Brechin City Football Club

Glebe Park, Brechin, Angus DD9 6BJ

Tel : 01356 623344
Email :

News - 2 April 2024

Match Preview | Keith v Brechin City - By Steven Mew

City head into another crucial fixture tomorrow evening as we come up against the Highland League's most in-form side in the shape of Keith at Kynoch Park.

The Maroons 1-0 victory over Huntly at the weekend made it 10 games unbeaten, their best run of form for 16 years.

Gavin Price's side meanwhile head into the final four matches knowing that 10 points from a possible 12 would be enough to clinch back-to-back league titles.

A 2-1 win at Wick on Saturday saw City stretch their lead at the summit to 6 points over 2nd placed Fraserburgh who were competing in the Highland League Cup final, whilst fellow contenders Banks O' Dee and Buckie Thistle both dropped points.

City will continue to be without striker Sean Hastie whilst Marc Scott is likely to remain sidelined. Lewis Martin, who limped off on Saturday, may be fit enough to be included in the squad.

Reflecting on a hard-earned win over Wick Academy on Saturday, Manager Gavin Price said, "It was a crucial 3 points. I thought we started the game quite well and got the goal but then put ourselves into difficulty and let them back in the game which was disappointing. Second half was a struggle but we got there in the end and it was good to see two substitutes combining for the goal and that's the impact that you need from players at this stage of the season. Wick were stubborn defensively and very physical.

"At the end of the day the manner of the team was much better from the Buckie game and we need to do that from now until the end of the season. We need to make things happen, take more initiative in games and be up for the fight."

Winger Craig Tosh grabbed his first City goal which proved to be the all-important winner. Gavin added, "Craig has been patient and he came on against Clach a few weeks ago and did really well and he had a couple of chances when he came on against Turriff. He just needs a bit of confidence and hopefully the goal settles him down a bit - he was quite rightly buzzing about it afterwards and I think it will do him the world of good. He's got great strength and pace and we just need to use it in the right way."

Looking ahead to a difficult fixture against Keith tomorrow evening, he said, "Keith have gone 10 games unbeaten and have only conceded 6 goals in those games. Wick on Saturday was always going to be a tough fixture and it's going to be the same again. We'll have to work hard and be brave in terms of how we want to play the game and hopefully we'll have enough to get us the result."

Tomorrow's match kicks off at 8pm. Admission prices at Kynoch Park are £10 for adults and £5 for concessions. Card payments are accepted. There will be a cash bar available at the ground from 7pm.

Brechin City Supporters' Club are running a coach to the game which will leave St Ninian's Square at 5:30pm. To book your spot please text 07740 856565

Tomorrow's match referee is Harry Bruce, assisted by Olivia Crawford and Paulina Ruszniak.

Brechin City 3-1 Keith - 22 November 2023
Keith provided the opposition in what was Gavin Price's first match as Brechin City Manager as he got his tenure at Glebe Park off to a winning start.

Much of the work was done by City in the first half having gone 3-1 up with just 20 minutes courtesy of goals from Fraser MacLeod, Marc Scott and Grady McGrath. Had it not been for some wasteful finishing and fine goalkeeping, the scoreline could have been far higher at the break.

City were unable to replicate that showing in the second half – perhaps put off their stride by a 10 minute period of floodlight failure - but did more than enough to earn the all important 3 points.