B&B giving hope of fine end to Burgh’s season

PA Bruce has seen a pairing with Scott Barbour become beneficial to them both.
PA Bruce has seen a pairing with Scott Barbour become beneficial to them both.

Forget Suarez and Sturridge, the Burgh’s own strike partnership of Barbour and Bruce has seen spectators at the Bellslea enjoy goals aplenty this season.

Scott Barbour, a two-time Young Player of the Year winner with Fraserburgh, has seen a pairing with former Peterhead man, and Fraserburgh loanee, Peter Alexander Bruce pay dividends for both his own goal tally this campaign and his hometown side.

Brought in after a loan spell last term, Bruce’s impact was not an immediate one. Having spent time on the sidelines with an injury in the opening stages, and often finding himself operating from the right, his first goal would not come until October in the Aberdeenshire Shield.

Since then, however, he and Barbour have scored a total of 24 goals for the Burgh.

Commenting on the pairing, club captain Russell McBride said: “They’re really important, because if either of them get injured we haven’t got anymore,” he joked.

“If you look at the boys, it’s all midfielders and defenders after that.

“Fig’s proves himself over the last two, three year, and PA wasn’t very fit at the start of the season, but he’s coming back to his normal self again and he’s proving his worth to the team.

“PA’s starting to score goals as well. His downfall was scoring goals, the amount of one-on-ones PA has missed, and two-three yard shots at goal, is unbelievable, but he’s starting to find his form now and he’s starting to get the goals.”

Fraserburgh host Rothes on Saturday, March 8, at Bellslea Park. The game, which will see the Burgh host the strugglers, is the first time both sides have met this Highland League campaign.

“Obviously, they’re not in a good position at the moment, down at the bottom of the table, but they’re scrapping for points every week so it’ll be hard-fought game,” the skipper added on Saturday’s opposition, Rothes.

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