First game this weekend for new Broch manager


New Fraserburgh manager Mark Cowie is preparing for his first game in management this Saturday when his side welcome visitors Inverurie Loco Works to Bellslea Park in the Highland League.

For Cowie, who took over from now Formartine manager Kris Hunter, this will be his first of three remaining games this season and the new Broch boss cant wait to get started.

“I’m really excited going into the fixtures, It feels like its been ages since we had a game and both myself and the lads are eager to get back to normality.

“I’m just looking forward to getting going, getting the first game under my belt and taking things from there.

“You always know you’re going to get a tough game against the Locos.

“They’ve got a good set up, a good mixture of youth and experience and a strong catchment area for players.

“Last time we played them in the league was a 0-0 draw which was very surprising for us but also for them.

“At this time of year it can be tough, I think it’s the last game for them and the second last league game for us so you need to make sure the lads heads are still in it.

“I think whoever turns up on Saturday will likely come away with the win.

I need to make sure the lads are fully focused on the game and not thinking about the final.”

Cowie has also expressed that, even with the Shield final at the end of the month, his side still has ambition to finish as high up the league as possible.

“We know that if we win on Saturday then locos can’t catch us and if Turiff can do us a favour against Formartine then they can’t finish above us either so we will have a great chance of finishing third.

“It’s a bit frustrating that we’ve dropped down the league while other teams have been playing games in hand but I’m actually very happy with the way things have turned out and the position we’re in at the moment.”

As it stands Fraserburgh, along with Cove, Wick and Formartine can still finish in third spot while Locos can jump above Broch if they win on Saturday and Broch fail to beat Fort William in their last game of the season on May 9.

Cove still have three games to play and are best placed to finish third while Wick also have three games remaining.