Back to back wins as Broch see off Strathspey

Broch v Strathspey
Broch v Strathspey

Goals from Grant Noble, Graham Johnston and Willie West gave Fraserburgh a 3-0 away win against Strathspey Thistle on Saturday.

Early goals from Noble and Johnston sent the Broch into half time with a comfortable lead before West rounded off the scoring in added time, marking the players 100th

Fraserburgh goal.

The result now means Fraserburgh move into fifth spot in The Highland League as Inverurie Locos and Formartine did not play at the weekend.

The scoreline would have been much higher in the Broch’s favour had it not been for the brilliance of veteran Strathspey keeper Stevie Dunn.

Strathspey managed to keep the score level until the 30th minute when Grant Noble struck to give the visitors the lead.

Only five minutes later and fraserburgh punished Strathspey again this time through Graham Johnston .

The home side kept their head up in the second half as Stevie Dunn kept them in the game but when they did muster an attack they could not break through the stubborn Broch defence.

Then, as the full time whistle was getting ready to be blown, Willie West scored his 16th league goal of the season to send Fraserburgh back up the road with a comfortable win.

The goal marks West’s 100th as a Broch player, an a milestone that top scorer Scott Barbour also reached this season last month against Buckie Thistle.

As Kris Hunter’s men continue in trying to win all their remaining fixtures, a goal set by the gaffer two weeks ago, they will next face a tough test when Clachnacuddin come calling to Bellslea this Saturday.

The Inverness side did not feature in league action last weekend, instead they suffered a narrow defeat in the Highland League Cup when they visited Wick Academy.

A Sam Mackay goal separated the two sides in a closely contested match and Fraserburgh will have to take their performance against Strathspey into Saturday’s match to come away with all three points.

The last time the sides met Fraserburgh won 2-1 at Grant Street Park and goals can be expected again this time the sides have scored a combined total of 127 goals this season.