United hammer Glentanar in only junior league game

Neil Hay was man of the match against Glentanar
Neil Hay was man of the match against Glentanar

Fraserburgh United’s home match against Aberdeen side Glentanar was the only PMAC Group First division East game not to be called of this weekend, and the junior Broch side notched a convincing win.

Stuart Noble’s men won 4-0 against the Woodside outfit and moved into the middle of the league table.

The first goal came on the half hour mark, with the wind on their back United took a short corner which was then crossed in and met by Jake West who took the ball down inside the box, spun, and hit a left footed shot low into the bottom left corner of the goal.

Shortly after Glentanar had there best chance of the game when they hit the woodwork but United managed to hold on and take a 1-0 lead into the second half.

The home side doubled there lead 15 minutes into the second half with a need move down the left hand channel. Aaron Garden broke into the box, past a defender, rounded the keeper then played the ball across the face of the goal for Jake west to tap in. However, a Glentanar defender slid in front of West to knock the ball in for an own goal.

The Broch went 3-0 up in the 72nd minute. A good passing move between Bruce Paterson and Euan Taylor gave Paterson the chance to fire a 25 yard shot a goal. The effort took a deflection which carried it past the Glentanar keeper into the bottom corner.

Fraser Watt finished off the scoring for United in the last 10 minutes getting on the end of a Callum Reid cross to volley home from inside the box.

Glentanar finished the match with 10 men as they had a player sent of for a second bookable offence late on.

Stuart Noble’s side now make it two wind out of two in January and are sitting sixth in the league with games in hand over the majority of sides above them.

The manager and former United player said: “It’s three more points and helps us climb up the table, that’s the main thing to take away from Saturday.

“For me I’m very happy because it’s another clean sheet.

“We know we’re capable of scoring goals in this side but it has always been myself and my assistant Charles West’s aim to improve this sides defence.”I think it goes without saying that if you have a good defence you will win games.”

Next up for United is an away fixture to Aberdeen side Lewis United.

“Earlier in the season we beat them 6-4 in a very back and forth game.

“I remember them having a tall striker who was banging in goals at the start of the season and if he’s playing he’ll cause problems for us to deal with.”

With two games in hand, United look to be in with a chance of winning the league.