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News - 16 March 2023

Match Preview | Keith v Brechin City - By Steven Mew

Following the frustration of two postponements, City will be looking to hit the ground running again as we make the journey to face Keith at Kynoch Park tomorrow.

City's enforced break due to the weather has given leaders Buckie Thistle the opportunity to extend the advantage to 8 points at the Highland League summit. Despite this, those of a City persuasion will be acutely aware that they are still very much in control of their own destiny.

Andy Kirk's men will come against a Keith side that has struggled for much of the season and currently sit third from bottom, with just one win in 17 in all competitions.

With another couple of training sessions under his belt, defender Euan Spark should return to the squad meaning City will have a full squad for the trip.

With the last 2 matches falling victim of the weather, a frustrated Andy Kirk commented, "It's obviously difficult being 3 games behind and we would have liked to have played the same amount of games. The picture hasn't changed - we still have to win as many games as possible between now and the end of the season. It's a difficult league and Buckie have done well of late with their results. We have to get ourselves back on a winning run and build that momentum again but it's a very tough run in."

Looking ahead to tomorrow's trip to face Keith, Andy said, "We need to go up there and put in a performance - we've had a couple of games recently where our performances haven't been as they should be which has cost us. It's important to egt everyone back to the level that they are capable of. The players realise the importance of where we are and they need to bring their A-game into every match now. We have 9 cup finals between now and the end of the season to give ourselves the chance of being successful.

"We have a full squad available for tomorrow and the break has given the likes of Sparky and Hamish the chance to have another couple of sessions to get themselves up to speed and recover from any wee niggles. I think it's the first time this season we've had everyone available and fingers crossed we can keep it that way as we need a squad of players to get us through this run of games."

Kick off is 3pm. Admission prices at Kynoch Park are £10 for adults and £5 for concessions. U14's go free with a paying adult.

Brechin City Supporters' Club are running a bus to the game which will leave St Ninian's Square at 11:15am. Limited seats have become available - to book text Dean on 07740 856565.

Tomorrow's match referee is Filippo Mazzoni, assisted by Jamie McCausland and Stuart Garden.

Brechin City 5-0 Keith - 15th October 2022
City eased to victory over the Maroons with a 5-star showing back in October. First half goals from Anthony McDonald and Grady McGrath set City on their way, with Kieran Inglis extending the advantage from the spot just before the hour mark.

Botti Biabi came on to make his debut as a substitute and made an immediate impact by drawing the foul which saw Lewis Coull giving his marching orders for the visitors, and the striker was on the scoresheet two minutes later to make it 4. Grady McGrath rounded off the scoring 12 minutes from time.