United halted

GOAL: Fraser Watt scored the opening goal against East End, in a game that left Scot Robertson with a broken leg.'Picture: Submitted.
GOAL: Fraser Watt scored the opening goal against East End, in a game that left Scot Robertson with a broken leg.'Picture: Submitted.

After an enforced winter break, Fraserburgh United’s promotion charge faltered at East End on Saturday as they had to settle for a point against the Aberdeen side.

The result was sadly overshadowed due to the Broch’s Scot Robertson, making his first start since September, suffering a double fracture in his leg.

Following a horrific tackle from East End’s Dean Helson, Scot Robertson’s season was surely ended when the Broch player broke his leg. The 28th minute challenge received a straight red card, which Helson protested to the anger of United, but did little in improving the atmosphere around the ground for concerned fans.

United took the lead on 23 minutes when a lovely break saw Hay, C. Ritchie and Bisset pry open the left side of the East End defence with slick passing. Bisset then crossed from the byline, Hardy flapped at the cross and the ball fell kindly to Watt - 3-yards out - who blasted home.

United continued to soak up pressure with relative ease, with right back MacIntosh having a superb return to the starting eleven.

From a clearance, East End found found an equaliser. Innes tracked East End’s Jones to the byline where Jones showed good skill to turn the big centre half and square for Reynolds to lash home from 5-yards out.

Chances were rare in the second-half, and it was to little surprise to the spectators that the game ended in a draw on the day.