Disappointment for Fort William as they lose to Buckie and Keith
‘ We seem to be making plenty of chances but we’re not taking them’
IT WAS a double disappointment for Fort William football club when they lost both games last week.
Last Wednesday (September 9) the team welcomed Buckie Thistle to Claggan park, but went down 3-1.
Lewis MacKinnon opened the scoring for Buckie in the 18th minute before Fort vice- captain, Darren Quigg, equalised shortly before the half-time whistle.
In the second half, Kevin Fraser pushed the visitors in front once more; then in the 72nd minute, a Farquhar MacRae own goal ensured there was no coming back for the home side.
Fort manager, Ally Ewen, said: ‘We seemed to be causing more problems for ourselves than we gave away. We competed well but we were making silly mistakes that cost us the game. I felt we should have come away with something, even a draw would have been better, but we weren’t up to standard.’
On Saturday, the Fort travelled to Kynoch Park, but left empty-handed after a 1- 0 defeat despite Ewen saying his men dominated ‘large chunks’ of the game.
He added: ‘We seem to be making plenty of chances but we’re not taking them, so these are areas we need to improve, mainly in passing and decision-making.’
The Fort are back at home this Saturday when they host Brora Rangers in what will be a difficult game.
Ewen said: ‘I’m not feeling optimistic. It’s easy to be nervous when you see them score 11 goals against Rothes. We’re a much better team than Rothes, but Brora have been coming away with impressive scores against strong teams too. We need to focus on keeping the score down and taking our opportunities when they come.’
Scott Chisholm and Andreas Broomfield will be missing from the squad due to work commitments, but DJ MacPhee is set to return after missing the game against Keith.
Fort’s Farquhar MacRae (left) and David Moffat snuff out Buckie’s