Simply the West for Broch

Fraserburgh travelled Lossiemouth, Moray and took all three points after coming back from a goal down
Fraserburgh travelled Lossiemouth, Moray and took all three points after coming back from a goal down

Fraserburgh came back from a goal down to manage a win away from home against Lossiemouth for their first league victory in over a month.

The Broch conceded a goal in the 32nd minute when Lossiemouth midfielder Scott Miller shot a powerful goal from distance.

However, it only took Fraserburgh 10 minutes to equalise when a Dean Cowie free kick was headed in by Marc Dickson.

Things were even at half time, but it didn’t take too long for the Broch to take the lead.

Willie West headed in from a corner in the 69th minute.

Fraserburgh held on to their lead for the remainder of the game to secure a vital away win.

Assistant manager James Duthie said: “We needed to start well, but then Lossie opened the scoring with a terrific goal from Scott Miller after a well-worked move.

“We had made quite a lot of changes to the side which drew 3-3 against Cove Rangers on Tuesday night as quite a few of the players had been carrying knocks, so we tried to freshen it up.

“It was a bit of a gamble but it paid off in the end.

“We weren’t at our best, but, as usual, we were determined and dogged to see it out.

“Getting three points was what it was all about and we managed to do that by scrapping for everything.

“We did play some decent football, although we weren’t at our best by a long way.”

Lossiemouth manager claimed that his side had themselves to blame for losing the lead against the Broch.

He said: “There are fine margins in games, but we are disappointed not to have taken something from the game.

“We scored a tremendous opener but then we gave away a soft free kick, they scored from it and we didn’t deal with set pieces all afternoon.

“We didn’t defend the corner for their second goal very well either.”

The clash at Grant Park was the Broch’s first victory in November.

Fraserburgh’s next game is the Scottish Cup third round tie against Championship club Falkirk.