Barbour hits Fort for five as Burgh win 9-0

Scott Barbour and Graham Johnston.
Scott Barbour and Graham Johnston.

Scott Barbour continued to perform in a Fraserburgh shirt when, last weekend, the two-time Young Player of the Season netted five goals past a sorry Fort William side.

The empathic win has seen Fraserburgh make sixth spot in the Highland League their own, with as much as four games over the sides around them.

Theoretically, Fraserburgh could find themselves as high as second place when the calendar begins to clear and their missed fixtures, the result of a strong Scottish Cup showing, are played.

The Fort, meanwhile, prop the bottom of the Highland League with six points from their 19 games.

Fraserburgh started the game as they meant to continue on Saturday, putting their visitors to the sword with a quick, 12-minute double, Barbour opening the scoring with a header from close proximity before John Willox followed up shortly after.

The game was effectively over as a contest after just under 25 minutes played, Willox being brought to the ground for referee Calum Spence to point to the spot, Barbour calmly dispatching for his second of the day.

His hat-trick came after half-an-hour, but Barbour added a fourth in little time, picking up a Graham Johnston cross to turn this fixture into a rout.

The second-half started as the first ended, with the Burgh forcing their visitors into their own half, Paul Leak having little to do in his own box but admire the football.

Barbour fifth, and last of the day, came just three minutes after the restart, leaving the Fort defence hapless in preventing the Broch having a day to remember.

Johnston turned scorer himself before the hour mark, before captain Russell McBride and Steven Davidson both rounded off the impressive win.

Fraserburgh FC’s Supporters Club will be running a bus to the next away game, to Keith, on February 1. The bus will leave the harbour office at 12:45pm.