33 days and counting for Fraserburgh fixtures

Bellslea Park
Bellslea Park

Last Saturday’s postponed game against Clachnacuddin marks the fourth fixture in a row that has been called off for Fraserburgh.

It also means that it will have been more than a month since Kris Hunter’s men had a competitive fixture, far from an ideal situation going into this weekends Highland League Cup tie against Wick Academy.

Wick also saw there match away to Rothes called off along with the Broch game and three of the five other fixtures.

Only two out of seven games were played in the Highland League card as Turiff United moved top of the table after beating Huntly 3-0 at home.

In the other match Cove Rangers and Inverurie Locos were involved in a five goal thriller with Cove coming away 3-2 winners at Allan Park.

Fraserburgh are still awaiting conformation of when the four fixtures against Lossiemouth, Fort William, Formartine and Clach will be rearranged for.

This Saturday however it will be a break from League action for all teams as the Breedon Aggregates Highland League Cup gets underway with the first round of fixtures.

As well as Fraserburgh against Wick the other fixtures will see Buckie Thistle take on Formartine United and Nairn County host Inverurie Locos.

The other fixtures are: Clach v Deveronvale, Cove v Keith, Forres v Rothes, Huntly v Turiff and Lossiemouth v Strathspey.

Going into this Saturday’s fixture , Wick have had an even longer spell without a game than the Broch.

The Highlanders have not played a competitive match since the 13th of December, a 2-2 draw against Fraserburgh at Bellslea.

Goals from Willie West and a late Marc Dickson penalty rescue a point for the Broch in that game but boss Kris Hunter was left frustrated as he felt his side did not play to their full capability.

The Broch will need to perform this weekend to get past the side sitting fourth in the Highland League table and to make a large improvement on their performance in last seasons Breedon Aggregates cup.

Fraserburgh were knocked out in the first round after losing 3-2 away to Huntly as Clach would go on to lift the trophy.