Huntly suffered defeat at Glebe Park in their first meeting with Brechin City.

Brechin made two changes from the side which lost 2-1 at Inverurie midweek with Lyall Booth and Jack Milne coming into the starting eleven in place of Kieran Inglis and Julian Wade. Huntly were without Captain Alexander Jack (absent) and Alexander Thoirs (injured) as loan signings Tom Ritchie and Jack MacIver returned having missed the midweek defeat to Nairn County.

Huntly’s Trialist came close after eight minutes seeing a shot turned away by home goalkeeper Jack Wills.

Brechin threatened when Marc Scott saw a header land on the roof of the net. Five minutes later, the returning Tom Ritchie was called upon to keep out a downward header from Jack Milne.

Half-Time: Brechin City 0 Huntly 0

Two minutes into the second half, Huntly midfielder was penalised for a foul on  Maksym Kucheriavyi just outside the box. Referee Chris Fordyce deemed the challenge to have made inside the box and awarded a penalty kick. Kucheriavyi saw his spot kick parried by Tom Ritchie but the Ukrainian was quick to the rebound to slot in his third of the season.

Brechin could’ve been two up five minutes later only for David Cox to put an effort past the post after good build-up play from Lyall Booth.

Huntly almost equalised after 54 minutes when Michael Clark’s header was kept out by Jack Wills.

The on-loan Tom Ritchie was impressing in the Huntly goal getting down to save against Murray Mackintosh midway through the half and minutes later he turned a Jamie Bain shot past the post after the  winger’s effort looked to bending into the top corner.

With four minutes remaining, Brechin were denied a second when full back Logan Johnstone cleared off the line from substitute Kieran Inglis.


1 Jack Wills
2 Jamie Bain
3 Hamish Thomson
4 Iain Davidson
5 Samuel Denham
7 David Cox (Inglis 77:40)
8 Murray MacKintosh
12 Lyalll Booth
16 Marc Scott (C Ross 68:32)
17 Jack Milne (Paton 87:45)
19 Maksym Kucheriavyi

  1. Tom Ritchie
  2. Jack McCormick
  3. Logan Johnstone
  4. Kyle Dalling
  5. Michael Clark
  6. Glenn Murison
  7. Greg Buchan
  8. Jack MacIver
  9. Caiden Imbert-Thomas (Elphinstone 70:37)
  10. Trialist (MacBeath 70:30)
  11. Reece McKeown (Matthew 78:33)


6 Michael Paton (Milne 87:45)
10 Rory Currie
11 Kieran Inglis (Cox 77:40)
18 Ewan Ludon
21 Iain Ross
24 Cameron Ross (Scott 68:32)


12 Cameron Heslop
14 Christopher Hay
15 Cai Matthew (McKeown 78:37)
16 Gavin Elphinstone (Imbert-Thomas 70:37)
17 Joel MacBeath (Trialist 70:30)
18 Paul Esslemont
23 Keith Robertshaw

Management Team

  1. Andy Kirk (Manager)
  2. Sebastian Panczky (Physio)

Management Team

  1. Allan Hale (Manager)
  2. Stefan Laird (Assistant Manager)
  3. Wayne Urquhart (Goalkeeping Coach)
  4. Gordon Carter (Physio)
  5. Kirsty Hunter (First Aid)
  6. William Beaton (Kitman)
Referee: Chris Fordyce
Assistant Referee: Paul McAvinue Assistant Referee: Tim Woodcock

  1. Maksym Kucheriavyi (47:11)
  1. David Cox (72:59)
  1. Logan Johnstone (34:29)
  2. Glenn Murison (49:27)
  3. Stefan Laird (56)
Sendings off

Shots on Target
Shots off Target
Shots Blocked
Corner Kicks
Fouls Committed
Caught Offside