good result against Downfield. Manager Lawson made 2 changes with Easton replacing the injured Hattersley and Paton in for the unavailable Forbes. The game started in bright sunshine but there was a strong gusty wind blowing a cross the pitch. Harp started the stronger but once again the Vics defence were in good form.Vics gradually got into the game and a great Young cross from the left was just out of the reach of Bell. The strong gusty wind was proving difficult to master by both sides and much of the play was bogged down in the middle fo the park. Paton had a snap shot but his effort was easily saved by the Harp keeper. Vics took a deserved lead on 27 mins when Easton fired them ahead with a well placed shot from 8 yards. Bell did the lead up work with a great through ball and Easton did the rest., Almost immediately Harp came close to equalising but a great Robbie save from point blank range kept Vics ahead.

half time 1 - 0

The second half was barely 10 mins old when Harp were reduced to 10 men after their midfielder received a second yellow. The game as a spectable turned into a farce as the game was constantly stopped as the Harp sideline were continually talked to by the referree breaking up the flow of the game. The Harp manager was in fact send from the dugout. Harp dug deep and got back on level terms when a cross to the back post found the striker unmarked and he headed easily past Robbie. Vics had a couple near chances a shot from Paton which went wide after being set up by Easton. Harp took the lead with 20 mins remaining with a similar ball to the back post resulting in a looping heading going over Robbie and into the corner of the net. Vics immediately introduced Barclay and Longmuir for Bell and Gauld. Vics pushed forward for the remainder of the game but failed to get the elusive equalier. the best effort came from an Eaton header which narrowly went past the post. Although their were 6 substitutions and the game halted for at least 8 mins for Harp's sideline antics the referree saw fit only to play an additional 5 mins.

Full time 1 - 2

Team - Robbie, Gauld, C Eaton, Cairney, P Ross, Paton, D.Ross, Moffat, Easton, Bell, Young   Subs- Barclay, Longmuir, Hart, S.Eaton, Lawson

Good as Vics were last week against Downfield they were poor in the second half against Harp. The turning was the sending off of the Harp player with Vics failing capitalise on their numerical advantage. The unsavoury antics on the Harp sideline constantly disrupted the game and seemed to break Vics flow and concentration. Manager Lawson will now have to pick the players up during this weeks training and prepare for the game on Saturday 3rd April when they travel to meet Forfar Albion. Kick off is 2.30pm

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20/03/10

Downfield 0  Brechin Vics  1

Manager Lawson made two changes to last weeks team with Young and Bell replacing Assistant Manager Longmuir and Easton. The game started in near perfect conditions with both sides determind to get the 3 points. Downfield had the first attempt with a header that went wide of Robbie's post. Vics responded with Bell having a chance after dispossesing the Downfield defender but he slip just as he was to shoot and his effort was easily saved by the keeper. Vics were beginning to get on top with Eaton and Young providing good width down the left. Another good move by the pair resulted in a great cross from Young but Downfield managed to scramble th cross to safety. Vics took the lead on 25 mins with amother good move this time down the right. Hattersley and Gauld exchanged passes and when Gauld's early cross came into the box Young met the ball 8 yards from goal to volley past the the keeper. Downfield to their credit came right back at Vics and only a great diving save by Robbie kept Vics ahead. Vics had another couple of scary moment towards the end of the half but the defence marshalled by Paul Ross and Cairney held firm. With half time approaching Vics should have gone in 2 up when Hattersley found himself in the clear only to be denied by a diving save by the keeper.

Half time 0 - 1

The second half was a very open affair with Downfield pressing for a leveller and Vics hitting them on the break. The defence of Gauld, P Ross, Cairney and Eaton were up for the task and restricted Downfield attack to very little in the way of clear cut chances. In the rare occasion that they were breached Robbie's handling in the Vics goal was excellent. Vics were looking the more likely to score with some good attacking football. Bell was played down the right on 70 mins and when his cross came in Young was only inches away from getting his second. D Ross and Forbes produced another chance for Hattersley but instead of shooting he elected to play in Bell who was caught just offside. Vics introduced Easton for D Ross. The game continued to swing from end to end but clear cut chances were at a premium. Robbie was called into action on 80 mins and made a save from a free kick from 20 yards look easy. Longmuir replaced the tiring Bell and almost immediately made an impact. A free kick from keeper Robbie sent Longmuir in the clear but his lob over the keeper was just too high and the ball went over the bar. The referree played some 5 mins additional time but Vics held firm as a team for a deserved 3 points.

Full time 0  -  1

Team - Robbie, Gauld, C.Eaton. Cairney, P.Ross, Forbes, Hattersley, Moffat, Bell, D.Ross, Young, Subs- Easton, Longmuir, Lawson, S.Eaton, Barclay, Massie

This was a well deserved 3 points for Vics in what was a good team performance. Manager Lawson worked on the failings of the previous weeks game and credit to the players who took on board what level off disciplined performance is required to gain all 3 pts. Vics will be looking to add to their points total on Saturday 27th March when they are at home to Lochee Harp, kick off is 2.30pm

Brechin Vics are holding a DEAL or no DEAL on 10th April at Northern Hotel. Why not come along and support the Club and try and BEAT the ' BANKER'. The event starts at 7.30pm, tickets are available from any committee memeber or contact John Cairney 01356623942, Bill Barclay 01356625563 or Brian Eaton 01356623534. ALL WELCOME

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13/03/10

Brechin Vics 1  Dundee Violet  3

Vics were without the injured Skelly, Hart and Paton so manager Lawson had to shuffle his pack for the visit of league leaders Dundee Violet. The visitors started the better and had Vics pinned back form the start. It took Violet only 6 mins to take the lead. A free kick was conceded 4o yards from goal and when the ball came into the box Vics failed to clear and the ball fell at the feet of the Violet striker who slotted into the empty net from 10 yards. Worse was to follow for Vics when on 12 mins they fell further behind. Good passing by Violet and Vics inability to follow runners allowed the Violet midfielder in on goal and he smashed the ball past Robbie from 8 yards. Vics at last began to settle and play some neat football. Good play down the left involving Eaton, Ross and Longmuir resulted in Ross have a chance but the keeper saved the shot with his feet and ball was cleared to safety. The game was now flowing from end to end and Vics pulled a goal back on 30 mins when an Easton cross was handled by the Violet defender and a penalty was awarded. Easton stepped up and scored from the resultant kick to pull Vics back into the match. Violet were stung into action by this and 5 mins later extended their lead. The Violet winger was allowed to progress past a number of challenges before slotting past  Robbie from 12 yards.

Half time 1 - 3

 Vics got a roasting at half time and came out a different side. Vics were now taking the game to Violet and began putting their defence under pressure. Longmuir had a great effort from a 30 yard free kick with his shot just missing the target by inches. Vics made 3 substitutions 10 mins inot the second half with manager Lawson, Barclay and Bell replacing Hattersley, D.Ross and Easton. Vics were creating much more attacks now and the Violet rearguard were getting flustered and committing a number of free kicks to distrupt the flow of the game. Bell had a chance from a Longmuir free kick but headed over from 8 yards. Gauld was next to have an attempt but again his header from a Lawson cross failed to hit the target. In between keeper Robbie produced a couple of great saves first from a header at a corner and the second a diving save from a shot from 20 yards. P.,Ross, Cairney, Gauld and Eaton were now dominant at the back and Vics began to build their attacks from there getting good width from Lawson and Barclay. It was from one of these passing moves that Vics had another great chance when a Lawson cross picked out Forbes who unfortuantely screwed his shot wide from 16 yards out. Violet though were very dangerous on the attack and althouigh the play raged from end to end there was no further scoring.

Full time  3  -  1

Team- Robbie, Gauld,C Eaton, P.Ross, Cairney, Moffat, Hattersley, Forbes, Longmuir, Easton, D.Ross. Subs- Lawson, Barclay. Bell, Taylor, S.Eaton, Young, Massie

The first 12 mins effectively killed the game for Vics. Manager Lawson was raging that the team did not get started until they were 2 goals down, something you cannot do against a team of the calibre of Violet. The second half was much more even and Vics can take credit that they fought to get back into the game and didn't collapse after a such poor start to the match. Although bitterly disappointed there was still a lot the management can take out of the game. Vics are away to Downfield on Saturday 20th March in a league game. Kick off is 2.30pm

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13/02/10

Lochee Harp  1  Brechin Vics  1

Vics after there good victory last week were oin their travels to face Lochee Harp full of confidence. Manager Lawson had to make a couple of changes with Hattersley unavailable and Gauld injured. Bell and Taylor came into the starting line up. Vics made a good start and had Harp on the defensive foir the first 10 minutes. D.Ross and Eaton were working well down the left but as in previous games the final ball into the box failed to pick out a Vics strike. Skelly had an effort from 25 yards but his shot went well wide of the target. Harp gradually got back into the game and a good tackle from  P.Ross thwarted a dangerous attack. The game developed into a midfield battle with little in the way of chances being created by either side. Harp were awarded a free kick just outside the box but the effort sailed over the bar without troubling keeper Robbie. Vics almost took the lead on 25 mins when a Moffat shot from 20 yards had the Harp keeper diving to his right to palm the ball out for a corner. Harp took the lead on 30 mins. Vics failed to clear a Harp corner and when the ball fell to the Harp midfielder he sent an unstoppable shot into the corner of the net givng Robbie no chance. The remaining 15 mins of the half produced very little in the way of chances.

Half time 1  - 0

Vics got a roasting from manager Lawson at the interval and came out a different side. The defence of Taylor, Eaton, Cairney and P.Ross got tight on the attackers and this was matched by the midfield of Bell, Skelly, Moffat and D.Ross who showed more urgency and closed down their opponents. At last Vics looked a real force and Bell should have done better from a cross from D.Ross but screwed his shot wide. Longmuir began to get into the game and set up Easton but his effort from 20 yards was tame and never troubled the keeper. Although Vics were on top Harp had a few close things but Robbie saved brilliantly after the striker was put through one on one. Vics made a double substitution on 65 mins when Paton and Hart replaced Skelly and Easton. Vics equalised on 70 mins when Moffat sent a looping header from 10 yards over the Harp keeper after a great D.Ross cross. This was no more than Vics deserved. Barclay replaced Bell on 80 mins. Vics had two great chances in the last 5 mins to win the game. First Hart headed tamely into the keepers arms form 6 yards after and good Ross cross and secondly Barclay won the ball from the defender to put him in the clear with only the keeper to beat but he got caught in two minds and the chance was lost. Harp did have a chance in the final minute but the striker headed over from 6 yards.

Full time 1  -  1

Team - Robbie, Taylor, Eaton, P.Ross, Cairney, Skelly, Bell, Moffat, Longmuir, Easton, D.Ross.   Subs-Barclay, Hart, Paton, Lawson, S.Eaton, Young, Massie

This was a deserved point for Vics and it probably should have been three had Hart taken his chance in the dying minutes. It was a poor first half performance but some harsh words from manager Lawson seen a different Vics in the second half. Vics are away from home next week 20th February when the travel to meet Arbroath Vics. Kick off is 2.15pm

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06/02/10

Brechin Vics  2  Kirrie Thistle  0

Vics had a potentially very difficult game on Saturday when undeafed Kirrie Thistle were the visitors to Victoria Park. The game started at a very fast pace with both teams going on all out attack. Vics had the first chance when Longmuir was played through but his shot went narrowly past the post. Although the pitch was very wet and heavy both teams were playing some excellent football. Vics again had a chance when Hattersley progressed down the right and when he switched play to Longmuir the latters shot from 20 yards was well saved by the keeper. Kirrie however were very dangerous on the attack and  a goalmouth scramble which probably should have resulted in Kirrie taking the lead was eventually cleared by Ross. Robbie was called into action a couple of times but dealt with the Kirrie strikers efforts with ease. Good wing play by both Hattersley on the right and D. Ross down the left were causing Kirrie all sorts of problems and after more good wing play by Hattersley his cross into the 6 yards box found no takers. Another Vics move this time down the left saw Eaton's cross cause mayhem in the Kirrie box with the defenders clearance coming off the base of the post before being cleared. Gauld , P.Ross, Cairney and Eaton were defending resolutely and kept the Kirrie strike force to long range efforts which failed to trouble Robbie.

Half time 0 - 0

The second half started with Kirrie on top putting Vics under severe pressure. A couple of scrambles saw the Kirrie striker have an effort come back off the crossbar before being cleared by Cairney. Robbie produced a great save from 10 yards although the Kirrie striker looked suspisiously offside. After a sticky 20 mins Vics eventually pulled themselves back into an attacking force and good link up play between Easton and Longmuir presented Longmuir with a chance but his shot from 18 yards went wide of the target. The game developed into a great advert for Junior football with play swinging from end to with some excellent passing from both sides but although plenty of goalmouth action there was very little in the way of clear cut chances. The pattern continued until the 80th min when Vics deservedly took the lead. Good play in the middle of the park between Skelly and Moffat released Longmuir and when his shot from 20 yards came crashing back off the crossbar Moffat was on hand to take a touch and smash the ball into the net. Vics started to play some sensible football at this stage keeping possession as time ran out for Kirrie. Some slack play however gifted Kirrie a succession of corners but Vics defended as a team magnificantly. Bell replaced the tiring Skelly on 85 mins and with his almost his first touch increased Vics lead. A long kick out from Robbie was helped on by Longmuir to Bell and from 20 yards sent an unstoppable shot passed the diving keeper. Vics comfortably saw out the last 5 mins restricting Kirrie to a couple of long range efforts neither of which troubled Robbie and went on to record a deserved victory

Full time 2 - 0

Team - Robbie, Gauld, C.Eaton, P.Ross, Cairney, Moffat, Hattersley, Skelly, Longmuir, Easton, D.Ross. Subs- Bell, Massie, Lawson, S.Eaton, Young

This was an excellent performance by Vics especially against a team which have been undeafed in the league all season. It was a team performance with everyone to a man contributing to the victory. The players have at last shown what they are capable off and must maintain this level of performance for the remainder of the season. Vics are away from home on Saturday 13th February when they travel to meet Lochee Harp in a league game, kick off 2.15pm

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23/01/10

Brechin Vics 1 Forfar Albion 3

Brechin Vics played their first competitive fixture since 5th December when Forfar Albion were the visitors. Vics started brightly and had their first chance after 5 mins when Eaton had his effort from a Bell corner cleared off the line with the keeper beaten. The game was fairly even with both sides finding the wet conditions tricky to handle. Vics took the lead on 15 mins when Forbes hammered the ball high past the Albion keeper with a shot from 25 yards. Albion came more into the game after this and had Vics pinned back for a period. Ross put in a couple of vital challenges to break up dangerous Albion attacks. Albion got back on level terms on 20 mins when a cross from the left was squeezed in at the near post. The game swung from end to end for the remainder of the half with both sides having half chances. Robbie did well to tip over a long range effort from 20 yards. Vics fell behind on 40 mins when a shot from 18 yards was deflected sending  the ball spinning high over Robbie and into the corner of the net.

Half time 1 -  2

The second half took much the same pattern as the first with both sides playing attacking football. Vics began to dominate the last 30 mins or so  but Albion were very dangerous on the break. Vics best efforts came from shots by Easton and Barclay neither of which really troubled the Albion keeper. Vics introduced Lawson, Moffat and Hart for Barclay, Bell and Ross in an attempt to bring on fresh leags. This did have the desired effect with Lawson causing problems down the right but his crosses were just failing to pick out the Vics strikers. Robbie was again called into action when on 85 mins he turned over another long range effort. Vics were caught out in the final minute when an Albion break away was finished off by the striker with a shot from 20 yards which sailed over keeper Robbie giving him no chance. Try as they might Vics could not get back into the game.

Final score 1 - 3

Team - Robbie, Gauld, Longmuir, P Ross, Hattersley, Forbes, Bell, Easton, Barclay, D Ross, Eaton, Subs - Lawson, Hart, Moffat, Massie

This was poor performance by Vics with too many mistakes being made. The long break has done Vics no favours. Vics are again at home on Saturday 30th January when Kirrie Thistle are the visitors. Kick off is 1.45pm

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05/12/09

Brechin Vics 0  Downfield 1

Vics had recent signing from Montrose Roselea Kevin Longmuir in the starting line. The pitch although very wet was in remarkably good condition. Both sides set out their stalls early on by getting the ball onto the ground with passing and moving the order of the day. Longmuir was seeing plenty of the ball in the early exchanges and good play down the left involving him and Eaton saw a dangerous ball played into the box which was just out of the reach of the sliding Barclay. Longmuir tried his luck from 30 yards but his shot failed to trouble the keeper. Downfield were dangerous however with Robbie producing a great diving save. Cairney reacted quickest to complete the clearance. Much of the play was in the middle of the park with very little in the way of chances. Downfield had a period of pressure midway throgh the half but some resolute defending by the back four of Gauld, Ross, Cairney and Longmuir protected keeper Robbie's goal from any attempts.

The second half was much in the same vien with both sides playing some neat passing but just failing to find the killer pass which could have created a clear cut chance. Forbes was getting more into the game down the right and some good link up play between him and Gauld created a half chance for Hart but his effort was blocked. Vics intriduced fresh legs with Bell and Mudie replacing Hart and Barclay. Vics found themselves a goal down on 75 mins., Downfield won a corner after Robbie had saved from the striker who looked well offside. When the corner came in the Downfield player had a free header from 12 yards and the ball ended up in the back of the net. Vics pushed for the remaining 15 mins but failed to create any clear cut chances. Eaton had a good run down the left and when his cross came in the defender just got in front of Easton to clear the danger. Just on 90 mins Skelly received his second yellow card and was sent off.

Full time 0 - 1

Team - Robbie, Gauld, Longmuir, Ross, Cairney, Skelly, Forbes, Easton, Hart, Barclay, Eaton Subs-Taylor, Moffat, Bell, Mudie, Massie, Lawson

This was a better performance by Vics but again the lack of a goal threat cost them dearly. The goal was a bad one too lose especially from a set piece which the management have spent time working on at training. Vics are again in league action on Saturday 12th December when they visit Forfar Albion. Kick off 1.45pm

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28/11/09

Coupar Angus 4  Brechin Vics 0

Vics were again on their travels this week against Coupar Angus. The pitch was very heavy and in poor overall condition. Coupar took the game to Vics and dominated the early exchanges. A succession of corner kick were well dealt with by the Vics defence and although having the pressure Coupar were not creating an chances. Vics were working hard to get back into the game and had a chance after good work by Hart down the right but his cross was just missed by the sliding Easton. Coupar were continuing to press but at this stage Gauld, Ross, Cairney, Mudie and Eaton were mopping up all that was  thrown at them. Eaton had a shot but his effort from 18 yards went well wide of the target. Vics had a great chance midway threw that half when Hart and Skelly combined to send Bell in on goal but his shot fronm 20 yards was weak and easily save by the keeper. Vics found themselves a goal down on 40 mins. A corner kick was awarded although no Vics player appeared to touch the ball. When the corner came in the Coupar centre half was allowed a free header at the back post and scored from 8 yards. Vics conceded a further goal on 45 mins froma free kick from 22 yards left Robbie with no chance.

The second half was a more even affair and Vics almost got themselves back inot the match 2 mins after the restart when Hart's effort was scrambled clear.  Vics were at last looking a threat but efforts from Bell and Easton failed to hit the target. Bell had another chance when he was played into the box but this time his effort was saved by the feet of the Coupar keeper. Vics were finding it hard to create any clear cut chances and although their general play improved they never looked like pulling back the devicit. Coupar scored a couple of goals in the second half the first after Vics lost  the ball in the middle of the park allowing a breakaway with the Coupar striker racing away to slot past Robbie and the second after a defensive mistake which allowed the striker with the easiest of finishes from 8 yards.

Full time 4 - 0

Team - Robbie, Gauld, Eaton, Mudie, Ross, Cairney, Skelly, Trialist, Hart, Bell, Easton,  Subs, Fotheringham, Barclay, Taylor, Moffat, Lawson, Massie

This was easily Vics poorest performance of the season when they never really got going and failed to get to grips with the poor playing surface. Coupar looked far sharper and hungrier and deserved their victory. Vics must put this disappoinment behind them and get prepared for next Saturday 5th December for the home league encounter against Downfield. Kick off is 1.45pm

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21/11/09

Forfar Albion 1 Brechin Vics 0( Match Abandoned after 60 mins)

Vics travelled to Forfar on Saturday in this League encounter. The game was abandoned after 60 mins as heavy rain continued to fall all afternoon and eventually surface water began to lie on the pitch leaving the referee no alternative. Although the game started with heavy rain falling the pitch was in good condition and the referee could not be faulted with his decision to let the game go ahead.

Albion had the best of the opening exchanges and took the lead after 15 mins. A cut back from the right wing found the Albion striker via a deflection and his shot from 18 yards went in off the post with Robbie beaten. Vics best efforts of the half were long range efforts from Bell and Mudie who both from 20 yards had the keeper scrambling across his goal. Much of the play was bogged down in the heavy midfield and although both sides tried to play passing football much of the play broke down due to the conditions.

The second half started with Vics looking more of a threat but failing to create any clear cut chances. The elements eventually won the day when after some 60 mins the ball started to sitck in the surface water and the referee was left with no option but to abandon the game.

Team - Robbie, Taylor, Eaton, Cairney, Gauld, Ross, Skelly, Mudie, Easton, Bell, Barclay.   Subs Fotheringham, Hart, Hattersley, Massie, Lawson

Vics are again away from home on Saturday 28th Nov when they travel to Coupar Angus in a North League match. Kick off is 1.45pm

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07/11/09

East Region North League

East Craigie  1  Brechin Vics  2

Vics were in Dundee on Saturday in League action. This was new manager Derek Lawson's first game in charge and he made an early statement by shuffling the pack and playing a different formation. Hattersley, Hart and Barclay came back into the starting line. The game was played in good overhead conditions although in good nick the pitch was very soft. East Craigie had the best of the opening 25 mins as Vics took time to settle into the new formation. Robbie in the Vics goal produced two excellent saves to keep the scoreline blank the first producing great reactions to tip over a point blank header from 4 yards. Robbie'e second when he dived to his left to turn a shot from 12 yards round the post. Vics gradually began to find their feet and the midfield trio of Skelly, Mudie and Easton were begining to see more of the ball. Vics were working the ball well down both wings with Gauld and Eaton providning good support. Vics had a couple fo chances from corner kicks with Ross heading narrowly wide and Hattersley just failing to set up Skelly in the 6 yard box. Vics fell behind on 25 mins after they failed to clear a cross into the box. The ball broke to the striker and although Robbie saved the first effort he could not prevent the rebound from being slotted into the net from 3 yards. Vics rallied however and forced East Craigie back but could not find a way passed the defence.

Half time 1 - 0

Vics came out in the second half in determined fashion and totally dominated the half. Vics were playing neat football working the ball forward into dangerous areas. Barclay was having a good game and was giving the robust East Craigie defence a torrid time. He was on the end of some heavy challenges but continually picked himself up and got back at them. It looked only a matter of time before Vics would pull level but were being frustrated by a combination of good defending and a poor final ball. Skelly and Mudie had efforts from 25 yards saved by the keeper before Hart danced his way passed a couple of defenders but his shot from 14 yards was blocked. It was relentless pressure from Vics but the clear cut chances were at a minimum. At the back Ross, Hattersley and Cairney were mopping up any rare attack East Craigie had and were building the attacks from the back with good distribution. Vics made a change on 70 mins when Simpson replaced the tiring Hart. With his first touch of the ball Simpson had Vics on level terms. The ball was played into the box from the left where Gauld got enough contact on the ball to find Simpson who from 5 yards steered the ball into the net. It was just the slice of luck Vics needed. Vics weren't happy to settle for a point and drove forward in search of the winner. Metelski and Fotheringham replaced the injured Mudie and Barclay as manager Lawson freshened things up. Vics scored again on 85 mins with a goal which proved to be the winner. Vics were awarded a free kick some 25 yards from goal after Fotheringham had been fouled. Up stepped Easton who curled a great free kick round the wall and past the diving keeper. Vics held out for a thoroughly deserved 3 points although Robbie had to make is first save of the second half in the final minute when he saved with his feet after a scramble in the box.

Full Time  1 - 2

Team - Robbie, Gauld, Eaton, Cairney, Ross, Hattersley, Skelly, Mudie, Barclay, Hart, Easton. Subs, Fotheringham, Simpson, Metelski, Massie, Lawson, Moffat

It was good to get back in winning ways after a very difficult period of fixtures. It was important that new manager Derek Lawson good a win and he achieved this by stamping his own thoughts on selection and formation. Although it took Vics 25 mins to settle to the formation after this there was really only one team in the game and Vics thoroughly deserved their victory. It was fitting that exciting manager Simpson came off the bench to score the important equaliser. It was a very good team performance with hopefully more to come. Vics are away from home on Saturday 14th Nov when they meet Downfield in the Redwood Leisure Cup. Kick off is 2.00pm

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31/10/09

Emirates Scottish Cup

Brechin Vics 1 Armadale Thistle 7

Vics Scottish Cup exploits are over for another year when they went crashing out of the competition to a better side on the day. vics always new they were up against it when the draw was made as Armadale play in the East Region Premier division. Armadale dominated the first half and took the lead on 15 mins. Worse was to follow for Vics when in the space of 20 mins Armadale were awarded 2 penalties both of which were converted despite the best efforts of Robbie in the goal. Vics rare efforts came via a couple of long range efforts from Simpson and Easton neither of which troubled the keeper. Ross also had a long range shot but again it was just wide of the target.
Vics came more into the game in the second half and had a spell of pressure which caused a few poblems for the Armadale rearguard. Skelly ahd a shot well saved by the keeper and Easton again tried his luck this time his shot scraped the upright. Armadale were a much more powerful outfit than Vics and incresed their lead to 5 before Vics pulled back a consolation goal. The cross came in from the right by Lawson and when it was headed back by Ross, Simpson was at the back post to slid the ball into the net from 4 yards.
Barclay and Hart came on for Eaton and Fotheringham. Vics miserable afternoon continued when Gauld was sent of on 75 mins when he received a second yellow card for a strong 50/50 tackle. Vics continued to press however to try and claw back another goal but were caught out with 2 late Armadale goals to complete the scoring.
Team - Robbie, Gauld, Eaton, Cairney, Metelski, Ross, Lawson, Skelly, Easton, Simpson, Fotheringham, Subs - Barclay Hart, Massie
Vics came up against a much more experienced and stronger side in Armandale and can have no real coimplaints with the outcome of the game. They are back in local league action on Saturday 7th November when they travel to Dundee to play East Craigie. Kick off is 2pm

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24/10/09

East Region League

Broughty Ath 3  Brechin Vics 0

Vics travelled to Dundee for the third successive week this time to play league leaders Broughty Ath. The referee instructed that the pitch required to be relined prior to kick off as a result of torrential rain washing out the original lines. vics kicked off playing up the slope and into driving rain and a very strong wind. As expected Broughty had Vics pushed back and although having the majority of the pressure restricted Broughty to long range efforts. Robbie saved well from a long range effort on 10 mins. Broughty however took the lead on 15 mins after Mudie brought down the striker inside the box. Although diving the correct way Robbie was unable to stop the resultant spot kick. Vics gradually began to play some football with new signing Lawson having a shot from 20 yards which the keeper saved. It was all Broughty at this stage but the defence of Cairney, Mudie, Hattersley and Eaton were standing up well to the pressure. Ross and Skelly were getting to grips in the middle of the park making timely tackles to break up the attacks. Broughty increased their lead on 30 mins when the ball was hammered high into the net from 25 yards givng Robbie no chance.

Half time 2 - 0

The second half resumed with no rain and in more calmer conditions. Vics were now looking more of an attacking force as they took the game to Broughty in an attempt to claw back the deficit. Simpson had a effort from 25 yards but the keeper saved his shot. Vics were having a good spell at this time and Fotheringham was next to come close. Vics worked it well down the left and when the ball came into the box Fotheringham  did well to control his shot with the keeper made a good diving save. Robbie was again called into action when he did well to tip over a good shot from 18 yards. Vics introduced Easton and Gauld for Fotheringham and Ross. Vics fell further behind on 70 mins. Vics condeded a freekick 20 yards from goal. The Broughty player expertly curled the ball over the wall high into the corner of the net givng Robbie no chance. Vics continued to play neat football but once again failed to create any clear cut chances. Vics made their final substitution when Hart replaced Simpson. The game began to get bogged down in the middle of the park with little in the way of chances created by either side .

Full time 3 - 0

Team - Robbie, Cairney, Eaton, Mudie, Hatersley, Ross, Fotheringham, Skelly, Simpson, Lawson, Metelski

Subs - Gauld, Easton, Hart, Barclay, Massie, Moffat

Vics came up against a very good Broughty side. Vics played against the worst of the conditions in the first half but never really recovered from the loss of the 2 first half goals. Vics played some neat football but as has been the problem over the last 3 games are failing to create too many clear cut chances. The squad remains positive however that they will turn fortunes round. Vics have another difficult game on Saturday 31st October when Armadale Thistle visit Brechin in the Emirates Scottish Cup. Kick off is 2.00pm

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17/10/09

GA Engineering Cup 1st Round

Downfield 1  Brechin Vics  0

Vics travelled to Dundee for the second successive week when the played Downfield in this GA Engineering Cup Tie. Downfield started the brighter and had Vics pinned back from the start. Downfield's initial pressure paid off on 4 mins with a suspisiously looking offside goal. As the ball was initially played into the box the striker appeared to be in an offside position. Robbie saved the first effort but could only parry the ball allowing the Downfield fellow striker the easiest of chances again from and an offside position. The goal was given despite Vics protests. Vics gradually got themselves into the game and began to put Downfield under pressure. Vics had a couple of decent efforts mid way threw the half when first Mudie hit tremendous shot from fully 30 yards producing an excellent diving save from the Downfield keeper. Vics were now having their fair share of pressure and a great threw ball from Ross sent Paton in the clear but his effort from 20 yards was again saved by the keeper. Vics had a couple of corners kicks but without troubling the keeper. Downfield still were looking dangerous on the break and a great save by Robbie followed by a sliding clearance from Cairney kept Vics in the game.

Half time 1 - 0

Vics started the second half in determind fashion and pushed Downfield back from the start. Vics were using both wings with good effect with Eaton and Metelski doing the needful on the left and Cairney and Paton the same down the right. Although they were able to work their way down the flanks the final ball into the box failed to pick out its target. Skelly had an effort on goal form 20 yards but his shot went wide. Vics were dominanting possession for most of the half but were finding it difficult to create any clear cut chances. Eaton had a shot from18 yards but the ball drifted wide at the last moment then Easton had a drive from 25 yards which again just went wide of the target. Everyone was working hard but the because of lack of a cutting edge frustration was begining to creep in. Simpson was next to try his luck but his shot was blocked. Vics were dominant at this stage and again went close when Cairney had an effort from 20 yards just scrap the post with the keeper beaten. Vics introduced Fotheringham, Hart and Barclay as they went all out for the elusive equaliser. Downfield had a rare effort in the last 5 mins when Robbie brilliantly saved a shot from 25 yards diving high to his right to turn the ball round the post. Try as Vics did they could not find a way past the Downfield defence and they held on for victory.

Full time 1 - 0

Team - Robbie, Cairney, Eaton, Mudie, Hattersley, Ross, Paton, Skelly, Simpson, Easton, Metelski.

Subs - Fotheringham, Hart, Barclay, Gauld, Massie

Vics lacked a genuine goal threat on Saturday and although they dominated the second half they failed to create any clear cut chances. Their general play is still good and if they can continue to have plenty of the ball in future games then goals will come. Vics will continue to work hard at training this week to rectify this problem. Vics have a very difficult league game on Saturday 24th Oct with an away game against leaders and favourites for the league  Broughty Athletic. Kick off is 2.30pm

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10/10/09

East Region North League

Dundee Violet 2  Brechin Vics 0


Vics were on their travels at the weekend when the met 2nd top of the table Dundee Violet in a East Region League encounter. Violet started on top for the opening 10 mins with Vics struggling to cope with wave after wave of attack. Robbie in the Vics goal was kept busy but dealt with everything that the Violet strikers could muster. The best was a great diving save from a shot from 10 yards. Gradually Vics got themselves back into the match and started to play some of the best football they have played for a number of weeks. Vics came agonisingly close to taking the lead on 15 mins. Good play sown the left involving Eaton and Metelski saw the ball played to Simpson who beat his marker before seeing his shot from 20 yards hit the bar before going over for a corner as there was a slight deflection on route to goal. Another good passage of play on 25 mins this time down the right involving Cairney and Paton with the latters cross picking out Skelly who from 12 yards clipped his shot just past the post with the keeper beaten. Five minutes later Vics again came close when Ross played Simpson through in goal. Simpson held off his marker before his shot from 20 yards scraped the outside of the post. It turned out to be a good save by the Violet keeper who got his outstretched foot to divert it wide. Violet however are a good side and gave Vics rearguard of Cairney, Mudie, Hattersley and Eaton some nervous moments throughout the half but they held firm. Robbie produced a great save when he faced a one on one situation with the Violet striker but stood up and blocked the effort. Disaster struck Vics on 37 mins after again some good defending the Violet striker appeared to slip under a challenge by Ross and to everyone’s amazement the referee awarded a penalty kick. Despite the efforts of Robbie Violet took the lead. Worse was to follow 3 min later when Violet increased their lead. The ball was played into the Vics box and the Violet striker held off Hattersley before squaring to this strike partner who had the easiest tasks in scoring from 5 yards.
Half time 2 -0
The second half was much the same with Violet probably having more of the possession but with Vics defending resolutely and looking dangerous on the attack. Violet had Vics pinned back for a spell and only a tremendous Mudie challenge prevented the striker form getting a free shot on goal. Robbie was again in action this time saving with his legs after the defence had been breached. Much of the game was being played in the middle of the part where Skelly and Ross were both having good games and were more than a match on their opponents. Ross had an effort from 20 yards but the keeper dived high to his left to save the effort. Vics introduced Hart and Fotheringham for Eaton and Easton and this meant a change of formation. Vics changed to a 3-4-3 for the last 20 mins in an attempt to get back into the game. This meant for an entertaining ending with play swinging from end to end. Hart had a couple of efforts the first the ball just wouldn’t set for him and the second a shot from 18 yards which the keeper saved. Violet were still very dangerous and again good tackles from Hattersley, Mudie and Cairney stopped the strikers from getting clear cut efforts on goal. Paton struck the post from an in swinging corner but the ball rebounded to safety. Vics final effort came after a great Hattersley run down the left but was thwarted by a last minute tackle in the box by the Violet defender.
Full time 2 - 0

Team- Robbie, Cairney, Eaton, Mudie, Hattersley, Ross, Paton, Skelly, Simpson, Easton, Metelski
Subs - Gauld, Fotheirngham, Hart, Massie

This was a much better performance from Vics who played some good football reminiscent to their early season form. The turning point of the game was the controversial penalty decision as although Violet had more possession Vics defence were handling all that was put to them. In fact Vics could and maybe should have been at least one goal up before this. However they failed to take their chances and as everyone knows if you don’t score you don’t win games. Vics find themselves in Dundee again on Saturday when they travel to meet Downfield in the GA Engineering Cup. Kick off is 2.30pm. Vics have been drawn at home in the Emirates Airlines Junior Cup against Armadale Thistle. The tie is scheduled for 31st October

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03/10/09

East Region North League

Brechin Vics 0 Dundee North End 0

Vics were back to league action on Saturday and welcomed back Hattersley and Barclay into the squad. Missing from last week were Moffat and Fenwick. The pitch was in good condition but like all of Scotland a gale force wind blowing. The referee deemed the game playable. Both teams started as though they meant business with attack the order of the day. It was evident that the real winner was to be the wind as play began to be bogged down in the middle of the park. Vics had an early scare when the North End striker went down in the box but rightly the referee blew for a Vics free kick and booked the player for diving. Vics were finding it very difficult to get into any passing rythem. Ross and Skelly created a chance for Easton but his shot failed to trouble the keeper. The defence of Cairney, Mudie, Hattersley and Metelski were on top thus restricting any attempts of Robbie's goal to a minimum. The only real danger to Robbie was an inswinging corner kick which he was able to punch to safety. Paton tried his luck from 30 yards but screwed his shot well wide of the target.

Half time 0 - 0

The second half seen Vics play against the wind and at last they had some reasonsble possession. Vics were forced into a change 5 mins after the restart when Eaton replaced the injured Metelski. Vics continued to have the best of the opening exchanges but were still unable to create any chances. Hart made a chance for himself when he cut in from the left but his tame shot from 18 yards was easily saved by the keeper. Vics introduced Fotheringham for Hart on 60 mins in an attempt to inject some pace into the game. This almost had the desired effect when a good Fotheringham run down the left presented a crossing opportunity but the wind took his cross safely into the arms of the keeper. North End almost took the lead on 65 mins when a shot from 25 yards came back off the post with Robbie beaten. Hattersley cleared the ball to safety. Vics made their final sub when Barclay replaced Skelly. With 10 mins remaining Vics almost took the lead. A long through ball from Ross was chased down by Simpson who beat the defender only to be pulled back as he advanced with only the keeper to beat. A free kick was awarded just outside the box. The North End defender was shown a red card. The resultant free kick was wasted by Paton and was easily cleared. Vics looked dangerous on the break in the closing stages but again were unable to test the keeper. Vics defence had a few nervous moments in the final 5 mins when the gave away a succession of free kicks but defended them admiraby and the game finished goalless.

Team - Robbie, Cairney, Metelski, Hattersley, Mudie, Ross, Paton, Skelly, Hart Easton, Simpson Subs-Eaton, Fotheringham, Barclay, Gauld, Massie

The game as a spectable was spoiled by the gale force wind. Credit to both teams who tried to play football and probably a draw was a fair result. There was plenty of endeavour but little in way of chances and goal mouth action for the hardy supporters who turned up. Vics are happy to end there run of defeats and look forward to next week when they travel to Dundee to meet second top of the league Dundee Violet. Kick off is 2.30pm

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26/09/09

East Of Scotland Cup 1st Round

East Craigie 4 Brechin Vics 1

Vics travelled to Dundee for this Cup Tie but came back empty handed. Vics never really got going at all in the first half although East Craigie had relatively few chances. The game was played mainly in the middle of the park for the opening 20 mins with neither side able to dominate proceedings. East Craigie took the lead on 25 mins with a fairly simple goal. The ball was played forward and when the ball was headed into the box the East Craigie striker slotted home unchallenged from 8 yards. Vics best efforts of the half came when a Fenwick cross come shot rebounded off the cross bar and a Hart effort from 25 yards miised the far post. Mudie was the forced into a last ditch tackle as East Craigie threatened to increase their lead. The second East Craigie goal came on 42 mins when a corner from the right deceived keeper Robbie and the ball ended in the net.

Half time 2 - 0

Vics felt the were still in with a chance and took the game to East Craigie. Easton and Hart began to look menacing up front but Vics were struggling to create any clear cut chances. 10 mins into the half Simpson replaced the injured Hart. Vics were now having their best spell but any efforts were failing to work the Craigie keeper. The opposition were still looking very dangerous and Robbie had to produce a great save from a shot from 25 yards. Eaton replaced Moffat on 60 mins.Vics fell further behind when again a ball into the box wasn't dealt with and the East Craigie striker headed into the net albeit with the aid of a big deflection. Vics to their credit continued to attack and got some reward with 15 mins remaining when Easton scored from a shot from 20 yards. Fotheringhmam replaced Fenwick as Vics pushed for another goal.Vics had a couple of corners which came to nothing but were again caught out with 2 mins remaining when an East Craigie breakaway ended with their striker stooping low to head home from 6 yards.

Full time 4 - 1

Team - Robbie, Gauld, Metelski, Cairney, Mudie, Ross, Moffat, Skelly, Hart, Easton, Fenwick. Subs-Simpson, Eaton, Fotheringham, Massie

This was another poor perfromance from the side who never really looked like getting a result. Only hard work on the training ground and a belief in their ability will help them achieve their early season form. Its a team game and its everyones repsonsibility to turn this around. Vics are at home on Saturday 3rd October when Dundee North End visit Victoria Park. Kick off is 2.30pm

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19/09/09

Kirrie Thistle 2  Brechin Vics  1

Vics travelled to Kirrie in this League encounter and were welcomed with a sunny day but with a strong wind blowing. Vics made changes from last week with Fenwick, Fotheringham and Skelly coming into the starting line up. Kirrie attacked form the start and had Vics pinned back in their own box. Kirrie took the lead on 2 minutes when the striker headed home unchallenged from a corner kick from the right. Vics took their time to get into the match and for the first 20 mins Kirrie were looking the more likely side and dominated possession. Skelly and Moffat were finding it difficult to get to grips with the middle of the park and it wasn't until the half hour mark that Vics had an effort on goal. Simpson was up ended on the left and from the resultant free kick Easton blasted high over the bar. Robbie produced and excellent save on 35 mins from a shot from 16 yards. Kirrie were continuing to look menacing and had a succession of corner kicks but Vics dug deep and were able to see out the half without losing any further goals.

Half time 1 - 0

Vics were more determind in the second half and at last began to play some passing football. Good play down the right between Gauld and Fotheringham saw Gauld hammer in a cross but the ball was cleared just as Easton was to shoot for goal. Kirrie were still looking very dangerous and only  good tackle bt Mudie prevented an attempt on Robbie's goal. The game seemed to settle into a mdifield battle with both side looking for a break through. Vics introduced Paton and Ross for Fotheringham and Moffat on 60 mins. The substitution seemed to bring more life into the Vics as they pushed another striker through the middle. Fenwick had a great free kick from the left with Simpson just failing to get a touch on it and the ball ran through to the keeper. This half was much more even but it wasn't until the 75 min before Vics equalised. Ross won the ball on the half way line, drove forward before unleashing a shot from 30 yards which seemed to deceive the keeper and ended up in the net. Both sides at this point went on all out attack for the winner. Kirrie should have scored but the striker blasted over from 10 yards aftre Robbie could only parry the initial shot. At the other end Hart had a free kick from 25 yards saved by the keeper. It was Kirrie however that got the win and it came after Vics lost the ball in the Kirrie half. Kirrie broke down the Vics right and when the ball was pulled back the Kirrie striker blasted the ball into the net from 20 yards.

Full time 2 - 1

Team - Robbie, Gauld, Eaton, Mudie, Cairney, Moffat, Fotheringham,Skelly, Easton, Simpson, Fenwick, Subs - Ross, Paton, Hart, Massie

Vics are finding their early season form hard to recapture at the moment. Kirrie probably deserved their victory but Vics did at least show some fighting qualities and looked to have gained a share of the points but for the lose of the late goal. They have a rest from League duty on Saturday 26th September when they travel to meet Dundee side East Craigie in an East of Scotland Cup tie. Kick off 2.30pm

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12/09/09

Brechin Vics 2 Coupar Angus 3

Vics were again at home for this League encounter and were looking to build on last weeks draw. The game started in a hectic fashion with both sides attacking trying to gain an early advantage. Vics had a succession of corner kicks but failed to trouble the Coupar keeper. The visitor retaliated and put Vics rearguard under pressure but apart from a couple of nervous moments from corner kicks Robbie was never troubled in the goal. Vics looked to have at last settled when on 15 mins good play involving Paton Ross and Simpson saw the play switched to the left to Eaton who from 16 yards saw his effort narrowly go wide of the post with the keeper beaten. Vics had another good chance 5 mins later when Eaton played in Simpson who did well down the left before crossing for Moffat who headed over from 8 yards. Coupar began to look increasingly menacing and took the lead on 25 mins. Vics failed to deal with a ball into the box and when the ball broke to the edge of the box the Coupar player crashed an unstoppable shot into the back of the net from 18 yards giving Robbie no chance. Vics huffed and puffed for the remainder of the half with their play becoming increasingly disjointed and scrappy and with little in the way of chances.
Half time 0 - 1
Vics replaced Eaton with Fenwick at the start of the half and within 3 mins of the restart found themselves a further goal down. A soft free kick was awarded wide on the right and when the free kick came in the Coupar striker found himself with a free header from 6 yards. Worse was to follow for Vics when 10 mins later they found themselves 3 down. Vics were attacking but lost possession with a misplaced pass. Coupar broke and although Gauld made a last ditch tackle the ball broke kindly for the Coupar striker who slotted home from 8 yards. Vics replaced Paton with Hattersley. Vics finally decided to play their usual passing game and were now the dominate team. Vics pulled a goal back 22 mins from time with a great goal. Coupar defence could only clear a Gauld cross to Fenwick who from 25 yards smashed a superb volley high past the keeper. Four minutes later Vics pulled a further goal back. Good play down the right saw a surging Gauld run take him past a couple of defender before send a great cross in for Easton to head home from 6 yards giving the keeper no chance. Hart replaced Moffat as Vics pushed for the equaliser. The final 10 mins saw continued pressure from Vics but they failed to find the elusive goal. Efforts from Ross and Simpson were blocked and a goal bound effort from Hattersley took a deflection off a defender and behind for a corner.
Full time 2 - 3
Team - Robbie, Gauld, Metelski, Cairney, Mudie, Ross, Moffat, Paton, Easton,Simpson, Eaton,
Subs - Fenwick, Hart, Hattersley, Fotheringham, Massie
This was a very poor performance by Vics as they failed to match their more eager opponents. Vics normal passing game didn't happen until the last half hour and by this time they were 3 goals behind. They dominated the end of the match but it was a case of too little too late. Lets hope this was a one off and they get back on track when they travel to meet Kirrie Thistle on Saturday 19th Sept. Kick off is 2.30pm

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05/09/09

NORTH LEAGUE

Brechin Vics  2  Arbroath Vics  2

Brechin were forced into one change from last weeks winning team when Cairney replaced the unavailable Hattersley. Brechin were first to threaten when and Eaton free kick from 20 yards was tipped over the bar by the keeper. From the resultant corner both Easton and Simpson had efforts blocked by the Arbroath defence and cleared to safety. Brechin were dominant in the opening exchanges and took the lead on 5 mins when a cross from the left was missed by the Arbroath defence with Moffat reacted quickest to head past the keeper from 8 yards. Brechin kept up the pressure as they went in search of a second with Simpson having a great chance as he left his marker for dead and with only the keeper to beat his shot was saved by an outstretched leg. Brechin were playing some good football at this stage attacking down both wings with Eaton and Moffat giving good width. Ross and Paton in the middle created similar chances for both Simpson and Easton but just as they were about to shoot the Arbroath defence put in last gasp tackles. Paton tried his luck from a well worked free kick but his effort from 25 yards sailed over the crossbar. Brechin were made to pay for not getting the second goal when on 26 mins Arbroath equalised with a simple work goal. The ball was played down the Arbroath right with the striker beating his man before crossing into the box giving his striking partner the easiest of chances from 6 yards. Arbroath came more into the game in the ten minutes of the half but found Gauld, Cairney, Mudie and Metelski in good form at the back and didn't allow any attempts on Robbie's goal

Half time 1 - 1

Brechin made the worst possible start to the second half going behind in the first minute. An Arbroath corner was played into the near post and the striker rose highest to head into the net from 6 yards givng Robbie no chance. Brechin immediately got back into the passing rythme and put the Arbroath defence under pressure.Eaton was first to try his luck but his shot from 20 yards was saved by the keeper. Good play down the Brechin right by Moffat and Gauld saw the later cross met by Eaton but his effort was somehow scrambled clear by the keeper before he made a great diving save on the rebound from Ross. Arbroath however were far from out of it and only good defending restricted the efforts on goal. There main threat came from a succession of corners but Brechin held firm and were able to clear. Brechin did get back on level terms mid way through the half. Eaton mishit his corner kick with the ball being allowed to run along the goalline before hitting the post and being cleared only to Paton who from 25 yards smashed an unstoppable shot past the keeper who was roooted to the spot. Both teams to their credit pushed forward to find the winner and this made for and end to end final 20 mins. Brechin introduced fresh legs with Skelly and Hart repacing Gauld and Eaton. It was Arbroath who almost took the lead but for a magnifcant save from Robbie. The Arbroath striker turned his marker before unleashing a shot from 16 yards which looked to be heading for the top corner before Robbie dived high to touch over the bar. Hart replied for Brechin but his free kick failed to trouble the keeper and sailed over the bar. Both sides pushed right to the end but for the winner but with neither keeper being troubled.

Full time 2 - 2

Team - Robbie, Gauld, Metelski, Mudie. Cairney, Ross, Moffat, Paton, , Easton, Simpson, Eaton     Subs - Skelly, Hart, Young , Massie

Brechin feel that over the 90 mins they did enough to gain the 3 points but they failed to score the goals that their good outfield play deserved. Arbroath are a good experienced team and Brechin can take heart from the fact that they were able to get back into the game after losing such an early second half goal. The team showed a bit of character which has been missing over the last couple of seasons. Brechin are at home again on Saturday 12th September when Coupar Angus are the visitors to Victoria Park. Kick off is 2.30pm

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29/08/09

NORTH LEAGUE

Arbroath S C   1    Brechin Vics   3

Vics travelled the short distance to Arbroath for their first league game of the new season. After an encouraging League Cup campaign confidence was high of obtaining a good result. The match was played in bright sunshine but with a very strong gusty wind. ASC were first to threaten but the Vics defence cleared the danger. Vics gradually got into the game and the first attempt on goal was an Eaton shot from 20 yards which the ASC keeper turned round the post for a corner kick. The wind was making play scappy with most being played in the midfield. Vics took the lead on 20 mins. A great Ross through ball picked out Easton 20 yards from goal who took a great first touch before placing the ball into the corner of the net passed the advancing keeper. Vics were dealt a blow on 25 mins when Moffat took a hefty challenge in the middle of the park and was unable to continue. Fotheringham replaced him. Paton and Ross were now beginning to dominate the middle of the park allowing Vics to have more possession in the forward areas. Good running by Simpson allowed Easton space but his shot from 20 yards went wide of the target. Robbie in the Vics goal wasn't to troubled only having to deal with the occasional cross. Credit must go to the defence of Gauld , Hattersley , Mudie and Metelski who were dealing with anything ASC were throwing at them. Vics extended their lead right on half time with a well work goal. Paton took a short corner kick from the left, played in Mudie who skipped past a defender before unleashing a great shot high past the keeper from 20 yards.

Half time  0  - 2

Vics continued on the attack right from the start and it wasn't long before they had another effort on goal. A neat one two between Easton and Simpson saw the latters effort slide narrowly past the post. Vics increased their lead on 55 mins when a long ball by Ross over the ASC defence picked out Simpson who strode forward and smashed his shot from 20 yards past the despairing diving keeper. Vics for the next 10 mins were dominant and should have increased their lead. Chances were created and a combination of poor finishing or a lack of a final ball kept the scoreline the same. The best chance fell to Simpson who seen his effort form 10 yards come crashing of the bar. This came about after a speculative Paton effort from 40 yards came back off the bar with the ASC keeper beaten. ASC reduced th leaway on 65 mins from a free kick. Metelski headed clear to the edge of the box only for Jones of ASC to beat Robbie with a deflected shot from 18 yards. Vics introduced Skelly and Hart for Paton and Easton to freshen things up. The play in the last 15 mins became much more even with play swinging from end to end. Robbie made a great save with his feet after McFarlane of ASC had been played in and at the other end Fotheringham just failed to pick out Easton in the 6 yard box after good work down the right.

Full Time  1 - 3

Team - Robbie, Gauld, Metelski, Mudie, Hattersley, Ross, Moffat, Paton, Simpson, Easton, Eaton.   Subs - Fotheringham, Skelly, Hart, Massie

This was a good team performance and a very welcome and deserved 3 points. Vics scored three very well worked goals and should probably have added to their tally. The last 20 mins or so was a bit scrappy but ASC were pushing to get back into the game, Vics defended when they had too and looked to be in control of proceedings. Vics are again on league duty next week this time at home when Arbroath Vics visit Victoria Park on Saturday 5th September. Kick off 2.30pm

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22/08/09

DJ LAING CUP

Montrose Roselea 2 - Brechin Vics 0

The final and deciding game in Section 1 of the DJ Laing Cup saw Roselea entertain Brechin Vics at Broomfield Park only needing to avoid defeat to go through to the Semi Final of the trophy.

The home side were almost caught cold in the first minute when a long ball through the right side of the defence let Simpson clear and the striker cut past keeper McLeod only to see his shot strike the side netting.

A well worked throw in saw Watson try to respond for Roselea but the striker’s shot went over the bar.Watson was at the heart of most of Roselea’s attacks and after good play between Rae and Doug Craig the striker saw Keeper Robbie get down low to save his effort.Longmuir was next to test the keeper in 19 minutes after slow patience build up play saw Whyte eventually pick out Longmuir but his header was easily held.

The increasing pressure finally brought rewards in 22 minutes when from a corner Graham headed the ball back goalwards and from close in WATSON head flicked the ball into the net to make it 1-0.Roselea extended the lead in 29 minutes with the ever dangerous Watson again heavily involved. This time he took a pass from Longmuir and from the left goal line drove across into the six yard area where the inrushing MUSTARD knocked the ball home.

The home side continued to press with firstly Longmuir trying an overhead attempt after a cross from the right followed by the same player sending a low cross which Robbie dived well to save with Fotheringham ready to pounce.Watson came close again near to the half time whistle as he saw his header from a Fotheringham corner cleared off the line.The final chance of the half saw a good move by the home side end with Rae shooting over from the edge of the penalty area. 

  HALF TIME – ROSELEA 2 BRECHIN VICS 0 

The partnership of Longmuir and Watson was working well and the pair carved up the first chance of the second half but Watson saw his shot from an acute angle go across the face of the goal.

Robbie then saved his side going further behind when Watson turned and hit a shot from 20yards but the keeper tipped the ball onto the crossbar and over.The away side tried to strike back and after Roselea failed to clear properly Hattersley played the ball back into the danger area but McLeod dived and saved to prevent any further danger.

The game swung to the other end again and Mustard could not get enough power on his shot and Robbie saved easily.Rae was next to try his luck with a header but was off target after David Craig sent Miller down the right to supply the cross.In 75 minutes Roselea made their first change with Brand replacing Doug Craig and partnering Watson up front making Longmuir return to the left back role.

Another good move between Brand and Watson saw the latter’s cross punched clear by Robbie but Mustard could not get his header directed on goal from the keeper’s clearance.Roselea made another change when new signing Jordan Reoch came on to replace Fotheringham in a straight positional switch.

The away side kept battling and good play by Paton saw him create space before hitting a left foot shot narrowly past the post.Keeper Robbie was called into action again this time making an excellent diving save to prevent a Watson header making the result a bigger margin.Match Sponsors I Paterson & Co chose David Craig as their Man of the Match. 

FULL TIME – ROSELEA 2 BRECHIN

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15/08/09

DJ LAING CUP

Brechin Vics 4 - Arbroath Vics 1

Brechin almost found themselves in front within 30 seconds when Matty Johnston slid out a leg to stop an Ian Gauld pass from reaching Chris Simpson, and his clearance sped towards goal, requiring Bob Duncan to dive across his line to save it from finishing in the back of the net. The home side then forced a succession of corners, which eventually came to nothing before Arbroath broke to the other end where Colin Lawson headed a David McLeish cross wide at the far post.

Soon after, Garry Warren played the ball up the left to Scott Pearson, who cut into the box beyond Blair Mudie, before crossing to Craig Watson, but his header was comfortably held by Jamie Robbie. At the other end, a dangerous cross from Chris Eaton saw David McLeish just get enough of his head on to the ball to see it ricochet off the body of David Skelly and over the bar. An in-swinging free-kick from Chris Paton almost dipped under the crossbar, forcing Bob Duncan to leap backwards to push it over, in Brechin’s next attack.

The game then burst to life with three goals in as many minutes. Brechin took the lead in the 19th minute when Scott McDowell miss-directed a header from inside the Brechin half straight to Chris Simpson who ran on to fire in a shot, which Bob Duncan did well to keep out, but he could do nothing to prevent DAVID EASTON from capitalising on the rebound. Almost immediately, Arbroath were back on level terms when Blair Mudie barged into the back of Scott Pearson inside the box to concede a penalty, which GARRY WARREN converted after the Brechin player had been booked.

Brechin were back in front again 60 seconds later when a through ball found Chris Simpson seemingly yards offside, but the referee allowed play to continue and DAVID EASTON notched his second goal of the afternoon by side-footing in the cut-back. The referee had his card out again taking the names of Scott McDowell and Ian Gauld in quick succession, both for dissent. A huge clearance from Bob Duncan saw Craig Watson head the ball on for Scott Pearson, but Jamie Robbie came to the home side’s rescue by blocking the shot with his legs.

In the 32nd minute, Brechin went 3-1 in front. Chris Simpson again did the damage, advancing down the right before firing a dangerous cross into the box, which STUARTRICHARDSON headed into his own net, trying to clear. The Brechin player-manager was again involved before the half came to a close, firing in a long-range drive, which Bob Duncan did well to block at the foot of the post.                                                                         

 Half-time: Brechin Vics 3   Arbroath Vics 1

Arbroath made a double substitution at half-time, replacing Ross Burnett and Colin Lawson with Kris McWalter and Ryan Low. Craig Watson had a great chance to reduce the deficit within eight minutes of the second period when he got on the end of a Garry Warren corner at the near post, but screwed his effort wide from close range.

With Arbroath charging forward in search of a goal, Brechin were content to catch them on the break and only a timely tackle from Stuart Richardson inside the box prevented David Fotheringham from getting in a shot. Three minutes later, an equally fine tackle from Chris Eaton, sliding in on David McLeish to concede a corner, prevented the Arbroath player from getting off a shot, before Craig Watson saw an effort turned round the same post by the legs of the keeper.

In a Brechin attack, Ian Gauld advanced up the right before crossing into the box where Chris Simpson guided a header over the bar. David Skelly was then yellow carded for dissent and from the resultant free-kick; Craig Watson sent a backward header over the bar from Stuart Richardson’s ball into the box. In the 70th minute, Arbroath came even closer to scoring when a Garry Warren corner fell at the feet of David McLeish whose low drive from 16 yards was cleared off the line by Chris Eaton with Jamie Robbie beaten.

Chris Simpson was added to the list of bookings for a trip on Matthew Gove, before both teams made a change.  Scott Fenwick replaced Chris Eaton in the Brechin ranks while Arbroath sent on trialist, Phil Low for Scott McDowell. Phil Low was quickly involved, winning the ball in midfield and picking out Craig Watson, who worked a return pass with Garry Warren, before drilling a shot over the bar.

David Easton was added to the list of bookings before David Skelly was replaced by Neil Moffat. Chris Simpson came close to extending Brechin’s lead when he shot just wide after he had latched on to a throw-in, which landed just inside the box. With eight minutes left, Arbroath were reduced to 10 men when Scott Pearson was sent off having picked up two cautions within a matter of seconds for dissent. Brechin made their third change of the afternoon when GRAHAM HART replaced David Easton and the substitute was on the score-sheet four minutes from the end finishing off a good move up the right, involving Chris Paton and Chris Simpson to complete the scoring.Teams:

Brechin Vics:1 Jamie Robbie 2 Ian Gauld 3 Chris Eaton (sub 18 Scott Fenwick 74 mins) 17 Blair Mudie 5 Neil Hattersley 11 Ludwig Metelski 7 Chris Paton 8 David Skelly (sub 9 Neil Moffat 77 mins) 14 Chris Simpson 10 David Fotheringham 12 David Easton (sub 16 Graham Hart 83 mins). Unused subs: 4 Ewan Cairney 6 Paul Kerr 15 Clive Massie.

Arbroath Vics:1 Bob Duncan 2 Stuart Richardson 3 David McLeish 4 Matty Johnston 5 Matthew Gove 6 Ross Burnett (sub 14 Kris McWalter 46 mins) 7 Colin Lawson (sub 16 Ryan Low 46 mins) 8 Scott McDowell (sub 15 Phil Low 74 mins) 9 Craig Watson 10 Scott Pearson 11 Garry Warren. Unused subs: 12 Kevin Laing 17 Kevin Durno 18 Kevin Dall Gk Steve Reid.

Referee: Mr. K. Beats.

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08/08/09

DJ LAING CUP

Brechin Vics 1  Arbroath S C  1

Vics entertained local rivals ASC in this League Cup encounter. The match was played in glorious sunshine but this did not affect the fast pace of the early exchanges. Vics started brightly enough but the good possession they had in the first 10 mins failed to create any clear cut chances. ASC gradually good theselves back into the game and began to look dangerous. The defence of Gauld, Eaton, Mudie and Hattersley were now under pressure but were dealing with anything ASC threw at them. Robbie was brought onto action but saved easily from a 20 yards effort.

Vics almost took the lead on 20 mins when a short Eaton corner was returned to him and he hit great shot from 18 yards which narrowily sailed past the post. ASC took the lead on 23 mins and it was a bad goal for Vics to lose. Vics failed to clear a high through ball and just as they looked to be in control of matters , Eaton was short when heading the ball back to Robbie and the striker nipped in to slot the ball into the net despite the sliding efforts of Gauld. Vics brushed themsleves down and Hattersly headed wide from a Mudie freekick. Eaton again had a shot on target once more from a short corner but the keeper saved at the near post. ASC were still very dangerous and Hattersley did brilliantly to head clear with Robbie well beaten. Fotheirngham and Metelski were beginning to get in the game in the wide areas but their crosses failed to find there intended targets.

Half time 0 - 1

Vics came out in a more determind fashion and had ASC pinned back from the start. Skelly and Ross got to grips in the middle of the park and were now dominating. Hart and Easton were getting the service they needed and Vics were looking dangerous with every attack. Easton ahd a shot from 10 yards but it failed to trouble the keeper. Hart was next to have an attempt but his free kick from 20 yards produced a great save from the ASC keeper. Vics introduced trialist for Fotheringham and almost immediately he made an impact with a driving run down the right, his cross however was blocked and cleared. It was all Vics at this stage and to their credit were playing a patient game retaining possession and waiting for the correct pass. Vics made 2 final substitutions with Paton and Simpson replacing Hart and Skelly. Vics pressure eventually paid off on 75 mins when Ross scored with a shot from 25 yards. The ball took a slight deflection off a defender before ending up in the back off the net.

Vics continued to press for the winner and effort from Easton was blocked by the feet of the keeper after the Vics striker had done well to create the chance for himself. Vics had a couple of chances in the closing 5 mins but Simpson's shot fell wide of the target and Trialist goal bound shot was blocked by the defender outstretched leg.

Final score 1 - 1

Team- Robbie, Gauld, Eaton, Mudie, Hattersley, Ross, Fotheringham, Skelly, Hart, Easton, Metelski. Subs - Paton, Simpson, Trialist, Barclay, Massie

A draw was probably the correct  result with ASC have the best of the first half and Vics dominating the second. Vics are at home next Saturday 15th August when Arbroath Vics are the visitors to Victoria Park in another League Cup match. Kick off is 2.30pm

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01/08/09

Brechin Vics 4 SS Peter & Paul 2

Vics won their final preseason encounter against Dundee Amatuer side who play in the Midland Amatuer League. This game was hastily arranged when the Vics original opponents Montrose U19's had to pull out.

Vics were two up within 15 mins and both goals were scored by new striker Graeme Hart. His first goal came via the penalty spot when he coolly dispatched his kick past the dving keeper after the referee had awarded the spot kick after Metelski had his jersey pulled in the penalty box. The second came from a free kick from 20 yards as he hammered the ball low into the corner of the net giving the keeper no chance.

Vics continued to dominate the opening exchanges and it ws no surprise when they extended their lead. This time a threw ball found Easton who drove forward unchallenged before placing the ball passed the keeper from 12 yards.

The second half saw the opposition pose some problems for Vics and they pulled a goal back midway threw the half from a corner kick. Vics responded immediately and once again Easton scored shooting high into the roof of the net from 10 yards. SS Peter & Paul got a further goal from the penalty spot to complete the scoring.

Winning is a good habit to get into and with the chances created Vics should have won by a bigger margin. The opposition were strong opponents and gave Vics a physical challenge that they hadn't encountered in their previous games.

League Cup action starts on Saturday 8th August for Vics with a home game against Arbroath Sporting Club. Kick off 2.30pm

 

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30/07/09

Brechin Vics 2 Johnshaven 1

Vics came out on top in their latest friendly match. Vics were in control in the first 45 minutes and should have led by more than the solitary goal which was scored by Easton. The goal came after a neat passing move involving Skelly and Paton and when they sent Eaton in the clear down the left his cut back allowed Easton to side foot home from 8 yards. This was no more than Vics deserved at this point. Hart was next to try his luck but after good play his shot slid past the upright with the keeper beaten.

The second half produced the usual change of personnel and this resulted in Vics play becoming a bit scrappy as the substitutes took time to settle. The half was much more even with Johnshaven asking questions of the Vics defence. It was Vics however who scored the next goal and it was Hart who scored from the penalty spot after being tripped in the box. Easton was next to have an attempt but his shot from 20 yards was tipped over the bar by the keeper. With 10 mins remaining Johnshaven got a goal that they probably deserved. Vics failed to clear their lines and when the ball broke to the striker he hammered the ball into the net from 10 yards.

Again this game was a worthwhile exercise and while not at their best Vics did enough to earn a victory. it also allowed the managment the opportunity to change team selection and give some players much needed playing time.

Vics season begins in earnest on 8th August when they at home to Arbroath Sporting Club in the League Cup section match. This game has a 2.30pm kick off

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25/07/09

 22/07/09

Brechin Vics 4  Bervie Caley 1

 Vics won quite convincing in the end against Aberdeen Amatuer side Bervie Caley. The visitors showed early on that they would be not be easy opponents and had their fair share of possession during the half without posing to many problems for keeper Robbie who's defence kept any efforts to long range. It wasn't until the second half that the goals were scored and it was Bervie who took the lead on 60 mins. It was a bad goal to lose from Vics point of view when they failed to deal with a cross from the right and the ball ended inthe net after a goalmouth sramble. Vics were quickly on level terms when Simpson vollyed home from 12 yards. Vics took the lead some 10 mins later when Moffat shot home from 6 yards. Vics were now dominant at this stage and it was manager Simpson who again got on the score sheet scoring a further two goals in the last 10 mins to complete his hat-trick. His second goal came after good play down the left which saw Simpson cut in before placing the ball in the corner of the net from 14 yards. His third goal came after he was found free in the 6 yards and slotted the ball home with ease.

This was another worth while exercise with the whole squad getting a run out. It was good to see Vics hard training schedule was paying dividends as they finished by far the stronger team.

Credit to Bervie who for spells matched the Vics and gave them some uncomfortable moments. Saturday 25th July sees Vics away to Jeanfield Swifts kick off 2pm. Vics have 2 further home friendlies when on Wednesday 29th July the play Johnshaven Amatuers kick off 7pm and on Saturday 1st August the host Montrose U19's kick off 2.00pm

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 18/07/09 - Friendly

Brechin Vics 2 Banchory St Ternans 2

Vics had a creditable draw against their Aberdeen Super League opponents but in reallity could have been a victory. In an evenly contested first half with both sides having periods of domination it was Vics who took the lead on 25 mins when Hart scored from close range after a great Hattersley run and cross from the right. Vics increased their lead 15 mins into the second half with a terrific goal. Banchory cleared a Vics corner only to the feet of Skelly who from 30 yards crashed an unstoppable shot high passed the keeper. Banchory had more of the game in the last 25 mins as Vics made numerous changes in an attempt and give players crucial match practice. Banchory however grabbed two goals in the last 10 mins for probably a deserved share of the spoils in what was a very worthwhile exercise for both side.

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Jeanfield Swifts 1  Brechin Vics 0

Vics travelled to Perth on Saturday in what was their 3rd and hardest pre season game. Vics were under considerable pressure early on but restricted Jeanfield to long range efforts. The closest Jeanfield came was a cross come shot which looped over Robbie and came back of the crossbar and was cleared to safety. Vics best effort came from Paton when he beat his marker with a bit of trickery but his shot from 18 yards went wide of the target. The second half was quite evenly matched but Jeanfield looked the more dangerous in attack. Jeanfield did take the lead on 75 mins when they scored with a header from a corner. Vics responded immediately when Barclay was sent through the middle. A combination of the keeper and defender upended Barclay and as the ball broke Fenwick slid the ball into the empty net. Unfortuately for Vics the referree has already blown for the free kick and the goal was disallowed.

This was a much harder test for Vics and they acquitted themselves well. Although they didn't create too much in attack, as a team they defended very well with keeper Robbie only having to make 2 saves of any note. The run out was another step in match fitness preperations as the Vics gear up for the start of the season on 8th August

17/03/12

Blairgowrie 0 Brechin Vics 3

Vics travelled to Perthshire without the injured Young who will miss the rest of the season because of an ankle injury picked up in their midweek friendly against Montrose Roselea. Rodger was his replacment. Vics started the game the brighter and had the first chance after 2  mins when Scott was played in on goal but his effort from 18 yards was high and wide. McNaught then had an effort well saved by the Blair keeper on 5 mins. From the resultant corner S Eaton picked out Easton who saw his header from 12 yards cleared off the line with the keeper beaten. Vics were on top but were given a warning on 15 mins when the defence had to be on their toes to clear a back post free kick. Vics pressure eventually paid off on 22 mins. Robbie launched a long goal kick which cleared the Blair defence allowing McNaught to run through and slot the ball past the advancing keeper from 16 yards. Vics were relentless with their attacking at this stage and extended their lead on 24mins after good play down the right. McNaught again was involved and when his cross came in Rodger's shot was saved by the keeper but Scott reacted quickest to score from 4 yards. P Ross was pulling the strings in midfield and created a chance for Scott with his cross come shot causing a scramble in the Blair box before eventually being cleared to safety. Vics has another great chance on 35 mins when a C Eaton cross was met by S Eaton but his header from 8 yards went just wide of the target. A moment of slackness 5 mins from the interval almost presented Blair with a goal but a good double save from Robbie kept them at bay.

Half time 0-2

The second half was only 2 mins old when Vics should have extended their lead. A good pass from Easton sent Rodger into the box who was bundled to the ground as he collected the ball and a penalty kick was awarded. McNaught stepped up but his effort was saved by the Blair keeper. This gave Blair a lift and they had their best spell of the match. Resolute defending by the Vics defence of Gourlay, Cairney and C Eaton restricted Blair's efforts to long range or hopefull balls into the box which Robbie dealt with easily. Vics intorduced Buggins for S Eaton and Fyfe for Rodger. Vics were still the better team and were looking the more dangerous. The game started to get broken up with a succession of free kicks as Blair began to lose their composure with some hefty challenges. Vics players were doing their best to retain their discipline and concentrate on footballing matters. Blair had their best chance on 75 mins when a ball into the box found the unmarked striker but from 12 yards he blasted well over. Vics intorduced Cooper for Gauld and within 5 mins Cooper had made an immediate impact. An Easton free kick wasn't cleared allowing Cooper to smash the ball into the net from a wide postion some 14 yards from goal.

Full time 0-3

Team - Robbie, Gourlay, C Eaton, P Ross, Cairney, S Eaton, Gauld, Easton, McNaught, Scott, Rodger.

Subs - Buggins, Fyfe, Cooper, Robertson, Laing

This was a good perfromance from Vics and a well deserved three points. Vics pressurised Blair from the first minute and showed a desire and hunger which has been missing in the past. Vics have a very difficult and important fixture on Saturday 24th March when they travel to meet Forfar Albion. Kick off is 2.30pm

24/03/12

Forfar Albion 2 Brechin Vics 4

Vics travelled to Forfar on Saturday and were able to field the same side as last week. Vics welcomed back Danny Ross after a two months injury lay off. Vics took the game to Albion from the start and showed their intent within 2 mins when a long range P Ross shot was just wide of the target. Vics took a deserved lead on 6 mins when McNaught took a pass from Scott and unleashed an unstoppable shot from 25 yards giving the Albion keeper no chance. McNaught again came close on 10 mins but he shot over from an S Eaton corner. Another S Eaton corner picked out Gauld who's header from 12 yards was saved by the keeper. Vics extended their lead on 15 mins when another Eaton cross picked out Gourlay who saw his header from 8 yards stopped on the goal line before Gauld pounced to volley home the rebound from 6 yards. Vics were on top at this stage but a moment of slack play allowed Albion's striker in on goal but his effort went wide of the target. Vics almost extended their lead on 25 mins when a McNaught free kick just failed to pick out Easton in front of goal. Albion gradually crept back into the game and for the last 10 mins of the half had Vics under pressure. Albion pulled a goal back with the last kick of the half when Vics failed to clear a free kick allowing Reynolds the chance to score from 6 yards.

Half time 1 - 2

D Ross replaced the injured S Eaton at the start of the second half. The half was only 4 mins old when Vics again opened up a two goal lead. Good play down the Vics right by McNaught resulted in his cross picking out Scott who was able to beat the Albion keeper with a shot from 18 yards which found the top corner of the net. Vics were caught out a minute later when a ball into the box found Black who shot passed Robbie from 10 yards. Vics replaced Rodger with Fyfe on 60 mins. Keeper Robbie had to be on his toes and produced a good save to keep Vics in front. Vics almost extended their lead but a D Ross shot from a McNaught lay off missed the target. The game was flowing from end to end as both sides went all out for the next goal. Buggins replaced Gauld on 70 mins and he had an immediate impact. C Eaton played Scott down the left and when his cross came into the box Buggins was first to react but his effort was saved by the keeper and scrambled clear. Robbie in the Vics goal produced a great save on 80 mins blocking a shot from 8 yards. Vics eventually secured the points with a well worked goal.  C Eaton won a tackle on the half way line played a neat one two with Scott before slipping Fyfe clear on goal and he was able to beat the keeper with an angled shot into the corner of the net.

Full time 2 - 4

Team- Robbie, Gourlay, C Eaton, P Ross, Cairney, S Eaton, Gauld, Easton, McNaught, Scott, Rodger.

Subs - Buggins, Fyfe, Cooper, D Ross, Laing, Valentine, Robertson

Vics dug out a hard earned but deserved victory against Albion. Vics twice held a two goal lead during the game but failed to kill off the game and had to wait until the 83rd min to secure the points. Although the points are very welcome and the battling qualities were excellent the team can play better. Vics are at HOME on Saturday 31st March when Lochee Harp are the visitors. Kick off 2.30pm

Vics travelled to Forfar on Saturday and were able to field the same side as last week. Vics welcomed back Danny Ross after a two months injury lay off. Vics took the game to Albion from the start and showed their intent within 2 mins when a long range P Ross shot was just wide of the target. Vics took a deserved lead on 6 mins when McNaught took a pass from Scott and unleashed an unstoppable shot from 25 yards giving the Albion keeper no chance. McNaught again came close on 10 mins but he shot over from an S Eaton corner. Another S Eaton corner picked out Gauld who's header from 12 yards was saved by the keeper. Vics extended their lead on 15 mins when another Eaton cross picked out Gourlay who saw his header from 8 yards stopped on the goal line before Gauld pounced to volley home the rebound from 6 yards. Vics were on top at this stage but a moment of slack play allowed Albion's striker in on goal but his effort went wide of the target. Vics almost extended their lead on 25 mins when a McNaught free kick just failed to pick out Easton in front of goal. Albion gradually crept back into the game and for the last 10 mins of the half had Vics under pressure. Albion pulled a goal back with the last kick of the half when Vics failed to clear a free kick allowing Reynolds the chance to score from 6 yards. 

 Half time 1 - 2

 D Ross replaced the injured S Eaton at the start of the second half. The half was only 4 mins old when Vics again opened up a two goal lead. Good play down the Vics right by McNaught resulted in his cross picking out Scott who was able to beat the Albion keeper with a shot from 18 yards which found the top corner of the net. Vics were caught out a minute later when a ball into the box found Black who shot passed Robbie from 10 yards. Vics replaced Rodger with Fyfe on 60 mins. Keeper Robbie had to be on his toes and produced a good save to keep Vics in front. Vics almost extended their lead but a D Ross shot from a McNaught lay off missed the target. The game was flowing from end to end as both sides went all out for the next goal. Buggins replaced Gauld on 70 mins and he had an immediate impact. C Eaton played Scott down the left and when his cross came into the box Buggins was first to react but his effort was saved by the keeper and scrambled clear. Robbie in the Vics goal produced a great save on 80 mins blocking a shot from 8 yards. Vics eventually secured the points with a well worked goal. C Eaton won a tackle on the half way line played a neat one two with Scott before slipping Fyfe clear on goal and he was able to beat the keeper with an angled shot into the corner of the net. Full time 2 - 4 Team- Robbie, Gourlay, C Eaton, P Ross, Cairney, S Eaton, Gauld, Easton, McNaught, Scott, Rodger. Subs - Buggins, Fyfe, Cooper, D Ross, Laing, Valentine, Robertson

 Vics dug out a hard earned but deserved victory against Albion. Vics twice held a two goal lead during the game but failed to kill off the game and had to wait until the 83rd min to secure the points. Although the points are very welcome and the battling qualities were excellent the team can play better. Vics are at HOME on Saturday 31st March when Lochee Harp are the visitors. Kick off 2.30pm

31/03/12

League

Brechin Vics 1 Lochee Harp 0

Vics were dealt a blow when C Eaton failed a late fitness test. Buggins and Fyfe were the only changes to last weeks starting eleven as Vics looked for their third victory in a row. Vics started the brighter and had the first chance of the game when Fyfe had a shot from 25 yards saved by the keeper. Vics were on top for the first 20 mins and came close on 12 mins when a S Eaton volley from 25 yards was just wide of the post. Eaton again created a chance for Fyfe two mins later but his shot was wide of the target. Although Vics were on top a break a way from Harp on 20 mins produced a good save by Robbie in the Vics goal. Gourlay, Easton and Cairney were defending comfortably against Harp's attack. The Vics midfield of Gauld, P Ross, S Eaton, Buggins and Scott were dominating their opponents but were finding the Harp defence difficult to break down. As the interval approached Vics were able to create a couple of chances. The first came when S Eaton dispossed the Harp centre half and as he drove in on goal his shot was saved by the Harp goal keeper. There was still time for Fyfe to have a chance but his shot from 20 yards sailed over the crossbar.

Half time 0 - 0

The second half continued with Vics on top with Fyfe having a shot spliied by the keeper but the ball was cleared to safety. Vics next chance came on 58 mnins when P Ross played a great ball to Buggins inside the box but the ball was cleared of his toe just as he was about to shoot.  Vics had another chance on 65 mins when McNaught played Fyfe in on goal but he screwed his shot wide. Midway through the half Harp were reduced to 10 men when their right back was sent off for comments to the referee. Fyfe again had an effort on 65 mins but this time his goal bound shot was deflected for a corner. The resultant corner was met by Scott but his header was just wide of the target. Harp were still in the game however and only a great Robbie save kept the scoreline level. Scott again tried his luck on 71 mins but his shot was saved by the keeper. Vics eventually took the lead on 75 mins. S Eaton hit a 20 yard free kick which was turned behind by the keeper for a corner kick. When the corner came in it was cleared by the Harp defence as far as Gauld who hooked the ball back into the box for Scott to send a looping header over the Harp keeper and into the back of the net. Vics made a couple of changes at this point with Cooper and Laing replacing Gauld and Eaton. The pattern of play did not alter with Vics pressing for a further goal. Harp were getting more and more frustrated and ended up having a further two players sent off in the closing 10 mins. Rodger replaced Buggins on 80 mins. Vics continued to press but could not add to their tally. The best effort came from McNaught who had a free kick saved by the keeper.

Full time 1 - 0

Team - Robbie, Gourlay, S Eaton, P Ross, Cairney, Easton, Gauld, Buggins, McNaught, Fyfe, Scott,  Subs, C Eaton, Cooper, Laing, Rodger, Robertson

This was a deserved victory by Vics and should have been by a greater margin. Hard work has been the key to the players achieving three victories in a row and they can progress with confidence to next weeks, 7th April, away League fixture against Arbroath Vics, kick off 2.30pm

MATCH REPORTS 2010/11