Keith in comfortable win at Fraserburgh

Keith moved into second place in the Highland League with a remarkably comfortable win at Fraserburgh. A brace from Cammy Keith and a stunning Gary McNamee strike gave the visitors all three points in this encounter with their struggling opponents.

The blustery conditions at Bellslea suggested that it would be a scrappy opening to the game and that’s certainly how it panned out, with either side failing to gain control of the match, the only attempt on goal in the first quarter coming from Wayne McKay, his effort brushed by the post from Sean Keith’s corner to the edge of the box.

Sean was again the provider for his namesake Cammy, the big frontman got in a header from just inside the six-yard area, however he saw the effort flicked off the line by Courtney Cooper, on guard at the back post.

Again the Broch defence seemed to be caught sleeping as McKay managed to rattle in another effort from Leask at the edge of the box from a corner, however they fell foul of another somewhat controversial refereeing decision just ten minutes before the interval, as Derek Nicol was adjudged to have collapsed under the challenge of Bryan Hay, it was unclear as to what exactly had happened nonetheless Cammy Keith slotted the resulting spot-kick into the bottom corner.

Fraserburgh began the second half with a sense of intent, from the throw-in Marc Dickson gathered the ball and played into Graham Johnston in a promising position, but Shearer in the Keith goal managed to get his body behind it and deflect out for a corner.

However there was virtually nothing the home side could do about the second goal. From a clearance following a corner, Gary McNamee whacked an absolute thunderbolt of a strike past the hapless Paul Leask from almost 30 yards out, extending the visitors probably deserved lead.

But from then on the game may have had a twist to the storyline as Fraserburgh came close to immediately responding to the goal with one of their own. Johnston managed to shirk off a couple of challenges and bring the ball to the byline, and Robert Morrice was unlucky not to finish off the cutback after a well-worked move.

This was the fourth game in which Fraserburgh had failed to hit the back of the net, and at no point during this game did they look like ending that barren spell in front of goal.

Meanwhile Keith almost added a third as Stuart Walker with an almost salmon-like leap met the ball from the corner kick, and his header off the underside of the bar came back out to Cammy Keith who struck the woodwork again with a rebounded header that bounced back off the post.

And the game should really have been over as a contest just a matter of moments following that chance, Cammy Keith from the byline cut the ball back to the waiting Jonathan Smith who looked almost certain to score but slid the ball wide of the far post.

However, a lacklustre performance from a out-of-sorts Fraserburgh and a dominant Keith win was wrapped up in stoppage time by the League’s top scorer, a ball through from Craig Phillips opened up the Broch’s back line and Cammy Keith was on hand to slot past Leask.