Broch end season with win

Action from Broch v Fort William
Action from Broch v Fort William
  • Broch beat Fort William 3-2 away
  • OG levels match for visitors as Noble and Davidson score to ensure Broch finish fifth
  • Result is Mark Cowie’s first win in management

Fraserburgh finished their Highland League campaign with a win at Claggan Park as Mark Cowie’s side left Fort William as 3-2 victors.

The result means that Fraserburgh finish fifth in the league table having won 19 matches, drawn seven and lost eight.

It was the home side who drew first blood when they scored after 15 minutes, James Whyte finished off a Ian MacLellan cross from inside the box.

Fort were unlucky to concede an own goal when Keith Millar put Graham Johnston’s cross past his own keeper later on.

Fraserburgh took the lead five minutes into the second half when Jordi Walker broke down the right channel and crossed the ball in for Grant Noble to score.

The home side levelled the match only five minutes later when Whyte drilled home his second goal of the game from 18 yards.

However, Fraserburgh secured the win shortly after the hour mark when Steven Davidson stabbed the ball home from close range following a corner.

The result meant a first win in management for Mark Cowie and the Broch boss said he was relieved to get the victory under his belt.

“I’m really glad to get my first win and was especially pleased with the result due to the squad we brought to Fort William.

“There were a lot of young guys in the team and Adam Cross came on to make his first team debut.

“He’s 17 years old and a player we have high hopes for, since I took over as boss he’s certainly been one of the best youngsters at the club.”

Cowie also stressed the importance of conceding less while acknowledging the improvement of Fort over the past season.

“I’ve told the boys we need to keep clean sheets, the attacking players we have are capable of scoring against any team so not conceding will mean we win more games.

“Fort William have improved a lot over the last year or so and I don’t think teams will be travelling there and getting easy games anymore.”