Fort William hit for six at Forres
A PRE- GAME injury put paid to Fort William’s hopes of their first victory of the season when they took on Forres away at the weekend.
Claggan goalkeeper, Dougie MacLennan, was inured in the pre-match training and although manager, Ally Ewen, said replacement Robin Harvey played ‘ very well’, they were steamrollered at Mosset park on Saturday.
Ewen’s men played fairly well in the first half and were 2- 0 down by the half-time whistle, but the new manager said his team were ‘atrocious’ during the final 45 minutes.
He said: ‘We had three or four chances in the first half, if we had taken them we would have gone into the first half on an even keel, but we missed our chances. Then in the second half we were just atrocious, there are no excuses for that performance.’
It is a disappointing start for the Fort after celebrating their best league finish in 25 years last season, when Ewen was assistant manager.
He hopes this is a false start and the Claggan men will improve with time: ‘ We’re missing a few men, just with it being this time of year people are on holiday and have work commitments. Last year it took until October for us to start performing well and that was a great season for us.’
These missing men could prove problematic for this weekend’s home game against Inverurie Locos as Ewen expects to be nine men down on Saturday: ‘ This is going to be a big test for us, especially with so many missing. On the plus side I’ll have Ritchie Munro, Lewis Campbell and Tony Miller back who were all missing on Saturday.’