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Forres Mechanics
L Davidson (27'), G Harris (38', 75' Pen), A Combe (71'), P Campbell (78', 82' Pen)
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Sat 27 Jan 15:00 - Highland League - Division 1 Attendance 350

Press & Journal Scottish Highland Football League, Fraserburgh v Forres Mechanics, Saturday 27th January 2018, Bellslea Park

Broch's six appeal down Mechanics

The Broch came from behind to record a comfortable victory over Forres Mechanics at Bellslea Park. Lee Fraser gave the visitors the lead midway through the first half but a deflected Lewis Davidson effort levelled the score and Gary Harris’ bundled home just before half time to give the hosts the lead. Four goals in the space of 11 minutes from Aidan Combe, Gary Harris (pen) and a brace from Paul Campbell one of which was another penalty cemented the Broch’s second place spot in the League table.

Mark Cowie made two changes to the side which had drawn with Locos two weeks earlier. Cameron Buchan and Ryan Christie replaced the rested Dean Cowie and Jamie Beagrie who missed the game due to work commitments.

Forres were first to threaten on 4 minutes when Lee Fraser received the ball 20 yards out and fired in a shot which Peter Tait did well to turn round the post. At the other end Willliam West crossed into the Forres area but Cameron Buchan’s header was well saved by Stuart Knight.

Fraserburgh v Forres Mechanics 270118 (by Barry Walker)
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Both sides then had a goal chalked off with Gary Harris flagged for offside having put the ball into the Forres net and at the other end the visitors had an effort ruled out for a push.

Forres took the lead on 19 minutes when the Broch failed to clear a corner properly and Robert Duncanson’s effort was deflected into the path of Lee Fraser who slotted home from 12 yards.

The home side levelled after 27 minutes when Gary Harris and Cameron Buchan combined on the left and when the ball was only half cleared to Lewis Davidson he fired home from 20 yards via a deflection.

On 31 minutes a short corner by Robert Duncanson to Andrew Macrae saw the winger try to force his way through the Broch defence but his effort was blocked and Stuart Soane saw his effort from the rebound cleared to safety.

On 36 minutes Paul Young released Paul Campbell through the middle and the striker outpaced the Forres defence before firing his effort just over the crossbar.

Two minutes later the Broch took the lead when William West flicked the ball on and Cameron Buchan drilled in a cross from the left which Gary Harris bundled home off his knee at the near post.

Half Time: Fraserburgh 2 Forres Mechanics 1

Forres forced a chance on 55 minutes when a corner by Robert Duncan son was met by Graham Fraser and Peter Tait tipped it over. At the other end Ryan Cowie’s long free kick dropped for Paul Campbell inside the box but he couldn’t make proper contact as he tried to hook the ball home.

A good move involving Lewis Davidson, Paul Young and Gary Harris on the right was thwarted when Graham Fraser cleared the latter’s dangerous cross for a corner.

On 71 minutes the Broch made it 3-1 when Ryan Cowie’s throw in was flicked into the path of Aidan Combe by William West and the young winger drilled the ball home from 12 yards. The stand side assistant did have his flag up for offside but was overruled by referee Chris Phillips.
Four minutes later the Broch made it 4-1 from the penalty spot after Aidan Combe had been bundled over by Andrew Macrae and Gary Harris made no mistake from the spot.

It was 5-1 after 78 minutes when Paul Young released Paul Campbell down the left and he raced into the Forres penalty area cut inside before firing the ball past Stuart Knight into the net.

Four minutes later and Paul Campbell was at it again. This time he raced clear and tried to round Stuart Knight before being hauled down by the Forres keeper who received a yellow card for his trouble. The Broch striker dusted himself down to slot home the penalty.

With two minutes remaining Lewis Davidson had another effort well saved by the Forres custodian after Michael Rae had slipped the ball into the Broch full back.

Full Time: Fraserburgh 6 Forres Mechanics 1

Fraserburgh: Peter Tait, Lewis Davidson, Bryan Hay, Ryan Cowie, Ryan Christie (c), Cameron Buchan (Aidan Combe 68), Michael Rae, William West (Marc Dickson 75), Gary Harris (Graham Johnston 75), Paul Young, Paul Campbell.
Unused subs: Andrew Hannar, Greg Buchan, Stuart Taylor, Edward Flinn.
Goalscorers: (Lewis Davidson 17, Gary Harris 38 & 75 (pen), Aidan Combe 71, Paul Campbell 78 & 82 (pen))

Forres Mechanics: Stuart Knight, Graham Fraser, Martin Groat, Jordan Milne (Scott Moore 64), Lee Fraser, Allan Pollock (Allan MacPhee 68), Craig McGovern, Allan Macrae, Robert Duncanson (Ryan Stuart 75), Callum Howarth, Stuart Soane.
Unused Subs: Graeme Grant, Ross MacPherson, Ruari Fraser, Jamie Brown.
Goalscorer: (Lee Fraser 19)

Referee: Chris Phillips, Assistant Referees: Brian Fowlie & Bob Inkster

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Key moments

Goal Lewis Davidson scores for Fraserburgh
Goal Gary Harris scores for Fraserburgh
Goal Aidan Combe scores for Fraserburgh
Scored Penalty Gary Harris scores a penalty for Fraserburgh
Goal Paul Campbell scores for Fraserburgh
Scored Penalty Paul Campbell scores a penalty for Fraserburgh

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89:00 Yellow Card
Michael Rae is yellow carded for Fraserburgh
82:00 Scored Penalty 6 - 0
Paul Campbell scores a penalty for Fraserburgh
78:00 Goal 5 - 0
Paul Campbell scores for Fraserburgh
76:00 Sub Off
Gary Harris is substituted off for Fraserburgh
76:00 Sub Off
William West is substituted off for Fraserburgh
76:00 Sub On
Marc Dickson is substituted on for Fraserburgh
76:00 Sub On
Graham Johnston is substituted on for Fraserburgh
75:00 Scored Penalty 4 - 0
Gary Harris scores a penalty for Fraserburgh
71:00 Goal 3 - 0
Aidan Combe scores for Fraserburgh
68:00 Sub Off
Cameron Buchan is substituted off for Fraserburgh
68:00 Sub On
Aidan Combe is substituted on for Fraserburgh
61:00 Yellow Card
Lewis Davidson is yellow carded for Fraserburgh
End of period 1
38:00 Goal 2 - 0
Gary Harris scores for Fraserburgh
27:00 Goal 1 - 0
Lewis Davidson scores for Fraserburgh
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As it happened

  • Fraserburgh
  • Forres Mechanics
  • 0
  • Lewis Davidson Goal 27:00'
  • Gary Harris Goal 38:00'
  • Lewis Davidson Yellow Card 61:00'
  • Cameron Buchan Sub Off 68:00'
  • Aidan Combe Sub On 68:00'
  • Aidan Combe Goal 71:00'
  • Gary Harris Scored Penalty 75:00'
  • William West Sub Off 76:00'
  • Gary Harris Sub Off 76:00'
  • Marc Dickson Sub On 76:00'
  • Graham Johnston Sub On 76:00'
  • Paul Campbell Goal 78:00'
  • Paul Campbell Scored Penalty 82:00'
  • Michael Rae Yellow Card 89:00'

Team selection

Tait, Peter Tait, Peter
Davidson, Lewis Davidson, Lewis
Cowie, Ryan Cowie, Ryan
Hay, Bryan Hay, Bryan
Christie, Ryan Christie, Ryan
Young, Paul Young, Paul
Rae, Michael Rae, Michael
West, William West, William
Buchan, Cameron Buchan, Cameron
Campbell, Paul Campbell, Paul
Harris, Gary Harris, Gary

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Cove Rangers 34 90
2. Formartine United 34 79
3. Inverurie Loco Works 34 78
4. Fraserburgh 34 73
5. Forres Mechanics 34 73
6. Brora Rangers 34 63
7. Buckie Thistle 34 51

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