Arbroath have clinched the Ladbrokes League 1 title – and promotion to the Championship.
Dick Campbell’s side made the short journey to Angus neighbours Brechin knowing that the champagne corks would start popping if they could secure a point at the Glebe.
They did just that with the final whistle being greeted with a pitch invasion by the fans that had travelled through in large numbers for the game.
Any early potential Arbroath nerves were eased when they took the lead on five minutes when Ryan Wallace directed a strong header past home keeper Graham Bowman.
However, Brechin responded strongly to that setback and equalised in the 22nd minute when Mikey Miller dug out a shot from the edge of the Arbroath box which beat Red Lichties keeper Darren Jamieson with the help of a deflection.
After that, both sides struggled to fashion clear-cut chances and they went in at the break level with Campbell’s men still on course for title glory.
Five minutes after the restart, Arbroath had a great chance to take the lead once more but Omar Kader dragged his shot wide.
There was another big scare for Brechin when Tam Scobbie came close to deflecting a David Gold shot into his own net with the ball just flying over the bar for a corner.
Brechin came close themselves with an Andy Jackson header but as the clock ticked down, it was the visitors who were in control.
And they successfully saw out the game to kick off what will undoubtedly be a night of wild celebrations.
For much more on this story, see Monday’s Courier.