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Airdrie Utd 1-2 Brechin City


Brechin boosted their play-off hopes with a vital win at Airdrie that effectively ended the Diamonds' chances of automatic promotion.

Airdrie's Allan Russell came close to opening the scoring with his curling 20-yard effort after 40 minutes.

The visitors eventually went in front after 57 minutes when Darren Smith pounced to volley high into the net.

Charlie King doubled their lead 11 minutes from time with Stuart Noble grabbing a consolation late on.

Airdrie Utd: Robertson, McKenna (Gillies 82), Lovering (Andreoni 68), McDonald, Smyth, Donnelly, Smith, Prunty (Watt 68), Russell, Noble, Waddle. Subs Not Used: Brady, Hollis.

Goals: Noble 87.

Brechin: Craig Nelson, Murie, Dyer, Ward, White, Janczyk, Byers, Paton, Diack (Calum Smith 86), King, Darren Smith. Subs Not Used: Scott Walker, Adam Nelson, Nicholas Walker, McCluskey.

Booked: Diack, Janczyk.

Goals: Darren Smith 57, King 79.

Att: 997

Ref: A Boyd (Scotland).

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