Broch held by Brora in goalless draw

The Broch were left with a point last Saturday as both themselves and visitors Brora Rangers shared the spoils in the goalless draw, a game which, while lacking goals, did not lack excitement.

The result, however, means that eleventh placed Fraserburgh are likely to be chasing the leading pack until the close of the season, finding themselves 14 points adrift of leaders Wick Academy.

Despite attacking in waves, the Broch were unable to break the Brora defence throughout the game, while the visitors had two goals given offside with Kris Hunter’s side playing the trap for effecting results.

Returning to home duties, the Broch started well enough, Zac Conway running the ball down the left-hand side before release his shot, blasting wide of its target.

Conway again threatened minutes later when a cross from the right forced Ally Ridgers to put a stop to the move from within his box.

Meanwhile, Brora also pushed for a break in the game, their attacking moves, however, often breaking down due to the Broch’s reading of the game.

Andrew Greig, for example, ran the ball through the Broch half for Liam Baxter to fire a shot that deflected into the back of the net, the offside flag raising to rule it out.

The visitors then hit the post from 20 yards, Paul Leask in the Broch goal left beaten by a Ross Grant effort.

In the second-half, the Broch continued to pile on the pressure, but Ridgers was proving to be in fine form, the Brora ‘keeper stopping a goal-bound Scott Barbour effort at close
range.

A second Brora goal was given the offside treatment as the game ran on, Ross Grant seeing the flag go up for his shot.

As time faded on the game, both sides continued to look for a goal between them, Graham Johnston providing the last noteworthy effort of the day with his on-target header, only to see it cleared by Stuart Golabeck.

A supporters is scheduled to run to Lossiemouth on January 19, leaving the harbour office at 12:30pm.