Stonehaven cruise into second round as United slip to another defeat

FRASERBURGH United’s wretched run of form continued as they slipped to a sixth successive defeat, this time in the GA Engineering Cup, at Glenury Park, Stonehaven on Saturday.

United gave starts to Dannys Buchan and Cowe, whilst Scott Falconer got the nod to partner Iain Bisset upfront.

With the opening exchanges uneventful, it took Stonehaven until the 16min to grab a fortunate lead.

Sinclair’s kick out was seized upon by Horne who drove down the left and crossed low where Winton stuck out a leg and saw the ball flick his shin and spin up over Sinclair into the net.

United fought back and Watt drew a good save from Smith on the half-hour mark, while Sinclair came to United’s rescue moments later when he dove bravely at Cambell’s feet.

Right on half-time United conceded a killer second goal.

Croll played the ball over the Broch defence and Horne – looking at least three yards offside – raced in on goal where Sinclair brought him crashing to the ground.

The Broch keeper escaped with a fortunate booking and United’s Ross also saw yellow for his protests. Horne gathered himself and netted from the spot.

Stonehaven looked to barely be in third gear as the second half progressed but this was more than enough to keep the Broch at bay.

United sub Lawrence briefly breathed life into his side when replacing Falconer after an hour but further goals from McIntosh on 64 minutes and a last-minute tap in by Stewart sealed a comfortable win for the home side.

Fraserburgh Utd: Sinclair, Downie, Ross, Innes, Buchan, Watt, Rollo, Ritchie, Falconer, Cowie, Bisset. Subs: Lawrence, Reid, Taylor, Forbes