John hero of the hour

The Oban Times - - Sport -

Fort Wil­liam 3- 5 Brora Rangers FORT Wil­liam’s John Mcleod was the hero of the hour when he scored a hat-trick against High­land league cham­pi­ons, Brora Rangers on Satur­day.

In a dis­ap­point­ing first half, the Clag­gan men were 3- 0 down at half-time, but stepped on to the pitch like a new team in the sec­ond half.

Five min­utes into the game, Mcleod opened the scor­ing for the Fort with a header and, two min­utes later, sent the ball into the back of the net for a sec­ond time with a strike from 25 yards.

But the joy was short­lived for Ally Ewen and his men as a quick fire dou­ble from Brora’s Paul Brindle and Grant Munro made it 5-2.

With just min­utes left, Mcleod com­pleted his hat-trick when he picked up the ball from in­side the Brora half, drove for­ward and hit the ball past keeper, Joe Malin, from 20 yards.

The Fort were in with a chance of a fourth goal in stop­page time, but Malin saved the penalty that could have seen Mcleod score again.

This week­end Fort Wil­liam travel to take on Pre­ston Ath­letic in the first round of the Scot­tish Cup.

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