Breedon Scottish Highland Football League, Fraserburgh v Clachnacuddin, Saturday 8th October 2022

A youthful Clach side made the trip south to the Bellslea and nearly found themselves a goal down in 3 minutes when Scott Barbour’s cross just evaded the outstretched leg of Zane Laird. Six minutes later a driving run by Greg Buchan released Connor Wood inside the box who saw his shot save by Daniel Rae. Barbour then curled in a free kick which William West headed wide.

The home side took the lead on 19 minutes when Barbour’s cross was deflected into the path of Ross Aitken who knocked the ball home at the back post from close range for his first goal for the club. Four minutes later a Barbour free kick from the left was met by the head of Bryan Hay only for Rae to make a good save down to his right.

Clach’s first venture up the field saw Robbie Thompson fire in a 25 yarder which Joe Barbour pushed away, Alisdair Riddle retrieved the ball and crossed for James Anderson who headed straight at Barbour. Barbour then latched onto a mistake by Gary Warren but he could only screw his shot wide. Alasdair Gillies then shot wide after being set up by Lewis Mackenzie on 34 minutes.

A minute later Wood drove down the right and crossed for Barbour who headed wide of Rae’s goal. Thompson then tried his luck from a free kick but Barbour pulled off a routine save on 41 minutes.

Half Time: Fraserburgh 1 Clachnacuddin 0

The home side had obviously been given a rocket at the break as within six minutes the doubled their lead. Greg Buchan managed to find space on the right and cut the ball back for Logan Watt to rifle the ball home from ten yards. Five minutes later Watt had a go from 25 yards which produced a good save from Rae.

The third goal duly arrived on 58 minutes when Barbour held off his defender before crossing for Aitken to nod home at the back post. Sean Butcher crossed for Ryan Sargent who saw his first time effort deflected wide. It was 4-0 on 76 minutes when substitute Butcher got on the end of West’s square ball to tap the ball home.

Two minutes later Warren was penalised for handball inside the penalty area. Aitken surprisingly stepped up but his tame effort was easily saved by Rae to deny the full-back his hat-trick. The fifth goal was only delayed by a minute when Paul Campbell raced onto a short back-pass by Gillies and rounded Rae to slot the ball into an empty net. Three minutes from the end Paul Young fired in a shot which whistled wide.

Full Time: Fraserburgh 5 Clachnacuddin 0

Fraserburgh: Joe Barbour, Ross Aitken, William West, Bryan Hay, Paul Young, Logan Watt, Jamie Beagrie, Connor Wood (Paul Campbell 71), Greg Buchan, Scott Barbour (Sean Butcher 71), Zane Laird (Ryan Sargent 71).
Sub not used: Kieran Simpson, Sam Inglis.
Goalscorers: Ross Aitken (19 & 59), Logan Watt (51), Sean Butcher (76), Paul Campbell (79).

Clachnacuddin: Daniel Rae, Shaun Sutherland, Alisdair Riddle, Ben Cormack, Gary Warren, Alasdair Gillies, Lewis Mackenzie (Connor Bunce 70), Martin Callum, James Anderson, Robbie Thompson (Blair Lawrie 76), Ross Logan (Kieran Chalmers 66).
Subs not used: Owen Galbraith.

Match Officials – Referee: Joel Kennedy, Assistant Referees: Caryl Potten & Andy Stephenson.



Date Time League Season Full Time
8 October 2022 3:00 pm Highland League (Breedon) 2022/2023 90'


Bellslea Park
22 Seaforth St, Fraserburgh AB43 9BB, UK


ClubHalf TimeFull TimeGoals


21Joe Barbour Goalkeeper
3Bryan Hay Defender
6Paul Young Midfielder
7Jamie Beagrie Midfielder
8William West Midfielder
11Scott Barbour 17 Forward
12Connor Wood 19 Forward
14Logan Watt Midfielder 50'
18Zane Laird Forward
16Greg Buchan Midfielder
22Ross Aitken Defender 19', 58'
5Kieran Simpson Defender
Paul Campbell 18 Forward 80'
17Sean Butcher 11 Forward 76'
19Ryan Sargent 12 Midfielder
23Sam Inglis Goalkeeper

Manager: Mark Cowie
Coach: Alex Mair
Assistant Manager: James Duthie
Coach: Antony Sherlock
Physio: Sarah Robertson
Kit Man: Derek Strachan
Goalkeeping Coach: Paul Swanston

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