First home victory for Kirrie Thistle

Kirrie Thistle claimed their first home league win of the season on Saturday, coming out on top against high flyers Brechin Vics.

Kirrie looked determined throughout the whole game, digging deep and producing some good play.

The early exchanges were completely the hosts with Duffy and McBride creating half chances and Millar striking the crossbar with a thundering effort.

Vics created very little within the first 20 minutes; their first real chance fell to striker Fertacz whose goal-bound shot was blocked 
by George.

Brechin began to get a grip in the game and again Fertacz threatened, firing a rebound from manager King’s original effort, inches wide.

Millar almost broke the deadlock for Thistle on half time but the sides went in all square at the break.

After the restart Thistle continued to play some nice football which led to the unlikely figure of Davie Massie, latching onto a George through ball, with a sight of goal but his effort was well blocked by Jamie Robbie in the Vics’ goal.

Thistle got what they deserved midway into the half when Duffy was sent down the left wing and crossed well. The ball was then spilled by the usually reliable Robbie at the feet of the alert McBride who converted with ease.

The visiting player/manager King was still causing problems and was testing the defensive partnership of Conway and George with some devilish crosses from both wings.

With the game on a knife edge Brechin were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box inside the last few minutes.

Up stepped King, his curled ball over the wall was palmed to Fertacz by keeper Knox, but with the goal gaping the frontman blazed over the bar letting Thistle off the hook.

Kirrie stay 11th with a free week next week whilst Vics drop to fifth and visit Dundonald Bluebell in the DJ Laing Cup.