Burgh hungry for more Cup success

Fraserburgh FC are hungry for more success in the Scottish Cup after a memorable run this season that saw them reach the fourth round of the competition for the first time since 1954.

Along the way, the Burgh had beaten Civil Service Strollers and Edinburgh City before claiming their biggest scalp in Montrose with a late winner under torrential rain.

With time to reflect on the campaign, manager Kris Hunter spoke to us about how the side were feeling following their defeat to Stenhousemuir last fortnight.

He said: “I think it was a great experience for everyone involved in the club.

“We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our adventure in the Scottish Cup. I think our best performance was certainly down at Stenhousemuir.

“We should have been in front in the game. We were always going to be the underdog, but if anybody had been coming to watch the game [they] would have thought we were the home team the way way we went into them in the first-half.

“Paul Leask hasn’t had a save to make, really. I know somebody in the stats have said they’ve had 14 attempts on goal, or something like that, but it certainly wasn’t the game I was seeing.”

He manager also commented on the atmosphere created by the home and travelling support, saying that many players were coming off the pitch at Stenhousemuir saying they had never experienced something like that before.

“I think it makes everybody hungry. We’ve experienced that in two games now, with the Montrose game first of all here when it was just an unbelievable atmosphere, then when we went down to Stenhousemuir.

“The backing from the support was incredible,” he added.

Following the game, Stenhousemuir were drawn against Scottish League Two side Albion Rovers, to be played in February.

For Fraserburgh, it will not be until next season that they once again try to make something of the Scottish Cup, in the meantime focusing their attention squarely on finishing as high as they can in the Highland League.