Brechin City extended their unbeaten run to seventeen games after the 0-0 draw with Airdrie at Glebe Park, matching a club record set thirty four years ago.
City manager Ray McKinnon was full of praise for his players despite the disappointment of dropping two home points.
“To go seventeen games unbeaten in an extremely competitive league speaks volumes for the players,” he said.
“Their attitude, work-rate, commitment and desire to win has been quite outstanding and they deserve an enormous amount of credit for matching a record that has stood since 1981.”
“It was obviously disappointing not to win today’s match. I felt that we dominated the game for long spells but just couldn’t find a way through a well organised Airdrie defence. They are a good side and they made things difficult for us the way they set up but we kept going forward and I felt that we were unlucky not to take full points.”
“The lads are sitting in the dressing-room down in the dumps but I’ve told them that today’s point could be crucial come the end of the season. There are only four points between the top four teams and we still have to play all of those sides in our remaining nine games so there’s everything to play for and we’ll do our very best to keep our fantastic run going and see where it takes us.”
City dominated the opening forty five minutes and had a strong claim for a penalty turned down when Robert Thomson was brought down in the box after nineteen minutes and eight minutes later a close-range Paul McLean shot brought off a brilliant point-blank save from Diamonds keeper Andy McNeil.
It was more of the same after the break but the Diamonds held firm for a hard won point although they were dealt a body-blow just before full-time when former City striker Jim Lister was sent off for a second bookable offence.