Fraserburgh made it three wins in a row on Saturday but were made to work for the victory against a dangerous Clachnacuddin team.
The home side had to come from behind twice but managed to wrap up all three points late on when at 2-2 Broch keeper Scott Cowe saved a penalty before Peter-Alexander Bruce scored from the resulting counter attack, before bagging himself a hat-trick and Broch a fourth shortly after.
Manager Kris hunter says that it was the most difficult game his team have played all season at Bellslea.
“It was a very difficult game and we needed the fourth goal to make things comfortable.
“The penalty changed the game, Scott Cowe’s made the save then we’ve gone up the park and scored.”
The gaffer said that it showed good character to come from behind twice but that despite the scoreline he was disappointed with his sides overall performance.
“Defensively we were disappointing. The goals we let in were two poor ones to concede but overall we weren’t good enough across the park, we didn’t play as well as we are capable of and the performance was far from pleasing.”
Statistics after the game showed that Fraserburgh had now scored 82 goals in 29 games and only league leaders Brora Rangers have scored more (110 goals in 26 games).
“We like to attack as we’ve shown all season but we’ve also shown that we are guilty of switching off and losing concentration to concede goals, that was definitely the case again on Saturday.
“Going into the games against Cove and Formartine we know to expect a difficult match so in a sense these games are easier than Saturdays.
“Clach didn’t surprise us, as we know they are dangerous but we didn’t expect the game to be quite so difficult.”
After Wednesday’s game with Formartine at North Lodge Park Fraserburgh will travel to Kynoch to play Keith on Saturday, before another midweek game against rivals Peterhead in the Aberdeenshire Shield on the Tuesday.
The Fraserburgh FC supporters club will be running a bus to the Keith game on Saturday 14th March.
The bus will leave from the Elizabethan Bar at 12:45pm and pick up at the Harbour Office on its way to the match.