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’

The Oban Times - - Sport -

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

James Fraser

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