Mark Cowie, 300 Games in Charge

Yesterday’s 3-0 victory at home to Huntly clocked up Mark Cowie’s 300th game as manager. His record, which has a 70.17% success rate, is below;

TOTAL

COMPETITION P W D L F A
Aberdeenshire Cup 20 16 0 4 38 21
Aberdeenshire Shield 17 12 0 5 34 26
League 220 148 31 41 665 243
League Cup 14 7 0 7 35 18
Scottish Challenge Cup 4 0 0 4 4 8
Scottish Cup 19 11 0 8 32 34
Scottish League Cup 4 0 0 4 3 12
SPFL Play Off 2 1 0 1 2 3
GRAND TOTAL 300 195 31 74 813 365

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COMPETITION P W D L F A
Aberdeenshire Cup 9 7 0 2 17 6
Aberdeenshire Shield 5 4 0 1 11 6
League 111 71 14 26 360 124
League Cup 6 2 0 4 15 7
Scottish Challenge Cup 3 0 0 3 2 6
Scottish Cup 10 4 0 6 12 18
Scottish League Cup 2 0 0 2 3 7
SPFL Play Off 1 1 0 0 1 0
GRAND TOTAL 147 89 14 44 421 174

AWAY

COMPETITION P W D L F A
Aberdeenshire Cup 7 5 0 2 13 12
Aberdeenshire Shield 9 6 0 3 16 15
League 109 77 17 15 305 119
League Cup 7 5 0 2 19 9
Scottish Challenge Cup 1 0 0 1 2 2
Scottish Cup 9 7 0 2 20 16
Scottish League Cup 2 0 0 2 0 5
SPFL Play Off 1 0 0 1 1 3
GRAND TOTAL 145 100 17 28 376 181

NUETRAL VENUES (CUP FINALS)

COMPETITION P W D L F A
Aberdeenshire Cup 4 4 0 0 8 3
Aberdeenshire Shield 3 2 0 1 7 5
League Cup 1 0 0 1 1 2
GRAND TOTAL 8 6 0 2 16 10

Milestones at Bellslea

In the past week we have had some milestones achieved at the club. Bryan Hay made his 500th appearance at Huntly last Wednesday night and on Saturday Paul Young clocked up his 200th appearance at Inverurie Loco Works.

 

Bryan made his debut on Saturday 30th December 2006 away to Keith in a 2-2 draw scoring his first goal at home to Rothes in a 5-1 victory on Saturday 2nd May 2009. Bryan has made 501 appearances to date scoring 26 goals along the way.

 

Paul made his debut on Saturday 29th July 2017 in a 3-1 victory over Wick Academy at Bellslea. His first goal was scored against Inverurie Loco Work in a 3-1 victory at Bellslea on Wednesday 13th September 2017. To date Paul has scored 33 goals. Paul has only another 480 appearances to go to catch his dad!

 

 

3,600 games for Broch

Yesterday’s game at Inverurie Loco Works was our 3,600th competitive first team fixture. Below is the breakdown of games with some stats.

Biggest Home Victory: 13-0 versus Fort William (League) on Saturday 10th November 2018.

Biggest Away Victory: 10-0 versus Peterhead (League Cup) on Wednesday 14th August 1974 and 10-0 versus Fort William (League) on Saturday 9th September 2017.

Biggest Home Defeat: 0-8 versus Deveronvale (Aberdeenshire Cup) on Saturday 11th August 2001.

Biggest Away Defeat: 2-13 versus Ross County on Saturday 20th March 1965 in the League.

Most goals by an individual in a game: Bernard Morys scored seven goals against 30th Training Battalion away on Saturday 4th January 1947 in the League.

COMPETITION PLAYED WON DRAW LOST FOR AGAINST
Aberdeenshire Charity Cup 43 23 8 12 110 64
Aberdeenshire Cup 238 111 33 94 477 440
Aberdeenshire Shield 65 42 0 23 141 113
Aberdeenshire Centenary Cup 1 0 0 1 0 1
Bells Cup (East) 20 16 0 4 51 19
Dewar Shield 5 1 0 4 8 24
Drybrough Cup 3 2 0 1 5 3
Fleming Shield 7 4 0 3 20 12
 Highland League 2629 1197 440 992 5766 4940
Highland League Cup 244 105 34 105 516 492
League Play Off 2 0 0 2 1 3
Scottish Qualifying Cup 217 99 40 78 439 361
Scottish Consolation Cup 10 4 2 4 22 21
Scottish League Challenge Cup 4 0 0 4 4 8
Scottish Cup 87 30 11 46 159 200
Scottish League Cup 4 0 0 4 3 12
SFA North Region Cup 6 4 0 2 10 9
SPFL Pyramid Play Off 2 1 0 1 2 3
Scottish Supplementary Cup 13 7 3 3 23 18
Grand Total 3600 1646 571 1383 7757 6743

 

Marc Lawrence pens Bellslea deal

Fraserburgh Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of Marc Lawrence on an initial 6 month deal. Marc had been a free agent since returning from the USA recently and played as a trialist in last Saturday’s match against Deveronvale, coming off the bench in the second half.

The 24 year old midfielder will add strength and depth to Mark Cowie’s options in that area with his box to box running and eye for a goal. Of course Marc is no stranger to Broch fans having had two previous loan spells from Peterhead FC. Overall he has made 60 appearances for the Broch to date scoring 11 times, including four during our Scottish Cup run in 2015/16.

Everyone at Fraserburgh FC wishes Marc all the best for his future in a black and white shirt.

One in One Out at Bellslea

Fraserburgh FC are delighted to announce the signing of 23 year-old striker Josh Bolton from North Region Premier League side Aberdeen East End on a two and a half year deal.

The young forward has previous Highland League experience with Keith and Inverurie Loco Works and like Connor Wood, who also made switch from East End to the Broch, Josh has been instrumental in the junior sides Scottish Cup run this season and keeping them in the Premier League title hunt having only suffered one defeat so far.

Manager, Mark Cowie was looking to add to his attacking options and Josh will provide excellent competition in that department. Everyone at Fraserburgh FC wishes Josh all the best in a Broch shirt.

Heading out is Paul Campbell who has agreed to make the switch to Formartine United. Paul has been with the Broch since 2015/16 ironically making his debut against the Pitmedden side. His first goal came in a 4-0 win at Lossiemouth in the League Cup and he amassed 128 goals in 225 games, having made the step up from Junior football himself.

During Paul’s time with Fraserburgh FC he was a huge part of the title winning squad last season and won 3 Aberdeenshire Cup winner’s medals and 2 Aberdeenshire Shield winner’s medals, netting doubles in both the 2019/20 Shield Final and the 2020/21 Cup Final.

Everyone at Fraserburgh FC wishes Paul all the best for the future, apart from the next couple of matches!!

Watt signs contract extension

Fraserburgh FC are delighted to announce another of their talented youngsters has put pen to a contract extension. Logan Watt has agreed a deal which will see him continue in a black and white shirt until at least the summer of 2024. The young midfielder has featured 26 times this season netting on 5 occasions including an acrobatic effort against Turriff United.

The former Aberdeen Youth player made his debut against Wick Academy in July 2019 and notched his first goal for the club against Lossiemouth in February 2022. He now totals 55 appearances & 9 goals overall and has the ability to be a real creative force in the Broch midfield, manager Mark Cowie is especially happy to have him on board for the next 19 months.

Broch secure nap hand of contract extensions

Fraserburgh Football Club are delighted to announce that Paul Young, Ryan Cowie, William West and Zane Laird have agreed to renew their contracts until the summer of 2025 with Scott Barbour extending his contract until the summer of 2028.

Paul, Ryan, Willie and Scott were an integral part of last season’s Championship winning side whilst Zane has stepped up to the first team squad this season and netted his first goal for the club in the win at Strathspey Thistle back in August. Manager, Mark Cowie was keen to get all five to commit their futures to the club and was highly delighted that they did so.

Paul Young joined the club in the summer of 2017 from Turriff United and is homing in on 200 appearances for the Broch. He is seen as one of the most complete midfielders in the Highland League and has notched 32 goals to date.

Ryan also joined the club from Turriff United just over ten years ago and has become a mainstay at left back with over 300 matches behind him. His threat from set piece deliveries always makes him one to watch and he has bagged 27 goals for the club. Sadly, injuries have blighted this season for him so far but hopefully he is nearing full fitness again.

Scott’s exploits at the club need no introduction. 219 goals in 310 games to date and that doesn’t take into account his time away at Formartine United!! Last season Scott was named Highland League Player of the Year which was a fitting accolade on his contribution to the title success. There has been no let up this season with another 18 goals scored, including last Saturday’s winner against Buckie Thistle.

Willie’s contribution to the Broch over the last 19 years cannot be understated. Club captain, winner of multiple honours including lifting the League trophy against Forres Mechanics and now third behind Billy Gordon and Jimmy Young with 620 appearances for the club. He has also notched 164 goals which makes him fifth in the all-time goalscorers list only four behind Graham Johnston in fourth place.

At the other end of the spectrum Zane is just starting out on his first team career. He has come through the ranks and been a prolific scorer in the U18 and U21 teams. His goals this season are one of the big reasons the U21s are top of the GPH Builders Merchants Aberdeenshire League after six matches. He is definitely one to watch for the future.

 

Broch v Arbroath Ticket Information

Arbroath Ticket Update

Our Scottish Cup game with Arbroath is All Ticket and the home section tickets will be on sale at Bellslea Park on Monday evening from 6pm to 8pm. Other dates for sale or collection will be arranged for those unable to attend on Monday.

There will be one ticket automatically allocated for every Season Ticket Holder and / or Supporters Club Member so there is no need to get in touch, just come down to collect and pay for your ticket. If, as a Season Ticket Holder or Supporters Club Member you wish additional tickets then please email tickets@fraserburghfc.co.uk to order these. These can be collected on Monday evening or prepaid for collection later. Any tickets allocated to Season Tickets Holders or Supporters Club Members that haven’t been sold by the 20th November will be released for general sale.

All other supporters can purchase tickets on Monday night at the same time purely on a first come first served served basis.

Tickets are priced at £15 Adult and £10 Concession.

If you are unable to attend and would like the tickets posted to you then we can do that for an additional £1 postage fee. Email tickets@fraserburghfc.co.uk to arrange this.

Hospitality Members and those who have purchased a Hospitality Package for the game don’t need to do anything.

Away Tickets will be sold by Arbroath FC

Player Milestones – Logan Watt & Callum Kelly

Congratulations to Logan Watt who made his 50th appearance for the club in the 4-1 victory against Huntly on Wednesday night. The former Aberdeen Youth player who made his debut for the club against Wick Academy in July 2019 has featured regularly this season and has notched 8 goals in total including two in the League win at Turriff in October, one of which was a superb acrobatic effort. Logan who is only 19 has a great future ahead of him and hopefully many more appearances/goals in a black and white shirt.

Also belated congratulations to Callum Kelly who made his first team debut for the Broch in the recent Scottish Cup win over Stranraer, as a late substitute. Callum, who only turned 17 last month, has joined up with the first team squad after impressing in the U18s and U21s this season. The former Montrose Youth player has been banging in the goals with increasingly regularity and notched another brace in the 4-3 comeback win over Deveronvale U18s last Monday night. I’m sure it won’t be long before he gets his first goal at senior level.

Combe departs for Formartine United

Fraserburgh Football Club can confirm that Aidan Combe has left to join Formartine United for an undisclosed fee. The attacking midfielder/winger who joined the Broch from Keith’s youth team made 179 appearances scoring 27 times, including the club’s 7000th competitive goal in the match at home to Rothes in December 2015.

Aidan made an immense contribution during his time at Bellslea being part of the Highland League winning squad last season and being involved in 5 Aberdeenshire Cup winning finals and two Aberdeenshire Shield winning teams.

He was a popular figure in the dressing room and will be hugely missed around the club, everyone at the club would like to wish him all the best for the future.