Morrison Motors Turriff Aberdeenshire Shield Quarter Final, Fraserburgh v Aberdeen University, Wednesday 16th November 2022
After a fairly uneventful start to the game Paul Campbell and Callum Kelly combined on 19 minutes to set up a chance which the former flashed wide of goal. A minute later Zane Laird found Kelly with a clever pass but the young Broch striker saw his curling shot go past the far post.
Aberdeen Uni survived a scare on 25 minutes when a scramble inside their area ensued after Jamie Beagrie’s header had been blocked, William West and Campbell both saw their efforts thwarted by a dogged visitor’s defence.
Ryan Sargent then sliced a shot wide from Laird’s cross on 32 minutes before the winger finally broke the deadlock on 45 minutes when he collected a Greg Buchan pass on the left of the penalty area and fired a shot past Ben Barbour into the far corner. Sargent almost turned provider just before the half time whistle when Campbell got on the end of the cross but Barbour made the save with his face.
Half Time: Fraserburgh 1 Aberdeen University 0
Two minutes after the break Laird tried his luck from distance and substitute keeper Frederik Bjerregaard was happy to see the Broch striker’s long range effort fly just over the crossbar. Uni’s first chance came on 50 minutes when Oscar Forbes shot went just wide of Paul Leask’s near post.
Two minutes later Logan Watt double the home side’s lead when he clipped the ball home after Campbell had picked him out with a pinpoint pass. Scott Barbour was introduced into the fray on the hour and took less than a minute to make his mark turning home the ball after Bjerregaard had gifted him the ball.
The Broch’s leading scorer scored a second on 82 minutes firing home a rebound after Campbell had seen his shot saved by Bjerregaard. West went close two minutes later picking the ball up in midfield before striding forward and smashing a 25 yarder off the crossbar.
Full Time: Fraserburgh 4 Aberdeen University 0
Fraserburgh: Paul Leask, Lewis Davidson, Jamie Beagrie, William West, Paul Campbell, Greg Buchan (Paul Young 60), Logan Watt, Ryan Sargent (Sean Butcher 74), Callum Kelly (Scott Barbour 60), Zane Laird, Kyle Wood.
Sub not used: Bryan Hay, Kieran Simpson, Ross Aitken, Joe Barbour.
Goalscorers: Ryan Sargent (45), Logan Watt (52), Scott Barbour (61 & 82).
Aberdeen University: Ben Barbour (Frederik Bjerregaard 46), Glen McKay, Dylan Forsyth, Struan Lumsden, Rhuiri Garvey, Andrew Kettles, Joe Jeffers (Oscar Forbes 60), Stuart Smith, Jonathan Onwa, Jonathan Cain, Daniel Kenny (Alexander Walton 77).
Sub not used: Nduoma Chilaka.
Match Officials – Referee: Joel Kennedy, Assistant Referees: Caryl Potten & Martin Bell.
Morrison Motors Turriff Aberdeenshire Shield 1st Round, Fraserburgh v Banks O’ Dee, Tuesday 11th October 2022
Banks O’ Dee took the lead after 9 minutes when Neil Gauld got on the end of a flick and forced the ball home. The Broch responded on 22 minutes after Paul Campbell and Ross Aitken combined on the right wing with the latter crossing for the home striker to sweep the ball home from 10 yards. Gauld tried his luck again five minutes later but was thwarted by Joe Barbour in the Fraserburgh goal. At the other end Butcher and Paul Young worked well together to create a chance for Campbell who saw his shot blocked.
Mark Gilmour then set up Gauld on 35 minutes, however the Dee striker screwed his shot wide. Two minutes later Campbell raced away from Jason Selbie and as the young full back tried to recover he could only clip the Broch striker from behind. Campbell got up and calmly stroked home the resultant spot-kick. Two minutes before the break it was the visitors’ chance to level from the spot after referee Scott Donohoe adjudged Ryan Sargent had impeded Lachie Macleod. Gauld stepped up and dispatched the penalty past Barbour.
Half Time: Fraserburgh 2 Banks O’ Dee 2
Five minutes into the second half a driving run by Greg Buchan almost ended with the Broch retaking the lead but Selbie redeemed himself by clearing the ball away from goal. Just after the hour Gauld completed his hat-trick when he stabbed the ball home from close range to put Dee ahead.
The Broch brought on reinforcements in the shape of Connor Wood and Scott Barbour and it was the latter who rifled a Campbell lay-off towards goal only to see his effort deflected wide. Barbour would not be denied long however as a Buchan free kick on 80 minutes was headed down by Kieran Simpson and the Broch’s top scorer rammed the ball home from close range.
Barbour almost turned provider two minutes later by Simpson’s header was deflected wide. The home side were pushing for the winner and Sargent’s cross was met by an acrobatic attempt by Barbour which flew wide. Wood latched onto a Barbour lay-off with four minutes remaining but his shot was blocked away for a corner.
Full Time: Fraserburgh 3 Banks O’ Dee 3
Both sides traded their first two penalties with Jack Henderson and Lachie Macleod scoring for Dee and Kieran Simpson and Paul Campbell replying for the home side. Hamish Macleod saw his penalty stopped by Joe Barbour before Scott Barbour netted at the second time of asking after Ross Salmon was adjudged to have stepped off his line too early when saving the Broch striker’s first penalty. Matthew Wallace and Marc Young netted for Dee and with Ryan Sargent having scored for the Broch it was left to Bryan Hay to thunder the winning penalty high into the net to send Fraserburgh through to a home quarter final against Aberdeen University.
Penalty Shootout: Fraserburgh 5 Banks O’ Dee 4
Fraserburgh: Joe Barbour, Ross Aitken, Bryan Hay, Kieran Simpson, Paul Young, Greg Buchan, Logan Watt (Connor Wood 72), Ryan Sargent, Paul Campbell, Sean Butcher (Scott Barbour 64), Jamie Beagrie.
Sub not used: Zane Laird, Sam Inglis.
Goalscorers: Sean Butcher (22), Paul Campbell (37, pen), (Scott Barbour (80).
Banks O’ Dee: Ross Salmon, Alasdair Stark, Jason Selbie, Marc Young, Neale Allan, Kane Winton (Kacper Lewecki 46), Mark Gilmour (Hamish Macleod 64), Matthew Wallace, Neil Gauld (Jack Henderson 64), Lachie Macleod, Lewis Crosbie.
Sub not used: Robert Armstrong, Paul Lawson, Andrew Shearer.
Goalscorer: Neil Gauld (9, 43, pen & 62).
Match Officials – Referee: Scott Donohoe, Assistant Referees: Kevin Murray & Dave McLaren.
Connor signed from North Region juniors Aberdeen East End in August and has very quickly established himself in the first team squad. He scored in the penalty shoot-out against Inverurie Locos on his debut then followed that up with goals in his first start against Strathspey Thistle and the Scottish Cup match at Civil Service Strollers. Has been operating wide on the left has good space and crossing ability.
Debut v Inverurie Loco Works 17/08/2022, Sponsored by Fraserburgh FC Supporters Club
Jordan featured as a trialist during our 3 pre-season friendlies and impressed sufficiently to earn a full contract. He is a box to box player with a good range of passing and good physical attributes. He will be looking to compete for a place in the midfield engine room in the coming season. Has featured in all the Broch’s matches so far this season.
Debut v Kilmarnock 09/07/2022,
Ross signed from Deveronvale in December 2021 and has proven to be a useful addition to the title winning squad. Primarily used as a right back he has good defensive abilities and pace which allows him to get up and down the right flank and create dangerous situations for opposition defenders.
Debut v Brechin City 03/01/2022, Sponsored by Alfie & Jack Gray