Blustery wind and bright sun at undersized Glebe Park for the final `derby' of the season. Less than 600 souls bothered to turn up and the atmosphere was somnolent - never known it so quiet.
Arbroath changed the lineup again with Lunan. Raeside and Sellars returning.
Getting near halftime a slick and detemrined interchange between Gibson and Scott saw us win a corner and Forsyth narrowly glanced it past. We wer ot to be deniedwhen a great Rennie throw in was headed toward goal. keeper Nelson fumbled and Forsythe followed up smartly to smash the ball past him. Our first goal all month
Second half saw Brechin with most of the play as we were pushed back. But we were doing a bit better in occasioanl forays forward. Sellars can hold up and lay off the ball well though nothing clearcut was created though Scott and Forsyth had a couple of good runs to the byline and crosses.
Brechin continued to squander halfchances that came their way then after 75 minutes an overzealous tackle form behind from Harvey, early sub for Ward, saw him redcarded.
Brechin didn't create much thereafter buit there wastime for Scott to shoot lamely past while in the box, before being subbed
Overall a deserved win in a fairly disjointed game. Weather didn't help but Brechin looked fairly mediocre but a critical 3 points
Brechin slipped up after finishing with 10 men in a narrow defeat to Arbroath.
Craig Forsyth inflicted the damage in the 43rd minute, stabbing home from close range.
There were decent chances for both sides, with Forsyth shaving the bar with a header before scoring the decisive goal in the match. In the 75th minute, Ross Harvey was shown a second yellow card and made his exit, reducing Brechin to 10 men and giving his side an uphill climb.