FORFAR West End travelled to Victoria Park on Saturday to face Brechin Vics knowing that a victory could be on the cards.
The game was under way with the visitors starting the brighter of the two, and the persistent pressure paid off in the 16th minute when a neat interchange between McBride and Tinley resulted in an inch perfect cross from McBride which was met by Tinley to give the visitors the perfect start.
West End then began to press the home team with waves of attack and the lead was nearly doubled as the ball fell to Scott but he misjudged the flight and fresh aired the shot.
The second wasn’t long in coming and a sweet strike from 20 yards out from McKenzie in the 23rd minute doubled the visitors lead.
A free kick struck the bar from Brechin’s midfield man but that was as good as it got from the home side, and just before the interval the Strathmore side increased their lead when McBride found space in the box to round the goalkeeper and eventually slid the ball home.
The second half was barely five minutes old and West End started the way they finished the first period when a looping ball over the top from Tinley found its way to the onrushing Ramsay who lobbed the ball over the onrushing ‘keeper to make it four. R. Black was providing a great outlet all afternoon and created a few chances that went a begging in both halves.
Brechin began to threaten the visitors goal for the first time in the match and got their just rewards when a floated free kick was sent into the box that caught out the West End backline in the 67th minute.
West End introduced Hart, Grant, and Cox for Tinley, McBride and Ramsay. As the game was entering the final stages it was two of the substitutes who got in on the scoring act, when a Scott cross was met by Hart who smashed the ball home against his former club and Cox rounded off the afternoon’s scoring when he raced clear and slotted the ball past the helpless ‘keeper in the final minute.