Scottish FA Cup 3rd Round, Fraserburgh v Arbroath, Saturday 26th November 2022

The Broch started their Scottish Cup 3rd round match against Arbroath brightly with Scott Barbour putting in a dangerous cross into the visitor’s area which found Sean Butcher at the near post, but he sent his effort wide of the post.

The home side continued to press their higher league opponents and Barbour raced clear of a static defence past keeper Derek Gaston and his net bound shot from an acute angle was cleared off the line by Richard Little, the rebound fell to Lewis Davidson, and he saw his shot from the edge of the box headed clear by Scott Bitsindou.

On 13 minutes Barbour went close again with Gaston doing well to tip over the Broch striker’s effort. Two minutes later Arbroath posed their first serious threat when Little saw his shot blocked. On 17 minutes the visitors took the lead when Scott Allan threaded the ball through to Robert Linn who took the ball in stride before curling a shot past Joe Barbour.

Seven minutes before the break Marcel Oakley set up Michael McKenna but he could only screw the ball past the far post under pressure from Kieran Simpson. Two minutes later Ross Aitken was booked for a challenge on Allan.

Half Time: Fraserburgh 0 Arbroath 1

Arbroath took control after the break and on 53 minutes Linn should have done better when released on the left, but his shot slipped past Barbour’s far post. Bryan Hay was yellow carded for simulation inside the visitor’s box and at the other end McKenna fired in a shot which just cleared the crossbar.

Both sides made a number of substitutions as the match entered the final quarter. On 84 minutes Paul Young could not get enough purchase on a shot and it went tamely wide. Three minutes later Paul Campbell and Barbour combined on the left and the ball found its way to Connor Wood who managed to get a shot on the turn which Gaston did well to save.

As the Broch pushed forward for an equaliser Arbroath broke away with a long ball in behind the home defence and Linn slotted the ball past Barbour into the net. He almost netted again in injury time when Gaston’s long clearance found him in space but this time the Arbroath sharpshooter slid the ball past the post.

Full Time: Fraserburgh 0 Arbroath 2

Fraserburgh: Joe Barbour, Lewis Davidson (Paul Campbell 69), Bryan Hay, Kieran Simpson, Paul Young, William West, Scott Barbour, Greg Buchan, Sean Butcher (Connor Wood 78), Ryan Sargent (Logan Watt 69), Ross Aitken.
Sub not used: Callum Kelly, Zane Laird, Kyle Wood, Paul Leask.

Arbroath: Derek Gaston, Marcel Oakley, Colin Hamilton, Richard Little, Thomas O’Brien, David Gold (Kieran Shanks 80), Michael McKenna, Scott Bitsindou, Scott Allan (Deri Corfe 75), Florent Hoti (Dylan Tait 69), Robert Linn.
Subs not used: Kareem Isiaka, Daniel Fosu, Cameron Gill.
Goalscorer: Robert Linn (17 & 88).

Match Officials – Referee: Calum Scott, Assistant Referees: Douglas Ross & Elliott Husband Powton.


Date Time League Season Full Time
26 November 2022 3:00 pm Scottish Cup 2022/2023 90'


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


ClubHalf TimeFull TimeGoals


21Joe Barbour Goalkeeper
2Lewis Davidson 14 Defender
3Bryan Hay Defender 56'
5Kieran Simpson Defender
6Paul Young Midfielder
8William West Midfielder
11Scott Barbour Forward
16Greg Buchan Midfielder
17Sean Butcher 12 Forward
19Ryan Sargent Midfielder
22Ross Aitken Defender 40'
1Paul Leask Goalkeeper
Paul Campbell 19 Forward
12Connor Wood 17 Forward
14Logan Watt 2 Midfielder
9Callum Kelly Forward
18Zane Laird Forward
20Kyle Wood Midfielder

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

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