Lack of consistency peeves Burgh boss

Kris Hunter.
Kris Hunter.

Fraserburgh Football Club’s manager, Kris Hunter, has said that his side did not deserve to lose against Formartine United last weekend.

The Burgh manager has said that there was nothing between the two sides, and, despite their hosts’ exploits in their midweek thumping of Huntly, Fraserburgh were never going to get beaten by Formartine 10-0.

“We possibly deserved a draw, we definitely didn’t deserve to win the game, and I don’t think Formartine did neither.

“I was really disappointed in the way we played the game. I thought it was probably the poorest we’ve played in a long time.

“There was no energy to our play, we never got the ball down and passed it - we didn’t look a threat up front - and it it looked like the last few weeks, with midweek games, had taken its toll on us,” the manager said.

Equally, Hunter continues to be disappointed by a lack of consistency around his side’s performances. Despite going on an impressive unbeaten run at the midpoint of the Highland League season, a stop-start end to the campaign has seen them lose ground on the leading pack.

“It annoys me a wee bit that if we played anywhere near like we did against Cove, we would have won the game comfortably.

“We’re capable of beating any team in the league, it’s just this lack of consistency that’s stopping us from getting to the next level, in my view,” he commented.

For a team that has spent a fraction of the money the sides above them have, however, Hunter’s Burgh side continue to lead the way in what a properly developed youth system can provide.

Reflecting, Hunter added: “They’ve spent heavily and invested in their team.

“That’s probably the positives we can take, that we don’t need money to put a team, that’s capable of competing, in the Highland League.”

Hunter will take his young, competitive squad back to the Bellslea this Saturday for the club’s second to last home fixture of the season, a tie against Huntly, a side who will also have something to prove after playing Formartine.