Welcome back Greg Buchan

Fraserburgh FC are delighted to announce that Greg Buchan has returned to the club following his transfer from Huntly. The 24 year old midfielder made his debut for the club against Strathspey Thistle in July 2016 and scored his first goal four weeks later against Cove Rangers in a 2-2 draw at Christie Park. In total Greg amassed 16 goals, including a double against Fort William in the 13-0 home win in November 2018 over 117 appearances.

Having been loaned out to Deveronvale during the 2020/21 season, he then signed for Huntly in June 2021 and was instrumental in helping the club to last season’s Aberdeenshire Shield Final against Banks O’ Dee.

Manager Mark Cowie made no secret of his happiness to be reunited with Greg. “We are delighted to get Greg back at the club as we know that we weren’t the only interested party in him. We made a decision last year that saw Greg leave us and go to Huntly but that decision was made with Greg’s best interests in mind. At the time Grant Campbell was a big part of our team and Greg’s game time was not what he was looking for. We could have kept him at the club and he would have featured in our games, but we felt that for Greg to develop into the player we know he could be, then we would have to let him spread his wings a bit and play more regularly at another club. Since he has moved he has improved quite a bit in terms of his confidence and how he puts his stamp on games. I’ve known and coached Greg since he was around 13 years old and have always known the ability and potential he has had. Circumstances within our squad changed in the summer and had a big impact in our midfield area. With the resigning of Greg, I now feel we are stronger as a group in that area than we maybe were when we went in to the Premier Sports Cup games. Greg is excellent on the ball but can also press and be energetic too. He has a very good footballing brain and can see things change on the park and therefore adapt and keep playing his part in the games. All in all I’m really looking forward to seeing him back at the Bellslea and think he will continue to go from strength to strength at our club. He has already fitted straight back in to the squad and I’m really looking forward to working with him again”.

Everyone at Fraserburgh FC wishes Greg all the best on his return to the club

Welcome aboard Connor Wood

Fraserburgh FC are delighted to announce the signing of Connor Wood from North Region Junior side Aberdeen East End on a two year contract. The 22 year old was thrown straight into the action in Wednesday night’s Evening Express Aberdeenshire Cup Quarter Final match, netting a spot kick in the epic penalty shootout which the Broch won 11-10.

Manager, Mark Cowie, outlined why the club were keen to bring Connor to the club. “We have been watching him since the beginning of the season and have been impressed with his performances. We lost a few players in the summer and since then have always been looking to add to the squad, but it had to be the right fit. We were patient in our pursuit to make sure it would work for both parties and we are delighted with the outcome and getting the deal over the line. Connor will bring pace and power to the side but he can also play and showed already he can knock the ball about. He has a good eye for goal and an all round calmness to his play. He is a good kid who I think will fit right at home here and I look forward to working with him and seeing this phase of his career develop with us”.

Everyone at Fraserburgh FC wishes Connor all the best in a Black and White shirt.

Kyle Wood makes first team debut

Congratulations to Kyle Wood, pictured below, who made his competitive debut for the first team in last night’s SPFL Trust Trophy match against St. Johnstone B and gave a composed and assured performance. He had been involved in some of the Broch’s pre season friendlies and featured in the last couple of squads as an unused substitute.

Kyle, who turned 16 in April, played as a trialist for the U18s last season and will continue his development in both the U18s & U21s this term. The former Dyce Boys club player has also been loaned out to Stoneywood Parkvale Juniors this season where he will gain valuable experience and playing time against battle hardened opponents.

He is another young player who has the talent and ability to go a long way in the game, hopefully in a Broch shirt.

Arrabest Lewis Duncan

Everyone at Fraserburgh Football Club would like to wish Lewis Duncan all the best for his new adventure in the United States at Iowa Lakes Community College.

The flame haired former Aberdeen youth player signed for the Broch in 2020 making his debut against Inverurie Loco Works in an Aberdeenshire Cup match in November. He made 53 appearances for the club in total scoring 12 times and helping them to Aberdeenshire Cup success in 2020/21 and of course the Highland League title last season.

Lewis will be trying out for the Lakers Soccer team hoping to win a place on their roster for 2022/23.

600 up for Willie West

Saturday’s match against Buckie Thistle saw Willie West rack up his 600th competitive appearance for the club. Willie made his debut a couple of weeks short of his 16th birthday against Fort William in November 2003. He scored his first goal for the Broch away to Buckie Thistle on 21st January 2006 and has amassed 161 goals in total which places him 6th in the club’s all time top scorers table. Willie has twice scored 4 goals in a match for the Broch both against Deveronvale at the Bellslea, firstly in October 2017 in a 7-3 romp and then again in August 2018 in a 5-1 win. He has also notched 4 other hat-tricks twice away to Fort William and one each against Keith and Turriff United.

Willie sits behind Billy Gordon (721) and Jimmy Young (680) in overall appearance for the club. He is one of the most decorated players in the Broch’s history winning the Highland League once, lifting the trophy as club captain last season, the Highland League Cup once against Cove Rangers in May 2006 when he scored one of the goals in a 4-1 win. He was also part of the team that won the last ever Qualifying Cup Final against Keith at Banff six months later. Add to that 5 Aberdeenshire Cup winners medals, including scoring both goals against Formartine United in the 2019/20 final and 3 Aberdeenshire Shield winners medals that’s quite an impressive haul.

Hopefully there will be a few more finals and winners medals before the veteran, who has turned out in almost every position in a Black and White shirt, hangs up his boots.

Congratulations Willie from all at Fraserburgh FC on your achievements so far.

 

Ethan Sutherland makes first team debut

Congratulations to Ethan Sutherland who made his competitive debut for the first team as a substitute during Tuesday night’s Premier Sports Cup match against Partick Thistle.

Ethan, who just turned 16 last month, featured for both the U18 and U21 teams last season scoring twice in 15 appearances and will no doubt continue his development in both teams again this term. He is another young player who has the talent and ability to go a long way in the game, hopefully in a Broch shirt.

Ross Taylor first team debut

Congratulations to Ross Taylor who made his competitive debut for the first team as a late substitute during Tuesday night’s Premier Sports Cup match against Montrose.

Ross, 17, featured for both the U18 and U21 teams last season scoring 10 goals in 23 appearances and will no doubt continue his development in both again this term. He is another young player who has the talent and ability to go a long way in the game, hopefully in a Broch shirt.

 

Jordan, Connor & Jamie make debuts against Killie

Congratulations to Jordan Guild (28), Connor Grant (18) and Jamie Maclellan (17) who all made their competitive debut for the club in yesterday’s Premier Sports Cup match against Kilmarnock.

Jordan played the whole game having just signed for the club during the week after impressing during our pre-season matches. Both Connor and Jamie came on in the second half and all three players acquitted themselves very well against their Premiership opponents.

I’m sure all three of them will go on to make many more appearances in a Broch shirt.

Player Round Up

Fraserburgh FC are delighted to announce the signing of Jordan Guild. The former Aberdeen Youth and Fraserburgh United player joins the club on a two year contract. Manager, Mark Cowie, had been impressed with the 28 year-old during his displays as a trialist in our three pre season matches.

“Jordan was recommended to us by a few different sources and one we have kept a close eye on. He is an athletic lad and gets about the park well. He has a composure on the ball also that will soon be seen as he settles in to the side. We have to thank Russell McBride and Fraserburgh United for their assistance with this deal as they have allowed us to have a proper look at Jordan in our training and a couple of friendlies which he has showed up really well in. We needed additions in midfield and Jordan comes in to bulk us up a bit in there. We lost Grant Campbell over the close season and we know that will be quite a void to fill. Jordan is his own player and has a different style to Grant but he will add to what we already have and I’m looking forward to seeing his Fraserburgh FC career go from strength to strength”.

Jordan will go straight into the squad for today’s match against Kilmarnock.

Also stepping up to the first team squad are Jamie MacLellan and Zane Laird. Both players have penned one year deals and have featured regularly for the U18s and U21s over the past few years. Jamie (17) and Zane (18) who had a spell on loan at Buchanhaven Hearts last year, are likely to be loaned out for the coming season as well as featuring in our Aberdeenshire League matches.

Pre Season Round Up

Elgin City Borough Briggs Centenary Tournament, Elgin City v Fraserburgh, Saturday 25th June 2022

Fraserburgh FC began their pre-season preparations with a trip to Elgin to take on hosts City in their Borough Briggs centenary tournament. The home side took the lead on 17 minutes thanks to Brian Cameron’s spot kick and extended their lead on the stroke of half time when Jake Dolzanski netted.

The second half lacked any real rhythm with both sides making numerous changes and with no further goals it was the home side which qualified for tomorrow’s final with the Broch having to settle for the 3rd/4th place play off.

Full Time: Elgin City 2 Fraserburgh 0

Fraserburgh: Edward Flinn, Ross Aitken, Bryan Hay, Jordan Guild (Logan Watt 62), Jamie Maclellan (Zane Laird 62), Paul Young, Aidan Combe (Kieran Simpson 62), William West, Lewis Duncan (Rogan Reed 62), Sean Butcher (Ryan Sargent 62), Scott Barbour (Ethan Sutherland 75).

Elgin City Borough Briggs Centenary Tournament, Fraserburgh v Inverurie Loco Works, Sunday 26th June 2022

Fraserburgh secured 3rd place in the Borough Briggs Centenary Tournament thanks to two first half goals. Ryan Sargent fired home a low stinging shot on 18 minutes and Zane Laird put pressure on the Locos defence which resulted in an own goal just before the break. Locos tried to get back into the game after the break with Robert Ward coming close on two occasions whilst Sean Butcher came close to extending the Broch’s lead.

Full Time: Fraserburgh 2 Inverurie Loco Works 0

Fraserburgh: Sam Inglis, Ross Aitken, Bryan Hay (Callum Kelly 60), Connor Grant, Kieran Simpson, Rogan Reed (Sean Butcher 60), Jamie Beagrie, Logan Watt (Jordan Guild 46), Zane Laird (Ethan Sutherland 60), Aidan Combe (Jamie Maclellan 74), Ryan Sargent.
Sub not used: William West.
Goalscorers: Ryan Sargent (18), Own Goal (45).

Friendly, Fraserburgh v Aberdeen East End, Saturday 2nd July 2022

The Broch played their final pre-season friendly against Aberdeen junior side East End at a very wet Bellslea Park. The home side went ahead through Ryan Sargent after five minutes and the same player netted on 22 minutes after combining with Lewis Duncan. The aforementioned Duncan then made it 3-0 on the half hour when he crashed home a shot from the edge of the area.

After the break substitute Sean Butcher nodded home a Scott Barbour corner on the hour. Barbour then helped himself to a goal from the penalty spot on 75 minutes after Zane Laird had been wiped out by an East End defender. The young Broch striker got on the scoresheet himself two minutes later tapping home from close range after Willie West’s effort had been blocked by the visitor’s keeper.

All in all a good workout for the home side who can now look forward to the Premier Sports Cup matches against Kilmarnock, Montrose, Stenhousemuir & Partick Thistle with excitement and relish.

Full Time: Fraserburgh 6 Aberdeen East End 0

Fraserburgh: Joe Barbour (Paul Leask 46), Ross Aitken, Connor Grant (Jamie Maclellan 46), Rogan Reed (Sean Butcher 46), Kieran Simpson, Jordan Guild, Logan Watt, William West, Ryan Sargent (Zane Laird 46), Lewis Duncan, Scott Barbour.

Goalscorers: Ryan Sargent (5 & 22), Lewis Duncan (30), Sean Butcher (60), Scott Barbour (75, pen), Zane Laird (77).