Having spent most of the season as basement-dwellers in Ladbrokes League 1, Brechin City’s unlikely resurgence continued with Saturday’s hugely impressive 5-1 triumph over Peterhead at Glebe Park.
This victory leaves the Angus club in ninth place, having leapfrogged bottom club Forfar after three wins in their last five games.
Ex-Morton man Andy Jackson put the hosts ahead with a fine finish within five minutes, but young forward Robert Thomson was the man of the hour.
He lobbed the helpless Graeme Smith in composed fashion, to double the home side’s lead, before the Blue Toon showed why they’re occupying second place, with a lovely individual goal from Nathan Blockley.
Liam Watt restored the two-goal cushion in the 42nd minute, but the hosts didn’t rest on their laurels.
Instead, Thomson added to his tally, knocking in a rebound on the stroke of half-time before slotting calmly past Smith in the 66th minute, to secure a first career hat-trick and take his Ladbrokes League 1 tally to an impressive 15 goals for the season.
The hosts’ player-manager Darren Dods told the Brechin Advertiser this afternoon: “We’ve got a strong squad and everybody is back fit now” but warned that his side “need to keep it going for our next two games.”
Brechin welcome Stranraer on Saturday, and the Stair Park club also head into this clash on the back of a good result, having beaten Dunfermline 4-1 last weekend.
City are 19/10 to win, with the Blues priced at 21/20 and 14/5 to finish level.
Peterhead have secured their play-off spot, but will be desperate to end a run of four successive defeats in all competitions, which has belied the team’s quality.
The Blue Toon are 21/20 to get back to winning ways against Ayr, with victory for the Honest Men a 2/1 shot.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.