11 November 2021
Match Preview | Formartine United v Brechin City
City will be looking to continue their rich vein of form as they travel to face Formartine United in the 1st round of the Highland League Cup tomorrow afternoon.
City will welcome back on-loan Aberdeen midfielder Jack Milne to the squad after the youngster missed the last three matches through injury. This means Manager Andy Kirk will have an almost full compliment available, with only Luc Bollan a definite absentee.
Manager Andy Kirk reflected on Saturday's win at Clach, he said, "I think the only thing we lacked on Saturday was another goal or two which would have made it more comfortable. I thought we controlled the game from start to finish and we never looked under pressure at any stage."
Marc Scott notched his 10th goal of the season with a neat finish for the winner at Clach, Kirk commented, "Marc is a good finisher - he has that in his locker and we see it every week in training. He has been great for us and he took his goal really well. When he gets into these positions he tends to hit the target which is the main thing and something that we need to be doing more of across the team. If we get the opportunities we need to be getting more shots away."
Kirk was delighted to see full-back Kevin McHattie complete his first full 90 minutes for City, he said, "The plan was to increase the load after a good 45 minutes the week before. He said he felt good at half time and we monitored it throughout the second half - I thought he looked comfortable. He started to look a little tired towards the end but in terms of his understanding of the game and his positioning, he managed it really well. It will be good mentally for him to complete 90 minutes and we're really pleased that he has come through it with no problems."
Looking ahead to tomorrow's cup tie against Formartine, he said, "League, cup or friendly games, it doesn't really matter - you go into every one wanting to win. I think that's something we're starting to breed amongst the players. We've now won 10 out of our last 11 so we need to keep that winning mentality going. Saturday is going to be difficult as Formartine are a really good side and they'll pose some problems for us. We're starting to show some real signs of consistency and hopefully we can put in a performance."
Supporters can pay at the gate with admission prices set at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions & students (student ID will be required).
SUPPORTERS CLUB TRAVEL
The Supporters Club are running a coach to the game (sponsored by Mackie Motors) which will leave St Ninian's Square at 10:45am. To book your seat please text 07740 856565 or e-mail email@example.com. The cost for the bus is just £10 per person!
Tomorrow's match referee will be Mike Roncone, assisted by Brian Dean and Andy Ewen.
Brechin City 4-1 Formartine United - 25th August 2021
Despite falling behind early on, City recovered to record an impressive win over the Aberdeenshire side. Cole Anderson opened the scoring for the visitors after just 6 minutes however a first professional hat-trick from Kieran Inglis and a late goal from Marc Scott rounded off the win for City.