Brechin City 1-0 Albion Rovers

Andrew Jackson's 16th-minute strike earned Brechin a home win over Albion Rovers on the opening day of the Second Division.

Jackson latched onto Jonathan Stewart's cross to drive a shot into the bottom left-hand corner from 12 yards.

David McKenna went close to adding a second for the home side in the 58th minute when his close-range effort was fumbled by Rovers goalkeeper Chris McCluskey, but the visitors managed to scramble the ball away to safety.

Then just after the hour mark Jonathan Brown's free-kick from 20 yards flew narrowly over the visitors' crossbar.

Rovers struggled to create clear-cut chances. The closest they came was from the left foot of Gary Phillips, who was twice just off target with free-kicks from outside the penalty area.

Brechin: Andrews, McLean, Brown, McLauchlan, Moyes, Jonathan Stewart, Brady, Molloy, McKenna, Jackson, Dalziel. Subs Not Used: Fusco, Murdoch, Ryan Stewart, Mullen, Nelson.

Booked: Molloy.

Goals: Jackson 16.

Albion Rovers: McCluskey, Reid, Russell, Dick, O'Byrne, Ciaran Donnelly, Connor Stevenson (Crawford 72), Innes, Phillips (Brannon 85), Crooks, Howarth (Gilmartin 85). Subs Not Used: Marriott, McGinley.

Booked: Innes, Reid, Dick, O'Byrne.

Att: 413

Ref: Alan Muir