Fort dump Deveronvale to earn first three points of the season
FORT WILLIAM secured their first three points of the season with a well deserved win over Deveronvale at Claggan Park last Saturday.
The young team, who have had a tough start to the season, beat Deveronvale 2-1 at home on Saturday.
The boys started off on the front foot and took the game to the visitors right from the start.
The impressive Lewis Morrison, steered the ball in from the right before it was picked up by Danny Mackintosh, whose header left the goalie with no chance.
With the first half dominated by Fort William, the Vale took the opportunity to equalise in the 54th minute.
The local side managed to keep their cool and regained control of the game throughout the second half and with just seven minutes left on the clock Scott Chisholm fired home from the edge of the box to make the final score 2-1.
Manager Ally Ewen was pleased with the result, as it was his first win as team manager. He said: ‘This is the second time we’ve beaten Deveronvale. Last year we on 4-3. I think that we are on par as teams, so it was pleasing to get that first win of the season against them. We lost a lot of players from last year, so the Fort William team is quite a new one.
‘The boys are training really hard for the games - twice a week - and I think that they are starting to gel now.’
Fort William travel away to play Lossiemouth this weekend and then will be back at home the following Wednesday to face Buckie Thistle.
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