United down to bare bones but come away with point

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Fraserburgh United settled for a point in Aberdeen as the drew 1-1 with Sunnybank.

United went into the match with only two substitutes named on the bench, one of whom was manager Stuart Noble.

Matters were made worse for the Junior Broch side when striker Fraser Watt had to come off early on to be replaced by Reece Donaldson.

Watt was understandably concerned about a reoccurrence of a knee injury which kept him out of action for 18 months but thankfully the attacker has been cleared and should and should only be out for a few weeks.

Sunnybank took the lead after half an hour when their striker capitalised on a slip from Malcolm Maitland and the ball into the box wasn’t dealt with allowing the home side to take the lead.

The second half was a different story as United created more chances.

10 minutes into the half and Maitland provided a excellent diagonal ball to Steven Lawrence who skinned the Sunnybank full back and squared for Jake West to tap in from six yards.

United had other opportunities as Jake West had two one on one shots with the keeper go wide while gaffer Stuart Noble came on and missed a late opportunity when he took a touch rather than shoot inside the box.

Fraserburgh ended the game with 10 men as David Ross was sent off for violent conduct but the referee would blow straight after the resulting free kick.

Next up for United are league leaders Bridge of Don thistle.