Manager Ray McKinnon maintained that Brechin deserved something from the game, after watching his injury-hit side slip to a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Stranraer.
McKinnon said: “We should have taken something, there is no doubt about that.
“We have been undone by a set-piece, then for their second goal, we failed to stop the cross and failed to pick up in the box.”
Brechin made the early running. Andy Jackson shot wide after a solo run and Jamie Masson just missed the target with a free-kick.
Stranraer took the lead on 28 minutes with their first effort on goal. Frank McKeown rose at the back post to power home a header from a Jackson Longridge corner.
Brechin equalised on 36 minutes when Robert Thomson drove home a Bobby Barr pass after great work by Ryan Ferguson.
Straight from the restart, Sean Winter hit the Brechin post.
Brechin had chances at the start of the second half. Barr shot wide, then Paul McLean headed wide from a Masson free-kick.
Stranraer grabbed a winner on 73 minutes when Winter headed home an Aitken cross.