Dons batter Broch

Aberdeen ran out comfortable 9-1 winners against Fraserburgh.

Aberdeen ran out comfortable 9-1 winners against Fraserburgh.

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Fraserburgh hosted an Aberdeen XI side on Monday night, inviting the city team to try their luck against the Burgh. And with 10 goals between the sides, it was a thriller.

With the night beginning to get nippy, a vocal crowd of supporters for both sides turned out to the meeting which saw Broch lad Jamie Masson ply his trade for the Dons, as well as get on the scoresheet.

The Dons controlled the tempo of the game for most of it, dictating a pace which saw Burgh chances come at a premium, highlighted by a scoreline of Fraserburgh 1-9 Aberdeen.

Speaking after the showcase piece, which saw the Broch give run-outs to PA Bruce and players yet to establish themselves in the first-team, assistant manager Mike Cormack spoke with The Fraserburgh Herald.

He said: “We’ve got to be better than we were. In all departments, we’ve got to work harder.

“If you don’t work hard in games, you don’t get anything.

“The scorelines don’t really matter in these games, it’s how you perform on the park,” he added.

“‘Desire’ is the biggest word we can use.

“Some of our players need to realise they’ve got to work a lot a harder,” Cormack commented.

Addressing a lack of goals in the Fraserburgh team this season, which has not been helped by the absence of Scott Barbour, who has work commitments, and the injury sustained by PA Bruce during his time at Peterhead, the assistant manager explained that, while Barbour had been a miss, “It’s a long season, there’s lots of games coming up, so we’ve got to get on with it.”