Breedon Scottish Highland Football League, Turriff United v Fraserburgh, Saturday 9th March 2019
By Mark Simpson
Butcher and Campbell do the trick as Broch thump Turriff
The Broch went into this match on the back of a four game winning streak and were unchanged for the second Saturday in a row with young Arnadas Cepulis who had made his first team debut the previous week as a substitute retaining his place on the bench.
Turriff were on the front foot first after 5 minutes when James Chalmers found Michael Ewen inside the penalty area but his shot was blocked by Bryan Hay. A minute later at the other end Scott Barbour picked the ball up on the left and drove forward before firing a shot over from a tight angle.
The visitors took the lead on 15 minutes when Lewis Davidson drove down the right wing and beat a Turriff defender before crossing for Sean Butcher to sweep the ball home. Two minutes later Paul Campbell was released down the left by Aidan Combe and his cross was met by Sean Butcher but his shot slid past the post.
It was 2-0 on 21 minutes when Scott Barbour received a pass and then laid it off Paul Campbell who found Sean Butcher inside the area and he coolly dispatched the ball past Fraser Hobday in the Turriff goal. Six minutes later and the Broch increased their lead after Sean Butcher won the ball in the middle of the Turriff half and fed it out to Aidan Combe who cut inside his marker before firing the ball into the net.
Sean Butcher then went close on the half hour but his header from a Paul Young corner was well saved by the Turriff keeper and another set piece from the Broch midfielder on 36 minutes was met by the head of Aidan Combe but it went just wide. The Broch made it 4-0 four minutes before the break with a sweeping move which saw Aidan Combe drive forward before releasing Scott Barbour on the left and his cross at the back post was met by Lewis Davidson who thundered a header into the net.
Half Time: Turriff United 0 Fraserburgh 4
Turriff looked for an early goal after the break but Edward Flinn did well to deny Michael Ewen’s header from a Keir Smith cross. The visitors then broke upfield and Sean Butcher slipped the ball through to Paul Campbell who slotted it past Fraser Hobday to make it 5-0. The Broch added to their lead on 51 minutes when Paul Campbell beat two Turriff defenders on the right and his cross found Sean Butcher who curled the ball home for his hat-trick.
Turriff came close to scoring a minute later when a corner to the back post was flicked back by Cameron Bowden to Owen Cairns but his effort was blocked by Michael Rae on the line before being cleared to safety. Paul Campbell then took over proceeding scoring two penalties in a matter of minutes, firstly after 55 minutes when Scott Barbour was tripped by Dylan Stuart and then two minutes later after the Broch striker was again felled this time by Fraser Hobday. On both occasions the spot kick expert coolly slotted home into the bottom right hand corner.
Keir Smith then went close twice for the home side on the hour but on both occasions Ryan Cowie was on hand to block them. With two minutes remaining Ryan Cowie whipped in a free kick which Fraser Hobday dropped but Nathan Stuart’s effort crashed off the post. A minute later the Turriff goalkeeper mishandled a backpass and the ball fell kindly for Nathan Stuart to ram the ball into the net and complete the scoring.
Full Time: Turriff United 0 Fraserburgh 9
Turriff United: Fraser Hobday, James Chalmers, Luke Kinsella, Dylan Stuart, Cameron Bowden, Liam Strachan, Drew Copeland, Keir Smith, Michael Ewen, Owen Cairns, Rory Brown (Matthew Tewnion 58).
Subs not used: Angus Grant, Leighton Duncan, Calum Reid, Euan Morrison.
Fraserburgh: Edward Flinn, Lewis Davidson, Bryan Hay, Ryan Cowie, Kieran Simpson, Michael Rae, Aidan Combe (Arnadas Cepulis 81), Paul Young, Paul Campbell (Nathan Stuart 76), Sean Butcher (Greg Buchan 59), Scott Barbour. Subs not used: Ryan Sargent, Paul Leask.
Goalscorers: Sean Butcher (15, 21 & 51), Aidan Combe (27), Lewis Davidson (41), Paul Campbell (48, 55 penalty & 57 penalty), Nathan Stuart (89).
Match Officials: Referee: Paul Cummings, Assistant Referees: Chris Phillips & Kevin Anderson.