Fort Wil­liam hit for six at For­res

The Oban Times - - Sport -

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.’

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