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Brechin City 1 Aberdeen 3

Match Report - By John Hoey

Aberdeen proved just too strong for Jim Weir's new-look Brechin City team in last night's friendly at Glebe Park.

The Dons team, comprising mainly of youngsters and trialists raced to a 3-0 half-time lead courtesy of goals from Mitch Megginson, Patrick Bengondo and Darren Mackie but City pulled a goal back from David McKenna in the 53rd minute but were unable to reduce the deficit further.

The Dons started strongly with trialist Bengondo firing two shots past the target within the first four minutes.

The visitors were pushing forward at every opportunity and it was no surprise when they scored the opening goal after eight minutes.

Bengondo picked up a pass at the edge of the Brechin penalty-box and appeared to foul Gary Fusco as he forced his way into the penalty area but he managed to send a cross into the box which rebounded off City defender Scott Buist into the path of Mitch Megginson who wasted no time in dispatching a low drive into the net.

Brechin responded immediately with midfielder Craig Molloy just missing the target by inches after he collected a superb pass from Neil Janczyk and the same player fired a 20 yard shot over the bar seconds later.

The visitors though,looked impressive every time they moved forward and they doubled their lead in the 37th minute when Bengondo headed home a Jason Beardsley cross and on the stroke of half-time Darren Mackie took advantage of a great pass from Peter Pawlett to fire home a cracking left-foot drive for goal number three.

The visitors started where they left off after the break and Michael Paton was unlucky not to increase their lead in the 47th minute when substitute keeper David Scott did well to palm away his close-range shot for a corner.

City weathered this early storm though and gradually clawed their way back into the game reducing the deficit in the 53rd minute through David McKenna.

Derek Carcary picked up a good pass from Garry Brady and crossed into the box for McKenna who powered a header past sub keeper Matthew Jones.

Carcary was desperately unlucky three minutes later when his left-foot drive from the edge of the box came back off the bar and he fired the rebound well wide of the target.

City were cerrtainly having the better of things as the half progressed, but they were unable to turn their advantage into goals.

Additonal Brechin Substitutions

Michael Potter for Mick Dunlop 77
Charlie Fertacz for Derek Carcary 77

Additonal Aberdeen Substitutions

Nicky Low for Andoitz Galdos 70
Josh Magennis for Mitch Megginson 77
Jordon Brown for Patrick Bengondo 77


30 June 2011
Carnegie Fuels Stadium at Glebe Park
Attendance: 1002
David McKenna 53
Mitch Megginson 8
Patrick Bengondo 17
Darren Mackie 45

Brechin City

1 Craig Nelson
2 Paul McLean
3 Mick Dunlop
4 Gary Fusco
5 Scot Buist
6 Neil Janczyk
7 David McClune
8 Craig Molloy
9 David McKenna
10 Graham Weir
11 Derek Carcary
12 Garry Brady
14 Charlie Fertacz
15 Michael Potter
16 Ryan Young
17 David Scott


  • On: Garry Brady
    Off: Gary Fusco ( 46 )
  • On: David Scott
    Off: Craig Nelson ( 46 )
  • On: Ryan Young
    Off: Neil Janczyk ( 70 )


1 Chris Oldfield
2 Jason Beardsley
3 Clark Robertson
4 James Asmore
5 Joe Shaughnessy
6 Carlos Nunez
7 Peter Pawlett
8 Andoitz Galdos
9 Patrick Bengondo
10 Darren Mackie
11 Mitch Megginson
12 Jordan Brown
14 Jack Grimmer
15 Michael Paton
16 Josh Magennis
17 Matthew Jones


  • On: Michael Paton
    Off: Darren Mackie ( 46 )
  • On: Jack Grimmer
    Off: Joe Shaughnessy ( 46 )
  • On: Matthew Jones
    Off: Chris Oldfield ( 46 )